25 June 2014

Montgomeryshire Yeomanry 1908-1914

This post will look at numbering in the Montgomeryshire Yeomanry between 1908 and 1914.

The regiment saw no need to begin a new regimental number series when it became the Montgomeryshire Yeomanry in 1908 and instead continued with the number series that had been in uses when it was the Montgomeryshire Imperial Yeomanry.

By 1914 the regiment was headquartered at Welshpool with its four squadrons disposed as follows:

A Squadron: Llanfyllin
B Squadron: Welshpool
C Squadron: Newtown
D Squadron: Llandindrod Wells

The regiment formed part of the 1st South Wales Mounted Brigade which was administered from Pembroke.

1140 joined on 27th May 1908
1639 joined on 26th April 1909
1700 joined on 9th March 1910
1798 joined on 23rd May 1911
1843 joined on 13th February 1912
1911 joined on 20th February 1913
2059 joined on 21st March1914
2276 joined on 25th August 1914
2360 joined on 7th September 1914
2708 joined on 12th October 1914

Two reserve units, the 2/1st and 3/1st, were formed during the First World War and both drew their numbers from the same series above.

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5 comments:

Jonathan said...

I've come across a grandfather's cousin W. T. Edwards Llanyblodwel 2833 Mont Yeo, later trans to 25th RWF. Any info or pointers appreciated.

Paul Nixon said...

He was a corporal, later 355346 with the 25th RWF. A single page survives for this man which shows he was admitted to the 20th General Hospital at Camiers on 28th August 1918 suffering from Trench Fever.

He would probably warrant further research although no other service record papers appears to survive.

Paul

Anonymous said...

Though I meant 2883 rather than 2833 you've got the correct one probably A Sqn Llanfyllin. Thanks

Anonymous said...

How do I find out if my Great uncles where in the Montgomeryshire Yeomanry I only have one pic of each of them in uniform and believe they where both around Knighton at the 1911 census?
There names are
Charles Albert Tomkins b about 1890
Richard Francis (Frank) Tomkins b about 1895
Thanks linda

Paul Nixon said...

Have you checked the medal index cards for the Frist World War, or the service/pension records for that matter?