25 June 2014

Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry (Prince of Wales's Own Royal Regiment) 1908-1914

This post will look at numbering in the Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry (Prince of Wales's Own) between 1908 and 1914.

The regiment started numbering from in April 1908 albeit most of the men who joined that year were already serving yeomen with the Wiltshire Imperial Yeomanry.

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

A Squadron: Warminster
B Squadron: Chirton
C Squadron: Chippenham
D Squadron: Swindon

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

16 joined on 6th April 1908
283 joined on 27th March 1909
378 joined on 23rd May 1910
458 joined on 11th April 1911
584 joined on 9th March 1912
647 joined on 21st January 1913
784 joined on 25th February 1914
871 joined on 8th August 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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