24 June 2014

1st Scottish Horse 1908-1914

I have gaps in my database for this regiment which I'll fill as and when more information comes to light.

The Scottish Horse were raised for the Boer War and fought as one regiment during that conflict. It was comprised of volunteers from Australia, Scotland and South Africa. By 1908 it had expanded into two regiments: The 1st Scottish Horse and the 2nd Scottish Horse, with the 1st Scottish Horse designated as the county regiment for Perthshire and disposed as follows:

Headquarters: Dunkeld
A Squadron: Blair Atholl
B Squadron: Dunkeld
C Squadron: Coupar Angus
D Squadron: Dunblane

The regiment did not start numbering from 1 in 1908 but continued with the numbering series which had been used by the Imperial Yeomanry.

1664 joined on 25th May 1908
3623 joined on 11th February 1911
3463 joined on 20th February 1912
3295 joined on 20th December 1913
3300 joined on 24th January 1914
3531 joined on 7th 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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