25 June 2014

Yorkshire Hussars (Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own) 1908-1914

This post will look at numbering in the Yorkshire Hussars (Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own) between 1908 and 1914.

Numbering in the regiment from April 1908 was a continuation of the numbering which had been in place in the regiment's previous incarnation as Imperial Yeomanry. For example, 515 John Palliser joined the regiment on 17th April 1908. However this was the number he had been given when he had originally attested with the Imperial Yeomanry two years earlier on the 1st April 1906.

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

A Squadron: Leeds
B Squadron: York
C Squadron: Knaresborough
D Squadron: Middlesbrough

The regiment formed part of the Yorkshire Mounted Brigade which was administered from York.

1732 joined on 30th January 1909
1845 joined on 1st April 1910
1914 joined on 1st March 1911
2020 joined on 1st March 1912
2090 joined on 1st February 1913
2281 joined on 11th April 1914
2292 joined on 7th August 1914
2306 joined on 1st September 1914
2739 joined on 12th October 1914
2797 joined on 16th November 1914
2827 joined on 1st December 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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