The Cavalry Depots

The locations of the Cavalry depots

Cavalry Depot number
Location
1
Waterford
2
Dublin
3 (Northern Cavalry Depot)
Scarborough
4
Newport (Monmouthshire)
5 (Southern Cavalry Depot)
Bristol
6 (Scottish Cavalry Depot)
Dunbar

Army Order 26 of 1916 specified that cavalry regiments would send any man who was due for discharge on termination of his regular engagement to the depots as follows:

  • 1st Cavalry Depot: all regiments of Lancers
  • 2nd Cavalry Depot: 4th, 8th, 11th and 13th Hussars
  • 3rd Cavalry Depot: 10th, 14th, 18th and 20th Hussars
  • 4th Cavalry Depot: 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 6th and 7th Dragoon Guards and 6th Dragoons
  • 5th Cavalry Depot: 3rd, 7th, 15th and 19th Hussars
  • 6th Cavalry Depot: 1st and 5th Dragoon Guards and 1st and 2nd Dragoons

Regiments of Household Cavalry and the Special Reserve regiments of cavalry would send such men to their own reserve units.