Lanarkshire (Queen’s Own Royal Glasgow and Lower Ward of Lanarkshire) Yeomanry

Please note that this is a different regiment to the Lanarkshire Yeomanry

Bases

Regimental headquarters and all Squadrons at Yorkhill Parade, Glasgow.

1/1st

August 1914 : under command of the Lowland Mounted Brigade.
Moved on mobilisation to coast defences at Cupar.
– RHQ and C Squadron moved to Egypt, landing 22 June 1915. In October 1915, joined 52nd (Lowland) Division at Gallipoli, as dismounted troops. In May 1916 RHQ left the Division and moved to France, joining V Corps Cavalry Regiment. C Squadron left the Division 21 August 1917, joining XXI Corps Cavalry Regiment and later Lines of Communication Troops in Palestine.
– A Squadron joined 11th (Northern) Division on 2 June 1915, moving to 24th Division a few days later. Left to join V Corps Cavalry Regiment on 21 May 1916.
– B Squadron joined 9th (Scottish) Division in France on 13 May 1915. Left to join V Corps Cavalry Regiment on 10 May 1916.
The Squadrons of the V Corps Cavalry Regiment were sent for infantry training at No 21 Infantry Base Depot at Etaples in August 1917. The Glasgow Yeomanry component (approx half a battalion) joined the 18th Bn, Highland Light Infantry on 23 September 1917.

2/1st

Formed in September 1914 as a Second-Line unit. In March 1916, RHQ, A and B Squadrons joined 65th Division; in February 1918 they were absorbed into the 1st Reserve Cavalry Regiment, at the time in Ireland. C Squadron joined 64th Division, and was disbanded in 1917

3/1st

Formed as a Third-Line training unit in 1915.
Remained in United Kingdom until until absorbed by 4th Reserve Cavalry Regiment in early 1917.

Links

Other regiments of Yeomanry

52nd (Lowland) Division

11th (Northern) Division

24th Division

9th (Scottish) Division

 

Highland Light Infantry

Reserve Regiments of Cavalry