1st Cavalry Division

Cavalry Field Ambulance left for 2nd Cavalry Division 13 September 1914 3rd Cavalry Field Ambulance 4th Cavalry Field Ambulance left for 2nd Cavalry Division 16 October 1914 No 9 Sanitary…

2nd Cavalry Division

The history of the 2nd Cavalry Division On 6 September 1914, the 3rd Cavalry Brigade (then under 1st Cavalry Division) and 5th Cavalry Brigade (an independent command) were placed under…

The Reserve Regiments of Cavalry

…intention was for the reserve to supply drafts to the affiliated regiments. In June 1915 the 3rd Line regiments of the Yeomanry (the training units of the cavalry of the

Cavalry Regiments

Household Cavalry These were elite regular army regiments that had a traditional role of being the mounted guards of the Monarch. The Household Cavalry Composite Regiment 1st and 2nd Life…

The Household Battalion

…names of all those of the Household Cavalry, Household Battalion and Brigade of Guards who fell in the Great War are recorded in three books, which are placed close to…

Gazetteer of the Western Front: Bois-Grenier

…in front of Bois-Grenier. By this time, the British position consisted of a front line and a support line further back and very close to the village. Several long communication…

How to find a soldier’s service record

…first. Collection WO400. This is a collection of army service records to men who served with the regiments of the Household Cavalry. They are in the hands of the National…

The 1st and 2nd Life Guards

…Q66196. Soon after the declaration of war, one of the squadrons was detached to help form the Household Cavalry Composite Regiment, which moved to France with 4th Cavalry Brigade of…

British Army rates of pay 1914

Household Cavalry Cavalry of the Line Corporal-Major or Sergeant-Major 5s 10d 5s 4d Quartermaster Corporal-Major or Quartermaster-Sergeant 4s 6d 4s 4d Squadron Corporal-Major or Squadron Sergeant-Major 4s 6d 4s 4d…