The Territorial Force Mounted Brigades

When the new Territorial Force came into existence in April 1908 it included fourteen Mounted Brigades. Each included a thee regiments of Yeomanry; a battery and ammunition column of the Royal Horse Artillery; a Transport and Supply Column which was a mounted unit of the Army Service Corps; a Field Ambulance of the Royal Army Medical Corps; and a Signal Troop of the Royal Engineers.

Fr “The Sphere” 19 August 1911: “Yeomanry sports near Marlborough – the brigade hurdle race”

Highland Mounted Brigade
HQ at Academy Street in Inverness
Fire & Forfar Yeomanry; 1st Lovat’s Scouts; 2nd Lovat’s Scouts
Inverness-shire RHA

Lowland Mounted Brigade
HQ at 10 Dublin Street in Edinburgh
Ayrshire Yeomanry; Lanarkshire Yeomanry; Lothians & Border Horse Yeomanry
Attached for training: Royal Glasgow Yeomanry
Ayrshire RHA

Yorkshire Mounted Brigade
HQ at 9 St Leonard’s in York
Yorkshire Hussars Yeomanry; Yorkshire Dragoons Yeomanry; East Riding Yeomanry
Attached for training: Northumberland Hussars Yeomanry
West Riding RHA

Welsh Border Mounted Brigade
HQ at High Street, Shrewsbury
Shropshire Yeomanry; Cheshire Yeomanry; Denbighshire Yeomanry
Attached for training: Duke Of Lancaster’s Yeomanry; Westmorland & Cumberland Yeomanry; Lancashire Hussars Yeomanry
Shropshire RHA
Joined 1st Mounted Division September 1914

Notts & Derby Mounted Brigade
HQ at Derby Road, Nottingham
Nottinghamshire Yeomanry; South Notts Hussars Yeomanry; Derbyshire Yeomanry
Nottinghamshire RHA
Joined 1st Mounted Division August 1914

North Midland Mounted Brigade
HQ based at 7, Magazine Square in Leicester
Leicestershire Yeomanry; Lincolnshire Yeomanry; Staffordshire Yeomanry
Leicestershire RHA
Joined 1st Mounted Division September 1914

1st South Midland Mounted Brigade
HQ at St. John’s in Warwick
Gloucestershire Yeomanry; Warwickshire Yeomanry; Worcestershire Yeomanry
Warwickshire RHA
Joined 1st Mounted Division August 1914

2nd South Midland Mounted Brigade
HQ at 12 Lonsdale Road in Oxford
Berkshire Yeomanry; Buckinghamshire Yeomanry; Queen’s Own Oxfordshire Hussars Yeomanry
Berkshire RHA
Joined 1st Mounted Division August 1914

South Wales Mounted Brigade
HQ at the Barracks in Carmarthen
Glamorganshire Yeomanry; Montgomeryshire Yeomanry; Pembroke Yeomanry (Castlemartin)
Glamorganshire RHA
Joined 1st Mounted Division September 1914

Eastern Mounted Brigade
HQ at 8 Head Street in Colchester
Essex Yeomanry;; Norfolk Yeomanry; Suffolk Yeomanry
Attached for training: Bedfordshire ; Hertfordshire Yeomanry; Northamptonshire Yeomanry
Essex RHA
Joined 1st Mounted Division August 1914

London Mounted Brigade
HQ at Duke of York’s Headquarters in Chelsea
City of London Yeomanry; 1st County of London Yeomanry;; 3rd County of London Yeomanry
Attached for training: 2nd County of London Yeomanry
A Battery of Honourable Artillery Company (with B Battery attached for training)

South Eastern Mounted Brigade
HQ at 43 Russell Square in London
East Kent Yeomanry; Sussex Yeomanry; West Kent Yeomanry;
Attached for training: Surrey Yeomanry
B Battery of Honourable Artillery Company

1st South Western Mounted Brigade
HQ at 28A Butcher Row in Salisbury
Royal Wiltshire Hussars Yeomanry; North Somerset Yeomanry; Hampshire Yeomanry
Attached for training: Dorset Yeomanry
Hampshire RHA

2nd South Western Mounted Brigade
HQ on Goldsmith Street in Exeter
Royal North Devon Yeomanry; Royal 1st Devonshire Yeomanry; West Somerset Yeomanry
Somerset RHA

When these formations eventually created a “second line” unit to act as a reserve, the two were named, for example, as the 1/1st and 2/1st South Western Mounted Brigade.

Links

Territorial Force

The Yeomanry Regiments

The Royal Horse Artillery

TF Mounted Brigade Transport and Supply Columns

TF Mounted Brigade Field Ambulances

1st Mounted Division

The Dismounted Brigades of Yeomanry