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corps of hussars WW1

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sandra Report 29 Jan 2019 19:52

Details of a Pte. in the Corps of Hussars also include the words "Sub unit, corps of hussars, 1/1C of L.Y."
Does anyone know what these abbreviations mean, please?


ArgyllGran Report 29 Jan 2019 21:11

1/1st City of London Yeomanry (or County of London Yeomanry, depending on date)

City of London Yeomanry (Rough Riders)
Boer War
South Africa 1900-02
The Great War
Numbered as:
1st / 1st City of London Yeomanry (Rough Riders)
Amalgamated as:
1st / 1st County of London Yeomanry (Middlesex, Duke of Cambridge's Hussars)

Info here:


mgnv Report 4 Feb 2019 23:02

City of London Yeomanry (Rough Riders)

The regiment was formed on the creation of the Territorial Force in April 1908 and placed under orders of the London Mounted Brigade. It was based at 39 Finsbury Square. Its Volunteer Force predecessor had been formed in 1901 for service in the the Boer War and had originally been titled the 20th Imperial Yeomanry.

1/1st City of London Yeomanry
August 1914 : moved with the brigade to Hounslow and then to join 2nd Mounted Division at Streatley.
November 1914 : moved with brigade to North Walsham.
April 1915 : moved to Egypt.
August 191 5: dismounted and moved to Gallipoli.
December 1915 : returned to Egypt and remounted.
January 1916 : Division broken up; brigade moved to Suez Canal Defences and renamed 8th Mounted Brigade.
November 1916 : moved to Salonika.
June 1917 : returned to Egypt; brigade under orders of Yeomanry Mounted Division (21 July).
7 April 1918 : left brigade and formed ā€˜Eā€™ Battalion Machine Gun Corps with 1/3rd County of London Yeomanry.
1 June 1918: landed at Marseilles for service in France. Moved initially to Etaples.
17 August 1918: renamed 103rd Battalion MGC.

ā€œEā€ MG Battalion Formed from the amalgamation of the 1/1st City of London Yeomanry and the 1/3rd County of London Yeomanry, in Egypt on 7 April 1918. Moved to Western Front by early June 1918. Redesignated 103rd Bn MGC on 19 August 1918, attached as First Army troops.