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Dorsetshire Yeomanry

Territorial Force:

  • 1/1st Battalion, Dorset Yeomanry
  • 2/1st Battalion, Dorset Yeomanry
  • 3/1st Battalion, Dorset Yeomanry

       The Dorsetshire Yeomanry (Queen's own) were a Territorial unit, part of the 1st South Western Mounted Brigade. they had their HQ in Sherborne. A Squadron were from Dorchester, Bridport, Weymouth, Maiden Newton and Charmouth, B squadron from Sherborne, Yeoville and Pulham, C Squadron from Blandford, Wimborne, Wareham and Handley, D Squadron from Gillingham, Shadtesbury, Stalbridge and Sturminster Newton.

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    Those known to have served with

    Dorsetshire Yeomanry

    during the Great War 1914-1918.

    • Martin Lancelot Lucien. Pte. (d.21 Aug 1915)
    • Routledge Tomas Kirkbride. 1st/1st Btn. C Squadron (d.9th June 1918)

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    Tomas Kirkbride Routledge 1st/1st Btn. C Squadron Dorset Yeomanry (d.9th June 1918)

    Thomas Routledge was a trumpeter with the Dorset Yeomanry.

    Sandra Tyson


    Pte. Lancelot Lucien Martin Dorset Yeomanry (d.21 Aug 1915)

    Lancelot Lucien Martin, my Great Uncle, was born in 1893 in Tarrant Keyneston Dorset, son of Montague Francis and Carrie Martin, nee Voss, of Manor Farm, Handley, Salisbury. Lancelot was killed in action on 21 August 1915, aged about 22, in Turkey. He is remembered on the Helles Memorial panels 17 & 18. Private 957 Dorset Yeomanry (Queen's Own)

    Joy Reynolds

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    Hell in the Holy Land: World War 1 in the Middle East

    David R. Woodward

    In the modern popular imagination, the British Army's campaign in the Middle East during World War I is considered somehow less brutal than the fighting on European battlefields. A romantic view of this conflict has been further encouraged by such films as Lawrence of Arabia and The Light Horsemen. In Hell in the Holy Land, David R. Woodward uses graphic eyewitness accounts from the diaries, letters, and memoirs of British soldiers who fought in that war to describe in rigorous detail the genuine experience of the fighting and dying in Egypt and Palestine. The massive flow of troops and equipment to Egypt eventually made that country host to the largest British military base outside of Britain and France. Though many soldiers found the atmosphere in Cairo exotic, the desert countryside made the fundamentals of fighting and troop maintenance extremely difficult. The intense heat frequently sickened soldiers, and unruly camels were the only practical means of transport across the soft sa


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