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Glamorgan Yeomanry

Territorial Force:

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

       The Glamorgan Yeomanry was a unit of the Territorial Force, serving with the South Wales Mounted Brigade. Their HQ was in Bridgend. A Squadron was drawn from Swansea, Neath, Port Talbot and Reynoldston. B Squadron from Bridgend, Maesteg, Cowbridge and Porthcawl. C Squadron from Cardiff and D Squadron from Pontypridd, Nelson, Llwynypia, Caerphilly, Mountain Ash, Aberdare and Merthyr Tydfil.

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    Those known to have served with

    Glamorgan Yeomanry

    during the Great War 1914-1918.

    • Davey Augustus. Cpl.
    • Hopkins Frank Manaton.
    • Lewis Albert. Pte. (d.23rd Sep 1918)
    • Lewis Albert . Pte. (d.23rd Sept 1918)
    • Lloyd Herbert James.
    • Morris James. 2nd Lt. (d.27th Dec 1917)
    • Thomas Ivor Cecil. Cpl.

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    2nd Lt. James Morris Glamorgan Yeomanry (d.27th Dec 1917)

    Jim Morris was educated at Neath County School. He played rugby for Neath, Glynneath and scored on his Neath debut v Glynneath. He was seconded to the 24th Battalion, Welsh Regiment and died in the Middle East.

    M Price


    Herbert James "Bert" Lloyd Glamorgan Yeomanry

    I have my grandfather's diary written during his time in the Holy Land. He saw Laurence of Arabia being presented with a white camel and speaks of how rare white camels were. Every block house they stayed at he lists the dimensions and talked of all the flies. As a child he told me many stories of this time. Learning to ride on Sherringham Beach being allocated a grey mare. Out in Palistine they were aware of the, as he called them, "fuzzy wussys" stealing kits. The troops would only take off one boot to sleep and tied the other to it so they couldn't be stolen.

    At what he called the Bahrain Oasis they joined in with a Trible wedding. I have the jewelry he was given that day. The saddest day seems to be when they got to Alexandria. The men were refusing to hand their horses over to Arab horse traders before the men set sail for France. They had seen the way the Arabs treated their animals and couldn't bear to give them over. He said that some men shot their own horses but never said what happened to the men because of this. He carried all his mementos in a black cat tobacco tin which I still keep them in.

    Carol Anderson


    Cpl. Augustus Davey Glamorgan Yeomanry

    I know very little of my father, Augustus Davey's service career. He did talk about camels a lot for which animal he had very little regard! From this I concluded that he served in Egypt. One day when I was doing my history homework on WW1 he looked over my shoulder and said 'Oh I was there'. At the time I was studying the battle of the Somme. I could not understand how he got from Egypt to France because he never told me anything else about his wartime experience.

    In recent times I have researched the issue and of course discovered that he was sent to Egypt and came back to France for the second Battle of the Somme as part of the 24th Battalion of the Welsh Regiment. I have no idea exactly where he went in Egypt or in the Somme or what his experiences may have been. I have a photograph in my home somewhere (irritatingly, I cannot find it) of my father on horseback with a sword in his hand.

    John Davey


    Cpl. Ivor Cecil Thomas Glamorgan Yeomanry

    My father, Ivor Thomas, joined the Glamorgan Yeomanry the day war was declared in 1914. He was sent to France and transferred to the Royal Engineers when policy scattered county regiments among other units to disguise casualty rates.

    As a child I met a fellow Yeomanryman, a Mr Williams, then a coal merchant in Porthcawl, who had also served in GY. He had transferred into Transport Corps and ran mule trains in the Balkans where he saw his first Negro, driving a mule train in the opposite direction. Since Cardiff (30 miles away) had a sizeable black population at that time it shows how little people traveled before WWI.

    Gabe Thomas


    Pte. Albert Lewis Glamorgan Yeomanry (d.23rd Sep 1918)

    Albert volunteered for the Glamorgan Yeomanry and served in Egypt with them in 1916. They were called to France in May 1918, and on September 18th whilst fighting at Giuillemont Farm near the Hindenburg Line, he was wounded, and he died on the 23rd. Albert is buried at St Emillie Valley war cemetery.

    Malcolm Lewis

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