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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)
  • Thomas Ivor Cecil. Cpl.

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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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