- Leicestershire Yeomanry during the Great War -
Great War>Allied Army
If you enjoy this site please consider making a donation.
Add Stories & Photos
Day by Day
War in the Air
Prisoners of War
War at Sea
Training for War
Those Who Served
Women at War
Life on Home Front
Central Powers Army
Central Powers Navy
World War Two
Add Stories & Photos
Help & FAQ's
Our Facebook Page
Great War Books
Leicestershire Yeomanry (Prince Albert's Own) were a mounted unit of the Territorial Force with their HQ and Riding School (now County Museum) in Leicester. They were part of the North Midland Mounted Brigade.
4th December 1914 Leicestershire Yeomanry preparations Troop/squadron drill. Transport teams re-organised, light horses being put in echelon 'A' wagons. Instruction in use of bayonet.War diary of Leicestershire Yeomanry, St Sylvestre
5th December 1914 Leicestershire Yeomanry inspection Squadrons paraded for inspection by General Officer Commanding 7th Cavalry Brigade, parade cancelled owing to wet weather.War diary of Leicestershire Yeomanry, St Sylvestre
6th December 1914 Leicestershire Yeomanry washing arrangements Arrangements made for bathing of men and washing of clothesWar diary of Leicestershire Yeomanry, St Sylvestre
7th December 1914 Leicestershire Yeomanry moved billets to Oxelaere Regiment ordered to parade for inspection by General Officer Commanding 7th Cavalry Brigade but Parade cancelled owing to wet weather.
Regiment moved billets to Oxelaere. Regiment came on duty at 6pm as part of the general reserve with orders to 'stand to' until December 9th.War diary of Leicestershire Yeomanry, St Sylvestre and Oxelaere
8th December 1914 Leicestershire Yeomanry 'standing to' Regiment 'standing to' in billetsWar diary of Leicestershire Yeomanry, Oxelaere
9th December 1914 Leicestershire Yeomanry in full marching order Regiment paraded in full marching order. All men, horses and vehicles without exception, all wagons packed, for inspection by General Officer Commanding, 7th Cavalry Brigade.War diary of Leicestershire Yeomanry, Oxelaere
10th December 1914 Leicestershire Yeomanry in brigade route march The Regiment took part in a brigade route march.War diary of Leicestershire Yeomanry, Oxelaere
11th December 1914 Leicestershire Yeomanry drills Troop/squadron drill. Surplus horses and saddlery evacuated (horses to mobile veterinary section, and 1st and 2nd Life Guards)War diary of Leicestershire Yeomanry, Oxelaere
12th December 1914 Leicestershire Yeomanry practises entrenching Troop/squadron drill. Entrenching practices in accordance with the practical notes on the subject.War diary of Leicestershire Yeomanry, Oxelaere
13th December 1914 Leicestershire Yeomanry storage arrangements Arrangements made for storing surplus kit.War diary of Leicestershire Yeomanry, Oxelaere
14th December 1914 Leicestershire Yeomanry at Berthen Regiment as part of Brigade marched to Berthen and took up position as part of reserve in rear of high ground 4 miles NE of Berthen. Billeted at Berthen for the night.War diary of Leicestershire Yeomanry, Oxelaere & Berthen
15th December 1914 Leicestershire Yeomanry prepares to move Regiment stood to ready to move. Built shelter for horses.War diary of Leicestershire Yeomanry, Berthen
16th December 1914 Leicestershire Yeomanry back at Oxelaere Regiment moved back to old billets at Oxelaere.War diary of Leicestershire Yeomanry, Berthen & Oxelaere
26th December 1914 Leicestershire Yeomanry preparations Horses exercised and men route marched. Dismounted inspection of SAA (Small Arms Ammunition) wagons by CO.War diary of Leicestershire Yeomanry, Labrearde
27th December 1914 Hot bath for Leicestershire Yeomanry Exercise and regimental hot bath at Brewery HazelbrouckWar diary of Leicestershire Yeomanry, Labrearde
28th December 1914 Leicestershire Yeomanry exchange saddles Regimental route march of Transport Squadron Training. 160 colonial patterned saddles are exchanged for cavalry patterns.War diary of Leicestershire Yeomanry, Labrearde
29th December 1914 Leicestershire Yeomanry exchange cavalry cloaks A and C and part of 'B' Squadron. RHA (Royal Horse artillery?) requiring their billet changed billets from E to W side of Labrearde to Hazelbroucke Road. Cavalry cloaks exchanged for British warm ?War diary of Leicestershire Yeomanry, Labrearde
30th December 1914 Leicestershire Yeomanry Squadron training Squadron trainingWar diary of Leicestershire Yeomanry, Labrearde
31st December 1914 Leicestershire Yeomanry in full marching order Regimental route March in full marching order with wagons packed, special attention being paid to march discipline and packing of wagons.War diary of Leicestershire Yeomanry, Labrearde
12th May 1915 Leicestershire Yeomanry ordered to front line At 17.00hrs an order arrived for the men of the Leicestershire Yeomanry to march to the front line. They marched through the ruins of Ypres taking the zonnibeke Road to Potijze and relieved the 5th Royal Fusiliers in the front line between Bellawarde Lake and Wieltje.http://www.xrhgb.com/snl11_2204_xrh.html
If you can provide any additional information, please add it here.
Want to know more about Leicestershire Yeomanry?
There are:6951 pages and articles tagged Leicestershire Yeomanry available in our Library
Those known to have served with
during the Great War 1914-1918.
- Phillips Edward William March. Lt.
All names on this list have been submitted by relatives, friends, neighbours and others who wish to remember them, if you have any names to add or any recollections or photos of those listed, please Add a Name to this List
Looking for help with Family History Research?
Please see Family History FAQ's
We are unable to provide individual research free of charge, but do offer a paid service at competitive rates, the small profit from these services will be put towards the costs of keeping this website running. For more information please see our Research Services Leaflet
Can you help?The Wartime Memories Project is run by volunteers and this website is funded by donations from our visitors.
If the information here has been helpful or you have enjoyed reaching the stories please conside making a donation, no matter how small, would be much appreciated, annually we need to raise enough funds to pay for our web hosting or this site will vanish from the web. In these difficult times current donations are falling far short of this target.
If you enjoy this site please consider making a donation.
- The Wartime Memories Project is the original WW1 and WW2 commemoration website
This website has been running for 18 years and receives in excess of a million hits per month. The website and our group will continue long after the 2014-18 events are over. We hope that people will continue to support us by submitting material and stories in addition to submitting to the new websites set up for the anniversary.
- We are looking for volunteers to help with researching the activities of units of the Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers, Territorial Force, Regular Army, Pals Battalions, Kitchener's New Armies, Voluntary Organisations and the Ships of the Royal Navy. We currently have a huge backlog of stories and historical documents which need to be edited or transcribed for display online, if you have a good standard of written English, an interest in the two World Wars and a little time to spare online we would appreciate your help. For more information please see our page on Volunteering.
Wanted: Digital copies of Group photographs, Scrapbooks, Autograph books, photo albums, newspaper clippings, letters, postcards and ephemera relating to the Great War. If you have any unwanted photographs, documents or items from the First or Second World War, please do not destroy them. The Wartime Memories Project will give them a good home and ensure that they are used for educational purposes. Please get in touch for the postal address, do not sent them to our PO Box as packages are not accepted.
We are now on Facebook. Like this page to receive our updates, add a comment or ask a question.
If you have a general question please post it on our Facebook page.
Feb 2018World War 1 One ww1 wwII greatwar great
Please note we currently have a backlog of submitted material, our volunteers are working through this as quickly as possible and all names, stories and photos will be added to the site. If you have already submitted a story to the site and your UID reference number is higher than 239080 your submission is still in the queue, please do not resubmit without contacting us first.
Did you know? We also have a section on World War Two. and a Timecapsule to preserve stories from other conflicts for future generations.
Want to know more about Leicestershire Yeomanry?There are:6951 pages and articles tagged Leicestershire Yeomanry available in our LibraryThese include information on officers, regimental histories, letters, diaries, personal accounts and information about actions during the Great War.
Available at discounted prices.
Suggest a link
The Wartime Memories Project is a non profit organisation run by volunteers.
This website is paid for out of our own pockets, library subscriptions and from donations made by visitors. The popularity of the site means that it is far exceeding available resources.
If you are enjoying the site, please consider making a donation, however small
to help with the costs of keeping the site running.
Website © Copyright MCMXCIX - MMXVIII
- All Rights Reserved