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Leicestershire Yeomanry



   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.

5th December 1914 Leicestershire Yeomanry inspection  Squadrons paraded for inspection by General Officer Commanding 7th Cavalry Brigade, parade cancelled owing to wet weather.

6th December 1914 Leicestershire Yeomanry washing arrangements  Arrangements made for bathing of men and washing of clothes

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.

8th December 1914 Leicestershire Yeomanry 'standing to'  Regiment 'standing to' in billets

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.

10th December 1914 Leicestershire Yeomanry in brigade route march  The Regiment took part in a brigade route march.

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)

12th December 1914 Leicestershire Yeomanry practises entrenching  Troop/squadron drill. Entrenching practices in accordance with the practical notes on the subject.

13th December 1914 Leicestershire Yeomanry storage arrangements  Arrangements made for storing surplus kit.

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.

15th December 1914 Leicestershire Yeomanry prepares to move  Regiment stood to ready to move. Built shelter for horses.

16th December 1914 Leicestershire Yeomanry back at Oxelaere  Regiment moved back to old billets at Oxelaere.

26th December 1914 Leicestershire Yeomanry preparations  Horses exercised and men route marched. Dismounted inspection of SAA (Small Arms Ammunition) wagons by CO.

27th December 1914 Hot bath for Leicestershire Yeomanry  Exercise and regimental hot bath at Brewery Hazelbrouck

28th December 1914 Leicestershire Yeomanry exchange saddles  Regimental route march of Transport Squadron Training. 160 colonial patterned saddles are exchanged for cavalry patterns.

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 ?

30th December 1914 Leicestershire Yeomanry Squadron training  Squadron training

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.

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.

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