Burbage During the Great War
Burbage During the Great War

Cavalry & Yeomanry Regiments

17th (Duke of Cambridge's Own) Lancers.

Burbage Servicemen Serving with the 17L:

17L/6480 S Smith Charles Scammell



The Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry.  The senior Yeomanry regiment of the British Army; a number of Burbage men served in the Regiment before the Great War including John Vines and George Maurice.  A return of strength on 10 January 1914 showed the Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry was the only unit in the 1st South West Mounted Brigade that was up to strength with 24 officers and 437 yeomen.

Burbage Servicemen Serving with the Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry:

3369 SQMS John Vines
  Pte Oscar Spanswick
1686 Pte Arnold Hillier
701 Tpr Sidney Green
  Pte Joseph George Hope

Bedfordshire Yeomanry.

Burbage Servicemen Serving with the Bedfordshire Yeomanry:

The August 1915 edition of the Burbage News reported that Norman Henry Norris had joined the Bedfordshire Yeomanry however, there is no supporting evidence.  A medal card records the service of NH Norris with the Army Service Corps, The Kings Royal Rifle Corps and lastly the newly formed Machine Gun Corps.  For further detail see the ASC page


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