About the book
This is the first of four volumes that constitute the official history of all Hertfordshire Yeomanry and Artillery units.
Mounted troops known as Yeomanry Cavalry were raised in 1794 in response to the threat of French invasion. They were maintained during peacetime and provided volunteer mounted troops for service in the South African War.
Large-scale reorganisation of Britain’s Auxiliary Forces in 1908 led to the incorporation of the Yeomanry in the Territorial Force, the legal predecessor of today’s Territorial Army.
The Hertfordshire Yeomanry’s fortunes from raising in Napoleonic times are followed in Volume 1, which also details the national background. The regiment served in South Africa and throughout the First World War, where it fought in Gallipoli, Egypt and Palestine and Mesopotamia (now Iraq).
ISBN: 978-0-948527-03-6 Format: Paperback, 250pp Published: Apr 1994
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