Denbighshire Hussars Yeomanry1908-16
August 1914 : headquarters and “A” Squadron based at 1 Erdigg Road in Wrexham; B” Squadron at Denbigh; “C” at Bangor; “D” at Birkenhead. Under command of the Welsh Border Mounted Brigade in the Mounted Division.
 They converted to a dismounted Division in November 1915. In March 1916 they moved to Egypt as part of the 4th Dismounted Brigade. In February 1917 they formed the 24th Battalion The Royal Welsh Fusiliers and moved to France.
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Trooper William Roberts
Worlingham Camp, Beccles, East Suffolk, 1916.

DHY Transport Guard, 1915.

DHY Transport Guard, 1915.

2nd/Lt. J N Meredith
Photo:- Circa 1915

DHY men outside a Farm at Hedenham, a few miles away from Beccles, Norfolk, 1915.

A DHY Squadron on parade at Worlingham Camp, Beccles, East Suffolk, 1915.
The DHY appear to have had a presence in the town for most of the war, the first record appearing in December 1914.

DHY bayonet instruction at Worlingham Camp, 1915.

Memorial Grave
All Saints Church, Worlingham, East Suffolk.

In memory of the following men of the 
DENBIGHSHIRE HUSSARS YEOMANRY
who lost their lives whilst on active service with their regiment.

No.23 Cpl. L Charles Stephens
Aged 36
No.34 Tpr. Robert Powell Williams
Aged 33
both drowned in the River Yare 5th February 1915
No.5259 Tpr. Walter Robinson
Aged 31
Killed by accident at Beccles 18th September 1915

All three are buried behind this memorial stone in All Saints Churchyard, Worlingham. Simple headstones with their initials on mark their graves.

Sgt Crinyion
Clearly showing the DHY NCO Arm badge. 
Worlingham Camp, Beccles, East Suffolk, 1915.

913 (DHY) 301870 (CofH) Tpr. Charles T Quaile
A Rhyl man, Charles had been a member of the Territorial Forces in 1910 and undertook exercises on Salisbury Plain. In February 1914 he emigrated to the USA, but once war was declared he returned in October 1914. He joined up as a Trooper in the Denbighshire Hussars Yeomanry on 3rd April 1915. He served in Egypt, Sinai and Palestine.

Tpr. C T Quaile shoeing a horse at Worlingham Camp, Beccles, East Suffolk, 1915.

Capt. E W Griffith DSO
(Pictured above as a 2nd/Lt at Llanfairfechan 1904).
Transferred to Remounts and then onto the RFA and entered France in 1915.

Tpr Harry Brown
Denbighshire Hussars (Yeomanry) and 24th (DHY) Btn RWF.
Denbighshire Yeomen in 1914: This photograph was taken in 1914, at the Old Swan Inn in Abbot Street, Wrexham. It shows the regulars from that pub who were serving in Wrexham's Territorial Army Regiment, The Denbighshire (Hussars) Yeomanry, shortly before the Regiment was posted to East Anglia (Worlingham Camp, Beccles, Suffolk).
* The censor has blobbed out the cap badges on the right photo.

 RHQ Staff, Rhyl Camp 1914
Adjutant Captain L S Platt of the 17th Lancers on the left of (Hon) Lt.Col H P Sykes.

MEDALS OF COLONEL H P SYKES
2nd DG & DENBIGHSHIRE YEO
 Queens South Africa medal with four bars, Relief of Mafeking-Paardeburg-Transvaal-South Africa 1901. Named to Captain H P Sykes 2nd Drag. British War & Victory medals named to Lt Col H P Sykes. Territorial War medal named to Lt Col H P Sykes Denbigh.Yeo. Unnamed as issued, 22 June 1911 Coronation medal.

Lt Colonel H P Sykes
 Was the eldest son of Thomas Hardcastle Sykes DL.JP. (who died in 1901) of Cringle House, Cheadle. Born in 1865 Harold Platt Sykes married 1st 1895 Frances McDonald of Keppoch, daughter of D P McDonald. (Who died in 1901). Secondly in 1903 to Winifred youngest daughter of Colonel W H C Wellesey Royal Fusiliers. Son and heir Lt Col Peter Thomas Wellesey Sykes. Lt Colonel Sykes served on the Staff in the South African War also with the 2nd Dragoon Guards and was Mentioned in Despatches in 1901. He was at one time seconded to the British South African Constabulary, whilst rounding up fugitive Boers. Retiring as a Captain in 1903, he later commanded the Denbighshire Yeomanry from 1910 until 1917. Later served in the Territorial Force Reserve with the rank of Lt Colonel. High Sheriff of Shropshire in 1931. He served with his regiment in Egypt from 3/3/1916, medals confirmed on the MIC cards. Retired from the TF in 1921/22.

Officers & Ladies, Rhyl Camp, 1914.
The Bishop of St. Asaph and the Colonel are in the background (top right).

Medals presentation at camp, 1914.
Adjutant L S Platt (17th L) with his back to the camera, RSM Turner to the right of him. Lt.Col Sykes giving the medals.

 Regimental Quartermaster and Sergeant, Rhyl, 1914.

Other Ranks DHY circa 1914.
Despite their attempts to trick us into thinking these are the 12th Lancers, they are actually men of the Denbighshire Hussars.

DHY Troopers, 1914.

DHY Regimental Barbers, 1914.
 George Haskins (from the Wirral), right, when he was a regimental barber in the first world war

5 "Old Bays", 1913.
2nd Dragoon Guards (Queen's Bays)
Left to right :- Sgt. F T Taylor; RSM Turner; Lt.Col. H P Sykes CO; Lt.Col. T Ward; S.S.M Cary

Unidentified, Sgt. F T Taylor, Lt.Col. H P Sykes CO & Lt.Col T Ward
Llangamoch Wells Camp 1913

The Right Rev. Alfred George Edwards, Bishop of St Asaph, Flintshire (Chaplain to the Welsh Border Mounted Brigade), Lt.Col. H P Sykes CO and Lt.Col. T Ward, 1913.

Lt.Col T Ward, 1913.
Also pictured as a Captain in the 2nd Dragoon Guards (Queen's Bays) circa 1900.

DHY SNCOs
Llangamoch Wells Camp 1913

Sgt. F T Taylor
C Squadron, 1913.

Church parade muster,
Llangamoch Wells camp, 1913.

Marching to Church.
Llangamoch Wells Camp, 1913.

DHY Sergeant & Trooper, 1913.

DHY Sergeants circa 1913.

5171 Tpr. Robert "Bob" Wilkinson Evans
Pictured circa 1913. [Seated right]
The chap, left, behind Bob is 5181 Tpr. Henry William George DHY Sgt then 2nd Lt Lancs Hussars then Lt in the RWF. He entered the War in Egypt in 1916 with the DHY.

DH Yeoman with a motorcycle circa 1913.

Major R Dashwood-Tandy
(Pictured above as a Captain in 1912)

Trumpeter and Troopers, Rhyl Camp, 1912.

Lt. O H Ormrod
Commanded the detachment of Denbighshire Hussars for the coronation of King George V in 1911.

Lt.Col. J D Mayhew
Pictured:- 13th July 1911 as a Lieutenant.


* Lt J D Mayhew was the Officer in charge (seated)


Prince of Wales Investiture Medalion, 1911.


Investiture Parade & Escort dress, 1911.


Members of the Regiment receiving the Prince of Wales investiture medalions in 1911.

DHY Section, circa 1911.
The photographer was R L Stevens, from Crickhowell, so it could be Slwch Camp, Brecon.

DHY Sergeant circa 1910.

DHY Trooper in field dress, circa 1910.

DHY NCO group with Sqn.Sgt.Major A E Bateman, Caerwys Camp, 1910.
* SSM's insignia has not been identified yet, he is ex 9th Lancers and the insignia looks like the garter crown and GVR on cap and collar?

Staff Sgt. Major A E Bateman
PSI "D" Squadron, Caerwys Camp, 1910.
Albert Edward Bateman was born at Bromley, Kent, in October 1865, and enlisted for the Cavalry in London on 21 July 1884. Posted to the 9th Lancers, he was appointed Lance-Corporal in August 1885, and promoted Corporal in December 1886. He was appointed Lance-Sergeant in January 1891, and promoted to Sergeant in April 1892, having extended his service to 12 years with the Colours the previous month. In February 1896 he re-engaged at Aldershot to complete 21 years’, went with the regiment to India in September 1897, and was appointed Lance Squadron Sergeant in April 1898. That October he was promoted to Squadron Sergeant Major of “A” Squadron and subsequently served throughout the Boer War under Lord Douglas Compton, with whom he was present at the capture of the Boer Commando Leader Lotter on 4/5 September 1901, when “A” Squadron played a major part. Bateman was attached as Squadron Sergeant Major to the Denbighshire Hussars (Imperial Yeomanry) from late September 1901, and in January 1905, he extended his service beyond 21 years at Chester. During the Great War the Denbighshire Yeomanry were stationed at Morpeth, Northumberland, until posted overseas to Egypt and, later Palestine and the Western Front. Bateman, however, aged 50 in 1916, was considered too old for an overseas posting and remained at home. He was finally discharged at Gobowen on 5 September 1916, having served a total of 32 years 198 days. Bateman had married at Cork in 1892 and fathered four children. His eldest son, J. S. Bateman, also served in the 9th Lancers and won the Military Medal before being commissioned into the Royal Field Artillery in 1916.
His medal group :- Meritorious Service Medal Groups from the Collection of Ian McInnes A rare ‘Crowned Head’ M.S.M. group of three awarded to Squadron Sergeant-Major A. E. Bateman, 9th Lancers Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 8 clasps, Belmont, Modder River, Relief of Kimberley, Paardeberg, Johannesburg, Diamond Hill, Wittebergen, South Africa 1901 (2392 Sq. Sjt. Mjr., 9/Lcrs.); Army L.S. & G.C., E.VII.R. (2392 S.S. Mjr., 9/Lcrs.); Army Meritorious Service Medal, G.VI.R., 2nd issue, crowned head (Sq. S. Mjr., 9-Lrs.)

The Owen brothers from Bethesda, circa 1910.
 
Officers Service Dress

Church parade, cfirca 1908.
 
Post 1908 DHY Sergeant.


Other Ranks Service Dress Caps.

Acrefair Drill Hall, Llangollen Road :- A Sqn Denbighshire Hussars, C Coy 4th Battalion RWF & Maelor Young People's Centre. In a very poor state today.