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.
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,
2nd/Lt. J N Meredith
Photo:- Circa 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.
All Saints Church, Worlingham, East Suffolk.
In memory of the following men of the
DENBIGHSHIRE HUSSARS YEOMANRY
their lives whilst on active service with their regiment.
No.23 Cpl. L Charles Stephens
No.34 Tpr. Robert Powell
drowned in the River Yare 5th February 1915
No.5259 Tpr. Walter Robinson
Killed by accident at Beccles 18th
All three are buried behind
this memorial stone in All Saints Churchyard, Worlingham. Simple
headstones with their initials on mark their graves.
Clearly showing the DHY NCO Arm badge.
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
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,
* 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 &
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
Lt Colonel H P Sykes
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.
Bishop of St. Asaph and the Colonel are in the background (top
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.
Quartermaster and Sergeant, Rhyl, 1914.
Other Ranks DHY circa 1914.
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.
Haskins (from the Wirral), right, when he was a regimental
barber in the first world war
5 "Old Bays", 1913.
2nd Dragoon Guards
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.
Llangamoch Wells Camp 1913
Sgt. F T Taylor
DHY Sergeant 1913.
DHY Sergeants circa 1913.
5171 Tpr. Robert "Bob" Wilkinson
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
Prince of Wales Investiture Medalion,
Investiture Parade & Escort dress, 1911.
Members of the Regiment receiving the Prince of Wales
investiture medalions in 1911.
DHY Section, circa 1911.
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
"D" Squadron, Caerwys Camp, 1910.
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
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.