1st/1st Denbighshire Hussars Yeomanry
24th Battalion, RWF.
The Regiment, Denbighshire Hussars (Yeomanry), was posted with the brigade to Egypt in March 1916.

Welsh Border Mounted Brigade
Shropshire Yeomanry
Cheshire Yeomanry
Denbighshire Hussars Yeomanry

South Wales Mounted Brigade
Pembrokeshire Yeomanry
Montgomeryshire Yeomanry
Glamorganshire Yeomanry

On 20th March, Welsh Border Mounted Brigade was absorbed into the 4th Dismounted Brigade (along with the South Wales Mounted Brigade).
The brigade was with the Suez Canal Defences when, on 14 January 1917, Egyptian Expeditionary Force (EEF) Order No. 26 instructed that the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Dismounted Brigades be reorganized as the 229th, 230th and 231st Brigades.
So on the 1st of March 1917 the Denbighshire Hussars Yeomanry became the 24th (DHY) Btn, RWF within the 74th (Yeomanry) Division. They saw action in The Second and Third Battles of Gaza including the Capture of Beersheba and the capture of the Sheria Position. They were also in action during the The capture and defence of Jerusalem and The Battle of Tell'Asur.
The 74th (Yeomanry) Division embarked at Alexandria for Marseille on 29–30 April 1918, and was concentrated in the Abbeville district by 18 May. Here the dismounted Yeomanry underwent training for service on the Western Front, including gas defence. Infantry brigades on the Western Front had been reduced to three battalions, and 231st Brigade lost the 24th Royal Welsh Fusiliers, which went to form part of the 94th (Yeomanry) Brigade in the reconstituted 31st Division.
The new 94th (Yeomanry) Infantry Brigade formed on the 21st June 1918, part of 31st Division : -
12th (Norfolk Yeomanry) Battalion, Norfolk Regiment
12th (Ayrshire and Lanarkshire Yeomanry) Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers
24th (Denbighshire Hussars) Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers
and took part in the following actions :- Battle of St Quentin, Battle of Bapaume, Battles of Arras, Estaires, Hazebrouck, Defence of the Nieppe Forest, Attack at La Becque, Capture of Vieux Berguin, Battle of Ypres including the action at Tieghem.

The Guidon and Colours of the Battalion.
At the end of the Great War, His Majesty King George V instigated the award of a King’s Colour to every Service, Young Soldiers, Graduated and Garrison battalion of the Army that had served overseas; and also to second and third line Territorial Force battalions, TF units serving as infantry and battalions of overseas troops also serving as infantry on active service. The details were promulgated in General Routine Orders and later in Army Council Instructions, which described these Colours as “silk union flags” although it was stated in the GRO and the ACI that “His Majesty has been further pleased to command that these Flags, which will represent the King’s Colour, are to be consecrated and are to be granted all the salutes and compliments authorised to be paid to Colours.” In most cases, the battalions had been disbanded or reduced to cadre by the time of the actual presentation, so that the Colours were sent almost directly to their laying-up.

The Colour of the 24th (Denbighshire Yeomanry) Battalion bore no numeral. It was presented at Hondeghem, 20 kilometres east of St Omer by Brigadier-General the Hon L.J.P Butler Commanding 94th (Yeomanry) Infantry Brigade, at Hondeghem Staging Camp, south of Cassel, France on 19 February 1919. On 19 February the battalion paraded — strength twelve officers and 115 other ranks — for the presentation of a silk Union Flag by Brigadier General L.P.J. Butler. On 4 March it moved to St Omer. Having been reduced to cadre in France, it arrived in Catterick and was probably disbanded on the 28th. There is an Order of service for the laying up of the Denbighshire Hussars Yeomanry Colours at Wrexham parish church (St. Giles) on the 13th August 1919. (See Denbishire County Council Archive Ref Number: DRO DD/GR/277).

St Giles Church, Wrexham.

Lt.Col. Ll E S Parry CBE DSO
Staff Officer, photo taken in 1919.

Lt.Col. H J Howell-Evans DSO

Lt.Col. Roderick Croil Lloyd DSO MC
(Pictured as a 2/Lt in 1904)
Distinguished Service Order GV, Military Cross GV, British War Medal, Victory Medal with Mentioned in Despatches Oakleaf, Territorial Force War Medal, Territorial Decoration GV to Lt Colonel Roderick Croil Lloyd, Denbighshire Yeomanry a Land Agent originally from Flint, Mold, Flintshire. First commissioned in August 1902 he served with the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force from March 1916 in Egypt and was Mentioned in Despatches. Re-designated 24th (Denbigh Yeomanry) Battalion Royal Welsh Fusiliers in March 1917, the Battalion arrived in France in May 1918 and was commanded by Major Lloyd during the final advance. Awarded the MC in January 1919 and the DSO for the action at Tieghem, Ypres sector 31st October 1918 when he re-organised his companies under severe shell fire and led them to capture their second objective East of Castor capturing 10 Field Guns and 250 prisoners in the process, the previous day the Battalion had been subject to heavy gas shelling. Wounded during the final operations of 1918, he was Mentioned in Despatches for a second time by FM Haig. Promoted to Substantive Lt Colonel in March 1921 he commanded the 5th Territorial Battalion Royal Welsh Fusiliers and was a JP for Denbighshire. He married Joan Tate in 1924 of the well know Tate and Lyle Company, he died in Denbigh in 1971. The Bronze Territorial Force War Medal is one of only twenty nine issued named Denbigh Yeomanry.
Born in Flint, Mold 3rd July 1885 the son of Major Edward Lloyd and his wife Ethel Mary. Educated at Cheltenham College, first commissioned Denbighshire Hussars Yeomanry Gentleman to be Second Lieutenant 30th August 1902 (London Gazette 29th August 1902 page 5606 refers), Lieutenant 1st April 1908 (London Gazette 23rd October 1908 page 7644 refers), The 1911 census records he is a Land Agent visiting the Bibby family in Waen, Denbigh who were Coffee Merchants.
Lieutenant Denbigh Yeomanry from TF Reserve of Officers 19th August 1914 (London Gazette 18th August 1914 page 6505 refers), Temporary Major 7th May 1916 (London Gazette 23rd January 1917 page 849 refers), Acting Major whilst employed on HQ of a Yeomanry Regiment 20th June 1918 (London Gazette 23rd October 1918 page 12559 refers), Acting Lieutenant Colonel 9th November 1918 whilst commanding a Yeomanry Battalion (London Gazette 5th December page 14424 refers). Relinquishing the rank of Lt Colonel 3rd December 1918 he was promoted substantive Lt Colonel 7th March 1921 (London Gazette 23rd March 1921 page 2386 refers). Post War he commanded the 5th Battalion Royal Welsh Fusiliers from 10th September 1920.
Serving with the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force from 3rd March 1916 with the Denbighshire Yeomanry, on 1st March 1917 whilst in Egypt it was re-designated 24th (Denbighshire Yeomanry) Battalion Royal Welsh Fusiliers Territorial Force. Leaving Egypt 30th April 1918 the Battalion arrived in France 18th May 1918. On 21st June 1918 it became part of newly formed 94th (Yeomanry) Brigade, 31st Division and took part in the following actions –battle of St Quentin, battle of Bapaume, battles of Arras, Estaires, Hazebrouck, defence of the Nieppe Forest, attack at La Becque, capture of Vieux Berguin, battle of Ypres including the action at Tieghem. War Services of Army Officers (1920) records Lt Colonel Lloyd was wounded.
Post War he returned to his estate and probably continued as a Land Agent, he married Joan Tate 29th April 1924, who’s family owned the well known Tate & Lyle Company, home addresses Plasnewydd, Trefnant, North Wales and Tyryrhelig, Trefnant, North Wales, he was a JP of Denbigh and died there in 1971 aged 86 years.
Military Cross London Gazette 1st January 1919 page 27
Captain (acting Major) Roderick Croil Lloyd, 1/1st Denbigh Yeomanry
DSO London Gazette 2nd April 1919 page 4317, citation London Gazette 10th December 1919 page 15288.
Captain (acting Major) Roderick Croil Lloyd, MC, 1st/1st Denbigh Yeomanry attached 24th Battalion Royal Welsh Fusiliers.
‘During the successful operations of 31st October 1918, in the vicinity of Tieghem, he showed great gallantry and able leadership in command of his Battalion. At one period of the operations he went forward to the leading Company Commander, and with him so effectively reorganised the Company under heavy fire that he was able to order it forward to the attack on the second objective. He then found the supporting Company, who had lost direction, reorganised it and placed it in position’.
The Battalion War Diary signed by Major Lloyd (commanding) is brief, on 29th October 1918 the Battalion marched to Veerke and relieved 10th Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment in the line on the night of 29th / 30th under gas shell fire, few casualties were sustained, 30th October 1918 the Battalion in the line in the vicinity of Ingdychen and came under fairly heavy shell fire and gas shells. At 1600 on 31st October the Battalion commenced operations and advanced to the line East of Caster capturing 10 Field Guns and about 250 prisoners, other material also captured but time does not permit the recording in the diary’.
Mentioned in Despatches London Gazette 12th January 1918 page 799 for Egypt
Mentioned in Despatches London Gazette 5th July 1919 page 8505 for France
Territorial Decoration London Gazette 30th May 1919 page 6653

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

Major C L Fosbery

Major John Hardy Wrigley
(Pictured as a Captain in 1904)
Captain J F C Edwards
 
John Frances Coster Edwards, born 7 Oct 1897 son of James and Laura Ellen Loftus Coster-Edwards, of Bryn Howel, Llangollen, Denbigh, a Gentleman Cadet at the RMC, Sandhurst, was commissioned 2/Lt (7/4/16) to the 3rd Bn, promoted Lt (7/10/17) and  later attached to the 24th Bn in France. Was promoted Temp Capt (14/10/18) and was wounded the day before armistice, and died of his wounds 11 Nov 1918 age 21. Buried Terlincthun British Cemy, Wimille, France.

Cpt. A R James
(551) L/Cpl Denbighshire Hussars (Yeomanry) Attd. Royal Flying Corps 
No.62 Sqn, Bristol Fighter (B1267)
Capt. Alyn Reginald James Pilot KIA 24th Mar 1918 Arras Memorial, RFC Com 131(12-18 Mar). After March 21st, when the Germans broke through the Fifth Army Front, the squadron was required to carry out ground strafes, with as many as four different "strafes" taking place on the same day at vital points, and along vital roads. Although many thousands of rounds were fired during these patrols, only one machine (B1267) of the Squadron failed to return, that of Lt. A R James and Lt. J M Hay, who were KIA on the 24th March 1918.


No 62 Squadron RFC Pilots with CO, 28 January 1918, before proceeding to France.
Captain. J J Lloyd-Williams MC
In August 1917 DHY Lt. J J Lloyd-Williams was attached to No. 111 Squadron Royal Flying Corps in Palestine to serve as an observer/gunner in Bristol F.2b two-seater fighters. Between 8 October and 8 November 1917 he was credited with three enemy aircraft destroyed and two captured, two with pilot Second Lieutenant R. C. Steele, and three with Captain Arthur Peck. He was awarded the Military Cross on 17 December 1917, which was gazetted on 19 April 1918. His citation read:

Captain John Jordan Lloyd-Williams, Yeomanry, attached Royal Flying Corps.
"For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in aerial fighting. He shot down three hostile aeroplanes in a very short period showing great initiative and fearlessness all occasions."
Lloyd-Williams then trained as a pilot, being appointed a flying officer on 30 March 1918. He became a World War I flying ace credited with five aerial victories. He served in the Royal Air Force until the mid-1930s, and was later appointed Chief Constable of Cardiganshire.

Captain William Victor Trevor Rooper
24th (DHY) Btn RWF & Royal Flying Corps 
Served with the Denbigh Yeomanry before he transferred to the Royal Flying Corps. Posted to 1 Squadron he scored 8 victories flying the Nieuport scout in 1917. He was killed in action near Polygon Wood, shot down by Xavier Dannhuber or Jasta 26.
Birth registered 2nd quarter 1897 at Chester, Cheshire; lived in Wales later.
Captain William Victor Trevor Rooper, third son of Mr and Mrs P.L Rooper, of Little Court, Speldhurst, was born at Chester on May 10th 1897. He was educated at Bilton Grange (Rugby) and at Charterhouse. At the time of the declaration of war was a pupil at Rolls Royce Motors, Derby. He immediately enlisted in the Denbighshire Hussar Yeomanry as Motor-Cycle Despatch Rider and shortly obtained his Commission as 2nd Lieutenant in that Regiment. When the Denbighshire Hussar Yeomanry was converted to an Infantry Battalion he joined the Royal Flying Corps. After training as Pilot he went to France early in 1917. He took part in Aerial Offensive Patrol work on the Flanders front and was engaged in various actions at Messines and in the vicinity of Bailleul and Ypres and received promotion to the rank of Captain and Flight Commander. He was killed in an air fight on the night of October 9th. 1917, and is buried in the British Military Cemetery at Bailleul.
 
 

Lt. Henry Charles Whicker
Denbighshire Hussars (Yeomanry)
Father of Alan Whicker CBE, the TV presenter.

2nd/Lt. William Ridge
Previously 5157 (DHY) 345431 (24RWF) Sgt. W (Bill) Ridge.

632 (DHY)  345170 (24RWF) RSM Crinyion DCM
James Crinyion (from Birkenhead) was Regimental Sergeant Major (Acting Warrant Officer Class 1) with the Denbigh Hussars Yeomanry (632) and 24th (Denbighshire Yeomanry) Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers (345170). Joined the Yeomanry in September 1914 at the age of 34. He had just done 12 years Short Service (Cavalry of the Line ) to Corps of Hussars of the Line (8th Hussars 4882, later 15th Hussars 4452) from 1900 to 1912 serving overseas in India.
DCM :- During operations from the 17th September to 11 November, 1918, he acted as RSM. During days of constant movement he was called upon to organise the supply of ammunition, water, tools and other requisites between battalion headquarters and the Troops in the front. It was due to his skill in organisation and fearless devotion to duty under fire that the work was carries out efficiently.

RSM Crinyion, sitting on second row far right of picture, with a group of other Sergeants. The date of the photo appears to be at the end of the War.

3152 (DHY) 345381 (24RWF) Sgt. H P Jones
Later becomes Lt in the Bedfordshire Yeomanry.
MESSINES

Lt. J K MILLER

KIA 19th September 1918. 24th (DHY) Btn RWF, 94th Bde, 31st Division
Buried in the UNICORN CEMETERY, VENDHUILE.



Lt. Thomas E PENSON
KIA 15th September 1918. 24th (DHY) Btn RWF, 94th Bde, 31st Division
Before the war Thomas had served for four years in the 2nd North Midland Brigade Royal Field Artillery as a territorial.Then, after the war broke out, he joined the Denbighshire Hussars Yeomanry Reserve Regiment, 2nd Troop, D Squadron, at Wrexham on December 4, 1914, as a private, number 1075. On the 11th of October, 1915, he was promoted to Lance Corporal.  On the 1st of October, 1916, he was promoted to Corporal and on the 17th December to Sergeant. He was commisioned into the 24RWF on the 17th March 1918.


Lt. James Thompson ROBINSON
KIA 8th September 1918. 24th (DHY) Btn RWF, 94th Bde, 31st Division
Buried in the UNICORN CEMETERY, VENDHUILE.



847 (DHY) 345220 (24RWF) A/CSM K C STORRAR
Killed in action 29th September 1918 near Messines, Belgium aged 24 yrs. He is buried in Strand Military Cemetery, Hainaut, Belgium. (MEMORIAL ID 12734094). Aged 24, Son of Andrew and Mary Jane Storrar, of Enderby, Chichester Street, Chester.


37037 (RWF) 345596 (24RWF) Sgt. Reginald PIERCE

KIA 10th November 1918. 24th (DHY) Btn RWF, 94th Bde, 31st Division
Age 33, Son of Mr & Mrs E J Pierce, of 2, Bennett's Road, Moss. Buried in Kezelberg Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Formerly Police Constable 55 Pierce stationed at Wrexham.



345284 (24RWF) Pvt. Samuel CORFE
KIA 11th September 1918. 24th (DHY) Btn RWF, 94th Bde, 31st Division.


267549 (RWF) Pvt. Hugh EVANS
KIA 11th September 1918. 24th (DHY) Btn RWF, 94th Bde, 31st Division.
Buried in the UNICORN CEMETERY, VENDHUILE.



656 (DHY) 345176(24RWF) Tpr. Robert H IRVINE
KIA 8th September 1918. 24th (DHY) Btn RWF, 94th Bde, 31st Division.


345565 (24RWF) Pvt. Robert LLOYD
KIA 8th November 1918. 24th (DHY) Btn RWF, 94th Bde, 31st Division.


1225 (DHY) 345299 (24RWF) Cpl. David Robert MORRIS
KIA 4th September 1918. 24th (DHY) Btn RWF, 94th Bde, 31st Division.


418 (DHY) 345037 (24RWF) Tpr. Isaiah PRICE
KIA September 1918. 24th (DHY) Btn RWF, 94th Bde, 31st Division.


204964 (RWF) Pvt. Joseph D PRITCHARD
KIA 8th September 1918. 24th (DHY) Btn RWF, 94th Bde, 31st Division.
Buried in the UNICORN CEMETERY, VENDHUILE.


60291 (RWF) Thomas M WEBBER
KIA 6th September 1918. 24th (DHY) Btn RWF, 94th Bde, 31st Division.
Messines Ridge british Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Age 29. Son of Mr. J,M. & Eliza Webber of 6, Grange Gardens, Cardiff, UK.
NIEPPE FOREST
The Battle of Lys


The 24th (DHY) Btn, Royal Welsh Fusiliers, on the Western Front, June - November 1918. 

KEY: 
1. Le Cauroy
2. Lynde
3. Nieppe
4. Bailleul
5. Messines


The Battle for the Nieppe Forest was the only battle that the 24th RWF (as part of 31st Division) was called upon to fight in France. The 31st Div were in the Nieppe Forest. For the rest of June and July, military activity was limited to aggressive patrolling aimed at identifying the units stationed opposite, and small-scale infiltration of the enemy front-line, to capture individual German soldiers for intelligence purposes.

At the Battle of Amiens (8-10 August), the tide of the War finally turned decisively in the Allies' favour, and the final (ultimately successful) westward offensive began. All this was happening, however, far south of the 24th RWF, who were limited to much smaller-scale, local offensives during August. In fact, the northern part of the British lines was so quiet at this time that, at the end of the month, the Battalion was relieved from the Front, and spent some days repairing the roads at Bailleul.

The 24th Royal Welch Fusiliers returned to front-line duty for the last time on 1 September 1918, when the battalion was sent to relieve the 1st Leinster Regiment, stationed on Hill 63 overlooking Messines. Hill 63 had for three years lain in the Ypres Salient, possibly the most dangerous place on the British front line. By late 1918, however, the Ypres area had become a comparative backwater on the Western Front and it was in defensive operations.



548 (DHIY) 35 (DHY) 345002 (24RWF) Sgt. Charles JONES
KIA 27th August 1918. 24th (DHY) Btn RWF, 94th Bde, 31st Division.
After service with the 88th (Welsh) Coy IY in South Africa, Charles joined the DHIY in April 1902. He served as a Trumpeter until 1905 and was promoted Corporal in 1906. He bacame a Sergeant whislt the DHY were in Egypt and when the DHY became the 24th (DHY) Btn RWF. He was from Ruabon, Denbighshire and buried in the Caestre Military Cemetery.



65174 (SWB) 57789 (RWF) Pvt. William J CASEY
KIA 25th August 1918
. 24th (DHY) Btn RWF, 94th Bde, 31st Division.


345595 (24RWF) Pvt. Thomas PETRIE
KIA 8h August 1918. 24th (DHY) Btn RWF, 94th Bde, 31st Division.
74th (Yeomanry) Division
231st Brigade 1917-18




Trooper/Private
24th (DHY) Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers
TELL-ASUR

36774 (RWF) Pvt. Edward EDWARDS
KIA 9th March 1918, 24th (DHY) Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers.

"A" Company, 24th (DHY) Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers, in the front line over-looking Sinjil, on the Nablus Road, March 1918.
THE DEFENCE OF JERUSALEM

2nd/Lt Llewelyn THOMAS
KIA 27th of December 1917,  24th (Denbighshire Yeomanry) Battalion of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers.


509 (DHY) 345092 (24RWF) Sgt. Edward DAVIES
Born in Froncysyllte (Wrexham) and served as a Sergeant 345092 with the 24th (Denbighshire Yeomanry) Battalion of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Died of wounds 28th Dec 1917 in Egypt; Jerusalem War Cemetery, Row C. Grave 15.


26737 (RWF) 345553 (24RWF) William F KAY
KIA 27th December 1917, 24th (DHY) Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers.


608 (DHY) 345158 (24RWF) Tpr. Eric Austin BALL
KIA 27th December 1917, 24th (DHY) Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers.


345691 (24RWF) Thomas Pvt. H FISHER
KIA 27th December 1917, 24th (DHY) Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers.
Age 36 Thomas Fisher was killed in action on 27th December during an attack by the 24th RWF on Hill 2450 at Kled Dreihemeh. Twenty nine men from the 24th RWF were killed on 27th December, two more dying from their wounds before the end of the year. Thomas was buried on the 29th December 1917, and later reburied in Grave E. 32. at Jerusalem War Cemetery, Israel.


730 (DHY) 345194 (24RWF) Tpr. George E YOUNG
KIA 27th December 1917, 24th (DHY) Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers.
3rd GAZA
The third Battle of Gaza was fought between 27th October and 7th November 1917.
The Capture of BEERSHEBA :- 31st October 1917


24th (Denbighshire Hussars Yeomanry) RWF & the ALH positions.
74th (Yeomanry) Division
Battle of Beersheba
31st October 1917

Known:-
x27 24RWF KIA = x23 Fusiliers and x4 DH Yeomen

* In the Battle of Beersheba (31 October 1917) 27th Division (Turks) was composed of 81st Infantry Regiment and 67th Infantry Regiment, faced the attack of the British XX Corps ....precisely the 60th (London) and the 74th (Yeomanry) Divisions.
The Battle of Beersheba
Palestine, 31 October 1917

Roll of Honour 24th (DHY) Btn RWF


36668 (RWF) 345465 (24RWF) Pvt. James Edward BACKHOUSE
24th (DHY) Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers



2180 (RWF) 345478 (24RWF) Pvt. Reginald Frederick BUNN
KIA 31st October 1917,  24th (DHY) Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers


73060 (RWF) Pvt. Andrew CAPPER
24th (DHY) Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers.


242676 (RWF) John DAWSON
24th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers.


57006 (RWF) 345500 (24RWF) Pvt. Reginald Arthur DUCKETT
24th (DHY) Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers.


73053 (RWF) Pvt. Ernest DUMBLE
24th (DHY) Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers.


5646 (RWF) 345507 (24RWF) Pvt. Thomas ELLERY
KIA 31st October 1917, 24th (DHY) Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers.


59852 (RWF) Pvt. Henry FENDER
24th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers.


26441 (RWF) 345543 (24RWF) Pvt. Thomas Charles JACKS

KIA 31st October 1917, 24th DENBIGHSHIRE Yeomanry Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers.


59875 (RWF) Pvt. William George JENKINSON

24th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers.


203256 (RWF) Pvt. Caradoc JONES
"B" Company 24th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers.


834 (RWF) 241950 (RWF) Pvt. John LOFTUS

24th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers.


345735 (24RWF) Cpl. Cyril Francis MALKIN
24th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers.


1231 (DHY) 345303 (24RWF) Tpr. Harry NAYLOR
24th (DHY) Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers.


203539 (RWF) Pvt. John Edward OLIVER
24th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers.


27890 (RWF) 345593 (24RWF) Pvt. George Vincent PETERS

KIA 31st October 1917, 24th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers.


59869 (RWF) Pvt. Frederick POWELL
24th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers.


893 (DHY) 345233 (24RWF) Tpr. Stanley POWELL
24th (DHY) Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers.


59878 (RWF) Pvt. Frederick Albert SCOTT
"B" Company, 24th (DHY) Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers.


265654 (RWF) Pvt. Rees Manney THOMPSON
24th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers.


73030 (RWF) Pvt. William UNSWORTH
24th (DHY) Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers.


518 (DHY) 345100 (24RWF) Tpr. Sydney Tilley WILKS
24th (DHY) Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers.

1034 (DHY) 345259 (24RWF) Tpr. J L BINNER
(DOW 6/11/1917, 1 week after the Battle of Beersheba)
Denbighshire Hussars (Yeomanry)
24th (DHY) Btn RWF

Notes
Birth: c.1893 in Hoylake
Death: 6th November 1917, died of wounds, aged 24
Address: 35 Market Street, Hoylake (01 – 14)
Occupation: Butcher (11-14)
Units: Denbighshire Hussars (Yeomanry), 24th Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Numbers and Rank: 1034 and 345259 Trooper
Medals: Victory and British War
Commemorated and Buried: GH, H, Israel: Beersheba War Cemetery K.84.
Sources BR, SDGW, CWGC, MC, SR, GB, DA, BN, Census: 01, 11


1195 (DHY) 345291 (24RWF) Tpr. John Harry HUGHES
DOW 31st October 1917. 24th (Denbighshire Yeomanry) Battalion of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers
2nd GAZA
The Second Battle of Gaza was fought between 17 and 19 April 1917. 



2nd/Lt. Robert Stafford ALLISON

KIA 16th June 1917. Former, 2072 (NDH), Trooper in the North Devon Hussars (Yeomanry).

24th (Denbighshire Yeomanry) Battalion of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers


345654 (24RWF) Robert WILLIAMS
DOW 16th July 1917, 24th (DHY) Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers.

HMT CAMERONIA
Sunk by a Torpedo 15th April 1917



63848 (RWF) Pte. Ernest Arthur JAMES
Ernest was the son of Frederick George and Mary Jane James, of 18, Park Road, Brynamman. He had been born at Ruabon, Denbighshire, and enlisted at Wrexham into the Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Ernest was sent to the Middle East to join the 24th (DHY) Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers, which was attached to 231 Brigade, 74th (Yeomanry) Division. Ernest was unluckily sent out on the SS Cameronia, a requisitioned passenger liner, which was being used to carry troops from Marseilles to the Middle East. He drowned when Cameronia was torpedoed and sank, about 150 miles from Malta, by the German Submarine U33 on 15 April 1917, with the loss of 200 lives. Ernest was 20 years old, and is commemorated on the Mikra Memorial, Greece. Ernest is not named on the Brynamman War Memorial.
SIWA OASIS

Captain Roy Austin Davidson, MC.

London Gazette 26.3.1917 2nd Lieut. DHY attached Royal Welsh Fusiliers. "For conspicuous
gallantry and dev otion to duty, he showed great coolness and resource in getting his patrol over almost impossible ground. Although only accompanied by twelve men, he inflicted considerable casualties to the retreating enemy."
Captain R.A. Davidson M.C., a Senior N.C.O. with the Denbighshire Hussars prior to the outbreak of the Great War, was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant May 1915 and proceeded with his unit to Egypt in March the following year; he also has an asssociation with the Imperial Camel Corps and Light Armoured
Car Patrols. Davidson is shown in the 1945 Army List as Local Lieutenant Colonel



A patrol car in Palestine, 1916.

Captain Davidson's Patrol Car Men

760 (DHY) 345202 (24RWF) 130820 (MGC) Cpl. Thomas H BECK
24th (DHY) Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers.


5282 (DHY) 345461 (24RWF) 130817 (MGC) Tpr. Harold BOON
24th (DHY) Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers.


3093 (DHY) 345378 (24RWF) 130819 (MGC) Sgt. Harry KERSHAW MSM
Captain Davidson's Light Patrol Car at the Siwa Oasis, January 1917.


3231 (DHY) 345418 (24RWF) 130818 (MGC) Tpr. Gillis H KENT MM
Captain Davidson's Light Patrol Car at the Siwa Oasis, January 1917.



236 (DHY) 345008 (24RWF) 130821 (MGC) Cpl. William D ROBERTS
24th (DHY) Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers.
British War and Victory Medals, with M.I.D. oak leaf (236 Sjt. W. D. Roberts. Denbigh. Yeo.); Territorial Force War Medal 1914-19 (236 Cpl. W. D. Roberts. Denbigh. Yeo.); Territorial Force Efficiency Medal, G.V.R. (345008 Cpl. W. D. Roberts. 24/R.W. Fus.:); Italy, Al Valore Militare, bronze.
M.I.D. London Gazette 12 January 1920 (Egypt). Al Valore Militare, bronze, Supplement  page 9104, London Gazette 31 August 1917.



419 (DHY) 345038 (24RWF) 130822 (MGC) Tpr. Robert E WYNNE
24th (DHY) Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers.

DHY Men that transferred to the (6th Coy) Imperial Camel Corps. 
Men in Egypt 1916/17

5109 (DHY) Sgt. John Beeston Harwood
A member of the Australian Light Horse is propping him up. He was commissioned into the Welsh Regiment.

2nd/Lt Bill Ridge DHY/24thBtn, Lt. J B Harwood Welsh Regt & 2nd/Lt Bart Jones Pembs Yeo/24thBtnWRgt, in Cairo.

1253 (DHY) 345007 (RWF) Sgt. Frederick Lloyd 

454 (DHY) Sgt. Mathew Spencer Rogers
He was commissioned into the Royal Engineers.

Sergeants in Palestine.
1075 (DHY) 345264 (24RWF) Sgt. Tom Penson is on the far right
. The Sergeant standing next to him wears the DHY NCO arm badge (worsted wool on cloth) above his chevrons.

HMT Haverford
Responsible for the transport of the Yeomanries to Egypt.

HMT Arcadian
Torpedoed and sunk 15 April 1917
She was carrying 24th (Denbigh Yeo) Btn RWF reinforcements (as well as others) that were the overflow from HMT Haverford.
Royal Mail Steam Packet Co.; 1899; Vickers, Sons & Maxim; 8,939 tons; 500x55-3x33-7; 506n.h.p.; 15 knots; tripleexpansion engines.
The liner Arcadian, Capt. C. L. Willats, was taken over from the R.M.S.P. Co. during the First World War and converted into a transport. On April 15th, 1917, the ship with a company of 1,335 troops and crew was proceeding from Salonika to Alexandria, and was in the southern Aegean, 26 miles N.E. of Milo. The troops had just completed boat-drill when a submarine approached unseen and discharged a torpedo which inflicted such extensive damage that the vessel sank in six minutes. Fortunately the men's recent exercise at the boats imparted steadiness and confidence and 1,058 were rescued, either through their own efforts or by the escorting destroyer. The number drowned was 277 and, had it not been for the sudden capsizing of the vessel, many more would have been saved. Those lost included 19 army officers and 214 other ranks, as well as ten naval ratings and 34 members of the crew. A considerable amount of wreckage and spars was sucked down and this, coming to the surface with great force, killed many who were swimming in the water.

5243 (DHY) 50382 (ICC) Tpr. Geoffrey T Brassey, 913 (DHY) 301870 (CofH) Tpr. Charles T Quaile & 514 (DHY) 345096 (24RWF) Cpl. Gerald Austin Duncan (became Lt in the RAF) in Egypt, 1916.

Tpr. C T Quaile (left) in Egypt, 1916.

Tpr. C T Quaile (Seated 2nd from left) and men from other regiments in Egypt, 1916.

755 (DHY) A/Sgt H M Smith  and SSM James Crinyion 
Egypt, late 1916.

755 (DHY) 345201 (24RWF) Cpl. H M Smith
(Pictured as a Trooper)
Harry reached the rank of Corporal and was an acting Sergeant, he survived the war. He died in 1971.

755 (DHY) Tpr. H M Smith is seated second from the right on the middle row, Egypt, 1916.

SSM John Crinyion in Egypt, 1916.
* Probably at Moghara Camp

DHY Officer Group in Egypt, 1916.
Major Dashwood-Tandy top left.

Colonel Lloyd and major Daswood-Tandy, Egypt, 1916.