WELSH YEOMANRY AT WAR


WELSH YEOMANRY AT WAR

STEVEN JOHN    Book Number: 90754    Product format: Paperback

A history of the 24th (Pembroke & Glamorgan Yeomanry) Battalion, the Welsh Regiment from Pen & Sword military books. Soon after the Great War, following many years of part time soldiering as cavalry troops on home defence duties, the members of various British Yeomanry regiments were asked to volunteer for overseas service. In 1916, officered by well-known members of the landed gentry, two of the Welsh Yeomanry regiments, the Pembroke & Glamorgan, were amongst many who embarked for foreign service for the first time in their history. Spending the next 12 months in Egypt during the campaign against the Senussi tribesmen, the two regiments merged to form the 24th Battalion, Welsh Regiment, which joined the 74th (Yeomanry) Division to take part in the historic offensive into Palestine that ultimately led to the liberation of the Holy City of Jerusalem after 400 years of Ottoman rule. In May 1918, after two years of hard campaigning in the Palestinian desert, the 24th Welsh embarked for France with the rest of the 74th Division, joining the Allied forces in the victorious 100-day offensive against the Germans. This book sheds important new light on the battalion's almost forgotten campaign in Palestine which saw many of its troops killed and buried in the Holy Land and also tells the enthralling story of its short but arduous period in France. Appendices listing casualties by name, rank, number, regiment and date of death, officers, and Honours and Awards. Dozens of maps, archive photos and contemporary photos, 200 page large softback.
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ISBN 9781473867932
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