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 The history of King Edward\u0027s Horse (The King\u0027s Oversea Dominions Regiment) edited by Lieut.-Colonel Lionel James, D.S.O. \u003ca href=\"https://www.aucklandmuseum.com/collections-research/collections/record/am_library-catalogq40-87629\"\u003eD547.K45 JAM\u003c/a\u003e

The history of King Edward's Horse (The King's Oversea Dominions Regiment) edited by Lieut.-Colonel Lionel James, D.S.O. D547.K45 JAM

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King Edward's Horse

The King’s Overseas Dominions Regiment was initiated by Lt Col George Hamilton in 1901 who had wished for such a regiment from his time in South Africa.

At the outbreak of the First World War King Edward’s Horse was regarded as Divisional Cavalry, an integral part of the British Expeditionary Force although their orders to mobilize were to move to the war station dismounted. The Regiment established itself at Alexandra Palace and under Colonel Sandeman was on war footing.

The role of cavalry was an uncertain position in World War I. The one advantage that the regiment had was that they could move quickly over open ground and not have to stick to roads that were frequently choked with marching units and motor vehicles. King Edward’s Horse lived up to its origins when having to bivouac. The men, relying on their previous homeland experiences, built splendid ‘bivvys’ from the natural materials around them and undertook basic engineering of water management.

The King, closely associated with the regiment at its inception noted that they had displayed the very best of the finest traditions of the British Army.

The regiment officially ceased in 1924, as people tried to forget the dreadful experiences of the war years. The pendulum of austerity and service swung to fun and indulgence before the reality of financial consequences were manifest. Regimental silver and effects were deposited at Haileybury College and still rest there in a cupboard.

Excerpt from Anderson, J. (2018).“King Edward’s Horse – an age passes into history”

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PhotoFamily nameFirst namesForceWarsService # 
179572AbrahamLionel MartynArmyWorld War I, 1914-1918  
83603AdamsNoel PercyArmyWorld War I, 1914-1918  
C122357ArthurBeckham South African War, 1899-1902, World War I, 1914-19181383, 111 
179573BakerR. H.ArmyWorld War I, 1914-1918  
179574BaleF. J.ArmyWorld War I, 1914-1918  
179575BanksDonald WilliamArmyWorld War I, 1914-19182134 
179576BarryA. V.ArmyWorld War I, 1914-1918  
179577BaxterGordon EyreArmyWorld War I, 1914-1918929 
C38322BellWilliam Henry DillonArmyWorld War I, 1914-19181/01 
179578BlackRalph W.ArmyWorld War I, 1914-19181070 
179579BriceCyril SidneyArmyWorld War I, 1914-1918488 
179580BridgemanRobert J.ArmyWorld War I, 1914-19181335 
179581BristedGeoffrey ThornborrowArmyWorld War I, 1914-1918  
179582BromfieldSydney LewisArmyWorld War I, 1914-191862 
179583ChennellsC. H.ArmyWorld War I, 1914-1918  
179584Ching William Thorne WilmotArmyWorld War I, 1914-1918  
179568CooperHenry Mark HughArmyWorld War I, 1914-1918  
179585DarrelRichard Frederick WilliamArmyWorld War I, 1914-19181051 
179586DennistonJohn GeoffreyArmyWorld War I, 1914-1918221 
179587DonaldWalter AlanArmyWorld War I, 1914-1918  
179588DrubeFrederick PeterArmyWorld War I, 1914-1918524 
179589EarleRobert CharlesArmyWorld War I, 1914-19181319 
179590EarleLionelArmyWorld War I, 1914-1918700 
179565FearnleyErnest WalterArmyWorld War I, 1914-19181504 
179569FearnleyWilliam GeorgeArmyWorld War I, 1914-19181503 
179591GracieT. S.ArmyWorld War I, 1914-1918  
179592GrayRonaldArmyWorld War I, 1914-1918  
C124098GriffenGuy FeatherstoneArmySouth African War, 1899-1902, World War I, 1914-19188550 
179593HandfordJ. R.ArmyWorld War I, 1914-1918  
179594HannayJamesArmyWorld War I, 1914-1918578 
179595HarrisonCharles FancourtArmyWorld War I, 1914-1918  
179596HayterFrank GoodenoughArmyWorld War I, 1914-1918607 
179597HellabyJohnArmyWorld War I, 1914-1918  
179598HellabyRichard SydneyArmyWorld War I, 1914-1918  
179601HerapathCyril AlexanderArmyWorld War I, 1914-191894 
179600HerapathBasil Arthur ConradArmyWorld War I, 1914-1918371 
C35215HindleHarold BurnArmyWorld War I, 1914-1918332 
179603HindlesmithArthurArmyWorld War I, 1914-1918563, 28046 
179604HobbsCharlesArmyWorld War I, 1914-1918  
179605IzardTheodore ArthurArmyWorld War I, 1914-1918  
179606JacobArthur CecilArmyWorld War I, 1914-1918  
179607JefferySidney WilliamArmyWorld War I, 1914-19181831 
179608JonesF.ArmyWorld War I, 1914-1918  
179609KellyArthur FrederickArmyWorld War I, 1914-1918177 
C35212KinderThomas HarryArmyWorld War I, 1914-1918  
179610Krogh Henry CharlesArmyWorld War I, 1914-19181377 
179611LightboundAustinArmyWorld War I, 1914-19189 
179614MacConnalConnalArmyWorld War I, 1914-1918  
179612MacDonaldR.ArmyWorld War I, 1914-1918  
180190MayCharlesArmyWorld War I, 1914-1918  
179613McCombWilliam CollingwoodArmyWorld War I, 1914-1918806 
83957McCormackPercy JamesArmyWorld War I, 1914-19181278 
179616McKeaA.ArmyWorld War I, 1914-1918  
179617McKeanArchieArmyWorld War I, 1914-1918384 
179619McLeanJohn A.ArmyWorld War I, 1914-1918780 
179618McLeanF.S.ArmyWorld War I, 1914-1918  
C11113MossmanJames DilworthArmyWorld War I, 1914-191813/187B, 13/1875 
179620MuirJames McLeanArmyWorld War I, 1914-1918287 
179621NathanM. L.ArmyWorld War I, 1914-1918  
C18181NiccolGeorge McLaughlanArmyWorld War I, 1914-1918499 
179623NorthcoteTom FrancisAir ForceWorld War I, 1914-1918324 
179624PainK.W.ArmyWorld War I, 1914-1918  
179625PhillipsErnest IvorArmyWorld War I, 1914-1918238 
179626PinckneyJohn WilliamArmyWorld War I, 1914-1918505 
179627PyeAllanArmyWorld War I, 1914-19181154 
179628ReadH. MontrayArmyWorld War I, 1914-1918  
C53873RichGeoffrey GordonArmyWorld War I, 1914-19187/424 
179629Ridgeway William KempArmyWorld War I, 1914-19181593 
179630RobbieAlexander BertramArmyWorld War I, 1914-19181053 
89637RobertonJames Basil WilkieArmyWorld War I, 1914-1918, World War II, 1939-1945462018 
179570RogersHarry WilliamArmyWorld War I, 1914-19181440 
179632RussellGeorge GrayArmyWorld War I, 1914-1918  
179633SaundersErnest ValdrentArmyWorld War I, 1914-19181265 
179634SharpeBasil C.ArmyWorld War I, 1914-19181125 
179635ShennanWatson DouglasArmyWorld War I, 1914-1918508 
179636ShermanW.D.ArmyWorld War I, 1914-1918  
89774SmeetonWarwick JamesArmyWorld War I, 1914-1918, World War II, 1939-1945800152, TF813510 
179638StewartJohn FrancisArmyWorld War I, 1914-19181376 
179639StubberfieldIsaac MarchantArmyWorld War I, 1914-19181535 
179571SunderlandGeoffreyArmyWorld War I, 1914-1918509 
179640TomlinsonD. M.ArmyWorld War I, 1914-1918  
179641TwopenyRichard Ernest NowellArmyWorld War I, 1914-1918  
179644WadworthWilliamArmyWorld War I, 1914-1918  
179642WatsonW. E.ArmyWorld War I, 1914-1918  
C35207WilliamsSelwyn ColdhamArmyWorld War I, 1914-1918  
179643WilliamsSamuel R.ArmyWorld War I, 1914-1918184 
179645YounghusbandLeigh NormanArmyWorld War I, 1914-1918  

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