3rd Cavalry Division

The 3rd Cavalry Division was formed at Lugershall September 1914. It was originally formed with two brigades the 6th and 7th. The 8th Cavalry Brigade was formed in Belgium 20 November 1914. At times during the war the division served in the trenches as infantry, each Cavalry Brigade once dismounted formed a dismounted regiment under the command of a Brigadier. The 3rd Cavalry Division served in France and Flanders until the Armistice.

Battles and Engagements
France and Flanders

Defence of Antwerp. 9 - 10 Oct 1914.
Battle of Langemarck. 21 - 24 Oct 1914.
Battle of Gheluvelt. 29 - 31 Oct 1914.
Battle of Nonne Bosschen. 11 Nov 1914.

 

 

Battle of Frezenberg. 11 - 13 May 1915.
Battle of Loos. 26 - 28 Sep 1915.

 

First Battle of the Scarpe. 9 - 12 Apr 1917, including the capture of Monchy le Preux.

 

 

Battle of St. Quentin. 21 - 23 Mar 1918.
Actions of the Somme Crossings. 24 - 25 Mar 1918.
Battle of the Avre. 4 Apr 1918.
Battle of Amiens. 8 - 11 Aug 1918.
Battle of Cambrai. 8 - 9 Oct 1918.
The Persuit to the Selle. 9 - 12 Oct 1918.

 

 

Cavalry Units

 

6th Cavalry Brigade.

3rd Dragoon Guards. 04 Nov 1914 - 11 Nov 1918.
1st Dragoons. 19 Sep 1914 - 11 Nov 1918.
10th Hussars. 22 Sep 1914 - 20 Nov 1914. to the 8th Cavalry Brigade.
10th Hussars. 12 Mar 1918 - 11 Nov 1918.
1st North Somerset Yeomanry. 13 Nov 1914 - 13 Mar 1918. To the 8th Cavalry Brigade.

 

 

7th Cavalry Brigade.

1st Life Guards. 01 Sep 1914 - 10 Mar 1918. Left the Division.
2nd Life Guards. 01 Sep 1914 - 10 Mar 1918. Left the Division.
Royal Horse Guards. 01 Sep 1914 - 21 Nov 1914. To the 8th Cavalry Division.
Royal Horse Guards. 07 Nov 1917 - 10 Mar 1918. Left the Division.
7th Dragoons Guards. 10 Mar 1918 - 11 Nov 1918.
6th Dragoons. 10 Mar 1918 - 11 Nov 1918.
17th Lancers. 10 Mar 1918 - 11 Nov 1918.
1st Leicestershire Yeomanry. 12 Nov 1914 - 07 Nov 1917. To the 8th Cavalry Brigade.

 

8th Cavalry Brigade. (Left the Division Mar 1918).

Royal Horse Guards. 21 Nov 1914 - 07 Nov 1917. To the 7th Cavalry Brigade.
10th Hussars. 20 Nov 1914 - 12 Mar 1918. To the 6th Cavalry Brigade.
1st Leicestershire Yeomanry. 07 Nov 1917 - 14 Mar 1918. Left the Division with the Brigade.
1st North Somerset Yeomanry. 13 Mar 1918 - 14 Mar 1918. Left the Division with the Brigade.
1st Essex Yeomanry. 11 Dec 1914 - 14 Mar 1918. Left the Division with the Brigade.

 

 

Canadian Cavalry Brigade.

To be added.

Attached Troops.

C Sqn Yorkshire Dragoons. 21 Apr 1916 - 09 May 1916. to the II Corps Cavalry.
19th Divisional Cyclist Coy. 21 Apr 1916 - 07 May 1916. To the III Corps Cyclist Bn.

 

   

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