2nd Mounted Division

The 2nd Mounted Division was formed on 02 September 1914 by the joining of already existing Territorial Force mounted brigades. Formed in East Anglia the division remained here until April 1915 when it went to Egypt. In August 1915 its units started to dismount and prepare for service on Gallipoli. Due to heavy casualties the division had to be reinforced by newly arrived mounted brigades from Great Britain and the original five brigades formed the 1st and 2nd Mounted Composite Brigades. The division served at Suvla from 18 August 1915 until the evacuation on 19/20 December 1915, it now returned to Egypt. Once back in Egypt the division started to break up and by 21 January 1916 it ceased to exist.

Battles and Engagements
Gallipoli

To be added.

 

   

 

Mounted Units

 

1/1st South Midland Mounted Brigade. (In May 1915 the brigade was renamed to 1st (1/1st South Midland) Mounted Brigade. Amalgamated with the 2nd (1/2nd South Midland) Mounted Brigade Sep - Dec 1915 to form the 1st Composite Mounted Brigade. When the 2nd Mounted Division was broken up the brigade became the 5th Mounted Brigade).

1/1st Gloucestershire Yeomanry. 31 Aug 1914 - Jan 1916. To the 5th Mounted Brigade.
1/1st Warwickshire Yeomanry. 31 Aug 1914 - Jan 1916. To the 5th Mounted Brigade.
1/1st Worcestershire Yeomanry. 31 Aug 1914 - Jan 1916. To the 5th Mounted Brigade.

 

 

1/2nd South Midland Mounted Brigade. (In May 1915 the brigade was renamed to 2nd (1/2nd South Midland) Mounted Brigade. Amalgamated with the 1st (1/1st South Midland) Mounted Brigade Sep - Dec 1915 to form the 1st Composite Mounted Brigade. When the 2nd Mounted Division was broken up the brigade became the 6th Mounted Brigade).

1/1st Dorset Yeomanry. Sep 1914 - Jan 1916. To the 6th Mounted Brigade.
1/1st Berkshire Yeomanry. Sep 1914 - Jan 1916. To the 6th Mounted Brigade.
1/1st Buckinghamshire Yeomanry. Sep 1914 - Jan 1916. To the 6th Mounted Brigade.
1/1st Oxfordshire Yeomanry. Sep 1914 - Sep 1914. Left the division and went to France as GHQ Troops.

 

1/1st Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Mounted Brigade. (In May 1915 the brigade was renamed to 3rd (1/1st Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire) Mounted Brigade. Amalgamated with the 4th (1/1st London) Mounted Brigade Sep - Dec 1915 to form the 2nd Composite Mounted Brigade. When the 2nd Mounted division was broken up the brigade became the 7th Mounted Brigade).

1/1st Derbyshire Yeomanry. 02 Sep 1914 - Jan 1916. To the 7th Mounted Brigade.
1/1st Nottinghamshire Yeomanry. 02 Sep 1914 - Jan 1916. To the 7th Mounted Brigade.
1/1st South Nottinghamshire Hussars. 02 Sep 1914 - Jan 1916. To the 7th Mounted Brigade.

 

 

1/1st Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Mounted Brigade. (In May 1915 the brigade was renamed to 3rd (1/1st Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire) Mounted Brigade. Amalgamated with the 4th (1/1st London) Mounted Brigade Sep - Dec 1915 to form the 2nd Composite Mounted Brigade. When the 2nd Mounted division was broken up the brigade became the 7th Mounted Brigade).

1/1st Derbyshire Yeomanry. 02 Sep 1914 - Jan 1916. To the 7th Mounted Brigade.
1/1st Nottinghamshire Yeomanry. 02 Sep 1914 - Jan 1916. To the 7th Mounted Brigade.
1/1st South Nottinghamshire Hussars. 02 Sep 1914 - Jan 1916. To the 7th Mounted Brigade.

 

1/1st London Mounted Brigade. (In May 1915 the brigade was renamed to 4th (1/1st London) Mounted Brigade. Amalgamated with the 3rd (1/1st Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire) Mounted Brigade Sep - Dec 1915 to form the 2nd Composite Mounted Brigade. When the 2nd Mounted Division was broken up the brigade became the 8th Mounted Brigade).

1/1st City of London Yeomanry. 02 Sep 1914 - Jan 1916. To the 8th Mounted Brigade.
1/1st County of London Yeomanry. 02 Sep 1914 - Jan 1916. To the 8th Mounted Brigade.
1/3rd County of London Yeomanry. 02 Sep 1914 - Jan 1916. To the 8th Mounted Brigade.

 

 

1st and 2nd Composite Mounted Brigades.

These two brigades were formed Sep - Dec 1915. The 1st Composite Mounted Brigade was made up from the 1/1st and 1/2nd South Midland Mounted Brigades and consisted of the 1st and 2nd South Midland Regiments, each regiment being made up an amalgamation of the three yeomanry regiments in the brigade. The 2nd Composite Mounted Brigade was made up in the same was but consisted of the 3rd Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment and the 4th London Regiment.

 

1/1st Scottish Horse Mounted Brigade. (Joined the division Sep 1915, left the division 22 Dec 1915 and went to Egypt where it was absorbed by the 1st Dismounted Brigade).

1/1st Scottish Horse. Sep 1915 - 22 Dec 1915. To the 1st Dismounted Brigade.
1/2nd Scottish Horse. Sep 1915 - 22 Dec 1915. To the 1st Dismounted Brigade.
1/3rd Scottish Horse. Sep 1915 - 22 Dec 1915. To the 1st Dismounted Brigade.

 

 

1/1st Highland Mounted Brigade. (Joined the division Sep 1915, left the division 22 Dec 1915 and went to Egypt where it was absorbed by the 2nd Dismounted Brigade).

1/1st Fife and Forfar Yeomanry. Sep 1915 - 22 Dec 1915. To the 2nd Dismounted Brigade.
1/1st Lovat's Scouts. Sep 1915 - 22 Dec 1915. To the 2nd Dismounted Brigade.
1/2nd Lovat's Scouts. Sep 1915 - 22 Dec 1915. To the 2nd Dismounted Brigade.

 

5th Mounted Brigade. (Joined the division Aug 1915, left the division Dec 1915 and returned to Egypt where it joined the Western Frontier Force).

1/1st Hertfordshire Yeomanry. Aug 1915 - Dec 1915. To the Western Frontier Force.
1/2nd County of London Yeomanry. Aug 1915 - Dec 1915. To the Western Frontier Force.

 

   

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