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Authors and Contributors this page: T.F. Mills
Page created 1 November 2000. Corrected and updated 16.06.2006
Royal 1st Devon Yeomanry
United Kingdom 
  Titles & Lineage
  History & War Service
  Battle Honours
  Colours, Standards and Guidons

  Badges and Uniforms

Note: This is a battalion history of the part-time reserves, which are normally liable for full-time active service only in an emergency. See the main regimental page(s) as linked below for more information.
How to find information about individuals who served in this corps
  Titles and Lineage English County Index
Alphabetic Index of Titles
1794.05.15 1st Devon Troop
East Devon Troop of Yeomanry Cav
1796 Royal East Devon Yeomanry Cavalry
1803 1st Devonshire Yeomanry Cavalry absorbed into Devon Legion
1808 Royal East Devon Yeomanry Cavalry
1838 disbanded
1871 Royal 1st Devonshire Yeomanry Cavalry
HQ at Exeter
1893.04.01 troops reorganised in squadrons
1900 co-sponsored 27th Coy, 7th Bn, Imperial Yeomanry
1901.04.17 Royal 1st Devon Imperial Yeomanry
reorganised in four sqns and MG sec
1908.04.01 Royal 1st Devon Yeomanry
transferred to T.F. with HQ at Exeter; trained and equipped as hussars
  • A Squadron at Thorverton (dets at Crediton, Tiverton, Rackenford, Cullompton, Bampton)
  • B Squadron at Ottery St. Mary (dets at Exmouth, Exeter, Axminster, Sidmouth, Dawlish)
  • C Squadron at Totnes (dets at Moreton Hampstead, Bovey Tracey, Newton Abbot, Dartmouth, Kingsbridge, Plymouth)
  • D Squadron at Bodmin (Cornwall) (dets at Launceston, Camelford, Liskeard, Truro, Helston, Penzance)
1920.02.07 reconstituted in T.A. with HQ at Exeter
1920.06.07 amalgamated with Royal North Devon Yeomanry, to form 11th (Devon) Army Brigade, RFA
  Associated Regular Regiments:
    Hussars 1908-1920
  History (Links) & War Service Introduction to Volunteers
pip Royal 1st Devon Yeomanry, by Chris Baker (The British Army in the Great War)
pip Royal 1st Devon Yeomanry, by Brad Chappell (The Regimental Warpath 1914-1918)
Deployment and War Service of Units:
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Biography and Gallantry Awards:
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Associations, Forums and Re-Enactors:
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Museums, Monuments, Memorials and Chapels:
Military Museum of Devon and Dorset, Dorchester (Army Museums Ogilby Trust)
The Keep Military Museum, Dorchester (Simonides listing)
Royal Devon Yeomanry Collection, Museum of North Devon, Barnstaple (Army Museums Ogilby Trust)
monument The Keep Military Museum, Dorchester (museum site)
monument Royal Devon Yeomanry Museum, Barnstaple (Simonides listing)
The Keep Military Museum, Dorchester ( listing)
  Battle Honours Index of Battle Honours
Index of Wars

South Africa 1900-01

The Great War:  Somme 1918, Bapaume 1918, Hindenburg Line, �p�hy, France and Flanders 1918, Gallipoli 1915, Egypt 1916-17, Gaza, Jerusalem, Tell 'Asur, Palestine 1917-18

  Colours, Standards and Guidons Introduction to Colours
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Record of Colours:
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  Uniforms and Badges
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  Honorary Colonels Index of Royal Colonels
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1842.08.16 Lt-Col. J. W. Buller
  Honorary Colonel:
1877.03.03 Hon. Col. Sir John Thomas Buller Duckworth, 2nd Bt.
1894.08.08 Hon. Col. Lord Henry Reginald Courtenay
<1900> vacant
1902.02.10 Hon. Col. Sir J. Shelley, Bt., TD [to 1920]
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  Bibliography How To Find Books
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