4th County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters) [UK]
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Authors and Contributors this page: T.F. Mills
Page created 1 November 2000. Corrected and updated 12.06.2006
 
 
 4th County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters),
and
King Edward's Horse
 
United Kingdom 
  Titles & Lineage
  History & War Service
  Battle Honours
  Colours, Standards and Guidons

  Badges and Uniforms
  Colonels
 Traditions
 Bibliography

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
1901.11 4th County of London Imperial Yeomanry (King's Colonials)
formed with HQ at Charing Cross, London, as a yeomanry regiment (named for King Edward VII) from overseas volunteers resident in England, with "colonial" squadrons:     
 
  • A Squadron (British Asian)
  • B Squadron (British American) [i.e. Canadian]
  • C Squadron (Australasian)
  • D Squadron (British African) [i.e. South African]
1902? New Zealand Squadron formed, and C Squadron redesignated "Australian"
1905 The King's Colonials, Imperial Yeomanry
1909 colony squadrons discontinued
19uu HQ moved to Duke of York's HQ, Chelsea
1910 King Edward's Horse (The King's Oversea Dominions Regiment)
1913 transferred to Special Reserve and lost yeomanry status
1924.03.21 disbanded

1939.09.27 4th County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters)
formed as duplicate of 3rd County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters) from nucleus of latter, perpetuating title but not battle honours of 1901 regiment
1944.08.01 amalgamated with 3rd County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters), to form
3rd/4th County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters)
 
     
  Associated Regular Regiments:
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  History (Links) & War Service Introduction to Volunteers
History:
pip History of the Kent and Sharpshooters Yeomanry (Army site)
pip King Edward's Horse, by Chris Baker (The British Army in the Great War)
   
Deployment and War Service of Units:
1st King Edward's Horse [1914-1918]
  2nd King Edward's Horse [1914-1918]
  4th County of London Yeomanry [1939-1944]
 
Biography and Gallantry Awards:
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Associations, Forums and Re-Enactors:
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Museums, Monuments, Memorials and Chapels:
monument Kent and Sharpshooters Yeomanry Museum, Edenbridge (Army Museums Ogilby Trust)
monument Kent and Sharpshooters Yeomanry Museum, Edenbridge (Simonides listing)
Alliances:
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8th Princess Louise's New Brunswick Hussars

1910?-1924
Australia flag 1st Light Horse Regiment (Central Queensland) 1910?-1924
Australia flag 2nd Light Horse Regiment (Queensland Mounted Infantry) 1910?-1924
Australia flag 3rd Light Horse Regiment (Darling Downs) 1910?-1924
Australia flag 4th Light Horse Regiment (New South Wales Northern River Lancers) 1910?-1924
Australia flag 5th Light Horse Regiment (New England) 1910?-1924
Australia flag 6th Light Horse Regiment (Hunter River Lancers) 1910?-1924
Australia flag 7th Light Horse Regiment (New South Wales Lancers) 1910?-1924
Australia flag 9th Light Horse Regiment (New South Wales Mounted Rifles) 1910?-1924
Australia flag 11th Light Horse Regiment (Australian Horse) 1910?-1924
Australia flag 13th Light Horse Regiment (Gippsland) 1910?-1924
Australia flag 15th Light Horse Regiment (Northern River Lancers) 1908-1924
Australia flag 16th Light Horse Regiment (Indi) 1910?-1924
Australia flag 17th Light Horse Regiment (Campaspe Valley) 1910?-1924
Australia flag 19th Light Horse Regiment (Yarrowee) 1910?-1924
Australia flag 20th Light Horse Regiment (Corangamito) 1910?-1924
Australia flag 22nd Light Horse Regiment (South Australian Mounted Rifles) 1910?-1924
Australia flag 23rd Light Horse Regiment (Barossa) 1910?-1924
Australia flag 24th Light Horse Regiment (Flinders) 1910?-1924
Australia flag 25th Light Horse Regiment (Western Australian Mounted Rifles) 1910?-1924
Australia flag 26th Light Horse Regiment (Tasmanian Mounted Infantry) 1910?-1924
Australia flag 27th Light Horse Regiment (North Queensland) 1910?-1924
Australia flag 28th Light Horse Regiment (Illawarra) 1910?-1924
Australia flag 29th Light Horse Regiment (Port Philip Horse) 1910?-1924
1st Mounted Rifles (Canterbury Yeomanry Cavalry) 1910?-1921
The Canterbury Yeomanry Cavalry 1921-1924
Queen Alexandra's 2nd Mounted Rifles 1910?-1924
3rd (Auckland) Mounted Rifles 1910?-1924
4th (Waikato) Mounted Rifles
-1924
5th Mounted Rifles (Otago Hussars) 1910?-1921
The Otago Mounted Rifles 1921-1924
6th (Manawatu) Mounted Rifles
-1924
7th (Southland) Mounted Rifles
-1924
8th (South Canterbury) Mounted Rifles
-1924
9th (Wellington East Coast) Mounted Rifles
-1924
10th (Nelson) Mounted Rifles
-1924
12th (Otago) Mounted Rifles
-1924
5th Mounted Rifles (Cape Light Horse) 1910?-1924
 
 
  Battle Honours Index of Battle Honours
Index of Wars

King Edward's Horse

The Great War1 Loos, Ypres 1917, Pilckem, Cambrai 1917, Lys, Estaires, Hazebrouck, Pursuit to Mons, France and Flanders 1915-16 '18, Italy 1917-18


4th County of London Yeomanry

[The Second World War:  honours granted jointly to 3rd/4th County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters)]

1. Honours not inherited by 4th County of London Yeomanry of 1939-44.

  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
  Honorary Colonel, King Edward's Horse:
1901.11.29 F.M. HM King George V [as Prince of Wales]
  Colonel-in-Chief, King Edward's Horse:
1910? F.M. HM King George V [to 1924]
     
  Honorary Colonel, 4th County of London Yeomanry [1939-1944]:
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  Traditions
 
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  Bibliography How To Find Books

James, Lionel. The history of King Edward's Horse (The King's Oversea Dominions Regiment). London : Sifton, Praed, 1921.

Graham, Andrew. Sharpshooters at war; the 3rd, the 4th and the 3rd/4th County of London Yeomanry, 1939 to 1945. London : Sharpshooters Regimental Association, 1964.
Allen, W. D. (Walter D.); Cawston, Roy. Carpiquet bound : a pictorial tribute to 4th County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters) 1939 to 1944. Ewell : Chiavari, 1997.
Onslow, William Arthur Bampfylde Onslow, 6th Earl of. Men and sand. London : Saint Catherine Press, 1961
Fisher, John. Sharpshooter snapshots. Wells : Portway, 1996.