Roll of Honour of Officers of the Royal Gloucestershire Hussars

Who Died in the Great War

 

Copyright and source:  British Military Badges

Regimental Details of the Royal Gloucestershire Hussars as published in The Army List (August 1914)

 

No

Date Died

Surname

Forenames

Rank

Decs

Age

Cause

Country

Location

Cemetery/Memorial

Notes

1915

1

21st August

GETHING

Hugh Bagnall

2Lt

-

31

KIA

Turkey

Hill 112, E of Chocolate Hill, Gallipoli

Green Hill Cemetery, Gallipoli

-

1916

2

26th February

BENGOUGH

John Crosbie

Capt

MiD

27

KIA

Egypt

Agagia, east of Sidi Barrani, Egypt

Alexandria (Chatby) Military Cemetery

(1)

3

23rd April

ELCHO

Hugo Francis, Lord Charteris

Capt

MiD

32

KIA

Egypt

Katia, east of Kantara and Suez Canal

Jerusalem Memorial

-

4

23rd April

HICKS-BEACH

Michael Hugh, Viscount Quenington

Lt

MiD

39

DOW

Egypt

Military Hospital at Cairo

Cairo New British Protestant Cemetery

(2)

5

23rd April

LLOYD-BAKER

Michael Granville Lloyd

Capt

MiD

43

KIA

Egypt

Katia, east of Kantara and Suez Canal

Jerusalem Memorial

-

6

23rd April

SMITH

Wyndham Alexander

2Lt

-

29

KIA

Egypt

Katia, east of Kantara and Suez Canal

Jerusalem Memorial

-

1917

7

9th January

CLIFFORD

Henry Francis

Major

-

45

KIA

Egypt

Rafa, east of Suez Canal

Kantara War Memorial Cemetery

-

8

24th March

TILLETT

Reginald Alfred William

2Lt

-

22

KIAA

France

West of Arras

Warlencourt Halte British Cemetery

(3)

9

12th November

ANDERSON

Robert Graham

Lt

-

27

KIA

Egypt

Near El Faluje, Gaza

Gaza War Cemetery

-

10

12th November

HERBERT

The Hon Elidyr John Bernard

Capt

O.W.E

36

KIA

Egypt

Near El Faluje, Gaza

Gaza War Cemetery

(4)

11

1st December

ELLIS

Herbert Pearce

Lt

-

31

DOW

Egypt

West of Jerusalem

Jerusalem Memorial

-

1918

12

29th June

GUISE

Reginald Edward

Lt

MC

21

KIA

France

Le Cornet Perdu, Nieppe Forest

Aval Wood Military Cemetery, Vieux-Berquin

(5)

13

5th July

HORLICK

Gerald Nolekin

Major

MiD*

30

DOI

Egypt

No 17 Gen Hosp, Alexandria

Alexandra War Memorial Cemetery

(6)

1920

14

2nd January

KEMBLE

Harold William

Capt

-

49

DOI

UK

Hospital In UK

Quenington (St Swithin's) Church Cemetery

(7)

Notes:

1.   BENGOUGH was attached to Dorset Yeomanry (Queen's Own).   Killed at Battle of Agagia.

2.   HICKS-BEACH wounded at Katia.

3.   TILLETT seconded to 8th Squadron Royal Flying Corps.

4.   HERBERT seconded to 19th Sqn Machine Gun Corps  (Cavalry).   Order of the White Eagle (Serbia).

5.   GUISE seconded to 12th Battalion Gloucestershire Regiment.

6.   HORLICK seconded to 19th Sqn Machine Gun Corps  (Cavalry).

7.   KEMBLE was seconded to Army Remounts Depot, Shirehampton, during the war years.  

Regimental History

 

Formed at Badminton on 30th March 1834 as the Gloucestershire Yeomanry Cavalry and the title  "Royal" granted in 1841.   Renamed in 1846 as The Royal Gloucestershire Hussars.   In 1898 a company from the regiment served in the Boer War.

On outbreak of Great War, the regiment was assigned to 1st South Midland Brigade based at Newbury Racecourse.   2nd and 3rd line regiments were being formed from September 1914.  

 

1st/1st Regiment arrived in Alexandria, Egypt on 21st April 1915.   Landed at Suvla Bay on 14th August 1915, served as dismounted infantry at Chocolate Hill and Hill 122.   Returned to Alexandria on 22nd November 1915.   Served as cavalry with 5th Mounted Brigade/13th Cavalry Brigade in Egypt and Palestine up to end of war.

 

2nd/1st Regiment.   Formed September 1914 and joined 2nd/1st South Midland Mounted Brigade at Cirencester.   Moved to Norfolk joining 2nd/2nd Mounted Division in June 1915.   Became a Cyclist unit in March 1916 and joined 8th Cyclist Brigade, 2nd Cyclist Division in Kent then Ipswich.   In November 1916 joined 12th (Glos & Worcs Yeomanry) Cyclist Regt at Ipswich with 4th Cyclist Bde.   By April 1918, unit has resumed identity and was served in Dublin to the end of the war.

 

3rd/1st Regiment.   Formed in 1915 and joined 4th (Reserve) Cavalry Regiment at Tidworth in April 1916.   Absorbed by 5th (Reserve) Cavalry Regiment at Tidworth in 1917.

Battle Honours - 3, earned at:   Gallipoli 1915, Egypt 1915 - 1917, Palestine 1917 - 1918

 

Page last updated:  20th November 2017

 

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