King Edward's Horse Reserve


King Edward's Horse Reserve King Edward's Horse Reserve
A Reserve Squadron was formed at Chelsea in August 1914 to provide a cadre of Troopers to the other four Squadrons.  The Reserve Squadron moved to Bishop Storford in May 1915, crossed to Ireland in July 1915.  They were attached to the 8th Reserve Cavalry Regiment at the Curragh (Figure 18, upper image).

Figure 18, upper image:  Australians in the 4th Troop Reserve at Curragh circa 1915. Back row: Haddin, Sullivan, Stretch, L. Leake and Hawkins.  Centre row: Withers, Lieutenant Montgomery, Lieutenant Syme and Corporal Boileau.  Front row: -, E. Leake, -, Fry (The King Edward’s Horse Senior and Junior Old Comrades’ Association Annual Bulletin. Number 19: 19, 1952). 

The Squadron moved to Longford, Ireland in April 1916 (Figure 19, bottom image) and then to Dublin in February 1917 where it was expanded to a reserve Regiment.

Figure 19, bottom image:  1st and 2nd Troops of the Reserve Squadron of King Edward’s Horse taken at Longford, Ireland in 1916 (The King Edward’s Horse Senior and Junior Old Comrades’ Association Annual Bulletin. Number 20: 20, 1953).