Reserve Regiment


Figure 31:  Group of Australians serving in the Reserve Squadron of King Edward’s Horse taken at Longford, Ireland in 1916.  The Officers are captioned as MacBean? and Moffat. The Trooper on the far right in the front row is identified as John Gardiner (The King Edward’s Horse Senior and Junior Old Comrades’ Association Annual Bulletin. Number 19, 13, 1952). 

In 1917 the Reserve Squadron was commanded by Major (temporary Lieutenant Colonel Martin Foster Dick (Figure 32). Major Dick had been the Officer in Command of the Mounted Party of the King Edward’s Horse at the 1911 Coronation Parade. He went on to commanded the Regiment in France in 1917-18.
 
Figure 32: Major (temporary Lieutenant Colonel Martin Foster Dick who commanded the Reserve Squadron of King Edward’s Horse in Ireland in 1917 (Lieutenant Colonel Lionel James. The History of King Edwards Horse (The King's Overseas Dominions Regiment). London: Sifton, Praed & Co, 1921).  

Lieutenant Colonel Lionel James returned to command the Reserve Regiment in 1917-18.

Figure 33:  Marlborough Barracks Dublin 1918. Back row: 2/Lt. Swaine, 2/Lt. Brownell, 2/Lt. Freeman, 2/Lt. Bolus, Lt. Tutt, 2/Lt. Alexander, 2/Lt. Crompton, 2/Lt. Campbell and 2/Lt. Meikle.  Sitting: Lt. Patell, Capt. Bradburn (Adjt.), Lt.-Col. L. James (C.O.), Capt. Ramsey and Capt. Hope. Front row: 2/Lt. Orr-Ewing, 2/Lt. Churchouse, 2/Lt. Herapath, 2 Lt. Baker and 2/Lt. Cox. (The King Edward’s Horse Senior and Junior Old Comrades’ Association Annual Bulletin. Number 14, 1947).