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The Hertfordshire Hussar's
Cap badge of the Hertfordshire Hussars

In August 1914 The Herfordshire Hussars became apart of the the Eastern Mounted Brigade soon afterwhich they were moved to Egypt. On there return they (19 January 1915) they joined the Yeomanry Mounted Brigade. This Brigade was originally an independent command formed in Egypt in January 1915. It moved to Gallipoli as dismounted troops and was attached to 2nd Mounted Division and was redesignated 5th Mounted Brigade. On return to Egypt in December 1915, the Brigade remounted and moved to the Western Frontier Force.

In March 1916 the Regiment was split up: RHQ and A Squadron joined 54th Division until in September 1916 - RHQ was broken up and in August 1917 A Squadron joined XXI Corps Cavalry in Palestine.

B Squadron joined 11th Division in England until on 12 July 1916 they joined VI Corps Cavalry: in early 1917 it moved again to XVIII Corps Cavalry Regiment, In May 1917 it became GHQ Troops. in July 1917 it returned to Egypt and in May 1918 joined XXI Corps Cavalry in Palestine.

D Squadron moved to Mesopotamia, initially on Lines of Communication in July 1916 it joined 13th Division, and in December of that year it moved to III (Tigris) Corps Cavalry Regiment. In August 1917 it moved to the 15th (Indian) Division, and in May 1918 the Lines of Communication in the North Persia Force.

It reformed again in September 1914, and remained in UK, however all fit men were sent as drafts to France in March 1918. The remained in United Kingdom until absorbed in 6th Reserve Cavalry Regiment in February 1917.

 

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