Pembroke Yeomanry Papers

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Miscellaneous papers relating to the history of Pembroke Yeomanry, [c. 1800]-1987, including regimental histories, articles, books, notes, lists of graves and officers, and photographs.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Pembroke Yeomanry was originally a volunteer cavalry force created in Pembrokeshire in 1794 as part of the Government's strategy for bolstering Britain's internal defences against France. The Yeomanry saw their first action during the French landing at Fishguard in 1797, becoming the only British Army unit to hold a battle honour for action within the British Isles. The Pembroke Yeomanry saw service in various theatres, notably the Boer War and the First World War. It survived through various reorganisations and by 1987 had become the 224 (Pembroke Yeomanry) Squadron, Royal Corps of Transport (Volunteers).

Arrangement

Arranged into the following: Pembroke Yeomanry; miscellaneous items; and Pembroke Yeomanry.

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions

Acquisition Information

Deposited by the County Museum Service, 1999.

Note

Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Pembrokeshire Record Office, Pembroke Yeomanry - Files, catalogue; Howell, R. L., The Pembroke Yeomanry (Haverfordwest, 1987).

Other Finding Aids

Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Pembrokeshire Record Office.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply

Appraisal Information

All records have been retained

Custodial History

Previously part of the Pembroke Yeomanry files of the County Museum Service.

Accruals

Accruals are not expected

Geographical Names