SMG65, on 12 February 2012 - 08:45 PM, said:
I have been loaned a photo album by my mother in law's friend.
It belonged to her cousin, Herbert Sydney Green who served with the Middlesex Hussars (1st County of London)
It has about 200 photos in it and each one has written in pen under it details of the photo and the names of soldiers in the photos.
The photos are of England, Gallipoli, Le Havre, Suez, Geneffe, Bela, Damascus, etc.
There are some photos in it that I have seen before, Chocolate Hill, Dead Mans Gully.
However there are a lot of individual soldiers, (Troopers Andrews, O'Shea, Summerfield, Taylor, Burdett, Faulkes, Owen, Cpls Twinkentine & Luker, to name a few)
I'm a Western Front man and don't know much about this unit or its actions, so could anybody give me a timeline of their postings/actions please.
I am going to try and track her cousins war and write it up for her (at no charge).
Dear Sean. I have a fair deal of info on the Middlesex Hussars for the period from the outbreak of the War up to and including Gallipoli. The main sources are;
1. "Historical Records of the Middlesex Hussars 1797- 1927" by Charles Stonham and Benson Freeman which covers WWI of course.
2. "Yarn of a Yeoman" by SF Hatton who served in WWI
3. "In the Sideshows" by Capt Wedgwood Benn (later Lord Stansgate) acting Adj at Gallipoli
4. War Diary cover the regiment's service in WWI in detail. Available online from the National Archives for only £3.50
5. Trooper Bulwinkle Middlesex Hussars Diary 11th Apr - 9th Sep 1915 (National Army Museum)
6. SSM Dixon's Album - Liddle Collection - I suspect some of the photos will be the same as Dixon's photos appear in a few places with multiple archives claiming copyright.
I have copies of 1-5 as well as the 1914-15 Star Hussars Medal Roll from the National Archive (all Regular and Yeomanry (TF) Hussar Regiments were bundled into one massive alphabetical medal roll - 660 pages). I photographed every page so if you need to check names against the medal roll and compare to the MICs it can sometimes be useful to resolve anomalies in name spellings/MIC transcription errors. The MICs were compiled from these rolls, so in theory the rolls should have fewer errors.
Edit: The following men appear on the roll
1. 463 Pte Ernest H Luker 1 C of L Y Disembarked (3) on 28.4.15... KIA 27.10.17
2. 3169 Pte John M Owen 1 C of L Y Disembarked (3) on 28.4.15 ... AR"Z" 3.3.19
3. 3226 L/Cpl Reginald Faulkes 1 C of L Y Disembarked (3) on 29.4.15 commissioned into the MGC
By the standards of the Yeomanry who served at Gallipoli there is more information on this unit than any other so you are in luck. The period in Egypt and Palestine is equally well served.
I have PM'd you with more details. Regards MG