Posted 04 June 2012 - 11:49 am
Noted your comments on the 1st King Edwards Horse & Cambrai - it was the A Squadron that was attached to the 51st Division, while the rest of the regiment was under direct orders of the 186th Brigade of the 62nd Division.
The role of A Squadron (Major Furse) on the first day was
to maintain liaison between the 51st Division and the 1st Cavalry Division
to be ready to send patrols on Cantaing and Anneux
in certain eventualities to cover the advance of the 154th Brigade upon Fontaine-Notre-Dame.
Owing, however to the failure of the attack upon Flesquieres the Squadron had little to do that day and passed the night at Metz-en-Couture. On the 21st they followed the Division after the capture of Flesquieres and during the next two days did much useful patrolling and liaison work. On the evening of the 23rd the Squadron was sent to relieve a Squadron of the Queens bays in the line at Cantaing and remained in occupation of this position of the line until relieved on the 25th by the 11th Motor Machine Gun Battery. On the 26th after leaving with the Guards Division, which had relieved the 51st, certain patrol for liaison and reconnaissance, the Squadron went back to Metz. Here they remained until the 30th, when in compliance with orders, they left to rejoin the regiment at Villers-au-Flos.
This was taken from the History of the King Edwards Horse (pages 230 to 244 cover Cambrai).