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Monday, 26 October 2009
King Edward's Horse, King Edward's Horse an Oversea Dominions' Regiment, The Advertiser, Wednesday 7 September 1910, p. 8
Topic: Militia - K.E.Horse

King Edward's Horse

King Edward's Horse an Oversea Dominions' Regiment

The Advertiser, Wednesday 7 September 1910, p. 8

 

The Advertiser, SA, Wednesday 7 September 1910, p. 8

 

The transcription:

KING EDWARD'S HORSE AN OVERSEA DOMINIONS' REGIMENT.

FINE BODY OF MEN.

(From our Special Correspondent.)

London, August 5.

The King has given his special approval to the change of name of the King's Colonials, which body is in future to be called King Edward's Horse. Thanks to a munificent gift from Lord Strathcona and to other liberal contributions, the future of King Edward's Horse rests upon a solid foundation, and the gradual expansion of the corps and its influence throughout the Empire may be expected with confidence.

The King's Colonials were raised in November, 1909, and through the influence and keen personal sympathy of King Edward, who was pleased to become honorary colonel, were enrolled in the forces of the Crown as a regiment of Imperial Yeomanry. The raison d'etre of the King's Colonials was to commemorate the personal services rendered in South Africa to the Empire by the oversea Dominions, and to enable citizens of the different States domiciled or temporarily resident in England to qualify themselves for the defence of the Empire. The qualifications for King Edward's Horse are that the recruit shall be born in a Dominion or Crown colony, or that he shall come of parents born in a Dominion or Crown colony, or shall have lived in a Dominion or Crown colony for not less than five years, while all who join the regiment give on undertaking to fight for the Empire in the case of national emergency wherever their services may be required.

The gradual creation of an Imperial general staff happily synchronises with the enlarged activities which certainly lie ahead of the King's Oversea Dominions Regiment, for it is to be hoped that the newly named corps will prove a valuable source of supply of men trained and qualified to take their place as officers in the local forces. The enlisted strength of the regiment at present is 472 officers and men, and included in this number are 38 Rhodes scholars and representatives from every oversea Dominion. It may be mentioned that the Rhodes trustees contribute to the funds of the regiment, thus giving practical proof of their approval of King Edward's Horse as a factor in Imperial education and federation.

King Edward's Horse, which is a unit of the London Mounted Brigade, is now training on Salisbury Plain, and all critics are agreed that the spirit, intelligence, and, physique of all ranks are so splendid that, given adequate training, a finer lot of soldiers would not be found anywhere.

[A recent cable message announced that King George had accepted the colonelcy-in-chief of King Edward's Horse.]

 

 

Further Reading:

King Edward's Horse

The Light Horse

Australian Light Horse Militia

Militia 1899 - 1920

 


Citation: King Edward's Horse, King Edward's Horse an Oversea Dominions' Regiment, The Advertiser, Wednesday 7 September 1910, p. 8

Posted by Project Leader at 12:01 AM EADT
Updated: Thursday, 17 December 2009 12:09 AM EAST
Sunday, 25 October 2009
King Edward's Horse, Compulsory Training a New Arrangement, The Adelaide Advertiser, Friday 14 March 1913, p. 10
Topic: Militia - K.E.Horse

King Edward's Horse

Compulsory Training a New Arrangement

The Adelaide Advertiser, Friday 14 March 1913, p. 10 

 

The Adelaide Advertiser, Friday 14 March 1913, p. 10 

 

The transcription:

 
COMPULSORY TRAINING.

A NEW ARRANGEMENT.

Melbourne, March 13.

An arrangement has been made between, the Commonwealth Defence authorities and the War Office by which youths liable to compulsory training in Australia, who become temporarily domiciled in England, may serve in the interval as members of King Edward's horse. Any rank which they attain will entitle them to an equivalent rank in the Australian forces on their return. Provision has been made for a grant of £5 a year to the King Edward's Horse for the training, and for a certified record to be kept of the work which each trainee may perform.

 

 

Further Reading:

King Edward's Horse

The Light Horse

Australian Light Horse Militia

Militia 1899 - 1920

 


Citation: King Edward's Horse, Compulsory Training a New Arrangement, The Adelaide Advertiser, Friday 14 March 1913, p. 10 

Posted by Project Leader at 12:01 AM EADT
Updated: Thursday, 17 December 2009 12:06 AM EAST
Friday, 4 July 2008
King Edward's Horse, Oversea Dominions' Regiment, Military Order 209, 1910
Topic: Militia - K.E.Horse

King Edward's Horse

Oversea Dominions' Regiment

Military Order 209, 1910

 

Military Order 209, 1910

 

The transcription:

Affiliation of Australian and Imperial Regiments

His Majesty the King has been graciously pleased to approve of the 8th Australian Light Horse Regiment (Victorian Mounted Rifles) being shown in the War Office Army List as allied to the "King's Colonials - Yeomanry."

 

Military Order 209, 1910 establishes an exchange relationship between the 8th Australian Light Horse Regiment, also known as the Victorian Mounted Rifles and the "C" Squadron, King's Colonials, Imperial Yeomanry, later known as King Edward's Horse. 

The original 4th County of London Imperial Yeomanry (King's Colonials) was formed in November 1901 at Charing Cross, London, as a yeomanry regiment from overseas volunteers resident in England, with four "colonial" squadrons:

"A" Squadron ("British Asian")
 
"B" Squadron ("British American" or Canadian)
 
"C" Squadron (Australasian)
 
"D" Squadron ("British African" or South African)

An additional New Zealand Squadron was formed in 1902, leaving "C" Squadron as wholey Australian in make-up.

 

"C" Squadron (Australasian) Badge for King's Colonials

 

In 1905, the regiment was renamed as The King's Colonials, Imperial Yeomanry. In 1909, the separate "colony" squadrons were discontinued and in 1910, the regiment was again renamed, as King Edward's Horse (The King's Overseas Dominions Regiment). The regiment was transferred to Special Reserve and lost yeomanry status in 1913 and 21st March 1924, it was disbanded.

 

Further Reading:

King Edward's Horse

The Light Horse

Australian Light Horse Militia

Militia 1899 - 1920

  


Citation: King Edward's Horse, Oversea Dominions' Regiment, Military Order 209, 1910

Posted by Project Leader at 6:12 PM EADT
Updated: Thursday, 17 December 2009 8:04 AM EAST

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