|1st Cavalry Brigade|
|Part of||1st Cavalry Division (World War I)|
Lord Edward Somerset|
John French, 1st Earl of Ypres
Charles James Briggs
The 1st Cavalry Brigade was a brigade of the British Army. It served in the Napoleonic Wars (1st Household Cavalry Brigade), the Anglo-Egyptian War (1st (Heavy) Cavalry Brigade), the Boer War and in the First World War when it was assigned to the 1st Cavalry Division.
The brigade was a pre-war formation based at Aldershot in England and originally consisted of three cavalry regiments, and an Royal Engineer signal troop. After the declaration of war in August 1914, the brigade was deployed to the Western Front in France, where an artillery battery joined the brigade the following September and a Machine Gun Squadron in February 1916.
One of the brigades first battles was the Action at Néry (1 September 1914), when acting alone the brigade defeated the German 4th Cavalry Division. During this action three men from the artillery battery Captain Edward Bradbury, Sergeant-Major George Dorrell, and Sergeant David Nelson, were all awarded the Victoria Cross.
Battle of Talavera 1809
Battle of Albuera 1811
Battle of Salamanca 1812
Battle of Vitoria 1813
- 14th Light Dragoons
- 1st Hussars, King’s German Legion
Battle of Waterloo 1815
- Household Cavalry Composite Regiment (1 Squadron each from the 1st Life Guards, 2nd Life Guards and Royal Horse Guards)
- 4th Dragoon Guards
- 7th Dragoon Guards
- Household Cavalry Regiment
- 10th Royal Hussars
- 12th Royal Lancers
- Q, T and U Batteries, Royal Horse Artillery
First World War
- 2nd Dragoon Guards (Queen’s Bays)
- 5th (Princess Charlotte of Wales’s) Dragoon Guards
- 11th (Prince Albert’s Own) Hussars
- 1st Signal Troop Royal Engineers
- I Battery, Royal Horse Artillery from 17 September 1914
- 1st Cavalry Brigade Machine Gun Squadron Machine Gun Corps
- Order of battle of the Waterloo Campaign
- British Army during World War I
- British Cavalry Corps order of battle 1914
- British cavalry during the First World War
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