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Pembrokeshire Record Office
Pembroke Yeomanry, papers

Reference code(s): GB 0213 D/YEO

Held at: Pembrokeshire Record Office

Title: Pembroke Yeomanry Papers

Short Title: Pembroke Yeomanry, papers

Creation date(s): [c. 1800]-1987

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: (29 items)

Name of creator(s): Pembrokeshire County Museum Service


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).


Scope and content/abstract: 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.


Language/scripts of material: English, Welsh

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

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply

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


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history: Previously part of the Pembroke Yeomanry files of the County Museum Service.

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by the County Museum Service, 1999.



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's 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).

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH

Date(s) of descriptions: June 2005

Great Britain. | Army. | Pembroke Yeomanry | History
Military service, Voluntary | Wales | Pembrokeshire

Personal names

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Great Britain | Army. | Pembroke Yeomanry

Pembrokeshire (Wales)

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