Regimental further reading

Being the Story of the 17th and 18th Battalions of I.Y.

Author: Sharrad H. Gilbert

The 17th and 18th Battalions IY were formed from the 50th Company, a Hampshire contingent; the 60th and 61st, both raised in Belfast and known as the Irish Yeomanry; the 65th, a Leicestershire contingent, and the 67th, 70th, 71st and 75th, all of which were raised and equipped by the Earl of Dunraven and known collectively as Dunraven’s Sharpshooters.

Scarlet and Khaki

Author:  T. B. Marson

Published in the UK by Jonathan Cape in 1930.  226 pp., with 12 illustrations/drawings by G. D. Armour. Marson had an exceptional (and dangerous) military career.  He first served in 1899 in the Leicester Yeomanry in the South African (Boer) War with the 7th (1st Leics. Yeo.) Coy, 4th Battalion I.Y.,  returned to England and took up fox-hunting by horseback.  After the Great War started, he joined the army again, trained in Egypt, and fought at Gallipoli, where he lost a leg.  He was then seconded to the Royal Flying Corps, where he served as squadron adjutant for 56 Squadron.  Not a flyer himself, he observed and admired the many airmen with whom he was associated, and gives detailed accounts of several men in the squadron, Albert Ball and James McCudden, among others.  The book concludes with excerpts from the squadron's log about missions and aerial combats. 

153rd Leicestershire Yeomanry Field Regiment R.A. T.A.
1939-1945. W.Pickering & Sons, Hinckley, 1947

130 Battery
June 1944 - May 1945

"There is an Honour Likewise....."
The Story of 154 (Leicestershire Yeomanry) Field Regiment, RA. E. Backus, Leicester, 1948.


The Story of the British Volunteer Soldier

Author: Glenn A. Steppler
ISBN: 0 7509 0057 1

Modern Leicester

by Robert Read, 1881
Modern Leicester: Jottings of personal experience with an original history of Corporation undertakings and of each regular, militia, yeomanry and rifle regiment localised at the new military centre, by Robert Read Junior, published by [London] Simpkin Marshall &Co, and [Leicester] Winks and Co, 1881. 296 pages +72 pages of ads, 24 b/w plates.

The Bulletin of the
Military Historical Society

February 2001 : Volume 51 : No. 2003-4, 206 and 209 (Four part article)
"The Stalwart Rural Cavalry"
by DJ Knight & RJ Smith

Military Historical Society

Special Number
"The Mess Dress of the Yeomanry Cavalry - 1880-1914"
by DJ Knight & RJ Smith