Auction: 18002 - Orders, Decorations and Medals
Pair: Private E. H. Pearce, The Queen's Own Dorset Yeomanry
British War and Victory Medals (1772 Pte. E. H. Pearce, Dorset Yeo.), very fine (2)
Edwin H. Pearce served with The Queen's Own Dorset Yeomanry and Corps of Hussars. The former was founded in 1794 as the Dorsetshire Regiment of Volunteer Yeomanry Cavalry in response to the growing threat of invasion on the south coast of England during the Napoleonic Wars.
During the Great War the Regiment comprised the 1/1st which was deployed to Egypt and then participated in the Dardanelles Campaign and the Battles of Sari Bar and Scimitar Hill; the 2/1st which employed the Territorials and served in home defence at Woodbridge and Sevenoaks; and the 3/1st which was absorbed into the 2nd Reserve Cavalry Regiment at The Curragh. The Corps of Hussars embraced all the regular cavalry Hussar regiments and some affiliated Yeomanry regiments, such as the Queen's Own Dorset Yeomanry; sold with copied MIC.
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