Joseph Arthur Chaldecott
d.13 Nov 1917
Facts and Events
1/1st Queen's Own Dorset Yeomanry
The 1/1st Queen's Own Doset Yeomanry was mobilised in August 1914 and assigned to the 1st South Western Mounted Brigade part of the 1st Mounted Division. In September 1914, they were moved to the 2nd South Midland Mounted Brigade , 2nd Mounted Division. In 1915 they were deployed overseas to Egypt then onwards to participate in the Dardanelles campaign where they served as dismounted troops and were involved in the Battle of Gallipoli the Battle of Sari Bair and the Battle of Scimitar Hill. After the evacuation of Gallipoli they returned to Egypt in January 1916 and became part of the 6th Mounted Brigade an independent Brigade which was involved in the Battle of Aqqaqia in February 1916. This brigade later joined the Imperial Mounted Division in February 1917, and took part in the First Battle of Gaza and the Second Battle of Gaza , they later transferred to the Yeomanry Mounted Division in June 1917, for the Third Battle of Gaza and the Battle of Beersheba. In July 1918 the Brigade was redesignated the 10th Cavalry Brigade and the Division the 4th Cavalry Division. The Regiment remained with them in Palestine until the end of the war.