The Yeomanry


Yorkshire Hussars' Commanding Officers


The position of commanding officer of a yeomanry regiment differed from that of a regular cavalry regiment. The post was more of a Colonel Commandant in that they were more like Colonels of the regiment. The day to day running of the yeomanry was done by the adjutant who was an ex-officer of a regular cavalry regiment. The aristocracy of the county regarded it as almost obligatory to be an officer in the county regiment so the list of COs reads like a page from Burke's Peerage. The following list is incomplete, having been gleaned from various sources. The name of William Beckett is included because he took over temporarily from Lord Grantham while Grantham took on the duties of the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland from 1841 to 1843. Beckett was a leading light of the regiment from 1817 to 1859 and many members of the Beckett family served as officers in the Yorkshire Hussars over the years.

Earl Fitzwilliam
1794-1802
Colonel Robert Harvey
1802-1819
Lord Grantham, Earl de Grey
1819-1859
William Beckett
1841-1843
William Harrison-Broadley
1890-1893
Henry Lascelles, 5th Earl of Harwood
1893-1898
Lord Bolton
1898-1903
R F T Gascoigne DSO
1903-1908
C W E Duncombe
1908-1912
Sir Robert Bateson, Lord Deramore
1912-1914
Lieut-Col Stanyforth
1914-1920
Col Lane Fox, Lord Bingley
1920-1924
Lieut-Col E York
1924-1928
Lieut-Col W G Charlesworth
1928-1932
Lieut-Col T Preston
1932-1936
Lieut-Col Lord Grimthorpe TD
1936-1940
Lieut-Col J H Goodhart MC
1940-1941
Lieut-Col J P Stanton
1941-1942
Lieut-Col H W Lloyd
1942-1943
Lieut-Col J B Whitehead MC TD
1943-1945
Lieut-Col F Lane Fox
1945


Regimental Details | Yeomanry




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by Stephen Luscombe