Twenty-two members of the Glamorgan Yeomanry
The image shows members of the Glamorgan Yeomanry posing for a unit photograph. The board at the bottom of the image says "C Sub[division], 1/1st Glamorgan Yeomanry?, Swansea" . The image can be found on the National Museum of Wales' website (https://www.museumwales.ac.uk/first-world-war/) with the description "Members of the Glamorgan Yeomanry in Sidi Bishr, Egypt, 15 September 1916. Front Row L-R: L. Jones, Pontypridd; J. John, Llancarfan. Back Row L-R: M. Williams, Tondu; J. Hopkins, Llantwit; A. P. Thomas, Bridgend; Evans, Cardiff; J. G. Loveluck, Laleston, Bridgend."The image is also stored on the museum website with the following metadata:Item Number: DF005800People/Organisations: Glamorgan Yeomanry; L. Jones, J. John, M. Williams, J. Hopkins, A.P. Thomas, Evans, J.G. LoveluckDate: 15 September 1916Place: Sidi Bishr; Egypt; Pontypridd; Llancarfan; Tondu; Llantwit Major; Bridgend; Cardiff
The Glamorgan Yeomanry was split into 3 sections during the First World War. The 1/1st Glamorgan Yeomanry was liable for overseas service and was posted in Egypt between 1916 and 1918. During the earlier years of the war (1914-15) the Glamorgan Yeomanry was merged with several other units eventually producing the South Wales Mounted Brigade which was posted to Egypt. On the 20th March 1916 the South Wales Mounted Brigade was absorbed into the 4th Dismounted Brigade. In March 1917 the regiment was re-roled as infantry and was joined with the Pembroke Yeomanry to form the 24th (Pembroke & Glamorgan) Battalion, The Welsh Regiment. The unit then joined the 74th Yeomanry Division and in May 1918 was redeployed to France where the Battalion saw action on the Western Front. As part of the 74th Yeomanry Division, the 1/1st Glamorgan Yeomanry was involved in the Second Battle of Gaza, the Third Battle of Gaza, the Battle of Beersheba and the Battle of Epehy.