[WW I / BRITISH ARMY] 4th Troop, "C" Squadron, Q. O. R. G. Y. (The Queen's Own Royal Glasgow Yeomanry)
N. p., [Britain(?)], [pre-1914].
Original sepia-toned large-sized albumen print photograph of a group of soldiers of the 4th Troop, C Squadron of The Q.O.R.G.Y., probably taken before WW I. Mounted on cardboard. 29x24 cm. Descriptive words in English.
Exceedingly rare and attractive photo shows 32 troops with their guns on horses, presumably in Britain, as evidenced by the topographic view in the background.
The Queen's Own Royal Glasgow Yeomanry was a yeomanry regiment of the British Army that can trace their formation back to 1796. It saw action in the Second Boer War, the First World War, and the Second World War.
RHQ and C Squadron moved to Egypt in June 1915, landing at Port Said on 22 June. In October they joined the 52nd (Lowland) Infantry Division at Gallipoli as dismounted troops and participated in the Gallipoli Campaign. In January 1916 they returned to Egypt with the division. In May 1916, RHQ moved to France and joined V Corps Cavalry Regiment. C Squadron remained with the division until August 1917 when it joined XXI Corps Cavalry Regiment, along with A Squadron, Hertfordshire Yeomanry and A Squadron, Duke of Lancaster's Own Yeomanry. In May 1918 it returned to Egypt for the rest of the war. (Wikipedia).