Yeomanry at Cirencester.
MANY NEW ARRIVALS.
The arrangements for the camping of the South Midland Brigade
of Yeomanry in Earl Bathurst's Deer Park, Cirencester, proceeded
apace last week, and by Sunday the advance detachment of 100
Worcesters and 50 warwicks had dotted the space adjoining the
Stroud road with some score tents. The Urban District Council
also had a larger pipe laid down, and arrangements have been
made for a daily supply of 30,000 gallons of water, rows of
permanent troughs having been erected.
provided plenty of evidence of the approaching arrival of the
troops, truck-loads of kits, equipment and saddlery coming in
by train. Of the main bodies the Gloucesters were the first
to arrive. These, numbering, 430 officers and men, paraded at
St. Michael's Square, Gloucester, shortly before 9 o'clock on
Tuesday morning, and, headed by the Regimental Band (under Bandmaster
F. Davies), were soon on the move for Cirencester via Birdlip.
The journey was done at a walking pace, and on arrival at Cirencester
about 2 o'clock they entered the town and wnet to the park by
way of the Market Place and castle Street. Many hundreds of
people assembled, having been attracted by the strains of the
Warwicks arrived about 3.15, having journeyed from Moreton-in-Marsh,
where they were billetted for the night, and the Worcesters
came a little later by a special train on the M. & S.W.J.
Railway via Cheltenham, while a train-load of chargers travelled
company of the R.A.M.C. also arrived at Watermoor Station during
the afternoon and marched to the Park to the strains of the
band. Tetbury Road was crowded with spectators until darkness
set in, and during the evening the town was crowded with the
Brigade is under the command of Brigadier-General G. Ll. Palmer,
T.D. (formerly Lieutenant-Colonel of the Wiltshire Yeomanry),
and the Brigade-Major is Captain Kennard, D.S.O. The Warwickshire
Yeomanry is under the command of Colonel Frank Drydale, C.V.O.,
T.D., extra-equerry to the Queen. The Worcesters are commanded
by Colonel W. W. Wiggin and the Gloucetsers by Lieutenant-C
olonel R. P. Sademan. The Brigade Chaplin is Cannon Melville.