24th Regiment Grey's Horse

(Redirected from 9th (Grey's) Horse)

The 24th Regiment Grey's Horse was a Canadian Militia cavalry regiment and part of the Non-Permanent Active Militia.

24th Grey's Horse / 9th Grey's Horse
Active1908–1936
CountryCanada
BranchCanadian Militia
TypeLine cavalry
RoleCavalry
SizeOne regiment
Part ofNon-Permanent Active Militia
Garrison/HQWingham, Ontario

History edit

The regiment was originally formed in Oxford County, Ontario and Waterloo County, Ontario, on April 2, 1908, and named in honour of Albert Grey, 4th Earl Grey, Governor General of Canada.[1][2] The regiment was headquartered in Woodstock with squadrons in Woodstock and Ingersoll. Its lineage can be traced to 1798 with The Oxford Rifles.[3]

In 1914 it joined with the 22nd Regiment "The Oxford Rifles" to form A Company of the 1st Battalion, CEF.

Headquarters moved Wingham, Ontario, after World War I. In 1921 it was redesignated as the 9th (Grey's) Horse.[1][4]

On 1 February 1936, the 9th Grey's Horse were disbanded along with 13 other regiments as part of the 1936 Canadian Militia Reorganization.[1][4][5][6]

Commanding officers edit

  • Lieutenant-Colonel William Mahlon Davis (1857–1918) 1908–1910
  • Lieutenant-Colonel Thomas Richard Mayberry (1854–1934) 1910–1918
  • Lieutenant-Colonel F. Ross 1918–?
  • Lieutenant-Colonel E. Pettigrew 1925–?

Notable members edit

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ a b c "24th Regiment Grey's Horse". www.canadiansoldiers.com.
  2. ^ Luscombe, Stephen. "Canadian Cavalry". www.britishempire.co.uk. Retrieved 2021-12-12.
  3. ^ "Oxford Rifles Militia - Archeion".
  4. ^ a b "Guide to Sources Relating to the Canadian Militia (Infantry. Cavalry, Armored)" (PDF).
  5. ^ "1936 Reorganization of the Militia". www.canadiansoldiers.com. Retrieved 2021-12-12.
  6. ^ "The Minute Book". www.regimentalrogue.com. Retrieved 2021-12-13.