WEFOUNDThe Queen's Yeoman


Dorset County Museum and The Keep Military Museum, Dorchester, in conjunction with the Dorset Yeomanry Regimental Association have assembled a small exhibition to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the famous charge of the Queen’s Own Dorset Yeomanry in 1916.

The highlight of the display is the painting on loan by the Dorset County Council recording the gallantry of the Queen’s Own Dorset Yeomanry that was commissioned from the greatest, British, late 19th / early 20th century, military artist, Lady Butler.

During the First World War, following the defeat of an Anglo-French attempt to invade Turkey at Gallipoli, the Ottoman Empire, encouraged by Germany, determined to capture the Suez Canal in Egypt and disrupt the vital British supply route to India.

Dorset County Museum and The Keep Military Museum, Dorchester, in conjunction with the Dorset Yeomanry Regimental Association have assembled a small exhibition to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the famous charge of the Queen’s Own Dorset Yeomanry in 1916.

The highlight of the display is the painting on loan by the Dorset County Council recording the gallantry of the Queen’s Own Dorset Yeomanry that was commissioned from the greatest, British, late 19th / early 20th century, military artist, Lady Butler.

During the First World War, following the defeat of an Anglo-French attempt to invade Turkey at Gallipoli, the Ottoman Empire, encouraged by Germany, determined to capture the Suez Canal in Egypt and disrupt the vital British supply route to India.

Shaun McCormack was at Maidenhead Methodist Church, in the High Street, on Friday to talk to the town’s branch of the Macular Society about his service with the Yeoman of the Guard.

This included the revelation that, despite his ceremonial costume, which he brought to show but was unable to wear as he was not on duty, he was not a Beefeater, who are instead the Yeoman Warders of the Tower of London.

“He started right back in the 15th century and took us all the way through the changing of the different kings and queens up to now.”


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