16. Worcester Yeomanry Cavalry 1812
The early Worcester Yeomanry Cavalry was raised in 1794 during the Napoleonic Wars as a back up to the regular army in case of invasion.
With the permission of the owner of Eastnor castle, James Hervey-Bathurst, Paul portrays the 1st Earl, John Somers Cocks (6 May 1760 - 5th January 1841), who initiated the building of Eastnor Castle in 1810. He also raised the original cavalry unit holding the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Known as The Lord Somers between 1806 - 1821 he was a British peer and politician. James is a direct descendant of the 1st Earl.
The WYC were also used to prevent civil unrest up until 1827 at which time they were disbanded. In 1831 they were re-formed with a different pattern uniform and equipment.