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Newcaslte on Tyne Imperial Yeomanry


stevebecker
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Mates,

Sorry about this but I am unsure of what Yeomanry Regt would be for a man who lived at Newcaslte on Tyne?

His file gives only that his NOK lived there?

MINNION William James 610 Pte 1R/5 LHR AIF

Any ideas

Cheers

S.B

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what Yeomanry Regt would be for a man who lived at Newcaslte on Tyne?

I'd hazard a guess at Northumberland Hussars.

Steve

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SteveE

Actually it is 1st Reinforcement of the 5th Light Horse Regiment Australian Imperial Force. One of our Aussie pals should be able to fill in the detail for you.

Charles M

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SteveE

Actually it is 1st Reinforcement of the 5th Light Horse Regiment Australian Imperial Force. One of our Aussie pals should be able to fill in the detail for you.

Charles M

Charles

Being "one of our Aussie pals" I'd assumed that Steve (Becker) would know the LHR details. I didn't read the request (maybe wrongly) as wanting to know what the abbreviation was but "what Yeomanry Regt would be for a man who lived at Newcaslte on Tyne?"

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Steve

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Steve and Steve

My apologies to you both. I totally misread the first post. Yes, I agree Northumbelrand Yeomanry and, if it is in a Boer War context, he would likely have been a member of one of the following companies of the Imperial Yeomanry - 14, 15, 100, 101, 110, all of which were recruited in Northumberland.

Charles M

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The Attestation form can be seen here http://naa12.naa.gov.au/scripts/imagine.as...mp;I=1&SE=1

and the words used by Minnion are "Imperial Yeomanry"

Looking at the museum's web-site here http://www.armymuseums.org.uk/museums/0000...-Collection.htm

I see that for a couple of years at the beginning of the twentieth century there was a unit called the Northumberland & Newcastle Volunteer Cavalry Imperial Yeomanry (1900-1902)

I wonder if that could have been it?

regards

Michael

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As it's now Imperial Yeomanry then these details are taken from Kevin Asplin's excellent site here.... http://britishmedals.net/kevin/impyeomanryl.html

Minion, William James 41811, Trooper 36th Bn. I.Y.

36th Battalion Imperial Yeomanry (raised 1901) comprised of four companies, namely 159th, 160th, 161st and 162nd.

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Steve

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Mates,

Many thanks here, good pick up on the Boer War conection, I missed it due to the spelling of Minion or Minnion.

Cheers

S.B

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