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Is anyone able to find anymore information about these men? From my Great Grandfather's memoir:

 

'The names that I remember

This is a list of the men in 3 Troop, B Squadron, North Somerset Yeomanry, that I was always in touch with and I knew best.

 

Lieutenant Colonel M.R.C Backhouse – Went to Army headquarters. A gentleman.

Major R.A West – A hard man.

Captain H.W Pope - New Zealander. Brought his own horses.

Lieutenant F Luff – Very tall man. Farmer.

Serjeant (WO2) Arthur W Tucker – Weston-Super-Mare. Played rugby. A good soldier to boot.

Serjeant Taylor – Bristol. His father kept a Game and wet fish Shop; top of the steps near the market - Baldwin Street.

Corporal Emil Pfaff – Weston-Super-Mare. Opera singer and bandmaster

Trooper Harry R Blackburn – Bristol. A printer at E. S. & A. Robinson “D” department.

Trooper Bellamy – Bristol. A printer at E. S. A. Robinson “H” department.

Trooper Bogey – Cornish lad. Pulled me out of a shell hole. A very good companion.

Trooper Jim F Churcher – Bath. Shot two of his toes off cleaning his rifle.

Trooper Mitchell – We held a part of the trench in Arras, that is in one of my paintings.

Trooper Evans (Taffy) – Welsh lad. Always singing.

Trooper Nash – Bath. Carried rum in his water bottle.

Trooper Phillips – Second servant to Major West.'

 

Here is an Imgur link to a table of all the information I could find. The ones  in green are confirmed to be the right person - the ones in orange I am unsure of.

First name (s)

Surname

Residence

Rank

Entered France

Service number

Additional notes

M.R.C

Backhouse

 

Lieutenant Colonel

 

 

 

R.A

West

 

Major

 

 

 

H.W

Pope

Unknown (New Zealand)

Captain

 

 

 

F

Luff

 

Lieutenant

 

 

farmer

Arthur W

Tucker

Weston-Super-Mare

WO2

02/11/14

165032

363

Played rugby for Weston-Super-Mare

 

Recipient of the military medal May 1917

 

4 Royal Crescent, Weston-super-Mare

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stanley W S

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Taylor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sergeant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

02/11/14

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

165072

470

Replaced Tucker after he was transferred

 

Father owned a ‘game and wet fish’ shop at the top of the steps on Baldwin street, Bristol

 

Could be any of these:

 

 

 

Emil

Pfaff

Weston-Super-Mare

Pte\lieutenant

26/01/15

165471

1259

 

Opera singer\bandmaster

 

Commissioned as lieutenant in the Somerset Light Infantry

Harry R

Blackburn

Bristol

Pte

11/10/15

165695

1667

 

Harry

Bellamy

Bristol

Pte

28/10/15

165618

1548

Died from drowning (in memoir, roll card and on CWGC)

Arthur George

Boggia

Cornwall

Pte

28/03/15

165497

1307

Referred to as “Bogey” in memoir

 

There is a Pte called Boggia (maybe this could be him)

Fredrick James ‘Jim’

Churches

Bath

Pte

15/02/15

165433

1189

Incorrectly called ‘Churcher’ in medal card and other records

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Charles A

 

Horace S

 

Loftus

 

 

Percy William

 

 

 

Robert George

 

William Trerlym Eric

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mitchell

 

 

Mitchell

 

 

Mitchell

 

 

Mitchell

 

 

 

 

Mitchell

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Whitchurch, Bristol

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bishopston, Bristol

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pte

 

 

Pte

 

 

Pte

 

 

Pte

 

 

 

 

Pte

 

 

Pte

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15/02/15

 

 

28/03/15

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

26/01/15

 

 

02/09/15

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

165576

1438

 

165489

1290

 

165853

1934

 

165904

2029

 

 

 

165520

1352

 

165387

1099

Part of 2 troop B squadron – took part in battle of Arras 11th April 1917

 

Could be any of these:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Commissioned as Lieutenant in another regiment (not mentioned in memoir)

 

 

 

 

Commissioned as Lieutenant in another regiment (not mentioned in memoir)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maurice

 

 

Stanley

 

 

Ernest

 

G N

 

William

 

 

 

 

 

 

Evans

 

 

Evans

 

 

Evans

 

Evans

 

Evans

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pte

 

 

Pte

 

 

Pte

 

Pte

 

Pte

 

 

 

 

 

 

02/09/15

 

 

19/12/14

 

 

02/11/14

 

02/11/14

 

02/11/14

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1461

165578

 

550

165106

 

618

 

1181

 

165217

779

Referred to as ‘Taffy’ in memoir. Was Welsh

 

Could be either of these:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Albert

 

 

Howard W

 

William J

 

 

 

 

 

 

Phillips

 

 

Phillips

 

 

Phillips

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pte

 

 

Pte

 

 

Pte

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

30/05/15

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

165823

1900

 

165372

1075

 

165843

1924

Second servant to Major West

 

Could be any of these:

 

 

 

 

 

Arthur George

 

 

 

John W

 

 

 

 

 

Nash

 

 

 

 

Nash

 

 

 

 

 

Bath

 

 

 

 

 

Pte

 

 

 

 

Pte

 

 

 

 

 

02/09/15

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

165601

1518

 

 

 

165638

1583

Nash was from bath in memoir.

 

Could be either of these:

Died from wounds 19/06/1918 (found photo of this man)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is the best information I could about one of the men - Arthur George Nash (I am unsure if he is the correct Nash however)

 

 

Edited by JamesCl

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Gareth Davies

There is a NSY group on FB that may be able to help. 

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IPT

On the 1911 census, is William Plumley Taylor, master game & poultry dealer, living at 15 Nicholas Street, Bristol. (On the 1901, he's in prison for forgery, but that's another story).

 

One of his many sons is recorded as St Wm S. Taylor, born c1892, so i'd say Stanley William Stephens Taylor is your man.

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JamesCl
13 hours ago, IPT said:

On the 1911 census, is William Plumley Taylor, master game & poultry dealer, living at 15 Nicholas Street, Bristol. (On the 1901, he's in prison for forgery, but that's another story).

 

One of his many sons is recorded as St Wm S. Taylor, born c1892, so i'd say Stanley William Stephens Taylor is your man.

Thanks!, that's one down of the many in my long list... 

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sadbrewer

Backhouse won a DSO in the Boer War with The Northumberland Yeomanry.

....a little more attached.

 

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William Trerlym Eric Mitchell....looks more like Walter Trevelyan Eric Mitchell...also of Royal Artillery.

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If it is him...born 1897, West Bromwich....D 1983 Torbay.

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JamesCl

Thank you for finding this information for me, it looks like the link for Backhouse is dead?

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sadbrewer
11 hours ago, JamesCl said:

Thank you for finding this information for me, it looks like the link for Backhouse is dead?

Can't understand that...it's not an external link.

   Leave it with me and I'll try again later today.

Edit....sorted see above.

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JamesCl

On the 1911 Census for Arthur Boggia it states that his residence is Cornwall. There's a good chance that he is 'Bogey'

 

I'm struggling to find a Census for Arthur Tucker, and can't seem to find anything in the Gazette that mentions his Military Medal. His medal is mentioned in the War Diary however. Could anyone help with this? 

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