20 April 2009

The Lincolnshire Yeomanry

In 1914 The Lincolnshire Yeomanry was comprised of four squadrons each with several drill stations located throughout the county of Lincolnshire. Headquarters was at the Old Barracks in Lincoln and C Squadron was also located at Lincoln, with drill stations at Sleaford, Gainsborough, Market Rasen and Wragby. A Squadron was at Grantham, with drill stations at Stamford, Bourne and Holbeach; B Squadron at Louth, with drill stations at Spilsby, Horncastle, Alford, Skegness and Boston; and D Squadron at Lutterworth, with drill stations at Barton, Brigg, Scunthorpe and Ulceby. (Squadron and drill station information courtesy of Ray Westlake's, The Territorial Force 1914).

Here are some sample army service numbers and corresponding joining dates for the Lincolnshire Yeomanry between 1908 and 1915.

134 joined on April 11th 1908
1197 joined on 6th February 1909
1311 joined on 20th January 1910
1413 joined on 3rd February 1911
1546 joined on 6th November 1912
1626 joined on 15th July 1913
1717 joined on 2nd March 1914
1746 joined on 5th August 1914
1798 joined on 15th September 1914
1839 joined on 6th October 1914
1961 joined on 3rd November 1914
2267 joined on 22nd December 1914
2330 joined on 11th January 1915
2459 joined on 17th May 1915
2597 joined on 4th June 1915
2710 joined on 5th July 1915
2767 joined on 10th August 1915
2806 joined on 23rd September 1915
2868 joined on 27th September 1915
2905 joined on 1st November 1915

When the Territorial Force re-numbered in 1917, the Lincolnshire Yeomanry was allocated five digit numbers within the block 55001 to 60000.

Also see my other posts regarding the Lincolnshire Regiment:

The 1st & 2nd Battalions, The Lincolnshire Regiment
The 3rd (Special Reserve) Battalion, The Lincolnshire Regiment
The 4th Battalion, The Lincolnshire Regiment
The 5th Battalion, The Lincolnshire Regiment
The Lincolnshire Regiment - Service Battalions
The Lincolnshire Regiment - 10th Battalion - Grimsby Chums

Donald Banks - A Lincolnshire Terrier

View Lincolnshire Yeomanry service records, pension records and medal index cards on-line via the Ancestry.co.uk website.


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