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Records of the Lincolnshire Yeomanry



Reference Name YEOM

The Lincolnshire Yeomanry

The Lincolnshire Yeomanry was originally formed in 1794 as a force of Volunteer Yeoman Cavalry. When the unit was mobilised in August 1914 it formed part of the North Midland Mounted Brigade and saw action in Egypt and Palestine. In April 1918 the Lincolnshire Yeomanry became a dismounted unit of the Machine Gun Corps and was transferred to the Western Front. The Lincolnshire Yeomanry was disbanded in 1920.

The Lincolnshire Yeomanry suffered some of its heaviest losses of the war on 3rd November 1915, when soldiers of the unit were on the troopship "Mercian" in the Mediterranean. The ship was intercepted by the German submarine U38 off North Africa and subjected to a two hour bombardment. The "Mercian" managed to reach harbour, but 29 men of the Yeomanry were killed and 41 wounded.

The losses of the Lincolnshire Yeomanry in the First World War are recorded on a memorial plaque in Lincoln County Hospital. Funds raised by the men of the Yeomanry were used to finance the building of an X-Ray Department and Pathological Laboratory at the hospital.


Records of the Lincolnshire Yeomanry

1. Rolls and registers of soldiers.
2. Accounts and articles concerning the history of the Lincolnshire Yeomanry
3. Newspaper articles relating to the Lincolnshire Yeomanry
4. Photograph and postcard albums
5. Photographs and postcards
6. Records relating to soldiers of the Lincolnshire Yeomanry
7. Records relating to the Lincolnshire Yeomanry Comforts Fund
8. Records relating to the Lincolnshire Yeomanry Old Comrades' Association
9. Printed items.
10. Miscellaneous records.

Date: 1890-1980

Repository: Lincolnshire Archives [057]

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