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Cheshire Yeomanry

Territorial Force:

  • 1/1st Battalion, Cheshire Yeomanry
  • 2/1st Battalion, Cheshire Yeomanry
  • 3/1st Battalion, Cheshire Yeomanry

       The Cheshire Yeomanry (Earl of Chester's) were a Territorial unit, part of the Welsh Border Mounted Brigade. Their HQ was at Old Bank Buildings, Chester. A Squadron were from Knutsford, Alderley Edge, Hale and Sale. B Squadron were from Eaton, Chester, Farndon, Aldford, Oulford, Tattenhall and Kelsall. C Squadron were from Northwich, Great Budworth, Appleton, Warburton, Nantwoich, Windsford, Middlewich, Tarporley and Crew. D Squadron were from Nacclesfield, Congleton, Stockport and Adlington and had their Drill Hall at The Barracks, Crompton Road, Macclesfield.

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    Those known to have served with

    Cheshire Yeomanry

    during the Great War 1914-1918.

    • Barber Walter James. Lance Cpl. 2/1st Btn.
    • Lindop Ernest. Saddler Sgt. 124th Brigade
    • Stokes Harry. Private

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    Saddler Sgt. Ernest Lindop 124th Brigade Royal Field Artillery

    Ernest Lindop was born in Chester, Cheshire, England on 24th October 1880. He was one of thirteen children born to William Bufton Lindop, (saddler and harness maker) and Elizabeth Cooper. The family resided in Chester. He was my great grandmother Mary Emma Lindop's younger brother.

    My interest, in addition to the family connection, was a Field Post from Sgt Lindop sent to my great grandmother, who after marriage, had emigrated to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. The Field Post was reflective of his physical state indicated by striking out negative phrases (i.e. I am sick, I am well, etc). The post card bore the Royal Arms and had been a treasure to me with my interest in the military at the time, and subsequent service in the US Army for 21 years.

    Ernest was initially a member of the Cheshire Yeomanry, also serving as a saddler sergeant, service number 541. He subsequently was posted to the 124th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery and entered France on 22nd November 1915. He served through to the end of the war, and received the 1915 Star Medal and the Victory Medal. I was extremely fortunate to be advised a couple of years ago that Sgt Lindop's medals were for sale, by auction, on an internet site in the United Kingdom. I obtained his medals and afterward reported to my third cousins in the UK that the medals were on the way to America.

    After the war, Ernest Lindop was employed as a saddler to the Duke of Westminster in Cheshire. He was married to Mary Ann Vickers in 1910. Ernest visited my great grandmother with the idea of emigrating to the United States but, after a short visit, returned to the United Kingdom. Ernest Lindop died on 28th April 1960 in Chester. A proud and honoured soldier of the Great War.

    Wm. Lloyd Harris


    Private Harry Stokes 2nd Battalion

    My great great grandad Harry Stokes, served in the Cheshire Yoemanry, I'm still trying to trace his war details. I've been told that he does have a medal somewhere within the family, but as of yet, I can not trace it. Can you please tell me if this regiment actually went to war? Information I have recieved have been "no they didnt and he wouldnt have a medal" I know he voluntered around 1913-14, and when his wife died in the workhouse in 1917 he was still in the Regiment. Any help would be much appreciated.

    Note: The 2nd Sqd cheshire Yeomanry served on the home front from 1914 until 1918 when they served in Ireland. WW1 medals were only issued to those who served overseas.

    Val Pickles


    Lance Cpl. Walter James Barber 2/1st Btn. Cheshire Yeomanry

    This gentleman was my Grandfather, the family have found an army book 129 written by my grandfather. It seems to be about his training at the Irish Command School of Instruction, Dublin which states names of staff, drill notes etc. the dates seem to start April 1918. Not knowing much about this person I am hoping for any information about him or any advice that could be given to me about this. I look forward to hearing any helpfull information. I have beeen lead to believe that he may have been stationed in Ireland to do with the black and tans but naturally I do not know if this could be correct.

    Lynda Gardiner

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