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Cheshire Yeomanry

Territorial Force:

  • Cheshire Yeomanry 1/1st btn
  • Cheshire Yeomanry 2/1st btn
  • Cheshire Yeomanry 3/1st btn

       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.
    • Stokes Harry. Private

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    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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