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Those known to have served with

Yorkshire Dragoons (Queens Own )

during the Great War 1914-1918.

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L/Cpl. Herbert Scholes York and Lancaster Regiment

My grandfather Herbert Scholes served in the British Army, having enlisted from Sheffield,Yorkshire in Oct 1915. The Army form E.501 Attestation was taken at Harrogate on the 28th October 1915 and shows that Herbert was to be in the York & Lancaster Regiment, 3/1st 00 Yorkshire Dragoons. I remember ,as a child , visiting my grandfather and seeing a photograph of him in uniform sitting astride a grey horse. At present I don't have any further information and no stories to tell as my grandfather would never talk about the war and he died when I was only 9years old. I have however , found his name on a Roll of Honour -"Hoyland Nether Township Roll of Honour " along with over 1500 names of those men of Hoyland who served in the Great War.

Kathryn Everitt


Pte. John Greenwood 4th Btn. Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry

My father enlisted Leeds on 21st Sept 1916, serving first with 4th King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry and posted to Queen's Own Yorkshire Dragoons (I was told they had no horses so were issued with cycles). Chevrons One B; wound stripe one. He served in France was wounded in action, and received an honourable discharge on 20th December 1918. Discharge Certificate army form B2079, No.2 Infantry records Yorks (serial number 2841). Discharge certificate bears serial number 3748YLI, being no longer physically fit for war service.

He had served 1 year 299 days with the colours and 157 days in army reserve (does the latter indicate the time in hospital care?) Para 392 (XV1) KR. The name of my parents' house was Neuf Eglise which might signify the area in France where he was wounded.

I was never given details of my father's war service when I was younger but now as I near 80 years of age I have studied the Discharge Certificate and scrap of paper attached to it and would like to know the following. I feel perhaps the Regimental War Diaries will give the places to which the Unit was moved.

When did the Unit go to France? The Movement of the Unit thereafter and the actions in which they were involved. Would my Father's Unit be involved in action on a certain date in or near Neuf Eglise? Is there a record of exactly where he was wounded and his movements thereafter. I believe he was eventually in a hospital at Burton Agnes on the east coast of Yorkshire. My understanding from Carlisle Military Museum is that Neuf Eglise was a much fought over area in 1914/18. Any information you can give me would be most welcome.

Pauline Anderson

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