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Lancashire Hussars Yeomanry

   Lancashire Hussars Yeomanry were a unit of the Territorial Force with their HQ in Prince Albert Road, Liverpool. They were made up of Squadrons A to D and were attached to the Welsh Border Mounted Brigade.

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Those known to have served with

Lancashire Hussars Yeomanry

during the Great War 1914-1918.

  • Brennan Jeremiah. Lt. att. 1st Intelligence Corps (d.8th Aug 1918)
  • Brown John Teasdale. Pte. 3rd Liverpool
  • Fletcher Samuel Edwards. Pte. 4th Btn. (d.17th April 1918)
  • Highcock Peter. Cpl. (d.14th Nov 1918)
  • Meakin Bertram. Tpr. C Squadron

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Tpr. Bertram Meakin C Squadron Lancashire Hussars Yeomanry

Bertram Meakin enlisted on the 25th of August 1914. He was discharged sick on 15th of February 1917 under KR XVI 'no longer fit for service'. I believe he had been gassed. He was a semi-invalid for the rest of his life although he returned to Newton-le-Willows where he lived until 1973. RIP


Pte. Samuel Edwards Fletcher 4th Btn. Grenadier Guards (d.17th April 1918)

Samuel Fletcher served in the Duke of Lancasters Imperial Yeomanry and gained the rank of Colour Seargent. He earned the Queen Victoria Boer War Medal with 4 bars.

Samuel enlisted in the 4th Battalion of the Grenadier Guards in 1916 and served with 4th Company. He was reported missing April 13th 1918 and was reported to have died April 17th 1918 while a captive of the Germans. He died of a spinal injury and is buried in the Tourcoing Military Cemetery.

Rex Fletcher


Lt. Jeremiah Brennan att. 1st Intelligence Corps Lancashire Hussars (d.8th Aug 1918)

Jeremiah Brennan was the son of Joseph and Mary Brennan, of Bandon, Co. Cork; and husband of Florence Brennan, of Kinsealy Hall, Malahide, Co. Dublin. He served with the Lancashire Hussars, and was attached to the 1st Intelligence Corps. He died in France in August 1918 aged 26 and is buried in St. Hilaire Cemetery Extension, Frevent, France.

s flynn


Pte. John Teasdale Brown 3rd Liverpool Lancashire Hussars Yeomanry

John Teasdale Brown (My Father), pictured with his two brothers, was born on 16th April 1897 in Lymm, Cheshire and died in Widnes on 14th March 1978. He volunteered for 3rd Liverpool Lancashire Hussars on 4th November 1915 at the age of 18 and was posted to France on 8th April 1916. Details of his exact whereabouts are somewhat sketchy but he was wounded, we think at Ypres on or about 23rd September 1917.

He was a lucky lad because the bullet pierced his left side upper tunic pocket but was diverted from there by the last cover of the diaries (see picture) that were in his pocket, shattering the bone the humorous, in his upper left arm, had it not been diverted it would in all probability have pierced his heart. This bone was later removed leaving no bone between the shoulder and the elbow. He was discharged on the 27th June 1919 and awarded The British War & Victory Medal together with a pension of four shillings per week (20 pence).

Before joining the army, Father worked in agriculture, but in spite of his injuries after he was discharged, he became an apprentice cabinet maker with an old Liverpool Company by the name of G H Morton Ltd of Bold Street, Liverpool, who did a lot of ship work on the Cruise Liners of that era together with making and selling furniture. With his knowledge of carpentry in particular and furniture in general he later joined a firm of Loss Adjusters working until he was seventy, relying solely on Public Transport.

John A R Brown


Cpl. Peter Highcock Machine Gun Corps (d.14th Nov 1918)

My granddad, Peter Highcock joined the Lancs Hussars but they were nearly wiped out. About 200 who survived then joined the Kings Liverpool, later he joined the MGC. I don't know the exact dates. He was attached to the Americans and while they were crossing a river he was shot by a sniper, the only casualty. The river was the Legrande Helpe. He was attached to 25th Battalion. He was shot on the 7/11/18 and died on the 14/11/18.

Peter Smith

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