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North Somerset Yeomanry

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       North Somerset Yeomanry were a mounted unit of the Territorial Force with its HQ in Bath, they were part of the South Western Mounted Brigade.

    1th Nov 1914 3rd Dragoons in Action

    17th Nov 1914 Under Attack

    17th Nov 1915 Infantry Assault

    8th Jan 1916 Attack Made by Yeomanry

    21st April 1916 Good Friday

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    2nd Lt. Richard Dolman MM. North Somerset Yeomanry

    My great grandfather Dick Dolman joined the Nth. Somerset Yeomanry around 1909. Equivalent to the TA they were called up in Aug 1914. I have a photo of him in Queen Square, Bath with his horse, waiting to entrain for Salisbury Plain. I'm sure he told me he had to supply the horse himself.

    At some point he moved to the Som LI and having been a sergeant in 1914 ended the war as a 2nd Lieut. No one in the family knows for what deed his MM was awarded. He survived the war unscathed and died in may 1970 at the age of 92.

    Bill Ford


    Private Victor G Harvey North Somerset Yeomanry (d.18th Nov 1914)

    Victor was a tall strong man and it is this, according to family tradition, that proved his undoing as he was shot in the head by a German sniper near Yprs. He died of his wounds and is buried in Poperinghe Old Military Cemetery. His regiment had been in France a matter of two or three weeks. Victor had survived the First Battle of Ypres only to be killed within days of it's official ending.

    C Flynn


    L/Cpl. Roland Tompson

    My Father, Roly Tomlinson attended Clarance School in Weston Super Mare. He served as Lance Corporal at Ypres with the North Somerset Yeomanry. He used to tell us stories about the wonderful horses which he helped to break in, then the regiment went mechanical and the chaps were issued with motor-bikes, so at 18yrs of age he transferred to the RFC. He told us he trained at a flying school in Princess Risborough and was commissioned for duty with the RFC as a 2nd Lieutenant, stationed at St Leonards on Sea.


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