Wolds Wagoners Special Reserve.

Wolds Wagoners [SIC] Reserve, a regiment that Lt Col. Sir Mark SYKES squire of Sledmere raised from the local rural population, they formed a core of an elite troop of horsemen much in demand throughout the army to maintain a stead supply of materials and munitions to the frontline.
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Wolds Wagoners Special Reserve.

Post by DriffieldOnline » Sun Jul 22, 2001 12:49 pm

Does anybody know where I can get any books about this subject?

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Post by RichardH » Tue Nov 27, 2001 10:46 pm

I am on the same search, all I have is a copy of the 75th anniv. booklet as published by the Army Transport Museum in Beverley (1988). I am trying to build a list of those Wagoners who fell during WW1, as well as any other information I can get, but it seems to be very sparce indeed, unfortunately.

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Post by Jean Arms » Fri Aug 02, 2002 12:50 am

Hi guys,

You probably know this but the Waggoners' Reserve, was a volunteer corps of 1,000 local farmworkers who used horse drawn wagons taking supplies to the trenches in WW1. They were among the first volunteers to serve in 1914 having been formed by Sir Mark Sykes in 1913. Annual driving competitions were began in 1913 in Fimber to get men to join, postcards of some of the pictures from that time are for sale in Sledmere house, I have 3. Sir Mark designed the piece and Carlo Magnoni sculpted it, A Barr the stone mason for Sledmere estate worked on it too.
Jean

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Post by Jean Arms » Fri Aug 02, 2002 12:56 am

Hi again,

Have you thought to contact the vicar of the parish? in 2000 the vicar resided at St. Nicholas Vicarage, Pulham Lane, Wetwang.
Jean

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Post by kate_w » Sat Feb 08, 2003 1:08 pm

hi, my great grandfather was a wagoner who fell during the first world war. i was wondering if anyone had any information on wagoner burial sites in France as my family is hoping to trace his resting place. please feel free to email me with any info, thanks

kate
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Post by Frank B » Sun Aug 31, 2003 8:59 pm

In reply to Kates request for information regarding her Great grandfather. Try www.cwgc.org

All you need is his name, Regiment, and a few other details. The site is quite easy to use and if he has a known resting place it will even identify the row and grave number for you. Good luck. Frank B

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Post by Richard Kidals » Fri Jan 09, 2004 10:12 pm

i wish to find information on Tom Bulmer (my Grandfather) and the Wolds Wagoners. Tom joined the Wolds Wagoners in 1913 and in addition received the Military Medal. Tom Bulmer married Gertrude Shipley (and she was from a family of 15 her Father was John James Shipley from Nafferton.
Tom died in 1958 - any info...greatly appreciated on the Bulmer Family and Shipley Family plus any info on The Wagoners. I have a very good short book called "A History of the Wolds Wagoners Special Reserve" By Museum of Army Transport which mentions Tom Bulmer Page 18 & 19.
I have bought a book (off e-bay) of WW1 letters from the front from Dee. As yet, i cannot find Tom Bulmer referred to in this detailed collection - although Tom Bulmer obtained the Military Medal referred to (plus copy letter) on page 18/19 of above book.

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Post by SueG » Sat Jan 17, 2004 2:53 pm

Tom Bulmer - Wagoner 227, enlisted/attestation Driffield on 7.7.13
age 22 height 68 1/2 weight 128lb blue eyes brown hair
Occupation carter born Arram

All this from The Wolds Wagoners by Ian Sumner

Hope this is of use
Sue
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Post by patdunham » Thu Oct 14, 2004 10:30 am

quote:Originally posted by SueG
Tom Bulmer - Wagoner 227, enlisted/attestation Driffield on 7.7.13
age 22 height 68 1/2 weight 128lb blue eyes brown hair
Occupation carter born Arram

All this from The Wolds Wagoners by Ian Sumner

Hope this is of use
Sue
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I am trying to trace info on Jordan Bowes who signed up for the Waggoners, then survived the war. Is there any info in the Sumner book and where could I get one
Cheers
Pat Dunham

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Post by nell » Mon Oct 18, 2004 5:50 pm

Please can anyone tell me where I can get a copy of the Sumner book. I am trying to find out about James Malster who was a waggoner and survived the war.
Thanks

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