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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Post by RichardH » Sun May 07, 2006 10:37 am

I meant to add to my previous, this example chosen at ramdom I might add, of the extent of detail contained within the PDF viewable on my site:
Wg 863 Henry DUFFIN
age: 21
hieght: 64 1/4
weight: 119
eye and hair colour: Blue/Fair
Occupation: Farm Service
parish of birth: Nafferton
date of service: 7.2.14
volunteered at: Driffield
and now we have his image also, it makes for a very special record of one 863 Henry Duffin I think!
It should be possible to access the PDF directly from:
http://www.yorkshirehistory.com/wagon/W ... l_Role.pdf
for those who might like to see it.

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Post by RichardH » Wed May 17, 2006 11:44 am

I might be un-obtainable for the next few weeks because of house removal, so, if anything is posted here for me, please expect a delay in my replies. I will post here again as soon as everything is up and running once more.

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Post by RichardH » Mon May 22, 2006 11:39 am

We now have a photograph of Route Master Claude Megginson RM/9 in uniform as Company Sergeant Major, which it is hoped will be uploaded very soon - any more for any more??

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Post by RichardH » Sat Jul 22, 2006 12:06 pm

This is way off topic I know, but I have last night added a new section to the Iron Age Chariot burials part of my little site. The new section is a word by word reproduction of Tony Brewster's archaeological site report made in 1980 of his 1971 chariot grave excavation at Garton Slack together with associated illustrations and some modern re-interpretations. it can be seen directly at:
http://www.yorkshirehistory.com/chariot ... ndex_c.htm
or, for the entire works about these amazing vehicles see:
http://www.yorkshirehistory.com/chariot ... /index.htm
These artefacts are almost unique to the Yorkshire Wolds, and IMHO, they should be heralded far more than they are!

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Post by RichardH » Mon Jul 24, 2006 10:47 pm

Very soon to be included, W567, John William King, with many thanks to Richard White, his grandson.

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Post by iansumner » Sun Jul 30, 2006 6:38 pm

CHT863 Henry Duffin had a slight stammer as well.He had a 34 1/2 inch chest, with a 2 inch expansion.

CHT567 John King had no distinctive marks, a 38 1/2 inch chest, with 2 inch expansion

CHT9 Claude Megginson was likewise blemish-free, had a 36 1/2 inch chest with a 2 inch expansion.

CHT868 James Malster had a 'distorted left arm' (whatever that might mean), and a tattooed dot on his right wrist.39" chest, 2" expansion.

CHT1008 Charles Thompson had a scar on his ring finger, and hair between his eyebrows 34" chest, 2" expansion.

CHT1030 William Thompson (from Middleton - there are several of this name) had no distinctive marks, 35" chest, 3" expansion

That info was in columns in the original of the Wagoners' Nominal Roll, but which I had to miss out of the book for reasons of space.

As far as I know, the book is still available, but only from the Sledmere Estate. There were only a few copies of the ordinary edition left (I don't know about the limited edition which included the roll). The copyright in reproducing the roll in any format resides wholly with the Estate.

Ian

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Post by RichardH » Sun Jul 30, 2006 10:08 pm

Many thanks Ian for making contact. I have replied to you in some detail via email, and hope to hear from you again very soon. I sincerly hope that we can pull together in this regard to enable the Wagoners a peaceful rest, and, as I have said before, to in some small way bring them together again.

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Post by RichardH » Thu Aug 10, 2006 11:41 am

Received today, 10th August, the image and biog of Wagoner 1105 David Nicholson, Meritorious Service Medal, from Heather, the wife of his Grandson. These will be uploaded soonest, but his image can now be seen at:
http://yorkshirehistory.com/Gallery/vie ... e=wagoners

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Post by RichardH » Wed Aug 16, 2006 10:37 am

Added last night 15th Aug. 2006, to the ever growing list of Wagoners photographs: 1105 David Nicholson Meritorious Service Medal; and received only last night, Roadmaster 383 John Holdridge, shown on his wedding day in 1918, he too will be reunited with his companions very soon.

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Post by RichardH » Thu Sep 07, 2006 6:23 pm

Only just received, the images of brothers 894 Tommy, and 899 Fred Walker depicted whilst seconded to the Mounted Machine-gun Corps at the Northwest Frontier. After the image has been enhanced slightly, it will be first displayed in the Gallery, maybe by tonight [7th Sept. 2006].
My thanks to Margaret Mellor, Grand-daughter of Tommy.

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