The Northamptonshire Yeomanry

This article will provide an overview of the services of the Northamptonshire Yeomanry during the First World War and will help you research a soldier who served with it. I have created a series of guides to help you research soldiers who served in the British Army:

The Northamptonshire Yeomanry in the First World War

Northamptonshire Yeomanry

A draft of the Northamptonshire Yeomanry for the front. The photograph appeared in the Northants Yeomanry Magazine and was dated 30 January 1915.

War Diaries of the Northamptonshire Yeomanry

  • Date: November 1914 – March 1915
  • 8th Division
  • Reference: WO95/1693/1
  • Notes:
  • Date: April 1915 – May 1916
  • B Squadron, 6th Division
  • Reference: WO95/1596/3
  • Notes:
  • Date: April 1915 – May 1916
  • C Squadron, 5th Division
  • Reference: WO95/1527/2
  • Notes:
  • Date: June 1916 – October 1917
  • 6th Corps
  • Reference: WO95/792/2 
  • Notes:
  • Date: November 1917 – December 1918
  • Italy
  • Reference: WO95/4205 
  • Notes:

War Diary of the 2/1st Northamptonshire Yeomanry

  • Date: January – February 1916
  • Reference: WO95/5455
  • Notes:

Further Sources for the Northamptonshire Yeomanry

2/1st Northants Yeomanry Magazine Vol.1 No.1 September 1915 – Vol.1 No.10 June 1916 are held at the British Library. Less than twenty pages each but a very important source of information for the 2/1st and 3/1st Northamptonshire Yeomanry. Lots of photographs and a regimental gazette at the start of each journal containing promotions, discharges etc. I would say at least 50 men are recorded. Lots of photographs, with some names throughout.