Thanks for visiting. Please recommend us
[ Post a Response | Thanks for visiting. Please recommend us ]
No Politics or swearing and No derogatory remarks about ex Teachers etc
Posted by Don Scott on August 11, 2019, 8:31 pm, in reply to "Re: answer
Thanks for that information, Barry. The classic mistake jumped right out of that article but continues to be repeated. There was never a Yorkshire and Lancashire Regiment in the British Army. The correct title was and is the York and Lancaster Regiment, a reference the house and duchy at her than the counties. In fact this Regiment had little or nothing to do with Lancashire and it recruited largely from an area that is now described as South Yorkshire.
There is little doubt that all three regiments mentioned had only there 3rd Battalions based at Hylton Barracks which would have been convenient for administrative purposes. Most, if not all, regimental 3rd battalions were in the business of training replacements for the front line theatres of war.
Some years ago I posted an article here on the subject of the Officer Commanding 3rd Battalion, Y & L Regt. who sadly met his end on Newcastle Quayside, when seeing off troops embarking for France. His horse shied on the cobblesones and fell back on him. Lt. Col. E C. Broughton died of his injuries a few days later in the RVI. I can not find the details now as I have gotten through a couple of PCs since then, but no doubt Barry will have it all saved in the amazing archive he has created.
- Where is this? - Jimmy August 10, 2019, 11:58 am
- Re: Where is this? - BJC August 10, 2019, 2:06 pm
- Re: Where is this? - Patrick August 10, 2019, 5:06 pm
- answer - Jimmy August 10, 2019, 8:52 pm
- Re: answer - Don Scott August 10, 2019, 9:03 pm
- Re: answer - Barry Cram August 11, 2019, 6:59 am
- Re: answer - Don Scott August 11, 2019, 8:31 pm
« Back to index | View thread »
Recommended Local History websites.
www.oldtyneside.co.uk www.gatesheadeast.co.uk, www.donmouth.co.uk and www.hebburn.org