Fife and Forfar Yeomanry, the Tewkesbury Connection

Fife and Forfar Yeomanry, the Tewkesbury Connection

When researching a local Territorial Battalion you will often find men with no connection to the recruiting area. The 2/1st Fife and Forfar Yeomanry recruited many men from London and the South East when they were stationed at St Ives near Huntingdon in 1915. A much smaller contingent comes from a very specific location near Tewkesbury in Gloucestershire, most from the small village of Twyning. A long way from the Regimental Base on the East Coast of Scotland or the billets of the 2nd line battalion. Perhaps this was due to Gordon Cope encouraging local men he knew to join after he got a commission in the Regiment in late 1914. Included in this group is a tentative link for Fred Hunt (born 1894, living in Twyning and reported as in the FFY in June 1916) whose number in the King's Own Scottish Borderers suggests he started in the FFY but so far I have been unable to conclusively prove it.

Created by: Fife3190

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  • British Army 27768 Private King's Own Scottish Borderers

    British Army 50061 Private King's Own Scottish Borderers

  • Born 1886

    Died 1917

    British Army 2818 Private Fife and Forfar Yeomanry

    British Army 41031 Private King's Own Scottish Borderers 6th (Service) Battalion

  • Born 1886

    Died 1962

    British Army Middlesex Regiment Public Schools Battalion

    British Army Second Lieutenant Fife and Forfar Yeomanry

    British Army Temporary Lieutenant Fife and Forfar Yeomanry

  • Born 1897

    British Army 301505 Private Corps of Hussars

    British Army 301505 Private Staffordshire Yeomanry

    British Army 2536 Private Fife and Forfar Yeomanry

  • Born 1897

    British Army 2537 Private Fife and Forfar Yeomanry

  • Born 1894

    Died 1918

    British Army 41007 Corporal King's Own Scottish Borderers

    British Army 2816 Private Fife and Forfar Yeomanry (Territorial Force)

    British Army 41007 Lance Serjeant King's Own Scottish Borderers 6th Battalion