The Yeomanry

Imperial Yeomanry Jan 1900

The 5th Company, 2nd Battalion Imperial Yeomanry stand on parade in the grounds of Warwick Castle. The company of 116 men and five officers regarded themselves as the lucky ones chosen to go to war in South Africa in January 1900. Four of the officers are seen here standing at either end of the front rank (not wearing bandoliers). On the left of the photo are Lieutenant R B Charteris and Major J A Orr-Ewing who was killed on 28 May 1900 at Kleis Drift. On the right are Lt R F Fowler who was also killed in the war, and Lt C S Paulet, son of Colonel Charles Paulet the commandant of the WYC from 1880 to 1891.

Warwickshire Yeomanry


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