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Leicestershire Yeomanry On Station Platform
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Leicestershire Yeomanry On Station Platform

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Leicestershire Yeomanry On Station Platform
Leics. Yeomanry
3 cavalrymen on train platform with women and train behind
1/2 Glass plate negative

Negatives Collection, Leicestershire Record Office

Several members of the Leicestershire Yeomanry on the platform of Leicester train station. They have been tentatively identified as Lt.Col. W Byron with three junior Officers.

"Colonel Wilfred Byron b. 31 January 1871, d. November 1936, fought in the 2nd Boer War and had fought alongside Lt.Col. Evans-Freke and Major W F Martin in South Africa. He fought in the First World War. "Major" Byron landed with the 1st/1st Leics Yeomanry in France on the 2nd of November 1914. Its unclear how long he spent with the regiment in France, but at some point (possibly before Frezenberg) he gained his promotion to Lt.Col and returned back to Britain to command the 3rd/1st Leicestershire Yeomanry."
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