Hi everyone, I am looking for information on the 37th Company, Xth Imperial Yeomanry, Royal Bucks Hussars from 190O/1901 in the Anglo Boer War. I have my grandfathers Diary, (C.W.LINNELL) and his photo Album and I am looking for further information that I can compile with it to add to this bit of family history. He, himself, came from Silverstone and was with a group of others from Towcester within this Company and we are also interested in tracing them as well. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks, LINNELL
Hello Linnell, I have a keen interest in the Bucks Hussars as they served with the 39th Coy is same 10th Bn and later in WW1 and into WW2 so in many ways a 'sister regiment' to the Berkshire Yeomanry (the regiment I mainly follow).
Trooper Charles Linnell 4870, 37th Coy., 10th Bn. I.Y. was in the 1st contingent which sailed on the steamship SS Norman Prince from Southampton Sailed on 11th Feb 1900. The journey to South Africa is well documents in the book "With Lord Methuen in South Africa February 1900 to June 1901" by H. S..GASKELL, M.B., CK.B.- 38 Coy 10th Battalion Bucks IY.
The activities of 10th Battalion are well documented across a number of publications so while none are very good (they are mostly based on diary's and lots of reference to weather and food but little locations, dates and events) so you need to read a lot and draw the detail together.
He will almost certainly have 4-6 pages of "service papers' available which are interesting and usually available on "Find my Past" which give general enlistment details.
The best souse for what happened is at the Buckinghamshire Records Office which is an excellent Free resource.
I have been there several times and there is loads to see and view. They hold the Bucks Yeomanry museum archive as there is no longer an official museum. There are several published accounts from members of the 10th Bn of which I have some but not all.
I would be very pleased to see the photo album and have a photo album of 38th Coy (High Wycombe) and lots of photos before they left.