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- National Archives
- Commonwealth War Graves Commission
- Imperial War Museum - Select Family History from the left menu. Information on searching records is available as a download.
- Military Genealogy You will need to buy credits to obtain full information.
- County Records Office.
For more general information about the EY there is a range of books covering the 1st & 2nd Wars.
Burrows J W “Essex Units in the War Volume 3”
Gee P W (ed) “History of the Essex Yeomanry 1919-1949, 1950”
Hook Lieutenant Commander K Hook “A Short History of the Essex Yeomanry”
Rickword G O “The West Essex Yeomanry Cavalry 1830- 1877, Essex Review LVII 1,87,135”
Rickwood G O “The Essex Yeomanry Records and Recollections 1901-1914 Essex Review LX 57”
Whitmore F H D C “The Tenth (PWO) Royal Hussars and the Essex Yeomanry during the European War 1914-1918”
Army Records OfficeEnquiries about information from Army personnel records should be made to the appropriate address below:
Officers or Soldiers whose regular or reserve service ended before 1921*
The National Archives
Telephone 0208876 3444
Officers or Soldiers whose regular or reserve service ended between 1921 and 1997
Army Personnel Centre
Mail Point 400
65 Brown Street
Tel: 0845 600 9663, option 1, then option 3