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Hussar20

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  • Birthday 17/04/70

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    I am interested in the 20th Hussars between the time of 1908-1914, including the first battle of Ypres. does anyone have any photographs from this period, details of how life was for them etc? Thanks in advance.

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  1. Thanks again for this excellent information Mike. The Boer war stuff is great! At what age did people generally join up? Herbert Hallett was born in 1880, I'm trying to do the maths with the 12 year service and the End of the Boer war and start of WW1. Cheers Adrian
  2. Has anyone read this book? I am trying to piece together what life may have been like for my great grandfather, Herbert Hallett Private 4649 of the 20th Hussars. He served in the Boer War 1901/2 and fell at the first battle of Ypres in 1914. Will this book be worth me buying? Can anyone recommend any other reading for this period and regiment? I would love to know what life was like for him. Thanks
  3. Hi Mike, Once again, many thanks for that. I like the sound of that, it works with the dates and would explain it I think. So fascinating, I've discovered so much about him today, it's really bringing him to life as it were. Do you know where I could find out what activities he may have been involved with as a hussar in the Boer war, did the 20th see a lot of action? what were conditions like for them? Thanks Adrian
  4. Hi Mike, Well I must say a big thanks and I am very suprised by that news! How did you find out, is there anywhere I can see this evidence? This is a real development, can you shed any light on why he would have put 'railway labourer' as his profession on a wedding certificate? Thanks Adrian (Great grandson)
  5. Hello! I am trying to find out more about my great grandfather, Herbert Hallett (pictured in my profile). He was in the 20th hussars and died in the first battle of Ypres in Oct 1914. I'm not sure exactly when he joined, born in 1880, his wedding certificate of 1908 lists him as a railway labourer by profession. On the back of the certificate however is a 'stamp' from (Cavalry Records Hussars York for the date of 5 May 1909), would this indicate the date he joined the regiment? Also, his marriage certificate states that he lives in Brighton, older relatives of mine think he met his wife whilst stationed at Lewes road barracks? Does this link with the 20th hussars at all? Help! Does anyone have any group photographs of 20th hussars from this period? Thanks I also have another photograph of him in uniform, with the marking of 'Caire, Egypt' at the bottom (attached) when would this have been taken? Is he wearing medals? If so what would they be for?
  6. Wow, some fascinating research has been done on this topic! I am trying to find out more about my great grandfather, Herbert Hallett (pictured in my profile). He was in the 20th hussars and died in the first battle of Ypres in Oct 1914. I'm not sure exactly when he joined, born in 1880, his wedding certificate of 1908 lists him as a railway labourer by profession. On the back of the certificate however is a 'stamp' from (Cavalry Records Hussars York for the date of 5 May 1909), would this indicate the date he joined the regiment? Also, his marriage certificate states that he lives in Brighton, older relatives think he met his wife whilst stationed at Lewes road barracks? Does this link with the 20th hussars at all? Help!
  7. Hello! I was interested to note your post about Henry Bailey in the 20th Hussars. My great grandfather, Herbert Hallett (Pictured on my profile) was born in 1880 and also served in the 20th hussars, so I think we may be looking for similar information! I'm finding it difficult to piece all the information together at the moment, I know that Herbert Hallett was killed in the first battle of Ypres in October 1914, but I'm not sure when he joined the army. What information/photos do you have on yout grandfather?
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