Life in the Essex Regiment/Yeomanry

We don't just want to find out dates and places for our ancestors, we want to find out how they lived and what their lives were like.

The pages below will take you into the everyday life of the Essex Regiment in different situations and eras.

Organisation of Military

Army Organisation of manpower

Composition of a Battalion

Conscription in the Great War

Issue of equipment to Soldiers in 1914


Military Nurses

Life in the services

Activity in the weekend training camps held by Essex Volunteer Regiment 1916-1919

Home Service Life in the 44th & 56th Regiments of Foot

Life as a prisoner of War of the Germans in the Great War

Recruit Training Camps in 1914

Uniform issued to soldiers in 1914

Warley Soldiers Home