1st North Riding of Yorkshire Volunteer Artillery

Photographs of the North Riding of Yorkshire volunteer artillery around the end of the nineteenth and beginning of the twentieth century. They belonged to my great grandfather James Alfred Henderson (1857-1937) who was born in Wolsingham but lived most of his life in Stockton. He was an auctioneer in Stockton. He is buried in Oxbridge Lane cemetery together with my great grandmother Martha Matilda nee Wooler. My great grandfather was a captain in this volunteer artillery which story has it was created because of fear of a French invasion. They used to practice their manoeuvres on Redcar Race Course.

Photographs and details courtesy of Judy Henderson.

5 thoughts on “1st North Riding of Yorkshire Volunteer Artillery

  1. I would be interested to know if anyone can point me in the direction of any more images or records relating to the 1st North Riding Yorkshire Voluntary Artillery. My Great-great grandfather Sergeant John Brown from Woolwich in Kent served with the volunteers. He was a regular in the artillery from 1854-1870 and then joined the volunteers. I have been unable to find out how John from Woolwich ended up in Eston and how he met his ‘wife’ Elizabeth Quantick from Devon, as despite searching since 1987, I haven’t been able to find a marriage record. 😁


    • The Time had an article of the discovery of hundreds of glass slides of soldiers as they went into action in WW1 discovered in the loft of a farm in France. . They were in a nearby museum Vigncourt 14-18. Kerry packer bought them and now sit in. I gather that they are now in the Kerry Stokes Museum in Perth. Apparently he could not get enough UK interest to get them cleaned & printed over here (I don’t know what he wants for them). Should you get a gang going I would be happy to chip in a few quid even though I have nobody who went that way.


  2. The top left photograph of the men and lorries in the yard of a tall building looks like it was taken in the yard of Kirk Brothers, Castle Brewery on Bridge Road, Stockton-on-Tees.


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