Private Richard Waddington


The background of this North Irish Horseman is not known at present, other than that he was probably from England.

Waddington enlisted or was called-up between 1915 and 1918. Initially posted to a yeomanry regiment (possibly the Derbyshire Yeomanry), on 12 September 1918 he was one of 56 men compulsorily transferred to the Corps of Hussars – he was issued regimental number 81233.

On the same day they embarked at Folkestone for Boulogne, where they were posted to the 1st North Irish Horse (V Corps Cyclist) Regiment. They joined the regiment in the field on or soon after 18 September, and were assigned to A, D and E Squadrons, joining in the fighting during the Advance to Victory offensive in the final weeks of the war.

On 25 February 1919 Waddington was demobilised and transferred to Class Z, Army Reserve.


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