GB 1900 Cover '*IMPERIAL/YEOMANRY*' handstamp OHMS envelope

Stock Code: P212010777

1900 O.H.M.S. printed Imperial Yeomanry stampless envelope addressed to Lieut. Col. Markham, Penrith bearing red London official paid cds for FE.2.1900 with an oval '*IMPERIAL/YEOMANRY*' handstamp in black alongside and backstamped by a second strike of the oval handstamp and a Penrith arrival cds for FE.3.1900.

The Imperial Yeomanry was a volunteer mounted force of the British Army that mainly saw action during the Second Boer War. Created on 2 January 1900, the force was initially recruited from the middle classes and traditional yeomanry sources, but subsequent contingents were more significantly working class in their composition. The existing yeomanry regiments contributed only a small proportion of the total Imperial Yeomanry establishment. In Ireland 120 men were recruited in February 1900. It was officially disbanded in 1908, with individual Yeomanry regiments incorporated into the new Territorial Force.


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