Joseph Frederick Laycock
|Sir Joseph Frederick Laycock|
12 June 1867|
Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England
|Died||10 January 1952
East Retford, Nottinghamshire, England
|Commands held||ANZAC Mounted Division|
|Battles/wars||Second Boer War
First World War
|Awards||Knight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George
Distinguished Service Order
Laycock served with the Nottinghamshire (Sherwood Rangers) Yeomanry in South Africa during the Second Boer War 1899-1900, for which he was appointed a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order (DS) in November 1900.
Back in the United Kingdom, Laycock was the High Sheriff of Nottinghamshire in 1906. He was the first colonel of the Nottinghamshire Royal Horse Artillery when it was formed in 1908 as part of the new Territorial Force. He funded the founding of the battery himself.
During the First World War he served with his battery in the Middle East and also served with the Duke of Westminster's armoured car unit when it was involved in a widely reported incident where it rescued prisoners of war from Senussi tribesmen. Later he became the Commander Royal Artillery for the ANZAC Mounted Division. During the Second World War, he commanded the Nottinghamshire Home Guard.
- "FinestHour" (pdf). Journal of the Churchill Center and Societies, Summer 2005. Archived (PDF) from the original on 8 August 2007. Retrieved 2 August 2007.
- The London Gazette: . 27 September 1901.
- The London Gazette: . 27 February 1906. Retrieved 13 April 2008.
- Nottingham Evening Post 20 May 1997
- The Western Frontier Force
- Farndale, Martin (1988). The Forgotten Fronts and the Home Base, 1914-18. Henry Ling. p. 440.
- Burke, Sir Bernard (1969), Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Volume 2, Burke's Peerage (p. 390)