History of the 7th Battalion Middlesex Regiment

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Statementby Colenel E.J. King ; with a foreward by General Sir Ivor Maxse.
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The Middlesex Regiment (Duke of Cambridge's Own) was a line infantry regiment of the British Army in existence from until The regiment was formed, as the Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment), in as part of the Childers Reforms when the 57th (West Middlesex) and 77th (East Middlesex) Regiments of Foot were amalgamated with the county's militia and rifle volunteer : British Army.

Vickers machine gun of 8th Battalion Middlesex Regiment, 51st (Highland) Division, supporting an attack by th Brigade, 8th of February IWM (BU ) 28th Apr Exercise.

Moved to Rouen and disbanded on the The 3/7th Battalion in England then became the 2/7th Battalion. 2/8th Battalion Territorial Forces Sept Formed at Hampton Court. Nov Moved to Staines, Middlesex and joined the st Formed: There are items tagged 7th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment available in our Library These include information on officers, regimental histories, letters, diary entries, personal accounts and information about actions during the Second World War.

The 7th (City of London) Battalion of the London Regiment was a volunteer unit of the British Army from until Recruited from London working men, it sent volunteers to the Second Boer War, saw extensive service on the Western Front during World War I, and defended the United Kingdom as a searchlight regiment during World War IIBranch: Territorial Army.

Origins. The Army Reforms merged several units to create county regiments. One of these was The Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment), formed by merging the 57th Regiment and the 77th Regiment, which both had an existing affiliation to Middlesex.

The. Search thousands of identified photos, obituaries and service records of First World War officers, soldiers, sailors, nurses, airmen and civilian workers. All available to download. In his pay book he listed all the men in his platoon A.B 64 P.T.

I the I could be a 1 I have been in touch with the Middlesex regiment association, but that was way back in when they held the last reunion and the chap i was in contact with new many of the men in his platoon but they couldn`t remember my granddad, he was a platoon sgt.

From to the Middlesex Regiment comprised two regular battalions: the 1st Battalion - formerly the 57th (West Middlesex) Regiment of Foot - and the 2nd Battalion - formerly the 77th (East Middlesex) Regiment of Foot.

Induring the Boer War, two more regular battalions were authorised and these became the 3rd and 4th Battalions. English, Book, Illustrated edition: The history of the 7th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment / by E.J. King ; with a foreword by General Sir Ivor Maxse.

King, E. Joseph Ball was born in West Kilburn; byhe working as a van guard, and apparently keen to join the army. First up, he joined the Special Reserve (which could be called up in wartime) in the 5th Battalion of the Middlesex Regiment, in May.

Then in August, he enlisted full-time as a soldier in the same regiment’s 2nd Battalion. The 23rd Battalion Middlesex Regiment (2nd Football Battalion) served with rd Brigade, 41st Division.

The battalion arrived on the Somme at the end of August and served in Delville Wood and on 15th September was in support for the attack on. The badge of the regiment as depicted on a CWGC war grave headstone. From the PaulHP collection at flickr, with my thanks.

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Battalions of the Territorial Force. 1/7th Battalion August in Hornsey. Part of Middlesex Brigade in Home Counties Division. Moved on mobilisation to Isle of Grain. Middlesex County. Regiment of Middlesex. formed in Sedentary Militia.

1st Battalion 2nd Battalion 26th Middlesex Battalion of Infantry formed in Active Militia with HQ at London, Ont., by regimentation of independent companies: No. 1 Company at Delaware, raised 30 Jan. My great uncle Percy J Bates was a regular in the 4th battalion Middlesex Regiment,he died of his wounds on 26th Augustand is buried in the Cement House Cemetery, in April the 4th Battalion Middlesex Regiment was serving in Ireland, I have a photo of the his company on detachment in Dublin castle dated 28th April Essex Regiment Family History.

likes 4 talking about this. Family History for the Essex Regiment. His brother Robert John Rowe of Middlesex Regiment was killed in action 25 March - memorial at Arras Cemetery France. In October he enlisted with 7th Batt London regiment as 5/5. The 7th Regiment was formed in February, March, April, and May of at Gloucester County Courthouse.

Companies recruited men from Halifax, Albemarle, Botetourt, Gloucester, King William, Essex, Middlesex, Cumberland, King and Queen, Orange and Fincastle Counties. Field officers at Valley Forge were Colonel Alexander McClanachan, [1] Lt.

Colonel Holt Richardson, and Major John. Like all London Regiment Battalions they became a mini-regiment in forming three battalions: 1/7th, 2/7th and 3/7th. The 1/7th Battalion had arrived in France as part of the th Brigade, 47th (London) Division, in March and fought at Festubert and Loos inand then served at Vimy Ridge before they moved down to the Somme.

Get this from a library. The Public Schools Battalion in the Great War: a history of the 16th (Public Schools) Battalion of the Middlesex Regiment (Duke of Cambridge's Own), August to July [Stephen Brunel Hurst] -- Superbly researched, written and illustrated, this is the tragic story of the formation and later destruction of a unique infantry battalion of The Great War.

F/F = France & Flanders. PRINTED SOURCES. Anon - Magazine of the Ninth Battalion Middlesex Regiment (India ?) Grain, H.W.W - The 16th (Public Schools) Service Battalion (The Duke of Cambridge ’s Own) Middlesex in the Great War, by (London: Lewington, ) Wyrll, E. - DIE-HARDS IN THE GREAT WAR (Middlesex Regiment) (2 Volumes: Reprinted Naval & Military Press.

History Formation. The regiment was founded on the formation of the Volunteer Force in Originally as part of the Volunteer Force sponsored by The Highland Society of London and The Caledonian Society of London, a group of individual Scots raised The London Scottish Rifle Volunteers under the command of Lt Col Lord Elcho, later The Earl of Wemyss and : Army Reserve.

The 7th Battalion Northamptonshire Regiment was one of the many "Service" battalions raised at the beginning of the war at the prompting of Lord Kitchener. It became known as "The Mobbs' own" because one of the first men to volunteer was Edgar Mobbs, a well-known Rugby player.

The 6th Battalion Middlesex Regiment can trace its history back to 7 August as part of the Middlesex Militia. In it was titled the 1st East Middlesex Militia.

By royal order the regiment was later designated the Royal East Middlesex Militia on 24 April In December, he went to Cadet School and received a commission as a 2nd Lt. in the 3rd Battalion of the Leicestershire Regiment on I have received some of his military records, 7th Battalion war diaries (WO_1&2, WO) from the National Archives and have ordered the book "The Tigers" by Matthew Richardson.

Men of the th Middlesex Regiment carry out maintenance on a Vickers machine gun at Anzio, Italy, 21 February NAjpg × ; KB Middlesex Regiment Cap × ; 62 KBHeadquarters location: Inglis Barracks. 7th battalion the duke of cambridge's own (middlesex regiment) 8th battalion the duke of cambridge’s own (middlesex regiment) 9th battalion the duke of cambridge’s own (middlesex regiment) 10th battalion the duke of cambridge’s own (middlesex regiment) 10th battalion the parachute regiment.

As a result of this, the 24th Middlesex became the 8th (City of London) Battalion, London Regiment (Post Office Rifles).

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World War I. The Post Office Rifles served with distinction in the Great War. They arrived in France on 18 March By the end of the war, 1, men from the Post Office Rifles would be dead and 4, more would be : Territorial Army. Royal Sussex Regiment during WW2 WW2 Battalions of the Royal Sussex Regiment 1st Battalion: September The 1st Battalion was based in Egypt.

October The Battalion joined the 7th Brigade of the 4th Indian Division near Cairo and so began an. TRUE LOYALS.

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A history of 7th Battalion, The Loyal Regiment (North Lancashire) / 92nd (Loyals) Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery. By Tom McCarthy FOREWORD.

I STARTED this project infive years after my father’s death. The Huntingdonshire Cyclist Battalion was a bicycle infantry battalion of the British in the Territorial Force in Februaryit remained in the United Kingdom throughout the First World the war, init was converted to infantry and became the 5th (Huntingdonshire) Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment in the Territorial : 27 February –1 May.

25th (Garrison) Battalion, Middlesex Regiment. The 18th were allocated to 33 Division, on the Somme. Just after midsummer's day, (the landscape white as winter with shell-blown chalk), the Germans obliterated part of the Division's front line near La Bassee Canal.

The British Military Mission consisted of the 9th Battalion, the Hampshire Regiment and the 25th Middlesex Regiment. It was the latter regiment which arrived August 3,strong. These men had been moved from Singapore and Hong Kong. Many came from the Western Front of Europe and were not too pleased to be again sent into field service.8 DIVISION 23 Infantry Brigade Duke of Cambridge’s Own (Middlesex Regiment) 1/7th Battalion: 14 February – 31 March (First World War, War Diary, WO95//2) £ Full colour facsimile reprint of original War Office document, with new chronological index.