This featured the cross of St George within a crowned circle. The Northamptonshire Regiment was formed as part of the reorganisation of the infantry by the Childers Reforms when the 48th (Northamptonshire) Regiment of Foot (raised in 1741) and the 58th (Rutlandshire) Regiment of Foot (raised in 1755) were redesignated as the 1st and 2nd battalions of the Northamptonshire Regiment, with the regimental depot at Northampton. This featured the cross of St George within a crowned circle. [7] The 6th (Service) Battalion landed in France as army troops to the 18th (Eastern) Division in July 1915 also for service on the Western Front. The 48th (Northamptonshire) Regiment of Foot (raised in 1741) and the 58th (Rutlandshire) Regiment of Foot (raised in 1755) were redesignated as the 1st and 2nd battalions of the Northamptonshire Regiment, with the regimental depot at Northampton. Aged 20. Second Lieutenant of the 3rd, attached to the 1st, Northamptonshire Regiment, France. Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, Pas-de-Calais, France. Age 21. [11] The battalion saw active service as part of the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) in the battles of Belgium and France and had to be evacuated at Dunkirk. [7] The 7th (Service) Battalion landed at Boulogne-sur-Mer as part of the 73rd Brigade in the 24th Division in September 1915 also for service on the Western Front. Formed in the Territorial Force in February 1914, it remained in the United Kingdom throughout the First World War. 2nd Battalion 48th(Northamptonshire) Regiment of Foot - The Heroes of Talavera I first featured the 48th Foot in my post about the 1st Battalion, back in January last year, where you can find out about the history of the regiment and an overview of its service in the Peninsular War. Colonels Edit. [18], In 1948, the regiment was reduced to a single regular battalion. It was raised in 1939, when the Territorial Army was doubled in size, as the duplicate of the 5th Battalion. Private Joseph James Watts - 2nd Battalion Northamptonshire Regiment, No. Interests: Northamptonshire Regiment … Offered here is an old original World War 1, British Army, 1st Battalion, The East Surrey Regiment, Officers' Bronze Cap Badge. He was sent to France in 1914 where he was wounded in the same year. next. [23], The facing colours of the 48th and 58th Foot were buff and black respectively, and although white facings were imposed in 1881 by the Childers reforms, the old colours were still used in the regiment. In October, November, and December the Northamptonshire Regiment were part of a column under Major General Douglas which operated in the south-west of the Transvaal. 9811. 2nd Battalion then joined the forces sent to invade Madagascar in May 1942 and then travelled to India and overland to Persia (now Iran) and Iraq in September of the same year. The Northamptonshire Regiment was formed as part of the reorganisation of the infantry by the Childers Reforms when the 48th (Northamptonshire) Regiment of Foot (raised in 1741) and the 58th (Rutlandshire) Regiment of Foot (raised in 1755) were redesignated as the 1st and 2nd battalions of the Northamptonshire Regiment, with the regimental depot at Northampton. [27] A black lanyard was worn on the battle-dress blouse introduced in 1937, and this was later adopted by the 2nd Battalion, Royal Anglian Regiment. Enlisted into the Regular Army at Derby, “aged 18 years & 1 month”, on 3rd April 1890. The Northamptonshire Regiment of 1914 was an amalgamation of the 48th and 58th Regiments of Foot following the Cardwell reforms of 1881. 1st Garrison Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment in Salonika If you look though our order of battle of the British Salonika Force you will not find any mention of the Northamptonshire Regiment. William Fredericks Northamptonshire Regiment (d.18th February 1917) William Fredericks started in 1903 as a Private with 1st Battalion of the East Surrey Regiment. Published by Gale and Polden (1915) Used. Wilfrid John Jervois, MC, 1956–1960: Brig. Northamptonshire Regiment - 7th. Part of East Midlands Brigade in East Anglian Division. The Pioneers, sadly no photo and not much else known about what they got up to - thought it might be … [25], The facing colours of the 48th and 58th Foot were buff and black respectively. 100% genuine antique bronze cap badge with o riginal eyelets behind.. Good original cap badge, which is in excellent condition for its age, it … The regimental stable belt consisted of equal stripes of black, buff and sky blue. Two in the Mediterranean and one in the East. Ordering and viewing options £3.50 - sign in to get this free; Download format PDF; Approximate size 42.5 MB; Add to basket; Order up to 10 items per basket, and up to 100 in a 30 day period. 17 October 1935. p. 12. The Northamptonshire Regiment was a line infantry regiment of the British Army in existence from 1881 until 1960. 15 officers and 548 other ranks were transported in Victoria aircraft. 2/4th Battalion Formed at Northampton on 27 November 1914 as a second line unit. Son of William and Charlotte … [25] A black lanyard was worn on the battle-dress blouse introduced in 1937, and this was later adopted by the 2nd Battalion, Royal Anglian Regiment. Link to post Share on other sites. Battalion, The Northamptonshire Regiment 1883-1885 76th. The distance flown from Egypt to Iraq was 793 miles, taken from the pilot's notebook, time taken 11 hours. previous. Troops of the 5th (Huntingdonshire) Battalion, 11th Infantry Brigade, 78th Infantry Division pick their way through the ruins of Argenta, 18 April 1945. They became respectively the 1st and 2nd Battalions and this should be borne in mind, because in the narrative these battalions are sometimes referred to as 1st and 2nd and at other times simply as the 48th and the 58th. It was raised in 1939, when the Territorial Army was doubled in size, as the duplicate of the 5th Battalion. Sgt. [18] The Museum of the Northamptonshire Regiment is housed at Abington Park, Northampton. Son of Francis William & Eliza Leeson of 70, Hartington Road/Street, Leicester, UK. Published: January 1918 Please use the comments box below if you can provide more information about this person. The 1st Battalion was a Regular Army unit that served in the Burma Campaign and India throughout the war with the 32nd Indian Infantry Brigade, 20th Indian Infantry Division. It is respectfully dedicated to the two officers and 88 other ranks who died as a result of operations on Gallipoli. In 1927 the regiment's facings were changed to buff. Son of George and Eliza Ellen Henson, of Eversleigh, Wellingborough. Infantry Regiment later known as 2nd. Lieutenant. ***** 13th August : Albert area. Panel 154 and 155. Battalion, The West Riding Regiment (Yorkshire) 1885-1887 6th. Earliest recognised formation: 48th: 1741 as Cholmondeley's Regiment, recognised as the 48th Foot in 1751. July 1915 : embarked at Liverpool and moved to Gallipoli via Mudros. This image was created and shared by: Brian Mawdsley. Although white facings were imposed in 1881 by the Childers reforms, the old colours were still used in the regiment. 1/4th Battalion August 1914 : in Northampton. Joslen, Lt-Col H.F. (1990) [1st. The 48th Division was sent to join the British Expeditionary Force in France in early 1940, the first Territorial division to be sent overseas in the Second World War, and the battalion was exchanged for the 1st Battalion, Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry and transferred to the 11th Infantry Brigade, 4th Infantry Division. 1881.07.01 1st Battalion, The Northamptonshire Regiment 1881 Ireland: Tipperary 1884 England: Preston 1887 Warley 1890 England: Aldershot 1892.10.05 at sea 1892 India: Bangalore <1897> Secunderabad <1899> Fyzabad 1902 Dagshai <1904> Jullunder 1907 Poona 1910 Aden 1911 England: Devonport 1913 England: Aldershot 2 Bde 1914.08 France and Flanders 1 Div 1919 Ireland: … It travelled to Egypt and next fought in Sicily and Italy before being transferred to North-West Europe as part of 21st Army Group in February 1945. Son of Henry Thoedore & Constance Monro of Templecone, East Grinstead, Sussex, UK. [9], The 4th Battalion was transferred to the Royal Engineers and converted, before the war, into the 50th (Northamptonshire Regiment) Anti-Aircraft Battalion, Royal Engineers. Battalion. Close Use this image under non-commercial licence . [20], The badges of the regiment included references to the units combined in 1881. Born January 1898 in Kettering and enlisted Kettering. 2nd Battalion then joined the forces sent to invade Madagascar in May 1942 and then travelled to India and overland to Persia (now Iran) and Iraq in September of the same year. John Lingham, CB, DSO, MC, This page was last edited on 5 December 2020, at 06:52. The relief was made difficult by heavy enemy fire, and not until the dawn was it possible adequately to take stock of the position. 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Hon. I am researching Pte Walter Tysom (n) of the 1st Battalion Northamptonshire Regiment who was KIA on 04Nov18. Battalion, The Welsh Regiment 1888-1891 63rd. Despite being raised for war service, it remained in the United Kingdom until February 1945 when, now as part of the 115th Infantry Brigade, it went to North West Europe. Died from wounds in the Australian General Hospital, Abbeville, 31st March 1918. [8], The 4th Battalion was transferred to the Royal Engineers and converted, before the war, into the 50th (Northamptonshire Regiment) Anti-Aircraft Battalion, Royal Engineers. 1st Battalion, redesignation of 48th (the Northamptonshire) Regiment of Foot 2nd Battalion, redesignation of 58th (the Rutlandshire) Regiment of Foot 1960.06.01 amalgamated with The Royal Lincolnshire Regiment to form 2nd East Anglian Regiment (Duchess of Gloucester's Own Royal Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire) A clerk prior to enlisting. Views of India (1) taken by Private Linley of the 2nd Battalion, The Northamptonshire Regiment compiled whilst serving in India 1923-1938. 6th (Service) Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. At some point he transferred to the Northamptonshire Regiment and fought at the Battle for Boom Ravine. No. John Porritt 1st Battalion Northamptonshire Regiment John Porritt enlisted into the Northamptonshire Regiment on the 16th of August 1934 and was posted out to the 1st Battalion in India where he earned the India General Service Medal 1936-37. The Huntingdonshire Cyclist Battalion was a bicycle infantry battalion of the British Army.Formed in the Territorial Force in February 1914, it remained in the United Kingdom throughout the First World War.After the war, in 1920, it was converted to infantry and became the 5th (Huntingdonshire) Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment in the Territorial Army. With the enactment of the Territorial and Reserve Forces Act 1907, they became the 3rd (Special Reserve) and 4th (Territorial Force) battalions respectively. [8], The 1/4th Battalion landed at Suvla Bay as part of the 162nd Brigade in the 54th (East Anglian) Division in August 1915; it was evacuated from Gallipoli in December 1915 and arrived at Alexandria and then served in Egypt and Palestine later. Show more . It was redesignated the 6th Battalion in October 1940 and was assigned to the 223rd Independent Infantry Brigade (Home). Northamptonshire Regiment - 4th Battalion This post will look at numbering in the 4th (Territorial Force) Battalion of The Northamptonshire Regiment between 1908 and 1916. Stebie9173. There after dark the Battalion relieved the 1st Royal Scots of the 8th Brigade. The battalion was assigned to the 162nd Independent Infantry Brigade along with the 5th Battalion, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment and the 1st Battalion, Hertfordshire Regiment. 2nd Battalion, The Northamptonshire Regiment. 2nd (Home Service) Garrison Battalion June 1916 Formed at Isle of Grain, Sheerness. Would this have been in the Battle of Sambre - what were the 1st Battalion doing there? [19] This regiment was short-lived, becoming part of the Royal Anglian Regiment on 1 September 1964. [24] The scarlet and blue officers' mess dress worn in the 1930s included collar and cuffs in the buff of the 48th and waistcoats in the black of the 58th. The 2nd Battalion, which had been in Alexandria , returned to England and then landed at Le Havre as part of the 24th Brigade in the 8th Division in November 1914 also for service on the Western Front. The battalion was temporarily in Palestine from January to July 1930. 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