They disembarked at Petchenga at 2 pm on the 29th and were billeted in the town. [16] The 1/5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion landed in France as Army Troops attached to the Home Counties Division in early 1915, seeing action at the Battle of Aubers Ridge in May 1915[19] and then moved to Italy in November 1917. Private G/8663, 13th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. It continued in service until 1966, when it became part of The Queen’s Regiment. The Royal Sussex Regiment was a line infantry regiment of the British Army that was in existence from 1881 to 1966. [35] However, it returned to the infantry role in April 1943[15] and was sent with the 72nd Infantry Brigade to fight in the Burma Campaign with the British 36th Infantry Division, previously 36th Indian. The War Diary refers to this daily occurrence as “carrying out the usual work in camp”. [22], The 1st Battalion was based in Egypt at the outbreak of the Second World War, having been sent to Palestine in 1938. [28], The 2nd Battalion was reraised, after the old one became the 10th Para, and, along with the 4th and 5th Battalions, which were merged to become the 4th/5th Battalion, was reformed with the 133rd Brigade which was sent to the forgotten theatre of war in Iraq and Persia in 1943 with the 6th Indian Infantry Division where they remained for the rest of the war, the 2nd Battalion joining the 24th Indian Infantry Brigade, and the 4th/5th Battalion joining the 27th Indian Infantry Brigade. 8th Royal Sussex Regiment Pioneers: Belgium 1917. [2] The battalion took part in the Battle of Abu Klea in January 1885 when Muhammad Ahmad was defeated. [29], The regiment also raised the 6th and 7th battalions (both 2nd Line Territorial Army duplicates of the 4th and 5th Battalions) which were both in the 37th (Royal Sussex) Infantry Brigade, part of the 12th (Eastern) Infantry Division. Twenty men of the regiment, led by Lieutenant Lionel Trafford, constituted the advanced party which marched towards Khartoum. [18] The battalion took part in the Battle of the Somme in Autumn 1916, the British pursuit to the Hindenburg Line in Spring 1917, the Battle of Passchendaele in October 1917, the Battle of the Lys in April 1918 and the Second Battle of Arras in August 1918. [16] The 9th (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. The 13th Royal Sussex Regiment had recruited 1200 men between November 1914 and February 1915. Royal Sussex Regiment during WW1 The regiment raised a total of 23 battalions and was awarded 69 battle honours and 4 Victoria Crosses, losing 7,096 men during the course of the war. The Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment. Panel Reference: Face 1-23. Part of 1st (Peshawar) Brigade, 1st (Peshawar) Division of Indian Army. In 1888 Wilhelm II was crowned ‘German Emperor and King of Prussia’ and moved from a policy of maintaining the status quo to a more aggressive position. Drawing on archive material in West Sussex Record Office and the Imperial War Museum, the DVD tells the story of the Regiment and shows how its memory lives on today. Help us raise £60,000 for a monument to commemorate the … The 11th Battalion’s War Diaries give little information as to what was actually happening in Russia. Raised in 1701 as the 35th Foot it later became the County Regiment of Sussex serving at home and abroad through three centuries of peace and war until [17], The 1/4th Battalion landed at Suvla Bay as part of the 160th Brigade in the 53rd (Welsh) Division in August 1915; it was evacuated from Gallipoli and moved to France for service on the Western Front in May 1918. [16] It took part in the Battle of Mons in August 1914, the Battle of the Marne in September 1914, the Battle of the Aisne in September 1914 and the First Battle of Ypres in November 1914 as well as the Battle of Aubers Ridge in May 1915. Original Items: Only One Set Available. A Soldier In The Royal Sussex Regiment A Soldier In The Royal Sussex Regiment ROYAL SUSSEX REGIMENT: Battalion Unknown Allaway A R H Pte G/34613 : Short Record Of Service Anderson F L/Cpl : Obituary Andrews G W Cpl : Short Record Of Service Anstey H R Pte G/347 : Short Record Of Service He was originally placed in the 2/8th Essex Regiment, before being sent to France mid-1916 and later drafted into the 2nd Royal Sussex Regiment in preparation for the Somme offensive. 1st Battalion Formerly with the Royal Sussex. St. Georges Chapel in Chichester Cathedral was restored after the war and serves as a memorial to all members of the Regiment who fell during the war. 39th Division. In October 1940, the battalion was transferred to the 7th Indian Infantry Brigade in the 4th Indian Infantry Division, with whom it remained for the rest of the war. [30] They also served in France with the BEF in 1940 but suffered heavy casualties during the fighting and were evacuated from Dunkirk. 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William Lenox Ingall, CB, 1888–1895: Lt-Gen. Robert Julian Baumgartner, CB, 1895–1898: Lt-Gen. John McNeill Walter, CB, 1898–1900: Lt-Gen. Sir George Samuel Young, KCB, 1901–1903: Lt-Gen. Sir Henry Francis Williams, KCB, 1903–1914: Lt-Gen. Sir William Freeman Kelly, KCB, 1926–1941: Brig-Gen. William Lushington Osborn, CB, CMG, DSO, 1941–1942: Brig. We are based in the New York Tri-State area and represent the 35th Royal Sussex Regiment's history from 1701-1901. In 1888 Died in North Russia 1 September 1919. Richard Maule Birkett, DSO, 1942–1953: Brig. We can then guide ourselves more wisely into the future. The 2nd Battalion was sent to France in April 1940, to join the British Expeditionary Force (BEF), taking part in the Battle of France and the subsequent retreat to Dunkirk where they were evacuated to England in the Dunkirk evacuation. Moved on mobili… Memorial: DELHI MEMORIAL (INDIA GATE) Additional Information..Son of William and Edith Andrews, of 9, Osmond Gardens, Hove, Sussex. They then moved by rail to join the Mobile Company at Kola. On 5th March, the Mobile Company, consisting of 6 officers and 164 ORs, moved to Kola on reindeer sledges, accompanied by the Commanding Officer. [7] A memorial to the fallen of the Second Boer War, incorporating a sculpture by Charles Leonard Hartwell titled "The Bugler", is at Regency Square, Brighton. The 12th Division was disbanded in July 1940 due to the amount of heavy casualties suffered. The 7th Battalion defended Amiens against air raids and the German 1st Panzer Division, which captured the town on 20 May. It was embodied in December 1899 and embarked for South Africa to take part in the Second Boer War in March 1901. During this period the Regiment was to gain the battle honours of Murmansk, Archangel, Dukhovskaya and Siberia. [34] As with all infantry units converted in this way, they would still have worn their infantry capbadge on the black beret of the RAC. The Royal Sussex Regiment This line infantry regiment was formed during the 1881 Army reforms. [23] The battalion, briefly commanded by Geoffrey Charles Evans,[24] took part in the Western Desert Campaign and the Italian Campaign, where it had a terrible time and was involved in the bloody Battle of Monte Cassino. [9] A silver reduction copy is also held by The 2nd Battalion Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment Officers' Mess. [17] During the Battle of Loos in September 1915 Sergeant Harry Wells was awarded a posthumous Victoria Cross, when the battalion took part in an attack. MSS. The Royal Sussex Regiment Association. You can find some details of those who lost their lives by clicking here, this document is in no way complete and is still work in progress, but it does give an insight of those who lost their lives during this period. The 9th Royal Sussex fought in Burma alongside the Americans and Chinese under the command of the American General "Vinegar Joe" Stilwell, and the 2nd Buffs fought through to Mandalay, but the greatest achievement in the war in Burma was the defence of Kohima by the 4th Battalion, The Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment, a Territorial battalion. We strive to educate the public through displays, interactive talks, and battle demonstrations. [4], The 2nd Battalion was stationed at Malta from 1882, then moved to India in 1885 and took part in the Hazara Expedition in 1888 and the North-West Frontier campaign 1897–1898. It then moved to Kandalaksha on 29th March, where from 1st April it was, as described in the War Diary, as “taking precautions against disturbances with the Finns”? The battalion was transferred to the Royal Artillery and converted into the 109th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery. [41], From 1942 to 1946 Peter Ustinov served as a private soldier with the Royal Sussex Regiment. This is a set of original World War Two insignia and medals that belonged to a member of the British Royal Sussex Regiment who served in WW2. 1st Battalion August 1914 : in Peshawar. [3], After the war, St George's Chapel, in Chichester Cathedral, was restored and furnished as a memorial to the fallen of the Royal Sussex Regiment. Raised in Belfast, in June 1701, as the Earl of Donegall’s Regiment, the Regiment was the 35 th Regiment of foot.. The battalion was initially part of the 23rd Infantry Brigade. Set includes British Defense Medal, British War Medal 1939–1945 and much more.The 1st Battalion was based in Egypt at the outbreak of the Second World War, having been sent to Palestine in 1938. Apparently there were 30,000 Allied troops in Russia of which, 14,000 were British. He is buried at Hastings Cemetery.Additional name information from the Hastings & Rother Family History website. Raised in 1701 as the 35th Foot it later became the County Regiment of Sussex serving at home and abroad through three centuries of peace and war until amalgamation in 1966. 2nd Battalion August 1914 : in Woking, part of 2nd Brigade in 1st Division. However, a significant proportion of these volunteers appear to have been subsequently rejected and, according to Paul Reed's web page on the 13th Battalion, it was not up to strength until mid 1915. [11], Following the end of the war in South Africa, the 1st battalion transferred to India, where they were stationed at Sitapur in Bengal Presidency. [31], The 8th (Home Defence) Battalion was raised in 1939, presumably from the National Defence Companies. It then moved by train to England were it was subsequently disbanded. After re-equipping and training, the Battalion was inspected by the GOC 25th Division on 11th September 1918 and again by the Commander-in-Chief on the 13th (Quebec Day), when it paraded in Full Marching Order. John Tunnell (served as Thompson) Rank: Private Regiment: 8th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment Other Info: John Tunnell, who served using the surname Johnson died on 9th August 1917. Object details Category Photographs Related period 1945-1989 (production), 1945-1989 (content) Creator The 11th Battalion had absorbed the remnants of the 12th and 13th Battalions; it was withdrawn from France, reformed and based at Mytchett Camp, Farnborough. Sergeant Chessum’s diary, The Aftermath, (RSR. These include information on officers, regimental histories, letters, diary entries, personal accounts and information about actions during the Second World War. The regiment was formed in 1881 as part of the Childers Reforms by the amalgamation of the 35th (Royal Sussex) Regiment of Foot and the 107th Regiment of Foot (Bengal Light Infantry). The regiment was formed in 1881 as part of the Childers Reforms by the amalgamation of the 35th (Royal Sussex) Regiment of Foot and the 107th Regiment of Foot (Bengal Light Infantry). The 11th Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment in Russia 1918-1919 story. The Battalion was commanded by Lieutenant Colonel A.E. Royal Sussex Regiment, Royal Sussex Regiment Regimental Number: 5022, G/16683 Name: Gabriel Soffe Residence: Storrington, Sussex Death Date: 10 Apr 1917 Rank: Private Regiment: Royal ... View Gabriel Soffe's genealogy profile; 4/22/2010 12/31/2015 Follow [40], The regiment's battle honours were as follows:[15], The regimental colonels were as follows:[15], In the film Atonement (2007), Robbie Turner's unit during the Battle of France is identified as the 1st Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment: in fact, the 1st Battalion never served in France. Royal Sussex Regiment (d.19th Nov 1917) My Gt Gt Uncle Herbert Jones enlisted in the British Army at the Guildhall in the City of London in 1915. [16] All three battalions took part in the Battle of the Boar's Head in June 1916. Historical reenactment and living history for the American Revolution during King George III's reign and the British Empire of Queen Victoria. The Royal Sussex Regiment raised 20 battalions for the war, all of which saw action. They are derived from both official and private sources covering the history of the Royal Sussex Regiment from its establishment in 1701 as the 35th Regiment of Foot to its amalgamation in The Queen's Regiment in 1966. News & Events. [38], On 31 December 1966 the regiment was amalgamated with the Queen's Royal Surrey Regiment, the Queen's Own Buffs, The Royal Kent Regiment and the Middlesex Regiment to form the Queen's Regiment. John Blackwood Ashworth, CBE, DSO, (Honorary Colonel of the 4th/5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment), This page was last edited on 7 January 2021, at 21:23. The 8th Battalion Royal Sussex Regiment was a Pioneer battalion raised in Sussex in 1914. [16], The 2nd Battalion landed in France as part of 2nd Brigade in the 1st Division in August 1914 and fought through the war on the Western Front. Men of 'A' Company, the 1st Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment, posing at the entrance to a tunnel during a training exercise in eastern Korea. There are:480 items tagged Royal Sussex Regiment available in our Library. [32] The battalion formed part of the 212th Independent Infantry Brigade (Home). Andrews. [3], In 1943, the 2nd Battalion and volunteers from the 4th and 5th Royal Sussex were formed into the 10th Parachute Battalion of the Parachute Regiment, which was a part of the 4th Parachute Brigade, serving with the 1st Airborne Division. [1] The 1st Battalion was sent to Egypt as part of General Garnet Wolseley's expedition to crush the ‘Urabi Revolt and conquer Egypt in the name of the Khedive. 3rd (Reserve) Battalion August 1914 : in Chichester. Frederick Arthur. The archives deposited in West Sussex Record Office since 1979 consist of documents, photographs, audio-visual records and printed works. On 27th/28th September, the Battalion disembarked and B and C Companies were sent by train to Kola. In 1803 Major-General Charles Lennox, later to become the 4 th Duke of Richmond, became Colonel, and in the following year he requested the title be changed from “The Dorsetshire” to ”The Sussex”. On 17th September, the Battalion (34 officers and 943 ORs) entrained at Aldershot and travelled to Leith in Scotland. All Rights Reserved. Daily occurrences are reported but are very repetitive and generally only refer to “carrying out the usual work or duties”. Landed in France in August 1914. It was originally commanded by 41-year-old Lieutenant Colonel Gerald Templer. They also carried out small arms training, drill and exercises, including ski-ing classes. Royal Sussex Regiment during WW1 Since 1815 the balance of power in Europe had been maintained by a series of treaties. The battalion, under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Manley Angell James, were joined with the 4th and 5th Battalions of the regiment in the 133rd (Royal Sussex) Infantry Brigade as part of the 44th (Home Counties) Infantry Division. However, the War Office then decreed that a regular unit could not be transferred to the Army … A depot/training unit, it remained in UK throughout the war. The 1st battalion was also part of the Nile Expedition, an unsuccessful attempt to save General Charles Gordon and his garrison at Khartoum during the Mahdist War. The Royal Sussex Regiment. [3] In late 1944 the battalion was shipped across to Greece with Lieutenant-General Ronald Scobie and his III Corps, remaining there until 1946 to help calm the Greek Civil War after the German withdrawal. Background. The 11th Battalion supplied carrying parties. After the return to England, the 6th Battalion served as a home defence unit for the rest of the war and was disbanded after the war in 1946. On 26th August 1919, the 11th Battalion embarked on the SS Taloa and arrived in the Clyde on 31st August. From 11th to 20th March the Mobile Company devoted the whole period to training. The battalion was mainly composed of older and less fit men and remained in the United Kingdom throughout the war. The battalion was redesignated as the 30th Battalion in 1941 and it was disbanded in 1943. [16], The 11th, 12th and 13th (Southdowns) Battalions were all raised in late 1914 as part of the 116th Brigade of the 39th Division. [15], The 9th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment was created in July 1940. [8] A smaller bronze casting of The Bugler is held by the National Army Museum. Lieutenant John Hildebrand's detailed recollections of the Napoleonic Wars 2. the illustrated diary of Captain Lionel Traff… [16], The 7th (Service) Battalion was formed in September 1914 by men volunteering for Lord Kitchener's New Armies and landed at Boulogne-sur-Mer as part of the 36th Brigade in the 12th (Eastern) Division in June 1915 for service on the Western Front. [27] The 10th Parachute Battalion was disbanded in November 1945. Of particular interest are: 1. [4] Most of the officers and men returned home on the SS Dominion in August 1902, after the war had ended two months earlier. It now has all their names recorded on the panels that are attached to the chapel walls. All three battalions landed at Le Havre, France in March 1916 for service on the Western Front. The Last Twenty Years, 1948-1967 by Major J. F. Ainsworth (The Royal Sussex Regimental Association, 1974). [16] The 8th (Service) Battalion (Pioneers) landed at Boulogne-sur-Mer as part of the 54th Brigade in the 18th (Eastern) Division in July 1915 also for service on the Western Front. The Royal Sussex Regimental Society is a multi-period living history organization dedicated to keeping alive the memory of the regiment and the times in which it served. [33] In October 1942, the battalion was converted to armour as the 160th Regiment Royal Armoured Corps and joined the 267th Indian Armoured Brigade, which included other infantry units converted to armour. Having research conducted by Mr Neil R Martin, it has been discovered that nine(9) member of the Battalion were lost, several were killed in action defenfing the Murman railway line. The shell-pocked tunnel saw bitter fighting during the Korean War. Members who served with Royal Sussex Regiment. The Royal Sussex Regiment during WW1 Nikki Paterson-Brown Introduction: What follows give a brief account of the Role of the Royal Sussex Regiment during the Great War. for the Eskdale constituency in Cumberland, received permission from the War Office to raise a Battalion of local men. [3] After a couple of years back in England, the battalion was stationed in Ireland from 1891 to 1896, then at Malta in 1899. BROWN. The brigade participated in Operation Slapstick, an amphibious landing on the Italian port of Taranto, as part of the Allied invasion of Italy. [3] The brigade was sent to North Africa in May 1942, where they fought in the Battle of Alam el Halfa in September 1942 and the Battle of El Alamein in October 1942. Commemorated on The Archangel Memorial North Russia. Regiment/Service: Royal Sussex Regiment 2nd/6th Bn. His father William Richard Andrews married Edith Eliza Purkis in 1892, Portsea Island, Hants. 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