France - May 1940) left for France. His regiment was subsequently evacuated during the retreat from Dunkirk; Coventry was killed in action … Additional Bibliography for this Page. Nicholas Dykes’s father, Basil Dykes, was a Captain in the Worcestershire Regiment who went to France with the British Expeditionary Force in 1940. Several men were interviewed in 1995 as part of the then Hereford and Worcester Record Office’s World War II oral history project, just ahead of some of them returning to the beaches to attend various ceremonies. In 1881 the 29th (Worcestershire) Regiment of Foot and the 36th (Herefordshire) Regiment of Foot were amalgamated to form The Worcestershire Regiment as part of the Childers Reforms. Two of the regiment's territorial battalions, the 7th and 8th, were part of the British Expeditionary Force rescued from Dunkirk in 1940. First raised in 1794, it participated in the Second Boer War and World War I as horsed cavalry before being converted to an anti-tank regiment of the Royal Artillery for service in World War II. Captain, 8th Battalion Worcestershire Regiment, attached South Wales Borderers, formerly of Monmouthshire Regiment. ?, Cpl. 8th Battalion with the B.E.F. Died aged 28 on 29th May 1940. ?, Pte. He was marched to XXa POW camp and was moved to Lamsdorf 344 camp in 1941. Coventry was a Lieutenant in the 7th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment, which was part of the original Expeditionary Force sent to France in September 1939. Reid, Pte. The 1st Battalion was initially deployed to India, while the 2nd Battalion was initially deployed to Ireland, the Channel Islands, Malta, Bermuda and then Canada. For the next 5 years he was a POW at Click here to read the War Diary, Cpl. The Worcestershire Regiment is a Line Infantry Regiment that was formed in 1881, tracing it routes back to 1661. Worcestershire Regiment . ?, Cpl. In 1940 the Battalion saw action in France at Wormhoudt and Dunkirk. Dunkirk in May 1940 he was captured near Bambecque on the 29th May. ??? The Childers Reforms restructured the British army infantry Regiments into a network of multi-battalion Regiments each having two regular and two militia battalions. ??? The WR regiment served Worcestershire and Herefordshire, in the West Midlands of England. P. Huxter, Cpl. However, the Worcestershire Yeomanry had already been reborn in 1947 in Worcestershire as the 300th Anti-tank Regiment R.A. (Worcestershire Yeomanry). Dunkirk - 8th Battalion Worcestershire Regiment (1939-40) During 1938 the 7th and 8th Battalions formed a solid Worcestershire representation in the 144th In 1939 the 4th and 6th Battalions of the Gloucestershire Regimens who had completed the Brigade left for reconstitution, the one as a searchlight regiment, the other as a mixed tank battalion. ??? Fredric Leonard Richardson 8th Battalion Worcestershire Regiment . To view and read about a British helmet recovered from a cellar in the town of Cassel, click here. By the end of September there were over 150,000 British troops in France. It was commanded by Lt. Col. R.H. Wiggin with six-pounder anti-tank guns and later 17-pounder self-propelled guns. Son of Alice Clarke of Buckman's Cottage, Leigh Sinton Road, Malvern, Worcestershire… At the outbreak of war the 8th Battalion were a Territorial Army unit. The Worcestershire Regiment, 1922-1950. Please see our other items for more original WW1, WW2 & post war British military badges for sale including other Royal Gloucestershire Hussars Regiment collar badges. ??? Click He later served, with some distinction in MI5 and MI6, being awarded the Croix de Guerre by the French. Arras Roas Cemetery, Roclincourt, Pas-de-Calais, France. HISTORY OF THE WORCESTERSHIRE REGIMENT —WW2. As a POW he worked ??? Front row: Pte. Worcestershire Regiment. Jack Pritchard 7th Btn. Fredric Leonard Richardson was taken prisoner while serving with the 8th Battalion Worcestershire, Regiment. A.I.B. Served with 'C' Company of the 8th Battalion. The Worcestershire Regiment were engaged in military operations as the result of the German invasion of Belgium. His regiment was subsequently evacuated during the retreat from Dunkirk ; Coventry was killed in action on 27 May 1940 at La Bassée , during the Battle of Dunkirk which preceded it. 3rd row: Cpl. The Queen's Own Worcestershire Hussars was a Yeomanry regiment of the British Army. About this Item: Parker, Furnivall, and Parker, London, 1853. or the Herefordshire Regiment of Foot: containing an account of the formation of the Regiment in 1701, and of its subsequent services to 1852. HERE TO GO BACK TO THE DUNKIRK INTRO PAGE. Dunkirk - Carrier Platoon, 8th Battalion Worcestershire Regiment : The following account of Carrier Platoon's withdrawal to Dunkirk is given by 2nd Lieutenant (later Captain) E. W. B. Berry, M.C. In 1970 the regiment was amalgamated with the Sherwood Foresters Regiment to become the Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Regiment. Its two regular battalions served in several different theatres. 2nd row (seated): Sgt. ???? Personal account of Sergeant HFH Matthews, 7th Worcestershire Regiment I was at Dunkirk, at the time I was a Sergeant in the 7th Worcestershire regiment, 2nd (Infantry) Division, and was evacuated from Dunkirk beach in the early hours of 1st June. To read about Reservist Jean Duverlie of the 511eme Regional Regiment, click here. Its lineage is continued today by the Mercian Regiment. To view and read about a French Military Postcard posted from Dunkirk on 24th May 1940, click here. 7th Battalion, The Cheshire Regiment (Machine-Guns) 14th Battalion The City of London Royal Fusiliers (company size) - garrison unit; 8th Battalion The Duke of Cambridge's Own Middlesex Regiment (Machine-Guns) 9th Overseas Defence Battalion The Prince of Wales's Own West Yorkshire Regiment - … This is an original Royal Gloucestershire Hussars Regiment collar badge for sale. He was part of the B.E.F. Brigade with a Testimonial, Click ?, Sgt. Dunkirk 1940 - Worcestershire Regiment Dunkirk (1940) On the 4th September 1939, just a day after war was declared with Germany, advance elements of the British Expeditionary Force (B.E.F.) ???? ??? told he had been killed in action. Service No 58979. Battalion War Diary (May 1940) In good condition. In 1888 Wilhelm II was crowned ‘German Emperor and … Back row: Pte. here or image for story and photos, Number of men rescued (in chronological order), Click E. J. Haywood, Click here to read a letter from a Captain of the 138th ??? Stalag VIIIB (later renamed Stalag 344). E. W. B. Berry, Sgt. ... Territorial Battalions, the 7th and 8th who first saw active service. Bentley, Pte. both went to France in 1940 and both were in the Dunkirk tragedy. ?, Pte. Pte. ?, Pte. Battalion made its way towards DUNKIRK, and spent the night there, embarking the following … My uncle, Jack Pritchard was captured at Bethune on 28th May 1940, fighting the rear guard action at Dunkirk. The Worcestershire Regiment was a line infantry regiment of the line in the British Army, formed in 1881 under the Childers Reforms by the amalgamation of the 29th (Worcestershire) Regiment of Foot and the 36th (Herefordshire) Regiment of Foot. Dunkirk Memorial Column 57. Carrier Platoon - 8th Battalion Worcestershire Regiment (Le Forest, ?, Pte. Son of Major James Kerr Macdonald and Emily Ann Macdonald, of Worcester. He helped a soldier from Newcastle on one of the marches. ?, Pte. ??? Lowe, Cpl. Gilbert W. Wheeler The Gloucestershire Regiment, commonly referred to as the Glosters, was a line infantry regiment of the British Army from 1881 until 1994. Amongst this force were the 7th and 8th Battalions of the Worcestershire Regiment and the 53rd Anti-Tank Regiment, Royal Artillery (Worcestershire Yeomanry). the lack of information and confusion at the time he family was initially 24-04-1917. During the retreat to (Famous Regiments Series) 122pp : London. British troops retreating to Dunkirk (27th May 1940), 7th 8th Battalion, the Worcestershire Regiment. Due to I have found out through a photo that he was in a POW camp Stalag V111B (camp 344). Pte. The regiment was formed in 1881 under the Childers Reforms by the amalgamation of the 29th (Worcestershire) Regiment of Foot and the 36th (Herefordshire) Regiment of Foot. Worcestershire Regiment during World War 1 Since 1815 the balance of power in Europe had been maintained by a series of treaties. Parker (Capt) A History of 1st Battalion The Worcestershire Regiment in Malaya 1950-53 41pp: Worcester; In the Firm 1954-56. Aldershot: Gale & Polden Ltd., 1952: R. Gale: The Worcestershire Regiment. Pp. ?, L/Cpl. 1st Battalion was initially deployed to Palestine, and then Abyssinia, Egypt and Libya. Amongst those rescued from the beaches of Dunkirk were men from Worcestershire’s 67th Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. Coventry was a Lieutenant in the 7th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment, which was part of the original Expeditionary Force sent to France in September 1939. 302 pp. The Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment) was a line infantry regiment of the British Army in existence for just under 90 years, from 1881 to 1970. The 36th (Herefordshire) Regiment of Foot was an infantry regiment of the British Army, raised in 1701.Under the Childers Reforms it amalgamated with the 29th (Worcestershire) Regiment of Foot to form the Worcestershire Regiment in 1881. company forces outside Dunkirk on may 29th 1940. Gwilliam Pte. Worcestershire Regiment, CLICK One night in April 1940 a patrol from the 8th snuck out and through German lines to a church from which the Germans had been flying a large Nazi flag. at a Cement Factory and Sugar Mill in the region of Upper Silesia. Pickering, Pte. Darby, Pte. Notes from Spragg, Sgt. 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