10102 enlisted with the Devons for a term of regular service - 7 years with the Colours and 5 on the Reserve - on 14th August 1914. See more ideas about regiment, british army, infantry. 11th (North Devon) Regiment of Foot (1685 - 1881) 39th Regiment of Foot (1702 - 1881) 54th Regiment of Foot (1755 - 1881) The Devonshire Regiment (1881 - 1958) The Dorsetshire Regiment (1881 - 1952) The Dorset Regiment (1952 - 1958) The Devonshire and Dorset Regiment (1958 - 2007) The Queens Own Dorset Yeomanry and associated Dorset Yeomanry units. He was also a posted to the 2nd (Home Service) Garrison Btn Devons, which became 5th Btn RDC. What was his name and number/s? When Britain went to war with Germany a few months later, men joining the newly formed Service Battalions were issued service numbers belonging to the same series as for the Regular Battalions. WHO FELL IN THE GALLANT AND ... they were invariably indexed only with initials and the name of their regiment (not the battalion) by the Army. Impossible for this guy as he was only just born?This is happening with many of my Kingdon Devonshire soldiers?Am I missing something or just being stoopid?Best regardsBlack Sapperroeschlinp@gmail.com, Thanks for this and your other comment (not published), Black Sapper.The discrepancy is easily explained. My query is relating to the fact that he was posted/training in Ireland earlier in 1915, apparently at the barracks in Fermoy, County Cork. 1916But with not all numbers being sequential.Quite a mystery! Want to know what life was like during the War? Rugbeians in the Great War The Dorsetshire Regiment was allocated numbers 5,718,001-5,763,000. An archive of First World War research information on soldiers in the Devonshire Regiment. for the Royal Scots or the Durham Light Infantry there is no practical difference between the regiment and the corps) but those units which were composed entirely of TF units required special treatment. This is a very rough guide and only covers batches of numbers that we know were allocated to particular Battalions at particular times. Any Information would be greatfully recived. ... more than 1,150 killed and three times that number wounded. See the RESEARCH tab here if you require help. Christmas Closure Having said that, at the time of writing I have not even attempted to put names to the faces of these Devonshire Regiment men. By January 1899 the 1st and 2nd Battalions The Devonshire regiment were allocating numbers above 5260, by July 1910 9000 had been reached and on 31st March 9952 was allocated. Numbering in the British Army becomes more complicated from December 1915. Men serving in the Territorial Force got new numbers in 1917 and a great deal can be determined about their service from these numbers. This post will look at regimental numbers in the regular battalions of the Northumberland Fusiliers between 1881 and 1914. Search over 11.6m records. By 1914 numbers being allocated were 3 or 4 digits. He seemed to join the Cheshire Reg by 1919. i wondered why they would move to a different regiment? 2. I see that he transferred to the RE and it may also be an idea to contact the regimental museum in Chatham to see if they have transfers-in books still from WW1. Hi Paul, I'm researching the Memorial/graves at Perranzabuloe Parish in Cornwall. The Devonshire Regiment was a line infantry regiment of the British Army that served under various titles and served in many wars and conflicts from 1685 to 1958, such as the Second Boer War, the First World War and the Second World War. So the men attest for service in December 1915 and are called up (and issued with numbers) much later in 1916.Paul. On the creation of the new Territorial Force (TF) in April 1908, men in the 4th (TF) Battalion were given numbers starting from 1. In early 1917 all men serving with TF units abroad were given new 6 digit numbers with distinct allocated blocks: 4th Battalion               200001            -           240000, 5th Battalion                240001            -           265001, 6th Battalion                 265001            -           290000. Wednesday December 9th - Last Date for Christmas Orders! In this reorganisation, a number of existing Infantry Works Companies were disbanded. When the TF was renumbered in 1917, 4th Dorsets number block was 200001 – 225000. However, I have noticed in the University of Edinburgh's Roll of Honour that as well as India (Mesopotamia is not mentioned) he served in Salonika. Thanks for posting.Interesting to see your dad's military details. Hello, Paul. THE FOLLOWING OFFICERS, NON-COMMISSIONED OFFICERS AND MEN OF THE. Follow the link for more information. His medals are held by the Devonshire Regiment Museum at Dorchester, I also offer a comprehensive, fast and cost-effective. Loyal North Lancashire Regiment - 1st & 2nd Battal... 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The 3rd Battalion, which was the Special Reserve (formerly Dorset Militia), had a 4-figure number pre-fixed by a 3. Many of these came from the 3rd Battalion the Somerset Light Infantry (special reservists) or North Somerset Yeomanry. Best thing to do, Ken, is to try and identify the battalion first by looking at his medal rolls. If a soldier transferred to another regiment he got a new number. Iliustrated with 25 photographs and two maps. 10102 enlisted with the Devons for a term of regular service - 7 years with the Colours and 5 on the Reserve - on 14th August 1914. In amongst the fighting at various stages of the battle was the Devonshire Regiment, which was featured in Sam Mendes' World War One epic 1917. Instead of just having a picture and a grave, it really feels like my great uncle George's war service has come to life. Devonshire Regiment literature from the Naval & Military Press, 1st Battalion, Devonshire Regiment during the Boer War, 1899-1902. Re 241322 Blight. This post will look at numbering in the two regular battalions of The Black Watch between 1881 and 1914. documentaries. Their battle honours included the charge at Wagon Hill outside Ladysmith, and the night action at Elandslaagte. No media items were found. I have more details, but what is not clear is if he was stuck in India for the remainder of the war. From the research I have done so far I believe his number was 30218 and is listed on the Arras memorial in France. War, of whom 687 were killed. This comment has been removed by a blog administrator. When did my grandfather join up? 1st / 6th Devons from 01.05.1917;He volunteered for overseas service on 14.09.1914 aged 26.He appears to have been taken on strength 14.09.1916; embarked on leave in India 30.04.1918, disembarked 25.07.1918 from Indian leave;He was drafted to Salonika & finally struck off strength 09.12.1918;His date of birth was definitely 1887 or 1888 as I also have his gravestone pix.Using your regimental numbering enlistment dates you get dates between 02.01.1889 & 11.06.1890? First World War Soldiers. Pindi Club Ground ... Much larger numbers of troops of the 20th (East Devonshire) Regiment of the Foot arrived on troopship HMS Vulcan in January 1864, together. Thanks Paul,Appreciate the reply.Apologies for the Battalion details - guess I should have looked in the Long, Long Trail first? Grandad was taken POW on 27th May 1918, he was captured at Berry au Bac and held at Langansalza POW camp. He was killed on the Western Front on 25 September 1915 and is commemorated on the Loos Memorial. Ladysmith, KwaZulu-Natal-Wikipedia. Communities. ... Army Service Numbers for regular battalions are uncomplicated and largely sequential up until 1914. When did my relative enlist? Regimental number series. His service number was 241322. T... 36,000 Devonshire Regiment service and pension records, Bond of Sacrifice: WW1 officer casualties, Royal Naval Division service records 1914-1920, The Leicestershire Regiment - 1st & 2nd Battalions, British Army recruitment in the nineteenth century, York and Lancaster Regiment - 1st and 2nd Battalions, Royal Scots Fusiliers - 1st & 2nd Battalions, The Devonshire Regiment - 1st & 2nd Battalions. And, another query: When would he have served in Salonika? He served with the 2nd Devons until early 1916 where a large block of soldiers were transferred to make up the 23rd Machine Gun Coy, 23rd Brigade. Military research. sailed for India mid-July 1916. Soldiers with numbers in the 19,000 block were reinforcements sent to the 5th Battalion the Dorsetshire Regiment to replace casualties. It is very helpful to know your soldier's number. Having said that, at the time of writing I have not even attempted to put names to the faces of these Devonshire Regiment men. Prior to World War II, personal army numbers were engraved around the edges of campaign medals. 5th Battalion was represented by a company at Plymouth and 6th Bn by a company at Barnstaple. Use this list as a guide to determine when your own ancestor might have joined this regiment - but note that this list is for regular enlistments only. The Regiment raised saw little service and after William's success in 1689 was reduced to six companies. Thanks for commenting on this blog. On what date did he join his regiment? Devon Regt at time of Discharge 21.02.1919; His Regimental number was #266049 but his MIC card also has number #2711 recorded? He was 21 years old and the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) records the additional information that he was the son of Mr and Mrs. Walter Punt of 71 Windmill Rd, West Croydon, Surrey. 2. Find War Dead Use our search tools to explore our records and find out about those we commemorate. Prior to 1st July 1881, the Devonshire Regiment was the 11th Regiment of Foot. Additionally, he is referred to as a Student of Medicine 1918, but as a Private Jan. 1916 to March 1919. Other rank prisoners of war 1914. 1ST BATTALION DEVONSHIRE REGIMENT. We have a headstone commemorating Cpl(?) The Devonshire and Dorset Regiment (11th, 39th and 54th), ... As part of the 1957 Defence Review, it was announced that there would be a reduction in the number of infantry battalions in the British Army. Service Number Unit Section Rank Source; British Army: 1018: Devonshire Regiment: 1/7th (Cyclist) Battalion: Private: Media. By January 1899, the Regiment was issuing numbers in the 58** range. ... taking part in exercises on Salisbury Plain and in recruitment activities following the ending of National Service. Special Reserve and Territorial Force battalions operated their own distinct regimental number series. Yes, he served with the Devons and, prior to that, the South Staffs (25210). The numbering system changed again in 1943 when all soldiers joining the army was allocated a number from one block commencing 14200001, regardless of Regiment. They were evacuated to Egypt & then served in Palestine & France;51st Bn - A young soldiers' Battalion;52nd Bn - A young Graduates Battalion;53rd Bn - A young soldiers' Battalion;1st Garrison Bn - (North Russia Company) Served in action at Ust Vaga against the Bolsheviks in 1919;In general each Battalion numbered about 1,000 men (Officers & OR's), but often in operations they had well below this number;The foregoing is as best as I can ascertain for the Devonshire Regiment in WW1;Black Sapper (A Kingdon family researcher)roeschlinp@gmail.com, As I mentioned in an earlier comment on the Devonshires, I am currently recording every Kingdon or Kingdom named soldier, seaman or airman who ever served in any armed force at any time in history. Possibly a local service with Militia or Yeomanry?Similar case with cousin's Father (Ernest William Francis B. Kingdon) - he served with 'D' Company of the 6th Bn. as Private #265375 & probably enlisted with Albert Edwin Kingdon in September 1914 in South Molton (as he was his grandson & lived with them). who stayed in England but thousands of their recruits from their recruiting marches in Devon went to the front from here. Once you do find out the Devonshire Bn you'll be able to access the relevant war diaries which are helad at The National Archives. Ken In sunny Scunny. HiI am trying to research my great great uncle who fought in world war 1. Photos, obituaries and short service records all available to view and download. ... Army Service Numbers 1881-1918. First World War research. Regiment: 9th Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Original (Home Service) Labour Companies formed under Army Council Instruction 897 of 1917. Paul, Hi Paul, I'm tryi g to find out when my relative Arthur Harvey howes' would have been transferred to the 1st Devonshire regiment from the 20th hussars 5th Calvary unit.. he served from August 1914 with hussars but we understand he was wounded then on leave then he returned in the Devonshire regiment? On 15 May 1950 all three of the Devonshire Regiment's TA battalions – 4th, 5th (Prince of Wales's), and 628 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery (formerly 6th Bn) – merged into a single 4th Battalion (though many of the AA gunners went to 296th (Royal Devon Yeomanry) Field Regiment, Royal Artillery). Home: Back To List Of Regiments: WW1 Music: Search British Army Service Records 1914-1920: Search WW1 Medal Index Cards: ... (Service) Balderson H L P 2nd Lt : Photo Beale H L/Cpl 28664 : Photo Boyd R C 2nd Lt : Photo … They also handled recovered wounded soldiers & sick men who came to the Bn to be transferred or to return to their units;1st / 4th Bn - In India & Mesopotamia until returning home in August 1919;2nd / 4th Bn - In India & Palestine until they were broken up in August 1918;4th Reserve Bn - Although this was called a Home Posting, they served in Ireland;5th Bn - In India, Egypt, Palestine & France occupation of the Rhine, returning home in November 1919;2nd / 5th Bn - In Egypt until disbanded in June 1915;1st / 6th Bn - In India & Mesopotamia returning home in August 1919;2nd / 6th Bn - In India & Mesopotamia returning home in August 1919;3rd / 6th Bn - Stayed in England & conducted local recruiting marches. It is this number that you need when applying for a post 1920 Service Record. "Paul, Black Sapper, thanks for your subsequent notes on the 1st devon Militia which I have published on my Army Ancestry blog here: http://armyancestry.blogspot.com/2012/02/54-years-with-1st-devon-militia.htmlPaul, Hi can anyone help me out here. He later transferred to the DCLI with service number 32516, but the medal roll doesn't give a battalion.His medal roll shows the British and Victory medal, but not the 1914/15 star.Thanks in advance! The War At Sea. Clicking on the link will take you to the results on. Evidence. A unique numbering system was introduced in 1920. numbers 444** or 445** (Arthur’s was 44500).So, he joined the Devonshire Regt from civvy street some time between Sept 1916 and Oct 1917, and transferred from there to 2/5th Glosters. All soldiers were given a unique 7 digit number which remained with them throughout their service career. As author Daniel J McLean points out, "3,252 Rugbeians served in the Great Could have been for any one of a number of reasons, Amanda, but basically, the over-riding principle was that men were posted where they were needed most. Evidence. You may find the number sewn into clothes or written on personal records such as pay books. Grateful if you can throw any light. I see you have also emailed me and so I'll respond more fully by mail. ... Army Service Numbers for regular battalions are uncomplicated and largely sequential up until 1914. Doesn't look good for the Aussies in India: so close, but so far. He is remembered at Brompton Cemetery, London, grave reference 0.29356. Photo Archive: France & Flanders. The information would survive in a service record, failing that it could be researched by working out when the regimental number must have been issued. There are a number of lucky breaks which aid identification in this photograph. Thanks, Dave Whiting. searching for Devonshire Regiment 127 found (496 total) alternate case: devonshire Regiment. He survived the war to become a medical student in Edinburgh, completing his studies there in 1924. Ah.... That explains it - many thanks for clearing that up! The Devonshire Regiment was allocated numbers 5,608,001-5,662,000. When Britain went to war with Germany a few months later, men joining the newly forming service battalions of the Devonshire Regiment were issued service numbers which belonged to the same series as that which had been in use for the regular battalions. Does anyone know about troop movements or postings in Ireland.Thanks,Margaret, Margaret, I don't, but try posting this query on The Great War Forum: http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/index.phpPaul, Hi my great great uncle Arthur harvey howes 31227 was in first battalion devonshire regiment, he lost his life at 30yrs in may 2 1918 in France I'm trying to follow his journey and where he would of been fighting at this time would you be able to help at all .Regards neil. Grandad served in the army from 1910-1931 where he retired as CSM. 10121 issued … 10102 enlisted with the Devons for a term of regular service - 7 years with the Colours and 5 on the Reserve - on 14th August 1914. JP, sorry for the delay.My data become more unreliable the later the war progresses. According to CWGC and this webpage, Richard died of wounds on 22nd August 1916. Barrack Road 32031 (Battalion unknown). Are you our next Director? I lived in Bangalore for seven years and know the Madras Sappers & Miners locations in the city well. WW1 Service Records. Devonshire Regiment 1/7th (Cyclist) Battalion More about Devonshire Regiment 1/7th (Cyclist) Battalion. Dec 12, 2016 - The Devonshire Regiment was a line infantry regiment of the British Army which served under various titles and served in many wars and conflicts from 1685 to 1958, such as the Second Boer War, World War I and World War II. (for this regiment - and its antecedents) in various War Office series held at the National Archives. Numbering in the British Army becomes more complicated from December 1915. When war broke out in 1914 the Devonshire Regiment consisted of two regular battalions, a Special Reserve Battalion and four Territorial battalions. "I'm really pleased with the work you have provided, it's been worth every penny and is an excellent service that I would recommend to anyone interested. An incomplete collection of attestations for the Royal Artillery. The vast majority of these entries are for the period 1919-1942. I am reseaching my great grandfather who was in the Devonshire regiment in WW1. The Ist and 2nd Battalions of the Regiment being … It is this number that you need when applying for a post 1920 Service Record. ... On Platrand there are memorials to the Imperial Light Horse, the Devonshire Regiment, the Earl of Ava and a number of others. Anonymous, many thanks for your comments and the detail about CSM Ernest West DCM. Devonshire Regiment 1st and 2nd Battalions 3rd (Militia) Battalion Dorsetshire Regiment 1st and 2nd Battalions 3rd (Special Reserve) Battalion Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry 1st and 2nd Battalions ... Army Service Numbers for regular battalions are uncomplicated and largely sequential up until 1914. There may be other information too that a search would reveal. I do hope you manage to have the patience to answer this message. … The Canadian Army. Devonshire Regiment in Mesopotamia & was mentioned in Despatches for Bravery on 07.02.1919. Effectively, yes. All soldiers were given a unique 7 digit number which remained with them throughout their service career. The Dorset Yeomanry also had a new figure number system introduced in 1908. Every non-commissioned soldier had an Army number. Some other searches for information have presented me with news that the 2/6 Devons was moved to Basra, Mesopotamia arriving there on 14 September, 1917 "then remaining until the end of the war as Lines of Communication troops", according to a regimental history I've unearthed. In 1881 regular Battalions of Infantry Regiments allocated numbers starting with number 1 and working upwards. The Homefront. I am unable to find his name listed anywhere when looking up the Devonshire 9th battalion and would love to find some photos but wanted to confirm if he was definitely in that regiment.Any help appreciated. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for WW2 BRITISH ARMY DEVONSHIRE REGIMENT BRONZE OFFICERS SERVICE DRESS CAP BADGE at the best online prices at eBay! He transfer back into the Devonshire Regiment in the … DID YOUR ANCESTOR SERVE? In 1782 county titles were added to those Regiments … Thank you. Are you our next Director? The 8th and 9th Service Battalions. The Army Service Numbers database is a database of British Army regimental numbers. I think I have identified his service numbers - 2876 and 201127. As regards the Territorial Force Battalions (4th, 5th and 6th), following reorganisation in 1908, each began numbering from 1 from 1st April that year. 2. Fantastic site you have created - most useful in my trying to record every person named Kingdon or Kingdom who ever served in any part of the Armed Forces at any time in history, an awe inspiring challenge! (He left Trinidad 29 Dec, 1915 with the 2nd Merchants' Contingent for Tilbury, England, disembarking 17 January, 1916). Any ball-park figure is better than nothing. I am a bit baffled by this seemingly contradictory last set of dates, ie 1918/1919. Free delivery for many products! Please, no apologies necessary. ", british army regiments WW1 world war 1 first world war great war regimental numbers army numbers boer war enlistment dates british regiments british soldiers british forces war records army research british military history records volunteer service companies volunteer battalion territorial force TF military genealogy military ancestry ancestors army ancestry Victorian army queen victoria soldiers of the queen ww1 centenary military history blog. Generally consisted of 'older men' but they did participate in camp training?7th Bn - A Cyclist Bn which was demobilised already;2nd / 7th Bn - A Cyclist Bn which was demobilised already;8th Bn - ("Bullers Own") In France, Belgium & Italy, returning home in March 1919;9th Bn - In France, Belgium & Italy, returning home in June 1919;10th Bn - In France, Slavonica, Macedonia, Bulgaria, Bucharest & Caucasus, disbanded in 1919;11th Bn - In England as a Training Bn for men for drafts to the 8th & 9th Devon Battalions. Further research will be … Hello can anyone tell where I can find more info about my great uncle Samual Blight. Hi PaulI came across your site whilst trying to fill a gap in my Great-Grandfather's war service. ... time The Regiment was named after its various Colonels until 1750 when the naming convention was simplified and each Regiment was assigned a ranked number, therefore becoming the ‘11th Regiment of Foot’. … Fax: +44 (0)1305 250373 The War In The Air. Other newly formed Territorial Force Units: 7th Battalion                290001            -           315000, 15th Battalion              315001            -           340000, 16th Battalion              340001            -           350000. The image above (taken from a cigarette card) shows Private Thomas William Henry Veale of the 8th Devonshire Regiment who was awarded the Victoria Cross for "most conspicuous bravery" at High Wood, The Somme on 20th July 1916. I presume this could only have happened post-Mesopotamia. They subsequently fought at Inagane and Lydenburg in Natal and South-eastern Transvaal. In 1881 Regular Battalions of Infantry Regiments allocated numbers starting with 1 and working upwards. One group joined the 8th Glos. Is it likely that he would have been granted leave to take up his studies in Medicine in Edinburgh BEFORE the war's end and in time for the start of the academic year of 1918 , remaining enlisted while at university, not discharged (if that is that the correct term) until March 1919? It's probably his original 4th Battalion number, Dave, which would date to about the 6th October 1914. Devonshire Regiment . This page should help you understand what it all means. The 3rd (Special Reserve) Bn had its own number series as did each of the TF battalions, the 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th. You sometimes find men having two or three numbers without an obvious change of Regiment too. AND IN SINCERE MEMORY OF. He also served with the 4th Reserve Bn. 32789, 9th Devonshire regiment. 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