Three: Private P. Redford, 2nd Battalion, South Wales Borderers, late Army Cyclist Corps, who died of wounds on 11 July 1916, most probably sustained on the first day of the Battle of the Somme 1914-15 Star (2503 Pte. At the base of the pillar surmounting the memorial is the crest/insignia of the regiment, with underneath it '1914-1918'. It is hoped that for an individual trying to research an individual soldier, this website should help to inform what has survived for him, and his colleagues, in terms of source documents. Corps Commander: General Pierre Berdoulat, II Colonial Corps. The 38th Division fought at the Battle for Mametz Wood as part of the Somme Offensive, they were present at the Battle of Pilckem Ridge and the third battle of Ypres – Passchendaele. At 5:30 a.m. on the 7th July the eastern edge of Mametz Wood was bombarded with French gas shells. 10th (1st Gwent) Battalion, South Wales Borderers was raised at Brecon in October 1914 by the Welsh National Executive Committee. The South Wales Bordererswas a line infantryregimentof the British Armyin existence for 280 years. 1/8th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment, 1/4th Battalion, Royal Berkshire Regiment, 1/5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment, 1/4th Battalion, Duke of Wellington's Regiment, 1/4th Battalion, King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, 1/5th Battalion, Duke of Wellington's Regiment, 1/5th Battalion, King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, 1/6th Battalion, Duke of Wellington's Regiment, 1/7th Battalion, Duke of Wellington's Regiment, 3rd Battalion, Monmouthshire Regiment (replaced by 19th Bn. This is the order of battle for the Battle of the Somme. Posted on: Friday 1 July 2016 ... Trevethin - 2nd Mons. The South Wales Borderers as a regiment no longer exists but the role it played in the early months of World War One is never forgotten by veterans. The Battalion moved from Loos with the Division to the Somme in July 1916, in readiness to take part in the Battle of the Somme, and arrived at Franvillers on 8 July 1916. Both the brothers were sent to 6th Battalion South Wales Borderers and found themselves on a boat to France, they landed at Le Havre on 24th September 1918. 1/5th Battalion, King's Own Royal Lancaster Regt. 1/4th Battalion, Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Lt. Inf. Pen and Sword, Jun 6, 2004 - History - 328 pages. The 6th South Wales Borderers were a Pioneer Battalion, that meant that their main job was to dig and mend trenches and dig and mend roads. 19673 Private. BATTLE OF THE SOMME. Corps Commander: General Alphonse Nudant, XXXV Corps. Rest in peace in Blaenau Gwent Baptist … It first came into existence, as the 24th Regiment of Footin 1689. Corps Commander: General Ernest Blondlat, I Cavalry Corps. 131: Gloucestershire Regiment. 139: East … Coronavirus (COVID-19): latest information and advice. 7th (Service) Battalion P. Redford. Just after mid day the Chateau was struck by a shell causing serious causalties. A century on from the most grievous of battles, take a look at how some try to make sense of it all. 4th-7th July : Leipzig Salient. Corps Commander: General Charles Jacquot, I Colonial Corps. Lancashire Fusiliers 6 August 1916), 1/4th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers, 1/5th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers, 1/6th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers, 1/7th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers, 1/8th Battalion, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, 1/7th Bn, the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, 1/4th Battalion, King's Own Royal Regiment. Home. SOUTH WALES BORDERERS (1st Gwent) 115th Brigade / 38th (Welsh) Division . [1], Regular Army Divisions were numbered 1st to 8th. The 30th to 41st were again made up from New Army units while the 42nd to 74th were Territorial. 7th, 10th and 11th July : Attacks of Mametz Wood. 9th Battalion, King's Own Yorkshire Lt.Inf. 1st Battalion August 1914 : in Bordon. 1/1st Battalionn, Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Lt. Inf. Corps Commander: General Marie Jean Auguste Paulinier, IX Corps. 12th Bn, Prince of Wales' Own West Yorkshires, 10th Bn, Princess of Wales's Own Yorkshire Regt, 8th Battalion, King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, 8th Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment, 10th Battalion, Duke of Wellington Regiment, 9th Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment, 9th Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment, 12th Battalion, Sherwood Foreseter Regiment, 8th Battalion, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, 9th Battalion, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, 2nd Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles Regiment, 6th Battalion, South Wales Border Regiment, 18th Battalion, King's Own Royal Regiment, 17th Battalion, King's (Liverpool) Regiment, 16th Battalion (1st City) Manchester Regiment, 19th Battalion (4th City) Manchester Regiment, 19th Battalion, King's (Liverpool)Regiment, 17th Battalion (2nd City) Manchester Regiment, 2nd Battalion, Princess of Wales' Own Yorkshire Regt, 20th Battalion, King's (Liverpool) Regiment, 18th Battalion (3rd City) Manchester Regiment, 2nd Battalion, Duke of Edinburgh's Wiltshire Regiment, 11th Battalion (St.Helens Pioneers) Prince of Wales's Volunteers, 12th Battalion, York & Lancaster Regiment, 13th Battalion, York & Lancaster Regiment, 14th Battalion, York & Lancaster Regiment, 12th Battalion, King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry Regiment. 08-09-1916. He joined the South Wales Borderers as Private (Service No. 10th-21st July : Ovillers and La Boisselle area. P. Redford A. Cyc. the Dorsetshire Regiment raised eleven battalions, whilst the London Regiment managed to raise eighty-eight battalions). English: The Battle of the Somme, July-november 1916 Troops of the 2nd Battalion, South Wales Borderers, on the road to the trenches in the rain at Montauban, October 1916. The 10th South Wales Borderers and 17th Royal Welch Fusiliers were to be held in reserve. Age 29. Rest in peace in Blaenau Gwent Baptist Chapelyard, Died of wounds on the 6th August 1916 - Age 40, Killed in action on the 10th July 1916 - Age 20, Killed in action on the 11th July 1916 - Age 38, Rest in peace in Dantzig Alley British Cemetery, Rest in peace in Sucrerie Military Cemetery, Killed in action on the 10th July 1916 - Age 27, Rest in peace in Morlancourt British Cemetery n°1, Killed in action on the 10th July 1916 - Age 31, Died of wounds on the 12th July 1916 - Age 40, Killed in action on the 10th July 1916 - Age 32, Killed in action on the 10th July 1916 - Age 28, Rest in peace in Sucrerie Military Cemetery, Killed in action on the 10th July 1916 - Age 31, Killed in action on the 10th July 1916 - Age 18, Killed in action on the 26th July 1916 - Age 23, Killed in action on the 10th July 1916 - Age 36, Rest in peace in Carnoy Military Cemetery, Killed in action on the 19th July 1916 - Age 20, Killed in action on the 9th July 1916 - Age 29, Rest in peace in Dantzig Alley British Cemetery, Died of wounds on the 12th July 1916 - Age 21, Rest in peace in Daours Communal Cemetery Extension, MEN OF THE BATTALION SERVING IN OTHER UNITS. 2nd SOUTH WALES BORDERERS. Company Sgt Maj John Henry Williams was born in Nantyglo in 1886 and started working at the Ebbw Vale Steel, Iron and Coal Company at just 12 years old. Memorial Chapel; Private Thomas Dowding, aged 23 of the South Wales Borderers, died in France, remembered at Thiepval Memorial; Private Richard Evans, aged 20 of the South Wales … A majority of the French Divisions were triangular divisions – that is comprising three regiments, with each regiment containing three battalions. Finally KILLED IN ACTION, 1st DAY BATTLE of the SOMME. The regiment was back on the Indian subcontinent in 1846 where it took part in the Second Sikh War. … (Liddle p. 176), The New Zealand Division later joined II ANZAC Corps together with the 3rd and 5th Australian Divisions, National Archives: Naval Division (1914–1919), Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, 38th King George's Own Central India Horse, 34th Prince Albert Victor's Own Poona Horse, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, "Order Of Battle For The Somme July–November 1916", "The German Army: Order of Battle 1 July 1916", Order of Battle of British Infantry Units, 1 July 1916, Imperial War Museum, Armistice between Russia and the Central Powers, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Order_of_battle_for_the_Battle_of_the_Somme&oldid=995646265, Battles of the Western Front (World War I), Battles of World War I involving Australia, Battles of World War I involving the United Kingdom, Battles of World War I involving New Zealand, Battles of World War I involving South Africa, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, New Army divisions recruited under Kitchener Recruitment Plan, The Reserve Army took over the VIII and X Corps, 1st Battalion, King's (Liverpool) Regiment, 2nd Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment, 10th Battalion, Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry, 1st Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment, 2nd Battalion, Duke of Wellington’s Regiment, 14th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment, 16th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment, 15th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment, 1st Battalion, Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry, 1/6th Battalion, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, 1st Battalion, King's Shropshire Light Infantry, 2nd Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment, 1st Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment, 1st Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers, 1/1st Battalion, Honourable Artillery Company, 2nd South African Battalion (Natal & OFS), 6th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers, 3rd South African Battalion (Transvaal & Rhodesia), 10th Battalion, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, 8th Battalion, Duke of Wellington's Regiment, 7th Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment, 6th Battalion, Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment), 5th Battalion, Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Regt, 5th Battalion, King's Shropshire Light Infantry. 7/8th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers, 10/11th Battalion, Highland Light Infantry, 11th Battalion, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, 12/11th Battalion, Highland Light Infantry, 7th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, 8th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, 8th Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment, 9th Battalion, Duke of Wellington's Regiment, 7th Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment, 8th Battalion, North Staffordshire Regiment, 5th Battalion, South Wales Border Regiment, 6th Battalion, Oxford & Buckinghamshire Lt. Regt. An Exceptionally Rare 2nd South Wales Borderers 1914-15 Trio. 14th-29th July : Colincamps / Courcelles-au-Bois area. 1st JULY 1916, To: 9628. Corps Commander: Generals Georges Prosper Anne Claret de la Touche and Émile Alexis Mazillier, XXX Corps. ROLL OF HONOUR. ... CLARKSON. Dewi Jones, Private, 58236, South Wales Borderers. Sucrerie Military Cemetery, Colincamps, Somme, France. On a very wet and dreary day with rolling, angry clouds overhead in mid-March 2008 I visited the location of Mary Redan. James. 31st Oct 1914 Germans attack Geluveld On the 31st October the Germans made an attack from the east along the Menin Road and captured the area around Geluveld Chateau. The terms of service in the Territorial Force meant that men who had signed up on these could not be forced to serve outside the United Kingdom. An Exceptionally Rare & Historically Important Casualty Trio. Pte F.McFarren. Welcome to a website I have created about the South Wales Borderers in 1914. BARNETT. Corps); British War and Victory Medals (2503 Pte. Corps Commander: General Horace Fernand Achille Pentel, XX Corps. 122: Kings Own Scottish Borderers. The actions at the Somme Crossings, The Battle of Rosieres, The Battle of Kemmel Ridge, The Second Battle of Kemmel Ridge, The Battle of the Scherpenberg, The capture of Neuve Eglise, The capture of Wulverghem, The Battle of Ypres, The Battle of Courtrai. ... and gave his occupation as a coal miner. There is a lot of detail on my motivations for creating this website in the FAQ. The 4th, 5th and 6th Battalions were normally Territorial Force battalions. Territorial battalions raised second line battalions which would be numbered 2/4th, 2/5th and 2/6th, initially from men who did not volunteer for overseas service. £1750. [24], (Note: A majority of the corps and divisions were transferred from other armies during the battle. After inital training close to home they moved by end to Colwyn Bay and joined 130th Brigade, 43rd Division, which was renamed 115th Brigade, 38th (Welsh) Division on the 29th of April 1915. 7th Battalion, King's Own Yorkshire Lt.Inf. It was fought between French, British and Dominion forces and the German Empire in the Somme River valley and vicinity in northern France. The family later resided at Penrhiw, Ffostrasol. 6th Battalion, King's Stropshire Lt. Inf. Battle nomenclature and participating units information taken from source British Army Council Command Notice 1138 unless stated.[17]. South Wales Borderers. Landed at Le Havre 13 August 1914. 1st JULY 1916. Fought at the SEIGE of TSING-TAU (China), September 1914 & at GALLIPOLI. On the 16th and 17th July, the 1st Battalion - part of the 3rd Brigade - was at Bazentin Le Petit Wood, near Mametz Wood. In typical British county regiments, the 1st and 2nd Battalions were regular army, the 3rd was the special reserve battalion which did not normally serve overseas but remained at home as the regimental depot and training unit from which replacements were sent to the regular battalions. The inscription on the South Wales Borderers memorial reads 'In ever glorious memory of the officers and men of the South Wales Borderers who fell in the Great War'. Chief of the German General Staff: General der Infanterie Erich Falkenhayn (until 28 August 1916), Generalfeldmarschall Paul von Hindenburg. Home. On 11 th January 1916 the Borderers moved to Egypt and went on to France, arriving at Marseilles on 15 th March 1916 and on to the Somme. 44 names. ... His siblings included Harold Percival … ), German order of battle derived from Hart, Appendix C unless stated. Evan was posted to France in 1916, joining the 1st Battalion, South Wales Borderers, which was attached to 3 Brigade, 1st Division. Subsidiary Attack on the Gommecourt Salient: 1 July, Subsidiary Attacks on High Wood: 20–25 July, Battle of Delville Wood: 15 July – 3 September, Battle of Pozières: 23 July – 3 September, Battle of Flers-Courcelette: 15–22 September, Battle of the Ancre Heights: 1–18 October, The 102nd and 103rd Infantry Brigades of the 34th Division had suffered many losses in the Battle of Albert, 1916, changed places with the 111th and 112th Infantry Brigades of the 37th Division and went into line with the 37th Division, IV Corps, First Army on Vimy Ridge, while the two 37th Division brigades, fought in the battles of Bazentin and Pozières under the 34th Division. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission has 1,291 recorded WW1 deaths for the 1st Battalion, South Wales Borderers. ... Fricourt, Somme, France. 2nd Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, 4th Battalion, King's (Liverpool) Regiment, 1st Battalion, Queen's (Royal West Surrey) Regiment, 1st Battalion, The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles), 2nd Battalion, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, 1/5th Battalion, The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles), 15th Battalion, Sherwood Foreseter Regiment, 8th Bn, (East Belfast), Royal Irish Rifles, 9th Bn, (Armagh, Cavan & Monaghan), Royal Irish Fusiliers, 9th Bn, (County Tyrone), Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, 9th Bn, (West Belfast), Royal Irish Rifles, 11th Bn, (South Antrim), Royal Irish Rifles, 10th Bn, (Derry), Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, 10th Bn, (South Belfast), Royal Irish Rifles, 12th Bn, (Central Antrim), Royal Irish Rifles, 11th Bn, (Donegal and Fermanagh), Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, 15th Bn, (North Belfast), Royal Irish Rifles, 13th Bn, (1st Co. Down), Royal Irish Rifles, 14th Bn, (Young Citizens Volunteers), Royal Irish Rifles, 16th Bn, (2nd Co. Down), Royal Irish Rifles, 10th Battalion, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, 9th Battalion, North Staffordshire Regiment, 13th Bn, (1st North Wales), Royal Welch Fusiliers, 10th Battalion (1st Rhondda), Welch Regiment, 17th Bn, (2nd North Wales), Royal Welch Fusiliers, 13th Battalion (2nd Rhondda), Welch Regiment, 10th Bn, (1st Gwent), South Wales Borderers, 15th Bn, (1st London Welsh), Royal Welch Fusiliers, 11th Bn, (2nd Gwent), South Wales Borderers, 15th Battalion (Carmarthenshire), Welch Regiment, 19th Battalion (Glamorgan Pioneers), Welsh Regiment, 10th Bn, The Queen's Royal West Surrey Regt, 1/6th Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment, 1/6th Battalion, North Staffordshire Regiment, 1/5th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. French Sixth Army, which contained British or Dominion forces: Refer following section titled "Divisions" for brigades, regiments and battalions associated with each division participating in the listed battles. 134: Worcestershire Regiment. ... South Wales Borderers. It is also hoped that by putting this information in the public domain, it will … Corps Commander: General, This page was last edited on 22 December 2020, at 03:49. He was issued with an armband on 31st January 1916 which signified he was a volunteer yet to be mobilised. 11.11.1918 Ended the war at Amougies west of Renaix, Belgium. The battalion has … This attack, the Battle of the Somme, began on 1 July 1916. Lot 948, 27 Feb 19. 1/7th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Pte F.McFarren. Corps Commander: General Paul Chrétien, XXXIII Corps. The 2nd Battalion of the Worcestershire Regiment is often remembered for its gallant “lone” advance to recapture Gheluvelt at the height of a crisis on 31 October 1914. 128: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. The Pioneer battalions were very important to the success of the war. Torfaen remembers the Battle of the Somme. The Queen's colours were lost (although the Sikhs never claimed to have captured them… Killed in action on the 25th August 1916. Commander: General der Infanterie Fritz von Below On 19 July, split into the 1st Army (opposite the British) and the 2nd Army, Commander: General der Artillerie Max von Gallwitz (opposite the French) with authority over the 1st Army as Armeegruppe Gallwitz-Somme, this was not an army group, the term for which was Heeresgruppe They fought through some of the hardest and most famous battles … The 2nd Battalion of the Worcestershire Regiment is often remembered for its gallant “lone” advance to recapture Gheluvelt at the height of a crisis on 31 October 1914. The Battle of the Somme was an offensive fought on the Western Front during World War I from 1 July to 18 November 1916 as one of the greatest engagements of the war. Rest in peace in Blighty Valley Cemetery. 21372) but on 5th March 1915 he was discharged due to defective eyesight. Ray Westlake. ROLL OF HONOUR. An Exceptionally Rare 2nd South Wales Borderers 1914-15 Trio. Thomas and 10th Battalion South Wales Borderers were part of the 38th Welsh Division and saw fierce fighting for the next few years. It is much less well-known that the 1st South Wales Borderers also played a part in this action. German divisions were being converted from square to triangular, hence some had four infantry regiments, others had three. Richard Henry. Memorial to the South … 10th Battalion, King's Own Yorkshire Lt.Inf. The Battle of the Somme was an offensive fought on the Western Front during World War I from 1 July to 18 November 1916 as one of the greatest engagements of the war. 9628. It was fought between French, British and Dominion forces and the German Empire in the Somme River valley and vicinity in northern France. It could be argued that this action halted the enemy break through to the Channel Ports and saved the war for the Entente. Husband of Fanny Fletcher of 11, Clifton Terrace, London Road, … Part of 3rd Brigade in 1st Division. The 63rd Division (Royal Naval Division) was made up from Naval Reserves and did not follow this numbering pattern.[2]. The number of battalions depended on the recruitment potential of the area from which the battalions were raised (i.e. British Battalions on the Somme: Battles & Engagements of the 616 Infantry Battalions Involved in the Battle of the Somme. ... Isaac and Benjamin took part in … It served for 280 years until 1969, when it was merged into The Royal Regiment of Wales. Fought at GALLIPOLI. The South Wales Borderers fielded seven battalions (about 3,500-4,500 men) during the opening stages of the Somme offensive on the Western Front in July 1917. South Wales Borderers. 2nd Battalion, King's Own Yorkshire Light Inf. 2nd Battalion The South Wales Borderers, A FIRST DAY OF THE BATTLE OF THE SOMME "Casualty". 6th Battalion. Pioneers of the 25th Division . 23209 Drummer. The South Wales Borderers This British Army infantry unit was formed in 1689. The 27th to 29th Divisions were Regular Army divisions made up from units recalled from Imperial Garrison Duties. Corps Commander: General, II Cavalry Corps. Dewi was born in Llandyssul, the Son of Daniel and Elizabeth Jones. These men were to cross nearly 400 yards of ground before reaching the wood. BATTLE OF THE SOMME. This was supposed to … 6th Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Lt.Inf. 125: Cameronians Scottish Rifles. 1/4th (City of Bristol) Battalion, Gloucestershire Regt. 10th Battalion. Pte F. McFARREN. This is the order of battle for the Battle of the Somme. Detached from the 10th South Wales Borderers. 9628. 6th Battalion, King's Own Yorkshire Lt.Inf. SOUTH WALES BORDERERS. The Somme at 100. On 7 th July a bombardment of the wood began at 5.30am and at 8.30am the 16 th Battalion of the Welsh Regiment and 11 th Battalion of the South Wales Borderers went over the top to lead the attack on Mametz Wood, defended by The Lehr Regiment of the Prussian Guard. Fought at SEIGE of TSING-TAU (China), 23rd September 1914. List of Army/Corp/Divisions involved taken from Organigramme des Grandes Batailles. 7th, 10th and 11th July : Attacks of Mametz Wood. 1/7th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment, 1/9th Battalion, King's (Liverpool) Regiment, 1/4th Battalion, Prince of Wales's Volunteers (South Lancashire Regiment), 1/12th (London Rangers) Battalion, London Regiment, 1/5th (London Rifle Brigade) Battalion, London Regiment, 1/13th (Kensington) Battalion, London Regiment, 1/9th (Queen's Victoria Rifles) Battalion, London Regiment, 1/14th (London Scottish) Battalion, London Regiment, 1/16th (Queen's Westminster Rifles) Battalion, London Regiment, (attached to 2nd Indian Cavalry Division), Canadian Cavalry Brigade Machine Gun Squadron, 87th (Canadian Grenadier Guards) Battalion, 12th (Tasmania, S and W Australia) Battalion, 50th (South Australia & Tasmania) Battalion, 52nd (West & South Australia, Tasmania) Battalion, British Expeditionary Force: Commander: General, Northern Army Group (Groupe d'armées du Nord): Commander: General, VI Corps. 7th Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Lt.Inf. A modern pathway leads to the two memorials, to the 2nd Worcesters and South Wales Borderers. Died of wounds on the 21st August 1916. 14th-29th July : Colincamps / Courcelles-au-Bois area. 19th Sep 1914 1st South Wales Borderers in the Line. 1/6th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment, 1/6th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Home News Torfaen remembers the Battle of the Somme. At the Battle of Chillianwala, due to mismanagement by senior officers, the regiment suffered over 50 per cent casualties. "New Army" divisions of Kitchener's Army raised after the outbreak of war were numbered 9th to 26th. He enlisted at Bath into the Army Service Corps, but later transferred into the 10th Battalion, South Wales Borderers, who were attached to 115 Brigade, 38th (Welsh) Division. Somme, France. 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