He later transferred to the 2nd Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment and after the war, was a long-standing - and ultimately the last surviving - member of the Chelmsford Branch of the Old Contemptibles' Association. Recorded here are various war memorials within a variety of counties including main sections for Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Huntingdonshire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire and Norfolk. They too had a gruelling period of service in India and Burma from 1874, and eventually returned home in 1890. DECEMBER 1917 21 March 1918. VC Awarded To Lieutenant John Cridland Barrett. Leicestershire Regiment during WW2 WW2 Battalions of the Leicestershire Regiment By the time the war ended, the Regiment Battalions had served in action in every theatre of the war. 1st Battalion fought on the Western front, arriving in France with 6th Division in September 1914; 2nd Battalion came from India with Meerut Division, fought on Western front, in Mesopotamia and Palestine 1940 - 1944: Thirteen battalions of the Regiment formed the local Home Guard for the defence of the City and County. None so far that would relate to the man from Barwell. In 1881 the 17th Regiment of Foot became The Leicestershire Regiment. Hi Peter and all, I have been looking through copies of the "Green Tiger" As Burdett is a common name in the Leicestershire Regiment there are quite a few entries. World War One A ABBOTT,Private,A,201748,LEICESTER (WELFORD ROAD) CEMETERY,United Kingdom,03/02/1917 ABBOTT,Private,G S,10175,YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL,Belgium,19/06/1915 B891 Herbert William Marple, 235243, South Staffordshire Regiment and Leicestershire Regiment. 1st Battalion: The Prince of Wales motored to the Command Sports Ground at Aldershot and saw the Army Rugby final between the 1st Battalion Welsh Guards and the 2nd Battalion Leicestershire Regiment . I did find a picture of the 2nd Battalion Leicestershire regt scouts during their time in … Pictured on this post is Stan Brown who was a Leicestershire Regiment regular, fighting with the 1st Battalion at Mons in 1914. Click to set custom HTML. This site is dedicated to those men and women who fell fighting for their country. Hills This battalion history, based essentially on the War Diary supplemented by contributions from various battalion members. Courtesy of Adrian Marple. 29 September 1918. the leicestershire regiment in the great war Each battalion is treated separately. MARCH 1918 24 September 1918. Lady Milne presenting prizes to the winning team the Welsh Regiment , with the Prince of Wales on the right . The 2nd Battalion of the Leicestershire Regiment was raised in 1858. Soldiers Died in the Great War,1914-19: The Leicestershire Regiment: LEICESTERSHIRE REGIMENT: Battalion Unknown Anderson N M Lt : Short Record Of Service Barrington-Brown H Captain DSO : Photo Denny W A Pte : Short Record Of Service Dods W H G Lt : Photo Douglas G H Pte : Short Record Of Service Hinch F Pte : Short Record Of Service Locke A H Pte : Newspaper Photo List of the Leicestershire Regiment Fallen during the Great War 1914 - 1919. U268 5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment, annual camp,1914, led by Captain James Henry Hadfield. Fifth Leicestershire: A Record of the 1/5th Battalion the Leicestershire Regiment, TF, During the War 1914-1919 J.D. 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