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  The South Staffordshire Regiment [UK]
The South Staffordshire Regiment, by Brad Chappell (The Regimental Warpath 1914-1918)
VCs in the Staffordshire Regimental Museum, by Iain Stewart.
The Staffordshire Regiment (The Prince of Wales's), 1705-2005.
www.regiments.org /regiments/uk/inf/038SStaf.htm   (507 words)

South Staffordshire Regiment Son of Samuel and Mary Garner, of Tettenhall; husband of Mary A Garner, of 80 Aldersley Rd, Tettenhall, Wolverhampton.
South Staffordshire Regiment Son of A. and Martha Godson, of 24 Prestwood Rd, Heath Town, Wolverhampton; husband of Priscilla Venable (formerly Godson), of 38 Powell St, Park Village, Wolverhampton.
South Staffordshire Regiment Son of J A and Louisa Gorick, of 148 Jeffcock Rd, Wolverhampton.
www.expressandstar.com /cenotaph/g1.htm   (2351 words)

South Staffordshire Regiment Son of the late Abraham and Emma Dimbylow, of Beckbury, Shropshire; husband of Ethel Emily Scott (formerly Dimbylow), of 111 Gorsebrook Rd, Wolverhampton.
South Staffordshire Regiment Son of the late William Dunn and Annie Finlan (formerly Dunn), of 52 Charles St, Wolverhampton.
South Staffordshire Regiment Son of Josiah and Annie Dyer, of 30 Colerna St, Wolverhampton; husband of Edith Annie Dyer, of 49 Pennant St, Ebbw Vale, Mon.
www.expressandstar.com /cenotaph/d1.htm   (2850 words)

 Watchman   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
In 1882 The South Staffordshire Regiment was ordered to march with Lord Wolseley to the relief of General Gordon who was besieged in Khartoum.
Battalion the North Staffordshire Regiment were presented with a Bull Terrier for being the highest recruited infantry battalion in the Territorial Army.
Battalion The Staffordshire Regiment was raised in 1988 and it was felt that the time honoured tradition of having a mascot should continue.
www.army.mod.uk /staffords/watchman/index.htm   (663 words)

 3rd Parachute Brigade WWII British & Canadian Reenactors - Victoria Cross
Two members of the Parachute Regiment won the Victoria Cross in WWII, both during the fighting at Arnhem, Holland in September, 1944 with the 1st Airborne Division.
The two Victoria Crosses won by members of the South Stafforshires at Arnhem are on public display at the Museum of the Staffordshire Regiment in Lichfield, Staffordshire.
Major Cain was the commanding officer of "B" Company of the 2nd Battalion of the South Staffordshire Regiment, a glider-borne battalion of the 1st Airborne Division.
www.6th-airborne.org /vc.html   (1225 words)

 The Probert Encyclopaedia - Weapons and Warfare (1-A)
In the Zulu War of 1879 the regiment was engaged at the Battle of Isandhlwana and at the Defence of Rorke's Drift.
The 64th (2nd Staffordshire) Regiment of Foot was a British army unit raised in 1756 to be the 2nd Battalion of the 11th Foot.
The 92nd Highland Regiment was a British infantry regiment raised in 1794 by the Duchess of Gordon with a shilling between her lips.
www.fas.org /news/reference/probert/F1.HTM   (8589 words)

 The Staffordshire Regiment - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Staffordshire Regiment (Prince of Wales') (or simply "Staffords" for short) is an infantry regiment of the British Army, part of the Prince of Wales' Division.
The regiment was formed in 1959 by the amalgamation of The South Staffordshire Regiment and The North Staffordshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's).
The South Staffordshire Regiment battalions as a whole suffered the loss of 1,174 men during the Battle of Loos.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/The_Staffordshire_Regiment   (1666 words)

 South Staffords   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The 2nd South Staffords were sent to North Africa in May 1943 as part of the 1st Airborne Division, to take part in the first Allied invasion of Europe, the Sicily Landings.
However, in spite of attempts to coordinate an advance with 11 Para, 2nd South Staffords were unable to reach the bridge and lost very heavily in the inevitable street fighting en route.
The Staffordshire Regiment is enormously proud of its predecessor battalions, the 1st and 2nd South Staffords, and of their gallant and important role in this short-lived but significant phase in the art of war.
www.assaultgliderproject.co.uk /south_staffords.html   (1101 words)

 Gloucestershire Regiment
The regiment took part in the siege of Alexandria, after which the officers were given gold medals by the Sultan, and "Egypt", with the Sphinx, was added to the colours.
The Regiment was at one time styled the "Flowers of Toulouse", owing to the heavy losses suffered at the Battle of Toulouse, 10th April, 1814, when the Regiment was brought out of action by the Adjutant and two Ensigns, three of its officers being awarded the gild cross.
The distinguished conduct of this regiment at the battle of Chillianwalla, 1849, under Sir Colin Campbell's leadership, was pronounced by the Duke of Wellington to have been one of the most brilliant exploits ever performed by any regiment of the English Army.
www.armynavyairforce.co.uk /gloucestershire_regiment.htm   (2393 words)

 History of the 80th Regiment of Foot   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
This particular webpage is a history of H.M. 80th Regiment of Foot, extracted by Kerry Edwards from A History of the South Staffordshire Regiment (1705-1923) by James P. Jones.
He and his Regiment were indeed fortunate in having the wholehearted support of his father, the Earl of Uxbridge, a wealthy and influential landowner in Staffordshire and also Colonel of the Stafford Militia.
He accompanied his regiment to Flanders and the Isle Dieu and in 1796 as a Captain was sent to the Midlands on recruiting duties, but unfortunately he gives no particulars of his military duties during this period.
members.ozemail.com.au /~clday/80foot.htm   (8428 words)

 HELLFIRE CORNER - The North Staffordshire Regiment at Wulverghem
The Staffordshire Brigade was allotted the southern portion of the North Midland Division's area of responsibility, a frontage of approximately 2,000 yards.
At Wulverghem Cabaret, the South Staffordshire battalions established their headquarters, using the kitchen as the telephone exchange, from which reports and orders could be passed to and from Brigade Headquarters and neighbouring units.
The Staffordshire Brigades' ten-week occupation of the sector was at an end, although several of their number were to remain as silent sentinels in nearby cemeteries.
www.hellfire-corner.demon.co.uk /wulver.htm   (6995 words)

 David B Jones - Chindit   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Following a spell with 7th Bn South Lancashire Regiment, he was transferred to 1st Bn South Staffordshire Regiment which flew out to Burma in 1944 as part of 77 (Indian) Infantry Brigade which took part in "Operation Thursday" under the command of Brigadier J. ("Mad" Mike) Calvert DSO.
Battalion South Staffordshire Regiment formed one of the six brigades utilised for Operation Thursday.
The enemy were attacked and the SOUTH EAST corner of the village was taken but the enemy counter-attacked and the battalion withdrew about 600 yds for the night.
www.lindahome.co.uk /David/David.htm   (1370 words)

 Great War diaries: 5th Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment
It can be taken as read that when in the trenches, the battalion was engaged in work to maintain its position, wiring, patrolling, etc. There were often small numbers of casualties from sniping or shellfire.
On the north side of the canal it was called Hill 60; on the south the Caterpillar.
This was immediately followed by a second explosion south west of the same crater.
www.1914-1918.net /Diaries/wardiary-5SStaffs.htm   (1818 words)

 TheHistoryNet | World War II | Operation Market Garden: 2nd Battalion of the South Staffordshire Regiment Defend Arhem ...
The men of D Company of the 2nd Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment, lurked in the early morning shadows and nervously awaited the word to lead the advance into Arnhem, Holland, and relieve the surrounded paratroopers defending the bridge.
By 1500, two platoons of the "South Staffs" in company with a section of glider pilots cleared the shattered bedroom community of Wolfheze, while the remainder of the lift assumed defensive positions on the perimeter of the LZ.
D Company of the South Staffs, the lead element, took up position north of the road in and around the houses and gardens west of the high boundary wall of the hospital.
www.historynet.com /magazines/world_war_2/3027881.html   (1430 words)

 Military books on CD - Staffordshire(1902 - 1954)
This is a nicely illustrated history of the 8th Battalion of the North Staffordshire Regiment during the Great War, which it spent in the trenches of Northern France.
Although this is a history of the South Staffordshire Regiment from its formation in 1705 up to 1923, more than half its text deals with the "Great War".
The 59th Infantry Division The Staffordshire Regiment was reformed for the Second World War on 21st August 1939.
www.midlandshistoricaldata.org /military_staffs.html   (939 words)

 Suffolk Regiment
The Militia battalions are the West Suffolk (1795) and Cambridge (1778) regiments.
The First Battalion of the Suffolk Regiment, a group of whose officers forms the subject of the illustration opposite, is one of the oldest Regiments in the British Army, having been first raised by King James the Second, in 1686.
The career of the regiment after the fall of Seringpatam may be shortly epitomised by stating that they were actively employed in “Wynaad, in the carnatic, against the Polygars, in Cichin and Travancore-services commemorated by the word ‘India; on their colours.” The mention of these places recalls the prowess displayed by the 12
www.armynavyairforce.co.uk /suffolk_regiment.htm   (2802 words)

 South Staffordshire Regiment, Military Print
The South Staffordshire Regiment military print is part of the Harry Payne British Regiments of the Victorian era, published by Cranston Fine Arts, the military print company.
The regiment was formed as Lillingstone's Regiment in 1702, becoming in 1751 the 38th of foot.
These two Regiments became the1st and 2nd battalions of the South Staffordshire Regiment in 1881.
www.military-art.com /un047.htm   (633 words)

History of the Regiment written by local historian James P Jones.
Comprehensive history of the South Staffordshire Regiment, written by Col Vale and reproduced with the kind permission of the Staffordshire Regiment.
Record of the actions of the 59th Division of the Staffordshire regiment during the Second World War.
www.parishchest.com /en-gb/dept_2239.html   (202 words)

 Rolls of Honour - Korea; The South Staffordshire Regiment, The York and Lancaster Regiment
Rolls of Honour - Korea; The South Staffordshire Regiment, The York and Lancaster Regiment
Heath, W.A. The South Staffordshire Regt attached The Middlesex Regt
Sharpe, J.S. The South Staffordshire Regt attached The Middlesex Regt
www.britains-smallwars.com /korea/roh-korea/southstaffords-roh.html   (66 words)

 BBC NEWS | UK | England | Staffordshire | New colours for army's Staffords
The colours bear the battle honours of the regiment, which served in Iraq last year, and are changed every 25 years.
Former members including those from the South Staffordshire Regiment, the North Staffordshire Regiment and the Staffordshire Regiment are expected to attend.
The infantry regiment, which is currently based in Wiltshire, recruits in Staffordshire and the Black Country and is known as the Staffords.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/uk_news/england/staffordshire/4952462.stm   (229 words)

 John Thomas
His one year and 209 days of service with the 4th South Staffordshire Militia was granted as reckonable service towards his Good Conduct Pay and army pension.
Four days later Thomas and the South Staffords had moved up to a position facing the Passchendaele Ridge and over the next fortnight the men had see-sawed back and forth as British attack was met by German counter attack and heavy bombardment.
South Staffs in a letter published in The Walsall Observer in November 1914.
www.chailey1914-1918.net /john_thomas.html   (1339 words)

George Allsopp was at South Staffordshire Regiment between 1942 and 1947
JOHN LEWIS was at South Staffordshire Regiment between 1959 and 1965
Samuel Sherratt was at South Staffordshire Regiment between 1941 and 1946
www.forcesreunited.org.uk /namearchive/units/ArmyNames/South-Staffordshire-Regiment.html   (461 words)

 Caomhánach - Featured Family Member - Michael Joseph Kavanagh M.C.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
He was the eldest of seven children of Irish immigrant parents whose ancestors came from an ancient settlement twelve miles from Galway City on the eastern shores of Lough Corrib called Annaghdown.
He joined the South Staffordshire Regiment of the British Army and served in the Anglo/Boer War of 1899 to 1902 in operations in Cape Colony, The Transvaal and at Wittegbergin.
At the outbreak of World War 1 he reenlisted into the same regiment as a private and advanced to the rank of Colour Sergeant while serving with the British Expeditionary Force in France and Belgium from 14 May 1915 to 27 September 1916 and from 17 March 1917 to 29 April 1917.
www.kavanaghfamily.com /featured/2004/20041130.htm   (583 words)

 Sthstaffs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The Staffordshire Regiment (the Prince of Wales's) incorporates the former South and North Staffordshire Regiments, which were amalgamated in 1959.
The Depot for the South (38th and 80th) and North (64th and 98th) Staffords was established at the newly built Whittington Barracks in 1881.
Originally awarded to 2nd South Staffords in recognition of their part in the glider landing in Sicily (9-10 July, 43), the first major operational use of British glider-borne troops as part of the 1st Airlanding Brigade.
www.burmastar.org.uk /sthstaffs.htm   (908 words)

 The North Staffordshire Regiment (The Prince of Wales's) [UK]
The North Staffordshire Regiment, by Chris Baker (The British Army in the Great War).
The North Staffordshire Regiment, by Brad Chappell (The Regimental Warpath 1914-1918)
Cook, Hugh C. The North Staffordshire Regiment : (The Prince of Wales's) (The 64th/98th Regiment of Foot).
www.regiments.org /regiments/uk/inf/064NStaf.htm   (456 words)

 South Staffordshire Regiment
Stayed in the UK and supplied drafts to the Regular Battalions overseas.
04 Aug 1914 at the Drill Hall, Walsall in the Staffordshire Brigade, North Midland Division (46th Div).
04 Aug 1914 at the Drill Hall, Wolverhampton in the Staffordshire Brigade, North Midland Division (46th Div).
www.warpath.orbat.com /regts/south_staffs.htm   (164 words)

 Roll of Honour - Staffordshire - Hednesford
Special memorials commemorate one casualty known to have been buried in Czersk Prisoners of War Cemetery, 29 known to have been buried at Szczypiorno Prisoners of War Cemetery and 18 known to have been buried at Pila (formerly Schneidemuhl) Prisoners of War Cemetery, all of whose graves could not be identified.
Private 7579, 1st Battalion, Prince of Wales's (North Staffordshire Regiment).
Son of Isaac and Harriett Dyke, of Mill St., Cannock; husband of the late Harriett Dyke, of 44, Glover St., Wimblebury.
www.roll-of-honour.com /Staffordshire/Hednesford.html   (2217 words)

 Military books on CD - Staffordshire(1969 - 0)
I have therefore endeavoured to relate its long and eventful story from its raising in 1705 until its amalgamation with The North Staffordshire Regiment in 1959.
His history ends in 1920 and since then the South Staffords have undergone heroic service in the 1939-1945 War and some of their stations before and since that war have been peace-time in name only.
The book was kindly loaned to the project by The Staffordshire Regiment, and is reproduced by kind permission of the Regiment.
www.midlandshistoricaldata.org /military_staffs_1.html   (286 words)

 Fontenay le Pesnil War Cemetery
Fonentay le Pesnil saw heavy fighting in June and July 1944, particularly involving units of the 49th (West Riding) Division whose memorial is close by.
The cemetery was started after the capture of the village, and was used by fighting units extensively in July 1944, in particular the South Staffordshire Regiment, East Lancashire Regiment, Royal Warwickshire Regiment, Durham Light Infantry and Armoured units.
The cemetery is about 1km south of the village, on the D139 to Grainville.
battlefieldsww2.50megs.com /fontenay_le_pesnil_war_cemetery.htm   (209 words)

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