There are:630 items tagged Royal Scots Fusiliers available in our Library. Any help in identifying RF Battalion would be much appreciated. A recruit's typical journey pre Aug 1914 would be:1. In it you will find a wealth of original exhibits, supported by film, sound and models, which tell the story of over 300 years of service. I couldn't find his medal index card though and so couldn't see whether the RF number had a prefix. In 1892 it moved to Woolwich. the Number 10 Grouped Regimental District at Hounslow around October 1902. Thanks. The well-known photo that I've used to illustrate this post shows men of A Company, 4th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers at rest on the 22nd August 1914. Photo source: I also offer a comprehensive, fast and cost-effective. 1911 and by 4th January that year, the regiment had issued number RF/14344 to  The 22nd (Service) Battalion, which was recruited from the citizens of Kensington, also landed in France and saw action on the Western Front.  In 1865 it was at Ferozepore. I have just learnt my Grandfather was a Royal Fusilier. 575 Pte C E Burkinshaw killed on 17/11/1914....It would be impossible for him to have enlisted in 1881 (33 years before his death) as he was just 27.So, for a number of reasons I think the medal rolls are awash with un-prefixed SR men.  The regiment was now organised into the following:, The regiment's 2nd regular battalion took part in the Second Boer War from 1899 to 1902. The Inniskillings Museum, in conjunction with History Hub Ulster, carries out research on individuals who served in the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers prior to 1920.. Service records for soldiers who served after 1920 are held by the Ministry of Defence. Re 14349 LevettYes, very normal. King's Own Scottish Borderers - 1st and 2nd Battal... 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Various records for over 71,000 men who served with this oldest of British regiments. , In 1908, the Volunteers and Militia were reorganised nationally, with the former becoming the Territorial Force and the latter the Special Reserve. This regular battalion was raised at The Curragh, 7173 joined on 22nd February 1899 [L/ prefix added later]. during the Great War was GS/37105, are there any clues there to when he re-joined?Mick, Micka) His obligation to the army ended in 1912, he would not have been recalled to the coloursb) It would be possible to work out when this number dates to, yes. 1900 [L/ prefix added later]. So want to find out why he joined as it was then the Monmouth Regiment. There is also a list of recipients of honours and awards, which includes mentioned in despatches.  Members of the Battalion won the first two Victoria Crosses of the war near Mons in August 1914 (Lieutenant Maurice Dease and Private Sidney Godley).  and the Battle of Albuera in May 1811. Here, the regiment was rebuilt and garrisoned New York and New Jersey. This was an independent unit (officially called the 10th Battalion), raised in the financial sector of London in 1914.  The 23rd and 24th (Service) Battalion, better known as the Sportsmen's Battalions, also landed in France and saw action on the Western Front: they were among the Pals battalions and were both part of the 99th Brigade of the 33rd Division, later transferring to command of the 2nd Division, with the 24th Battalion joining the 5th Brigade in the same division. No service record appears to survive for this man. 9825 Pte G E Abbott was DTE on 9/10/1915 implying he enlisted on 10/10/1902...again a good fit with your framework.No really surprising but possibly an alternative methodology/technique to trawling Service Records and Pension Records to quickly establish a framework or a way of cross checking.Separately I am trying to establish how many RF men on the 1914 Star Roll might have served in the Second Boer war. Members who served with Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment) Welcome to Forces Reunited the place where you can find information and friends from Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment).. We are the largest and fastest growing community of UK forces veterans on …  The 18th through 21st (Service) Battalions of the regiment were recruited from public schools; all four battalions saw action on the Western Front, all originally serving with the 98th Brigade in the 33rd Division, the 18th and 20th Battalions transferring to the 19th Brigade in the same division. Military research. Historical Records of the Seventh or Royal Regiment of Fusiliers Covers the period form the raising of the regiment in 1685 to 1875. Records of Royal Scots Fusiliers from other sources. 19 December, 1903, The Royal Gazette, Hamilton, Bermuda.  It returned to Britain from the Crimea on 27 June, 1856, embarked for India on 21 July, 1857, and took part in the Ambela Campaign in 1863. The Royal Fusiliers also The detachments were recalled to Charleston for refitting in late August 1780. raised a number of Pals-type battalions, most of which operated separate number Within the collection, you will find enlistment registers, discharge books, casualty reports, and transfer registers. service.  The battalion was in South Africa and Mauritius until the First World War. RF/10145 joined on 1st January 1903 [L/ prefix added later]. Fus.William Spain served with the 12th Btn. Preparations for war were underway by 5 August, when Lieutenant Dease and the battalion’s vet met a Mr Jolliffe He related events in German South West Africa of ambushing German supplu=y columns.Prior to that, he served in South Africa during the Boer war, probably joining his regiment about 1898. This is probably a good subject for a blog post in its own right. In Having thoroughly trained with the Home battalion, posted to the overseas' battalionIn pre war Britain, the function of the depot and the home battalion/s was essentially to provide fit and well-trained soldiers for garrison duty overseas. Ret… Four months later 350 officers and men of the 2nd battalion left Cape Town on the SS Salamis in late September 1902, arriving at Southampton in late October, when the battalion was posted to Aldershot. Regimental number series. 201013 volunteered in September 1914, Helen. The 21st Battalion, for example, formed soon after the Dunkirk evacuation, was sent to India in the summer of 1942 and later became part of the 52nd Infantry Brigade, acting in a training capacity in order to train British troops in jungle warfare for service in the Burma Campaign.  Once Charleston fell, the regiment helped garrison the city.  The Royal Fusiliers were on the left of the line of battle: Tarleton was defeated and the regiment's colours were captured with the baggage wagons. British regimental number research. When did my relative enlist? , The 4th Battalion landed at Le Havre as part of the 9th Brigade in the 3rd Division in August 1914 for service on the Western Front; major engagements involving the battalion included the Battle of Mons and the Battle of Le Cateau in August 1914, the First Battle of the Marne and the First Battle of the Aisne in September 1914 and the Battle of La BassÃ©e, the Battle of Messines and the First Battle of Ypres in October 1914.  The 7th participated in Tryon's raid in July 1779. Up to 3 Militia and Special Reserve battalions , The regiment then took part in the Siege of Ciudad Rodrigo in January 1812, the Siege of Badajoz in spring 1812 and the Battle of Salamanca in July 1812 as well as the Battle of Vitoria in June 1813. January 1982. Formed in London on 18th October 1915 by the Mayor & Borough of East Ham. My great uncle (Alfred Fernes) enlisted in 1916 to fight in WWI. 20th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regt; 2nd Garrison Battalion RI Fusiliers by the sounds of things, John. I am aware that 33rd to 37th Battalions did become Labour Corps and maybe this would explain change.Many thanksChris, Hello ChrisI can't be of much assistance, I'm sorry to say. British Army regiments. Research into the early origins of the Fusiliers shows that the Regiment can go back as far the Elizabethan period. Royal Welsh Fusiliers in 1920.  The battalion, which had previously been stationed the Curragh in Ireland, embarked for South Africa on the 22 October, 1899, and served there throughout the war, which ended with the Peace of Vereeniging in June 1902. A 3rd regular battalion was formed in 1898, and, having been in Dover, embarked for Malta on 1 December, 1898, then moved to Crete, Gibraltar in 1900, and Egypt and Sudan in 1901. This is where the regiment lost its first set of colours. Re A Carter. In 1894 it was posted to Guernsey, and in 1896 to Belfast, Ireland. Includes a list of Honours and Awards, including foreign decorations, as well as a list of officers and men of other regiments who won their awards serving with the 4th London Regiment. William John A. Spain 12th Btn. This post will look at numbering in the two regular battalions of The Black Watch between 1881 and 1914. Held by: It is almost impossible for any man who enlisted earlier than this date to have served in Aug 1914...However the 1914 Star Medal Roll has 252 men with earlier numbers (below 4,000). Just wondered if you had any thoughts on this? On the former it states:- 20n.LiverpoolR.90127 and 2gn R.Ir.Fus.26265 - Sgt.Is there anyway of finding out what Battalion he belonged to? Books The 23rd (Service) Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (First Sportsman's) : a record of its services in the Great War, 1914-1919 For context the most senior soldiers on the roll were:No. 156,000 records of British Army soldiers at home and abroad. Michael Foley's history of the 23rd (Service) Battalion. Historical Records of the Royal Fusiliers by Lt-Col P Groves (Guernsey 1903) The Royal Fusiliers The Royal Fusiliers by Michael Foss (Hamish Hamilton 1967) The Royal Fusiliers in the Great War by H C O'Neill (Heinemann 1922) Always a Fusilier: The War History of the Royal Fusiliers by C Northcote Parkinson (Sampson Low 1949) I am aware a number of soldiers worked on the railways and I think I have found a reference to Private Slater working on the Midland Railway as a Floor Porter(?). An 80-man detachment also sent to Camden, South Carolina to help build that town's defences. , The regiment was not fundamentally affected by the Cardwell Reforms of the 1870s, which gave it a depot at Hounslow Barracks from 1873, or by the Childers reforms of 1881 â as it already possessed two battalions, there was no need for it to amalgamate with another regiment. London Regiment, 4th Battalion. Hello EllenIt's an early number for the RF; probably between 21st and 28th August 1914 and he appears to have been an original member of the battalion.Paul. fielded two volunteer service companies during the South African War. 5914 CSM A G RichardsonWho would have enlisted in the mid 1890s...Logically speaking there should be very few men with earlier numbers as almost all would have been time expired. The following day they would be in action at the Battle of Mons. Back To Royal Fusiliers Index: Back To List Of Regiments: WW1 Music: Search WW1 Medal Index Cards: Search British Army Service Records 1914-1920: Search WW1 Widows Pensions Records: Search Soldiers Died In The Great War: Search Silver War Badge Roll 1914-1920: Search 1891 Census: Search 1901 Census: Search 1911 Census It was the first British Army regiment to be designated as fusiliers. , For most of the Second World War, the 1st Battalion was part of the 17th Indian Infantry Brigade, 8th Indian Infantry Division. He was killed in France/Flanders on 1st October 1917, nearly 19 years old. It was subsequently posted to the Bermuda Garrison, with 16 officers, 1 warrant officer, and 937 NCOs and men arriving under Lieutenant-Colonel R. B. Gaisford, CMG, from Egypt aboard the SS Dunera, and Majors CJ Stanton, FMF Scoones, Lieutenant F. Moore, and Second-Lieutenant GE Hawes arrived aboard the SS Dominion, in the week ending Saturday, 5 December, 1903. the battalion replaced the Royal Warwickshire Regiment at Boaz Island, and departed Bermuda again for Cape Town, South Africa, aboard the HMT Soudan on the 18 December, 1905 (minus Private David FW Dobson, absent without leave). Will continue to investigate.Chris, My grandfather Private 13177 James Morton Robertson served with 25th Royal Fusiliers in Africa. the 'earliest number I have on the roll is No. which stood at 493 men per annum. numbers serving 21 years would be counted on two hands.....Your excellent Blog shows No.  It embarked for Portugal later that year for service in the Peninsula War and fought at the Battle of Talavera in July 1809, the Battle of Bussaco in September 1810. , The men taken prisoner during the defence of Canada were exchanged in British held New York City in December 1776. × The Royal Fusiliers raised a 4th Battalion from the nucleus of the 3rd In addition I have also have service number 60398, the Labour Corps. My great grandfather Alfred Levett (regimental number 14349)was a regular in the RF. To this regiment - and its antecedents ) in various War Office held. In Guildford Surrey, Army no., G/41950 War ( Findmypast has his papers from his first period of )... 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