The Manchester Regiment [UK]
Authors and Contributors this page: :T.F. Mills
Page created 15 July 2000. Corrected and updated 25.07.2002
The  Manchester Regiment
crest and tie
by James Robinson
United Kingdom 
  Titles & Lineage
  Battle Honours
  Colours, Standards & Guidons
  Uniforms & Badges

  Biography & Gallantry Awards
  Associations, Forums, Re-Enactors
  Museums, Monuments, Memorials

1881.07.01 The Manchester Regiment
formed by union:
1958.09.01 amalgamated with The King's Regiment (Liverpool), to form The King's Regiment (Manchester and Liverpool)
The Manchester Regiment ... movements ... during the Great War, by Brad Chappell (The Regimental Warpath 1914-1918)
The Manchester Regiment [in the Great War], by C. F. Baker (The British Army in the Great War).
    1st Battalion [1881-1958]
    2nd Battalion [1881-1948]
    3rd Battalion [1900-1906]
    4th Battalion [1900-1906]
  6th Royal Lancashire Regiment of Militia
Territorials and Volunteers:
[combined battle honours of 63rd Regiment and 96th Regiment, plus:]  

Guadeloupe 17591, Egypt 1882, Defence of Ladysmith, South Africa 1899-1902

The Great War [42 battalions]:  Mons, Le Cateau, Retreat from Mons, Marne 1914, Aisne 1914, La Bassée 1914, Armentières 1914, Givenchy 1914, Neuve Chapelle, Ypres 1915 '17 '18, Gravenstafel, St. Julien, Frezenberg, Bellewaarde, Somme 1916 '18, Albert 1916 '18, Bazentin, Delville Wood, Guillemont, Flers-Courcelette, Thiepval, Le Transloy, Ancre Heights, Ancre 1916 '18, Arras 1917 '18, Scarpe 1917, Bullecourt, Messines 1917, Pilckem, Langemarck 1917, Menin Road, Polygon Wood, Broodseinde, Poelcappelle, Passchendaele, St. Quentin, Bapaume 1918, Rosières, Lys, Kemmel, Amiens, Hindenburg Line, Épéhy, Canal du Nord, St. Quentin Canal, Beaurevoir, Cambrai 1918, Courtrai, Selle, Sambre, France and Flanders 1914-18, Piave, Vittorio Veneto, Italy 1917-18, Doiran 1917, Macedonia 1915-18, Helles, Krithia, Suvla, Landing at Suvla, Scimitar Hill, Gallipoli 1915, Rumani, Egypt 1915-17, Megiddo, Sharon, Palestine 1918, Tigris 1916, Kut al Amara 1917, Baghdad, Mesopotamia 1916-18

The Second World War:  Dyle, Withdrawal to Escaut, Defence of Escaut, Defence of Arras, St. Omer-La Bassée, Ypres-Comines Canal, Caen, Esquay, Falaise, Nederrijn, Scheldt, Walcheren Causeway, Flushing, Lower Maas, Venlo Pocket, Roer, Ourthe, Rhineland, Reichswald, Goch, Weeze, Rhine, Ibbenburen, Dreirwalde, Aller, Bremen, North-West Europe 1940 '44-45, Gothic Line, Monte Gridolfo, Coriano, San Clemente, Gemmano Ridge, Montilgallo, Capture of Forli, Lamone Crossing, Lamone Bridgehead, Rimini Line, Montescudo, Cesena, Italy 1944, Malta 1940, Singapore Island, Malaya 1941-42, North Arakan, Kohima, Pinwe, Shwebo, Myinmu Bridgehead, Irrawaddy, Burma 1944-45

5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th Battalions:  South Africa 1900-02
10th Battalion:  South Africa 1901-02

1.  awarded 1909 for service of 63rd Regiment.

1930.03? F.M. HM King George V
1947.05.13 HM Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother
1877.10.15 1st Bn:  Gen. Sir Richard Waddy
1877.10.15 2nd Bn:  Gen. Thomas Maitland Wilson
1881.07.10 Gen. Edmund Richard Jeffreys
1889.12.18 Gen. John McNeill Walter
1895.09.25 Lt-Gen. Sir Henry Radford Norman
1899.12.17 Lt-Gen. Vere Hunt Bowles
1904.01.08 Maj-Gen. William Osborne Barnard
1920.01.16 Maj-Gen. Sir Vere Bonamy Fane
1924.05.14 Maj-Gen. Sir Willoughby Garnons Gwatkin
1925.02.03 Gen. Hon. Sir Herbert Alexander Lawrence
1932.05.10 Brig-Gen. Wilfrid Keith Evans
1934.07.19 Col. Francis Holland Dorling
1947.04.11 Maj-Gen. Charles Dawson Moorhead
1948.01.08 Maj-Gen. Eric Boyd Costin
1954.01.09 Maj-Gen. Thomas Bell Lindsay Churchill
Victoria Crosses, by Mike Chapman (VC Reference).
VCs in the Manchester Regimental Museum, by Iain Stewart.
Casualties in the Anglo-Boer War, by Anthony Lambert
Gallantry Awards in the Anglo-Boer War, by Anthony Lambert.
Anniversaries: Ladysmith (28 Feb.), Kohima (15 May), Guadeloupe (10 June), Inkerman (5 Nov.)
Miscellaneous Tradition Links:
The Southland Regiment
Deceased Members, 1st Bn Manchester Regiment, Burma Star Association
The Manchester Regiment, by Craig Healey (The Great War Society)
Museum of the Manchesters (Army listing)
Museum of the Manchesters, by Henrik Teller (Simonides listing)
The Museum of the Manchesters, Tameside Metropolitan Borough
Museum of the Manchesters, Ashton-under-Lyne
Manchester Regiment Archives, Stalybridge Library.
Regimental Journal:
 The Manchester gazette
Full Histories:
Wylly, H. C. (Harold Carmichael). History of the Manchester Regiment (late the 63rd and 96th Foot). London : F. Groom, 1923-1925. (2 vols.)
Campbell, G. L.  The Manchesters : a history of the Regular, Militia, Special Reserve, Territorial, and New Army Battalions since their formation; with a record of the officers now serving and the Honours and Casualties of the war of 1914-16.  London : Picture Advertising Co., 1916.
Bell, A. C.  History of The Manchester Regiment, First and Second Battalions, 1922-1948.  Altrincham : John Sherratt and Son, 1954.
Diary of Siege of Ladysmith : 1st Battalion, Manchester Regiment, 31st October 1899-28th February 1900.  [sl : sn, 1900?]
Marden, A.W., and W.P.E. Newbigging.  Rough diary of the doings of the 1st Battn. Manchester Regt. during the South African War, 1899 to 1902.  Manchester : John Haywood, 1902.
Cowell, C.W. Records of the Mounted Infantry Company 2nd V.B. Manchester Regt., 1887-1908.  Manchester : Baxter, [ca. 1910]
Broomhall, F. H.  Regimental life in the British army in India, 1921-1922. Cheshire :  Fleur de Lys, 1997.  ISBN: 1873907079
Short Histories:
Wylly, H. C. (Harold Carmichael).  A short history of The Manchester Regiment (regular battalions).  3rd ed.  Aldershot : Gale & Polden, 1933.
Wylly, H. C. (Harold Carmichael).  A short history of The Manchester Regiment (regular battalions).  4th rev. ed.  Aldershot : Gale & Polden, 1950.
Presenting The Manchester Regiment, 1758-1953.  London : Malcolm Page, 1953.
Whyte, Wolmer, ed.   The Manchester regiment.  London and Melbourne :  Hutchinson & Co., Ltd., 1941. ( The roll of the drum ; histories of the regiments of the British Army)


History of the 3rd (Militia) Battalion, The Manchester Regiment.  typescript, 1937.


Evans, H.C. Records of the 4th Volunteer Battalion, Manchester Regiment.  Manchester : [s.n.], 1900.

First World War:

Hurst, Gerald Berkeley. With Manchesters in the East.  Manchester, London, New York  : University Press ; Longmans,  1918.
Westropp, Henry Charles Edward.  To Manchester; a tribute to "the fallen" and to "the spirit" of her great regiment.  Manchester : Sherratt & Hughes, 1920.
Wilson, S.J.  The Seventh Manchesters, July 1916 to March 1919.  Manchester : University Press, 1920.
Sixteenth, Seventeenth, Eighteenth, Nineteenth Battalions, the Manchester Regiment (First City Brigade); a record, 1914-1918. Manchester : Sherratt & Hughes, 1923.
Kempster, F., and H.C.E. Westropp. Manchester City battalions of the 90th & 91st Infantry Brigades : book of honour.  London : Sherratt & Hughes, 1917.
The 21st Battalion of the Manchester Regiment : a history.  Manchester : Sherratt & Hughes, 1934.
Wilde, Alderman Herbert.  The Oldham Battalion of Comrades (24th Battalion Manchester rEgiment) : book of honour.  London : Sherratt & Hughes, 1920.
Stedman, Michael. Manchester Pals : 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd & 23rd Battalions of the Manchester Regiment : a history of the two Manchester brigades. London : Leo Cooper, 1994.  ISBN: 0850523931 (pbk) 
Fox, John F.  Forgotten divisions : the First World War from both sides of No Man's Land. Wilmslow :  Sigma Leisure, 1994.  ISBN: 1850583781 (pbk)

Second World War:

King-Clark, R. (Robert). The battle for Kohima : the narrative of the 2nd battalion, the Manchester Regiment ; the machine gun battalion of the British 2nd Division. Cheshire :  Fleur de Lys Pub.,  1995.  ISBN: 187390701X
Bonner, Robert A.  The Ardwick boys went to Malta.  Macclesfield : Fleur de Lys, 1992.