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The Royal Warwickshire Fusiliers
crest and tie
by James Robinson
United Kingdom 
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1673 Sir Walter Vane's Regiment
raised for Dutch service; also known until 1751 by the names of other colonels
1688 transferred to English Establishment
1751.07.01 6th Regiment of Foot
1782 6th (1st Warwickshire) Regiment of Foot
1832 6th (Royal 1st Warwickshire) Regiment of Foot
1881.07.01 The Royal Warwickshire Regiment
1963 The Royal Warwickshire Fusiliers
1968.04.23 united with The Royal Northumberland FusiliersThe Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment), and The Lancashire Fusiliers, to form
2nd Bn, The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers
The Royal Warwickshire Regiment ... movements ... during the Great War, by Brad Chappell (The Regimental Warpath 1914-1918)
The Royal Warwickshire Regiment [in the Great War], by C. F. Baker (The British Army in the Great War).
  Depot & Reserves:
    28th Sub-District Brigade Depot at Warwick (1873); 6th Regimental District at Warwick (1881);
    Reserve Battalion [1846-1849]
    1st Battalion [1673-1968]
    2nd Battalion [1804-1815, 1857-1948]
    3rd Battalion [1898-1907]:
  1898.04.06 raised in Ireland  
    1898 Malta  
    1902 Bermuda  
    1904 Gibraltar  
    1905 South Africa  
    1907 England  
    1907.04.231 disbanded in England  
    4th Battalion [1900-1907]:
  1900.02.03 raised at Colchester  
    1901 Ireland: Dublin  
    1906 England  
    1907.02.09 disbanded  
Warwickshire Regiment of Militia
Territorials and Volunteers:
Namur 1695, Martinique 1794, Rolica, Vimiera, Corunna, Vittoria, Pyrenees, Nivelle, Orthes, Peninsula, Niagara, South Africa 1846-7, 1851-2-3, Alma, Inkerman, Sevastopol, Lucknow, Kandahar 1880, Afghanistan 1878-80, Atbara, Khartoum, South Africa 1899-1902

The Great War (30 battalions)Le Cateau, Retreat from Mons, Marne 1914, Aisne 1914 '18, Armentières 1914, Ypres 1914 '15 '17, Langemarck 1914 '17, Gheluvelt, Neuve Chapelle, St. Julien, Frezenberg, Bellewaarde, Aubers, Festubert 1915, Loos, Somme 1916 '18, Albert 1916 '18, Bazentin, Delville Wood, Pozières, Guillemont, Fleers Courcelette, Morval, Le Transloy, Ancre Heights, Ancre 1916, Arras 1917 '18, Vimy 1917, Scarpe 1917 '18, Arleux, Oppy, Bullecourt, Messines 1917 '18, Pilckem, Menin Road, Polygon Wood, Broodseinde, Poelcappelle, Passchendaele, Cambrai 1917 '18, St. Quentin, Bapaume 1918, Rosières, Lys, Estaires, Hazebrouck, Bailleul, Kemmel, Béthune, Drocourt Quéant, Hindenburg Line, Épéhy, Canal du Nord, Beaurevoir, Selle, Valenciennes, Sambre, France and Flanders 1914-18, Piave, Vittorio Veneto, Italy 1917-18, Suvla, Sari Bair, Gallipoli 1915-16, Tigris 1916, Kut al Amara 1917, Baghdad, Mesopotamia 1916-18, Baku, Persia 1918

The Second World WarDefence of Escaut, Wormhoudt, Ypres-Comines Canal, Normandy Landing, Caen, Bourgebus Ridge, Mont Pincon, Falaise, Venraij, Rhineland, Lingen, Brinkum, Bremen, North-West Europe 1940 '44-45, Burma 1945

5th, 6th, 7th Battalions:  South Africa 1900-02

The antelope badge was authorised in 1743 for the capture at Saragosa in 1701 of Moorish standards, one of which had an antelope device.
1673.12.12 Maj-Gen. Sir Walter Vane
1674.08.16 Brig-Gen. Luke Lillingston
1675.09.13 Col. Thomas Ashley
1678.04.03 Lt-Gen. Sir Henry Bellasis
1688.04.07 Col. Philip Babington
1691.04.15 Maj-Gen. George, Prince of Hesse Darmstadt
1694.02.01 Col. Henry de Caumont, Marquess de Rada
1695.06.23 Col. Ventris Columbine
1703.11.02 Col. James Rivers
1706.02.06 Col. William Southwell
1708.06.14 Col. Thomas Harrison
1716.03.07 Col. Robert Dormer
1720.04.09 Lt-Gen. James Dormer
1738.11.01 Gen. John Guise
1765.06.14 Lt-Gen. William Rufane
1773.02.19 Lt-Gen. John Gore
1773.11.18 Gen. Sir William Boothby, Bt
1787.04.18 Lt-Gen. Lancelot Baugh
1792.04.26 Lt-Gen. Sir Ralph Abercromby, KB
1795.11.04 F.M. HRH William Frederick, 2nd Duke of Gloucester & Edinburgh, KG, GCB, GCH
1806.05.26 F.M. Sir George Nugent, Bt, GCB
1849.03.28 Lt-Gen. Sir John Gardiner, KCB
1851.06.25 Gen. Henry James Riddell, KH
1861.03.09 Gen. Sir Charles Stephen Gore, GCB, KH
1869.09.05 Gen. John Ffolliott Crofton
1885.07.18 Gen. Hon. Sir Francis Colborne, KCB
1895.11.27 Gen. Robert Walter Macleod Fraser
1897.06.14 Lt-Gen. Sir Frederick William Traill Burroughs, KCB
1904.06.19 Maj-Gen. Sir Henry Broome Feilden, KCB, CMG
1921.11.11 Lt-Gen. Sir Lancelot Edward Kiggell, KCB, KCMG
1925.06.18 Gen. Sir Robert Dundas Whigham, GCB, KCMG, DSO
1935.08.05 Brig. Clement Thurstan Tomes, CBE, DSO, MC
1947.01.01 F.M. Sir Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein, KG, GCB, DSO
1963.11.17 Maj-Gen R.C. MacDonald, DSO, OBE
Victoria Crosses, by Mike Chapman (VC Reference).
VCs in the Royal Warwickshire Regimental Museum, by Iain Stewart.
Mascot: Antelope. First mascot adopted in 1871. The regiment's last was a 9-day old Indian blackbuck antelope presented by the London Zoo on 8 Aug. 1967. The tradition is continued by The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers
Marches: quick: The British Greandiers (trad.)
Warwickshire Lads
  slow: MacBean's Slow March
Miscellaneous Tradition Links:

The Weyburn Regiment

6th Battalion (Hauraki), The Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment 1964-1968
Sixth (1st Warwickshire) Regiment of Foot [War of 1812; New York], by John Sek.
Royal Warwickshire Fusiliers Museum, Warwick (Army listing)
Royal Warwickshire Fusiliers Museum, Warwick (Simonides listing)
Regimental Journal:
The Antelope.
Full Histories:
Cannon, Richard. Historical record of the Sixth, or Royal First Warwickshire Regiment of foot : containing an account of the formation of the regiment in the year 1674, and of its subsequent services to 1838. London : Longman, Orme, and Co., 1839. (Historical records of the British Army)
Kingsford, Charles Lethbridge. The story of the Royal Warwickshire Regiment : formerly the Sixth Foot. London : Country Life, G. Newnes ; New York : C. Scribner, 1921.
Cunliffe, Marcus. History of The Royal Warwickshire Regiment, 1919-1955. London : Clowes, 1956.
Short Histories:
Extracts from the Digest of Services of the Royal Warwickshire Regiment, late 6th Foot. Colombo : Pirnted by Authority, 1894.
1st Battalion Royal Warwickshire Regiment, Quetta, Baluchistan, 1903. Lahore : F. Bremner, 1907.
2nd Battalion The Royal Warwickshire Regiment, Malta, 1913. [Valletta? : s.n., 1913?]
2nd Battalion The Royal Warwickshire Regiment, Landi Kotal, N.W. Frontier, 1922. [s.l. : s.n., 1922?]
A short history of the Royal Warwickshire Regiment. London : Gale & Polden, 1921.
A short history of the Royal Warwickshire Regiment. London : Gale & Polden, 1938.


History of the 53rd, or 2nd Warwickshire Regiment of Militia, now the 6th Battalion Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Warwick : Printed by Evans, 1903.


Gem, T.H. The history of the First Warwickshire (Birmingham) Battalion of Rifle Volunteers, being an account of its raising, progress and exploits. Birmingham : Josiah Allen, 1876.
Hart, Charles Joseph. The history of the 1st Volunteer Battalion, the Royal Warwickshire Regiment and its predecessors: the Birmingham Independent Volunteers, 1782; the Birmingham Loyal Association, 1797; the Loyal Birmingham Volunteers, 1803. Birmingham : The Midland Counties Herald Ltd., 1906.
Jeff, John. The 5th Battalion, the Royal Warwickshire Regiment, T.A. : its predecessors, successors & historians. [West Midlands] : Dulston, 1986. ISBN: 0950499935
Harris, H.J. A history of the first hundred years of the Rugby School Corps, 1860-1960. London : printed by Brown, Knight & Truscott Ltd., 1962.

First World War:

Ashby, John.  Seek glory, now keep glory : the story of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Warwickshire Regiment, 1914-1918. Solihull : Helion & Co., 2000. ISBN 1874622450
Carrington, Charles E. The war record of the 1/5th battalion the Royal Warwickshire regiment, with four maps. Birmingham : Cornish Brothers Ltd., 1922.
History of the 1/6th Battalion, the Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Birmingham : Cornish Brothers Ltd., 1922.
History of the 2/6th Battalion, the Royal Warwickshire Regiment, 1914-1919. Birmingham : Cornish Brothers Ltd., 1929.
Ludlow, W.R. 8th Battalion The Royal Warwickshire Regiment : a short description of the battle of Beaumont-Hamel, 1st July 1916.... [s.l. : s.n.], 1918.
Chidgey, Herbert Thomas. Black Square memories; an account of the 2/8th Battalion, the Royal Warwickshire Regiment, 1914-1918. Oxford, B. Blackwell, 1924.
Collison, Charles Sydney. The 11th Royal Warwicks in France, 1915-16; (from the personal diary of its commanding officer). Birmingham : Cornish Brothers, Ltd., 1928.
Fairclough, J. E. B. The first Birmingham Battalion in the Great War, 1914-1919; being a history of the 14th (Service) Battalion of the Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Birmingham : Cornish Brothers, 1933.
Bill, C. A. The 15th battalion Royal Warwickshire regiment (2nd Birmingham Battalion) in the Great War. Birmingham : Cornish Brothers Ltd., 1932.
Bowater, William H., Sir (ed.) Birmingham City battalions book of honour. London : Sherratt & Hughes, 1919.
Carter, Terry. Birmingham Pals : 14th, 15th & 16th (Service) Battalions of the Royal Warwickshire Regiment : a history of the three city battalions raised in Birmingham in World War One. Barnsley, South Yorkshire : Pen & Sword, 1997. ISBN: 0850525470

Second World War:

Dalton, C. E. The Royal Warwickshire regiment in France and Flanders, 1939-1940. [Weston-super-Mare : Lawrence Bros.], 1941 [Supplement to The Antelope]