The Middlesex Regiment (Duke of Cambridge's Own) [UK]
Authors and Contributors this page: T.F. Mills
Page created 20 July 2000. Corrected and updated 22.06.2003
 
The  Middlesex Regiment (Duke of Cambridge's Own)
crest and tie
by James Robinson
United Kingdom 
  Titles & Lineage
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  Colours, Standards & Guidons
  Uniforms & Badges
  Colonels-in-Chief
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  Bibliography

How to find information about individuals who served in this corps
 
1881.07.01 The Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment)
formed by union:
 
1921.01.01 The Middlesex Regiment (Duke of Cambridge's Own)
1966.12.31 united with The Queen's Royal Surrey Regiment, The Queen's Own Buffs, and The Royal Sussex Regiment, to form 4th Bn, The Queens' Regiment
The Middlesex Regiment, by Alec Powell.
History of The Middlesex Regiment, by F.A. Mason.
The Middlesex Regiment ... movements ... during the Great War, by Brad Chappell (The Regimental Warpath 1914-1918)
The Middlesex Regiment [in the Great War], by C. F. Baker (The British Army in the Great War).
     
  Regulars:
    1st Battalion [1881-1966]
    2nd Battalion [1881-1948]
    3rd Battalion [1900-1922]
    4th Battalion [1900-1922]
     
  Militia:
1st, or Royal East Middlesex Regiment of Militia
5th Middlesex Light Infantry, or Royal Elthorne Regiment of Militia
Territorials and Volunteers:
[1st VB] 3rd Middlesex Volunteer Rifle Corps [1881-1908]
[2nd VB] 8th (South West Middlesex) Volunteer Rifle Corps [1881-1908]
[3rd VB] 20th Middlesex Rifle Volunteer Corps [1881-1890]
[4th VB] 17th Middlesex (North Middlesex) Rifle Volunteer Corps [1881-1892]
[3rd VB] 17th Middlesex (North Middlesex) Volunteer Rifle Corps [1892-1908]
7th Battalion [1908-1961]
8th Battalion [1908-1961]
9th Battalion [1908-1940]
10th Battalion [1908-1919]
7th (City of London) Battalion, The London Regiment [1916-1922]
13th London Regiment (Princess Louise's Kensington Regiment) [1916-1937]
19th London Regiment (St. Pancras) [1916-1935]
7th City of London Regiment (Post Office Rifles) [1922-1935]
Princess Louise's Kensington Regiment [1937-1947]
5th Battalion [1961-1967]
     
     
[combined battle honours of 57th Regiment and 77th Regiment, plus:]

Mysore1, South Africa 18792, Relief of Ladysmith, South Africa 1900-02

The Great War [46 battalions]:  Mons, Le Cateau, Retreat from Mons, Marne 1914, Aisne 1914 '18, La Bassée 1914, Armentières 1914, Neuve Chapelle, Ypres 1915 '17 '18, Gravenstafel, St. Julien, Frezenberg, Bellewaarde, Aubers, Hooge 1915, Loos, Somme 1916 '18, Albert 1916 '18, Bazentin, Delville Wood, Pozières, Ginchy, Flers-Courcelette, Morval, Thiepval, Le Transloy, Ancre Heights, Ancre 1916 '18, Bapaume 1917 '18, Arras 1917 '18, Vimy 1917, Scarpe 1917 '18, Arleux, Messines 1917 '18, Pilckem, Langemarck 1917, Menin Road, Polygon Wood, Broodseinde, Poelcapelle, Passchendaele, Cambrai 1917 '18, St. Quentin, Rosières, Avre, Villers Bretonneux, Lys, Estaires, Hazebrouck, Bailleul, Kemmel, Scherpenberg, Hindenburg Line, Canal du Nord, St. Quentin Canal, Courtrai, Selle, Valenciennes, Sambre, France and Flanders 1914-18, Italy1917-18, Struma, Doiran 1918, Macedonia 1915-18, Suvla, Landing at Suvla, Gallipoli 1915, Rumani, Egypt 1915-16, Gaza, Jerusalem, Jericho, Jordan, Tell 'Asur, Palestine 1917-18, Mesopotamia 1917-18, Murman 1919, Dukhovskaya, Siberia 1918-19

The Second World War:  Dyle, Defence of Escaut, Ypres-Comines Canal, Dunkirk 1940, Normandy Landing, Cambes, Breville, Odon, Caen, Orne, Hill 112, Bourgebus Ridge, Troarn, Mont Pincon, Falaise, Seine 1944, Nederrijn, Le Havre, Lower Maas, Venraij, Meijel, Geilenkirchen, Venlo Pocket, Rhineland, Reichswald, Goch, Rhine, Lingen, Brinkum, Bremen, North-West Europe 1940 '44-45, El Alamein, Advance on Tripoli, Mareth, Akarit, Djebel Roumana, North Africa 1942-43, Francofonte, Sferro, Sferro Hills, Sicily 1943, Anzio, Carroceto, Gothic Line, Monte Grande, Italy 1944-45, Hong Kong, South-East Asia 1941

Naktong Bridgehead, Chongju, Chongchon II Chuam-Ni, Kapyong-chon, Kapyong, Korea 1950-51

7th, 8th, 9th Battalions:  South Africa 1900-02
see also:  7th City of London Regiment,
Princess Louise's Kensington Regiment, 19th London Regiment

1.  awarded 1889 for service of 77th Regiment.
2.  awarded 1882 for service of 57th Regiment.

The Colours, by Alec Powell.
   
Badges:  
Uniform:  
   
   
     
   
   
1898.08.03 F.M. HRH George William Frederick Charles, 2nd Duke of Cambridge, KG, KT, KP, GCB, GCSI, GCMG, GCIE, GCVO, GBE, VD, TD
1921.08.18 F.M. HM King Edward VIII
1875.05.13 [2nd Bn:]  Gen. Henry Hope Graham, CB
1875.12.11 [1st Bn:]  Gen. Sir Edward Alan Holdich, GCB
1897.03.24 Gen. Sir George Harry Smith Willis, GCB
1900.11.30 Lt-Gen. Henry Kent
1921.02.25 Gen. Sir Ivor Maxse, KCB, CVO, DSO
1932.05.10 Brig-Gen. Ronald Macclesfield Heath, CMG, DSO
1942.04.22 Col. Maurice Browne, MC
1952.04.22 Lt-Gen. Gerard Corfield Bucknall, CB, MC
1959.08.01 Maj-Gen. Sir John Edward Francis Willoughby, KBE, CB
Victoria Crosses, by Mike Chapman (VC Reference).
VCs in the Middlesex Regimental Museum, by Iain Stewart.
 
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Nicknames:
Anniversaries: Albuhera (16 May)
Marches:  
Musicians:
 

The Peterborough Rangers
-1936
The Wentworth Regiment
-1936
The Middlesex Light Infantry
-1936
31st Field Regiment, RCA
-1956?
21st Anti-Tank Regiment, RCA
-1956?
102 (Wentworth) Field Battery, RCA 1936-1966?
  The Prince of Wales Rangers (Peterborough Regiment) 1936-1946
The Middlesex and Huron Regiment 1936-1946
50th Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment (The Prince of Wales Rangers), RCA 1946-1965
The Royal Rifles of Canada 1953?-1965
7th Field Regiment, RCA
1956?-1966
57th Battalion (The Merri Regiment) 1930-1951
The Taranaki Regiment 1913-1948
The Wellington West Coast and Taranaki Regiment 1948-1964
5th Battalion (Wellington West Coast and Taranaki), Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment 1964-1966
The Hong Kong Regiment 1949?-1966
Regimental Association, by Alec Powell.
Middlesex Regiment Collection, National Army Museum, London (Army listing)
The Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment Museum, Dover (Army listing)
The Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment Museum, Dover (Simonides listing)
Regimental Journal:
 
Full Histories:
 
Short Histories:
 

Militia:

 

Territorials/Volunteers:

 

First World War:

Wyrall, Everard. The Die-Hards in the Great War : a history of The Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment), 1914-1919. London : Harrison & Sons, 1926-1930. [2 vols.]
 

Second World War: