The Royal Hampshire Regiment [UK]
Authors and Contributors this page: T.F. Mills
Page created 15 July 2000. Corrected and updated 31.07.2003
 
The  Royal Hampshire Regiment
crest and tie
by James Robinson
United Kingdom 
  Titles & Lineage
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How to find information about individuals who served in this corps
 
1881.07.01 The Hampshire Regiment
organised as the county regiment of Hampshire, encompassing its Militia and Volunteer infantry [see below] and uniting two regular battalions:
 
1946.11.28 The Royal Hampshire Regiment
1992.09.09 amalgamated with The Queen's Regiment, to form The Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment (Queen's and Royal Hampshires)
The Royal Hampshire Regiment, by Paul Jerrard.
History of The Royal Hampshire Regiment, by F.A. Mason.
The Hampshire Regiment, by Brad Chappell (The Regimental Warpath 1914-1918)
The Hampshire Regiment, by Chris Baker (The British Army in the Great War).
     
  RHQ and Depot:
    Serle's House, Winchester, Hants.
     
  Regulars:
  1st Battalion [1881-1992]
 
    2nd Battalion [1881-1948]
   
     
 
Militia:
  North Hants Regiment of Militia
  South Hants Light Infantry Regiment of Militia
  Isle of Wight Light Infantry Regiment of Militia
The Militia, Volunteers & Territorials, by Paul Jerrard
   
Territorials and Volunteers:
The Militia, Volunteers & Territorials, by Paul Jerrard
  1st Volunteer Battalion [1881-1908]
  2nd Volunteer Battalion [1881-1908]
  3rd (Duke of Connaught's Own) Volunteer Battalion [1881-1908]
  4th Volunteer Battalion [1881-1908]
  5th (Isle of Wight, Princess Beatrice's) Volunteer Battalion [1881-1908]
  4th Battalion [1908-1956]
  4th/5th Battalion [1956-1967]
  5th Battalion [1908-1956]
  6th (Duke of Connaught's Own) Battalion [1908-1938]
  7th Battalion [1908-1921]
  8th (Isle of Wight Rifles, Princess Beatrice's) Battalion [1908-1937]
  11th (Royal Militia Island of Jersey) Battalion [1940-1946]
  The Wessex Regiment [1967-1995]
The Hampshire and Isle of Wight Territorials [1967-1971]
 
[combined battle honours of 37th Regiment and 67th Regiment, plus:]  

Blenheim1, Ramillies1, Oudenarde1, Malplaquet1, Dettingen2, Belleisle3, Burma 1885-87, Paardeberg, South Africa 1900-02

The Great War [36 battalions]:   Le Cateau, Retreat from Mons, Marne 1914 '18, Aisne 1914, Armentières 1914, Ypres 1915 '17 '18, St. Julien, Frezenberg, Bellewaarde, Somme 1916 '18, Albert 1916, Guillemont, Ginchy, Flers-Courcelette, Thiepval, Le Transloy, Ancre Heights, Ancre 1916, Arras 1917 '18, Vimy 1917, Scarpe 1917 '18, Messines 1917, Pilckem, Langemarck 1917, Menin Road, Polygon Wood, Broodseinde, Poelcappelle, Passchendaele, Cambrai 1917 '18, St. Quentin, Bapaume 1918, Rosières, Lys, Estaires, Hazebrouck, Bailleul, Kemmel, Béthune, Tardenois, Drocourt-Quéant, Hindenburg Line, Havrincourt, Canal du Nord, Courtrai, Selle, Valenciennes, Sambre, France and Flanders 1914-18, Italy 1917-18, Kosturino, Struma, Doiran 1917 '18, Macedonia 1915-18, Helles, Landing at Helles, Krithia, Suvla, Sari Bair, Landing at Suvla, Scimitar Hill, Gallipoli 1915-16, Egypt 1915-17, Gaza, El Mughar, Nebi Samwil, Jerusalem, Jaffa, Tell 'Asur, Megiddo, Sharon, Palestine 1917-18, Aden, Shaiba, Kut al Amara 1915 '17, Tigris 1916, Baghdad, Sharqat, Mesopotamia 1915-18, Persia 1918-19, Archangel 1919, Siberia 1918-19

The Second World War:  Dunkirk 1940, Normandy Landing, Tilly sur Seulles, Caen, Hill 112, Mont Pincon, Jurques, St. Pierre La Vielle, Nederrijn, Roer, Rhineland, Goch, Rhine, North-West Europe 1940 '44-45, Tebourba Gap, Sidi Nsir, Hunt's Gap, Montagne Farm, Fondouk, Pichon, El Kourzia, Ber Rabal, North Africa 1940-43, Landing in Sicily, Regalbuto, Sicily 1943, Landing at Porto S. Venere, Salerno, Salerno Hills, Battipaglia, Cava di Tirreni, Volturno Crossing, Garigliano Crossing, Damiano, Monte Ornito, Cerasola, Cassino II, Massa Vertecchi, Trasimene Line, Advance to Florence, Gothic Line, Monte Gridolfo, Montegaudio, Coriano, Montilgallo, Capture of Forli, Cosina Canal Crossing, Lamone Crossing, Pideura, Rimini Line, Montescudo, Frisoni, Italy 1943-45, Athens, Greece 1944-45, Malta 1941-42

4th, 5th, 6th, 7th Battalions:   South Africa 1900-02

1.  awarded 1882 for services of 37th Regiment.
2.  awarded 1882 for service of 37th Regiment.
3.  awarded 1951 for services of 67th Regiment.

 

Presentation of Colours, 1986, by Paul Jerrard.
   
Badges: The Royal Tiger superscribed "India". A double red rose fimbriated gold.
Uniform:  
   
   
cap badge
   
   
   
1985.06.03 HRH Diana, The Princess of Wales
1881 [1st Bn:] Gen. Sir Edmund Haythorne, KCB
1881 [2nd Bn:] Lt-Gen. William Mark Wood
1883.06.24 [2nd Bn:] Gen. Sir Henry Errington Longden, KCB, CSI
1888.11.11 Gen. Thomas Edmond Knox, CB
1893.12.15 Lt-Gen. Sir John Wellesley Thomas, KCB
1908.02.07 Maj-Gen. Sir Charles Benjamin Knowles, KCB
1924.07.30 Gen. Sir Richard Cyril Byrne Haking, GBE, KCB, KCMG
1945.01.23 Gen. Sir George Darrell Jeffreys, 1st Lord Jeffreys, KCB, KCVO, CMG, JP
1948.01.01 Brig. Philip Herbert Cadoux-Hudson, MC, DL
1954.03.19 Brig. Gerald Dominick Browne, CBE, DL
1964.03.19 Maj-Gen. Richard Hutchison Batten, CB, CBE, DSO, DL
1971.06.30 Brig. D. J. Warren, DSO, OBE, MC, DL
1981.09.07 Gen. Sir David Fraser, GCB, OBE, DL
1987.01.26 Brig. Robert G. Long, CBE, MC, DL
Victoria Crosses, by Mike Chapman (VC Reference).
VCs in the Royal Hampshire Regimental Museum, by Iain Stewart.
 
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Anniversaries: Gallipoli (23 Apr.), Minden (1 Aug.)
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Miscellaneous Tradition Links:
 
The Sault Ste. Marie Regiment 1922-1936
The Sault Ste. Marie and Sudbury Regiment 1936-1946
49th (Sault Ste Marie) Field Artillery Regiment, RCA 1947-1992
The Wellington West Coast Regiment 1925-1948
The Wellington West Coast and Taranaki Regiment 1948-1964
5th Battalion (Wellington West Coast and Taranaki), The Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment 1964-1992
37th Regiment of Foot [War of 1812 re-enactment], by John Sek.
The Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment Museum, Dover (Army listing)
Royal Hampshire Regiment Museum, Winchester (Army listing)
Royal Hampshire Regiment Museum, Winchester (Simonides listing)
Regimental Journal:
The Hampshire regimental journal.
Full Histories:
 
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