1st Life Guards [UK]
Authors and Contributors this page: T.F. Mills
Page created 1 November 2000. Corrected and updated 26.05.2005
 
1st Life Guards
crest and tie
by A. Melville-Brown
United Kingdom 
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1788.06.25 1st Regiment of Life Guards
formed by union of 1st Troop of Horse Guards and 1st Troop of Horse Grenadier Guards
1877 1st Life Guards
1882 contributed to Household Cavalry Composite Regiment
1899.11 contributed to Household Cavalry Composite Regiment
1914.08 contributed to Household Cavalry Composite Regiment
1916.09.01 contributed to Household Battalion
1918.06.27 converted (less one squadron) as 1st (1st Life Guards) Battalion, Guards Machine Gun Regiment
1919.02.10 regiment reconstituted from personnel of the MG battalion
1922.05.21 amalgamated with 2nd Life Guards, to form The Life Guards
 
1st Life Guards, by Stephen Luscombe and Charles Griffin (The British Empire)
British Cavalry Regiments, by Brad Chappell (The Regimental Warpath 1914-1918)
   
Regular Units:
1st Life Guards [1788-1922]
  Reserve Regiment of 1st Life Guards [1914-1919]
Guards Divisional Cavalry Squadron [1915-1916]:
  1915.07 formed in London from 1st Life Guards Reserve Regt
    1915.08.04 France and Flanders Guards Div
    1916.06.19 broken up at Rouen (personnel to 1st Life Guards)
 
 
Dettingen1, Peninsula, Waterloo, Tel-el-Kebir, Egypt 1882, Relief of Kimberley, Paardeberg, South Africa 1899-1900

The Great War Mons2, Le Cateau2, Retreat from Mons2, Marne 19142, Aisne 19142, Messines 19142, Armentières 19142, Ypres 1914 '15 '17, Langemarck 1914, Gheluvelt, Nonne Bosschen, St. Julien, Frezenberg, Somme 1916, Albert 1916, Arras 1917 '18, Scarpe 1917 '18, Broodseinde3, Poelcappelle3, Passchendaele3, Hindenburg Line, Cambrai 1918, France and Flanders 1914-18

1.  awarded 1882 for services of 3rd Troop of Horse Guards.
2.  awarded 1924 for services of the Household Cavalry Composite Regiment.
3.  awarded 1924 for services of the Household Battalion.

   
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  1815.07.24 HM King George IV
  1830.06.26 HM King William IV
  1837 vacant
1880.05.29 F.M. HM King Edward VII
1910.05.07 F.M. HM King George V
1788.06.25 Gen. William John (Kerr), 5th Marquess of Lothian, KT
1789.03.12 Gen. Hon. Sir Joseph (Yorke), 1st Baron Dover, KB
1792.12.05 Gen. Charles (Stanhope), 3rd Earl of Harrington, GCH
1829.09.16 F.M. Sir Stapleton (Cotton), Bt., 1st Viscount Combermere, GCB, GCH, KSI [also 3rd Dgns, 20th Lt Dgns]
1865.02.22 F.M. George Charles (Bingham), 3rd Earl of Lucan, GCB
1888.11.11 F.M. HSH Prince William Augustus Edward of Saxe-Weimar, KP, GCB, GCVO
1902.11.17 Lt-Gen. Duddley Fitzgerald (de Ros), 24th Baron de Ros, KP, KCVO
1907.04.30 F.M. Sir Francis Wallace (Grenfell), 1st Baron Grenfell, GCB, GCMG [also 2nd Life Gds, 1st & 2nd Bn 60th Foot; Gov. & C-in-C Malta, C-in-C Ireland]
1920.01.24 F.M. Sir Edmund Henry Hynman (Allenby), 1st Viscount Allenby, GCB, GCMG, GCVO [continued 1922 in Life Gds; also 5th Lancers; Cmdr 5th Corps 1915, 3d Army 1915-17; C-in-C EEF 1917-19; High Commissioner Egypt & Sudan 1919-25]
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Nicknames: The Cheeses, The Picadilly Butchers, The tin Bellies, The Patent Safeties
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The Household Cavalry Museum, Windsor (Regimental site)
The Household Cavalry Museum, Windsor (Army Museums Ogilby Trust)
The Household Cavalry Museum, Windsor (Simonides listing)
Regimental Journal:
The Brigade of Guards' Magazine. Vol. 1. no. 1 (Jan. 1888)-v. 10. no. 20 (Dec. 1897).
The Household Brigade Magazine. Jan. 1898-Spring 1968.
Full Histories:
Cannon, Richard. Historical record of the Life Guards : containing an account of the formation of the corps in the year 1660 and of its subsequent services to 1835. London : Adjutant General's Office, Horse Guards, W. Clowes and Sons, 1837. (Historical records of the British Army)
Cannon, Richard. Historical record of the Life Guards : containing an account of the formation of the corps in the year 1660 and of its subsequent services to 1836. 2nd ed. London : Longman, Orme ; Clowes, 1840. (Historical records of the British Army)
 
First World War:
Wyndham, E.H. War diary of the 1st Life Guards, first year 1914-1915. [s.l. : s.n.], 1915.
Wyndham, E.H. War diary of the 1st Life Guards, first year 1914-1915. [new ed.] London : Witherby & Co., printers, 1915.
Wyndham, E.H. War diary of the 1st Life Guards, first year 1914-1915. [new ed.] [s.l. : s.n.], 1919.
 
Other Wars:
Crofton, Morgan, Sir. The Household Cavalry Brigade in the Waterloo campaign. London : Sifton Praed, 1912.
 
Short Histories:
Bell, C. W. The story of the First Life Guards. London : Harrap, 1922.
   
Special Topics:
Standing orders for the first regiment of Life Guards. London : Printed by W. Clowes, 1827.
Fairhaven, Urban Huttleston Rogers Broughton, Baron. The dress of the First Regiment of Life Guards in three centuries. London : Halton & Truscott-Smith, Ltd. 1925. [Limited ed. 300 copies]