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 14.10.2005
 
The  Middlesex Regiment (Duke of Cambridge's Own)
crest and tie
by A. Melville-Brown
United Kingdom 
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1881.07.01 The Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment)
organised as the county regiment of Middlesex, encompassing its Militia and Volunteer infantry [see below] and uniting two regular battalions:
 
1889 parts of Middlesex County absorbed into new County of London
1908.04.01 3rd Vol Bn transferred to The London Regiment upon creation of T.F.
1916.07.07 7th Bn, 13th Bn and 19th Bn of The London Regiment affiliated
1921.01.01 The Middlesex Regiment (Duke of Cambridge's Own)
1965 remainder of Middlesex County absorbed into Greater London
1966.12.31 united with The Queen's Royal Surrey Regiment, The Queen's Own Buffs, and The Royal Sussex Regiment, to form The Queens' Regiment
The Middlesex Regiment, by Alec Powell.
History of The Middlesex Regiment, by F.A. Mason.
The Middlesex Regiment, by Chris Baker (The British Army in the Great War).
The Middlesex Regiment, by Brad Chappell (The Regimental Warpath 1914-1918)
     
  RHQ and Depot:
    RHQ:
    57th Regimental District at Hounslow [1881-1905]
   
    O Group, at Winchester [1946-1948]
    Home Counties Brigade, at Canterbury [1948-1966]
     
  Regulars:
    1st Battalion [1881-1966]
    2nd Battalion [1881-1948]
    3rd Battalion [1900-1922]
    4th Battalion [1900-1922]
     
Militia and Special Reserve:
3rd Battalion (5th Middlesex Light Infantry, or Royal Elthorne Regiment of Militia) [1881-1900]
4th Battalion (1st, or Royal East Middlesex Regiment of Militia) [1881-1900]
5th Battalion (5th Middlesex Light Infantry, or Royal Elthorne Regiment of Militia) [1900-1953]
6th Battalion (1st, or Royal East Middlesex Regiment of Militia) [1900-1953]
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]
     
Hostilities-Only Units (First and Second World War, including T.A. duplicates):
    2/7th Battalion [1915-1916]
    2/7th Battalion [1939-1947]
    3/7th Battalion [1915-1917]
    7th (Reserve) Battalion [1915-1919]
    2/8th Battalion [1914-1916]
    3/8th Battalion [1915-1917]
    8th (Reserve) Battalion [1915-1916]
    2/8th Battalion [1939-1947]
    2/9th Battalion [1914-1917]
    9th (Reserve) Battalion [1915-1916]
    2/10th Battalion [1914-1918]
    3/10th Battalion [1915-1918]
    10th (Reserve) Battalion [1915-1916]
    10th (Home Defence) Battalion [1939-1941]
    11th (Service) Battalion [1914-1918]
    12th (Service) Battalion [1914-1918]
    13th (Service) Battalion [1914-1919]
    14th (Reserve) Battalion [1914-1916]
    15th (Reserve) Battalion [1914-1916]
    16th (Public Schools) (Service) Battalion [1914-1918]
    17th (1st Football) (Service) Battalion [1914-1918]
    18th (1st Public Works) (Service) Battalion [1915-1919]
    19th (2nd Public Works) (Service) Battalion (Pioneers) [1915-1920]
    20th (Shoreditch) (Service) Battalion [1915-1919]
    21st (Islington) (Service) Battalion [1915-1918]
    22nd (Service) Battalion [1915-1916]
    23rd (2nd Football) (Service) Battalion [1915-1920]
    24th (Reserve) Battalion [1915-1916]
    25th Garrison Battalion [1915-1916]
    25th (Service) Battalion [1916-1919]
    26th (3rd Public Works) (Service) Battalion (Pioneers) [1915-1919]
    27th (Reserve) Battalion [1915-1916]
    28th (Reserve) Battalion [1915-1916]
    29th (Works) Battalion [1916-1917]
    30th (Works) Battalion [1916-1919]
    30th Battalion [1941-1945]
    31st (Works) Battalion [1916-1917]
    32nd Battalion [1917-1919]
    33rd (Works) Battalion [1917-1917]
    34th (Service) Battalion [1918-1918]
    51st (Service) Battalion [1917-1919]
    52nd (Service) Battalion [1917-1919]
    53rd (Service) Battalion [1917-1919]
    2/7th (City of London) Battalion, The London Regiment [1916-1918]
    7th (Reserve) (City of London) Battalion, The London Regiment [1916-1919]
    2/13th (Princess Louise's Kensington) (County of London) Battalion, The London Regiment [1916-1919]
    13th (Reserve) (Princess Louise's Kensington) (County of London) Battalion, The London Regiment [1916-1919]
    2nd Battalion, Princess Louise's Kensington Regiment [1940-1947]
    2/19th (County of London) Battalion, The London Regiment [1916-1920]
    19th (Reserve) (City of London) Battalion, The London Regiment [1916-1919]
    1st (Home Service) Garrison Battalion [19167-1917]
    No. 1 Independent Company (Middlesex) [1943-1944?]
    No. 2 Independent Company (Middlesex) [1943-1944?]
    No. 3 Independent Company (Middlesex) [1943-1944?]
    31st Independent Brigade Group MG Company (Middlesex) [1941-1943]
     
     
[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, Messines 1914 '17 '18, 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, Pilckem, Langemarck 1917, Menin Road, Polygon Wood, Broodseinde, Poelcappelle, 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, Scimitar Hill, Gallipoli 1915, Rumani, Egypt 1915-17, 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, Bourguébus 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 [Commander in Chief]
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 [also Lancs Fus]
1897.03.24 Gen. Sir George Harry Smith Willis, GCB [also Devonshire Regt]
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
1965.03.31 Maj-Gen. Christopher Mark Morrice Man, CB, OBE, MC [continued 1966 as Dep. Col. Queen's Regt]
Victoria Crosses, by Mike Chapman (VC Reference).
VCs in the Middlesex Regimental Museum, by Iain Stewart.
Nominal Roll in South Africa 1899-1902, by Kevin Asplin
 
Motto: Ich dien
Nicknames:
Anniversaries: Albuhera (16 May)
Freedoms:
Marches:
Musicians:
Mascot:
Miscellaneous Tradition Links:
 

The Peterborough Rangers
1911-1936
The Wentworth Regiment
1911-1936
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 Museums Ogilby Trust)
The Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment Museum, Dover (Army Museums Ogilby Trust)
The Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment Museum, Dover (Simonides listing)
Regimental Journal:
The diehards.
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.]
  Ward, John. With the "Die-hards" in Siberia. London : Cassell, 1920. [published simultaneously: New York : Doran] {Project Gutenberg e-text}

Second World War: