6th Battalion, The West Yorkshire Regiment [UK]
Authors and Contributors this page: T.F. Mills
Page created 1 September 2003. Corrected and updated 30.12.2004
 
6th Battalion,
The West Yorkshire Regiment
1859-1955
 
United Kingdom 
  Titles & Lineage
  History & War Service
  Battle Honours
  Colours, Standards and Guidons

  Badges and Uniforms
  Colonels
 Traditions
 Bibliography

Note: This is a battalion history of the part-time reserves, which are normally liable for full-time active service only in an emergency. See the main regimental page(s) as linked below for more information.
How to find information about individuals who served in this corps
 
  Titles and Lineage English County Index
Alphabetic Index of Titles
 
  1860.02.24 3rd Yorkshire West Riding Rifle Volunteer Corps
formed at Bradford by amalgamation of existing units, and raising of two new companies (21 Feb. 1860)
   
  • 5th Yorkshire West Riding Rifle Volunteer Corps at Bradford, raised 28 Sep. 1859
  • 6th Yorkshire West Riding Rifle Volunteer Corps at Bradford, raised 27 Sep. 1859
  1860.05.02 fifth company raised
  1860.10.09 sixth company at Eccleshill formed from 24th Corps (raised 27 Feb. 1860)
  18uu sixth and seventh companies raised
  1881.07.01 volunteer battalion of The Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment)
  1887.12.01 2nd Volunteer Battalion, The Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment)
HQ at Bradford
  1900 ninth (cyclist) company raised
  1908.04.01 6th Battalion, The Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment)
transferred to T.F. with HQ at Bradford
  1915.03 1/6th Battalion, The Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment)
  1920.03.20 6th Battalion, The West Yorkshire Regimen (The Prince of Wales's Own)
reconstituted in T.A. with HQ at Bradford
  1937.11.01 49th (The West Yorkshire Regiment) Anti-Aircraft Battalion, RE
 
  • 395 Company at Bradford
  • 396 Company at Bradford
  • 397 Company at Bradford
  • 398 Company at Bradford
  1940.08.01 49th Searchlight Regiment, RA (The West Yorkshire Regiment)
   
  • 395 Company at Bradford
  • 396 Company at Bradford
  • 397 Company at Bradford
  • 398 Company at Bradford
  1944.10.16 49th Garrison Regiment, RA (The West Yorkshire Regiment)
  1944.02.13 601st Regiment, RA (The West Yorkshire Regiment)
  1947.01.01 584th (Mobile) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment, RA (6th West Yorkshire)
reconstituted in T.A. with HQ at Bradford
  1954.01.01 584th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, RA (6th West Yorkshire)
  1955.03.10 amalgamated with 270th (West Riding) Field Regiment, RA to form 370th (West Riding) Field Regiment, RA
     
     
  History (Links) & War Service Introduction to Volunteers
History:
49 (The West Yorkshire Regiment) SL Rgt RA (TA), by Derek Barton (The Royal Artillery 1939-45)
   
Deployment and War Service of Units:
 
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  Battle Honours Index of Battle Honours
Index of Wars

South Africa 1900-02

  Colours, Standards and Guidons Introduction to Colours
Record of Colours:
  Uniforms and Badges
   
Badges:
Uniform: scarlet; facings: dark green (1860-88), white (1888-1904), buff (1904-14)
   
   
     
   
   
  Honorary Colonels Index of Royal Colonels
1899.08.16 Col. J.G. Wilson, CB
1902.12.03 Col. Edward Stevenson Browne, VC
1907.10.01 Hon. Col. Sir G.C. Helme, KCB, CMG
1927.11.23 Col. J.H. Hastings, DSO, OBE, TD
1932.11.23 Bt. Col. H.L. Anderton, TD
  Traditions
 
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