The North Staffordshire Regiment (The Prince of Wales's) [UK]
Authors and Contributors this page: T.F. Mills
Page created 15 July 2000. Corrected and updated 30.10.2005
The  North Staffordshire Regiment 
(The Prince of Wales's)
crest and tie
by A. Melville-Brown
United Kingdom 
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1881.07.01 The Prince of Wales's (North Staffordshire Regiment)
organised as the county regiment of North Staffordshire, encompassing its Militia and Volunteer infantry [see below] and uniting two regular battalions:
1921.01.01 The North Staffordshire Regiment (The Prince of Wales's)
1959.01.31 amalgamated with The South Staffordshire Regiment, to form The Staffordshire Regiment (The Prince of Wales's)
The North Staffordshire Regiment, by Chris Baker (The British Army in the Great War).
The North Staffordshire Regiment, by Brad Chappell (The Regimental Warpath 1914-1918)
  RHQ and Depot:
    64th Regimental District at Lichfield [1881-1905]
    K Group, at Oswestry [1946-1948]
    Mercian Brigade, at Lichfield [1948-1959]
    1st Battalion [1881-1959]
    2nd Battalion [1881-1949]
Militia and Special Reserve:
3rd Battalion (King's Own (2nd Staffordshire) Militia) [1881-1953]
4th Battalion (King's Own (3rd Staffordshire) Militia) [1881-1953]
Territorials and Volunteers:
1st Volunteer Battalion [1881-1908]
2nd Volunteer Battalion [1881-1908]
5th Battalion [1908-1936]
6th Battalion [1908-1961]
Hostilities-Only Units (First and Second World War, including T.A. duplicates):
2/5th Battalion [1914-1918]
5th (Reserve) Battalion [1915-1919]
2/6th Battalion [1914-1918]
6th (Reserve) Battalion [1915-1916]
7th (Service) Battalion [1914-1919]
7th Battalion [1939-1947]
8th (Service) Battalion [1914-1919]
8th Battalion [1940-1942]
9th (Service) Battalion [1914-1919]
9th Battalion [1940-1942]
10th (Reserve) Battalion [1914-1916]
11th (Reserve) Battalion [1914-1916]
12th (Garrison) Battalion [1918-1919]
7th (Service) Battalion [1914-1919]
1st Garrison Battalion [1916-1919]
2nd (Home Service) Garrison Battalion [1916-1917]
[combined battle honours of 64th Regiment and 98th Regiment, plus:]

Guadeloupe 17591, Martinique 17941, Hafir, South Africa 1900-02

The Great War [17 battalions]:  Aisne 1914 '18, Armentières 1914, Loos, Somme 1916 '18, Albert 1916 '18, Bazentin, Delville Wood, Pozières, Guillemont, Ancre Heights, Ancre 1916, Arras 1917, Scarpe 1917, Arleux, Messines 1917 '18, Ypres 1917 '18, Pilckem, Langemarck 1917, Menin Road, Polygon Wood, Broodseinde, Poelcappelle, Passchendaele, Cambrai 1917 '18, St. Quentin, Bapaume 1918, Rosières, Avre, Lys, Bailleul, Kemmel, Hindenburg Line, Havrincourt, Canal du Nord, St. Quentin Canal, Beaurevoir, Courtrai, Selle, Valenciennes, Sambre, France and Flanders 1914-18, Suvla, Sari Bair, Gallipoli 1915-16, Egypt 1916, Tigris 1916, Kut al Amara 1917, Baghdad, Mesopotamia 1916 '18, Baku, Persia 1918, N W Frontier India 1915

Afghanistan 1919

The Second World War:  Dyle, Defence of Escaut, Ypres-Comines Canal, Caen, Orne, Noyers, Mont Pincon, Brieux Bridgehead, North-West Europe 1940 '44, Djebel Kesskiss, Medjez Plain, Gueriat el Atch Ridge, Gab Gab Gap, North Africa 1943, Anzio, Carroceto, Rome, Advance to Tiber, Gothic Line, Marradi, Italy 1944-45, Burma 1943

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

1.  awarded 1909 for services of 64th Regiment.

Uniform: scarlet; facings: white (1881-1937), black (1937-1959)
1881 [1st Bn:] Gen. Charles Algernon Lewis
1881 [2nd Bn:] Gen. Sir Robert Percy Douglas, Bt.
1904.01.31 Gen. Francis Peyton, CB [also Welsh Regt]
1905.02.07 Gen. Sir George Digby Barker, GCB [also Seaforth Hldrs; Gov. Bermuda 1896-1902]
1911.08.20 Maj-Gen. Thomas Francis Lloyd
1921.11.09 Maj-Gen. Sir Arthur Reginald Hoskins, KCB, CMG, DSO
1936.05.30 Brig-Gen. Louis John Wyatt, DSO
1945.09.14 Maj-Gen. William Donovan Stamer, CB, CBE, DSO, MC
1955.06.01 Brig. (Hon. Maj-Gen.) Charles Roger Alan Swynnerton, CB, DSO [also Col. Cmdt. RWAFF; Cmdt. Nigeria Regt]
Victoria Crosses, by Mike Chapman (VC Reference).
VCs in the Staffordshire Regimental Museum, by Iain Stewart.
Private (later Company-Sergeant-Major) William Thompson M.M. (1/6th North Staffords) [WW1], by Andrew Thornton.
Anniversaries: Anzio (22 Jan.), Ypres (31 July)
Miscellaneous Tradition Links:

Le Régiment de Chateauguay

[no external sites have been found]
Staffordshire Regiment Museum, Lichfield (Army Museums Ogilby Trust)
Museum of the Staffordshire Regiment, Lichfield (Simonides listing)
Regimental Journal:
China dragon.
Full Histories:
Cook, Hugh C. B. The North Staffordshire Regiment : (The Prince of Wales's) (The 64th/98th Regiment of Foot). London : Leo Cooper Ltd, 1971. (Famous regiments) ISBN: 0850520568
Short Histories:
Second Battalion The Prince of Wales' North Staffordshire Regiment (late 98th Foot). Lahore : F. Bremner, 1908.
A short history of the Prince of Wales's (North Staffordshire Regt.). London : Gale & Polden, 1920.
Cook, Hugh C. B. The North Staffordshire Regiment, the Prince of Wales's : a short history, 1756-1945. Hednesford, Staffs. : A.D. Taylor, 1949.
The Staffordshire Regiment. Hemel Hempstead : Nexus Special Interests, 1995. (Regiment ; 7)
The Staffordshire Regiment (The Prince of Wales's), 1705-2005. Wallington : Grenadier Publishing, 2005. (Regiment ; 63)


Troughton, C. C. W. Historical records of the 3rd King's Own Staffordshire Militia : now at the 4th Battalion, the Prince of Wales's North Staffordshire Regiment. Lichfield : A.C. Lomax, 1894.
Troughton, C. C. W. Historical records of the 3rd K.0. Staffordshire Militia : now at the 4th Battalion, the Prince of Wales's North Staffordshire Regiment. 2nd ed. Lichfield : A.C. Lomax, 1903.


Meakin, Walter. The 5th North Staffords and the North Midland Territorials (The 46th and 59th Divisions) 1914-1919. Longton, Staffs. : Hughes & Harber, 1920.

First World War:

History of the 1st & 2nd Battalions, the North Staffordshire Regiment (the Prince of Wales'), 1914-1923. Longton, Staffs. : Hughes & Harber, Ltd., 1933.
Missen, Leslie R. The history of the 7th (Ser.) Bn. Prince of Wales's (North Staffordshire Regiment) 1914-1919. Cambridge, W. Heffer & Sons, Ltd., 1920.
Crewe, F. ; Dakeyne, Henry Wolryche. History of the 8th North Staffords : with four portraits, eight group photographs, six plans, and a large map of northern France. Longton, Staffs : Hughes & Harber, Ltd., 1921.
Special Topics:
Rosignoli, Guido ; Whitehouse, C.J. The Staffords, 1881-1978 : badges and uniforms. Cannock : Rosignoli, 1978.