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Authors and Contributors this page: T.F. Mills
Page created 15 July 2000. Corrected and updated 30.12.2004
3rd Battalion,
The Monmouthshire Regiment
United Kingdom 
  Titles & Lineage
  History & War Service
  Battle Honours
  Colours, Standards and Guidons

  Badges and Uniforms

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 Welsh County Index
Alphabetic Index of Titles
1860.09.20 2nd Administrative Battalion, Monmouthshire Rifle Volunteers
formed at Pontypool to administer existing corps:
  • 5th Monmouthshire Rifle Volunteer Corps at Pontypool (coy at Blaenavon), raised 11 Feb. 1860
  • 6th Monmouthshire Rifle Volunteer Corps at Monmouth, raised 29 Feb. 1860
  • 7th Monmouthshire Rifle Volunteer Corps at Newport, raised 1 Mar. 1860
  • 8th Monmouthshire Rifle Volunteer Corps at Usk, raised 14 June 1860
  • 9th Monmouthshire Rifle Volunteer Corps at Abergavenny, raised 11 Aug. 1860
1866 4th Monmouthshire RVC formed at Blaenavon by redesignation of Blaenavon coy of 5th Corps, replacing former 4th Corps of 1st Bn
1880.05.11 4th Monmouthshire Rifle Volunteer Corps
consolidated with HQ at Pontypool
  • A Company at Blaenavon, former 4th Corps
  • B Company at Pontypool, former 5th Corps
  • C Company at Monmouth, former 6th Corps
  • D Company at Newport, formed from 7th Corps
  • E Company at Newport, formed from 7th Corps
  • F Company at Newport, formed from 7th Corps
  • G Company at Usk, former 8th Corps
  • H Company at Abergavenny, former 9th Corps
1880.06.15 3rd Monmouthshire Rifle Volunteer Corps
1881.07.01 volunteer battalion of The South Wales Borderers
1885.07.01 4th Volunteer Battalion, The South Wales Borderers
<1900> ninth-tenth coys raised
1904 cadet corps formed at Monmouth Grammar School (affiliated 1911 to 2nd Bn)
1908.04.01 3rd Battalion, The Monmouthshire Regiment
transferred to T.F. with HQ at Abergavenny, part of the corps of The South Wales Borderers (Blaenavon coy moved to 2nd Bn)
  • A Company at Abergavenny
  • B Company at Ebbw Vale
  • C Company at Cwn
  • D Company at Sirhowy
  • E Company at Abertillery
  • F Company at Abertillery
  • G Company at Tredegar, moved from 1st Bn
  • H Company at Blaina
1915.03 1/3rd Battalion, The Monmouthshire Regiment
renumbered on formation of 2/3rd Battalion
1920.02.07 reconstituted in T.A. with HQ at Abergavenny
  • A Company at ?
  • B Company at ?
  • C Company at ?
  • D Company at ?
1922.01.31 3rd (Brecknockshire and Monmouthshire) Battalion, The Monmouthshire Regiment
absorbed The Brecknockshire Battalion
1939.03.31 subtitle omitted on formation of duplicate Brecknockshire Battalion, The Monmouthshire Regiment
1947.04.01 637th Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment, RA (3rd Bn The Monmouthshire Regiment)
reconstituted in T.A. with HQ at Abergavenny
1955.03.10 638th (Brecknockshire and Monmouthshire) Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, RA
absorbed duplicate 638 LAA Regt (Brecknock)
1961.05.01 absorbed Caerphilly bty of 282 HAA Regt and A Troop, 868 AA Reporting Battery RA without change of title
1961.10.04 638th (Brecknockshire and Monmouthshire) Regiment, RA
1964.03.18 638th (Brecknockshire and Monmouthshire) Light Air Defence Regiment, RA
1967.04.01 amalgamated with 282 (Glamorgan and Monmouthshire) Field Regt, RA, to form
211 (South Wales) Battery, 104th Light Air Defence Regiment, RA
  History (Links) & War Service Introduction to Volunteers
The Monmouthshire Regiment, by Chris Baker (The British Army in the Great War).
The Monmouthshire Regiment, by Brad Chappell (The Regimental Warpath 1914-1918)
pip World War 1 - 1st, 2nd and 3rd Battalions Monmouthshire Regiment TF (RRW Museum Fact Sheet)
pip World War 2 - 3rd Battalion Monmouthshire Regiment TA (RRW Museum Fact Sheet)
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Deployment and War Service of Units:
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Biography and Gallantry Awards:
Victoria Crosses, by Mike Chapman (VC Reference).
Associations, Forums and Re-Enactors:
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Museums, Monuments, Memorials and Chapels:
South Wales Borderers and Monmouthshire Regiment Museum, Brecon (Army Museums Ogilby Trust)
South Wales Borderers and Monmouthsire Regiment Museum, Brecon (Simonides site)
  Battle Honours Index of Battle Honours
Index of Wars

South Africa 1900-02

The Great War: [see 1st Bn for honours won by 11 battalions]

The Second World War:  [see 2nd Bn for honours won]

  Colours, Standards and Guidons Introduction to Colours
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Record of Colours:
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  Uniforms and Badges
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  Honorary Colonels Index of Royal Colonels
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  Col. (Hon. Brig.) F. W. Baston, DL
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  Bibliography How To Find Books
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