1st Battalion, The Monmouthshire Regiment [UK]
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Authors and Contributors this page: T.F. Mills
Page created 15 July 2000. Corrected and updated 16.08.2004
 
 
1st Battalion,
The Monmouthshire Regiment
1860-1971
 
United Kingdom 
  Titles & Lineage
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  Battle Honours
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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 1st Administrative Battalion, Monmouthshire Rifle Volunteers
formed at Newport to administer existing corps:
 
  • 1st Monmouthshire Rifle Volunteer Corps at Chepstow, raised 9 Sep. 1859
  • 3rd Monmouthshire Rifle Volunteer Corps at Newport, raised 11 Feb. 1860
  • 4th Monmouthshire Rifle Volunteer Corps at Tredegar, raised 17 Feb. 1860; disbanded Mar. 1864; new 4th Corps raised 1866 in 2nd Admin Bn
  • 10th Monmouthshire Rifle Volunteer Corps at Risca, raised 19 Nov. 1860; disbanded 1875
  • 11th Monmouthshire Rifle Volunteer Corps at Tredegar, raised 12 Oct. 1878
1880.03.16 1st Monmouthshire Rifle Volunteer Corps
consolidated with HQ at Newport
 
  • A Company at Chepstow, former 1st Corps
  • B Company at Newport, formed from 2nd Corps
  • C Company at Newport, formed from 2nd Corps
  • D Company at Pantegmister, formed from 3rd Corps
  • E Company at Pantegmister, formed from 3rd Corps
  • F Company at Tredegar, former 11th Corps
  • G Company at Bassaleg, newly raised
1881.07.01 volunteer battalion of The South Wales Borderers
1885.07.01 2nd Volunteer Battalion, The South Wales Borderers
<1900> eighth-eleventh coys raised
1908.04.01 1st Battalion, The Monmouthshire Regiment
transferred to T.F. with HQ at Newport, part of the corps of The South Wales Borderers (Tredegar coy moved to 3rd Bn)
 
  • A Company at Newport (det at Caerleon)
  • B Company at Newport
  • C Company at Newport (det at Rogerstone)
  • D Company at Newport
  • E Company at Chepstow (dets at Sudbrook and Itton Court)
  • F Company at Abergoed
  • G Company at Rhymney (det at New Tredegar)
  • H Company at Blackwood (det at Ynysddu)
1915.03 1/1st Battalion, The Monmouthshire Regiment
renumbered on formation of 2/1st Battalion
1920.02.07 reconstituted in T.A. with HQ at Newport
 
  • A Company at ?
  • B Company at ?
  • C Company at ?
  • D Company at ?
1929 1st (Rifle) Battalion, The Monmouthshire Regiment
1938.11.01 1st (Rifle) Battalion, The Monmouthshire Regiment (58th Searchlight Regiment)
 
  • 453 Company at Newport
  • 454 Company at Newport
  • 455 Company at Newport
1940.08.01 68th (The Monmouthshire Regiment) Searchlight Regiment, RA
 
  • 453 Battery at Newport
  • 454 Battery at Newport
  • 455 Battery at Newport
1942.02.18 68th Searchlight Regiment, RA (The Monmouthshire Regiment)
1944.11.01 68th Garrison Regiment, RA (The Monmouthshire Regiment)
1945.02.13 609th Regiment, RA (The Monmouthshire Regiment)
1947.04.01 603rd (Mixed) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment, RA (1st (Rifle) Bn The Monmouthshire Regiment)
reconstituted in T.A. with HQ at Newport
1955.03.10 P (1st Monmouthshire) Battery, 283rd Field Regiment, RA
1961.05.01 R (1st Monmouthshire) Battery, 282nd (Glamorgan/Monmouth) Field Regiment, RA
1967.04.01 D (Monmouthshire) Troop, 211 (South Wales) Battery, 104th Light Air Defence Regiment, RA
battery disbanded and concurrently reconstituted as a single troop in TAVR II at Newport
1992.05 D Troop disbanded and Monmouthshire Rifles lineage discontinued
  History (Links) & War Service Introduction to Volunteers
History:
The Monmouthshire Regiment, by Chris Baker (The British Army in the Great War).
The Monmouthshire Regiment, by Brad Chappell (The Regimental Warpath 1914-1918)
World War 1 - 1st, 2nd and 3rd Battalions Monmouthshire Regiment TF (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 (11 battalions):  Ypres 1915 '17 '18, Gravenstafel, St. Julien, Frezenberg, Bellewaarde, Somme 1916, Albert 1916, Arras 1917, Scarpe 1917, Pilckem, Langemarck 1917, Poelcappelle, Cambrai 1917 '18, Lys, Messines 1918, Hindenburg Line, St. Quentin Canal, Beaurevoir, Courtrai, Sambre, France and Flanders 1914-18, Aden

The Second World War: [as artillery, 1st Bn was not eligible for battle honours; see 2nd Bn for honours of other battalions]

  Colours, Standards and Guidons Introduction to Colours
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  Uniforms and Badges
   
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  Honorary Colonels Index of Royal Colonels
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  Traditions
 
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