Bibliography

Inexpensive handbooks are available that give assistance and advice in locating Army records. Family Tree Magazine, published monthly, contains a centre pull out section of books and other publications available to help with research.

Below are listed a selection of books dealing with the history of specific units. Some of these are available from the Museum Shop.

TABLE 1 – THE ROYAL BERKSHIRE REGIMENT (49th and 66th Regiments of Foot)

Serial Publication Title/Author Unit(s) Period Covered Publisher/Date
(a) (b) (c) (d) (e)
1. The 66th Berkshire Regiment: A Brief History of Its Services at Home and Abroad from 1758-1881 (J Percy GROVES) 66th Regiment of Foot 1758-1881 Joseph J Beecroft, Reading, 1887
2. Life and Recollections of Major HM Davenport from 1835-1850 (DAVENPORT) 66th Regiment of Foot 1835-1850 Hatchards, 187 Piccadilly, London, 1869
3. A Veteran of 1812 (The Life of James Fitzgibbons) (FITZGIBBONS) 49th Regiment of Foot 1799-1826 William Briggs, Toronto, Canada, 1894
4. The History of the Royal Berkshire Regiment (Princess Charlotte of Wales’s) 1920-1947 (Brigadier Gordon BLIGHT) R BERKS 1920-1947 Staples Press, London, 1953
5. The Royal Berkshire Regiment (The 49th/66th Regiment of Foot) (Major F MYATT MC) R BERKS 1743-1959 Hamish Hamilton, London, 1968
6. History of the Royal Berkshire Militia (Now 3rd Battalion, Royal Berkshire Regiment) (Emma THOYTS) Royal Berkshire Militia 1758-1881 Joseph Hawkes, Reading, 1897
7. The Royal Berkshire Regiment (Princess Charlotte of Wales’s), Vol. 1 (F Loraine PETRE) R BERKS 1743-1914 Brock Barracks, Reading, 1925
8. The Royal Berkshire Regiment (Princess Charlotte of Wales’s), Vol. 2 (F Loraine PETRE) R BERKS 1914-1918 Brock Barracks, Reading, 1925
9. The Royal Berkshire Regiment (Princess Charlotte of Wales’s), Vol. 1 (F Loraine PETRE) R BERKS 1743-1914 Parchment Printing, Oxford, 2005
10. The Royal Berkshire Regiment (Princess Charlotte of Wales’s), Vol. 2 (F Loraine PETRE) R BERKS 1914-1918 Parchment Printing, Oxford, 2005
11. A Short Regimental History: The Royal Berkshire Regiment R BERKS 1743-1953 Reading, 1953
12. 4/6th Battalion, the Royal Berkshire Regiment (TA): A Short History of the Origins and Formation of the 4th/6th Battalion, the Royal Berkshire Regiment, Territorial Army, 1859-1959 (Lieutenant PC STEVENS) 4th/6th R BERKS (TA) 1859-1959 Goddard-Lawrence, West Ealing, London, 1959
13. A Short History of the Royal Berkshire Regiment (Princess Charlotte of Wales’s) (WO2 JE PERRY) R BERKS 1714-1914 (Part 1) 1914-1939 (Part 2) Crown Press, Reading, 1939
14. Notes for Instructors on the History of the 49th and 66th, 1st and 2nd Battalions the Royal Berkshire Regiment (Princess Charlotte of Wales’s (Captains H PAWLE and VG STOKES) R BERKS 1743-1917 Bradley and Son, Reading, 1917
15. The Royal Berkshire Regiment 1743-1914, by Martin McIntyre. Photographic  R BERKS 1743-1914 Tempus Publishing, Gloucestershire, 2006
16. The Royal Berkshire Regiment 1914-1959, by Martin McIntyre. Photographic.   R BERKS 1914-1959 Tempus Publishing, Gloucestershire, 2005
17. Adventures of an Ancient Warrior (Brigadier K PEARCE SMITH) 1, 2 & 6 R BERKS 1914-1945 Stones Printers, Milford-on-Sea, 1984
18. Responding to the Call (Kitchener Battalions of the Royal Berkshire Regiment 1915) R BERKS 1915 University of Reading, 1995
19. On the Somme (Kitchener Battalions of the Royal Berkshire Regiment 1916) R BERKS 1916 University of Reading, 1996
20. Arras to Cambrai (Kitchener Battalions of the Royal Berkshire Regiment 1917) R BERKS 1917 University of Reading, 1997
21. Their Duty Done (Kitchener Battalions of the Royal Berkshire Regiment 1918) R BERKS 1918 University of Reading, 1998
22. The China Dragon’s Tales – The 1st Battalion the Royal Berkshire Regiment in the Great War 1 R BERKS 1914-1918 RGBW Museum and Wardrobe Trust; printed by Parchment Printing, Oxford, 2004
23. The 2nd Battalion the Royal Berkshire Regiment in World War One 2 R BERKS 1914-1918 Tempus Publishing, Gloucestershire, 2005
24. The War Service of the 1/4th Royal Berkshire Regiment (TF) (CRMF CRUTTWELL) 1/4 R BERKS 1914-1918 Basil Blackwell, Oxford, 1922
25. War Diary of the 1st Battalion the Royal Berkshire Regiment 1 R BERKS 1914-1919 Museum, 2006
26. War Diary of the 2nd Battalion the Royal Berkshire Regiment 2 R BERKS 1914-1919 Museum, 2006
27. War Diary of the 1/4th Battalion the Royal Berkshire Regiment 1/4 R BERKS 1915-1919 Museum, 2006
28. War Diary of the 2/4th Battalion the Royal Berkshire Regiment 2/4 R BERKS 1915-1919 Museum, 2006
29. War Diary of the 5th Battalion the Royal Berkshire Regiment 5 R BERKS 1915-1919 Museum, 2006
30. War Diary of the 6th Battalion the Royal Berkshire Regiment 6 R BERKS 1915-1919 Museum, 2006
31. War Diary of the 7th Battalion the Royal Berkshire Regiment 7 R BERKS 1915-1919 Museum, 2006
32. War Diary of the 8th Battalion the Royal Berkshire Regiment 8 R BERKS 1915-1919 Museum, 2006
33. Land-locked Lake (Lieutenant Colonel HANBURY SPARROW) 1 & 2 R BERKS 1914-1918 Hazzell, Watson & Viney Ltd., 1932
34. War Diary of the 1st Battalion the Royal Berkshire Regiment 1 R BERKS 1940-1946 Museum, 2006
35. War Diary of the 2nd Battalion the Royal Berkshire Regiment 2 R BERKS 1943-1946 Museum, 2006
36. War Diary of the 5th Battalion the Royal Berkshire Regiment 5 R BERKS 1943-1946 Museum, 2006
37. War Diary of the 10th Battalion the Royal Berkshire Regiment 10 R BERKS 1940-1944 Museum, 2007
38. War Diary of the 30th Battalion the Royal Berkshire Regiment 30 R BERKS 1944-1945 Museum, 2006
39. China Dragons: A Rifle Company at War (John HILL) 2 R BERKS 1944-1945 Blandford Books, London, 1991
40. China Dragons: A Rifle Company at War (John HILL) 2 R BERKS 1944-1945 Blandford Books, London, 2005 (Re-print of 1991 edition)
41. Slim’s Burma Boys (John HILL) 2 R BERKS 1944-1945 Spellmount Publishing, 2007
42. The Fighting Tenth: A Short History of the 10th Battalion, Royal Berkshire Regiment, 1940-1944 (David RC WEST) 10 R BERKS 1940-1944 10th Royal Berkshires Reunion Committee, Marlborough, 1950
43. The Fighting Tenth: A Short History of the 10th Battalion, Royal Berkshire Regiment, 1940-1944 (David RC WEST) 10 R BERKS 1940-1944 Museum, 2005 (Re-print of 1950 edition, with the battalion war diary added)
44. The Last Twelve Years (Major F MYATT MC) R BERKS 1947-1959 Museum and Wardrobe Trust in collaboration with RHQ DERR, 1988
45. The Last Twelve Years (Major F MYATT MC) R BERKS 1947-1959 University of Reading, 2005 (reprint 0f 44) 

TABLE 2 – THE WILTSHIRE REGIMENT (62nd and 99th Regiments of Foot)

Serial Publication Unit(s) Period Publisher
(a) (b) (c) (d) (e)
1. Historical Records of the 62nd, or the 1st Wiltshire Regiment (Garnett Blennerhassett O’CONNOR) 62nd Regiment of Foot 1745-1885 J May, Aldershot, 1885
2. The Springers (HMC) 62nd Regiment of Foot 1760-1814 William Carson, Dublin, published (about) late nineteenth century
3. From Calcutta to Pekin (Captain JH DUNNE) 99th Regiment of Foot Feb-Nov 1860 Sampson Low, London, 1861
4. From Calcutta to Pekin (Captain JH DUNNE) 99th Regiment of Foot Feb-Nov 1860 Museum reprint, 2002
5. Soldiering Fifty Years Ago: Australia in the Forties (Major DE WINTON) 99th Regiment of Foot 1840. European Mail, London, 1898
6. Soldiering Fifty Years Ago: Australia in the Forties (Major DE WINTON) 99th Regiment of Foot 1840. Museum reprint, 2002
7. The Story of the Wiltshire Regiment (Duke of Edinburgh’s), the 62nd and 99th Foot (1756-1959) (Colonel NCE KENRICK) WILTS 1756-1959 Gale and Polden, Aldershot, 1963
8. Historical Retrospect of the Wiltshire Regiment: Formerly the 62nd and 99th Foot and the Royal Wiltshire Militia (HMC) WILTS & Royal Wiltshire Militia 1756-1881 Gale and Polden, Aldershot, 1899
9. The First Battalion Duke of Edinburgh’s Wiltshire Regiment: Illustrated with a Short Extract from the Records of the Regiment 1 WILTS 1756-1882 Fred Bremner, Quetta, Baluchistan, 1899
10. A Short History of the Wiltshire Regiment (Duke of Edinburgh’s), (62nd and 99th Foot) from(1756-1918) (Lieutenant Colonel Bt. RMT GILLSON DSO) WILTS 1756-1918 Gale and Polden, London, 1921 and 1926
11. Pictorial Souvenir of the Duke of Edinburgh’s 2nd Battalion, 4th Wiltshire Regiment 2/4 WILTS 1743-1915 British Historical and Art Publishing Company, Poona, India, 1915
12. Second Battalion the Wiltshire Regiment (Duke of Edinburgh’s) Centenary image book  2 WILTS 1760-1925 Bangalore, India, 1924
13. The History of the First Volunteer Battalion (Duke of Edinburgh’s), the Wiltshire Regiment (Colonel FGF BROWNE and Captain FC WHITING) 1 WILTS Rifle Volunteers 1914-1919 Bennett Brothers, Salisbury, 1919
14. The Wiltshire Regiment (the 62nd and 99th Regiments of Foot) (Lieutenant Colonel Tom GIBSON) WILTS 1756-1959 Leo Cooper, London, 1969
15. With the 2/4 Wilts to India (JW GALE) 2/4 WILTS 1914-1919 JW Gale, Marlborough, 1934
16. The Wiltshire Regiment 1756-1914 (Martin McINTYRE) Photographic  WILTS 1756-1914 Tempus Publishing, Gloucestershire, 2007
17. The Wiltshire Regiment 1914-1959 (Martin McINTYRE) Photographic.  WILTS 1914-1959 Tempus Publishing, Gloucestershire, 2006
18. The1/4th Battalion the Wiltshire Regiment, 1914-1919 (Lieutenant George BLICK) 1/4 WILTS 1914-1919 Butler and Tanner, Frome, Dorset and London, 1933
19. 1st Bn Wiltshire Regiment in the Great War (Edwin ASTILL) 1 WILTS 1914-1918 Museum and Edwin Astill, 2005
20. The 2nd Battalion Wiltshire Regiment (99th): A Record of Their Fighting in the Great War, 1914-1918 (Major W Scott SHEPHERD) 2 WILTS 1914-1918 Gale and Polden, Aldershot, 1927
21. War Diary of the 1st Battalion the Wiltshire Regiment 1 WILTS 1914-1919 Museum, 2006
22. War Diary of the 2nd Battalion the Wiltshire Regiment 2 WILTS 1914-1919 Museum, 2006
23. War Diary of the 5th Battalion the Wiltshire Regiment 5 WILTS 1915-1919 Museum, 2006
24. War Diary of the 6th Battalion the Wiltshire Regiment 6 WILTS 1915-1919 Museum, 2006
25. A History of the 5th (Service) Battalion, Wiltshire Regiment 1914-1919 (Paula PERRY) 5 WILTS 1914-1919 Museum, 2007
26. War Diary of the 1st Battalion the Wiltshire Regiment 1 WILTS 1942-1946 Museum, 2006
27. War Diary of the 2nd Battalion the Wiltshire Regiment 2 WILTS 1939-1946 Museum, 2006
28. War Diary of the 4th Battalion the Wiltshire Regiment 4 WILTS 1944-1946 Museum, 2006
29. War Diary of the 5th Battalion the Wiltshire Regiment 5 WILTS 1944-1946 Museum, 2006
30. A Conscript at War (LC PINNER) 4 WILTS 1940-1946 Museum, 1998
31. The Long, Long Road to Victory (J HILLIER) 2 WILTS 1940-1946 J Hillier, Trowbridge, Wilts, 1995
32. The Story of C Company, 4th Battalion the Wiltshire Regiment (the Duke of Edinburgh’s) from 6th June to 22nd July 1944 (ASP JEANS) 4 WILTS 194. Unpublished, 1990
33. Private Young’s War 4 WILTS 1921-1946 Museum, 2004
34. The Maroon Square: A History of the 4th Battalion the Wiltshire Regiment (Duke of Edinburgh’s) in North-West Europe 1939-1946 (Major AD PARSONS, DIM ROBBINS and DC GILSON) 4 WILTS 1939-1946 Franey, London, 1955
35. The Fifth Battalion, the Wiltshire Regiment in North-West Europe, June 1944-May 1945 (Captain JS McMATH) 5 WILTS 1944-1945 Whitefriars Press, London, 1950s
36. Sergeant Rogers Day (Brigadier DE BALLANTINE) 2 WILTS 1939-1944 The Wiltshire Regiment, published (about) 1989

TABLE 3 – THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH’S ROYAL REGIMENT (BERKSHIRE AND WILTSHIRE)

Serial Publication Unit(s) Period Publisher
(a) (b) (c) (d) (e)
1. The Duke of Edinburgh’s Royal Regiment (Berkshire and Wiltshire) (Captain JA BARROW) DERR 1959-1971 Exeter, 1971
2. Cold War Warriors: The Story of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Royal Regiment (Berkshire and Wiltshire), 9th June 1959-27th April 1994 (Lieutenant Colonel DJA STONE) DERR 1743-1994 Leo Cooper, Pen & Sword, Barnsley, 1998
3. The Duke of Edinburgh’s Royal Regiment (Berkshire and Wiltshire) by Martin McIntyre, Photographic.   DERR 1959-1994 Tempus Publishing, Gloucestershire, 2007
4. The Duke of Edinburgh’s Royal Regiment (Berkshire and Wiltshire): Two Famous Regiments R BERKS and WILTSHIRES 1743-1959 Leo Cooper, London, 1970 (for RHQ DERR)
5. 1st Battalion The Duke of Edinburgh’s Royal Regiment (Berkshire and Wiltshire) Tenth Anniversary Commemorative Publication DERR 1959-1969 JCC Bruns, West Germany
6. The Duke of Edinburgh’s Royal Regiment: County Regiment of Berkshire and Wiltshire DERR 1881-1978 Beric Tempest & Co Ltd., St. Ives, 1980
7. The Story of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Royal Regiment (Berkshire and Wiltshire) DERR 1743-1991 Beric Tempest & Co Ltd., St. Ives, 1992
8. The Duke of Edinburgh’s Royal Regiment (Berkshire and Wiltshire): County Regiment of Berkshire and Wiltshire DERR 1881-1991 Castle Print, Richmond, North Yorkshire
9. The Duke of Edinburgh’s Royal Regiment (Berkshire and Wiltshire): June 1959-June 1989 – 30th Anniversary Celebrations, 14th July 1989 DERR 1959-1989 Hong Kong, 1989
10. The Duke of Edinburgh’s Royal Regiment (Berkshire and Wiltshire): Hong Kong Commemorative Brochure – January 1988-August 1990 1 DERR 1839-1990 Hong Kong, 1990
11. 1st Battalion, the Duke of Edinburgh’s Royal Regiment (Berkshire and Wiltshire): Fermanagh Roulement Battalion, Northern Ireland, 10 December 1990-4 May 1991 1 DERR 1990-1991 Castle Print, Richmond, North Yorkshire, 1991

TABLE 4 – THE ROYAL GLOUCESTERSHIRE, BERKSHIRE AND WILTSHIRE REGIMENT (and RGBWLI)

Serial Publication Unit(s) Period Publisher
(a) (b) (c) (d) (e)
1. Our Laurels Are Green: A Brief History of the Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire and Wiltshire Regiment (Robin GRIST) RGBW 1694-1996 Forces & Corporate Publishing Ltd., Rushden, Northamptonshire, 1997
2. Operation HERRICK 3: Afghanistan September 2005 – April 2006 1 RGBWLI 2005-2006 RHQ RGBWLI