Royal Berkshire Regiment - An obituary concerning Brigadier Kenneth Pearce Smith, taken from the Daily Telegraph (Copyright) and dated Friday the 26th of July 1985. The document is a photocopy and there is also an extra copy enclosed with it.
Royal Berkshire Regiment - Obituary in the form of a newspaper cutting (Copyright) concerning the life of Lieutenant Colonel Anthony Charles Simmonds who joined the Royal Berkhire Regiment in 1931. The cutting is from The Independent and is dated the 26th of January 1999.
2nd Bn, Wiltshire Regiment - A Daily Telegraph obituary (Copyright), dated 1st November 2005, for Captain Frank Wells, MC. He served throughout the Sicily and Italian Campaigns in the 2nd World War, mainly in "C" Company. The item includes a photograph of Captain Wells in uniform.
1st Bn, Wiltshire Regiment - Photocopies of Newspaper cuttings (Copyright) with images of Private Kenneth Barrington. He was a National Serviceman who served with the Battalion in Germany and Hong Kong. His father was a soldier in the Royal Berkshire Regiment and Ken Barrington was born in Brock Barracks, Reading. Ken Barrington played cricket for Surrey and England. He died in 1981.
4th Bn, Royal Berkshire Regiment - A Daily Telegraph obituary, (Copyright) dated 9th December 2004, for Brigadier Bob Flood. He joined the 4th Battalion before the start of the 2nd World War joining HQ Company under the command of Douglas Jardine, the England Cricketer He came off the beaches of Dunkirk with what remained of the Battalion. He was awarded the Miltary Cross. Later in the War he joined the Parachute Regiment. The item contains a photo of Brigadier Flood
Royal Berkshire Regiment - An obituary, from the Independent (Copyright) dated 24th December 2004, for Richard Best. In 1940 he was called up into the Royal Berkshire Regiment, remaining with them until 1942 when he joined the Army Film Unit. He went on to edit 'Desert Victory' winning an Oscar in the process. He took part in many films including 'The Dam Busters'. The item includes an photo of him
2nd Bn, Wiltshire Regiment - A Daily Telegraph obituary (Copyright), dated 25th September 2004, for Brigadier Denis Ballantine MC who served throughout the 2nd World War with the 2nd Battalion. He was the second Commanding Officer of the 1st Bn, Duke of Edinburgh's Royal Regiment in 1960. He retired in 1972.
5th Bn, Royal Berkshire Regiment -. A cutting from the Daily Telegraph (Copyright) dated the 6th April 2005, covering the obituary for Major Basil Tarrant MC who came ashore on the 6th June 1944 on D Day and was later transferred to the 5th Bn, Wiltshire Regiment as a 'Battlefield replacement'. He was with the Wiltshires when he won his Military Cross. After being wounded he saw no further action. (Caution - some of the information in the obituary is incorrect). He was the father of Christopher Tarrant, the Television presenter (of "Who wants to be a Millionaire" fame). This item contains an image
8th Bn, Royal Berkshire Regiment - Two Newspaper obituaries (Copyright) for L/Corporal James Lovell MM (Military Medal). He died in 2004 and was the last surviving member of the Battalion. It contains a photograph of Corporal Lovell.
4th Bn, Royal Berkshire Regiment - A Times newspaper obituary (Copyright), dated 5 June 2002, relating to the death of John Garton, an Oxford blue and the mainstay of the Henley regatta from 1966 to 1977. He served as a wartime officer in the 4th Battalion, fighting at Dunkirk. The clipping contains an image of Garton.
1st Bn, Royal Berkshire Regiment - An Obituary from the Daily Telegraph (Copyright) August 2002 relating to the death of Bruce Guimararns. He was commissioned into the Regiment in 1953, but was seconded to the 3rd Bn, Royal West African Frontier Force in Ghana. He was a National Service Officer.
5rh Bn, Wiltshire Regiment - Article from the Salisbury Journal (Copyright) of the 17th October 2002 concerning the death of Lieutenent Frank Eyres, DCM MM. This article contains two phototgraphs of him, one in uniform and one later in life.
2nd Bn, Wiltshire Regiment - A photocopy of a newspaper obituary (Copyright) for Frank Wells MC. He won an immediate Military Cross in 1943 in Sicily. The article contains an image of Frank Wells in uniform.
Duke of Edinburgh's Royal Regiment - An obituary from The Times, (Copyright) dated 4 October 2005, for Colonel F H B Boshell who died 23 September 2005, age 84. The item contains an image of Colonel Boshell. 2 copies.
Wiltshire Regiment - An obituary of Major Edward Athelstan Halford who was born in 1898. While in France he was shot down and taken prisoner. After the 1st World War he served in Hong Kong. During the 2nd World War he served in the Middle East and South Africa.
Wiltshire Regiment - A daily Telegraph obituary for Peter Wand-Tetley dated Thursday 22nd May 2002 (Copyright). He joined the Regiment from the Honourable Artillery Company and later joined the Number 3 Special Service Battalion (Commandoes). He later won the Military Cross.
1st Bn, Duke of Edinburgh?s Royal Regiment - An obituary from the Times newspaper (Copyright) for Colonel F.H.B. Boshell. He served in the Royal Berkshire Regiment during the Burma Campaign, and later commanded the 1st Battalion Duke of Edinburgh?s Royal Regiment. He died on the 23rd September 2005, age 84. This item includes a photograph.
4th Bn, Royal Berkshire Regiment - Obituary for Dudley Reginald Thomas Reddrop who was a member of the Royal Berkshire Regiment between 1939 and 1945. The document is dated 1999 and is a photocopy of the original newspaper cutting along with a copy of the cutting, the name of the publication is unknown.
...1916 the 1st Royal Berkshire war diary entry reads:
At 2am received orders to arrange Rifle Grenade attack for 2.30pm. 12 parties of 3 men each under 2nd Lieut Steward and Dymore Brown told off. They had to go into the Suffolks area to fire. They fired for 20 minutes with some success. 2nd Lt Dymored Brown...
France, In Trenches around Givenchy and Le Plantin