Synonyms for cheshires or Related words with cheshires
Examples of "cheshires"
In 2014, the 3rd Battalion, Mercian Regiment was merged with the 1st and 2nd battalions, to create the 1st and 2nd battalions, Mercian Regiment (
, Worcesters and Sherwood Foresters, and Staffords).
A communication tunnel was used to contact troops near the new crater and during the afternoon, troops from the 9th
of the 19th Division began to move forward and a doctor was sent from the Field Ambulance during the night. By on 2 July, most of the 9th
had reached the crater and the German trenches adjacent, from which they repulsed several German counter-attacks during the night and the morning. On the evening of 2 July, the evacuation of wounded began and on 3 July, troops from the crater and the vicinity pushed forward to the south-east, occupying a small area against slight opposition.
The brigade arrived in England on 30 June and went to Mytchett Camp, Aldershot. Soon after, the T.C. battalions left the brigade (10th
and 8th Leicesters on 7 July, 13th East Surreys on 16 July) for Eastern Command where they were reformed.
After the War, Brodie returned to the
and between 1946 and 1947 he was Commanding Officer of the 1st Battalion. In May 1947, he was formally promoted to Lt. Colonel and, within a few days, to Colonel. Between 1947 and 1948, he served in Palestine, being appointed CBE and mentioned in despatches.
Due to losses sustained, the division was withdrawn from the line and the brigades were reduced to cadre. The divisional and brigade HQs returned to England with 10th
and 10 other Training Cadre (T.C.) battalions, arriving on 30 June. For the 7th Brigade this meant:
A night-encounter between new recruits to the
on their way to the Somme and a new Brigade of the West Kents, going the same way, was the subject of a 1935 poem by F. L. Lucas, ‘"Morituri" - August 1915, on the road from Morlancourt’, which ends:
The intensity of the attack on the 69th Brigade and their defence can be judged by the fact that 124th Field Regiment RA fired a total of 12,500 25-pound shells during the action and 'B' Company of 2nd
fired 95,000 rounds of medium-machine-gun fire.
As part of the reforms, all regiments in the brigade adopted a common cap badge in 1958. This consisted of a gold Saxon crown over a silver double-headed eagle, being the attributed device of Leofric, Earl of Mercia. The battalions were distinguished by regimental collar badges and coloured lanyards: cerise for the
, green for the Worcestershires and black for the Staffords.
The regiment moved to Elizabeth Barracks in Minden in 1977. In 1978, Mike Dauncey was appointed Colonel Commandant and in 1979 the regiment moved to Tidworth. The regiment became the resident regiment at Shackleton Barracks in Ballykelly in 1980 and in 1982; eight soldiers from the
were killed in the Droppin Well bombing. Between 1986 and 1988, the regiment was posted to Caterham Barracks as a public duties battalion and in 1988 it moved to Dale Barracks in Chester.
Louis Schefano (born January 26, 1970) is an American singer-songwriter, producer/engineer and multi-instrumentalist from Birmingham, Alabama, United States. He has recorded under various monikers including Regia, Louis, and Suspicious Light. Schefano was also a founding member of Remy Zero and Little Red Rocket (featuring Maria Taylor and Orenda Fink of Azure Ray), and has performed, produced or recorded with Maria Taylor, Verbena,
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In 1915 the brigade became the 159th (Cheshire) Brigade and the division the 53rd (Welsh) Division and the battalions were redesignated with the '1/' prefix, as in 1/7th
, to distinguish them from the 2nd Line units, currently forming up as 204th (2/1st Cheshire) Brigade, 68th (2nd Welsh) Division. The brigade served with the 53rd (Welsh) Division in the Middle East throughout the First World War.
His funeral was held at St. John's Church, Rhosymedre, Wales on 25 January 1993. In May 1993 Edwards' mother attended the parade at the
' home base in Germany where medals for service were awarded. She was presented with her son's United Nations Medal by Lt. Col. Stewart. In November 2010, Edwards' sister was presented with the Elizabeth Cross, awarded to the next of kin of members of the Armed Forces killed in action after the Second World War.
The service company was formed in 1915 and posted to the 16th (Reserve) Battalion, The King's (Liverpool Regiment) at Hoylake in March 1915. In October 1915, the company transferred to the 3rd (Reserve) Battalion, Cheshire Regiment at Birkenhead and became the 1st Manx (Service) Company. On 12 January 1916, the company joined the regular army's 2nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment in Salonika as "A Company". It remained with the 2nd
for the rest of the war and by the Armistice of Mudros on 30 September 1918 was with 84th Brigade, 28th Division, north of Lake Doiran.
During the First World War, part of the park was used as a training ground by the 3rd Battalion of the Cheshire Regiment. Recruits stayed at the Birkenhead Barracks on Grange Road West. Conscientious objectors were sent to the 3rd
because the battalion had a tough reputation. The family of a local trade unionist and "conchie", George Beardsworth, watched as he was repeatedly beaten and thrown over an obstacle course in the park. Although his treatment at Birkenhead led to questions in Parliament and a court case against the officers and men involved, no one was ever censured or prosecuted.
The next advance was an attack was by 231st brigade against Hottot once again on 11 July, after 56th Brigade had been repulsed three days earlier. The Devons and the Hampshires both reached Hottot with the help of a rolling barrage, AVREs, flail tanks and the mortars and machine guns of the
, but were counter-attacked by Panzer IVs and Panthers and accidentally rocketed by Typhoons. They were forced to retire at night fall. The Hampshires alone had 120 casualties, including 43 dead. On 18 July, Panzer Lehr abandoned Hottot, since D-Day the Division had suffered 4,476 casualties, of which 673 were dead.
By this time (27 September) the airborne troops farther north at Arnhem had been withdrawn. The Germans regrouped and assaulted the new salient and on 30 September 69th Brigade supported by 13th/18th Hussars, faced the first assault. The next day seventy tanks and the equivalent of an infantry division attacked the brigade, the intensity of their defence can be judged by the fact that 124th Field Regiment fired a total of 12,500 25-pound shells during the action and 'B' Company of 2nd
fired 95,000 rounds of medium machine-gun fire.
After a lull from German troops attacked on the left side of the 16th Cheshire and overran the defences. The survivors of the three Cheshire companies and a company of the 15th Sherwood Foresters were almost surrounded and retreated about from Houthulst Forest but were then pushed back to the start line. The retirement uncovered the left flank of the party in Maréchal Farm, which formed a defensive flank along the road back to Colombo House, with the right flank ahead of the farm. As the left flank of the
moved back, at the left side of the 17th Lancashire Fusiliers conformed, moving back to the support line, under the impression that they were being left exposed in a salient. The retirement of the 17th Lancashire company "did" leave Z Company of the
that was beyond Maréchal Farm isolated and it withdrew to Colombo House and the 18th Lanchashire prolonged the line closer to the huts on the right flank. After the German counter-attack and the confusion on the British right, only the 14th Gloucester on the left flank next to the French remained on the final objective but the German attack here was caught in a British barrage and was repulsed.
In North Africa, Rhodesians in the 11th Hussars, 2nd Leicesters, 1st
and other regiments contributed to Operation "Compass" between December 1940 and February 1941 as part of the Western Desert Force under Major-General Richard O'Connor, fighting at Sidi Barrani, Bardia, Beda Fomm and elsewhere. This offensive was extremely successful, with the Allies suffering very few casualties—around 700 killed and 2,300 wounded and missing—while capturing the strategic port Tobruk, over 100,000 Italian soldiers and most of Cyrenaica. The Germans reacted by despatching the "Afrika Korps" under Erwin Rommel to shore up the Italian forces. Rommel led a strong counter-offensive in March–April 1941 that forced a general Allied withdrawal towards Egypt. German and Italian forces surrounded Tobruk but failed to take the largely Australian-garrisoned city, leading to the lengthy Siege of Tobruk.
The Rhodesian contingents in the 11th Hussars, Leicesters, Buffs, Argylls, Royal Northumberland Fusiliers, Durham Light Infantry and Sherwood Foresters were transferred "en masse" to Kenya in February 1941 to join the new Southern Rhodesian Reconnaissance Regiment, which served in East Africa over the following year. The Rhodesians in the 1st
moved with that regiment to Malta the same month. The Rhodesian Signallers were withdrawn to Cairo to form a section handling high-speed communications between Middle East Command and General Headquarters in England. The 2nd Black Watch, with its Rhodesian contingent, took part in the unsuccessful Allied defence of Crete in May–June 1941, then joined the garrison at Tobruk in August 1941. No. 237 (Rhodesia) Squadron was re-equipped with Hawker Hurricanes the following month.
One-month later, on 24 April, a German offensive began Second Ypres, which became the 4th and 1/6th King's first major battle. In the second subsidiary action of the offensive, at Saint-Julien, the 4th King's sustained more than 400 casualties over a four-day period, the majority, some 374, while supporting the 1/4th Gurkha Rifles on the 27th. The 1/6th supported 1st
in the defence of Hill 60. After the regiment's involvement in 'Second Ypres' receded, four battalions fought at Festubert, collectively incurring in excess of 1,200 casualties. Lance Corporal Tombs became the regiment's first Victoria Cross recipient of the war for assisting wounded soldiers during the battle. The 1/10th Battalion fought its first battle on 16 June, in a "local" action at Bellewaarde. Losses for the Liverpool Scottish neared 400 killed, wounded and missing, with just two of 24 officers present surviving unscathed.
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