Regimental Timeline

The Great War: 1918

The Second or The Queen's Royal Regiment

 

1918
  The Queen’s (Royal West Regiment) Regiment
 

1st Battalion (2nd Foot)

January - February

Reorganisation of the BEF. Bn transferred to 19 Infantry Brigade (33rd Division) at Passchendaele.

21st March

German offensive operation, Michael, opens. Bn moves to Arras.

9th April

German offensive in Flanders.

12th - 15th April

Battle of Cambrai.

8th May

Action at Meteren. Casualties 13 officers, 357 men killed, wounded and missing.

 

Actions around Montnoir, Lys, Baileuill, Kemmel.

7th August

Relieved in the line by US troops. Preparations for offensive operations.

 

The Hundred Days

21st September

Attack on St Quentin canal and the Hindenburg main line; 11 officers and 312 men killed, wounded and missing.

8th - 9th October

Action at Epéhy. Action on the Selle.

6th - 7th November

Crossing of the Sambre.

9th November

In reserve at Berliamont.

11th November

Armistice.

 

2nd Battalion (2nd Foot)

5th - 11th January

Construction of defensive positions at Castelucco.

17th January - 1st March

Piave.

23rd March

Moves north.

15th - 27th June

Monte Cavaletto.

12th October

Moves to Vicenza area.

26th October - 4th November

Battle of Vittorio Veneto and pursuit. Advances 91 kilometres.

11th November

Armistice.

Early pattern felt "PH' Gas Helmet and the later Small Box Respirator.

Special Reserve

 

3rd Battalion (2nd Royal Surrey Militia)

 

Sittingbourne.

11th November

Armistice. Strength 152 WOs and NCOs, 848 men (no figures for officers).

Territorial Force

 

1st/4th Battalion

 

Lahore, India.

 

2nd/4th Battalion

January - March

Final operations in Palestine.

16th June

Embarks at Alexandria.

29th June

Joins 101 Infantry Brigade (34th Division) at Proven, Flanders.

July

Poperinghe, Senlis and Puisieux.

28th July -
2nd August

Battle of Soissons-Ourcq.

August

Ypres and Scherpenberg.

September - October

Pursuit across the Lys.

18th October

Enters Lauwe in Belgium.

October - November

Pursuit to the Scheldt.

11th November

Armistice. Casualties in France and Flanders 15 officers, 433 men killed, wounded and missing.

 

3rd/4th Battalion

20th Feburary

Disbanded as part of BEF reorganisation. Officers and men posted to 1st, 6th, 7th and 8th Battalions.

 

1st/5th Battalion

26th - 27th February

Attack on Khan Baghdadi and Haditha.

4th October

Hillah.

11th November

Armistice.

 

1st/22nd (County of London) Battalion the London Regiment
(The Queen's)

March

German offensive and Allied withdrawal. Metz-en-Couture Aveluy Wood.

August

Allied counter-offensive begins with the battle of Amiens. Bray-sur-Somme.

 

Moislains.

 

Tournai.

11th November

Armistice.

 

2nd/22nd (County of London) Battalion the London Regiment
(The Queen's)

 

Palestine and Mesopotamia.

 

Beiduyat.

 

Amman.

 

Tul Karm.

11th November

Armistice.

 

24th (County of London) Battalion The London Regiment
(The Queen’s)

21st March -
7th April

German offensive and Allied withdrawal.

April

Senlis.

 

The Hundred Days

August

Albert.

October

Aubers Ridge; Lille. Then moves north to Flanders..

9th November

Crossing of the Scheldt.

11th November

Armistice. In concentration area near Tournai.

 

2nd/24th (County of London) Battalion The London Regiment
(The Queen’s)

14th February

Advance on Jericho.

8th - 9th March

Battle of Abu Jellal.

28th March

Battle of Amman.

April

Crossing of the River Jordan.

31st May

Moves to Kantara.

2nd July

Embarks at Alexandria.

21st July

Arrives at Abancourt, France.

11th November

Joins 173 Infantry Brigade (58th Division).

18th September

Battle of Épéhy; breaking of the Hindenburg Line.

September - November

Pursuit to the Scheldt.

11th November

Armistice.

Service Battalions

 

6th Battalion

March - April

German offensive operation, Michael. Bn moves to Bazentin, the Albert. Caualties 8 officers, 188 men killed, wounded and
missing.

30th April

Reinforcements increase bn strength to 33 officers and 822 men.

6th June

Aveluy Wood.

30th June

Attack on Bouzincourt.

8th - 13th August

Battle of Amiens.

 

The Hundred Days

18th September

Battle of Épéhy; breaking of the Hindenburg Line.

October

Pursuit.

11th November

Armistice.

 

7th Battalion

February

Noyen. Reorganisation of the BEF. Strength increases to 40 officers and 750 men.

March - April

German offensive operation, Michael. Casualties 19 officers, 323 men killed, wounded and missing.

26th April

Villers Bretonneaux.

May - July

Albert.

 

The Hundred Days

8th August

Battle of Amiens

August - September

Offensive operations east of Albert. Battle of Épéhy; breaking of the Hindenburg Line.

October

Moves to Flanders. Battles on the Selle and Sambre.

11th November

Armistice. At Pommereuil.

 

8th Battalion

January - March

St Quentin. Reorganisation of the BEF. Transferred to 17 Infantry Brigade.

March - April

German offensive operation, Michael. Casualties 20 officers, 380 men killed, wounded and missing.

April

In reserve.

May

Cambrai.

October

The Selle; pursuit operations.

11th November

Armistice. At Bavai.

 

10th (Battersea) Battalion

February

Monte Grappa, Italy.

1st March

Returns to the Western Front; BEF reorganisation.

March - April

German offensive operation, Michael. Casualties 16 officers, 335 men killed, wounded and missing.

April

Moved to Passchendaele sector.

May - June

Scherpenberg.

September - November

The final advance from Ypres; battle of Cortrai. Crossing of the Scheldt.

11th November

Armistice. At Terbosch.

 

11th (Lambeth) Battalion

January - March

Italy.

1st March

Returns to the Western Front; BEF reorganisation.

March - April

German offensive operation, Michael. Casualties 13 officers, 373 men killed, wounded and missing.

April

Moved to Passchendaele sector.

May - June

Scherpenberg.

September - November

The final advance from Ypres; battle of Cortrai. Crossing of the Scheldt.

11th November

Armistice. At Schoorisse.

 

16th (Home Service) Battalion

 

Home Service.

 

19th Battalion

 

Bombardment of Lowestoft.

June

Large drafts provided for overseas service.

Young Soldiers Battalions

 

51st Battalion

 

Home Service.

 

52nd Battalion

 

Home Service.

 

53rd Battalion

 

Home Service.

 

 

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