Many thanks, Clive Liddiard, Dear PaulI am researching my uncles father who was a RSM at Buckingham Palace byvthe name of Cyril Fear I think he was in the coldstream guards sorry no dates but probably 2nd world war time. Grdsmn. My grandfather 2182 Ernest Edward Evans enlisted Birmingham, served SA both medals. [3], Two especially unusual performances took place in the immediate aftermath of the September 11 attacks in the United States.

Written by Chris Parkinson . The Band of the Coldstream Guards is one of the oldest and best known bands in the British Army, having been officially formed on 16 May 1785, under the command of Major C F Eley. I may well mention this in a post on my Army Ancestry blog. Hi Paul,I wonder if you have any info on my great grandfather (Harold Foster). I followed suit in the1960s. Second to None: The History of the Coldstream Guards 1650-2000. With effect from 1 October 2018 all Records of Service (including Officers) were transferred to the Ministry of Defence and we will no longer be able to answer any queries about individuals who have served in the Regiment. No enquiries accepted by email or telephone. RIP Reginald Charles Honour; thank you for posting. Soon after that he was transferred to 5th Battalion in reserve until recalled to the unit for the 1918 spring offensive, when he was transferred to the 3rd Battalion until demob in 1919. Hello Paul - if you don't have this record ,perhaps you would add it to your database.No.16061 Guardsman Porteus C.A4th Battalion(The Pioneers)Enlisted 3rd May 1915. Again, it was quite common for men to lie about their age and there was no verification process at the point of enlistment, as there would be today. to help with the costs of keeping the site running. DavidIf you've not already done so, you should consult the regimental history of the Coldstream Guards and also the battalion war diaries at Kew, albeit these should shortly be available on line via the TNA. I looked up the cemetery details and have discovered he 'Died of Wounds' but can find no info more than that. I've had a look but he doesn't appear to be there. The address: c/o The Archivist, Regimental Headquarters Coldstream Guards, Wellington Barracks, Birdcage Walk, London SW1E 6HQ. Check the war diary for the relevant battalion of the Coldstream Gaurds. Identify a Foot Guards soldier by his uniform: Search over 11.6m records. We are also looking for volunteers to help with the website. Explore releases from Coldstream Guards at Discogs. Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, Bedfordshire, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders), Border, Buffs (East Kent), Cambridgeshire, Cameron Highlanders, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles), Cheshire, Connaught Rangers, Devonshire, Dorsetshire, Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry, Derbyshire, Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding), Durham Light Infantry, East Lancashire, East Surrey, East Yorkshire, Essex, Gloucestershire, Gordon Highlanders, Hampshire, Herefordshire, Hertfordshire, Highland Light Infantry, Honourable Artillery Company, Inns of Court, Irish Guards, King’s (Liverpool), King’s Own (Royal Lancaster), King’s Own Scottish Borderers, King’s Own Light Infantry (South Yorkshire), King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, King’s Royal Rifle Corps, Lancashire Fusiliers, Leicestershire, Leinster, Lincolnshire, London, Loyal North Lancashire, Manchester, Middlesex, Monmouthshire, Norfolk, Northamptonshire, North Staffordshire, Northumberland Fusiliers, Oxfordshire Light Infantry, Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, Queen’s (Royal West Surrey), Rifle Brigade, Royal Berkshire, Royal Dublin Fusiliers, Royal Fusiliers, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, Royal Irish Fusiliers, Royal Irish Regiment, Royal Irish Rifles, Royal Munster Fusiliers, Royal Scots, Royal Scots Fusiliers, Royal Sussex, Royal Warwickshire, Royal Welch Fusiliers, Royal Welsh Fusiliers, Royal West Kent, Seaforth Highlanders, Sherwood Foresters, Shropshire Light Infantry, Somerset Light Infantry, South Lancashire, South Staffordshire, South Wales Borderers, Suffolk, Welsh, West Yorkshire, Wiltshire, Worcestershire, Yorkshire, York and Lancaster. Two if whom followed him into the Regiment, 22 & 42 years service. The vast majority of these entries are for the period 1919-1942. It was soon in action at the Battle of Dunbar, where the New model Army of Oliver Cromwell defeated a Scottish army loyal to King Charles II, who was proclaimed King of Scots and attempted to regain the throne taken from his father. On this blog you will find a lot of information about regimental numbers and the dates on which these were issued to soldiers joining the British Army between 1881 and 1918. I also have a Coldstream Guards ancestor - a fairly distant relative - who died in 1918 and I obtained his records some years back. Im not sure but i think his number was 4099. His name is George Pearson. The Guards' archive is, I think, an under-used resource but well worth the investment in my opinion. The regiment is the oldest regiment in the British Army in continous active service. No enquiries accepted by email or telephone. When I last tried to track his records down I was told they were all lost.

He joined up at Birmingham.Good Luck.Paul. Thats great, many thanks for your help wishes,Adam. He served three years in the Army in peace time, one of these being spent in Egypt and he would have completed nine years on the reserve about six months after his death.Military ServiceJoseph was called up as a reservist when war broke out and he had taken part in several battles, having been twice wounded. H Tough served with the Coldstream Guards British Army. Thanks for posting, Val. hello i don't know if you can help have only just found out about my greatgrand father only information i have got is that his name was Private G. Wilkes 20850 1st bn Coldstream Guards he was killed on the 27/11/1917 and is burried at ANNEUX BRITISH CEMETERY any further information you could give me will be very greatfully received, also i have never seen a photo of him would there have been a regimental photo taken ? 2nd Battalion, Coldstream Guards.

He is a brother of Private Wardle of the Grenadier Guards, who as reported in a recent issue was killed in action at Neuve Chapelle.”Joseph enlisted in Coalville with the 3rd Coldstream Guards.
I have his birth certificate and he was born on 7 th December 1899 so he was 14 when he enlisted. At that time it was a hospital centre with the 6th, 9th, 18th, 32nd, 49th and 58th Casualty Clearing Stations in the town at one time or another. thankyou A. Bartlett, His number dates to between the 8th and 15th December 1916.

An incomplete collection of attestations for the Royal Artillery. DeanGuards' records survive but you'll need to make personal application to the archive:Regimental ArchivistAPPLICATION FOR INFORMATION FROM SERVICE RECORDSRegimental Headquarters Coldstream GuardsWellington BarracksBirdcage WalkLondonSW1E 6HQ Also see here: man's number indicates that he joined up in January 1903 and so he'd have been a reservist when war was declared. Trying to find more details of my great uncle 9910 3rd battalion George William Hilson died Christmas Eve 1914 age 19. Discharged on health grounds on 25/08/1916. I am happy to cover all costs, if you are a family member or can put me in touch with them, please get in touch. When did my relative enlist? You can access this on Ancestry or Findmypast. 02/04/2019 04/04/2019 AdamB 0 Comments Guards Depot Pirbright, Look at Life, Official Handbook, Recruiting. I have his MIC and Silver War Badge card, also copies of the Victory and Silver War Badge Rolls.Really looking to find his service papers and which Battalion he served with.regardsDean. Combined Corps Of Drums Of The 1st And 2nd Battalion Of The Coldstream Guards, Duke Of York’s Band Of The Coldstream Guards, Officers And Guardmen Of HM's Coldstream Guards, First Battalion, Regimental Band And Ceremonial Trumpeters Of The Coldstream Guards, Regimental Band Of Her Majesty's Coldstream Guards, The Band Of H.M. Coldstream Guards, 1st Batt. Many thanks, Francoise; RIP Joseph Wardle. Grenadier Guards Drummers & 1st Batt. First World War research. Past to Present. For more information please see our page on. Steyn, Mark (17 September 2001) The Queen’s Tears/And global resolve against terrorism. Honourable Artillery Company, the oldest surviving regiment in the British Army; Band of the Coldstream Guards; Notes

Paul - I've got a few Coldstream Guards locally, and two of them enlisted within a few days of each other, and fill a small gap in your list:10243 Reginald Lisher 19/7/1310253 Victor Grover 24/7/13. We notice on his service records he states he is 19 years 4months in 1907 but as he was born in 1889 it looks as if he was younger than he stated and this tallies with his age when he died.Regards, Val. We always assumed he left the Police in 1998 and the joined the army! A sad collection of just under 10,000 records in PIN 86. The Guards normally joined for 3&9 - 3 years with the colours and nine on the reserve but men could enlist for different terms of service which your husband's great uncle clearly did. Mjr. 1915.He was single and worked at the South Leicestershire Colliery before the war. He was 34 years old and married, and his number indicates that he joined the regiment in June 1916. JennyTry contacting the Guards archives but you'll be charged £35 for a search: c/o The Archivist, Regimental Headquarters Coldstream Guards, Wellington Barracks, Birdcage Walk, London SW1E 6HQ. Eley on 16 May 1785. The information contained this post has been compiled as a result of looking at service records in WO 97 , WO 363 and WO 364 . I know from my father that he was injured twice and after treatment, each time returned to the front line.Your help would be appreciated.Dave, Guards' records survive but you'll need to make personal application to the archive:Regimental ArchivistAPPLICATION FOR INFORMATION FROM SERVICE RECORDSRegimental Headquarters Coldstream GuardsWellington BarracksBirdcage WalkLondonSW1E 6HQ Also see here: Paul, Hello there Paul,My husbands Great Uncle George Powell service no. The Wartime Memories Project is a non profit organisation run by volunteers.

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