Immediate cause of the war was the many years’ tension between the Dutch farmers and the British after the First Boer War. The battalion's losses were 3 men killed, and 2 officers and 30 men wounded. Berks. Letter dated 27th December 1918 B.O.2 1/97: a two-page typed nominal roll sent by Lt-col i/c Infantry Records, Warwick. Forgot your password? 1900 Boer War Aufdruck Offiziere 2nd Royal Berkshire Regiment Princess Charlotte | Sammeln & Seltenes, Militaria, 1871-1918 | eBay! Royal Mail Steamship Titanic. Source: General Kitchener. We are here to help you keep in touch with your former comrades and friends but also to help … In December 1900 the battalion formed the garrison of various posts in the Wonderfontein-Pan district, and had fighting on many occasions. Berks. It was known as the 7th Regiment of Foot until the Childers Reforms of 1881. The Royal Berkshire Regiment (Princess Charlotte of Wales's) was a line infantry regiment of the British Army in existence from 1881 until 1959. The attack was carried out in every detail as ordered. Sergt. The previous county militia of Berkshire and Wiltshire formed a 3rd (Militia) Battalion in each regiment. The Royal accolade was bestowed for the 1st Battalion’s distinguished conduct at the Battle of Tofrek in Egypt on the 22nd March 1885. The Royal Berkshire Regiment (Princess Charlotte of Wales's) This infantry unit was formed during the 1881 Army reforms. The battalion long remained in the Eastern Transvaal, and in 1901 was the infantry of a column under Brigadier General Spens. Having returned to Pretoria, the column again went east, reaching Balmoral about 4th September. In September 1901 the battalion was back in Cape Colony operating under General French against Scheepers, and down to the close of the war they held a stretch of the railway between Beaufort West and De Aar. Photographs: 1972-03-4-1 The Second Boer War took place between 1899 to 1902 between the South African Republic and the Orange Free State and the British Kingdom. ); KING'S SOUTH AFRICA, 2 clasps (Clr. Died of disease. The four companies of the Berkshire Regiment rushed the hill most gallantly, driving off a strong picquet of the enemy". Berks. Ten officers and 19 non-commissioned officers and men were mentioned in Lord Roberts' final despatch. Reading: Bradley & Son Ltd., 1939. A new 2nd Division was mobilised following the outbreak of the Second Boer War, with the South African Republic and the Orange Free State. With the outbreak of war in September 1939, 99th (Buckinghamshire and Berkshire Yeomanry) Field Regiment, Royal Artillery was mobilised at Aylesbury, assigned to 48th (South Midland) Division. Website of the Anglo Boer War, 1899 - 1902. … 2nd Battalion: Entire war. Numbering was unaffected by the new title. Imperial units . B.O.2 1/95: a supplementary typed sheet from the Royal Berkshire Regiment Prisoners of War Care Committee giving the names and addresses of 11 Berkshire Regiment men. 159 pp. Gordon Blight, with a Foreword by Gen. Sir Miles Dempsey. The four companies of the Berkshire Regiment rushed the hill most gallantly, driving off a strong picquet of the enemy". The regiment became The Princess Charlotte of Wales’s (Royal Berkshire Regiment) in 1885. During Lord Roberts' advance towards Pretoria they were chiefly employed guarding the line. Second of two photograph albums of 48 photographs, 1900-1901, compiled by Lt R J Clarke, 2nd Bn Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment), Boer War (1899-1902). The Berkshire Yeomanry was an auxiliary regiment of the British Army formed in 1794 to counter the threat of invasion during the French Revolutionary Wars. This brigade and other troops were put under Ian Hamilton, whom they accompanied to Bronkhorst Spruit. They lost 1 killed and 4 wounded in repelling the attack. 23 June 1902. London: Staples Press [1953] Website of the Anglo Boer War, 1899 - 1902. Pretoria, 5 February 1901, Royal Berkshire Regiment (Princess Charlotte of Wales's), This page contains all the London Gazette pages for the Boer War. Regt. This section summarises the main events in the development of the Regiment from its formation up to the time of its amalgamation in 1959. 4/Royal Lancashire Regiment – Captain Barker. One of the key disputes between the two sides at the end of the 19th Century was who would control and benefit most from the enormous wealth of the Witwatersrand gold mines. J. Percy Groves: The 66th Berkshire Regiment. Henceforth these four companies were to have plenty of fighting. Dated 20th February 1919. All Rights Reserved. The terms of Lord Roberts' criticism on Sir William Gatacre's despatch are within the recollection of all interested in the war (see covering despatch of February 1900). Boer War (Royal Warwickshire Regiment, Mounted Infantry Regiment, 17th Lancers). The 2nd Battalion was in Cape Colony when the war commenced. Daily a half of them were under fire, but always held their own. In the beginning of July the battalion joined a newly formed brigade under Brigadier General Cunningham, consisting of 1st KOSB, 1st Border Regiment, 2nd Berks, and 1st Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. I cannot speak too highly of this officer's coolness, courage, and intrepidity, or of the gallantry and discipline displayed by his officers and men in making the night assault which he led so well. In his criticism on the action Major Pollock says, p 59, "The Berkshire Regiment, by whom the redoubts, now occupied by the Boers, at Stormberg had been built, and to whom every inch of the ground was familiar, were left at Queenstown instead of being employed to recapture the works which they had so unwillingly evacuated about a month previously". These companies accompanied General Clements when he moved north, crossing the Orange River at Norval's Pont about 12th March. Private William House gained the VC on 2nd August 1900 for going out under very heavy fire to bring in a wounded sergeant, he himself being wounded and refusing assistance as the fire was so intense. The terms of Lord Roberts' criticism on Sir William Gatacre's despatch are within the recollection of all interested in the war (see covering despatch of February 1900). In addition to these were some of the Cape Mounted Rifles and other local forces. Log in. Source: General Kitchener. The 2nd Battalion was in Cape Colony when the war commenced. R. (2976th Clr. Berks. A Brief History of its Services at Home and Abroad, from 1758 to 1881. Queen's South Africa Medal 1899-1902, ... A Short Regimental History of The Royal Berkshire Regiment (Princess Charlotte of Wales's). Comrades' Association. Re: Final despatch & mentions. At Naauwpoort General French did not leave the battalion in the background. Private William House gained the VC on 2nd August 1900 for going out under very heavy fire to bring in a wounded sergeant, he himself being wounded and refusing assistance as the fire was so intense. LITTLE WARS 460 BOER WAR ROYAL BERKSHIRE REGIMENT PRINCESS CHARLOTTE of WALES nj in Toys & Games, Toy Soldiers, Other Toy Soldiers | eBay Royal Air Force Far East Medal Group £ 305.00; Q Ship Great War Medal Trio and Silver War Badge £ 185.00; Fleet Air Arm WW2 Korea LSGC Medal Group £ 315.00; Royal Berkshire Regiment Boer War Medal Pair £ 235.00; Unusual Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers India Medal 1895 £ 285.00; Africa General Service Medal 1902 Jubuland Clasp £ 380.00 It served until 1959, when it was merged into The Duke of Edinburgh's Royal Regiment (Berkshire and Wiltshire). 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