On 6 June the Royal Engineers detected and destroyed another mine beneath the battalion before the Germans could blow it. In April parties were transferred to Prisoner of war escort companies and the battalion was reduced to a cadre at Inchy. The only serious fighting in Dublin fell to 178th (Sherwood Foresters) Brigade and in May 177th Bde was sent to Fermoy. The battalion was disbanded on 31 July and the remnants sent to the 1/5th Bn (see above). [3][4][15], On 25 July 1914 the two Lincolnshire TF battalions assembled at Bridlington for their annual camp, being joined on 2 August by the Leicestershire battalions to make a full brigade camp. 50 pp. The preliminary bombardment began at noon on 13 October, a gas cloud was discharged from the British trenches at 13.45, and the troops went over the top at 14.00. [106][107], The weak 2/5th Bn was formed into a composite battalion with 4th Lincolns under the command of Maj R.N. The company was offered to the 5th Lincolns, but by then the battalion was full. At noon the 2/5th Lincolns was ordered to occupy the second line trenches, but found that the enemy had overrun the Sherwood Foresters in the morning mist and was already in the second line. Order of Battle of Non-Field Force Units in the United Kingdom, Part 27: AA Command, 13 March 1943, with amendments, TNA file WO 212/83. Tuesday 06-04-1915. According to The History of the Lincolnshire Regiment 1914-1918, by Major-General C.R.Simpson, the 4th and 5th Battalions spent some training on trench duties before going to the front line on 9th April. The 5th Battalion ROYAL LINCOLNSHIRE REGIMENT Cap Badge & Colour 1910 original. Order of Battle of AA Command, 27 April 1944, TNA file WO 212/85. (The remainder of the 1st and the 2nd Volunteer Bns together formed the 4th Bn Lincolns). However, the movement was immediately cancelled, and the troops disembarked next day and went into camp. [22], The 1/5th Bn was in the forefront of the attack on the Hohenzollern Redoubt in October 1915. Private 201396, 2nd/5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. On 28th August the men of the newly raised 5th (Service) Battalion went to Belton Park, Lincolnshire, to begin training. £10.00. However, by 11 August the 5th Lincolns was able to hand these over to the Special Reserve battalions of the Manchester Regiment and proceed to the brigade's war station at Belper. Pte. [45][46][47][48][49], The battalion spent the following days clearing up the front line, with several men winning gallantry medals for their work in bringing in casualties from No man's land. [128][129][130][142], Meanwhile, 21st Army Group fighting in North West Europe was suffering a severe manpower shortage, particularly among the infantry. A History of the Horncastle Detachment, 4th Battalion The Lincolnshire Regiment (Territorial Army), from the raising of the original Volunteer Corps in 1803 to the present time. On 17th June 2014, Charles' name was approved by Winterton Town Council to be added to the Winterton War Memorial. The emergency lasted three weeks, and they were stood down on 13 October. [119], In November 1933 the battalion re-established a drill station at Brigg, and recruitment there was now so successful that within two years the hired accommodation was inadequate and the Lincolnshire TA Association and War Office (WO) built a new detachment HQ.[120]. 1/5th Lincolns formed the left half of 138th Bde's attack, advancing in four waves, the first two platoons of each company jumping off from the front line, the other two from the support line. All Saints Churchyard, Thornton-le-Moor, Owersby, Lincolnshire, UK. They had suffered 75% casualties by … Before the battalion could extend its line, three companies were cut off at Noreuil and were never seen again: 49 men were killed and all the rest were captured. 5th Battalion. The popularity of the site means that it is far exceeding available resources. Land Forces of Britain, the Empire and Commonwealth (Regiments.org) – archive site, https://military.wikia.org/wiki/5th_Battalion,_Lincolnshire_Regiment?oldid=4972390, A & B Companies, formerly 6th (Grimsby Rifles) Lincolnshire RVC (20 March 1860), based at the Infantry Drill Hall, Doughty Road, Grimsby, C Company, formerly 7th (Spilsby) Lincolnshire RVC (17 March 1860), based at the Drill Hall, Hatton Road, Spilsby, D Company, formerly 2nd (Louth Rifles) Lincolnshire RVC (21 November 1859), based at the Drill Hall, Northgate, Louth, E Company, formerly 12th (Barton) Lincolnshire RVC (12 January 1860), based at the Drill Hall, Butts Road, Barton-upon-Humber, F Company, formerly 11th (Alford) Lincolnshire RVC (23 February 1860), based at the Drill Hall, Corn Exchange, Alford, G & H Companies, formerly 20th (Market Rasen) Lincolnshire RVC (16 July 1860, previously based at. [140][141], By the end of 1944, the German Luftwaffe was suffering from such shortages of pilots, aircraft and fuel that serious aerial attacks on the UK could be discounted and the WO began reorganising surplus AA units into infantry battalions for duties in the rear areas. 1881 - The Lincolnshire Regiment 5. At the completion of the war, he requested to remain in the army, which was granted. (Drewery was awarded the DCM and his gunner, Private Percy Coulson the MM.) However, at the beginning of March, patrols found that the Germans were beginning to retreat from the Gommecourt defences. Aug 1917 Became the 4th Battalion Royal Defence Corps. 1685 - Granville's Regiment of Foot 2. The Division concentrated in the Luton area by mid August. If you can provide any additional information, please add it here. The Division, without the artillery, moved to Poperinge in Flanders, receiving new drafts of men. (d.30th June 1915), We are looking for volunteers to help with researching the activities of units of the Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers, Territorial Force, Regular Army, Pals Battalions, Kitchener's New Armies, Voluntary Organisations and the Ships of the Royal Navy. WO to HM Treasury, 18 November 1935, TNA file T 161/634. On the 13th of April they moved to reinforce the Lys area and were in action during The Battle of Bailleul, suffering heavy losses as the enmy broke through, they moved back to Mont Noir and fought in the The First Battle of Kemmel Ridge. The Wartime Memories Project is a non profit organisation run by volunteers. The barbed wire in front of the redoubt was well cut and the leading waves of the battalion swept over its east and west faces with little difficulty until they reached the dead ground between the redoubt and Fosse Trench, which was open and swept by rifle and machine gun fire from the front and both flanks, particularly from Mad Point out to the left. [135] In August 1942 it moved further north still, and joined 58 AA Bde in the Orkney and Shetland Defences (OSDEF). 10th Lincolnshires could refer to 10th Regt.of foot (1st Lincolns) or 1/10th Lincolns (10th Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment). Madge, withdrew to the redoubt, which the support battalion (1/4th Lincolns) and the divisional pioneers (1st Bn Monmouthshire Regiment) were consolidating for defence. [17][18][81], The Home Service men of the TF battalions of the Lincolns, Leicesters and South Staffordshire Regiment were formed into 28th Provisional Battalion at Southend-on-Sea in June 1915, forming part of 8th Provisional Brigade for coastal defence. B625 David Peers of Grimsby, 5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment, POW wounded 13 October 1915 found after 4 days on the Loos battlefield. Drmr. On the 1st of July 1916 they took part in The diversionary attack at Gommecourt. Until the battalion was relieved on 6 May, casualties were suffered from shelling and raiding, and several men were decorated for their actions in the confused fighting. Pte. 2nd Battalion. Once again his military record is intact. It was relieved on 11 July. [56][57][58][59], 46th (North Midland) Division was not used offensively again until September 1918, spending its time in tours of duty holding the front line in quiet sectors. [19][85][86], The division remained in garrison in Ireland until the end of the year. 1946 - The Royal Lincolnshire Regiment 6. Landed at Le Havre on 14 August 1914. George Cooper Evison 5th Btn. They moved to the area south and south east of Lille, moving to Noeux les Mines and Bethune in the first week of December where demobilisation began. In November, 46th Searchlight Regiment was one of the units selected for conversion, and redesignated 46th (Lincolnshire Regiment) Garrison Regiment, RA. His reward for such loyalty was involvement in the Afghanistan war of 1919. Courtesy of Steve Bramley. The battalion's casualties in this action (the Battle of Bailleul) were 356. [75]. [136][137], During May 1943, 382 and 385 S/L Btys were attached to 59 AA Bde in OSDEF and 384 Bty to 4 AA Group covering mainland Scotland. Articles incorporating text from Wikipedia, Military units and formations established in 1908, Military units and formations in Lincolnshire, 177th (2/1st Lincoln and Leicester) Brigade. Saturday 14-10-1916. Order of Battle of Non-Field Force Units in the United Kingdom, Part 27: AA Command, 1 October 1942, TNA file WO 212/82. The Germans put down a heavy bombardment on the east face, obliterating the defences, and the survivors had to retreat to the west face, which they held throughout the night until relieved next morning. Army Ancestry Research. Prior to their consolidation into the 1st Volunteer Battalion in 1880, these companies had been separate Rifle Volunteer Corps (RVCs) raised during the first enthusiasm for the Volunteer movement (dates of formation are those of the first officers' commissions):[1][2][3][4][5], The Grimsby recruits were chiefly drawn from men employed in the fishing industry and docks; the Frodingham and Scunthorpe men came from the iron ore and smelting industries; Louth, Spilsby, Alford and Brigg were agricultural areas, while most of the Gainsborough men were drawn from the Marshall, Sons & Co. agricultural engineering works and the Barton men from the Elswick Hopper cycle works. Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium. The Germans had recaptured the Hohenzollern Redoubt on 1 October after severe fighting, and had driven off a hastily-organised British attack. These were not replaced with Lee-Enfield rifles until September 1915. Search thousands of identified photos, obituaries and service records of First World War officers, soldiers, sailors, nurses, airmen and civilian workers. On 1 January 1917 the 28th Provisional Battalion became the 13th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment at Bedford. At first the response was half-hearted, but by the end of August at Luton the numbers reached 650 and the battalion was accepted for foreign service, as was the whole division. [128][129][130][146][147], When the TA was reconstituted in 1947 the regiment was reformed as 581 (5th Battalion Royal Lincolnshire Regiment) (Mixed) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment, RA ('mixed') indicating that members of the Women's Royal Army Corps were integrated into the unit). At the same time, several of its infantry battalions were converted into searchlight (S/L) battalions of the Royal Engineers (RE). The 2/5th Bn was unaffected by the fierce German counter-attack on 30 November, and continued to dig in. [16][17][18][19], On 1 September 1914, 52 former pupils of Wintringham School, Grimsby, formed a company based at the armoury of the school's Officer Training Corps. G781 Pickard family, 5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment, Barton Herbert (standing left) son, Robert (seated centre). The composite battalion suffered further casualties while digging positions near Locre on 17–19 April. The other two brigades then crossed the canal, and when the barrage began to roll forward again at 11.20, the 5th Lincolns followed with support from four tanks of 9th Bn Tank Corps, gaining its objective of Magny-la-Fosse and the high ground beyond at 12.30. Records of 5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment from other sources. The Afghans, sensing British war weariness, had attacked British garrisons and a short war followed. There were several casualties from shellfire and the brigade spent the night under attack by German aircraft using parachute flares. [123] In February 1939 the existing AA defences came under the control of a new Anti-Aircraft Command. [99][100][101][102][103], Despite its losses, 177th Bde remained in action on 22 and 23 March under the command of 40th Division. On the 12th of May the Division was retitled 46th (North Midland) Division. Whether or not this was the cause of his injury would be pure conjecture. It formed part of 31st (North Midland) Anti-Aircraft Group in 2 AA Division. The CO, Lt-Col T.E. Horncastle: W. K. Morton & Sons, 1936: Col. T. E. Sandall: A History of the 5th Battalion The Lincolnshire Regiment. When 2/5th Lincolns was disbanded on 31 July 1918 (see below), the 1/5th Bn absorbed the remnants, reverting to the title of 5th Lincolns. On 20 May the Germans exploded a mine under 1/5th Bn's trenches, killing 11 men (and four missing, believed killed) and wounding 22. The 1st Lincolns were stationed in Portsmouth, the 2nd Lincolns on Garrison in Bermuda, and the 3rd in Lincoln. His injury was described as a scalded foot and he was transported home on the 8th July. The 1/5th Lincolns boarded HMT Megantic at Alexandria on 2 February to return to France on 5 February. They proceeded to France, landing at Boulogne in late February being first complete Territorial Division to arrive in a theatre of war when they joined the BEF in the Ypres salient. [17][18][81][113][114], The 5th Lincolns was reconstituted in the renamed Territorial Army on 16 February 1920, once more forming part of 138th (Lincolnshire and Leicestershire) Brigade in 46th (North Midland) Division. The 5th Battalion, South Lancashire Regiment was a unit of the British Army s Reserve Forces first established in St Helens, Merseyside, in 1860. On 26th May they became part of 127th Brigade in 42nd Division. The 4th and 5th Battalions were the Territorial battalions, based throughout Lincolnshire. The 5th Lincolns had taken large numbers of prisoners at small cost to itself (5 killed and 56 wounded). 10th Battalion The Military Service Act 1916 swept away the Home/Foreign Service distinction, whereupon all TF soldiers became liable for overseas service, if medically fit. B Company attacked the farm, meeting machine gun and rifle fire, but worked round the flanks of the pillboxes with the help of a platoon from B Company, whereupon some 50 Germans surrendered to them. Zero hour was at 05.50, when the Staffordshires moved out behind a creeping barrage, quickly captured the German front line trenches, crossed the canal, and consolidated on the first objective (the 'Red Line') under the protection of a standing barrage. On 4th June, the 42nd Division, alongside the 29th Division, attacked the Turkish trenches in the hills above Cape Helles in an attempt to break out from Helles Beach. In 1917 they were in action during the Operations on the Ancre, Occupation of the Gommecourt defences, The attack on Rettemoy Graben, The German retreat to the Hindenburg Line, The attack on Lievin and The Battle of Hill 70. [17][18][19][81][82] When the 59th Division began training for overseas service, the Home Service details of 2/5th Lincolns and other battalions of the 2nd Lincoln & Leicester Brigade went to the 28th Provisional Battalion, later the 13th Bn Lincolnshire Regiment, a home defence unit (see below). [122][129][148] After the TA was reduced to the TAVR in 1967, 440 (Humber) Rgt became an infantry unit and was then reduced to a cadre. 59th Division returned to England in January 1917 and began final battle training at Fovant, where there was a large purpose-built camp on the edge of the Salisbury Plain training area. Manchester Regiment (d.5th June 1915). During the coal strike of April 1921 a temporary Defence Force was formed, with one unit being raised at the 5th Lincolns' HQ and then concentrated at the former Royal Naval Air Station Killingholme. 90 cm Projector Anti-Aircraft, displayed at Fort Nelson, Portsmouth. At 17.25 the enemy broke through the 4th Bn and got behind the left flank of the 2/5th Bn while a frontal attack was made simultaneously. The attack melted away, although isolated parties maintained themselves in shell holes, including Sergeant Harry Drewery with the only surviving machine gun team, who set up in a German communication trench and stayed in action until evening. [43][44], When the attack went in on 1 July, 138th Bde was in reserve; however, the assault by 137th (Staffordshire) and 139th (Sherwood Foresters) Bdes was a failure. The Bermuda Rifle Volunteer Corps sent a contingent of 2 officers and 125 men, who served with 1st Lincolns from June 1915 onwards. [65][66][67][68][69], The Battle of Andigny on 17 October (part of the Battle of the Selle) was 46th Division's last general action of the war. Both were brought up to full strength by recruits, and the 2/5th joined a new 2nd North Midland Division in January 1915. by Major G. H. TEALL, D.S.O. On 18 October, A Company launched a successful trench raid, supported by artillery, into the enemy lines. On the 23rd of December the were ordered to proceed to Egypt via Marseilles leaving the DAC, Divisional Train and the Mobile Veterinary Section behind. Original British Army Sealed Standard Patter - 28420 White Leather Buff. At dusk the battalion's survivors under the only unwounded officer, Captain R.E. At 16.30 the 4th Lincolns on the left was forced back, but it formed a defensive flank and maintained contact with the 2/5th Bn. Son of Thomas Charles & Elizabeth Hawes of Guildford Street, New Clee, Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire, UK. On the 31st of January 1918 they transferred to 177th Brigade, 59th (2nd North Midland) Division who were training at Le Cauroy for rest and further training, going back into the line at Bullecourt on the 11th of February 1918. (late Commanding the Battalion) With a Chapter on its Reconstitution. Corporal 6889, ‘C’ Company, 1st Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment, 62nd Brigade, 21st Division. Like this page to receive our updates, add a comment or ask a question. [74], The battalion was stationed at Bousies until February 1919, engaged in salvage work. The brigade was attached to 28th Division between 17 February and 2 April 1915. AA Command 3 September 1939 at Patriot Files. 5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Memorial at Cité de Madagascar, site of the Hohenzollern Redoubt. [121][122] After the Royal Artillery (RA) renamed its gun 'brigades' as 'regiments', the group was redesignated 31st AA Brigade in November 1938. [143] In January 1945, the WO accelerated the conversion of surplus artillery into infantry units, primarily for line of communication and occupation duties, thereby releasing trained infantry for frontline service. When it was reformed in 1971 the Lincolnshire Regiment link was discontinued. [19][104][105], The battalion was made up to four companies with drafts, but most of these were not Midlanders, and there was no time to integrate them. Dates: Locations: Higher Formation/Remarks..... 3rd Battalion, Royal Anglian Regiment. [138] Then in July, 382 S/L Bty under Major P.J.T. Order of Battle of Non-Field Force Units in the United Kingdom, Part 27: AA Command, 2 December 1941, with amendments, TNA file WO 212/80. The battalion had lost 22 out of 23 officers in action, and 461 other ranks, killed and wounded. At 06.00 on 15 April enemy patrols approached the positions, and at noon a heavy bombardment began. Lincolnshire Regiment (d.13th Oct 1915), Pte. 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