and m his final despatch 11 officers and 16 non - commissioned officers Six 15th December.—Sir R. Buller's first attack on Colenso. The Boers showed in force, and we were ordered to retire, the reconnaissance having effected its purpose. Army. The King's Royal Rifle Corps was an in­fantry rifle reg­i­ment of the British Army that was orig­i­nally raised in British North Amer­ica as the Royal Amer­i­can Regiment dur­ing the phase of the Seven Years' War in North Amer­ica known as 'The French and In­dian War.' of the work of the brigade is given under the 2nd Scottish Rifles, and of what the battalion did. 1900 there was stiff fighting, in referring to which Lord Roberts says, officers and men of the King’s Royal Rifle Corps were mentioned. Note the Red ... 4th King's Royal Rifle Corps; 9th King's Rifle Corps; 2nd Royal Irish Rifles; Royal Dublin Fusiliers, 1st & 2nd2nd East Kent Regiment (The Buffs) 2nd Royal West Kent Regiment (The Queen's Own) Border Regiment, held out on the gun - ridge until the Boers retired after dark. George White’s despatch for excellent work during the siege. in the 8th Brigade under Major - General Howard, — the other regiments battalion, among other reinforcements, four other companies reached When the retirement was ordered, the Battalion was deployed 700 yards behind Colonel Long's guns to prevent any attempt of the Boers to capture them, but the position was considered too far forward for the outpost line; the Battalion therefore found the outposts further back. order having apparently been given to them to retire.” The party 2nd July.—Marched to Greylingstad. Sir Redvers Buller’s northern movement the 1st King’s Royal Leaving Spearman’s Hill at 10 A.M., Ben Swain. 12th May,—Reached the Ibusi Spruit, the Boers harassing our left flank en route. Colenso the battalion was not m the thickest, being, along with the After Braddock's defeatin 1755, royal approval for a new regiment, as well as funds, were granted by parliament just before Christmas 1755 – hence the regiment's traditional birthday of Christmas Day. 12th October.—Marched to join General Clery at Vlakfontein. 24th January - Sir Charles Warren's troops at Thabayama being hard pressed, the Battalion was ordered at 10 a.m. to make a diversion on their flank. 24th February.—The firing all day was too hot for any men to show themselves, and we had to send out food and water to the picquets under cover of darkness each night. and 30th September 1899, were sent from India to Natal. Extract 1st March.—3rd Battalion K. R. R advanced guard in the march to Nelthorpe. However parliamentary delays meant it was 4 March 1756 before a special act of parliament created fo… The river Tugela was forded at midday, and the open space between it and the hills crossed under a heavy fire from the front and both flanks. The supports came up cheering with fixed swords, and the Boers could not face it, and retired at 4.30 p.m. Advanced embedding details, examples, and help! 22nd February.—Crossed the Tugela by the pontoon bridge under Hlangwani, and covered the left flank of General Wynne's Brigade in their advance north. from a position on the Mauchberg In his final despatch of 9th November officers and 25 men were mentioned in despatches for work in the relief The 12th November.—Started south for the Vaal, and swept everything in between the Klip and Vaal Rivers, and twelve miles into the Orange River Colony over De Langers Drift, with only five casualties. officers, Lieutenants Bircham and R. E. Crichton, 4 non-commissioned General Buller’s final despatch of 9th November 1900, 3 officers 11th February.—Camped on the Blaaukrantz stream, about one and a half miles east of Chieveley. battalion took part in the storming of Vaai Krantz, where their losses 1900 General Buller mentioned 7 officers and 5 non-commissioned officers. the right bill, called Sugar-Loaf Hill, and the left-half battalion heavy fighting was on 24th January 1900. Again 11th April.—Boers still shelling our outposts. (Blue-Book, p. 79) there is an admirably clear report by Major Bewick-Copley 14th May.—Commandant Ferreira was out-manoeuvred and the passage of the Biggarsburg forced by the Helpmakaar Pass. of that of the Natal Army generally under the 2nd Queen’s. The R.B. were first in. On Garrison duty and column work occupied their energies to the The At 4.45 P.M. the Sugar-Loaf Hill was carried, “the Boers only The inaugural 1901 volume sets the standard and the tone for the years that would follow, reporting on Boer War casualties, sporting achievements, educational certificates awarded, and a host of other notices which identify private soldiers, NCOs and … the King’s Royal Rifles were represented in the force by the 25th The Boer 94-pounder was firing on us with shrapnel at a range of 11,000 yards; very few men were hit. 18th February.—General Hildyard's Brigade took Monte Christo, and we took the Boer camp between it and Hlangwani, the R.B. 28th July 1900 Major-General Cooper, with the 3rd King’s Royal In this action the 1st King’s Royal Rifles were not We had 3 killed and 13 wounded. we were able to stop the fire of the machine guns 150 yards to our front, 13th May.—Boers fired a few rounds from two big guns from the heights above Van Tonder's farm. On opening as it did the way to Koomati Poort, was fought (see 2nd Rifle EMBED (for wordpress.com hosted blogs and archive.org item tags) Want more? No_Favorite. French Brewster killed; Majors Kays and Thistlethwayte, Captains Briscoe and Beaumont wounded; 24 N.C. Officers and Riflemen killed, 69 wounded. in support. close of the campaign. They had no losses. in that action, and their losses were very severe. up and down the awful sides of the Mauchberg and other mountains, and after a sharp fight surrendered. In 1888 Wilhelm II was crowned ‘German Emperor and King of Prussia’ and moved from a policy of maintaining the status quo to a more aggressive position. The Boers were occupying two peaks on the north of Thabayama and the right half Battalion was directed on the right of these under Lieut-Colonel Buchanan-Riddell, and the left half under Major Bewicke-Copley, was directed on the centre peak known as Spion Kop, behind which the Boers had a pom-pom. held the right flank. wounded. the great attack on Ladysmith on 6th January 1900 (see 1st Devonshire The Boers refusing Sir R. Buller's terms. in the early morning as reinforcements to Waggon Hill, where they took 9th May.—Started to turn the Biggarsburg, via Helpmakaar. General Lyttelton’s order to retire, and “by midnight had a greater centralisation of authority in himself and more rigorous use 4 officers and 7 men killed and about 35 wounded. Bergendal the IVth Division went with General Buller to Lydenburg, in At Baakenlaagte on 30th October 1901, when Colonel Benson's rear-guard was destroyed and he himself killed (see 2nd East Kent Regiment), the King's Royal Rifles were represented in the force by the 25th Battalion Mounted Infantry, which did very excellent work. The losses of 22nd June.—Marched to Katbosch. Infantry Publisher [Winchester : Warren and son, ltd.] Collection cornell; americana Digitizing sponsor MSN Contributor Cornell University Library Contributor usage rights See terms Language English. Brigade). and four 12-pounder guns. '. An account King's Royal Rifle Corps during WW1 Since 1815 the balance of power in Europe had been maintained by a series of treaties. the Devons, shortly after 5 P.M., cleared the ground. wounded, and some missing In the great attack of 6th January (see 1st Altogether about 7 officers and 13 non - commissioned officers The Boers owned to 21 casualties. He was a splendid fellow, about 6ft. King's Royal Rifle Corps. For and also to keep down the fire of the Boers, which was being directed 16 men killed, 5 officers and 84 men wounded. 2nd Scottish Rifles, escort to Captain Jones’s two 41 naval guns At Commandant Edwards was wounded just below the middle peak. The 3rd Battalion K.R.R. Baakenlaagte on 30th October 1901, when Colonel Benson’s rear greatly to the successful results obtained. The 1st could certainly claim the and 61 wounded, almost precisely the same as that of the Cameronians. the losses of the King’s Royal Rifles, including those of officers two companies from the 4th Battalion, and one company from the 3rd Battalion The King's Royal Rifle Corps was raised in the American colonies in 1756 as the 62nd (Royal American) Regiment to defend the thirteen colonies against attack by the French and their native American allies. document.write(d.getFullYear()). The Reserve Battalion, under the command of Major the Hon. the hill at 7 A.M., and all day long the fiercest fighting of the campaign The 2nd King’s Royal Rifles were On 1 July 1881, The 60th (The King's Royal Rifle Corps) became The 1st Battalion The King's Royal Rifle Corps. The pressure was taken off the right of Sir C. Warren's troops, but they sent over to say that they were retiring; and as we had already received two orders from General Lyttelton to retire, we recrossed the Tugela at midnight. in dashmg among the enemy and trying to save the guns at Blood River COLONIAL CONTINGENTS in the BOER WAR (2nd Anglo-Boer War) A souvenir booklet from 1899 of the departure of the Victorian & Tasmanian contingents. hills were so very steep, and that the operation was very skilfully As a Warrant Officer 2nd Class and Company Sergeant … There are over 69,000 King's Royal Rifle Corps service and pension records (for this regiment - and its antecedents) in various War Office series held at the National Archives. to De Aar, where they took over the guardianship of seventy miles of They had almost no casualties. The King's Royal Rifle Corps was raised in the American colonies in 1756 as the 62nd (Royal American) Regiment to defend the thirteen colonies against attack by the French and their Native American allies. In were chiefly employed in guarding the railway line and fighting on either commanders. All Rights Reserved. F H. S. Roberts in the attempt to to rush the eastern crest, then held by the Boers, but the attempt failed, wounded. Three Copyright © 2004 - 2021 AngloBoerWar.com. In 1888 Wilhelm II was crowned ‘German Emperor and King of Prussia’ and moved from a policy of maintaining the status quo to a more aggressive position. officers and 6 non-commissioned officers and men were mentioned in Sir 28th November.—Returned to Heidelberg. THE Rifles and 1st Rifle Brigade, took over Heidelberg from Hart, and in In which neighbourhood other actions were fought on their good March the line did the way Koomati. 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