It was given the additional county title of 11th (North Devonshire) Regiment of Foot in 1782. The 11th North Devonshire Regiment of Foot Thursday, March 8, 2012 Memoir of William Pidcock, a member of the 11th Regiment in NSW This transcript is posted on the 'Australia's Redcoat Settlers' website run by Barrie and Margaret Chapman (http://freepages.history.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~garter1/). Author Topic: 11th North Devonshire Regiment of Foot [Recruiting] (Read 5105 times) 0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic. The volunteer army of 1914-15 included many Devonians, who didn’t all serve with the Devonshire Regiment. The regiment was raised at Newcastle in 1741 as the 57th Regiment of Foot, ranked as the 46th Regiment of Foot in 1751, and took a county title as the 46th (South Devonshire) Regiment of Foot in 1782. The division advanced on its destination of the city of Hamburg, Germany, as part of the Western Allied invasion of Germany, taking part in the Battle of Hamburg in late April 1945. The 6th Battalion was transferred to the 141st Brigade, 47th Division. Brokenborough, Wiltshire, UK. The photograph shows the item you are buying. The battalion, along the rest of 6th Airborne, was withdrawn to England in early September where they received new replacements, equipment and continued training. On 1 July 1881, the 11th (North Devonshire) Regiment became the Devonshire Regiment. The unit was initially known as the 50th Battalion The Devonshire Regiment, and formed at the beginning of World War II by amalgamating members of the 12th Holding Battalion and soldiers from Higher Barracks, Exeter. U243. The 1/4th and 1/6th Battalions later saw action in Mesopotamia, while the 1/5th was transferred to the Western Front. Euston Road Cemetery, Colincamps, Somme, France. The battalion also fought in the Battle of Breville, and served throughout the Battle of Normandy but as normal infantrymen. Devonshire Regiment. Ancestry.com and our loyal RootsWeb community. Father was a Coast Guard Officer. 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Nick: Ser Lucas Avis; Side: Confederacy; 11th North Devonshire Regiment of Foot [Recruiting] « on: January 28, 2013, 08:50:28 pm » Hello there we … 1702 - Raised in Ireland as Colonel Richard Coote's Regiment of Foot At the time of the War of the Spanish Succession, the Dorsets, or Colonel Coote's Regiment, was raised by a Royal Warrant … By the autumn of 1940 the battalion was … An Unknown British Officer, Probably of 11th (North Devonshire) Regiment of Foot, c.1800, John Hoppner, 1758-1810 reimagined. It was responsible for training regimental recruits at Rawlinson Barracks, Denbury Camp near Newton Abbot. [56] In 1958, the regiment was amalgamated with the Dorset Regiment to form the Devonshire and Dorset Regiment. 04-04-1917. Home The 11th Foot was raised in 1685 as the Duke of Beauforts Regiment and became the North Devonshire Regiment in 1782. "[40], The 3rd (Special Reserve) Battalion (formerly part of the Militia) was mobilised upon the outbreak of war to serve mainly in a training capacity, holding and training officers and men before sending them overseas to active battalions of the regiment throughout the world. They are facing Pepworth Hill, firing from behind boulders which provided for an effective cover. The 46th (South Devonshire) Regiment of Foot was an infantry regiment of the British Army, created in 1741 and amalgamated into the Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry in 1881. Also, you might want to check out the RootsWeb Blog - it is where we keep you up to date on what is happening with RootsWeb. In 1881, under the Childers Reforms it became the Devonshire Regiment, at the same time … On D-Day, 6 June 1944, it was intended that the battalion, commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Cosmo Nevill, should land at Le Hamel, on Gold Beach, behind the 1st Hampshires. In June 1667 Henry Somerset, Marquess of Worcester, was granted a commission to raise a regiment of foot, The Marquess of Worcester's Regiment of Foot. [32] The regiment was not fundamentally affected by the Cardwell Reforms of the 1870s, which gave it a depot at Topsham Barracks in Exeter from 1873, or by the Childers reforms of 1881 – as it already possessed two battalions, there was no need for it to amalgamate with another regiment. There was also the Royal 1 st Devon Yeomanry and Royal North Devon … Son of Joseph Richard and Sarah Jane Farmer nee Rigby of 18 Regent Place, Swindon, Wilts. Badges: 1972-08-40: Pattern 1879-1881, helmet plate, gilt metal, nd; associated with 20th (East Devonshire) Regiment. Title: An Unknown British Officer, Probably of 11th (North Devonshire) Regiment of Foot, c.1800 Creator: John Hoppner, 1758–1810, British Date Created: ca. Devonshire Regiment. In July 1943 the battalion, together with the 231st Brigade, fought in the Allied invasion of Sicily, and, briefly, in the Allied invasion of Italy in September. [8], The regiment was deployed to Flanders in summer 1742 for service in the War of Austrian Succession[9] and took part in the Battle of Dettingen in June 1743,[10] the Battle of Fontenoy in May 1745[11] and the Battle of Rocoux in October 1746. It was numbered 11th Foot in 1747, to which North Devonshire was added in 1782. Private, 16661. The 1/7th and 2/7th (Cyclist) Battalions served in Home Defence. Died of Wounds France . 1800 Physical Dimensions: 30 x 25 inches (76.2 x 63.5 cm) Subject Keywords: officer (military officer), man, costume, uniform, portrait, soldier External Link: See this work of art on the Yale Center for British Art website … In 1868, the regiment was the Royal North Devon Hussars with Headquarters at Barnstaple. After the war, it garrisoned the island of Menorca. The picture colour may vary due to light variation when the picture was taken . In 1682, Henry Somerset was created Duke of Beaufort, and in 1685 he was again commissioned to raise a regiment, The Duke of Beaufort's Regiment of Foot, or Beaufort Musketeers, to defend Bristol against the Duke of Monmouth's rebellion.[2]. [26] It fought at the Siege of Burgos in September 1812[27] and then pursued the French Army into France taking part in the Battle of the Pyrenees in July 1813,[28] the Battle of Nivelle in November 1813[29] and the Battle of the Nive in December 1813[30] as well as the Battle of Orthez in February 1814[31] and the Battle of Toulouse in April 1814.[31]. Two shako plates, other ranks', 11th (The North Devonshire Regiment of Foot and 81st (Loyal Lincoln Volunteers) Regiment of Foot, pattern, 1839-1855. Stone Inscription :- "Killed In Action And Buried At The Time In Colincamps British Cemetery Whose Grave Is Now Lost. Lincolnshire) Regiment of Foot - 2 Battalions from 1804-1816 11th (North Devonshire) Regiment of Foot - 2 Battalions from 1808-1816 12th (East Suffolk) Regiment. The Second Line battalions (2/4th, 2/5th (prince of Wales's) and 2/6th) also went to India, with the 2/4th and 2/5th later serving in Palestine and Mesopotamia respectively. Date of Birth. In 1958 the regiment was amalgamated with the Dorset Regiment The battalion crossed the River Rhine in Operation Varsity in March 1945 alongside the U.S. 17th Airborne Division. Prior to 1st July 1881, the Devonshire Regiment was the 11th Regiment of Foot. However it can trace its history back nearly 200 years prior to this. [1] It was given the additional county title of 11th (North Devonshire) Regiment of Foot in 1782. It was widely known for its rough and near mutinous behaviour. 28.1.1 - 11th (The North Devonshire) Regiment of Foot. From the … In 1958 the regiment was amalgamated with the Dorset Regiment to form the Devonshire and Dorset Regiment which, in 2007, was amalgamated with the Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire and Wiltshire Regiment, the Royal Green Jackets and The Light Infantry to form a new large regiment, The Rifles. The 1st Battalion, Devonshire Regiment was a Regular Army unit and, after absorbing some 500 reservists, departed for France, landing at Le Havre on 21 August 1914, just 17 days since Britain's entry into the war, as part of the British Expeditionary Force (BEF). Merged regiments and new brigading — many famous units to lose separate identity. [53], The 50th (Holding) Battalion was raised in 1940 and renumbered the 12th Battalion the same year and spent most of its time on home defence anticipating a German invasion. In 1881 the name became The Devonshire Regiment. 4 January 1917 : merged with Royal 1st Devonshire Yeomanry to form the 16th (Royal 1st Devon and North Devon Yeomanry) Bn, the Devonshire Regiment and came under orders of 229th Brigade in 74th (Yeomanry) Division. In a very small cemetery in Brokenborough, Wiltshire, stands the headstone … The regiment also raised the 11th (Reserve), 12th (Labour), 13th (Works) and 14th (Labour) Battalions. In amongst the fighting at various stages of the battle was the Devonshire Regiment, which was featured in Sam Mendes' World War One epic 1917. In December 1944 they fought briefly in the Battle of the Bulge but the outcome was already decided before the division arrived. The Devonshire Regiment was officially formed in 1881 when the 11th (North Devon) Regiment of Foot and the Devon Militia were merged. [17], The regiment served under the name of its various Colonels until it was numbered as the 11th Regiment of Foot when the numerical system of regimental designation was adopted in 1751. However, in December 1944, the 50th Division was disbanded, due to a severe shortage of infantrymen in the British Army at the time, and the battalion was transferred to the 131st (Lorried) Infantry Brigade, part of the 7th Armoured Division, The Desert Rats, and remained with them for the rest of the war, participating in Operation Blackcock in January 1945 followed by Operation Plunder where they crossed the River Rhine. [12], The regiment embarked for the continent in spring 1760 for service in the Seven Years' War; it fought at the Battle of Warburg in July 1760,[13] the Battle of Kloster Kampen in October 1760[14] and the Battle of Villinghausen in July 1761[15] as well as the Battle of Wilhelmsthal in June 1762[16] and the inconclusive Iberian campaign. … Following the experience of the First World War, it was decided that only the fourteen most senior yeomanry regiments would be retained as horsed cavalry, with the rest being transferred to other roles. One is entitled "Historical record of the Eleventh, or the North Devon Regiment of Foot: containing an account of the formation of the regiment in 1685, and of its subsequent services to 1845", published by Parker, Furnivall and Parker, Military Library, Whitehall, 1845. G952 5th Battalion, Devonshire Regiment pals. 11th North Devonshire Regiment. The battalion joined the 8th Brigade of the 3rd Division in early September 1914, and then transferred to the 14th Brigade of the 5th Division later in the month. Following the Childers Reforms, the … A dia stamped brass metal badge with two fixing tags attached . However, owing to adverse sea conditions and an unexpectedly high tidal surge, three of the four rifle companies were carried over a mile to the east before they could make landfall and had to make their way to their assigned assembly point on foot. … [33] Under the reforms the regiment became the Devonshire Regiment on 1 July 1881. In 1682, Henry Somerset was created Duke of Beaufort, and in 1685 he was again commissioned to raise a regiment, The Duke of Beaufort's Regiment of Foot, … On 1 April 1893, the troops were reorganised in squadrons. 11th Regiment of Foot (North Devonshire) 1845-1857 * 65th Regiment of Foot (2nd Yorkshire, North Riding) 1846-1849 * 40th Regiment of Foot (2nd Somersetshire) (2nd tour) 1852-1860 * 12th Regiment of Foot (East Suffolk) 1854-1866 * 77th Regiment of Foot (East Middlesex) 1857-1858 * Royal Artillery (No.3 Company, 7th Battalion) 1858-1870 * Royal Marines (Detachment … 9th (Service) Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Use this list as a guide to determine when your own ancestor might have joined this regiment - but note that this list is for regular enlistments only. The Devonshire Regiment was a line infantry regiment of the British Army which served under various titles and served in many wars and conflicts from 1685 to 1958, such as the Second Boer War, the First World War and the Second World War. It started a new regimental number series from this date, some examples of which I list below. After Italy the brigade was withdrawn to Sicily and then the United Kingdom where it became permanently part of the veteran 50th (Northumbrian) Infantry Division and trained with them in preparation for the Allied invasion of Normandy. W271 Lance Corporal William Henry Thomas Keyte of Chipping Campden, Devonshire Regiment. The battalion landed in Normandy in the late afternoon of 6 June 1944 in Operation Mallard. By the end of the war over 13,000 men and 750 officers had passed through the battalion. The 4th Battalion was sent, in May 1940, to Gibraltar to join the 2nd Gibraltar Brigade[52] and returned to the United Kingdom on 28 December 1943 and eventually joined the 164th Brigade, 55th (West Lancashire) Division before finally ending the war in the 183rd Infantry Brigade, 61st Infantry Division. Formed as a Second-Line regiment in September 1914 and remained in UK until in November … [19] It was deployed to the West Indies in 1801 where it captured Saint Barthélemy and Saint Martin later that year. 2/1st. [23] It took part in the Siege of Badajoz in April 1811,[24] the Siege of Ciudad Rodrigo in January 1812[24] and earned its nickname, The Bloody Eleventh,[25] at the Battle of Salamanca in July 1812. The regiment was not required to fight at the time of its formation since the Duke of Monmouth was drawn away from Bristol. Any questions please ask. Thursday November 1st 1917. It was given the additional county title of 11th (North Devonshire) Regiment of Foot in 1782. The following members of the regiment were awarded the Victoria Cross: Regimental titles in italics indicate they were disbanded or renumbered before 1881. [34] At the same time it merged with the militia and rifle volunteer units of the county of Devon. GREGORY, Samuel Arthur. The brigade was part of the British 36th Infantry Division. The 99th Regiment was very unpopular in Sydney. [22] It took part in the Battle of Bussaco in September 1810 and then fell back to the Lines of Torres Vedras. Gorman, Patrick Joseph. Sir Savage Lloyd Mostyn KCB (also Royal Welch Fusiliers), 1930–1943: Maj-Gen Sir Charles Clarkson Martin Maynard KCB CMG DSO, 1948–1958: Col Lionel Henry Mountifort Westropp. Second Boer War. History Early years. Therefore, the regiment was now organised as: The remaining battalion was in Malaya from 1948 to 1951 at the time of the Malayan Emergency and in Kenya from 1953 to 1955, during the Mau Mau Uprising. During the inter-war period, the regiment was re-organised: The 1st Battalion was serving in British India when the Second World War broke out, and spent the entire war in India, Ceylon and Burma. [4] It joined the armies of the Duke of Marlborough in Holland in the War of Spanish Succession in 1703, and also fought in the Iberian Campaign, being captured by the French at Portalegre in 1704[5] and part of the British army defeated at the Battle of Almansa in April 1707. Courtesy of Paul Hughes. The 46th (South Devonshire) Regiment of Foot was an infantry regiment of the British Army, raised in 1741. In 1881, under the Childers Reforms it became the Devonshire Regiment, at the same time merging with the militia and rifle volunteer units of the county of Devon. The battalion ended the war by the River Elbe. The Regiment served under the name of its various Colonels until it was numbered as the 11th Regiment of Foot when the numerical system of regimental designation was adopted in 1751. [49] Of the four company commanders, two were wounded and one was killed. The Devonshire Regiment was involved in the fighting from virtually beginning to end and the human cost was high, over 6,000 men killed and about three times that number wounded. Wellington Barracks, Bury (248 words) no match in snippet view article find links to article barracks became the depot for the two battalions of the 20th (East Devonshire) Regiment. [45] The 8th Battalion later served on the Italian Front. History Formation. The 1st/11th Regiment (North Devonshire) was garrisoned in the colony from 1845 to 1857. The battalion remained in Normandy until August 1944 where it participated in the breakout from the beachhead. As a result, on 7 June 1920, the Royal 1st Devon Yeomanry was amalgamated with the Royal North Devon Yeomanry to form the Royal Devon Yeomanry and … The 2nd Battalion fought in the Second Anglo-Afghan War, the Anglo-Ashanti wars and the Second Boer War. [44] The 8th (Service) Battalion, part of 29th Brigade reserve, was committed within 3 hours of the beginning of the attack and suffered 639 casualties on the first day. © 1997-2018 Ancestry [1], The 11th Regiment spent the early years of the French Revolutionary Wars serving as detachments in the Mediterranean with the Royal Navy. … RootsWeb is funded and supported by F387 Frank Short, 5th Battalion, Devonshire Regiment (seated left), Patrick Short, Machine Gun Corps and South Lancashire Regiment, and brothers, Michael and Tommy, of Dublin. [21], The 1st battalion returned to Europe in July 1809 to fight in the Peninsular War. The battalion then took part in the Winter operations 1914–1915, occupying trenches in deep mud and snow before, in April 1915, suffering 200 casualties from shelling and German counterattacks after holding Hill 60 after its capture a few days before.[38]. About Us | Contact Us | Rootsweb Blog | Copyright Learn more. Subsequent changes - - 1881 1881-1898 1898-1901 Post 1901 1952. 19. [18] It also took part in an abortive raid on the port of Ostend in 1798. In September 1939, on the outbreak of the Second World War, the Devonshire Regiment had two Regular battalions and six battalions of Territorials (part-time volunteers), three of which were new and in the process of forming. The regiment remained in existence for only a few months and was disbanded in the same year. [39] General Henri Berthelot, General Office Commanding the French 5th Army in his Order of the Day of 20 August 1918 said: "Thus the whole battalion, colonel, 28 officers and 552 non-commissioned officers and men, responded with one accord and offered their lives in ungrudging sacrifice to the sacred cause of the Allies. [1] The regiment remained in existence for only a few months and was disbanded in the same year. Some were Regular soldiers, some Territorials. Their Glory Shall Not be Blotted Out". Devonshire Regiment. Second Lieutenant; Posts: 501; To be True, You must first be Loyal. Two of the six Territorial battalions – the 5th and 7th – converted to become anti-tank regiments in the Royal Artillery and fought as gunners in North … 78mm high. The 1st Devons lost in the battle two thirds of their officers and a third of the other ranks. 11th (North Devonshire) Regiment of Foot. 1685 - Founded as The Colonel the Duke of Beaufort's Musketeers.1751 - Renamed 11th Regiment of Foot.1782-1881 - Renamed 11th (North Devonshire) Regiment of Foot.1845 (July) - 11th HQ, three companies sailed from Chatham on board the "Castle Eden" for Sydney, Australia.1845 (August) - Remainder of 11th sailed on board the "Ramilies" for Sydney, Australia. Soldiers of the Devonshire Regiment at the Relief of Ladysmith, 1900. Charles John Addington, 1903–1910: Maj-Gen Hon. However, none of these units, except the 4th Battalion, saw active service outside of the United Kingdom and were used mainly for home defence, training or supplying the other battalions of the regiment with infantry replacements and served with many different brigades and divisions such as the 80th Infantry (Reserve) Division. Its first action came in Ireland at the Battle of the Boyne in July 1690[3] and the Siege of Limerick in August 1691 when it fought for William III against the Irish Army of the deposed James II. London Cemetery & Extension, Longueval, … Badges: 1973-01-1: Collection of badges associated with the 44th Regiment of Foot. The Regiment was not required to fight at the time of its formation since the Duke of Monmouth was drawn … The Devonshire Regiment was raised in 1685 by Henry, Duke of Beaufort in Devon, Somerset and Dorset, for the suppression of the Monmouth Rebellion. The 1st/11th Regiment was brought to Sydney from Van Dieman's Land to control the riotous 99th Regiment." Saturday December 14th 1889. [48], The 2nd Battalion, Devonshire Regiment was a Regular Army unit that was serving on the island of Malta as part of the 1st Malta Infantry Brigade (redesignated as the 231st Infantry Brigade in April 1943) and was involved in the siege of Malta from June 1940 until November 1942. 4th Battalion (TA), later The Devonshire Regiment (T), even later HQ Company, 5th (Prince of Wales's) Battalion, amalgamated with 4th Battalion in 1950, Dettingen, Salamanca, Pyrenees, Nivelle, Nive, Orthes, Toulouse, Peninsula, Afghanistan 1879–80, Tirah, Defence of Ladysmith, Relief of Ladysmith, South Africa 1899-1902, 1856–1857: Lt-Gen William George Cochrane, 1902–1903: Maj-Gen Hon. The red coat displays the regiment's green facings. You'll find it in our RootsWeb Hosted Web Sites index, The RootsWeb Wiki will offer you research articles as well as The Source: A Guidebook to American Genealogy and Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources. [41], The 1/4th, 1/5th (Prince of Wales's) and 1/6th Battalions of the Devonshire Regiment, all First Line Territorial Force (TF) units, were mobilised upon the outbreak of war, serving together in the Devon and Cornwall Brigade of the Wessex Division, and were sent to India. 1 History 1.1 Early wars 1.2 Napoleonic Wars 1.3 The Victorian era 2 Battle Honours 3 Colonels 3.1 The 46th Regiment of Foot - (1748) … [57], The regimental collection is displayed in the Keep Military Museum in Dorchester. If you need any communication from … Ten battalions of the Devon Regiment fought in France and Belgium, Mesopotamia, Salonika, Macedonia, Egypt, Palestine, Italy and in North Russia. LucasAvis. 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