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Those known to have served with

Berkshire Regiment

during the Great War 1914-1918.

  • Ackroyd Harold. Capt. Att. 6th Btn. Royal Berkshire Regiment (d.11th Aug 1917)
  • Alexander Frederick James. Pte 1st Btn. (d.12th Aug 1917)
  • Baker Bert George. Pte 2nd/4th Btn (d.18th April 1918)
  • Baker Charles Reginald. Pte. (d.16th Aug 1917)
  • Barnett Albert Alfred. Pte. 1/4th Battalion (d.27th Aug 1916)
  • Barnett William James. Pte. 1st Battalion
  • Bartlett Sidney Augustus. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.14th Sep 1914)
  • Betteridge Frederick Alfred James. Pte. 5th Btn. (d.25th Oct 1916)
  • Birkby Henry Alexander. 2nd Lt. 5th Btn. (d.20th Apr 1916)
  • Birkby Henry Alexander. 2nd Lt. 5th Btn. (d.20th Apr 1916)
  • Blight Thomas Henry. Pte. 5th Btn. (d.26th Aug 1918)
  • Bosley Herbert John. Pte. 2nd/4th Btn. (d.3rd April 1918)
  • Bowsher Thomas Leonard.
  • Bray Henry John. Pte. 2/4th Btn. (d.3rd April 1918)
  • Brooke Henry John. 2nd Lt.
  • Brown Frank. L/Cpl. 8th Btn. (d.12th January 1917)
  • Brown William Alaxander. Pte. 2/4th Btn (d.22nd Aug 1917)
  • Burgess Joseph James. Pte. 6th Btn. (d.17th Feb 1917)
  • Bygrave Arthur James. Pte. 1st Battalion (d.23rd Aug 1918)
  • Claydon John. Pte. 2nd Btn. (d.9th May 1915)
  • Colyer Edward Thomas Joseph. Cpl. 2nd Battalion (d.1st Aug 1917)
  • Costello Thomas. Pte. 5th Btn.
  • Covel William. Pte.
  • Depper Charles. Pte. 1/4th Btn. (d.13th Sep 1916)
  • Dimmer John Henry Stephen. Lt.Col. att. 2nd/4th Bn. Royal Berkshire Regiment (d.21st March 1918)
  • Dormer John Joseph. Pte. 2 Btn. (d.30th Jan 1916)
  • Dray Frederick Charles. Pte. 6th Btn. (d.1st Jul 1916)
  • Dyer Daniel. Pte. 8th Battalion (d.14th Oct 1915)
  • Earlam Edwin. Pte. 2nd/4th Btn. E Coy. (d.22nd Aug 1917)
  • Eustace James Henry. Pte. 8th Battalion (d.25th Sep 1915)
  • Eyles Thomas Charles. Pte. 5th Btn. (d.15th Oct 1916)
  • Fellowes Basil Hamilton Abdy. 2nd Lt. 2nd Btn att 5th Btn. (d.22nd March 1917)
  • Fountain Harold Ernest. Cpl. 2/4th Battalion (d.19th July 1916)
  • French William. Pte. 5th Btn. (d.24th June 1917)
  • Gee Arthur. Pte. 1/4th Btn.
  • Godden Frederick George. 2nd Battalion (d.31st Oct 1915)
  • Gomes Alvaro Druce. Lt. 3rd Btn.
  • Goodwin Albert. Pte. 2nd Btn.
  • Goodwin William Alfred. Pte. 5th Btn. (d.30th Nov 1917)
  • Gray John Arthur. Sgt.Maj. 2nd Btn. (d.4th March 1917)
  • Guy Edmond James. L/Cpl. 1st Btn. (d.12th March 1917)
  • Hall Alfred. Pte. 8th Btn. B Coy. (d.13th Oct 1915)
  • Handy Arthur James. Pte. 2nd Btn. (d.22nd Mar 1918)
  • Hansford Frederick Henry John. Pte
  • Hayden Albert Thomas. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.25th May 1916)
  • Hey George Leonard. Pte. 2nd Battalion (d.25th Sept 1915)
  • Hickmott Addison George. Pte. 1st Battalion
  • Hill William Henry. Pte. 2nd Battalion (d.27th May 1918)
  • Hollis Arthur. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.10th Oct 1918)
  • Holmes Harry Sidney. Cpl. 8th Btn, "C" Coy (d.21st September 1916)
  • Hopkins Francis John. L/Cpl 101st
  • Hopkins William. Pte. (d.27th May 1916)
  • House Albert. L/Cpl 1st Battalion (d.27th July 1916)
  • Huggins Thomas George. Sgt. 2nd Btn.
  • Hunter William Henry. Pte 2nd Battallion (d.21st Sept 1916)
  • Huntley Thomas T.. Cpl. 1st Battalion (d.25th Mar 1918)
  • Jacob Robert. Pte. 2nd Btn. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Jacob Sidney Ralph. Pte 2nd/4th Btn (d.7th Dec 1917)
  • Josey Benjamen. Pte. 4th Btn. (d.26th Oct 1918)
  • Kinchin Ernest James. Pte. 1st Battalion (d.4th June 1916)
  • Lamble Frederick. Pte. 11th Btn. (d.30th July 1916)
  • Lockey Frederick Charles. Pte. (d.4th November 1914)
  • Lole Samuel. Pte. 1st Battalion (d.20th August 1914)
  • Lovell Francis. L/Sgt. 1st Batallion (d.25th Aug 1914)
  • Lunnon Walter Ernest. Pte. 2nd Battalion (d.1st Jul 1916)
  • Matthews Thomas Luke. Pte. 6th Btn. (d.29th September 1916)
  • Milton Edwin. Pte.
  • Mitchell Charles. Pte. 2/4th Btn. (d.27th November 1916)
  • Mitchell Jesse Reuben. Pte. 2nd Btn. (d.9th May 1915)
  • Moore Edward Thomas. Pte. 6th Battalion (d.19th Jul 1916)
  • Mount Francis. Capt. 5th Battalion (d.13th Oct 1915)
  • Oliver Wilfred. L/Cpl. 2/4th Btn.
  • Oliver Wilfred. L/Cpl. 2/4th Btn.
  • Parker Edmund. Pte. 5th Btn.
  • Payne Edwin Francis. Pte. 1st Bn (d.26th October 1914)
  • Perris Thomas. Pte. 8th Btn.
  • Peters Joe E.. Cpl. 8th Btn. (d.5th Nov 1918)
  • Pope James William. Pte. 2nd Btn. (d.27th Apr 1918)
  • Pope James William. Pte. 2nd Btn. (d.27th Apr 1918)
  • Price A A M. Pte.
  • Price Matthew. Private
  • Price Reuben. Pte. 2nd Battalion (d.27th June 1918)
  • Prosser Alfred Sydne. Pte. 1st Battalion (d.5th Sep 1916)
  • Quartly Alfred. Pte. (d.5th Oct 1918)
  • Randall Charles Frank. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.1st Nov 1914)
  • Randall Henry John. L/Cpl. 1st Btn. (d.3rd Jan 1916)
  • Rixon Edward James. Pte. 2nd Btn. (d.4th April 1917)
  • Rolingson George Edward. Pte. 2nd Btn., D Coy. (d.16th Aug 1917)
  • Sambridge Alexander. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.8th Oct 1918)
  • Scarle Arthur. Pte.
  • Shaw William Arnold. Pte. 2/4th Battalion
  • Shears Charles Ralph. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.16th May 1915)
  • Sheppard Charles George.
  • Sherwood Frederick. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.30th Apr 1917)
  • Short Frederick. Pte. 1st/4th Battalion
  • Sibley William George. Pte 2nd Btn. (d.10th March 1915)
  • Slater Joseph Howard. Pte. 6th Btn. (d.1st Oct 1916)
  • Smith Herbert Maurice. Pte. 2/4th Btn. (d.29th May 1918)
  • Stanley William Charles. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.16th May 1915)
  • Stevens Charles. A/Sjt. 1st Battalion (d.29th Nov 1917)
  • Swain John. Pte. 5th Btn. (d.11th Aug 1918)
  • Tambling Frederick Gilbert Billings. Pte. 5th Btn. (d.17th March 1917)
  • Thatcher Hubert Archibald. Pte. 2nd Battalion (d.28th Oct 1916)
  • Turner Alexander Buller. 2nd Lt. 1st Btn. (d.1st Oct 1915)
  • Wale Edmund Joseph. L/Cpl. 8th Battalion (d.4 April 1918)
  • Walker Robert James. Pte. 8th Btn.
  • Ward George. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.26th Sep 1914)
  • Welch John William. Pte. 2nd Btn. (d.1st Aug 1917)
  • Weller Thomas. Pte. 13th Btn.
  • White Sidney Albert. Pte. 5th Btn. (d.12th May 1918)
  • White Sidney Herbert. Cpl.
  • Whiteway Edward. Pte. 2nd/4th Btn (d.22nd Aug 1917)
  • Whiting William Jesse. Pte. 5th Btn. (d.30th Nov 1917)
  • Wicks Charles John. Pte. 2nd Btn. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Wicks Edward. Pte. 2nd Btn. (d.20th Augu 1917)
  • Wicks James William. Pte. 2nd Btn. (d.8th Aug 1916)
  • Woodwards Jesse. Pte. 2nd Btn.

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Lt.Col. John Henry Stephen Dimmer VC, MC att. 2nd/4th Bn. Royal Berkshire Regiment King's Royal Rifle Corps (d.21st March 1918)

John Dimmer was killed in action on 21st March 1918 aged 35 and is buried in the Vadencourt British Cemetery in France. he was the husband of Dora Garvagh (formerly Dimmer), of Ashby Hall, Lincoln.

An extract from The London Gazette dated 19th Nov., 1914. records the following:- "This Officer served his machine gun during the attack on the 12th November at Klein Zillebeke until he had been shot five times - three times by shrapnel and twice by bullets, and continued at his post until his gun was destroyed."

s flynn




1206472

Pte. Arthur James Handy 2nd Btn. Royal Berkshire Regiment (d.22nd Mar 1918)

Arthur James Handy was actually born in 1885 although, for some reason, his age as recorded on the Commonwealth War Graves and war records states he was 24 when he died (he was actually 33). He was the eldest of the eight children of James and Ellen Handy of 50 Alderminster and is recorded on the War Memorial at Alderminster Church.

We are also aware that Arthur's cousins Henry (Harry) Handy who was a Driver in the Royal Army Service Corps and Henry's brother Percy Gerald Handy a Private in the Royal Warwickshire Regiment also gave their lives in the Great War.

Andy Warren




1206416

2nd Lt. Henry Alexander Birkby 5th Btn. Royal Berkshire Regiment (d.20th Apr 1916)

Henry Alexander Birkby was killed in action on the 20th of April 1916, aged 26 and is buried in Bethune Town Cemetery, France.

s flynn




1206268

Cpl. Joe E. Peters DCM 8th Btn. Royal Berkshire Regiment (d.5th Nov 1918)

Joe Peters was born in 1887 at Cammers Green, Berrow, and pre-war worked as a carpenter making carts and building houses, he built his own house at Cammers Green and a relative still lives in the property making carts in Birtsmorton, Worcs. He was married to Ellen on 2nd November, 1909 and they ran the Post Office, which was located at his house. He joined the Worcestershire Regiment before war broke out and originally travelled to France as part of the 7th Bn. He was later transferred to the 8th Bn. Royal Berkshire Regiment as part of a draft of 80 men, this happened sometime before December 1917. By 1918 he was serving in D Company, 8/Royal Berks. when the German offensive started on 21 March. The unit were at La Guingette Farm, 6 miles south of La Quentin when he earned his DCM. The citation [published LG 3 Sept. 1918] reads:

For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He volunteered to accompany an officer over the top of the trench to tackle an enemy sniper who was doing much execution amongst our men. Under heavy fire he rushed the sniper and took him back to the trench.

The Battalion War Diary amplifies this: 12 March. Bn. takes over front line trenches, B and C Companies in the front line, A Company along the St. Quentin Road, and D Company in the Quarry.

20 March. Notice of impending attack received during the evening.

21 March. The enemy put down a heavy barrage which included much gas shelling. All communications were destroyed almost immediately. At 11.00 the enemy advanced in a thick line to attack the trench west of Bn. HQ. Owing to the mist they were able to reach 50 yards from our trench, but were then shot down almost to a man. One sniper, in a shell hole about 50 yards in front, was particularly active. Lieut. N. Williams, having located him, climbed over the parapet, accompanied by his servant 36678 Pte. J.E. Peters, rushed him with the bayonet and took him prisoner. When returning to the trench this Officer was killed. By this great act of gallantry he undoubtedly saved many lives. About this time the mist began to lift and the leading enemy troops were seen advancing towards la Fontaine. The remainder of the battalion was ordered to withdraw down Seine alley, towards the Battle Zone.

26 July L.-Cpl. J. E. Peters, C Company, who was awarded the DCM in May, was presented with the medal ribbon by the Corps Commander

He was not destined to survive the war, however, as he was wounded on 23 October, serving with C Company. The battalion had assembled for an attack in the railway cutting north of the Halt near Le Cateau: Cpl. Peters was amongst the many such casualties from enemy artillery fire during the assembly. [source: Battalion War Diary] He died of his wounds 13 days later, and was buried in St. Sever Extension in Plot III, Row H, Grave 27.

s flynn




1206244

L/Cpl. Wilfred Oliver 2/4th Btn. Royal Berkshire Regiment

Wilfred Oliver: note the black button worn after his brother was killed in action.

Wilfred Oliver was born in 1899 and enlisted on 9th September 1916. He transferred to the Reserve on 6th March 1919. He was a Lewis Gunner and served in both Belgium and France. Wilfred was awarded one blue chevron and one wound stripe. His brother George William Oliver, born 1893, was killed on 1st July 1916 in the Battle of the Somme, after which Wilfred wore a black button on his uniform.

Alec Oliver




1206211

Pte. William Hopkins (d.27th May 1916)

William Hopkins of the 8th Battalion, Royal Berkshire Regiment, died on the 27th May 1916 and is remembered at Loos British Cemetery. He was one of two Brothers, both killed. William Hopkins would have been my great uncle.

Dave Whitwell




1206206

Pte. Edward James Rixon 2nd Btn. Royal Berkshire Regiment (d.4th April 1917)

Edwin Rixon died on 4th of April 1917, aged 22. He was the son of James and Elizabeth Rixon, of Fawley Green, Henley-on-Thames. He lived in the village of Fawley, nr. Henley on Thames, with his parents, his brother Jack (my grandfather) and sister Amy (Cis).

s flynn




1206007

Pte. Hubert Archibald Thatcher 2nd Battalion Royal Berkshire Regiment (d.28th Oct 1916)

Hubert Thatcher was my first cousin twice removed, the son of Alfred and Jane Thatcher who lived in Pound Cottage, Speenhamland, Newbury. Alfred was a blacksmith in Newbury. Hubert died 28th October 1916 in the Battle of the Somme. He has no known grave but is commemorated at the Thiepval Memorial, in France. He was 19 years of age.

Jenny Austin




1205992

L/Cpl. Edmond James Guy 1st Btn. Royal Berkshire Regiment (d.12th March 1917)

Edmund Guy was killed in action on the 12th of March 1917, aged 26. Buried in Plot VI. D. 11 in the Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension in France, he was the son of Walter Thomas and Alice Mary Guy, of 14, Fentons Avenue, Plaistow, London. Brave soldier and beloved brother of Milly, Rose, Elsie, Lily and Gertie Still mourned by his family. He was ours.

s flynn




1205976

Pte. Edmund Parker 5th Btn. Royal Berkshire Regiment

Pte. Edmund Parker, notebook

We came across this information in a notebook when my mother died.

Steve Vickers




1205942

2nd Lt. Henry Alexander Birkby 5th Btn. Royal Berkshire Regiment (d.20th Apr 1916)

Henry Alexander Birkby was killed in action on the 20th of April 1916, aged 26 and is buried in Bethune Town Cemetery, France.

s flynn




232014

Lt. Alvaro Druce Gomes 3rd Btn. Royal Berkshire Regiment

Alvaro Druce Gomes was commissioned into the 3rd Royal Berkshire Regiment on 6th May 1915 and was subsequently seconded to the 39th Machine Gun Corps in Grantham on 14th March 1916. While training at Grantham, he learned that there was an urgent requirement for a detachment to travel to Baghdad as part of a force being assembled to go to the immediate relief of General Townsend at Kut-al-Amarah. He later related:

"The 13th Division had been moved to Mesopotamia to strengthen the force being assembled for the relief of the besieged garrison at Kut al Amara. The troops readied to fight their way up both banks of the river Tigris consisted of Royal Engineers, Gloucesters, Worcesters, Warwicks, South Staffords and the Machine Gun Unit, plus Artillery Units and Indian Cavalry and Infantry.

On the right bank of the river we advanced towards the enemy in open line formation, in slightly undulating country of sand, with the river on our right and flooded marshes about a mile away on our left. On the left bank we were entrenched with the original force, but no advance could be made as the enemy was far superior in numbers and guns. The relief force therefore decided to attack on the right bank so as to relieve the left bank and then a final attack would be made simultaneously by both forces.

Suddenly, as we were going over from one cover to another in sections, the enemy opened fire. They were entrenched about three to four hundred yards away. We were ordered to dig in and continued throughout the night in spite of flares. Our main body dug in too and we finally had a nest of trenches connected up. We next started digging out towards the enemy and it did not take us very long before we were within striking distance as it was easy digging in the sandy soil. Of course, we suffered fairly heavy casualties during this operation but we had gained valuable ground and realised that we could no longer advance in the open. We were eager to engage the enemy as General Townsend was invested since December 1915 and it was now about the end of March 1916.

In the meantime, our divisional heavy artillery was engaging the enemy’s German heavy guns and especially two long range guns which gave us a great deal of trouble. Our light artillery only came into play when we were about to attack. With the light artillery in position, and with our machine guns firing overhead, we provided good cover for our advancing troops.

The enemy attacked us as we were completing our advanced trenches and that night, after we had repulsed the enemy’s attack and with great loss to them, we were walking over the dead bodies of our comrades, about three deep in the front trench. We evacuated the dead and wounded as quickly as possible in case of another attack.

After a couple of days, we attacked but unfortunately our artillery had not destroyed the enemy’s machine guns. Our men were caught by their machine gun cross fire but we rallied, got into their trenches and captured most of the machine guns. Backed by the overhead fire from our own artillery and machine guns, our infantry inflicted very heavy loss on the enemy and gained a good deal of ground. We advanced fairly rapidly on the right bank of the river Tigris and captured the enemy’s position not far from Kut-al-Amarah; several counter attacks by the enemy were repulsed. However, luck was against us as floods impeded any further advance and the garrison capitulated on 29th April 1916, after all their supplies had finished.

In February 1917, we eventually captured Kut-al-Amarah after very intense fighting, with the Turks who were assisted by German troops. After we forced the Turks from the right bank of the river to the left bank at Kut-al-Amarah, they blew up their bridges. While we were making a pontoon bridge across the river, they repeatedly sent their planes over to bomb it, in order to cover their retreat. Their infantry made a very orderly retreat in spite of the terrific shelling and machine gun fire we were pouring into their ranks from across the river.

After we crossed the river, the Turks left a strong force to fight a rear guard action. The Turks sent General Townsend to Turkey for safe custody. The Turks are exceptionally good fighters, especially at close quarters, and were supported by very accurate German artillery.” During these operations, we had to wear our spine pads and helmets at all the times otherwise one went down with sunstroke. The temperature in the shade reached 120 degrees, and there was no ice until after the capture of Baghdad."

Mike Watkinson




231686

Pte. Edwin Earlam 2nd/4th Btn. E Coy. Royal Berkshire Regiment (d.22nd Aug 1917)

Edwin Earlam is buried in Tyne Cot Cemetery.





231656

Pte. Frederick Lamble 11th Btn. Royal Berkshire Regiment (d.30th July 1916)

Frederick Lamble's grave is at the Warloy Ballion War Graves cemetery in the Somme. It was discovered and visited by his great niece on July 16th 2014.

Linda Collis




229075

Cpl. Harry Sidney Holmes 8th Btn, "C" Coy Royal Berkshire Rgt. (d.21st September 1916)

I am trying to trace a memorial or information about my great grandmother's brother Harry Holmes who was in the Royal Berkshire Regiment and was wounded at Fricourt on 29th August 1916. He died from his injuries on 21st September 1916, aged 27 years.

Update

According to the CWG website, Harry Holmes is buried in Shaw Cemetery, Newbury, grave reference 2409.

Barry Baker




227787

Pte Sidney Ralph Jacob 2nd/4th Btn Royal Berkshire Regment (d.7th Dec 1917)

Sidney was the second son of Frederick Jacob to die in 1917. In August that year his elder brother also Frederick had died. From what I have ascertained, Sidney died of wounds suffered in the battle of Passchendaele. He was 23 years old





227741

Pte. Robert Jacob 2nd Btn. Royal Berkshire Regiment (d.1st July 1916)

Robert Jacob is remembered on a tablet together with his brother George in the churchyard of St. Stephen's, Baughurst, a village in north Hampshire, close to the Berkshire border. He is also recorded on the local war memorial.

He was typical of many young men who went to do his patriotic duty; he died on the first day of the Battle of the Somme, aged 20. He is buried in the Ovillers Military Cemetery, five kilometres north-east of Albert.

Robert's older brother also died during WW1. His sister Rose died from TB contracted whilst serving as a nurse, which she also passed on to their younger brother Frederick. All four children of his family died in the space of eleven years.

Andrew Thompson




226172

Pte. James William Pope 2nd Btn. Royal Berkshire Regiment (d.27th Apr 1918)

Pte James Pope served with the 2nd Btn Royal Berkshire Regiment

Victor Bayliss




225582

Pte William George Sibley 2nd Btn. Royal Berkshire Regiment (d.10th March 1915)

William George Sibley was 21 when he was killed in 1915. He was awarded the Delhi Durbar Medal in 1911 so he must have joined the army at a very young age.

Peter Sibley




225175

Pte. George Edward Rolingson 2nd Btn., D Coy. Royal Berkshire Regiment (d.16th Aug 1917)

George Rolingson was my uncle, my mother's older brother. My mother (aged 6) recalled seeing him off from Diss station after coming home on leave, and holding her in his arms telling her he would not be coming back this time. He died at Passchendaele on 16th August 1917 aged 22. I like to think he is buried in Whitehall as he has no grave.

K. Norman




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