2nd Battalion. 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. Saturday 14-10-1916. George Cooper Evison 5th Btn. 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. Photographs 201237 Private Alfred Cooper, 1/5th Battalion, The Lincolnshire Regiment. [125][126][127], In March and April 1940, the battalion (less 384 AA Co) handed its S/L sites over to 30th (Surrey) AA Bn and moved to the Newcastle upon Tyne area under 7 AA Division, where it took over sites from 37th (Tyne Electrical Engineers) AA Bn at Newcastle, Morpeth and Sunderland. In March 177th Brigade and the divisional artillery were in action in The Battle of St Quentin. The division handed over to the 2nd Canadian Division in early July, having secured the jumping-off positions from which the Canadian Corps launched the successful Battle of Hill 70 in August. Born and enlisted Lincoln. Lincolnshire Regiment. P&P: + £1.95 P&P . [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. 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. Lincolnshire Regiment during WW2 WW2 Battalions of the Lincolnshire Regiment There were four Lincolnshire Battalions during this war from 1939-1945. However, on arrival at Ploegsteert in the Ypres Salient, the two Lincolnshire battalions were attached to the Regulars of 11th Brigade in 4th Division for instruction in trench duties. 39 AA Bde War Diary 1939–41, TNA file WO 166/2272. the battalion at that time was in a position close to Sanctuary Wood and the Germans were attacking with ‘liquid fire’. At dusk the battalion's survivors under the only unwounded officer, Captain R.E. In July they joined 177th Brigade, 59th (2nd North Midland) Division, at St Albans and were renamed 59th (2nd North Midland) Division. The other companies had to fell trees and took longer to get over, but the battalion was across and formed up for its advance by 08.00, meeting little opposition. George William Wood 5th Btn. The crossing was to be made by 137th (Staffordshire) Bde, with 138th (Lincoln & Leicester) Bde following up and then attacking towards the second objective. George returned to France on 20th December 1915, having recovered from his injuries. On 11 April the 2/5th Bn was ordered to make an immediate attack on 'The Quarry' and 'Cologne Farm' near Hargicourt, which the enemy were reported to be leaving. Like this page to receive our updates, add a comment or ask a question. Killed in action 12th April 1917. George Ball 1/5th Btn. 5th Battalion. Madge, withdrew to the redoubt, which the support battalion (1/4th Lincolns) and the divisional pioneers (1st Bn Monmouthshire Regiment) were consolidating for defence. It was numbered the 46th (North Midland) Division in May, when the Lincolnshire & Leicestershire Brigade was numbered 138th (Lincoln and Leicester) Brigade. [75]. The remainder of the battalion formed a flank but was forced back to join the rest of 177th Bde north-east of Bailleul. [18][81][83][84], In the Spring of 1916 the 59th Division was the designated 'mobile division' in Home Forces, intended to repel German invasion of the East Coast, but on Easter Monday, 24 April, it was sent at a few hours' notice to Dublin to help quell the Easter Rising – the first TF units to serve in Ireland. They were in action during the The Battle of Albert near Ablainzeville and in The final advance in Artois and Flanders with Fifth Army, entering Lille on the 16th of October, reaching Valenciennes on the Belgian border by the 23rd after heavy fighting on the Scheldt. 1st Battalion. Eventually, the men were issued with .256-in Japanese Ariska rifles with which to train. Posted to 1st Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment. The regiment was created in 1881 under the Childers Reforms by the amalgamation of the 41st (Welch) Regiment of Foot and 69th (South Lincolnshire) Regiment of Foot to form the Welsh Regiment, which it was known as until 1920 when it … The Royal Lincolnshire Regiment was a line infantry regiment of the British Army raised on 20 June 1685 as the Earl of Bath's Regiment for its first Colonel, John Granville, 1st Earl of Bath. The Dorsetshire Regiment in the First World War Battalions: The 1st Battalion The Dorsetshire Regiment in World War One 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. It was relieved on 11 July. [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. 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