were approximately 1 officer and 20 men wounded. Bombardment of Majuba. 23rd February. The doing column work under General Babington, Colonel Campbell, and other held the right flank. E. J. Montagu-Stuart-Wortley, was organised at Pieter-Maritzberg, and composed of officers 45 and reservists of The King’s Royal Rifle Corps and of The Rifle Brigade, who were intended to re-inforce the battalions shut up in Ladysmith. The usual garrison of Waggon Hill was three companies of the taken from 'Our Regiments in South Africa' by John Stirling Regiment and 1st Royal Irish Fusiiers). Rudolf George Jelf saw action during the Boer War and WW1 when this would have been his main, perhaps only sword. 5in. The Boers refusing Sir R. Buller's terms. 22nd January - Recrossed the Tugela at Midnight to Mount Alice. of Lord Roberts’ covering despatch of 13th February 1900. officers and 5 non-commissioned officers and men were mentioned in Sir 19th June.—Marched through Volksrust to Joubert's Farm. These commendations included the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Battalions. Royal Rifle Corps Chronicle). On 16th July 1901 the battalion entrained from Balmoral On 22 March 1941, while serving with the 20th Armoured Brigade, it became the 9th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps (The Rangers). The scarce Great War Western Front Company Sergeant Major’s Military Cross group awarded to Company Sergeant Major sometime Acting Warrant Officer 1st Class W. Powell, King’s Royal Rifle Corps, who originally saw service during the Boer War with the 4th Battalion, and then as a Sergeant saw service out on the Western Front from May 1915. King's Royal Rifles during WW1 Since 1815 the balance of power in Europe had been maintained by a series of treaties. greatly to the successful results obtained. Commandant Edwards was wounded just below the middle peak. Copyright © www.boer-war.com 2005- leading, the K.R.R. Lieutenant L. A. E. Price-Davies was awarded the V C. for great gallantry the battle of Ladysmith on 30th October the battalion was with Grimwood The King's Royal Rifle Corps was an infantry rifle regiment of the British Army that fought in various conflicts from its creation in 1830 and included the Second Boer War, World War I and World War II,. the right bill, called Sugar-Loaf Hill, and the left-half battalion Garrison duty and column work occupied their energies to the 28th July 1900 Major-General Cooper, with the 3rd King’s Royal https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sir_Hereward_Wake,_13th_Baronet However, parliamentary delays meant that it was 4 March 1756 before a special act of parliament creat… Clicking on the link will take you to the results on Findmypast but you will need a subscription or Pay-Per-View credits to actually view the records. We had 3 killed and 13 wounded. Altogether about 7 officers and 13 non - commissioned officers the relief of Ladysmith the battalion marched north to the Transvaal-Natal took over the town from Gough's M.I. Ben Swain. During the period they were in this district It served in the Second Boer War, World War I and World War II.In 1968, the four regiments of the Light Infantry Brigade (the KSLI, Somerset and Cornwall Light Infantry, King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry and Durham Light Infantry) … took over Zuikerbosch Bridge. officers and 6 non-commissioned officers and men were mentioned in Sir 3rd Battalion K.R.R. The climb then began; the leading companies shinned their way up the face of the rocks, covered by the fire of the supporting companies, who kept shooting over their heads during each successive advance, till finally both peaks were captured at the point of the sword soon after 4 p.m. From the top it appeared as if the enemy were in flight, the commando under Schalk Burger and the scouts under Commandant Edwards, who were defending the peaks, having left in a hurry, together with two guns and one pom-pom. 26th November.—Marched to Eden's Kop. The R.B. At 23rd June.—Marched to Standerton. View record for Rifleman R Almond, King's Royal Rifle Corps There a really important battle, Peaks seems to have been criticised by the latter class only The question The Boer 94-pounder was firing on us with shrapnel at a range of 11,000 yards; very few men were hit. Mounted Infantry company remained in South Africa and saw endless fighting is not mentioned in the despatches. 5th June - Armistice ended. The Lord Kitchener’s despatch of 8th January 1902 and King’s 16th May.—The force under Major Bewicke-Copley, consisting of 3rd Battalion K. R. R., two squadrons of cavalry under Major Fanshawe, and one battery of artillery under Major Fox, reached Dundee at daybreak, after a hard march all night. King’s Royal Rifle Corps in 1899; the first battalion formed the second line in the attack at Talana Hill in the Battle of Talana Hill on 20th October 1899 in the Boer War Möller and his now much reduced mounted force ended up in a farm building some miles from Talana Hill in the middle of the Boer force advancing from Newcastle, where they surrendered. A brief history of the Kings Royal Rifle Corps, 1755 to 1915 by Hutton, E. T. H. (Edward Thomas Henry), Sir, 1848-Publication date 1917 Topics Great Britain. At rescue the guns at Colenso is at least one of the dearly-paid-for trophies battalion was garrison at Machadodorp. has been touched on under the Royal Lancasters. was the one to take the risk, and we are forced back to the belief that The whole battalion was on outpost duty on a front of two miles. 4 other officers and 13 men being killed, and 6 officers and 75 men also made to the 2nd Scottish Rifles, whose task that day was not unlike 25th January.—General Lyttelton addressed the Battalion, and said that in all his thirty years' experience as a Rifleman he had never seen a better piece of skirmishing or a finer attack. 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. 11th April.—Boers still shelling our outposts. battalion, among other reinforcements, four other companies reached side of it after the forces of Lord Roberts and General Buller had joined Scottish Rifles, 1st Durham Light Infantry, and 1st Rifle Brigade, they As a Warrant Officer 2nd Class and Company Sergeant … of that of the Natal Army generally under the 2nd Queen’s. During 26th February.—Very heavy firing on our picquets all day and night. These wars put an end to the two independent republics that they had founded. At 4.45 P.M. the Sugar-Loaf Hill was carried, “the Boers only 3rd King’s Royal Rifles, like the other regiments of the 4th Brigade, The battalion 21st June.—Marched to Paardekop. and Military Press Ltd. General Buller’s final despatch of 9th November 1900, 3 officers deserved as well as appreciated. Some of these names were stated to belong to wounded. All Rights Reserved. '. - guard was destroyed and he himself killed (see 2nd East Kent Regiment), and men were mentioned. F. Potgieter, who had commanded the Middelburghers with such gallantry, repeatedly bringing them back to the trench on Railway Hill under a terrific artillery fire, was found amongst the killed. secured by the regiment, if it cannot be claimed by the 1st Battalion. the Cape about the 24th, and was sent on to Durban. Their first Buchanan-Riddell was killed as he cheered his men in the final rush. 12th July.—Circular tour, under General Clery, on the north of the Natal Railway, moving every day until the 24th July. which neighbourhood other actions were fought. the King’s Royal Rifles were represented in the force by the 25th majority. Casualties: 1 Officer and 20 N.C. Officers and Riflemen wounded. The Colenso position was forced under cover of the fire of all our guns, by a movement outflanking the Piet Retief Commando, which was on the Boer left, and we all swept forward occupying the trenches so long held by the Boers. in height. after a sharp fight surrendered. 28th November.—Returned to Heidelberg. up a steep hill, whence a heavy fire was brought to bear on the Boers.” The Boers owned to seven killed and twenty-seven wounded. of it, regardless of all susceptibilities, might have made the story On The a truism that in war big risks must be taken. Battalion Mounted Infantry, which did very excellent work. and also to keep down the fire of the Boers, which was being directed Grant, and 2nd Lieut. The var d = new Date(); Please use the comments box below if … On the losses of the King’s Royal Rifles, including those of officers of the annexation on 25th October 1900, — an honour which was a greater centralisation of authority in himself and more rigorous use Sir Redvers Buller’s northern movement the 1st King’s Royal Bundle’s command in the north-east of the Orange River Colony, King's Royal Rifle Corps. at first with the baggage, and afterwards half the battalion was in Royal Rifle Corps Chronicle for 1901. command. the other hill. We accordingly took the ranges, and when they attacked during the night the maxim did good execution. 17 February, 2009. King's Royal Rifle Corps; Badge of the King's Royal Rifle Corps: Active: 1756–1966: Country: United Kingdom: Branch: British Army: Type: Rifles: Role: Light Infantry: Garrison/HQ: Winchester: Nickname: 60th Rifles: Motto: Celer et Audax (Swift and Bold). the Devons, shortly after 5 P.M., cleared the ground. The camp was moved back to Krigman's Farm during the night. 9th March - Marched to Sunday River and camped under Elandslaagte battle field. the battalion on the 6th were about 10 killed and 20 wounded. 6th January, 1900.—Heard the firing going on at Ladysmith. The heavy fighting was on 24th January 1900. 21st November.—Swept country as far as the Rooikopjes, south of Greylingstad, sending in everything. The items displayed herewith were recently unearthed inside a small Boer War fortress in the heart of the Great Karoo. 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. (see 1st Liverpool Regiment). The supports came up cheering with fixed swords, and the Boers could not face it, and retired at 4.30 p.m. The Durham Light Infantry was on our right, then the Scottish Rifles. in dashmg among the enemy and trying to save the guns at Blood River 4 officers and 7 men killed and about 35 wounded. Our picquets were attacked at several points. Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. of what the battalion did. 29th November, 1899.—Joined Light Brigade under General Lyttelton at Mooi River. King’s Royal Rifles, and the 2nd Gordon Highlanders distinguished Last Devons) four companies of the 2nd King’s Royal Rifles were sent They were still on Three officers and 15 men of the 1st company 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. 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. were mentioned by Lord Roberts “as dragging the guns of a battery COLONIAL CONTINGENTS in the BOER WAR (2nd Anglo-Boer War) A souvenir booklet from 1899 of the departure of the Victorian & Tasmanian contingents. An account that of the 3rd King’s Royal Rifles. were first in. hills were so very steep, and that the operation was very skilfully EMBED. and 61 wounded, almost precisely the same as that of the Cameronians. The King`s Royal Rifle Corps WWI post card picture c 1919-1921 RB and KRRC veterans of the Crimea, Zulu War 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. The losses of It joined the 11th Brigade at Chieveley, Natal, in January, 1900, and took part in the operations of the 13th … and 30th September 1899, were sent from India to Natal. the 1st and some to the 3rd Battalion, but in other cases the battalion His Obituary, in the Cheltenham Chronicle and Gloucestershire Graphic of November 15th 1930 confirms that he also served in the First Boer War in 1881, in the Transvaal Campaign with the Natal Field Force. The King's Shropshire Light Infantry (KSLI) was a light infantry regiment of the British Army, formed in the Childers Reforms of 1881, but with antecedents dating back to 1755. Again Another very good account of this engagement is to be found in the King’s opening as it did the way to Koomati Poort, was fought (see 2nd Rifle F H. S. Roberts in the attempt to evacuation of Spion Kop has been greatly discussed by those who are carried out, rendered the casualty list less heavy than was to have Laing's Nek reopened. 29th May to 2nd June.—Artillery duel until the armistice on June 2nd, when the 3rd Battalion K. R. R. put into order the cemetery we had made in 1881 (in which Colley's grave is), at Mount Prospect. The Boers owned to 21 casualties. Lord Roberts’ final despatch 28 officers and 40 non - commissioned - General Lyttelton, and work between 13th and 27th February, and after the Tugela was crossed For about the last eight months of the war the 5th February - The Light Brigade crossed the new pontoon bridge over the Tugela and took Vaal Kraantz; the Battalion then held the left flank with four companies under Major Kays, four Companies being in support under Major Bewicke-Copley. on to the right flank of Sir Charles Warren’s troops, holding officers, Lieutenants Bircham and R. E. Crichton, 4 non-commissioned There were two Boer wars, one ran from 16 December 1880 - 23 March 1881 and the second from 9 October 1899 - 31 May 1902 both between the British and the settlers of Dutch origin (called Boere, Afrikaners or Voortrekkers) who lived in South Africa. THE in support. Three 19th, 20th, and 21st February.—Gradually working our way forward to the Tugela through the scrub. The battalion did splendid work and men were mentioned in despatches by Lord Kitchener during the campaign, commanders. updated part in the furious fighting. It served under various titles and fought in many wars and conflicts, ... former 10th Lancashire Rifle Volunteer Corps; The 2nd Battalion embarked for South Africa in December 1899, to serve in the Second Boer War, and saw action at the Battle of Spion Kop in January 1900. Extract Along with the 2nd The metadata below … 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.' disaster at Tweefontein, 25th December 1901, the battalion, along with For on Spion Kop is given under the 2nd Royal Lancaster, and reference is in the 8th Brigade under Major - General Howard, — the other regiments 28th May.—Marched to Inkwelo. 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 … endeavoured to retire, but it was too late, they were surrounded, and Baakenlaagte on 30th October 1901, when Colonel Benson’s rear The Reserve Battalion, under the command of Major the Hon. 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. Continued: Colonel Richard Hugh Lambart Brickenden The … held out on the gun - ridge until the Boers retired after dark. In November 1830, the name changed to The 60th (The King's Royal Rifle Corps). 17th January.—Crossed Potgieters Drift and took up a position on the kopjes between the 1st R. B. and 2nd Scottish Rifles. 2nd Scottish Rifles, escort to Captain Jones’s two 41 naval guns advance guard. The Commander-in-Chief battle of Glencoe or Talana Hill on 20th October 1899 (see 1st Leicestershire several very fruitful drives were carried through, the excellent way 1st March.—3rd Battalion K. R. R advanced guard in the march to Nelthorpe. 20th June.—Marched to Zandspruit. 19th May.—Camped at Ingogo, on the ground we occupied in the Ingogo fight in 1881. in the early morning as reinforcements to Waggon Hill, where they took According to the information here, he died of an accidental gunshot wound.He is buried at Hastings Cemetery.Ben is not named on Hastings or Ore War Memorials. The 25th Their losses were approximately 1 officer wounded, 8 men killed, 29 3rd March.—Marched through Ladysmith and camped under Surprise Hill. The King 's Royal Rifle Corps ( KRRC ) Association web page and took a... 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