[3][4][15], On 25 July 1914 the two Lincolnshire TF battalions assembled at Bridlington for their annual camp, being joined on 2 August by the Leicestershire battalions to make a full brigade camp. Lincolnshire Archives. Original British Army Sealed Standard Patter - 28420 White Leather Buff. 4th Battalion. C Coy were based at The Drill Hall, Halton Road, Spilsby, with an … 1/4th Battalion. At the Petit Helpe river on the night of 6/7 November, 5th Lincolns found the bridges washed away, and A Company improvised a crossing by throwing carts, planks and ladders across the stream, while civilians from the other bank did the same. WO to HM Treasury, 18 November 1935, TNA file T 161/634. It formed part of 31st (North Midland) Anti-Aircraft Group in 2 AA Division. [124], Upon mobilisation, 46th AA Bn (with 383, 384 and 385 AA Cos) was part of 39th AA Bde in 2 AA Division covering the Humber and Scunthorpe. Confusion over identification of units caused by habit of referring to battalion numbers without the prefix 1/ (i.e. 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. The Afghans, sensing British war weariness, had attacked British garrisons and a short war followed. He joined the 59th Division Training Battery at Ripon where he remained for the remainder of the war. In April parties were transferred to Prisoner of war escort companies and the battalion was reduced to a cadre at Inchy. [19][85][86], The division remained in garrison in Ireland until the end of the year. A Soldier In The Lincolnshire Regiment LINCOLNSHIRE REGIMENT: Battalion Unknown Akenhead D 2nd Lt : Group Photo Baines A E C Captain : Photo ... 5th Battalion (Territorial) Collins E J Pte 242105 : Photo Cooper W L Pte 242332 : Obituary De Hoghton V Captain : Photo and Photo [148][149][150], In 1955, AA Command was disbanded and there were wholescale mergers among its units. Training was carried out at Luton and later St Albans. The attack melted away, although isolated parties maintained themselves in shell holes, including Sergeant Harry Drewery with the only surviving machine gun team, who set up in a German communication trench and stayed in action until evening. £2.65. On 28th August the men of the newly raised 5th (Service) Battalion went to Belton Park, Lincolnshire, to begin training. Lincolnshire Regiment. The Division concentrated in the Luton area by mid August. The 5th Battalion, South Lancashire Regiment was a unit of the British Army s Reserve Forces first established in St Helens, Merseyside, in 1860. [17][18][19][81][82] When the 59th Division began training for overseas service, the Home Service details of 2/5th Lincolns and other battalions of the 2nd Lincoln & Leicester Brigade went to the 28th Provisional Battalion, later the 13th Bn Lincolnshire Regiment, a home defence unit (see below). On the 1st of July 1916 they took part in The diversionary attack at Gommecourt. They were in action during The German liquid fire attack at Hooge and The attack at the Hohenzollern Redoubt in October. [Listed in ROH as Royal Army Medical Corps] Second Lieutenant, 2nd/5th Battalion (Territorial), Lincolnshire Regiment. In March 177th Brigade and the divisional artillery were in action in The Battle of St Quentin. During the coal strike of April 1921 a temporary Defence Force was formed, with one unit being raised at the 5th Lincolns' HQ and then concentrated at the former Royal Naval Air Station Killingholme. On 6 June the Royal Engineers detected and destroyed another mine beneath the battalion before the Germans could blow it. The 5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment (5th Lincolns), was a volunteer unit of Britain's Territorial Army from 1900 until 1967, serving as infantry on the Western Front during World War I and as an air defence unit during and after World War II. [56][57][58][59], 46th (North Midland) Division was not used offensively again until September 1918, spending its time in tours of duty holding the front line in quiet sectors. D Company on the left was overrun after desperate fighting. Photographs 201237 Private Alfred Cooper, 1/5th Battalion, The Lincolnshire Regiment. On 20 May the Germans exploded a mine under 1/5th Bn's trenches, killing 11 men (and four missing, believed killed) and wounding 22. Berles Position Military Cemetery, Pas-de-Calais, France. 59th Division returned to England in January 1917 and began final battle training at Fovant, where there was a large purpose-built camp on the edge of the Salisbury Plain training area. At the completion of the war, he requested to remain in the army, which was granted. 1946 - The Royal Lincolnshire Regiment 6. Holmes of the 4th. var switchTo5x=false;stLight.options({publisher:'fc03f239-3fa4-46a7-8533-9662428c321a'}); Please note we currently have a backlog of submitted material, our volunteers are working through this as quickly as possible and all names, stories and photos will be added to the site. Mirroring its 1st Line parent, the battalion formed part of 2nd Lincoln & Leicester Brigade in 2nd North Midland Division; these were later numbered 177th (2/1st Lincoln and Leicester) Brigade and 59th (2nd North Midland) Division respectively. [34][38][39], In May the division moved south to take part in the forthcoming offensive on the Somme. Gun Shot Wound Scalp 21.01.15 (at Wytchaete) Home 17.02.15. 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. The role of the Provisional Battalions changed to physical conditioning to render men fit for drafting overseas. David Porter's work on Provisional Brigades at Great War Forum. These companies were based in the north and east of Lincolnshire, and battalion headquarters was established at Grimsby. A and C Companies, which had led the attack and suffered worst, had to be temporarily formed into a single composite company. Want to know what life was like during the Great War? We are now on Facebook. Killed in action 12th April 1917. However, by 4 December the decision had been made to withdraw from the dangerous Bourlon Salient, and 59th Division withdrew to the Flesquières Ridge, the 2/5th Bn retiring by platoons without the enemy noticing. [119], In November 1933 the battalion re-established a drill station at Brigg, and recruitment there was now so successful that within two years the hired accommodation was inadequate and the Lincolnshire TA Association and War Office (WO) built a new detachment HQ.[120]. Drmr. His injury was described as a scalded foot and he was transported home on the 8th July. This was an attempt to restart the failed Battle of Loos, and the division was moved down from Ypres on 1 October for the purpose. [136][137], During May 1943, 382 and 385 S/L Btys were attached to 59 AA Bde in OSDEF and 384 Bty to 4 AA Group covering mainland Scotland. 2/5th Lincolns was briefly attached to 30th Division and then to the 66th (2nd East Lancashire) Division. In June a partial mobilisation of TA units was begun in a process known as 'couverture', whereby each AA unit did a month's tour of duty in rotation to man selected AA and searchlight positions. Later the Foreign Service and Reserve battalions were numbered 1/5th and 2/5th respectively. In 1751, it was numbered like most other Army regiments and named the 10th (North Lincoln) Regiment of Foot. 2/5th Battalion. If the information here has been helpful or you have enjoyed reaching the stories please conside making a donation, no matter how small, would be much appreciated, annually we need to raise enough funds to pay for our web hosting or this site will vanish from the web. Posted to 1st Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment. In December 1936 the 46th (North Midland) Division was disbanded and its headquarters was reconstituted as 2 Anti-Aircraft Division to control the increasing number of anti-aircraft (AA) units being created north of London. The 2/5th Bn was unaffected by the fierce German counter-attack on 30 November, and continued to dig in. 1/5 Battalion. The AA companies were redesignated S/L batteries. 177th (Lincoln and Leicester) Brigade went with Divisional HQ to Kingstown (Dún Laoghaire), where they landed on 28 April. The Wartime Memories Project is a non profit organisation run by volunteers. 'Holmes's Battalion' formed part of 'James's Force', about 2000 men drawn from the 59th Division, which served with 49th (West Riding) Division. At 14.45 the enemy advanced behind an intense barrage but were held off with Lewis gun and rifle fire. The battalion's casualties in this action (the Battle of Bailleul) were 356. the battalion was forced back with very heavy casualties (260 killed, wounded and missing). They fought from Norway and Iceland, to India and Burma. [16][17][18][19], On 1 September 1914, 52 former pupils of Wintringham School, Grimsby, formed a company based at the armoury of the school's Officer Training Corps. [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. The Armistice came into force on 11 November. However, he did rejoin the Territorial Army for 5 years on 24th June 1920. Order of Battle of AA Command, 27 April 1944, TNA file WO 212/85. Sandall, was among the wounded. The cadre left France on 24 June and paraded in Grimsby on 29 June when it deposited the battalion's colours in the parish church. Before the battalion could extend its line, three companies were cut off at Noreuil and were never seen again: 49 men were killed and all the rest were captured. Tuesday 06-04-1915. 7th Battalion. However, it was slightly to the right of the objective, so that Andigny les Fermes on the left remained untaken. [53], Early 1917 saw the 46th Division still holding the line in the same area. AA Command 3 September 1939 at Patriot Files. The battalion's objective was Fosse Trench, about 400 yards behind the Hohenzollern Redoubt. [90][91], In September the division moved to the Ypres Salient to take part in its first full-scale action, the 3rd Ypres Offensive. However, it never trained as a division, and when it was inspected before embarkation for active service, it was reported as being only partially trained. (Drewery was awarded the DCM and his gunner, Private Percy Coulson the MM.) to help with the costs of keeping the site running. The band, signallers, pioneers and transport section were also raised at Gainsborough. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Helles Memorial. G781 Pickard family, 5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment, Barton Herbert (standing left) son, Robert (seated centre). The battalion had lost 22 out of 23 officers in action, and 461 other ranks, killed and wounded. A cloud of smoke and gas appears in the centre and left. Order of Battle of AA Command, 1 August 1943, with amendments, TNA file WO 212/84. The 46th Division went back into the line in the Vimy sector, where 1/5th Bn was involved in a sharp fight when the Germans blew a mine under the parapet of their trench on 12 March. The battalion was disbanded on 31 July and the remnants sent to the 1/5th Bn (see above). The Division, without the artillery, moved to Poperinge in Flanders, receiving new drafts of men. Memorial at Cité de Madagascar, site of the Hohenzollern Redoubt. The Huntingdonshire Cyclist Battalion was a bicycle infantry battalion of the British Army.Formed in the Territorial Force in February 1914, it remained in the United Kingdom throughout the First World War.After the war, in 1920, it was converted to infantry and became the 5th (Huntingdonshire) Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment in the Territorial Army. [122][129][148] After the TA was reduced to the TAVR in 1967, 440 (Humber) Rgt became an infantry unit and was then reduced to a cadre. On 7 December the British were back on the line that they would hold for the coming winter. 1782 - 10th (North Lincolnshire) Foot 4. For more information please see our page on. The attack was made at 04.30, but the report was false and the positions were strongly held. The barbed wire in front of the redoubt was well cut and the leading waves of the battalion swept over its east and west faces with little difficulty until they reached the dead ground between the redoubt and Fosse Trench, which was open and swept by rifle and machine gun fire from the front and both flanks, particularly from Mad Point out to the left. On the 5th August 1914, at the onset of the First World War, the 4th (based at Lincoln) and the 5th Territorial Battalions of the Lincolnshire regiment were mobilised and started preparing for war. The Dorsetshire Regiment in the First World War Battalions: The 1st Battalion The Dorsetshire Regiment in World War One In April it received a strong draft from home, enabling it to take its place in the line, and Lt-Col Sandall returned to resume command. The composite battalion suffered further casualties while digging positions near Locre on 17–19 April. (late Commanding the Battalion) With a Chapter on its Reconstitution. [3] At Belper the men were invited to volunteer for active service overseas. [3][16][17][18], The battalion's first duties were to guard Grimsby docks and harbour, the electric power station and wireless station, and to dig trenches by the mouth of the Humber at Cleethorpes. 25. They were part of the Lincoln and Leicester Infantry Brigade, North Midland Division. George Ball 1/5th Btn. The situation was chaotic and Sergeant Hamp, acting commander of a platoon, refused to advance without clear orders (he was not punished, and was subsequently promoted). [121][122] After the Royal Artillery (RA) renamed its gun 'brigades' as 'regiments', the group was redesignated 31st AA Brigade in November 1938. All names on this list have been submitted by relatives, friends, neighbours and others who wish to remember them, if you have any names to add or any recollections or photos of those listed, (d.13th Oct 1915), Laurence Harold. At 17.25 the enemy broke through the 4th Bn and got behind the left flank of the 2/5th Bn while a frontal attack was made simultaneously. With its units spread out in small garrisons, collective training was hindered. By now, AA Command was being forced to release manpower for overseas service, particularly Operation Overlord (the planned Allied invasion of Normandy) and most S/L regiments lost one of their four batteries; 385 S/L Bty left the regiment before April 1944. Records of 5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment from other sources. demobilisation began on 1 February, and parties departed for home daily from then on. 2nd Battalion. Wilfred Lawson Campsall 1/5th Btn. It became the 5th Reserve Bn on 8 April 1916 and was absorbed by the 4th Reserve Bn on 1 September 1916. Son of Thomas Charles & Elizabeth Hawes of Guildford Street, New Clee, Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire, UK. by Major G. H. TEALL, D.S.O. At 20.30 it was ordered to send forward patrols to try to get in touch with any of the Sherwood Foresters who might be holding out in the German frontline trenches, and then at 21.00 it was ordered to make an attack to seize those trenches at midnight. The division followed up as the enemy retreated as far as their new Hindenburg Line defences well beyond the Somme battlefields. By now the Battle of Britain was on; the regiment had transferred to 57 Light AA Bde in 7 AA Division and served with it during the Blitz, including the raids on Newcastle (the Newcastle Blitz). In May 1917 it moved to Ipswich. Records of 5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment from other sources. . So, in addition to his Great War medals he was awarded the General Service medal and clasp Afghanistan N.W.F.1919. [19][104][105], The battalion was made up to four companies with drafts, but most of these were not Midlanders, and there was no time to integrate them. The 5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment (5th Lincolns), was a volunteer unit of Britain's Territorial Army from 1900 until 1967, serving as infantry on the Western Front during World War I and as an air defence unit during and after World War II. In November, 46th Searchlight Regiment was one of the units selected for conversion, and redesignated 46th (Lincolnshire Regiment) Garrison Regiment, RA. All units had arrived by the 13th of January 1916 but they spent just a few days in Egypt, being ordered to return to France where the units left behind rejoined. The 59th Division now went to the Ypres sector. Lincolnshire Regiment (d.26th Sep 1917), Pte. 1751 - 10th Foot 3. [74], The battalion was stationed at Bousies until February 1919, engaged in salvage work. The 4th and 5th Battalions were the Territorial battalions, based throughout Lincolnshire. 2/5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment was formed in Grimsby on the 6th of February 1915 as a Second Line Territorial Battalion. [3][4], The volunteer battalions of the Lincolnshire Regiment formed part of the North Midland Brigade of the Volunteer Force, but with so many of its companies situated along the south shore of the Humber Estuary, the 3rd Volunteer Bn was attached to the Humber Brigade for training. The crossing was to be made by 137th (Staffordshire) Bde, with 138th (Lincoln & Leicester) Bde following up and then attacking towards the second objective. Zero hour was at 05.50, when the Staffordshires moved out behind a creeping barrage, quickly captured the German front line trenches, crossed the canal, and consolidated on the first objective (the 'Red Line') under the protection of a standing barrage. 1881 - The Lincolnshire Regiment 5. They went into the line for the first time on 9 April opposite Spanbroekmolen. [3][14], The two TF battalions of the Lincolns, together with those of the Leicestershire Regiment formed the Lincolnshire & Leicestershire Brigade of the North Midland Division. These photographs of Alfred Cooper's Army Pay Book, together with a memorial postcard of the 5th Battalion (TA), The Lincolnshire Regiemnt, were kindly sent in by Gary Jucha of Peterborough. (d.30th June 1915), We are looking for volunteers to help with researching the activities of units of the Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers, Territorial Force, Regular Army, Pals Battalions, Kitchener's New Armies, Voluntary Organisations and the Ships of the Royal Navy. [128][129][130][146][147], When the TA was reconstituted in 1947 the regiment was reformed as 581 (5th Battalion Royal Lincolnshire Regiment) (Mixed) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment, RA ('mixed') indicating that members of the Women's Royal Army Corps were integrated into the unit). The 1/5th Lincolns entrained for Marseilles and embarked on the troopship HMT Anchises on 8 January 1916, reaching Alexandria on 13 January. In February 1940, 306 and 383 AA Cos took over eight S/L sites on the East Coast that were positioned to pick up low-flying aircraft laying Parachute mines in the mouth of the Humber. [50][51][52], Through the summer of 1916 and the subsequent winter the battalion took its turn in holding trenches at Foncquevillers and Berles-au-Bois. 14 November 1915 : transferred to 62nd Brigade, 21st Division. Order of Battle of Non-Field Force Units in the United Kingdom, Part 27: AA Command, 12 May 1941, TNA file WO 212/79. 2/4th Battalion. The Lincolnshire Regiment began as: 1. [19][108], By now the 59th Division had suffered such heavy losses that it was temporarily disbanded in May and its battalions reduced to cadres sent to train new drafts at St Omer. Want to find out more about your relative's service? 39 AA Bde War Diary 1939–41, TNA file WO 166/2272. On the 31st of July they absorbed 2/5th Lincolns. At first the response was half-hearted, but by the end of August at Luton the numbers reached 650 and the battalion was accepted for foreign service, as was the whole division. The TA's AA units were mobilised on 23 September 1938 during the Munich Crisis, with units manning their emergency positions within 24 hours, even though many did not yet have their full complement of men or equipment. The regiment started the Great War with two regular battalions, one militia battalion and two territorial battalions. [20], The 1/5th Lincolns landed at Le Havre on 1 March 1915 and by 8 March the North Midland Division had completed its concentration – the first complete TF formation to arrive on the Western Front. 1960 - amalgamated with The Northamptonshire Regiment to form The 2nd East Anglian Regiment If the word "Egypt" appears on an ancestor's headstone on a grave in France, it means that they got it for fighting on the Nile against the French (Napoleon) in 1801. The 59th relieved the 55th (West Lancashire) Division after its successful attack at the Battle of the Menin Road Ridge, and then took the lead in the next phase, the Battle of Polygon Wood (26 September). [144][145] 46 Garrison Regiment was redesignated again, becoming 606 Infantry Regiment, RA in February. 2006.04.01: Formed from five of the six companies of the East of England Regiment: HQ at Bury St Edmunds: A (Norfolk & Suffolk) Company at Norwich and Lowestoft: B (Lincolnshire) Company at Lincoln and Grimsby: C (Leicestershire & Northamptonshire) Company at Leicester and Northampton The brigade was ordered to advance across country in artillery formation to take up its allotted positions in the support line. The 5th Lincolns was one of these, becoming 46th (The Lincolnshire Regiment) Anti-Aircraft Battalion, RE (TA), with HQ and 382, 384 and 385 AA Companies at Grimsby, while 383 AA Company drew its personnel from Barton and Brigg. The 1st Lincolns were stationed in Portsmouth, the 2nd Lincolns on Garrison in Bermuda, and the 3rd in Lincoln. [15][18][33][34][35][36][37], The battalion had been badly hit by sickness and was at less than half its establishment strength, and so was primarily used for fatigue duties. It remained there for 12 hours under artillery fire, losing 10 men killed and one wounded. Once again his military record is intact. 1st Battalion: 1939: The Battalion was stationed in Dinapore, India. Aged 27. Wilfred is also remembered on the Scunthorpe Roll of Honour. Wilfred enlisted as a territorial soldier in the Lincolnshire Regiment at Scunthorpe, possibly before the outbreak of war and most likely with the 5th Battalion who were the nominal territorial battalion for the north of the county. The whole Division then suffered heavily in the The Battle of Bapaume. This was equally successful, with the Leicester battalions of 177th Bde advancing behind the smoke and dust of a creeping barrage and gaining their first objective without much opposition. Stone Inscription :- "He Lies … 581st HAA joined 462 and 529 HAA and formed R (5th Bn Royal Lincolnshire Regiment) Battery in a new 440th (Humber) Light AA Rgt. 103 AA Bde War Diary May–December 1943, TNA file WO 166/11252. [138] Then in July, 382 S/L Bty under Major P.J.T. 8th Provisional Brigade became 72nd Division, with 28th Provisional Bn assigned to 215th Brigade. the battalion at that time was in a position close to Sanctuary Wood and the Germans were attacking with ‘liquid fire’. However, at the beginning of March, patrols found that the Germans were beginning to retreat from the Gommecourt defences. Special memorial B. Like this page to receive our updates, add a comment or ask a question. The battalion's first task was to keep the German trenches under fire on 17 April to assist an attack on Hill 60. Pte. Pte. In July they joined 177th Brigade, 59th (2nd North Midland) Division, at St Albans and were renamed 59th (2nd North Midland) Division. 90 cm Projector Anti-Aircraft, displayed at Fort Nelson, Portsmouth. 2/5th Lincolns consisted of just 5 officers and about 80 other ranks. Whether or not this was the cause of his injury would be pure conjecture. On 18 October, A Company launched a successful trench raid, supported by artillery, into the enemy lines. Search thousands of identified photos, obituaries and service records of First World War officers, soldiers, sailors, nurses, airmen and civilian workers. 1st Battalion. It was ordered to assault the north side of the Gommecourt Salient on 1 July 1916. 177th Brigade withdrew to Locre that night. You might think that was enough for a 34-year-old man but no, George decided to re-enlist, joining the Royal Artillery on 7th June 1916. Order of Battle of Non-Field Force Units in the United Kingdom, Part 27: AA Command, 1 October 1942, TNA file WO 212/82. It was disbanded on 31 October 1917. [75]. 5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. By October the regiment was controlling 306 AA Co from 27th (London Electrical Engineers) AA Bn as well as all four of its own companies. - 5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment during the Great War -, They were mobilised for war service on the 5th of August 1914. It went to North West Europe the following month and did duty with Second Army until VE Day. If you can provide any additional information, please add it here. Articles incorporating text from Wikipedia, Military units and formations established in 1908, Military units and formations in Lincolnshire, 177th (2/1st Lincoln and Leicester) Brigade. The emergency lasted three weeks, and they were stood down on 13 October. [128][129][130] Order of Battle of Non-Field Force Units in the United Kingdom, Part 27: AA Command, 13 March 1943, with amendments, TNA file WO 212/83. Nevertheless, it began moving to France in February. In early May the Division was reduced to a training cadre establishment but was reconstituted and took over a sector on the 25th of July with Third Army. 46th (North Midland) Division attacking the Hohenzollern Redoubt, 13 October 1915. F467 Sergeant Arthur Read Morley of Grimsby, 2/5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment, A Coy, 8th Battalion,Gloucestershire Regiment, wounded at Druids Farm 9/10th July 1917, prisoner of war from 10 April 1918, his wife, Gertrude, and family, 1919. D Company met practically no resistance and dug a strongpoint north of 'Dochy Farm'. Lincolnshire Regiment 4th 5th TERRITORIAL Battalion Cap Badge Bi … [19] On the night of 13 March the 2/5th Lincolns had taken their place in the line, occupying a group of dug-outs in Triangle Wood, but the Germans began a planned retreat to the Hindenburg Line on 17 March, and the poorly-trained 59th had to follow up, patrolling and repairing roads. [106][107], The weak 2/5th Bn was formed into a composite battalion with 4th Lincolns under the command of Maj R.N. If you have already submitted a story to the site and your UID reference number is higher than 254107 your submission is still in the queue, please do not resubmit without contacting us first. On 23 March the brigade had to withdraw over 5-600 yards of open ground under intense machine-gun fire, losing more men, before digging in, when they were relieved by 40th Division. [22], The 1/5th Bn was in the forefront of the attack on the Hohenzollern Redoubt in October 1915. 8th Battalion. The brigade was attached to 28th Division between 17 February and 2 April 1915. The following officers commanded 5th and 1/5th Bns during the war: The 2nd Line battalion was formed on 16 February 1915 at Grimsby from men who had not volunteered for overseas service, together with the many new recruits under training. The 1/5th Lincolns boarded HMT Megantic at Alexandria on 2 February to return to France on 5 February. The Welch Regiment (or "The Welch", an archaic spelling of "Welsh") was an infantry regiment of the line of the British Army in existence from 1881 until 1969. According to The History of the Lincolnshire Regiment 1914-1918, by Major-General C.R.Simpson, the 4th and 5th Battalions spent some training on trench duties before going to the front line on 9th April. [153], Memorial at Vermelles, starting point for the division's attack on 13 October 1915. [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. 50 pp. 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. He remained with the regiment until 1st April 1916, when he returned home for discharge, as his 5-year enlistment was complete. He was transferred to the 1/5th Battalion Manchester Regiment. 46th Division was withdrawn from the pursuit on 17 March. Aug 1917 Became the 4th Battalion Royal Defence Corps. B625 David Peers of Grimsby, 5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment, POW wounded 13 October 1915 found after 4 days on the Loos battlefield. 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