Category Archives: Surrey Regiments

The 7th East Surreys at Cambrai

Postcards were produced in abundance during the First World War and can provide a fascinating insight into the men who served. Many were studio pictures of individuals or groups of soldiers, and capture a brief moment of their lives; for … Continue reading

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A Great War Sniper

This photograph from my collection shows a Sergeant from The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Helpfully it is signed by the soldier ‘Yours truly Sgt. J. Wyeth’. However on searching the First World War service records and medal index cards … Continue reading

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The 1st Queen’s At Gheluvelt

“October 31st and November 1st will remain for ever memorable in the history of our country, for, during those two days, no more than one thin and straggling line of tired-out British soldiers stood between the Empire and its practical … Continue reading

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‘Thomas Hardy’ of Festubert

Whilst searching for biographies of officers of The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey) Regiment in The Times, I came across a story that grabbed my attention entitled ‘Thomas Hardy of Festubert’. The story begins with an incongruous entry in the London … Continue reading

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The Surrey Regiments in the First World War

The Surrey Regiments in the First World War My research into the men named on the Carshalton war memorial has focused quite heavily on the wartime experiences of the two Surrey regiments. 37 of the men from Carshalton who lost … Continue reading

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