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Reference RSR
Covering dates 1701 - 1980
Held by West Sussex Record Office
Extent 43 Series
Conditions of access The documents described in this catalogue may be consulted in the West Sussex Record Office during normal office hours
Records less than 30 years old may be consulted only by application to the County Archivist; certain other documents, such as personal diaries of officers serving in the Second World War, are also subject to restrictions regarding access, in view of the possibly sensitive nature of the information they contain
Conditions of copying Students are asked to exercise care in quoting references, and to use the form RSR/MS/(or MSS) followed by the relevant number(s). In printed works the reference should be preceded by West Sussex Record Office (W.S.R.O. subsequently). None may be reproduced in any form without permission, for which application should be made in the first instance to the County Archivist
Source of acquisition Deposited in the West Sussex Record Office in 1979-1980 by Major J. F. Ainsworth on behalf of The Royal Sussex Regiment Museum Trust
Creators 35th Regiment of Foot, 1701-1881; 107th Regiment of Foot, 1862-1881; Royal Sussex Regiment, 1881-1966; The Queen's Regiment, 1966-1992
Arrangement DOCUMENTS
RSR/MSS/1 1st Battalion (35th Regiment of Foot), 1701-1979
RSR/MSS/2 2nd Battalion (107th Regiment of Foot), 1854-1979
RSR/MSS/3 Sussex Militia and 3rd Battalion, 1778-1979
RSR/MSS/4 Volunteer Battalions and 4th Battalion, 1860-1979
RSR/MSS/5 Cinque Ports Volunteers, Cinque Ports Local Militia, 1st Cinque Ports Rifle Volunteers, and 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, 1803-1979
RSR/MSS/6 6th (Cyclist) Battalion and 2/6th Battalion, 1871-1979
RSR/MSS/7 Service Battalions, 1913-1979
RSR/MSS/8 The Regimental Depôt, Chichester, 1856-1979
RSR/MSS/9 Colonels of the Regiment, 1739-1974
RSR/MSS/10 Commissions and Warrants of Officers of the Regiment, 1760-1929
RSR/MSS/11 Memorials and Services, Ceremonies, Regimental Marches, and Verse, c. 1775-1979
RSR/MSS/12 First and Second World Wars: Miscellaneous Papers (including Sussex Home Guard), 1914-1955
RSR/MSS/13 The Royal Sussex Regiment: General History (including newspaper cuttings), 1701-1979
PHOTOGRAPHS
RSR/PH/1 1st Battalion (35th Royal Sussex Regiment), c. 1860-1966
RSR/PH/2 2nd Battalion (107th Regiment of Foot), 1865-1946
RSR/PH/3 Sussex Militia and 3rd Battalion, 1854-1956
RSR/PH/4 Volunteer Battalions and 4th Battalion, 1890-1948
RSR/PH/5 Cinque Ports Volunteers and 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, c. 1861-1967
RSR/PH/6 2/6th Battalion, 1915-1919
RSR/PH/7 Service Battalions, 1914-1945
RSR/PH/8 The Regimental Depôt, Chichester, 1866-1975
RSR/PH/9 Colonels of the Regiment, 1863-1966
RSR/PH/10 Lieutenant-Colonels Commanding the 1st and 2nd Battalions, 1863-1938
RSR/PH/11 Individual Officers of the Regiment, c. 1857-1976
RSR/PH/12 Officers' Dinner, 1907-1979
RSR/PH/13 Colours, 1900-1974
RSR/PH/14 Band and Drums, 1886-1966
RSR/PH/15 Memorials, c. 1919-1978
RSR/PH/16 Exhibition: One Hundred Years of The Royal Sussex Regiment, 1866-1966
RSR/PH/17 Miscellaneous Prints and Photographs, 1752-1980
AUDIO-VISUAL RECORDS
RSR/AV/1 Cinematograph Film, 1914-1960
RSR/AV/2 Microfilms, 1901-1902
RSR/AV/3 Magnetic Recording Tapes, c. 1950-1966
RSR/AV/4 Gramophone Records, 1939-1970
PRINTED WORKS
RSR/Library/1 Regimental and Battalion Histories
RSR/Library/2 Regimental Journals: The Roussillon Gazette
RSR/Library/3 Regimental Journals: The Journal of The Queen's Regiment
RSR/Library/4 Standing Orders, Battalion Lists, Officers' Mess Rules, and Officers' Dress Regulations, The Royal Sussex Regiment
RSR/Library/5 Military Histories and Biographies
RSR/Library/6 Military Reference Books
RSR/Library/7 Army Lists
RSR/Library/8 Publications of Military History Societies
RSR/Library/9 Miscellaneous Publications
Related information Students who are interested in the history of The Royal Sussex Regiment should also be aware of the existence of sources in other repositories which might relate directly or indirectly to the Regiment. The records of the War Office are a rich and voluminous source on all aspects of military history and are available for inspection at the Public Record Office, Ruskin Avenue, Kew (see M. S. Giuseppi Guide to the Contents of the Public Record Office, H.M.S.O. 1963, Volume 2, pp. 304-333). The National Army Museum in Royal Hospital Road, London SW3, holds records relating to the British Army, the Indian Army, and the Colonial Forces. The bulk of its holdings covers the 18th and 19th centuries, and consists principally of personal records of officers and men, rather than official papers. The Imperial War Museum, Department of Documents, in Lambeth Road, London SE1, holds material for the period from 1914 and is an important source of records for the First and Second World Wars. Finally, the Army Record Office in Bourne Avenue, Hayes, Middlesex, deals with the current and closed records of the Ministry of Defence, and is particularly important for its holdings of army service records. These comprise the personal files of individual officers and men from 1914 onwards - although those for 1914-1918 were partly destroyed during wartime bombing in the Second World War - and access to these papers is restricted to close relatives of the soldier concerned
Bibliography It is the intention of this introduction to give only a brief account of the history of the Regiment, and for further detail on this subject, students are advised to consult the regimental histories described in a later section of this catalogue. Of particular importance in this respect are A History of the Royal Sussex Regiment, 1701-1953 by G. D. Martineau (The Royal Sussex Regimental Association, 1955) and The Royal Sussex Regiment. The Last Twenty Years, 1948-1967 by Major J. F. Ainsworth (The Royal Sussex Regimental Association, 1974). A summary history is given in The Royal Sussex Regiment by Major Ainsworth (English Life Publications, 1976). These books are included in the library of the Regimental Museum and are now available for consultation in the Record Office

Administrative history:
The Raising of the 35th Regiment of Foot, 1701
The Regiment was raised in Belfast in 1701 by Arthur Chichester, 3rd Earl of Donegall, who owned large estates in the north of Ireland. It was one of the Protestant regiments formed at the time to meet the growing threat of Louis XIV of France and to resist the spread of Roman Catholicism in Britain. The 3rd Earl raised the Regiment at his own expense, in return for which William III gave permission for uniforms to bear orange facings, and the Regiment was first known as 'The Earl of Donegall's Regiment' or 'The Belfast Regiment'. It carried the seniority number '35', and was officially called 'The 35th Regiment of Foot'
The War of the Spanish Succession, 1702-1710, and The Seven Years War, 1756-1763
The new Regiment served in the War of the Spanish Succession and in the winter of 1704-1705 it took part in the defence of Gibraltar, for which it received its first battle-honour. It suffered heavy casualties during the disastrous battle of Almanza in April 1707, and the remnants returned to Ireland where the Regiment was reconstituted. It was to remain largely in Ireland until 1756 when the outbreak of The Seven Years War took the 35th to North America. In 1758 it was present at the capture of Louisburg and in the following year it fought under General Wolfe at the battle of Quebec, during which it encountered the Royal Roussillon Regiment of France from which was derived the plume later incorporated in the badge of the Regiment
The American War of Independence, 1776-1781
During the American War of Independence the 35th Regiment of Foot fought at Bunker Hill, Brooklyn, and White Plains, and also took part in the capture of St. Lucia in the West Indies. In 1782 county titles were added to infantry regiments, in order to help recruiting, and the 35th became known as the 35th (or Dorsetshire) Regiment, although the reason for the connection with Dorset is not readily apparent. The first real connection with Sussex came in 1787 when Charles Lennox, subsequently 4th Duke of Richmond, joined the Regiment. He recruited Sussex men from the family estates and in 1804, as Colonel of the Regiment, he obtained royal permission for the county title 'Sussex' to be transferred from the 25th Regiment of Foot so that the 35th now became known as the 35th (or Sussex) Regiment
The Napoleonic Wars, 1793-1815
Meanwhile war with revolutionary France had broken out in 1793, and the 35th was sent to the West Indies where it took part in the unsuccessful defence of Guadaloupe. On the return to England, Lennox raised the strength of the Regiment by means of volunteers from the Sussex Militia, and in 1799 a second battalion was constituted. Both battalions fought in the abortive campaign in Holland and in 1800 played an important role in the capture of Malta. The 1st Battalion remained in the Mediterranean and in 1806 distinguished itself in the victory over the French at Maida in Italy. The 2nd Battalion was with a reserve brigade at Waterloo and took part in the allied Victory March through Paris in 1815
After the Napoleonic Wars the Regiment served for a long period in the West Indies. On its return home in 1832 the Regiment was given the appelation 'Royal' by William IV in honour of its achievements, and so its title became the 35th (Royal Sussex) Regiment of Foot. The old orange facings on the uniforms, given by William III, were now replaced by the blue facings of a 'Royal' Regiment
The Indian Mutiny, 1857
In August 1854 the Regiment embarked for India, thereby missing involvement in the Crimean War, and three years later took part in the quelling of the Indian Mutiny. After the Mutiny the 35th became linked with the 107th (Bengal Infantry) Regiment. This had first been raised by the East India Company in 1853, under the title of the 3rd Regiment-of Bengal European Infantry, and in 1861 it was transferred to the British Service together with all other European Regiments of the Company's private army. In 1873 a common depôt was established at Chichester for the 35th and 107th Regiments, and in 1881 the two Regiments were reconstituted to form the 1st Battalion and the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment
The 1st Battalion went to Egypt in 1882 and formed part of the Nile Expedition sent to relieve General Gordon at Khartoum in 1884-1885. The 2nd Battalion was in India for the Black Mountain Expedition in 1888 and for several punitive campaigns against tribesmen on the North West Frontier
The South African War, 1899-1902
During the Boer War of 1899-1902 the 1st Battalion was reinforced by the Militia and by three successive companies formed from the Volunteer units of the Regiment. The Royal Sussex Light Infantry Militia, which was first embodied in 1778, was reconstituted as the 3rd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in 1881, and served in South Africa from April 1901. The volunteer movement, which can be traced back at least to the Napoleonic War period, was revived in 1859, on fears of war with France, and local corps of rifle volunteers were established in towns throughout the county. The movement was reorganised in 1887 with the formation of the 1st and 2nd Volunteer Battalions, and it became more closely allied to the Regiment. Both battalions supplied drafts for the Volunteer Active Service Companies which were attached to the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, during the South African War. This was the first time that the Volunteers had fought for their country overseas. During the latter part of the War members of the Royal Sussex contingent were mounted and formed into mobile columns to round up the Boer commandos
In 1908 the volunteer movement came to an end and was superceded by the new Territorial Force. In West Sussex the 2nd Volunteer Battalion was transferred to the Territorial Force, and became the 4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. In East Sussex the 1st Cinque Ports Rifle Volunteer Corps, which had its origins in the volunteer forces raised during the Napoleonic Wars, was transferred to the Territorial Force, and became the 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. During the two world wars both Territorial battalions were to distinguish themselves fighting alongside the Regular battalions of the Regiment
The First World War, 1914-1918
In the First World War the Regiment expanded to no less than 23 battalions. The 1st Battalion remained in India throughout the War, but the 2nd Battalion crossed the Channel with the 1st Division in August 1914 and remained in France for the four years of hostilities during which it lost 1,723 officers and men killed in action. The 3rd (Militia) Battalion was stationed at Newhaven and undertook the training of drafts for overseas battalions. The 4th Battalion was employed against the Turks in the Middle East and, later, against the Germans in France and Belgium. The 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion initially served with the 2nd Battalion as part of the 2nd Brigade of the 1st Division, suffering heavy casualties at Aubers Ridge in May 1915, but from August 1915 it acted as the pioneer Battalion to the 48th Division in France, Belgium, Italy, and Austria. The 6th Battalion, formed in 1908 as cyclists of the new Territorial Force, in fact furnished three battalions during the War, serving in coastal defence in England and in overseas duties in Ireland and India, before being disbanded in 1919. A number of Service Battalions were formed as part of the 'New Army' raised by Lord Kitchener in 1914-1915. The 7th, 8th, and 9th Battalions, together with the three Southdown Battalions (the 11th, 12th, and 13th), suffered heavy casualties in France and Belgium. The Sussex Yeomanry were dismounted and fought as the 16th Battalion in Palestine and later on the Western Front, while the 17th Battalion fought in France during the latter months of the War. The 51st, 52nd, and 53rd Battalions served in northern Germany from March to August 1919. The 10th Battalion acted partly as a Reserve Battalion for the Southdown Brigade, and the 14th and 15th Battalions were also home-based training battalions
The inter-war era, 1919-1939
During the inter-war period the 1st Battalion concluded seventeen years of service in India, and in 1920 joined the Army of the Rhine at Cologne. The Battalion served in Northern Ireland in the early 1920s, and occupied home stations between 1926-1936, performing Public Duties in London in 1932, before embarking for Palestine towards the end of 1936. Meanwhile the 2nd Battalion went across the world -- serving in the West Indies, Malta, Chanak, Singapore, and India - and ended the peacetime era in Belfast in 1939. The Territorial battalions were hard hit by the prevailing pacifist attitude and economic slump at home, but the expansion of the Territorial Army in the period leading up to the Second World War meant that the 4th and 5th Battalions 'threw off' duplicate battalions, and led to the re-birth of the 6th and 7th Battalions respectively
The Second World War, 1939-1945
In October 1940 the 1st Battalion joined the 7th Brigade of the 4th Indian Division near Cairo and so began an association which was to last until the end of the War. After a few months in the Western Desert it moved south for the overthrow of the Italians in Eritrea and Abyssinia which was completed by April 1941. It returned to North Africa and played an important rôle in the fighting at Sidi Omar in November 1941. After a period of resting and training in Cyprus, the Battalion returned to North Africa in September 1942, and fought in the Tunisian campaign. In December 1943 it embarked for Italy and in February and March of the following year took part in the bitter fighting at Monte Cassino. After the advance through Italy the Battalion was sent to Greece, landing at Salonika in November 1944, and was employed there until July 1945 in maintaining the civil peace
The 2nd Battalion joined the 4th and 5th Battalions to form a Royal Sussex Brigade, the 133rd Brigade of the 44th Division, and moved across to France in March-April 1940. After Dunkirk, when the 2nd Battalion was particularly badly depleted, the Brigade was re-formed, and in May 1942 was sent out to North Africa. It fought at the decisive battles of Alam Halfa and El Alamein, but in November 1942 the 10th Parachute Battalion was formed from the 2nd Battalion, and the Royal Sussex Brigade, now comprising a reconstituted 2nd Battalion and 4th/5th Battalion, became part of the Persia and Iraq Force with which it served for the rest of the War
The 6th and 7th Battalions were brigaded in the 37th Brigade of the 12th Division. After a period of recruiting, training, and guard duties, they were sent to France in April 1940, but were forced to evacuate in June 1940, in the face of the German advance, the 7th Battalion suffering heavily at Amiens. The 6th Battalion spent the rest of the War in guard duties and coastal defence, as well as supplying drafts for the overseas battalions of the Regiment, while the 7th Battalion, after a period of re-organisation, was transferred to the Royal Artillery as a light anti-aircraft regiment, the 109 L.A.A. Regiment, in which capacity it served for the remainder of the war
During the war the 9th Battalion was re-formed, in June 1940, and served in India and North Burma between 1942-1945. The 8th Battalion was formed out of the original Local Defence Volunteers and served on guard duties in England. It was a relatively short-lived formation as were the 50th Battalion, formed at Seaford to supply drafts to other battalions, and the 10th Battalion, which belonged to the 10th Independent Beach Brigade on the Sussex and Kent beaches. The 70th Battalion, formed in September 1940, helped to defend vulnerable points in Sussex, Surrey, and Kent, and later provided drafts for overseas duty
The post-war era, 1945-1967
The post-war period has seen considerable changes in the organisation of the British Army. The first came into operation in 1946 with the introduction of the Group System whereby regiments were combined into regional groups. The Royal Sussex, together with The Queen's, The Buffs, The Royal Fusiliers, The East Surrey Regiment, The Royal West Kent Regiment, and The Middlesex Regiment, formed the Home Counties Group
Within the Regiment itself another important change took place on 12th September 1948 when the 1st and 2nd Battalions were amalgamated into one battalion called the 1st Battalion and the 4th and 5th Battalions were amalgamated into the 4th/5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, Territorial Army
The 1st Battalion subsequently served in Egypt, Jordan, Germany, Korea, Gibraltar, Belfast, Malta, and Aden, and while in England in 1963 it performed Public Duties in London
On 31 December 1966 The Royal Sussex Regiment became part of the newly formed Queen's Regiment - together with The Queen's Royal Surrey Regiment, The Queen's Own Buffs, The Royal Kent Regiment, and The Middlesex Regiment. The 4th/5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion was disbanded in March 1967 on the formation of Territorial and Army Volunteer units of the Queen's Regiment. However, although the separate identity of The Royal Sussex Regiment may have since been lost, the most cherished customs and traditions of the Regiment are preserved in its successor, the 3rd Battalion, The Queen's Regiment, and in the work of The Royal Sussex Regimental Association

Contents:
The records fall into four principal categories - documents, photographs, audio-visual records, and printed works-and the catalogue has been arranged according to this division. The documents derive from two basic sources: firstly, official records such as order books, nominal rolls, and war diaries created in the administration of the individual battalions, and secondly, personal records such as personal diaries, letters, and service papers given to the Regimental Museum by former soldiers or their relatives. The collection of photographs comprises some 6,800 prints, either in the form of individual items or entries in photograph albums. In the majority of instances they represent the personal collections of former soldiers ultimately given to the Regiment or to the Regimental Museum. The audio-visual records consist of cinematograph film, microfilm, magnetic tape recordings, and gramophone records, while the printed works include regimental journals, regimental histories, military histories and biographies, and military reference books
The collection does not constitute a fully comprehensive record of the history of the Regiment because the bulk of the administrative records were, in accordance with military procedure, held in Army Record Offices and sub-sequently transferred to the principal Army Record Office in London. Nevertheless, the records in this collection do provide an invaluable insight into the history of the Regiment, and the general impression is that this is one of the best collections of records relating to a county regiment currently known to exist



Documents  RSR/MSS  [n.d.]

RECORDS OF THE 1ST BATTALION, THE ROYAL SUSSEX REGIMENT  RSR/MSS/1/1-206  [n.d.]

Administrative history:
The 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, had its origins in the 35th Regiment of Foot which was first raised in Belfast in 1701 by Arthur Chichester, 3rd Earl of Donegall, for William III. The county name, 'The Sussex', was adopted in 1804, and the prefix 'Royal' was granted in 1832. The title, the 35th (Royal Sussex) Regiment of Foot, was retained until the formation in 1881 of the 1st and 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. In 1948 the 1st and 2nd Battalions were amalgamated into one battalion called the 1st Battalion. The Royal Sussex Regiment

Record of the Services of the Thirty-fifth Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/MSS/1/1  1701-1931

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Contents:
An official account of the proceedings of the 35th Regiment of Foot and the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, including copies of and extracts from official records

List of sources in the Public Record Office in London containing reference to the 35th Regiment of Foot  RSR/MSS/1/2  1701-1877

1 Folio

Water-colour drawings of uniforms of officers of the 35th Regiment of Foot and the 1st Battalion. The Royal Sussex Regiment, in 1701, 1801, and 1901 by W. Y. Carman  RSR/MSS/1/3  1701-1901

3 docs


Related information: See also RSR/MSS/13/1

List of Regimental Sergeant-Majors, Regimental Quarter-master Sergeants, and Quartermasters, 35th Regiment of Foot and 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/MSS/1/4  1702-1967

2 ff

List of officers in Major-General Charles Otway's Regiment of Foot. Records rank, name, date of first commission, and date of existing commission. Extracted from Army List  RSR/MSS/1/5  1740

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Contents:
Also includes career details of officers who served in the 35th Regiment of Foot and the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, 1768-1902, extracted from printed sources; and miscellaneous notes on regimental uniforms, 1713-1782, and stations of troops in North America, 1757-1760, extracted from printed sources and documentary sources in the Public Record Office
Compiled by Captain G. S. G. Scaife for his brother Lieutenant-Colonel H. B. Scaife, February 1934-November 1935

Papers relating to Fort William Henry  RSR/MSS/1/6-9  1757

Administrative history:
The fort was built in 1755 on the southern end of Lake George in New York State by Major-General Sir William Johnson. It was destroyed by the French during the Seven Years War in 1757 at which time it was garrisoned by the 35th Regiment of Foot commanded by Lieutenant-Colonel George Monro. It was restored in 1952 and is preserved as a tourist attraction and museum

Report of Colonel Dan Webb describing the loss of the fort and the subsequent massacre of survivors by Indians. Photocopy from In-Letters of Secretary-at-War, P.R.O. WO1/1 Pt 3. Also typed copy  RSR/MSS/1/6  17 August 1757

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Correspondence between the Fort William Henry Corporation and the Royal Sussex Regimental Association concerning the purchase and dedication of a memorial to the 35th Regiment of Foot at the fort. Photograph included  RSR/MSS/1/7  27 July 1956-24 October 1960

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Correspondence, extracts from military histories, guide books, prints and drawings concerning the fort, its history, its restoration, and its use as a museum  RSR/MSS/1/8  1967-1975

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Extracts from histories of the Seven Years War including reference to the battle and massacre at Fort William Henry in 1757  RSR/MSS/1/9  1969

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Papers relating to the North American campaign in the Seven Years War and in particular to the capture of Quebec by General Wolfe in September 1759  RSR/MSS/1/10-25  [1758-1760]

Administrative history:
During the assault on Quebec the 35th Regiment of Foot was on the extreme right of the British line and overthrew the Roussillon Regiment, the 54th Regiment of Foot in the French Army, from which they acquired the white Roussillon plume which was to be incorporated in their own badge

Extract from the 'Record of the Services of the Thirty fifth Royal Sussex Regiment' relating to their role in the siege and capture of Quebec  RSR/MSS/1/10  26 June 1758 - 16 January 1762

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Contents:
Attached: 10 February 1960. Covering letter from D. W. King, Librarian at the War Office, concerning the original record

Papers concerning the French victory over the English at Fort Carillon on 8 July 1758 including copies of letters written by Montcalm from Carillon and an article on the battle published in Le Figaro  RSR/MSS/1/11  July 1758

4 docs
Language:  French

Photocopies of correspondence of General George Townshend, Colonel of the 28th Regiment of Foot (The Glosters), who assumed command of the British Forces at Quebec on the death of General Wolfe. Also typed copies  RSR/MSS/1/12  6 September 1759 - 18 May 1760

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Attached: 4 September 1955. Covering letter from William Le Hardy, County Archivist, Middlesex County Record Office, concerning the original records

Photocopy of newspaper cutting containing the Articles of Capitulation signed by the French at Quebec  RSR/MSS/1/13  18 September 1759

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Contents:
Also includes return of killed and wounded; account of armaments, artillery, and stores; and copy of letter from Vice-Admiral Saunders to William Pitt on the surrender of Quebec

Photocopy of Order Book of the Royal American Regiment stationed at Quebec including references to the 35th Regiment of Foot  RSR/MSS/1/14  24 September 1759 - 27 February 1760

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Attached: 11 October 1948. Letter from Lieutenant-General Sir Evelyn H. Barker, Headquarters, Eastern Command, concerning the provenance of the original record

Plan of the Town of Quebec, the Capital of Canada in North America, with the Bason and part of the adjacent Country shewing the principal Encampments and works of the British Army Commanded by Major General Wolfe and those of the French Army Commanded by Lieutenant General, the Marquis of Montcalm, during the siege of that place in 1759  RSR/MSS/1/15  September 1759

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Photocopy
A detailed reference to a plan showing the disposition of the British and French armies during the siege and battle of Quebec

Photocopy of page from The Derby Mercury containing a transcript of a letter written to his parents by a soldier impressed into service in the 35th Regiment of Foot in North America  RSR/MSS/1/16  30 November - 7 December 1759

2 Copies

Contents:
Refers to the massacre at Fort William Henry, the siege of Louisburg, and the taking of Quebec

Plans and specifications, and photographs of models of the flat-bottomed landing craft used by the British for landing troops at Quebec on 13 September 1759. Supplied by the National Army Museum, National Maritime Museum, and Maritime Museum of Canada  RSR/MSS/1/17  1759

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Photographs of drawings, engravings, and paintings of the assault on Quebec, the ruins of the town after the battle, the monuments to Wolfe and Montcalm in the town, and the death of Montcalm. Supplied by the Musée de la Province, Quebec. (14 docs.)  RSR/MSS/1/18  1759

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Attached: 28 July - 5 September 1958. Covering letters from the Conservator of the Museum. (2 docs.)

Photographs and photocopies of caricatures of General Wolfe drawn by General George Townshend at the Montmorency camp in the summer of 1759  RSR/MSS/1/19  1759

Contents:
Also engravings and photographs of paintings of General Wolfe. (18 docs.)
Attached: 27 October 1958 - 5 March 1959. Covering letters from Mrs. Isabel Barclay Dobell, Associate Historian, McCord Museum, McGill University, Montreal, concerning the original caricatures (2 docs.)

Photocopies of dress regulations of the Royal Roussillon Regiment including colour specification and drawing  RSR/MSS/1/20  c.1759

5 docs

The New Manual Exercise as performed by His Majesty's Dragoons, Foot-Guards, Foot, Light Infantry, Artillery, Marines, and by the Militia. Third Edition. Dublin. Photocopy  RSR/MSS/1/21  1760

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Contents:
Attached: 30 June 1959. Covering letter from Major J.R.G. Stanton, 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, regarding the use of the manual for musket drill instruction for those taking part in a re-enactment of scenes from the Battle of Quebec at the Royal Tournament of 1959

The Royal Roussillon. Notes on the history of a famous French Regiment. By W. Jacques Steeple and H. Diard  RSR/MSS/1/22  January 1959

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Attached: 20 May 1959. Covering letter concerning the study from W. Jacques Steeple, Honorary Secretary, The Military Historical Society, to Lieutenant-Colonel F. H. Thompson, The Royal Sussex Regimental Museum

Papers relating to the celebration of the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Quebec  RSR/MSS/1/23  June-September 1959

5 docs

Contents:
Include (i) programme of the Royal Tournament held at Earls Court on 3-20 June and of the Open Day held at the Regimental Depôt in Chichester on 13 September, and (ii) articles on and illustrations of the Battle of Quebec

Study of the operations of the Battle of Quebec by Major C. D. Munro  RSR/MSS/1/24  May 1965

13 ff., plus maps

Wolfe at Quebec. A collection of copies of contemporary documents compiled for the Jackdaw series by Richard Howard  RSR/MSS/1/25  1965

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Related information: See also RSR/MSS/1/197 and 1/200 for further reference to the 35th Regiment of Foot in North America in 1756-1763

List of officers of the 35th Regiment of Foot. Extracted from A List of the General and Field Officers..., printed for J. Millan, London  RSR/MSS/1/26  1763

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Contents:
Records rank, name, and date of attaining existing rank

Biographical notes on officers of the 35th Regiment of Foot  RSR/MSS/1/27-30  [1764-1840]

Charles Lennox (1764-1819), 4th Duke of Richmond, Colonel of the 35th Regiment of Foot, 1803-1819  RSR/MSS/1/27  [n.d.]

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Articles and notes on his life and career

Lieutenant-Colonel Colin Campbell. Served in the 35th Regiment of Foot during the American War of Independence. Lieutenant-Colonel of the Regiment, 1795-1797  RSR/MSS/1/28  [n.d.]

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Notes on his character and career

Major-General Aeneas Shaw. Served in the 30th Regiment of Foot and the Queen's Rangers. Served in the American War of Independence and in the French Revolutionary War  RSR/MSS/1/29  [n.d.]

2 docs

Administrative history:
General Shaw was the father of Captain Alexander Shaw who served in the 35th Regiment of Foot, 1799-1817 (photograph of portrait of Captain Shaw included)

Contents:
Notes and cuttings on his career

Major J. W. Dewson. Served in the 35th Regiment of Foot, 1813-1840  RSR/MSS/1/30  [n.d.]

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Contents:
Decorated for service in the Netherlands in 1814. Article

Notes, principally concerning uniforms, extracted from the Inspection Returns relating to the 35th Regiment of Foot in the Public Record Office in London  RSR/MSS/1/31  1768-1790

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Letters to Viscount Townshend, Master General of the Ordnance, from Captain Theophilus Blakeney in Dublin requesting permission to sell his commission in the 35th Regiment of Foot and seeking the position of Surveyor General of Connaught for his brother  RSR/MSS/1/32  12 January-26 June 1772

2 docs

Papers relating to John Graves Simcoe (1752-1806)  RSR/MSS/1/33  [June 1775]

5 ff

Administrative history:
Lieutenant Simcoe was Adjutant of the 35th Regiment of Foot at the Battle of Bunker Hill in June 1775 during the American War of Independence. Subsequently he was given command of the Queen's Rangers, a corps of loyalists recruited within the American colonies, and in 1791 he was appointed Lieutenant-Governor of the newly-created province of Upper Canada

Contents:
The papers comprise: (i) 1974, The Story of John Graves Simcoe. Leaflet published by the Ministry of Colleges and Universities, Ontario (1 doc.); (ii) 1976, Photograph of painting of Simcoe by J. Zoffany, extract from sale catalogue, and note on auction at Christies (3 docs.); and (iii) 1979, The Uniform of the Queen's Rangers 1777-1783. Article by W. Y. Carman published in the Journal of the Society for Army Historical Research (Vol. LVII No. 230) containing reference to Simcoe. Photocopy

Drewry's Derby, Mercury. Photocopy of newspaper cutting containing the official report on the Battle of Bunker Hill in June 1775 during the War of American Independence by Lieutenant-General Thomas Gage, Governor of Massachusetts, and return of English troops killed and wounded (including those of the 35th Regiment of Foot)  RSR/MSS/1/34  28 July 1775

Extracts from the embarkation orders issued by General Sir William Howe, Commander-in-Chief in North America, for the evacuation of the British Army, including the 35th Regiment of Foot, from Boston, during the American War of Independence  RSR/MSS/1/35  7-13 March 1776

1 Folio

Contents:
Reproduced in the book Troopships and their History. Photocopy

Extract from the Leicester and Nottingham Journal concerning the murder of Captain Erasmus John Phillips of the 35th Regiment of Foot at Princetown during the American War of Independence  RSR/MSS/1/36  1 March 1777

1 Folio

Papers relating to Lieutenant-Colonel James W. Cockburn  RSR/MSS/1/37  18 March-27 November 1781

6 ff


Related information: See also the papers of General Henry Fletcher (1764-1803) in the section on the Records of Colonels of the Regiment for copies of other letters from Colonel Cockburn

Administrative history:
Lieutenant-Colonel Cockburn was commanding the 35th Regiment of Foot in St. Lucia when he was attached to act as Governor of the Island of St. Eustatius. The island was captured by the French on 26 November 1781, and Colonel Cockburn was court martialled for failing to secure the defence of the island and was dismissed from the service

Contents:
The papers comprise: (i) 18 March 1781. Letter from Mrs. Laetitia Cockburn to General John Vaughan thanking him for having appointed her husband to the post of Quartermaster-General in the West Indies (B.M. Egerton MS. 2136, f. 175). Photocopy; (ii) 26 November 1781. Photograph of print in Chichester District Museum of the capture of St. Eustatius and arrest of Colonel Cockburn; (iii) 27 November 1781. Letter from Colonel Cockburn to Brigadier-General Christie, Commander-in-Chief, Barbados, describing the surrender of St. Eustatius (B.M. Egerton MS. 2136, ff. 196-197). Photocopy; and (iv) 1979. Notes compiled by Major J. F. Ainsworth, The Royal Sussex Regimental Association, on the loss of St. Eustatius and the court martial of Colonel Cockburn

The Case of Edward Drewe, late Major of the 35th Regiment of Foot  RSR/MSS/1/38  1782

102 pp

Contents:
Photocopy of a booklet in the Toronto Metropolitan Library written and published by Major Edward Drewe who was cashiered for neglect of duty and disobedience of orders in May 1780. The booklet consists of an address written in his defence to the officers of the army who served with him in North America and the West Indies between 1775-1781, and a copy of the proceedings of the Court Martial which was held on St. Lucia in May 1780. It also includes copies of testimonials written on his behalf, including a letter from Lieutenant-Colonel John Graves Simcoe describing Drewe's part in the Battle of Bunker Hill in June 1775 during the American War of Independence

Bibliography: See also Military Sketches. By Edward Drewe. (1784). Observations on his own career and on military service in general. (RSR/Library/5/18.)


General Disposition of His Majesty's Land Forces for the Years 1785 and 1786  RSR/MSS/1/39  1785-1786

1 Folio

Contents:
Lists of the disposition of regiments arranged under four heads -- South Britain, North Britain, Ireland, and Garrisons and Colonies Abroad -- and recording the name of the commanding officers. Also includes notes on embarkations and arrivals, changes within Great Britain, alterations in the establishment, etc. Includes references to the 35th Regiment of Foot

Letter from Captain C. J. Riddell, 35th Regiment of Foot, in Malta, to his brother, George Riddell of Berwick-on-Tweed, Northumberland, describing the surrender of the French under General Vaubois at Valetta, and the raising of the first British flag (the King's Colour of the 35th Regiment of Foot)  RSR/MSS/1/40  6 September 1800

1 Folio

Contents:
Photocopy and transcript

Extract from the 'Returns of His Majesty's Forces'. A return of the strength of the 1st and 2nd Battalions of the 35th Regiment of Foot listing numbers of Commissioned Warrant Officers (present, absent, and vacant), Non-Commissioned Officers, and Rank and File (fit for duty and sick)  RSR/MSS/1/41  1 June 1801

1 Folio

Contents:
Extracted from a document offered for sale at Sotheby's, 28 November 1972

Notes, extracted from War Office papers in the Public Record Office, on the adoption of county titles by regiments and the re-naming of some regiments  RSR/MSS/1/42  1805-1808

4 ff., 2 copies

Contents:
Refer particularly to the re-naming of the 25th Regiment of Foot ('The Sussex' to 'The King's Own Borderers'), the 35th Regiment of Foot ('The Dorsetshire' to 'The Sussex'), and the 39th Regiment of Foot ('The East Middlesex' to 'The Dorsetshire')

Extracts copied from the diary of Captain Thomas King including references to his service with the 35th Regiment of Foot in the Mediterranean during the Napoleonic Wars  RSR/MSS/1/43  1805-1809

5 ff

Contents:
The diary includes copy of orders issued by Sir James Craig, commanding an expedition to Italy, August 1805; copy of orders issued by Brigadier-General William Stewart, commanding lines, Eastern Heights, Alexandria, 27 April 1807; and itinerary of expedition to Italy, 14 June - 15 December 1805

Power of Attorney of Captain George Henry Frederick Berkeley, 2nd Battalion, The 35th Regiment of Foot, to Messrs. Drummond of Charing Cross, London, to act as his bankers during his service overseas  RSR/MSS/1/44  30 April 1806

1 Folio

Administrative history:
Sir George Henry Frederick Berkeley, K.C.B., was Colonel of the Regiment between 1845-1847. There is a silhouette of him in the Sussex Combined Services Museum (1984)

Hard Biting Fellows. Article by Eric H. Underwood in the magazine Sussex Life (March 1967) on the rôle of the 35th Regiment of Foot at the Battle of Maida, southern Italy, in July 1806, during the Napoleonic Wars (2 ff., 2 copies)  RSR/MSS/1/45  [July 1806]

Contents:
Also included prints of paintings and drawings of the Battle of Maida. (3 docs.)

Papers relating to Lieutenant John Biggs Hildebrand  RSR/MSS/1/46-56  1809-1958


Related information: There is a photograph of a portrait of Lieutenant John Hildebrand in the Sussex Combined Services Museum (1984)

Administrative history:
Lieutenant Hildebrand was born in Scotland in 1794 and was gazetted as an Ensign in the 35th Regiment of Foot in 1809. He was trained at the depôt in Chichester, and in the same year was sent with a draft to join the 1st Battalion in the Mediterranean. The Battalion was stationed on the island of Zante, and he took part in expeditions against Lissa in 1811 and Lagosta in 1813. He was promoted to Lieutenant in 1813, and was involved in operations against Ragusa and in the occupation of Corfu. He returned home when peace was signed, but when Napoleon escaped from Elba he joined the 2nd Battalion of the 35th as Acting Adjutant and served through the Waterloo campaign. He entered Holy Orders in 1823

The Recollections of Lieutenant John Hildebrand of the 35th Foot  RSR/MSS/1/46  1809-1815

548 ff

Contents:
Original manuscript. Unbound

The Recollections of Lieutenant John Hildebrand of the 35th Foot  RSR/MSS/1/47  1809-1815

213 ff

Contents:
Typescript copy of (RSR/MSS/1/46) above. Bound

Letters to Lieutenant Hildebrand from secular and ecclesiastical authorities in Lagosta and Ragusa mainly concerning political affairs  RSR/MSS/1/48  1 August 1813 - 4 June 1814

14 letters, in Italian, with English translations

Military maps of France, Germany, and Italy showing fortifications, etc  RSR/MSS/1/49  1814

2 docs

Book of Common Prayer belonging to the Reverend John Biggs Hildebrand, Vicar of Kibworth, Leicestershire  RSR/MSS/1/50  1839

1 vol

Petition of the Reverend John Biggs Hildebrand to the Duke of Wellington outlining his service in the 35th Regiment of Foot and requesting a commission for one of his eleven sons. Copy  RSR/MSS/1/51  11 September 1850

2 ff

Notes on the history of the Hildebrand family from the time of their emigration from Saxony to England in 1763  RSR/MSS/1/52  1891

11 docs

Contents:
Compiled by Major A. Hildebrand

Notes on the history of the Hildebrand family compiled by Major R. E. Hildebrand from printed and documentary sources in the British Museum, Public Record Office, Somerset House, public libraries, and newspaper offices, and from visits to places with family connections  RSR/MSS/1/53  1891-1918

8 pocket books

The Recollections of Lieutenant John Hildebrand of the 35th Foot  RSR/MSS/1/54  1958

6 ff

Contents:
Typescript copy of an article by G. D. Martineau published in the Roussillon Gazette (Vol. 33, No. 4, Summer 1958)

Photograph of George Hildebrand  RSR/MSS/1/55  n.d

1 Photograph

Administrative history:
Served in the 35th Regiment of Foot, 1815-1817

Impression from family seal  RSR/MSS/1/56  n.d

Cuttings Book  RSR/MSS/1/57  1811-1915

1 vol

Contents:
A collection of cuttings from newspapers and illustrated journals relating to the 35th Regiment of Foot and, principally, the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. Includes articles on the 35th Regiment in Guernsey in 1811-1812, the 1st Battalion in Malta and Cyprus in 1882, the 1st Battalion in Egypt during the Nile Expedition of 1884-1885, and the 1st Battalion in South Africa in 1899-1902. Also includes illustrated obituaries of officers and other ranks, principally of the 2nd and 5th Battalions, killed in action in 1914-1915

Discharge certificate of William Hopkins of Arundel, 1st Battalion, 35th Regiment of Foot. Enlisted 8 May 1807  RSR/MSS/1/58  February 1815

1 Folio

Contents:
Discharged 24 February 1815

Papers relating to the Battle of Waterloo  RSR/MSS/1/59-64  1815-1965

Administrative history:
During the Battle of Waterloo, on 18 June 1815, the 2nd Battalion, The 35th Regiment of Foot, formed part of the 6th Brigade, on the extreme right of the British Army, holding in check a considerable force of the enemy making for Huy. Though never actually engaged upon the hill of Waterloo, the 35th were granted the Waterloo Medal

Description of uniform worn by the 2nd Battalion of the 35th Regiment of Foot at the Battle of Waterloo  RSR/MSS/1/59  [n.d.]

1 Folio

Contents:
Compiled from printed and documentary sources

Plan du Champ de Bataille de Waterloo. Records positions and movements of infantry and cavalry, placement of batteries, etc  RSR/MSS/1/60  c. 1815

1 doc

Contents:
Printed in Brussels

Programme for Waterloo Anniversary Exhibition held in Wellington Barracks, London (1 doc.), and description of paintings, uniforms, and other memorabilia displayed at the Exhibition. (7 pp.)  RSR/MSS/1/61  21 May - 7 July 1965

Programmes for dinners and parades held in London to mark the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo  RSR/MSS/1/62  12 - 21 June 1965

3 docs

Leaflets, postcards, etc., concerning the village of Waterloo and the exhibition held by the Friends of the Musée Wellington to mark the 150th anniversary of the battle  RSR/MSS/1/63  1965

10 docs

The Battle of Waterloo. A collection of copies of contemporary documents compiled and edited for the Jackdaw series by John Langdon-Davies  RSR/MSS/1/64  1965

1 File

Photocopy of certificate signed by J. H. Ludlow, Assistant Surgeon, 35th Regiment of Foot, at Chichester, of the baptism performed by him on 25 June 1813 of the child of Private Jones, 35th Regiment of Foot, on the island of Lissa, in consequence of there being no minister of the Protestant Church on the island  RSR/MSS/1/65  21 September 1818

1 doc

Contents:
Addressed to Mrs. Ann Jones, Chelsea, London

Letter from [Private] James Green, 35th Regiment of Foot, in the West Indies, to his mother, in Newport, Co. Tipperary, referring to the distress in Ireland and to his own life in the Regiment  RSR/MSS/1/66  3 July 1824

2 ff

Transcript of a manuscript written by Joseph Hebden of Whittle in Lancashire describing his experiences as a soldier in the 35th Regiment of Foot including service, partly as Hospital Sergeant, in the West Indies between 1827-1832  RSR/MSS/1/67  30 April 1826 - 18 October 1837

9 ff

Contents:
Also includes biographical notes on Joseph Hebden and summary family tree, by the depositor, Mrs. Elizabeth Olive Williamson of Liverpool, his great great grand-daughter

Notes by E. K. Cormody on his family association with the 35th Regiment of Foot and The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/MSS/1/68  1828-1925

3 ff


Related information: See also RSR/MSS/1/74

Administrative history:
Alexander Munro joined the 35th Regiment in 1828 and served for 26 years in England, Ireland, and Mauritius. His three sons each served in the Regiment for over 25 years, principally in India, and his daughter married William Thomas Hardy, who himself had 26 years in the 35th, mainly in India and Mauritius. Sarah, daughter of William Thomas Hardy, married Thomas Cormody, who also served in the Regiment. E. K. Cormody, son of Thomas Cormody, joined The Royal Sussex in 1908, and served for 27 years in England, Ireland, India, Belgium, and Germany

Account Book of Private William Barnes of Mountmellist, Portarlington, Co. Queen's, Ireland  RSR/MSS/1/69  17 February 1835 - 8 September 1856

1 vol

Administrative history:
Enlisted for the 35th Regiment of Foot at Templemore, Co. Tipperary, on 17 February 1835. Served in Mauritius, 1841-1848

Regimental Orders of Lieutenant-Colonel John Keightley, Commanding Officer, 35th Regiment of Foot  RSR/MSS/1/70  20 July 1835 - 1 June 1836

1 vol

Contents:
A volume containing regimental orders issued by Lieutenant-Colonel Keightley at Templemore and Fermoy in southern Ireland. Includes duties to be undertaken by company orderly sergeants, orderly corporals, orderly men, and cooks. Also includes the diary of Robert Hely-Hutchinson Keightley, 76th Regiment, in South Wales, October 1843 - June 1844, and in the Isle of Man, March-May 1846; and lists of books, linen, and dinner service, 11 April - 26 May 1849

Medal Rolls and related papers  RSR/MSS/1/71  1835-1911

1 File

Contents:
Includes extracts from War Office rolls of Long Service and Good Conduct Medals awarded to men of the 35th and 107th Regiments of Foot, 1835-1875 (W.O. 102/2, 3, 9, 14); extracts from medal rolls of The Royal Sussex Regiment, 1854-1911; photocopies of War Office rolls of Military Service Medals awarded to men of the 35th and 107th Regiments of Foot, 1865-1880, and to men of the 1st and 2nd Battalions and The Depôt, The Royal Sussex Regiment, 1881-1902 (W.O. 102/2-7); extracts from Military Service Medal rolls of the 1st and 2nd Battalions, The Royal Sussex Regiment, 1868-1916; photocopy of War Office rolls of annuities granted to men of the 35th and 107th Regiments of Foot, 1868-1915 (W.O. 101/2); copy of nominal rolls of officers and men of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, entitled to the Egypt Medal, 1882 (W.O. 100/68); copy of list of officers and men of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, entitled to medals for the Egyptian Campaign, 1882-1885 (compiled by Mr. Cresswell); copy of nominal roll of officers and men of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, entitled to the War Medal, Clasp or Clasps, for operations on the Nile and at Suakin, 1884-1885 (W.O. 100/65); copy of Delhi Durbar 1911 Medal Roll of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment; and lists of medal collections

Extract of Half-Yearly Report on the 35th Regiment of Foot by Lieutenant-General Sir Thomas Arbuthnot  RSR/MSS/1/72  16 May 1836

1 Folio

Extract of Report on the 35th Regiment of Foot by Lieutenant-General Sir Edward Blakeney  RSR/MSS/1/73  2 July 1836

1 Folio

Account Book of William Thomas Hardy of Limerick  RSR/MSS/1/74  9 December 1842 - July 1868

1 vol


Related information: See also RSR/MSS/1/68

Administrative history:
Enlisted in the 35th Regiment of Foot at Dublin on 9 December 1842, and served in Mauritius 1843-1848, Ireland 1848-1852, and Burma and India, 1854-1866

Letter from Private John Magee, 35th Regiment of Foot, in Mauritius, to his friend Thomas Gibson, Glenavy, Co. Antrim  RSR/MSS/1/75  13 July 1845

2 ff

Contents:
Refers to the death of a mutual acquaintance and to an action between British and French frigates and the fort on Madagascar

Illustrated London News. Contains an account of the funeral of the Duke of Wellington and a list of officers surviving from the Battle of Waterloo  RSR/MSS/1/76  20 November 1852

2 docs

Contents:
Attached: 21 November 1852. Letter to the editor of the Illustrated London News from Lieutenant-Colonel Charles A. Macalister who commanded the 2nd Battalion the 35th Regiment of Foot, at Waterloo

Proceedings of Mess Meetings. Resolutions of meetings of the officers' mess and copies of the quarterly mess accounts  RSR/MSS/1/77  1862-1910

1 vol

Papers of the O'Leary family  RSR/MSS/1/78-80  1866-1940

Administrative history:
Patrick O'Leary of Tralee served in the 35th Regiment of Foot, 1857-1877, and his two sons, Edward and Patrick John, served in the Royal Navy

Papers of Patrick O'Leary  RSR/MSS/1/78  December 1866 - 4 July 1877

3 docs

Administrative history:
Enlisted at Dublin for the 10th Regiment of Foot on 21 September 1855. Served with the 35th Regiment of Foot in India, 1857-1868. Discharged at Chichester on 3 July 1877. Papers comprise account book, discharge certificate, and certificate of admission as out-pensioner to the Royal Hospital at Chelsea

Papers of Edward O'Leary  RSR/MSS/1/79  1895-1940

5 docs

Administrative history:
Born on 28 January 1879 at St. Leonards. Enlisted in Royal Navy on 16 July 1895. Discharged on 23 February 1920. Papers include certificate of service, gunnery and torpedo history sheet, and correspondence relating to his application to re-enlist in the services during the Second World War. Also undated photograph of the First Cutter's Crew, H.M.S. Royal Sovereign, on which O'Leary served in 1897

Certificate of Service of Patrick John O'Leary  RSR/MSS/1/80  1896

3 docs

Administrative history:
Born on 3 May 1875 in Chichester. Served in the Royal Navy, 1893-1896. Also 2 photographs

Reference to the service of Sergeant John Davis of the 35th Regiment of Foot  RSR/MSS/1/81  22 June 1868 - 2 August 1887

1 Folio

Administrative history:
Served in Egypt and decorated for his service in the Nile Expedition of 1884-1885. Left the Regiment on 2 August 1887

Record of service of Major H. Browse Scaife, 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/MSS/1/82  1874-1904

12 ff

Administrative history:
Served in the Cadet Corps, 2nd Devonshire Volunteer Artillery, 1874-1877, and gazetted to the 25th South Devon Militia in 1878. Transferred as 2nd Lieutenant to 35th Regiment of Foot in October, 1880, and commanded the 1st Battalion at Bloemfontein during the South African War. Brought the Battalion to India in 1902 and promoted to Second-in-Command in October 1902. Commanded the 1st Battalion, 1907-1911

Records relating to the Day family  RSR/MSS/1/83  1880-1918

5 Photographs

Contents:
The papers comprise: (i) 2 March 1880. Probate of the Will of William John Day of New Hampton, Middlesex, printer (1 doc.); and (ii) c.1914-1918. Photographs of Sergeant-Major Day, 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment

Account book of Lance-Corporal William Mark Penfold of Wisborough Green  RSR/MSS/1/84  1880-1886

1 vol

Administrative history:
Enlisted in the 35th Regiment of Foot at Chichester on 2 February 1880, and served in Malta and Egypt, including the Nile Expedition of 1884-1885

A Diary of the Soudan Campaign. An account by Captain Lionel Trafford, 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, of the rôle of the 1st Battalion in the unsuccessful Nile Expedition to relieve General Gordon at Khartoum  RSR/MSS/1/85  July 1884-August 1885

1 vol., 30 ff

Contents:
The diary begins with a description of the journey up the River Nile and continues with an account of the experiences of the 1st Battalion as part of the Desert Column, commanded by Sir Herbert Stewart and Sir Charles Wilson, on its trek from Korti to Metemma. Captain Trafford provides detail on the battles against the Arabs at Abu Klea and Metemma and the method of fighting in square formation adopted by the British. He describes the final part of the campaign, by steamer to Khartoum in January 1885, and the homeward journey via Cairo and Alexandria. The diary is well illustrated with water-colour and pen-and-ink drawings by the author

Broken Square at Abu Klea. Account of the Battle of Abu Klea by Private Harry Etherington, 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, during the expedition to relieve General Gordon at Khartoum  RSR/MSS/1/86  16-17 January 1885

2 ff

Contents:
Extracted from Told from the Ranks by E. M. Small (1897), republished in Rank and File by T. H. McGuffie (1964)

Letter written from Debbeh by Captain Campbell, 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, describing the Nile Expedition to relieve General Gordon at Khartoum  RSR/MSS/1/87  20 January 1885

2 ff., and typescript copy


Related information: See also RSR/MSS/1/203

Notes on the service of Colour-Sergeant A. E. James with The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/MSS/1/88  1887-1920

1 Folio

Administrative history:
Joined the 2nd Volunteer Battalion in 1886 and the 1st Regular Battalion in 1887. Served in India with the 1st and 2nd Battalions from 1894 to 1920

Contract of Re-Engagement between Major-General Sir F. Grenfell, K.C.B., acting on behalf of the Government of the Khedive of Egypt, and Brigadier-Major B.D.A. Donne, The Royal Sussex Regiment, for the latter to serve as Kaimakam in the Egyptian Army  RSR/MSS/1/89  14 October 1889

1 doc

Administrative history:
Donne was Lieutenant-Colonel of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, between 1898-1902, and commanded the Battalion in South Africa during the Boer War

Account Book or Pocket Ledger of Private Peter Burgess of Hastings, East Sussex  RSR/MSS/1/90  29 May 1894-27 June 1902

1 vol


Related information: See also RSR/MSS/1/129 and 2/26-30

Administrative history:
Enlisted for The Royal Sussex Regiment at Chichester on 29 May 1894. Served with the 2nd Battalion in India from 30 December 1896 to 14 February 1902. Served with the 1st Battalion in South Africa from 4 March to 27 June 1902. Includes list of camps, marches, etc

Letter from John G. Blaker, Mayor of Brighton, to Lieutenant-Colonel A. S. H. Gem, Commanding 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, inviting the officers, non-commissioned officers, and men of the 1st Battalion to a dinner at the Dome, Royal Pavilion, in Brighton  RSR/MSS/1/91  14 November 1896

1 Folio

1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. Cuttings Book containing articles and photographs principally from The Sussex Daily News and mostly relating to the stationing of the 1st Battalion in Brighton in 1896-1898 and in Chichester in 1927  RSR/MSS/1/92  17 December 1896-27 January 1933

1 vol

Officers' Mess, 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, Visitors' Book. Records the names and regiments of officers invited to the mess  RSR/MSS/1/93  1896-1921

1 vol

Contents:
Also includes lists of honorary members and lists of people who had invited the Regiment to entertainments

Roll of the officers, non-commissioned officers, and men of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/MSS/1/94  1898

1 doc

Contents:
Recorded on decorative scroll

Roll of the officers, non-commissioned officers, and men of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/MSS/1/95  1898

1 Folio

Contents:
Recorded on a large colour drawing of the regimental collar badge. Also showing regimental uniforms of 1838 and 1898. Drawn by Sergeant Hicks of the 3rd Grenadier Guards

Field Training Report by Major H. Browse Scaife, Commanding, 'D' Company, 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/MSS/1/96  26 February 1899

5 ff

Contents:
A detailed report of a month long training programme with observations by Lieutenant-Colonel B. D. A. Donne, Commanding, 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, and by Major-General H. Fitz-Roy Hart, Commanding, 1st Infantry Brigade

Certificate of Discharge of Private George Dilley of Watton, Hertfordshire. Enlisted in the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at Chichester on 24 February 1898, and discharged as medically unfit for further service at Aldershot on 10 March 1899  RSR/MSS/1/97  10 March 1899

1 doc

Translations of letters written to their families by Boers during the initial phase of the South African War  RSR/MSS/1/98  11 June 1899-12 January 1900

8 letters and 1 patriotic hymn, bound

Papers of Lieutenant-Colonel Louis Eugène du Moulin relating to the South African War  RSR/MSS/1/99-103  6 November 1899-12 January 1902

Administrative history:
Du Moulin enlisted in the 107th Regiment of Foot in 1879 and served with the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, until 1899. He was then promoted Second-in-Command of the 1st Battalion and served with them in the South African War. He commanded a mounted column of infantry, set up in July 1901, and was killed while repelling a Boer attack at Abraham's Kraal in January 1902. His diary of the South African campaign forms the basis of the book Two Years on Trek edited by Captain H. F. Bidder (Murray and Co., 1907)

The Clarion. Daily newspaper published in Jagers-fontein and containing news of the war in South Africa  RSR/MSS/1/99  6 November 1899

2 ff

The Pavonia Piffler. Journal edited by Captain J. B. Wroughton aboard H.M.S. Pavonia for the men of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, on voyage to South Africa  RSR/MSS/1/100  February-March 1900

6 issues, bound

Pocket book belonging to Lieutenant-Colonel du Moulin containing copies of reports and messages, memoranda, etc  RSR/MSS/1/101  20 March 1901-12 January 1902

1 vol

Lantern slide, 'Lt.Col. du Moulin, 1st Royal Sussex Rgt. Killed at Abrahams Krall during Comdt. C. Nieuwoudts night attack while leading a charge against the Enemy'  RSR/MSS/1/102  c.1901-1902

1 Slide

Boer bible, biblical history, and church history found at Boer homesteads by du Moulin's column  RSR/MSS/1/103  1783-1882

3 vols

Copy of a Boer letter describing the battles of Graspan and Belmont during the South African War  RSR/MSS/1/104  26 November 1899

3 ff

Reminiscences of Mr. H. F. Cramp of Calgary in Canada concerning his career in the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, between 1899-1913  RSR/MSS/1/105  1899-1913

1 File

Contents:
Compiled in 1971 in a series of five letters written to Major J. F. Ainsworth, The Royal Sussex Regimental Association, and referring principally to service in the South African War and, thereafter, in India. Includes three photographs of Mr. Cramp and his family

Letter Book containing copies of letters written by B. Moore, 33rd Company, Imperial Yeomanry, to his sister, including letters written during the South African War  RSR/MSS/1/106  25 January-1 September 1900

1 vol., containing 19 letters

Administrative history:
The Imperial Yeomanry, with the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, formed part of General Bruce Hamilton's 21st Brigade for the advance to Pretoria. The writer refers to training at Canterbury Barracks, embarkation from Liverpool on 28 February, the advance to Pretoria, and the fighting against the Boers at Winburg, Senekal, and Harrismith. He was killed in action on 1 January 1901

Itinerary of the proceedings of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in South Africa  RSR/MSS/1/107  19 February-29 September 1900

2 ff

Contents:
Includes itinerary of a 1,220 mile march from Bloemfontein to Lindley undertaken by the 1st Battalion, and notes on numbers killed in action, wounded, and sick

South African War. Casualty Roll of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/MSS/1/108  February 1900-April 1902

1 vol

Contents:
Records regimental number, rank, name, nature of casualty (killed, wounded, or dangerously ill), and date of casualty. Records total number killed

Photocopy of letter from Captain T. F. M. Wisden, Mess President, 1st Battalion. The Royal Sussex Regiment, with the 21st Brigade in South Africa, to Messrs. Shippam of Chichester, congratulating them on the quality of their tinned sausages purchased in the town of Senekal  RSR/MSS/1/109  October 1900

1 Folio

Picquet Reports containing details of enemy attacks and troop movements during the South African War  RSR/MSS/1/110  October-November 1900

6 docs., mounted on card

Contents:
From the papers of Lieutenant-Colonel B. D. A. Donne, Commanding, 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in South Africa

Messages, mostly from subordinate officers, to Lieutenant-Colonel B. D. A. Donne, Commanding, 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, concerning individual actions during the South African War  RSR/MSS/1/111  1900-1902

8 docs

Contents:
Also includes letter to Lieutenant-Colonel Donne from Major-General H. Fitz-Roy Hart, Commanding, 1st Infantry Brigade

Miscellaneous papers relating to the service of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, during the South African War  RSR/MSS/1/112-117  1900-1902


Related information: See also RSR/MSS/1/201

Nominal Roll of first Company of Volunteers sent from Sussex to re-inforce the 1st Battalion in South Africa  RSR/MSS/1/112  March 1900

1 Folio

Contents:
Copy

List of courts martial, recording regimental number, rank, name, company, status of court, nature of offence, sentence, and date and place of trial  RSR/MSS/1/113  9 April 1900-2 November 1901

2 ff

Itinerary of a 1,220 mile march from Bloemfontein to Lindley undertaken by the 1st Battalion  RSR/MSS/1/114  27 April-28 September 1900

3 ff

Extracts from Battalion Orders  RSR/MSS/1/115  5 May-6 December 1900

3 ff

List of officers, non-commissioned officers, and men of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, killed or wounded in action during the South African War  RSR/MSS/1/116  10 May 1900-9 January 1902

2 ff

Contents:
Records regimental number, rank, name, date and place of casualty, and nature of casualty

Notes by Major J. F. Ainsworth, The Royal Sussex Regimental Association, on the career of Colour-Sergeant J. Quick who served in the Volunteer Company sent to re-inforce the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in South Africa  RSR/MSS/1/117  n.d

1 Folio

Letter Books containing copies of letters written by Lieutenant H. F. Bidder while serving with the 1st and 3rd Battalions, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in South Africa and St. Helena  RSR/MSS/1/118-121  25 April 1901 - 12 August 1902

4 vols

The first section deals with the arrival of the 3rd Battalion in South Africa and with Lieutenant Bidder's duties as instructor in signalling and gunnery in the camp at Spitzkop near Bloemfontein  RSR/MSS/1/118  25 April - 7 September 1901

1 vol., 85 pp

Contents:
It contains descriptive accounts of the countryside, of native life, and of the refugee camps. The second part, from 26 July 1901, deals with his transfer to the 1st Battalion and his experiences as part of Lieutenant-Colonel du Moulin's column of mounted infantry. It refers in detail to the searching of farmsteads, the transit of refugees, and raids on enemy positions, and contains general observations on the daily life of the soldiers in the Springfontein and Osfontein district

This volume continues the account of Lieutenant Bidder's experiences with Lieutenant-Colonel du Moulin's column of mounted infantry, in the Vlakfontein, Edenburg, and Ventershock district, and describes in detail the searching and clearing of farmsteads, the transit of refugees, and the actions against the Boers (including De Put, 26 October, and Vlakfontein, 24 December)  RSR/MSS/1/119  24 September 1901 - 17 January 1902

1 vol., 78 pp

Contents:
Includes photograph of Colonel du Moulin

[no title]  RSR/MSS/1/120  24 January - 18 June 1902

1 vol., 93 pp


Related information: See also RSR/MSS/4/33 for letters written by Lieutenant S. W. P. Beale while serving with Lieutenant-Colonel du Moulin's column

Contents:
The first section continues the account of the writer's experiences with Lieutenant-Colonel du Moulin's column of mounted infantry in the district around Vlakfontein, Edenburg, Philippolis, Strydfontein, Boshof, and Voksrust, and contains detailed observations on the landscape and on the routine of life as well as accounts of the clearing of farms, capture of prisoners, and actions with the Boers. The second section deals with his re-union with the 3rd Battalion on the break-up of the column in April 1902 and his return to signalling at Majuba. It refers to the peace negotiations and the preparations for the transfer of the Battalion to St. Helena

[no title]  RSR/MSS/1/121  20 June - 12 August 1902

1 vol., 65 pp

Contents:
These letters were written by Lieutenant Bidder while serving with the 3rd Battalion at Broadbottom Prison Camp on St. Helena. They contain descriptions of the camp and the Boer prisoners, and observations on the South African campaign. They refer to the thoughts of the Boers on the peace settlement and the oath of allegiance. An appendix contains detailed accounts of actions during the war at De Put, 26 October 1901, Abraham's Kraal, January 1902 (illustrated), and Bush Kop, March 1902, and of experiences while escorting Boer prisoners to Ladysmith, July 1901

Testimonial of Sergeant W. Woolley, 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, for his service as Provost Sergeant of the 21st Brigade under Lieutenant R. Bellamy, Adjutant, 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment (formerly Provost Marshal, 21st Brigade)  RSR/MSS/1/122  8 May 1901

1 Folio

Contents:
Endorsed by Lieutenant-Colonel B. D. A. Donne, Commanding, 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, Nowab Pont, South Africa

Discharge papers of Sergeant William Woolley of Higham, Co. Kent  RSR/MSS/1/123  18 August - 29 September 1901

3 docs


Related information: See also RSR/MSS/2/15

Contents:
Enlisted in the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at Rochester on 29 September 1885. Served in India and South Africa. Discharged at Cape Town on 29 September 1901. Papers comprise certificate of character and certificates of discharge

Company Squad Roll Book, 2nd Lieutenant Mitchell's Company, 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/MSS/1/124  26 August 1901

1 vol

Administrative history:
2nd Lieutenant Mitchell's Company sailed from Southampton for South Africa on 26 August 1901

Contents:
Records regimental number, rank, name, date of enlistment, trade, age at enlistment, term of service, size of head-dress, messing allowance, marital status, religion, chest measurement, height, G.C. Badges, size of boots, musketry classification, school certificate, number of equipment, and general remarks

Order for Commitment to Prison of Jacobus Petrus Vorster, convicted of being actively in arms against the Crown and of murder, signed at Pretoria by Lord Kitchener, Commander-in-Chief of the Forces in South Africa  RSR/MSS/1/125  26 September 1901

1 doc

Diary of Captain R. C. Griffin, 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, recording his experiences while serving with Lieutenant-Colonel du Moulin's column of mounted infantry during the South African War  RSR/MSS/1/126  12 December 1901 - 7 May 1902

1 vol., 44ff

Contents:
Refers to the patrolling of farms and villages, the capture of prisoners, and the actions against the Boers (including the battle of Abraham's Kraal on 28 January 1902 during which Colonel du Moulin was killed)

Papers of Lance-Sergeant William Lewes Wakeham of Worthing  RSR/MSS/1/127  4 February 1902 - 22 September 1961

Administrative history:
Enlisted for The Royal Sussex Regiment at Chichester on 19 March 1902. Served with the 1st Battalion in India. Discharged on 18 March 1923 after 21 year's service

Contents:
The papers comprise: (i) 4 February - 19 March 1902. Enlistment papers (2 docs.); (ii) 1902-1923. Photographs of Sergeant Wakeham (4 photographs); (iii) 18 March 1923. Discharge papers including certificate of character (4 docs.); (iv) 19-22 September 1961. Death certificate and pension papers (2 docs.); and (v) n.d. Photographs of Regimental Colours (2 photographs)

Farewell Order by Lieutenant-Colonel B. D. A. Donne to the officers, non-commissioned officers, and men of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, on his retirement from the command of the Battalion. Dated Bloemfontein  RSR/MSS/1/128  16 August 1902

2 ff

Discharge papers of Private Peter Burgess of Hastings. Enlisted for The Royal Sussex Regiment at Chichester on 29 May 1894  RSR/MSS/1/129  15 October 1902 - 28 May 1906

3 docs


Related information: See also RSR/MSS/1/90 and 2/26-30

Administrative history:
Served in India in 1896-1902 and in South Africa in 1902. Discharged from the 1st Battalion at Hounslow on 25 May 1906. The papers comprise certificate of character and certificates of discharge

War Office. Sealed Pattern. 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. Shoulder Straps  RSR/MSS/1/130  20 July 1903

1 Item

Contents:
A card containing shoulder straps of Khaki Drill Frocks, with plates and pins

War Office. Sealed Pattern. 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. Officers Lace, etc  RSR/MSS/1/131  23 July 1903

1 Item

Contents:
A card containing tunic cord, sword sling, tunic lace, and tunic braid

Discharge papers of Lance-Corporal William Palmer of Petworth  RSR/MSS/1/132  12 December 1903

2 docs

Administrative history:
Enlisted for The Royal Sussex Regiment at Guildford on 27 September 1898. Served in the 1st Battalion during the South African War of 1900-1902. Discharged as medically unfit for further service at Sitapur on 12 December 1903

Contents:
The papers comprise certificate of character and certificate of discharge

Papers of Regimental Sergeant-Major Harry Hutson Pope of Ovingdean  RSR/MSS/1/133  January 1904 - 23 May 1919

10 docs

Administrative history:
Enlisted for The Royal Sussex Regiment at Chichester on 16 March 1897 and served in the 1st Battalion during the South African War of 1900-1902. Re-enlisted in the 7th (Service) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, on 26 August 1914, and transferred to the 20th Light Railway (Train Crews) Company, The Royal Engineers, on 12 February 1917. Served in France between 5 April 1917 - 21 June 1918

Contents:
The papers include certificates of service and soldier's pay-book for use on active service

War Office. Sealed Pattern. 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. Officers Lace, etc  RSR/MSS/1/134  6 October 1904

1 Item

Contents:
A card containing sword slings, tunic lace, shoulder cord, and tunic braid

Papers of Regimental Sergeant-Major Harry Ambrose Lewry of Hurstpierpoint  RSR/MSS/1/135  10 January 1905 - 9 January 1926

Administrative history:
Served in the 2nd Volunteer Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in 1903-1905. Enlisted for the Regular Army at Chichester on 10 January 1905 and served with the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in India in 1905-1919. Remained in India with The Norfolk Regiment and then The Devonshire Regiment, and was discharged on 9 January 1926

Contents:
The papers comprise: (i) 1905-1926. Certificate of Service (1 doc.); (ii) 1905-1926. Soldier's Small Book (1 vol.); (iii) 30 January 1909. Certificate of Education (1 doc.); (iv) 20 September 1917 - 18 May 1920. Certificates for mentions in the London Gazette (2 docs.); and (v) c.1920. Photograph of R.S.M. Lewry (1 photograph)

Memoriam card for Bandsman William Robert John Shepherd of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/MSS/1/136  19 July 1905

1 doc

Administrative history:
Died of enteric fever at Solon in India

Papers of Private Lawrence James Boxall of West Dean near Chichester  RSR/MSS/1/137  23 November 1905 - 6 May 1920

3 docs

Administrative history:
Enlisted for The Royal Sussex Regiment at Chichester on 23 November 1905 and served with the 1st Battalion in India. Transferred to the 30th Battalion Machine Gun Corps in November 1907 and served in the B.E.F. during the First World War. Discharged on 31 March 1920

Contents:
The papers comprise: (i) 23 November 1905 - 23 June 1917. Soldier's Small Book (1 vol.); (ii) 27 November 1907. Third class Certificate of Education (1 doc.); (iii) December 1918. Certificate of Employment during the War (1 doc.); and (iv) 31 March - 6 May 1920. Discharge papers including certificate of character

Papers of Captain R. E. Paget, 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, serving in India  RSR/MSS/1/138  2 April 1907 - 1 July 1909

1 File

Contents:
Include diary and itinerary of marches in Kashmir and Baltistan, 10 March - 1 July 1909, and diary and programmes of events relating to Captain Paget's duties as Extra Aide-de-Camp to the Governor of Bombay on his offical tours, 2 April - 27 July 1907

Proceedings of Mess Meetings  RSR/MSS/1/139  1910-1957

1 vol

Contents:
Resolutions of meetings of the officers' mess

Papers of Sergeant Charles Boniface of Hailsham, East Sussex  RSR/MSS/1/140  15 August 1911 - 15 June 1928

Administrative history:
Enlisted for The Royal Sussex Regiment at Eastbourne on 15 August 1911 and served with the 1st Battalion in India between 1914-1919

Contents:
The papers comprise: (i) 1911-1914. Soldier's Small Book (1 vol.); (ii) 12 September 1914. Programme of Boxing Contests to be held on the Regimental Parade Ground (1 doc.); (iii) c. 1914-1915. Postcard with verses commemorating the 'Iron Regiment' (2nd Battalion) and encouraging the Southdown Battalions to join the fight (1 doc.); (iv) 10 March - 7 April 1919. Battalion Orders. Printed copies of Battalion Orders issued by the officer commanding the 1st Battalion at Rawalpindi (3 docs.); and (v) 1928. Regimental Christmas Card with photographs of the presentation of Colours to the 1st Battalion by the Duke of Gloucester at Chichester on 15 June 1928 (1 doc.)

Proposal Book, Officers' Mess, 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/MSS/1/141  1911-1939

1 vol

Contents:
Record of proposals to entertain to dinner and to be 'At Home' to guests

Copies of annual reports on the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, by Lieutenant-General James Willcocks, Commanding, Northern Army  RSR/MSS/1/142  31 May 1913 - 1 July 1914

4 ff

Papers of Sergeant George Weller  RSR/MSS/1/143  25 April 1914-21 August 1945

2 docs


Related information: See also RSR/MSS/1/151

Administrative history:
Served in the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, 1914-1935. Discharged on 22 February 1935. Enlisted in Army Reserve on 3 October 1938. Re-enlisted in The Royal Sussex Regiment on 3 September 1939 and served until 23 December 1941. Served in Pioneer Corps from 24 December 1941 to 26 June 1945

Contents:
The papers comprise: (i) 25 April 1914. Second class Certificate of Education (1 doc.); (ii) 3 October 1938, Certificate of Attestation. Army Reserve (1 doc.); (iii) 3 October 1938-29 April 1945. Soldier's Service and Pay Book (1 vol.); (iv) 26 June-21 August 1945. Soldier's Release Book (1 vol.); and (v) 4-17 July 1945. Release papers

Battalion Orders  RSR/MSS/1/144  1 July - 30 September 1914

1 vol

Contents:
Daily Battalion Orders issued by the officer commanding 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment
Printed

Historical Records of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/MSS/1/145  1914-1920

26 ff., 2 copies


Related information: See also RSR/MSS/1/153

Contents:
An account of the proceedings of the 1st Battalion. Completed annually and subsequently entered into the 'Record of Service' (see RSR/MSS/1/1)

Programmes of events involving the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/MSS/1/146-150  1916-1963


Related information: See also RSR/MSS/11/19-55 for programmes of ceremonies etc. involving The Royal Sussex Regiment, 1901-1975

Programme of a Regimental Concert held in the Regimental Theatre  RSR/MSS/1/146  5 April 1916

1 doc

Programmes of the ceremony at the unveiling of a memorial erected on Gloster Hill, Korea, to commemorate the stand of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, and 'C' Troop, 170 Light (Mortar) Battery, Royal Artillery, between 22-25 April 1951, during the Korean War  RSR/MSS/1/147  29 June 1957

2 docs

Programme of the ceremony of Trooping the Colour of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in Lisburn  RSR/MSS/1/148  10 June 1961

1 doc

Programmes of celebrations of the 260th anniversary of the raising of the 35th Regiment of Foot, including the conferring of the Freedom of the City of Belfast  RSR/MSS/1/149  28 June 1961

4 docs

Programme to commemorate the tour of duty of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in London between 23 September - 26 October 1963  RSR/MSS/1/150  1963

1 doc

Papers of Sergeant George Weller  RSR/MSS/1/151  14 March 1919 - 7 February 1946


Related information: See also RSR/MSS/1/143

Administrative history:
Called up for service with the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, on 9 May 1911, and discharged from the 1st Battalion on 14 March 1919. Re-enlisted for The Royal Sussex Regiment at Ali Masjid on 15 March 1919 and served with the 1st Battalion in England, India, and Germany. Discharged in 1935. Served in the East Surrey Regiment Pioneer Corps during the Second World War and transferred to the Army Reserve on 22 August 1945

Contents:
The papers comprise: (i) 14 March 1919 - 7 February 1946. Discharge papers (2 docs.); and (ii) 15 March 1919 - 11 February 1935. Certificate of Service (1 vol.)

Out-of-Work Donation Policy (H.M. Forces)  RSR/MSS/1/152  1919

1 doc

Contents:
Book of Certificates. Private George Worsfold of Hastings. Served with the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in India

Historical Records of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/MSS/1/153  1920-1939

1 vol


Related information: See also RSR/MSS/1/145

Contents:
An account of the proceedings of the 1st Battalion. Completed annually and subsequently entered into the 'Record of Service' (see RSR/MSS/1/1)

The Cologne Post. Souvenir Number  RSR/MSS/1/154  1920

1 vol

Contents:
Illustrated booklet commemorating the service of the regiments comprising the British Army of the Rhine. Includes references to and photographs of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment

Copy of the Will of Lieutenant-Colonel Francis Selwyn Campbell of Sydney, New South Wales, and formerly of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, including bequests for the benefit of the 1st and 2nd Battalions and the Depôt  RSR/MSS/1/155  29 July 1921

2 ff

Administrative history:
The bequests formed the basis of a trust which provided income for the regular element of the Regiment under a scheme drawn up by the Charity Commissioners. The capital remains part of 'The Queen's Regiment Trust'

Visitors' Book, Officers' Mess, 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. Records the names and regiments of officers invited to the Mess  RSR/MSS/1/156  1922-1946

1 vol

Certificate of Character of Private William Henry Moylan, 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/MSS/1/157  3 March 1924

1 Folio

Administrative history:
Discharged at Londonderry after 12 years' service

Papers relating to the Laying-up of old Colours and presentation of new Colours to the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/MSS/1/158  15-16 June 1928

1 Folio


Related information: See also RSR/MSS/11/25 and 13/39

Contents:
The papers comprise: (i) 15 June 1928. Order of Service for Laying-up of old Colours in Chichester Cathedral and Order of Ceremony for presentation of new Colours by the Duke of Gloucester (2 docs.); and (ii) 16 June 1928. Message of congratulations from Brigadier-General William Lushington Osborn, Colonel of The Royal Sussex Regiment, on the parade at Chichester for the presentation of the new Colours

Guard Report of the Buckingham Palace Guard furnished by the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/MSS/1/159  15-16 August 1932

2 ff

Contents:
Signed by 2nd Lieutenant R. E. Loder

Cuttings Book  RSR/MSS/1/160  16 August 1933-10 October 1938

1 vol

Contents:
A collection of cuttings relating principally to the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, extracted from national newspapers and from Sussex county and local newspapers. Refer in particular to the recruiting and 'economy' march of the 1st Battalion from Dover to Arundel in August 1933, to the summer training of the 12th Infantry Brigade at Arundel Park Camp in September 1933, to the stationing of the 1st Battalion at Devonport in 1933-1936, to the embarkation of the 1st Battalion for Palestine in December 1936, and to the return of the 2nd Battalion from India in January 1937
At back: 1951-1954. Illustrated covers from race-cards for meetings at Goodwood Racecourse

Officers' Leave Book, 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/MSS/1/161  1933-1939, 1946-1957

1 vol

Contents:
Records rank, name, dates of leave, address while absent, officer to do duty, initials of adjutant and commanding officer, and remarks

Papers relating to the visit to Paris of the band of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, to take part in the Annual Military Musical Festival organised by L'Intransigent in June 1934  RSR/MSS/1/162  26 May-July 1934

Contents:
The papers comprise: (i) 26 May-5 June 1934. Correspondence concerning the visit to Paris including a programme of events (3 docs.); (ii) 21-25 June 1934. Official programme of the Festival including notes on the bands (1 vol.); (iii) 21-25 June 1934. Newspaper cuttings relating to the Festival (2 docs.); and (iv) July 1934. Page from The Musical Progress and Mail, including an article and photographs on the visit to Paris of the band of the 1st Battalion (1 folio)

Illustrated London News  RSR/MSS/1/163  c.1935

1 Folio

Contents:
Extract containing caricatures of Lieutenant-Colonel T. F. V. Foster and sixteen officers of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, drawn by Fred May

Account of the service of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in the 4th Indian Division, during the campaign in North Africa and Italy  RSR/MSS/1/164  1940-1945

2 ff

Contents:
Partly extracted from A History of the Royal Sussex Regiment by G. D. Martineau (pp. 237-253, 260-285)

Scrap-book of Sergeant Frederick Davies, 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, compiled while serving with the 7th Indian Brigade of the 4th Indian Division in North Africa and, from December 1943, in Italy  RSR/MSS/1/165  1940-1945

1 vol

Contents:
A volume containing photographs, postcards, cuttings from newspapers and journals, and extracts from The Roussillon Gazette

Miscellaneous papers relating to the proceedings of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, during the Second World War  RSR/MSS/1/166-169  18 November 1941-1946

An account of the operations carried out by the 1st Battalion, including maps and plans  RSR/MSS/1/166  18-22 November 1941

1 File

Copy of an engraving presented to Major-General A. W. W. Holworthy, 4th Indian Division, by the Mayor of Urbino, Italy, to commemorate the liberation of the town by 'C' Company of the 1st Battalion  RSR/MSS/1/167  28 August 1944

1 Folio

Special Order of the Day by Major-General C. H. Boucher, 4th Indian Division, on the termination of the service with the Division of the 1st Battalion  RSR/MSS/1/168  2 July 1945

1 Folio

List of officers and men proposed for military decoration  RSR/MSS/1/169  [1945-1946]

6 ff

Order of Battle. Officers  RSR/MSS/1/170  22 November 1941

Contents:
A manuscript copy of 'Appendix F' in the account of the operations carried out by the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, between 18-22 November 1941 (see RSR/MSS/1/166)

Account of the capture of the fortress of Omar Nuovo by the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, as part of the 4th Indian Division, during the Libyan campaign  RSR/MSS/1/171  27 November 1941

2 ff

Contents:
Compiled by an Indian Army Official Observer

They did their job  RSR/MSS/1/172  [November 1941]

1 Folio

Contents:
Extract from a broadcast on B.B.C. radio by Richard Dimbleby on the attack on the enemy position at Sidi Omar led by the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, as part of the 4th Indian Division, during the Libyan campaign

Photocopy of a letter from a member of 'B' Company, 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in North Africa, to his sister, describing an engagement with the Germans at Benghazi and the capture of her husband by the enemy  RSR/MSS/1/173  6 April 1942

4 ff

Letter from General B. L. Montgomery, Commanding, 8th Army, to Lieutenant-General Sir Oliver Leese, G.O.C. in C., 30 Corps, concerning a raid carried out by 'B' Company, 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, on 5-6 October 1942. (1 doc.)  RSR/MSS/1/174  11 October 1942

4 docs

Contents:
Also includes: 13-15 October 1942. Copy of correspondence concerning the raid, between Brigadier J. A. Finlay, 7th Indian Infantry Brigade, Lieutenant-General Leese, Lieutenant-Colonel C. E. A. Firth, 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, and Brigadier A. W. W. Holworthy, 7th Indian Infantry Brigade

War Office publication on the service of The Royal Sussex Regiment in North Africa  RSR/MSS/1/175  8 November 1942

1 Folio

Contents:
Refers to the rôle of the 1st Battalion as part of the 4th Indian Division and to that of the 2nd, 4th, and 5th Battalions as part of the 44th Division

Citation for A/Corporal Cyril Herbert Wilson, 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, for Military Medal, for leading a section in an attack at Pieve di Cagna, in Italy, on 30 August 1944. Photocopy  RSR/MSS/1/176  October 1944

1 Folio


Related information: This medal is in the medal collection at The Royal Sussex Regimental Museum (1979)

Forcible repatriation to Russia  RSR/MSS/1/177  1944-1947

1 File

Contents:
Extracts from books written on the Allied policy of repatriating Russians who had worked or fought for the Germans during the Second World War, and dealing with the rôle of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in operation 'Eastwind' in escorting two train parties of Russians from Northern Italy to Russian occupied Austria in 1947
Sources: (i) Forcible Repatriation to Russia, Nicholas Bethell (1974); and (ii) Victims of Yalta, N. Tolstoy (1977)

Allied Force Headquarters. Special Order of the Day to Soldiers, Sailors, and Airmen of the Allied Forces in the Mediterranean Theatre  RSR/MSS/1/178  April 1945

1 Folio

Contents:
A printed address from Field-Marshal H. R. Alexander, Supreme Allied Commander in the Mediterranean, prior to the final campaign to end the war in Europe
Endorsed: 'Simpkin. 1st Bn'

Diploma presented by the Mayor of the town of Drama to the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, for their part in the liberation of Greece  RSR/MSS/1/179  14 June 1945

2 docs

Contents:
Original document, in Greek, and English translation

Special Order of the Day by Major-General C. H. Boucher, Commander, 4th Indian Division, paying tribute to the service of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in North Africa, Italy, and Greece  RSR/MSS/1/180  2 July 1945

1 Folio

Outpost News  RSR/MSS/1/181  23 January - 6 March 1950

7 Issues

Contents:
Weekly newspaper produced by the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in Egypt

Menu card, written in Arabic, used on the occasion of His Majesty King Abdullah of Jordan lunching with the officers of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at Aqaba, on 10 March 1950  RSR/MSS/1/182  10 March 1950

1 doc

War Diary  RSR/MSS/1/183  July 1950-October 1951

1 File

Contents:
Official account of the proceedings of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, while serving in the Canal Zone in Egypt

Telegram of congratulations from King George VI on the 250th anniversary of the raising of the 35th Regiment of Foot  RSR/MSS/1/184  [28 June 1951]

1 doc

Events in Egypt. Official daily logsheets of the proceedings of the 1st Infantry Division in Egypt  RSR/MSS/1/185  5 November 1951-21 January 1952

1 File

Presentation of new Colours to the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/MSS/1/186  20 May 1953-26 April 1954

5 Files

Conditions of access: Public access to these files only by permission of the County Archivist


Related information: See also RSR/MSS/11/35 and 13/51

Contents:
Correspondence and relating papers concerning the preparations for the ceremony and parade held at Chichester and Arundel, on 24 April 1954

Copy of the Annual Historical Record in respect of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, submitted by Lieutenant-Colonel R. B. de F. Sleeman, Commanding Officer, to O.I.C., Infantry Records, at Warwick. A summary account of the proceedings of the 1st Battalion in Germany  RSR/MSS/1/187  1 April 1954-31 March 1955

4 ff

Papers relating to the service of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in Korea, as part of the British Commonwealth Forces attached to the 24th Infantry Division of the U.S. Army  RSR/MSS/1/188  June 1956-September 1957

1 File

Contents:
Includes correspondence, reports, newsletters, and articles relating to the service of the 1st Battalion in Korea and to the farewell parade in June 1957

Korea. Operations maps. 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/MSS/1/189  1956-1957

6 docs

Messages of goodwill addressed to the commanding officer of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, on their departure from Korea in July 1957 and from Gibraltar in April 1959  RSR/MSS/1/190  1957-1959

1 File

Contents:
Also includes a summary history of the 35th Regiment of Foot and 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, 1701-1953

Copy of the Annual Historical Record in respect of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, submitted by the commanding officer to O.I.C., Infantry Records, at Warwick  RSR/MSS/1/191  1 April 1958-1 April 1959

12 ff

Contents:
A summary account of the proceedings of the 1st Battalion in Gibraltar. Entries for March 1959 missing

John Peel's Journal  RSR/MSS/1/192  27 October-22 December 1958

2 docs

Contents:
A magazine produced by the crew of H.M.S. Cumberland on which the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, was transported to Gibraltar. Comprises one issue containing an article on The Royal Sussex Regiment and a copy of the final issue of the journal

Notes on the formation and development of the 1st Royal Sussex Scout Group  RSR/MSS/1/193  1960-1970

3 ff

Correspondence concerning the firing of the feu de joie salute by the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at Worthing, to mark Queen Victoria's Jubilee in 1897  RSR/MSS/1/194  28 June-24 August 1962

4 Letters

The White Plume. The newsletter of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, stationed at Dhekelia in Cyprus  RSR/MSS/1/195  23 May-11 June 1963

10 Isssues

Copy of the Annual Historical Record in respect of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, submitted by the commanding officer to O.I.C., Infantry Records, at Warwick  RSR/MSS/1/196  1 April 1965-31 March 1966

19 ff

Contents:
A summary account of the proceedings of the 1st Battalion in Aden

Guide book, postcards, and notes relating to the Fortress of Louisburg National Historic Park in Nova Scotia  RSR/MSS/1/197  1965

15 docs

Administrative history:
The 35th Regiment of Foot were involved in the siege and capture of Louisburg in 1758 during the North American campaign of the Seven Years War of 1756-1763 (see RSR/MSS/1/10-25)

Papers relating to the visit of Her Majesty Queen Juliana of the Netherlands, Colonel-in-Chief, The Royal Sussex Regiment, to the Home Counties Brigade Depôt, Howe Barracks, Canterbury, on 8 June 1966  RSR/MSS/1/198  1-9 June 1966

1 File


Related information: See also RSR/MSS/13/17

Contents:
Includes details of the reception, programme for the parade, and telegram from Queen Juliana

Roll of soldiers of the 3rd Battalion, The Queen's Regiment, transferred to The Queen's Division on 30 June 1968  RSR/MSS/1/199  5 July 1968

1 File

An Account of the 35th Regiment of Foot in North America, 1756-1760  RSR/MSS/1/200  1968

124 ff., typescript


Related information: See also RSR/MSS/1/6-25 and 1/197 for records relating to the 35th Regiment of Foot in North America in this period

Contents:
A thesis by Ian Stafford, Bognor College of Education, relating to the proceedings of the 35th Regiment of Foot during the North American campaign of the Seven Years War

The South African War  RSR/MSS/1/201  1968

90 ff., typescript


Related information: See also RSR/MSS/1/98-126 for records relating to the 1st Battalion during the South African War

Contents:
A thesis by Howard Williamson, Bognor College of Education, relating to the proceedings of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, during the South African War, 1899-1902

Letters to Major J. F. Ainsworth, The Royal Sussex Regimental Association, from Lieutenant-Colonel P. D. Johnson, 5th (Volunteer) Battalion, The Queen's Regiment, and Major J.A.W. Hyde, Kirton in Lindsey Barracks, concerning the origin of the Roussillon Plume and the question of the authenticity of the white plume as an official insignia of The Royal Roussillon Regiment  RSR/MSS/1/202  30 November-11 December 1970

2 Letters

Conditions of access: Public access to these letters only by permission of the depositor (The Royal Sussex Regiment Museum Trust)

The Numismatic Circular  RSR/MSS/1/203  1972-1973

3 ff


Related information: See also RSR/MSS/1/86-87 for records relating to the 1st Battalion during the Nile Expedition

Contents:
Extract containing an article on the Nile Expedition of 1884-1885, including reference to the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. Written by Major Frank Lees

The Laying-up of the Colours of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in Chichester Cathedral, on 20th September 1975. A Complete Record  RSR/MSS/1/204  21 February - 20 September 1975

1 File

Contents:
A file containing committee minutes, correspondence, accounts, memoranda, schedule of events, guest lists, programmes, and photographs

The Journal of the British Yugoslav Society  RSR/MSS/1/205  1975

4 ff

Contents:
Extract containing an article on Captain Pearce Lowen of Korcula, including notes on the 35th Regiment of Foot on the Dalmatian coast in 1812-1815

Typescript list of documents of the 35th Regiment of Foot and of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, transferred to the West Sussex Record Office from the Regimental Museum in 1979  RSR/MSS/1/206  1979

3 ff

Contents:
Includes regimental accession and document numbers

RECORDS OF THE 2nd BATTALION, THE ROYAL SUSSEX REGIMENT  RSR/MSS/2/1-165  [n.d.]

Administrative history:
The 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, had its origins in the 107th Regiment of Foot. This had first been raised by the East India Company at Chinsurah in 1853, under the title of the 3rd Regiment of Bengal European Infantry, and was transferred to the British Army in 1861, after the Indian Mutiny, as the 107th (Bengal Infantry) Regiment. The 35th and 107th Regiments became linked in 1863, and in 1873 a common depôt was established at Chichester. In 1881 the two Regiments were reconstituted to form the 1st Battalion and the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. In 1948 the 1st and 2nd Battalions were amalgamated to form one Battalion called the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment

Medal Rolls of the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/MSS/2/1  1854-1902

1 File


Related information: See also Medal Rolls of the 1st and 2nd Battalions, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in RSR/MSS/1/71

Contents:
Nominal Roll of officers and other ranks of the 2nd Battalion entitled to the Indian General Service Medal (1854-1895) and the India Medal (1895-1902). Extracted from War Office records in the Public Record Office in London (W.O. 100/74, 75)

Record of the Services of the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/MSS/2/2  1857-1925

1 vol


Related information: See also Regimental Records, RSR/MSS/2/96

Contents:
An official account of the proceedings of the 3rd Regiment of Bengal European Infantry, 1853-1861; the 107th (Bengal Infantry) Regiment, 1861-1881; and the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, 1881-1914 and 1919-1925. Includes copies of and extracts from official records

Papers of Sergeant John Smith of Rochester, Kent  RSR/MSS/2/3  1859-1880

Administrative history:
Enlisted in the 107th Regiment of Foot at Limerick on 27 September 1859. Served in India between 1860-1877. Discharged at Belfast on 26 October 1880 when attached to the 1st Battalion, The 16th (Bedfordshire) Regiment of Foot

Contents:
The papers comprise: (i) 1859-1880. Soldier's Account Book (1 vol.), and (ii) 26 October 1880. Certificate of Discharge (1 folio)

Papers relating to the service in The Royal Sussex Regiment of the Yorke family of Chichester  RSR/MSS/2/4  1859-1919

10 ff

Administrative history:
David Yorke enlisted in the 3rd Regiment of Bengal European Infantry in 1859 and was one of the 'formation men' of the 2nd 107th Regiment of Foot in India in May 1861. He completed 21 years service, mostly in India, and subsequently took up a position on the Militia Permanent Staff at Chichester. Four of his sons served in The Royal Sussex Regiment and served during the First World War

Contents:
The papers include copies of obituaries of David Yorke and copies of miscellaneous papers relating to the First World War

Extract from The London Gazette. Citation for Victoria Cross  RSR/MSS/2/5  16 July 1864

1 Folio


Related information: The medal remains in the possession of the family (1980)

Contents:
John Carstairs McNeill, Lieutenant-Colonel, 107th Regiment of Foot, for an act of bravery in rescuing a fellow soldier from hostile natives at Ohanpu, New Zealand, on 30 March 1864

Account Books of Sergeant James Rostron of Stockport, Cheshire  RSR/MSS/2/6  24 August 1864-June 1885

2 vols

Administrative history:
Enlisted in the 84th Regiment of Foot at Liverpool on 24 August 1864. Transferred to the 107th Regiment of Foot in July 1869, and served in India until April 1872. Subsequently stationed at Chichester

Confidential Letter Book  RSR/MSS/2/7  1865-1875

1 vol

Contents:
Copies of letters, memoranda, and orders issued by the commanding officer and the adjutant of the 107th Regiment of Foot. Includes 3 folios for 1876-1883. Indexed

Confidential Letter Book  RSR/MSS/2/8  1876-1895

1 vol


Related information: See also RSR/MSS/2/25 and 2/36

Contents:
Copies of letters, memoranda, and orders issued by the commanding officer and the adjutant of the 107th Regiment of Foot and, from 1881, the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. Indexed

Papers relating to the discharge of Private William Woodman of Dorchester, Dorset, from the 107th Regiment of Foot, after 21 years service, and to his admission as an Out-Pensioner of the Royal Hospital at Chelsea  RSR/MSS/2/9  20 September-2 October 1877

2 docs

Officers' Short Leave Book  RSR/MSS/2/10  1879-1931

1 vol

Contents:
Records rank, name, dates of leave, name of officer to perform duty, address while on leave, purpose of leave, and initials of commanding officer. Covers period 1879-1914, 1919-1931

Papers of Lance-Corporal William Gold of Richmond, Surrey  RSR/MSS/2/11  6 June 1881-21 April 1919

Administrative history:
Enlisted for the 43rd Brigade at Kingston on 6 June 1881. Transferred to the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, and served in India and Malta. Discharged at Chichester on 21 November 1912. Served as Recruiting Sergeant in Brighton from 22 October 1912 to 22 June 1917. Re-enlisted in The Royal Marines at Brighton on 22 June 1917 and discharged on 21 April 1919

Contents:
The papers comprise: (i) 6 June 1881 - 10 March 1911. Soldier's Account Book (1 vol.); (ii) 30 October 1895 - 26 August 1901. Certificates of attainments while serving in the 2nd Battalion (4 docs.); (iii) 21 November 1912. Certificate of Discharge from The Royal Sussex Regiment (2 ff.); (iv) 22 June 1917. Testimonial of service as Recruiting Sergeant at Brighton (1 folio); and (v) 21 April 1919. Certificate of Discharge from The Royal Marine Labour Corps (1 folio)

Papers of Corporal Francis Mace of Kentish Town, London  RSR/MSS/2/12  5 January 1882 - 13 January 1927

Administrative history:
Attested for General Service Infantry at Bow Street, London, on 5 January 1882. Served with the 2nd Battalion. The Royal Sussex Regiment, in Egypt in 1885 and in India in 1886-1889. Discharged at Chichester on 4 January 1894

Contents:
The papers comprise: (i) 5 January 1882-9 December 1889. Soldier's Account Book (1 vol.); (ii) 4 January 1894. Certificate of Discharge (1 folio); (iii) 1926. Certificate on retirement from service in the Post Office (1 folio); and (iv) 13 January 1927. Covering letter from Home Office enclosing an Imperial Service Medal awarded for meritorious services as an officer in the Postal Service (1 folio)

Diaries of Corporal F. J. M. Mace, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, stationed at Malta and, from 26 January 1885, at Cairo  RSR/MSS/2/13  1 January 1884 - 31 December 1885

2 vols

Contents:
The diaries contain short entries relating mainly to training and band practice -- also memoranda regarding punishment of soldiers, and books read, and monthly cash accounts -- entered in Letts' Pocket Diary and Almanac

Papers of Private George Henry Bravery of Seaford, East Sussex  RSR/MSS/2/14  30 June 1884 - January 1892

Administrative history:
Enlisted for The Royal Sussex Regiment at Brighton on 30 June 1884 and served with the 2nd Battalion in Malta, Egypt, and India. Discharged on 26 February 1892

Contents:
The papers comprise: (i) 30 June 1884-January 1892. Soldier's Account Book (1 vol.) and (ii) 21 November 1891. Certificate of Character on discharge (1 folio)

Account Book of Sergeant William James Woolley of Higham, Kent  RSR/MSS/2/15  29 September 1885 - January 1893

1 vol


Related information: See also RSR/MSS/1/122 and 1/123

Administrative history:
Enlisted for The Royal Sussex Regiment at Rochester on 29 September 1885. Served in the 2nd Battalion in India between 1886-1893. Includes certificates of attainments

Account Book of Private John Rought of Slindon  RSR/MSS/2/16  October 1885 - September 1893

1 vol

Administrative history:
Enlisted for The Royal Sussex Regiment at Chichester on 8 October 1885. Served in the 2nd Battalion in India between 1886-1893

Miscellaneous papers relating to the administration and training of the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in India  RSR/MSS/2/17-18  1887-1896

Orders on ammunition, company returns, company accounts, and military training  RSR/MSS/2/17  1887-1896

5 ff

Notes on firing exercises and fire discipline  RSR/MSS/2/18  1893

1 Folio

Certificate of Character and Certificate of Discharge of Private William Elliott of Pulborough  RSR/MSS/2/19  2 February 1889 - 5 September 1893

2 docs

Administrative history:
Enlisted for The Royal Sussex Regiment at Chichester on 6 September 1881. Served with the 2nd Battalion in India. Discharged at Chichester on 5 September 1893

Register of Marriages and Baptisms. 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/MSS/2/20  1889-1907

1 vol

Contents:
Indexed

Account Book of Sergeant-Drummer Albert Aylmore of Pagham  RSR/MSS/2/21  24 March 1890-1912

1 vol


Related information: See also RSR/MSS/7/2

Administrative history:
Enlisted for The Royal Sussex Regiment at Chichester on 24 March 1890 and served with the 2nd Battalion in India from 11 December 1890 to 2 December 1903. Transferred to the Gordon Highlanders and subsequently served in Southern Ireland

Contents:
Includes certificates of attainments

Papers of Private Richard Williams of Petworth  RSR/MSS/2/22  12 July 1890 - 21 December 1897

Administrative history:
Enlisted for The Royal Sussex Regiment at Chichester on 29 November 1883. Served with the 2nd Battalion during the Nile Expedition of 1884-1885. Discharged at Netley on 21 December 1897

Contents:
The papers comprise: (i) 12 July 1890. Certificate of Proficiency as Mounted Infantryman (1 folio); (ii) 7 October 1897. Certificate of Character on discharge (1 folio); and (iii) 21 December 1897. Certificate of Discharge (1 folio)

Certificate of Private Benjamin Moore, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, on discharge from the Regiment and recommendation to the National Association for the employment of Reserve and Discharged Soldiers  RSR/MSS/2/23  20 November 1891

1 Folio

Playbills for plays performed by the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at the Royal Sussex Theatre in Ferozepore in India  RSR/MSS/2/24  1891-1892

2 docs

Confidential Letters  RSR/MSS/2/25  1891-1904

Bound. 1 vol


Related information: See also RSR/MSS/2/7-8 and 2/36

Contents:
Correspondence of the commanding officer of the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, comprising original in-letters and copies of out-letters

Diaries of Lance-Corporal Peter Burgess, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/MSS/2/26-30  19 June 1892 - 6 January 1902

Diary written while living with his parents in the Berwick area of East Sussex and employed in agricultural labour, building work, carting, etc. Introduction records his enlistment in the 3rd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Light Infantry Militia, at Chichester  RSR/MSS/2/26  19 June 1892 - 29 April 1894

1 vol

Diary written while training with the 2nd Battalion in southern Ireland and in England  RSR/MSS/2/27  1 March - 14 September 1896

1 vol

Diary of service in India with the 2nd Battalion  RSR/MSS/2/28  28 November 1896 - 7 May 1898

1 vol

Diary of service in India with the 2nd Battalion. Summary entries only for 1900  RSR/MSS/2/29  7 May 1898 - January 1901

1 vol

Diary of service in India with the 2nd Battalion, stationed at Sialkot, including guard duties at Boer Prisoner-of-War camp  RSR/MSS/2/30  1 January 1901 - 6 January 1902

1 vol

Letter from Private J. Kneller, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at Dalhousie in India, to a friend, referring to the march of the Battalion to Ferozepore  RSR/MSS/2/31  19 September 1892

2 ff

Proceedings of Officers' Mess Meetings. Resolutions of meetings of the officers' mess, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/MSS/2/32  1894-1939

1 vol

Proposition Book. Officers' Mess, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/MSS/2/33  1895-1947

1 vol

Contents:
Records proposals to entertain to dinner, to be 'At Home' to guests, and other matters relating to the officers' mess. Continues, 1949-1955, for the officers' mess of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment

Programme of the march of the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, from Dum Dum to Fyzabad in India between 9 November - 20 December 1895  RSR/MSS/2/34  1895

1 vol

Contents:
Records names of stages on the march, distance between stages, and data about villages, rivers, etc. A pocket book printed by The Royal Sussex Regimental Press at Dum Dum and belonging to No. 3399 Private George Drury, 'H' Company, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment

Account Book of Corporal Michael Wrattin of Hellingly, East Sussex  RSR/MSS/2/35  14 September 1896 - August 1902

1 vol

Contents:
Enlisted for The Royal Sussex Regiment at Eastbourne on 14 September 1896 and served with the 2nd Battalion in India from 3 December 1898. Includes certificates of attainments

Confidential Letter Book  RSR/MSS/2/36  1896-1905

1 vol


Related information: See also RSR/MSS/2/7-8 and 2/25

Contents:
Copies of letters, memoranda, and reports issued by the commanding officer of the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. Also includes an inventory of the contents of the regimental museum, October 1957

Battalion Orders  RSR/MSS/2/37  1897 - 1899

3 docs

Contents:
Copies of daily Battalion Orders issued by the commanding officer, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in India. Printed

Papers of Corporal William Fleet of Brighton  RSR/MSS/2/38  2 August 1902 - 27 November 1908

Administrative history:
Enlisted for The Royal Sussex Regiment at Brighton on 2 August 1902 and served in the 2nd Battalion

Contents:
The papers comprise: (i) 2 August 1902 - 27 November 1908. Soldier's Small Book (1 vol.) and (ii) 7 October 1904 - 27 November 1908. Certificates of Education (2 docs.)

Papers of Private George Henry Eade of Eastbourne, East Sussex  RSR/MSS/2/39  26 January 1904 - September 1916

Administrative history:
Enlisted in The Royal Sussex Regiment on 26 January 1904 and served in the 2nd Battalion

Contents:
The papers comprise: (i) 26 January 1904 - 26 March 1907. Soldier's Small Book (1 vol.); (ii) 28 March 1904. Certificate of Education (1 folio); (iii) 20 November 1907 - 30 November 1908. Copies of daily Battalion Orders issued by the commanding officer, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in Belfast (2 docs.); (iv) September 1914. Certificate of identity with instructions to join The Depôt, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at Chichester, on the proclamation of general mobilisation (2 ff.); and (v) September 1916. Instructions regarding the issue of Silver War Badges (2 ff.)

War Office. Sealed Pattern. 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. Officers' Lace, etc  RSR/MSS/2/40  1 September 1904

1 Card

Contents:
A card containing lace for sword slings, lace for tunic, cord for tunic shoulder cord, and braid for tunic

Letter from the Director of Supplies and Clothing at the War Office regarding pattern badges to be worn by officers of the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/MSS/2/41  1 September 1904

1 Folio

Papers of Private William John Southgate of Brighton  RSR/MSS/2/42  16 August 1906 - 27 June 1937

Administrative history:
Enlisted for The Royal Sussex Regiment at Brighton on 16 August 1906 and served with the 2nd Battalion in Ireland. Transferred to Army Reserve in June 1911. Served in 'D' Company, 2nd Battalion, in Belgium and France. Wounded and discharged on 10 September 1915

Contents:
The papers comprise: (i) 16 August 1906. Soldier's Small Book (1 vol.); (ii) 1906. Photograph of Private Southgate (1 photograph); (iii) 1907. Health Memoranda for Soldiers. Lieutenant-Colonel H. K. Allport (1 vol.); (iv) 29 September 1908. Postcard from Private Southgate at the Curragh Camp in Ireland to his girlfriend, Miss Elizabeth Matthews of Hove (1 postcard); (v) 27 January 1910. Certificate of Education (1 folio): (vi) 17 June 1911. Copy of Battalion Orders, Curragh Camp (1 folio); (vii) 30 June 1911. Certificate of Transfer to Army Reserve (2 ff.); (viii) 19 August - 26 October 1914. Letters from Private Southgate at the Front to his wife, Elizabeth (2 letters); (ix) c.1914-1915. Photograph of group of soldiers, probably from 'D' Company, 2nd Battalion (1 photograph); (x) 1 October 1915. Discharge papers (2 docs.); (xi) 5 January 1917. Notification of award of War Badge (1 folio); (xii) 27 June 1917 - 4 January 1922. Correspondence concerning disability pension (4 letters); (xiii) c. 1918. Certificate awarded in recognition of war services (1 folio); and (xiv) 27 June 1937. Printed address signed by George VI on the occasion of a gathering of Old Comrades at Buckingham Palace (1 folio)

Papers of Company Quartermaster Sergeant Charles Maidment  RSR/MSS/2/43  1 October 1906 - 2 September 1959

Administrative history:
Enlisted for The Royal Sussex Regiment at Chichester on 1 October 1906. Served with the 1st Battalion in India, 1908-1914, and with the 7th (Service) Battalion in France, 1915-1919. Served with the 2nd Battalion in Malta, Turkey, Singapore, and India after the First World War. Discharged in 1930

Contents:
The papers comprise: (i) 1 October 1906 - 25 January 1930. Soldier's Service and Pay Book (1 vol.); (ii) 1 October 1906 - 15 January 1930. Certificate of Service (1 vol.); (iii) 24 - 25 August 1916. Communications from Infantry Record Office, Hounslow, to Mr. James Maidment of Sompting with notification of Sergeant Maidment's wounding in France (2 docs.); (iv) 7 December 1929. Reference signed by Lieutenant Carvell, Quartermaster, 2nd Battalion (1 folio); (v) 2 September 1959. Letter from Army Pensions Office (2 ff); and (vi) n.d. Notes on C.Q.M.S. Maidment's service with the Regiment. (8 ff.)

Photocopy of the programme for the Golden Commemoration of the Indian Mutiny held at the Royal Albert Hall in London  RSR/MSS/2/44  23 December 1907

42 ff

Contents:
Includes illustrations and lists of officers and men surviving the Mutiny

Papers of Lance-Corporal Ernest Edwin Stoner of Sutton, West Sussex  RSR/MSS/2/45-50  5 January 1909 - 25 November 1954

Administrative history:
Enlisted for The Royal Sussex Regiment at Chichester on 5 January 1909 and served in the 2nd Battalion. Transferred to The Royal Engineers and served in the signals section during the First World War. Subsequently transferred to The Royal Corps of Signals. Transferred to Army Reserve on 1 April 1919 and discharged on 4 January 1929

Soldier's Small Book  RSR/MSS/2/45  5 January 1909 - 21 April 1913

1 vol

Diary written while serving in The Royal Engineers with the 2nd Infantry Brigade, B.E.F., and covering the period of mobilisation, embarkation for France on 12 August 1914, Battle of the Marne in September 1914, and the first Battle of Ypres in October 1914. Employed in signalling, laying and repairing wire lines, etc  RSR/MSS/2/46  13 June 1914 - 11 January 1915

1 vol

Contents:
No entries between 28 October and 22 December 1914. At back signal calls and French-English word-list

Diary written while serving in The Royal Engineers with the 2nd Infantry Brigade, B.E.F., in France, and covering the Battle of Aubers Ridge on 9 May 1915 and the Battle of Loos on 25 September 1915  RSR/MSS/2/47  19 January 1915 - 22 January 1916

1 vol

Contents:
Employed in signalling, laying and repairing wire lines, etc

Diary written while serving in The Royal Engineers with the 2nd Infantry Brigade, B.E.F., in France, in the Maroc-Loos section, and, from early July 1916, on the Somme  RSR/MSS/2/48  20 February - 18 July 1916

1 vol

Diary written while serving in the Signals Section of The Royal Engineers with the 2nd Infantry Brigade, B.E.F., in France, covering part of the period of the Battle of the Somme  RSR/MSS/2/49  19 July - 28 August 1916

1 vol

Miscellaneous papers including certificates of transfer and discharge, certificate of character, and notification of award of Imperial Service Medal for services in the Post Office  RSR/MSS/2/50  1 April 1919 - 25 November 1954

4 docs

Proposition Book. Sergeants' Mess, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/MSS/2/51  1909-1931

1 vol

Contents:
Records proceedings and propositions of meetings of the Sergeants' Mess

Certificate of Service of Company Quartermaster Sergeant Walter Larner  RSR/MSS/2/52  1 March 1910 - 16 February 1933

1 vol


Related information: The war and service medals of C.Q.M.S. Larner are in the medal collection of The Royal Sussex Regimental Museum (1980)

Administrative history:
Enlisted for The Middlesex Regiment at Mill Hill on 1 March 1910 and transferred to The Royal Sussex Regiment in 1919. Served with the 2nd Battalion in France, Turkey, Malta, and Singapore. Discharged on 16 February 1933

Papers of Drummer George Benjamin Whittington of Wimbledon, Surrey  RSR/MSS/2/53  14 October 1910 - 15 October 1914


Related information: See also RSR/MSS/2/59

Administrative history:
Enlisted for The Royal Sussex Regiment at Brighton on 14 October 1910. Served in the 3rd Battalion. Transferred to the 2nd Battalion on 20 January 1911 and served with 'B' Company in Belgium and France. Killed in action at Priez in France on 10 September 1914

Contents:
The papers comprise: (i) 14 October 1910 - 5 August 1914. Soldier's Small Book (2 vols.); (ii) 15 November 1910. Declaration of allegiance to The Royal Army Temperance Association (1 folio); (iii) 20 December 1910. Certificate of Education (1 folio); (iv) 20 January 1911 - 10 September 1914. Soldier's Pay Book (1 vol.); (v) 21 August 1914. Postcard to Drummer Whittington serving with the B.E.F. from his girlfriend in Woking (1 postcard); (vi) 15 October 1914. Letter to next of kin from Infantry Record Office at Hounslow containing notification of Drummer Whittington's death in France (1 folio); (vii) n.d. Formal message of sympathy signed by Lord Kitchener on behalf of the King and Queen (1 folio); and (viii) Identification tag worn by Drummer Whittington (1 item)

Memoirs of an Old Contemptible  RSR/MSS/2/54  1912 - 1920

1 vol., 30 ff. Typescript


Related information: See also RSR/MSS/2/162

Contents:
The recollections of Sergeant F. M. Packham, 'B' Company, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. A descriptive account of service with the 2nd Battalion in France and Belgium and of experiences in the trenches at the Somme and at Ypres. Compiled in 1970

Permanent Pass of Private F. Gregory, 'B' Company, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, stationed at Woking  RSR/MSS/2/55  14 February 1914

1 doc

War Diary  RSR/MSS/2/56  2 August 1914 - 12 April 1919

1 File

Contents:
Official War Diary of the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, comprising duplicates of original summaries of daily events

War Diary  RSR/MSS/2/57  2 August 1914 - 12 April 1919

1 vol


Related information: See RSR/MSS/2/164 for college thesis on the 2nd Battalion in the First World War

Contents:
Typescript copy of the official War Diary of the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment

Printed message from George V to soldiers about to embark for war service in France and Belgium  RSR/MSS/2/58  9 August 1914

1 Folio

Administrative history:
The 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, embarked for France from Southampton on 12 August 1914

Personal diary of service in Belgium and France  RSR/MSS/2/59  13 August - 9 September 1914

1 vol

Contents:
The first entries in the diary are those of an unknown soldier serving with an unspecified regiment. They record the embarkation from Southampton in the Braemar Castle on 13 August 1914, the reception by the French people at Le Havre, impressions of the French countryside, and the journey by road and rail to the Franco-Belgian frontier. The writer was presumably killed and the diary was continued, from 23 August 1914, by Drummer George Benjamin Whittington of 'B' Company, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment (see RSR/MSS/2/53 above). The rest of the diary covers the period of the retreat from Mons and ends on the day before Drummer Whittington was killed in action at Priez in France on 10 September 1914

Papers of Lance-Corporal Gilbert Edward Kennaugh of Eastbourne, East Sussex  RSR/MSS/2/60  5 September 1914 - 1919

Administrative history:
Enlisted for The Royal Sussex Regiment at Eastbourne in August 1914. Served with the 2nd Battalion in France. Killed in action at Richebourg L'Avoué on 9 May 1915

Contents:
The papers comprise: (i) 1914 - 1915. Photographs, including one of Kitchener's recruits leaving Eastbourne railway station on 5 September 1914, one of a group of Eastbourne recruits known as 'The Pals', and two of Lance-Corporal Kennaugh in uniform (5 photographs); (ii) 4 - 14 January 1915. Diary covering the period from embarkation at Southampton to arrival in the trenches near Cambrin (1 vol.); (iii) 1915. Printed cards sent by Mrs. G. E. Kennaugh of Victoria Drive, Eastbourne (3 cards); (iv) 1915. English-French pocket dictionary and printed maps of Flanders and northern France issued to the B.E.F. (3 docs.); (v) 1918 - 1919. Covering letter from Infantry Record Office, Hounslow, to Mrs. S. Kennaugh, Victoria Drive, Eastbourne, enclosing War Medal (1 folio); (vi) n.d. Commemorative scroll in recognition of the war service of Lance-Corporal Kennaugh (1 folio); and (vii) Royal Sussex Regimental cap badge worn by Lance-Corporal Kennaugh (1 item)

Recollections of Mr. A. Goodsell of Bexhill, East Sussex, of the experiences of the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in the Battle of the Marne and the first Battle of Ypres  RSR/MSS/2/61  9 September - 17 November 1914

2 ff

Contents:
Include sketch of the battle-field around Priez during the Battle of the Marne

Papers of Corporal Frank Leonard Honeysett  RSR/MSS/2/62  20 September 1914 - 1978

Administrative history:
Enlisted for The Royal Sussex Regiment at Eastbourne on 23 January 1931. Trained at The Depôt in Chichester and served initially in the 1st Battalion stationed at Dover. Transferred to the 2nd Battalion in November 1932 and served in India and Egypt. Transferred to Army Reserve in January 1938. Recalled on general mobilisation and served with the 2nd and 4th Battalions in the B.E.F. Wounded and returned to Depôt in 1940

Contents:
The papers comprise: (i) 20 September 1914. Lloyd's Weekly News. War Bulletin (1 doc.); (ii) 23 January 1931 - 18 September 1945. Soldier's Service and Pay Book (1 vol.); (iii) 20 March 1935. The Sind Observer. Reports of riots in Karachi attended by the 2nd Battalion (1 doc.); (iv) 20 March 1935. The Civil and Military Gazette. Reports of the Karachi riots (1 doc.); and (v) 1978. Notes on service with The Royal Sussex Regiment (2 ff.)

Cuttings Book  RSR/MSS/2/63  17 October 1914 - 4 December 1915

1 vol


Related information: See also RSR/MSS/4/67 and 13/41-42

Contents:
A collection of cuttings from national and local newspapers relating to the proceedings of the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in France

Nominal Roll of officers of the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, who served in France between 5 August 1914 - 30 November 1918  RSR/MSS/2/64  1914-1918

7 ff

Contents:
Records rank, name, date of disembarkation, unit serving with, date of joining and re-joining unit, date of leaving unit, and remarks (killed, wounded, transferred, etc.). Also includes list of officers of the 2nd Battalion killed in the First World War, recording rank, name, date of death, and place of death

List of non-commissioned officers and men of The Royal Sussex Regiment ('mostly, if not all, 2nd Battalion') killed, wounded, or declared missing during the First World War  RSR/MSS/2/65  1914-1919

1 vol

Contents:
Records regimental number, rank, name, date of embarkation, and date killed, wounded, declared missing, captured by the enemy, transferred, returned to England, demobilised, etc. Arranged alphabetically by name

List of men of the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, killed during the First World War  RSR/MSS/2/66  1914-1918

1 vol

Contents:
Records regimental number, rank, name, date of death, cause of death, and place of burial. Arranged alphabetically by name

Record of Awards and Decorations  RSR/MSS/2/67  1914-1918

1 vol

Contents:
Records the names of officers, non-commissioned officers, and men of the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, awarded decorations for services during the First World War. Arranged by type of medal. Includes descriptions of the actions for which the decorations were awarded

Miscellaneous papers of Lieutenant-Colonel E. W. B. Green relating to the First World War  RSR/MSS/2/68-71  1914-1918

Administrative history:
Lieutenant-Colonel Green took over the command of the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in April 1915, and remained in command until 12 October 1915, when he left to take up the command of the 45th Brigade

Printed address by Lord Kitchener to all soldiers about to proceed on active service in France  RSR/MSS/2/68  1914-1915

1 Folio

Defence Orders. 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. Original manuscript of orders issued by Lieutenant-Colonel Green for the defence of the trenches at Cambrin occupied by the 2nd Battalion  RSR/MSS/2/69  8 August 1915

1 Folio

Field Map. Map of the area around Adinfer in France showing the dispositions of the 5th Infantry Brigade including rifle posts, machine guns, Lewis guns, trench mortars, etc  RSR/MSS/2/70  4 August 1918

1 doc

Special Order of the Day. Printed address to all ranks of the Third Army on the surrender of the German Army by General Sir J. H. G. Byng, Commanding, Third Army  RSR/MSS/2/71  11 November 1918

1 Folio

Concert Programme  RSR/MSS/2/72  5 May 1915

1 Folio

Contents:
Programme of a concert organised by the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at the Théatre Cercle Catholique in France. (1 folio.)
Attached: 23 November 1959. Covering letter from the depositor, formerly of the 3rd Battalion

Papers of Captain Frederick Frank Barclay Stacey  RSR/MSS/2/73  October 1915 - 19 August 1918

Administrative history:
Served in France with the 18th Royal Fusiliers in 1915-1916. Commissioned in The Royal Sussex Regiment on 5 August 1916. Trained with the 3rd Battalion at Newhaven in August 1916 and subsequently served with the 2nd Battalion in France

Contents:
The papers comprise: (i) October 1915. Printed address by Lord Kitchener to all soldiers about to proceed on active service in France (1 folio); (ii) 13 August 1916. Pass issued to Lieutenant Stacey at Newhaven Garrison (1 doc.); and (iii) 19 August 1918. Certificate to act as Instructor of Signalling (1 folio)

Extract from The London Gazette. Citation for Victoria Cross. Harry Wells, Sergeant, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, for an act of conspicuous bravery in leading a platoon near Le Routoire during the Battle of Loos on 25 September 1915  RSR/MSS/2/74  18 November 1915

1 Folio


Related information: The medal is in the medal collection of The Royal Sussex Regimental Museum (1980)

Papers of 2nd Lieutenant Neville Lindsay Young, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/MSS/2/75  August 1916

1 Folio


Related information: See also RSR/MSS/10/37

Administrative history:
2nd Lieutenant Young was the son of Major-General James Charles Young, Colonel of The Royal Sussex Regiment 1914-1926, and was killed in action near High Wood during the Battle of the Somme on 20 August 1916

Contents:
The papers comprise: (i) 13-16 August 1916. Diary of 2nd Lieutenant Young recording details of the trench warfare near High Wood (1 folio); (ii) n.d. Printed memorial signed by George V (1 folio); and (iii) n.d. Commemorative scroll in recognition of the war service of 2nd Lieutenant Young

Papers of Lance-Corporal Cecil Dunlin  RSR/MSS/2/76  28 September 1916 - 13 November 1917

Administrative history:
Enlisted for the Royal Army Medical Corps at York on 16 January 1915. Transferred to the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in June 1915, and embarked for France on 29 September 1915. Wounded near High Wood during the Battle of the Somme on 28 September 1916 and discharged as physically unfit for further service on 2 November 1917

Contents:
The papers comprise: (i) [January-May 1915]. Postcard with photograph of Lance-Corporal Dunlin and tent-party of the R.A.M.C. (1 card); (ii) 28 September 1916 - 13 November 1917. Notes on Lance-Corporal Dunlin's wounds, hospitalisation, and discharge (1 folio); (iii) 5 October 1916. Field Service Post Card from Lance-Corporal Dunlin to Mrs. J. Dunn of York informing her of his admission to hospital (1 card); (iv) 2 November 1917. Discharge papers (2 docs.); (v) 8 November 1917. Notification from Infantry Record Office, Hounslow, of award of War Badge (1 folio); and (vi) Identification tag worn by Lance-Corporal Dunlin (1 item)

Signal Flag. A signal flag used by the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at the Battle of the Somme  RSR/MSS/2/77  1916

1 Item

Papers of Stanley H. Edmonds of Bexhill, East Sussex  RSR/MSS/2/78  7 June 1917 - 1 January 1945

Administrative history:
Served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in France and Belgium, during the First World War, and as a Sergeant in the 17th Sussex Battalion, Eastern Command, Home Guard, in the Second World War

Contents:
The papers comprise: (i) 7 June 1917. Photograph of 15 Platoon, 'D' Company, 2nd Battalion, at Meteren in Belgium, two days before the attack at Messines (1 photograph); (ii) 30 October 1917 - 21 February 1918. Field Service Post Cards addressed to Mrs. Edmonds of Bexhill (9 docs.); (iii) 1917. Photograph of group of soldiers from the 2nd Battalion including Private Edmonds (1 photograph); (iv) 1917. Photograph of family group including Private Edmonds (1 photograph); (v) 3 June 1918. German postcards probably taken from a fallen German soldier (2 cards); (vi) 29 March 1941. Letter to Volunteer Edmonds in Lindfield from Second-in-Command, No. 3 Platoon, 'B' Company, 13th Battalion, Home Guard (East Sussex Zone) authorising him to order the ringing of the church bells in the event of invasion (1 folio); (vii) 1 January 1945. Certificate awarded in recognition of services to Eastern Command, Home Guard (1 folio); (viii) n.d. Postcards showing the war damage suffered by the towns of Albert, Arras, Ypres, Charleroi, and Poperinghe during the First World War (50 postcards); (ix) n.d. Book of postcards showing the war damage suffered by the town of Albert during the First World War (1 vol.); and (x) Identification tag and meal token issued to Private Edmonds during the First World War (3 items)

Papers of Private Gerald Dann  RSR/MSS/2/79  18 May 1918 - November 1929

Administrative history:
Served in 'C' Company, 16th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in France in 1918, and after the First World War in the 2nd Battalion in the Dardanelles, Malta, Singapore, and India

Contents:
The papers comprise; (i) 18 May 1918. Photograph of 12 Platoon, 'C' Company, 16th Battalion, at Ponthoile in France (1 photograph); (ii) c.1923-1926. Newspaper cuttings relating to the 2nd Battalion in the Dardanelles, Malta, and Singapore, including the presentation of new Colours at Tanglin Barracks, Singapore, in June 1924 (8 docs.); (iii) c.1923-1929. Photographs of the 2nd Battalion in Malta, Singapore, and India including the Battalion Band (11 photographs); and (iv) c.1923-1929. Miscellaneous printed material including Battalion Christmas cards and concert programmes, health memoranda for soldiers, specimen plate and inventory of kit, and menu cards (9 docs.)

Papers relating to a successful counter-offensive led by Lieutenant L. W. Lane and the men of No. 12 Platoon, 'C' Company, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at La Bassée on 10 August 1918  RSR/MSS/2/80  11-14 August 1918

3 docs

Miscellaneous papers mostly relating to the rôle of the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, during the offensives of September and October 1918  RSR/MSS/2/81-88  17 September 1918 - 1 April 1920

Operation Order, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. Instructions for the attack on enemy positions around Vadencourt in France on 18-19 September 1918  RSR/MSS/2/81  17 September 1918

7 ff

Narrative of operations of the 1st Division, including the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, on 18-19 September 1918  RSR/MSS/2/82  21 September 1918

4 ff

Battalion Orders. 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. Includes list of casualties suffered during the action of 18 September 1918  RSR/MSS/2/83  21 September 1918

1 Folio

Narrative of operations of the 1st Division, including the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, on 24 September 1918  RSR/MSS/2/84  September 1918

3 ff

Narrative of operations of the 1st Division, including the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, on 17-19 October 1918  RSR/MSS/2/85  October 1918

7 ff

Copy. Letter from Brigadier-General Kelly, Commanding, 2nd Infantry Brigade, to his Brigade commanders, regarding the offensives carried out by the Brigade, including the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/MSS/2/86  5 November 1918

1 Folio

Extract from Regimental Records of the service of the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, 16 April 1919 - 4 March 1920  RSR/MSS/2/87  1 April 1920

8 ff

Summary of the official War Diary of the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, July 1916 - February 1919  RSR/MSS/2/88  [1920]

6 ff

Account by Major Cyril R. Peckitt of the rôle of the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at the Battle of Gricourt on 24 September 1918  RSR/MSS/2/89  24 September 1918

Contents:
Compiled, with plan, in March 1964. (6 ff. With copy.)
Attached: 19-24 March 1964. Letters concerning the narrative of the battle from Major Peckitt to Major J. F. Ainsworth, The Royal Sussex Regimental Association. (2 letters.)

Printed address from General Rawlinson, Commanding, Fourth Army, to all ranks of the Fourth Army, concerning their duties and obligations as part of the Army of Occupation on the Rhine  RSR/MSS/2/90  11 November 1918

1 Folio

Special Order of the Day  RSR/MSS/2/91  12 November 1918

1 Folio

Contents:
Address from Marshal Foch, Commander-in-Chief of the Allied Armies, to all officers, non-commissioned officers, and men of the Allied Armies, following the cessation of hostilities

Narrative of the operations of the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, during the forcing of the passage of the Sambre-Oise Canal south of Catillon on 4 November 1918  RSR/MSS/2/92  17 November 1918

3 ff

Contents:
Compiled, with sketches, by Lieutenant-Colonel D. G. Johnson, Commanding, 2nd Battalion

Despatch from Field-Marshal Sir Douglas Haig, Commanding-in-Chief, British Armies in France, comprising a report on the operations of the forces under his command during the period 8 December 1917 - 30 April 1918  RSR/MSS/2/93  1918

Contents:
Published in The London Gazette, 21 October 1918. (Printed. 40 ff.)
Enclosed: Notes by the depositor, Mr. F. F. B. Stacey, concerning his experiences with the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, during April 1918. (1 folio.)

Extract from The London Gazette. Citation for Victoria Cross. Dudley Graham Johnson, Lieutenant-Colonel, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, for conspicuous bravery and leadership during the forcing of the Sambre-Oise Canal south of Catillon on 4 November 1918  RSR/MSS/2/94  6 January 1919

1 Folio


Related information: The medal is in the collection of The South Wales Borderers Regimental Museum at Brecon (1980)

Certificate of transfer to Army Reserve of Private Bartholomew Gamble  RSR/MSS/2/95  13 February 1919

1 Folio

Administrative history:
Enlisted in the 100th Training Reserve on 18th April 1917. Transferred to the 256th Infantry Battalion, and later to the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment

Regimental Records  RSR/MSS/2/96  15 April 1919-31 March 1939

Bound. 1 vol


Related information: See also Record of Services, RSR/MSS/2/2

Contents:
Records of the service of the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, comprising annual diaries of service including copies of and extracts from official records

Correspondence between Lieutenant-Colonel C. E. Bond, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, and M. Morgand, Mayor of the town of Le Havre, concerning the gift to the Battalion of an engraving as a token of friendship and gratitude for their services during the First World War  RSR/MSS/2/97  May 1919 - January 1920

2 Letters

Map showing the tour of the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, between 30 October 1919 and 28 December 1936  RSR/MSS/2/98  30 October 1919 - 28 December 1936

7 Copies

Contents:
The tour included Bermuda, West Indies, Jamaica, British Honduras, Trinidad, Malta, Turkey, Singapore, India, and Egypt

Medal Stock Book. 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/MSS/2/99  1919

1 vol

Contents:
Records regimental number, rank, and name of recipient, corps, description of medal and clasps, date of receipt of medal from Records, date of disposal or presentation of medal, to whom disposed of or presented to, and remarks

History of the Jamaica Defence Force Hill Station at Newcastle, 1840-1962  RSR/MSS/2/100  1919-1921

1 File

Administrative history:
The 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, were stationed at Newcastle, 1919-1921

Contents:
Compiled by Captain Gavin Bullock, The Middlesex Regiment, in 1965

Correspondence between Captain A. L. Thomson, Commanding Detachment, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, and The Governor of British Honduras, concerning the termination of the company's tour of duty at Belize  RSR/MSS/2/101  20-21 June 1920

2 Letters

Orders respecting the visit of the Prince of Wales to the detachment of the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, serving in Bermuda  RSR/MSS/2/102  30 September - 1 October 1920

2 docs

Papers relating to the defence of Chanak  RSR/MSS/2/103  9 September 1922 - 9 May 1923

Administrative history:
The 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, were involved in the defence of the town of Chanak, during the crisis which followed the victory of the Turks over the Greeks in Anatolia, and in the subsequent evacuation of the Greeks in Eastern Thrace

Contents:
The papers comprise: (i) 9-26 September 1922. Despatch of Colonel D. I. Shuttleworth, Commanding, 83rd Infantry Brigade, concerning the defence of Chanak and the preservation of the neutral zone south of the Dardanelles (1 file, 15 ff. 2 copies); and (ii) 30 September 1922 - 9 May 1923. Memoranda of the British military authorities concerning the protection of Chanak and the operations of Circassian brigands against the Turks (11 docs.)

Papers of Corporal Leslie Charles Prebble, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. Enlisted for The Royal Sussex Regiment at Canterbury on 29 May 1923 and underwent basic training at The Depôt in Chichester. Served with the 1st Battalion in Northern Ireland in 1923-1924, and with the 2nd Battalion in Singapore, from 1924, and in India, from 1926-1931. Transferred to Army Reserve in 1931. Discharged in 1935  RSR/MSS/2/104-108  29 May 1923-1945

Recollections compiled from diaries by Leslie Charles Prebble relating to his basic training at The Depôt in Chichester, to his service with the 1st Battalion in Northern Ireland, and to his service with the 2nd Battalion in Singapore and India  RSR/MSS/2/104  29 May 1923 - March 1931

1 vol

Certificate of Service of Leslie Charles Prebble including final assessments of conduct and character, details of service, certificate of transfer to the Army Reserve, certificate of discharge, and list of educational attainments, trade qualifications, medals, etc  RSR/MSS/2/105  29 May 1923 - 27 May 1935

1 vol

Miscellaneous papers of Leslie Charles Prebble including Battalion Christmas card, correspondence regarding application for appointment in the Prison Service, and certificate for service in the Home Guard during the Second World War  RSR/MSS/2/106  c.1923-1945

4 docs

Photographs and postcards collected by Leslie Charles Prebble while serving with the 2nd Battalion in India including group photographs of sports teams and drilling, and views of barracks, city buildings, etc  RSR/MSS/2/107  1926-1931

37 Photographs

Medal awarded to Corporal Leslie Charles Prebble, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, for tug-of-war  RSR/MSS/2/108  1928-1929

1 Item

Papers of Private B. Tarrant, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/MSS/2/109  26 November 1926 - 13 December 1933

Contents:
The papers comprise: (i) 26 November 1926. Certificate of Education issued at The Depôt in Chichester (1 folio); (ii) 9 March 1931 - 18 July 1932. Permanent Pass issued while serving in India (1 doc.); and (iii) 13 December 1933. Testimonial to Private Tarrant's work as Orderly-in-Charge of the Operation Theatre, British Military Hospital, in Karachi 1 folio)

Small Game Book  RSR/MSS/2/110  1926-1932

1 vol

Contents:
Register of small game (pheasants, partridges, ducks, etc.) taken by parties from the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in India. Records date, place, names of those in the party, number of guns, rods, or spears, number and type of game taken, and remarks

Small Game Book  RSR/MSS/2/111  1926-1939

1 vol

Contents:
Register of small game (geese, duck, teal, etc.) taken by parties from the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in India, Sudan, England, and Northern Ireland. Records date, place, names of those in the party, number and type of game taken, and remarks

Game Register  RSR/MSS/2/112  1928-1935

1 vol

Contents:
Register of big game (ibex, markhor, red bear, black bear, crocodile, etc.) taken by officers of the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in India. Records date, name of officer, place, number and type of game taken, and remarks

Log Book. Khungi Blockhouse  RSR/MSS/2/113  5 August - 12 November 1930

1 vol

Contents:
Daily reports of the officer-in-charge of Khungi Blockhouse on the Landi Kotal station in India. Including inventories of property and regimental stores in the charge of the blockhouse

Letters from Private S. Kingston, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in Calcutta, regarding the history of the Bengal European Regiments and their Colours  RSR/MSS/2/114  11-17 November 1930

2 Letters

Annual Inspection Reports and Précis of Training Results for the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in India  RSR/MSS/2/115  1930-1935

5 Files

Regimental Records. Records of the service of the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, comprising annual diaries of service including copies of and extracts from official records  RSR/MSS/2/116  1 April 1932 - 31 March 1939

1 File

Copies information: A copy sent to the British Museum for publication, and duplicating part of RSR/MSS/2/96


Programme. A Military Musical Chronicle  RSR/MSS/2/117  November 1932

1 vol

Contents:
Performed in India. A programme of music and drama arranged in 1925 by Lieutenant-Colonel S. de V. A. Julius, Commanding, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, to commemorate the First World War, and performed in aid of the Poppy Fund, Ex-Service Men and Indian Benevolent Fund

Telegram of seasonal greetings from The Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment to the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, stationed in Karachi  RSR/MSS/2/118  26 December 1934

1 doc

Papers, principally of Lieutenant-Colonel V. E. C. Dashwood, Commanding, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, concerning the sectarian riots in Karachi on 19 March 1935 and the rôle of the 2nd Battalion in containing the disturbances  RSR/MSS/2/119  20 March - 4 April 1935

9 docs


Related information: See also RSR/MSS/13/31

Contents:
The papers include a report on the riots and letters concerning the same from Colonel Dashwood and from Captain L. G. Whistler, Adjutant, to Brigadier-General W. L. Osborn, Colonel of the Regiment

Nominal Rolls  RSR/MSS/2/120  November 1935

8 ff

Contents:
Lists of men of the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at the time of the move from India to Sudan

Coronation Orders  RSR/MSS/2/121  30 April 1937

1 vol

Administrative history:
The King's Procession from Westminster Abbey included contingents from the 2nd, 4th, and 5th Battalions, The Royal Sussex Regiment

Contents:
Coronation of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, 12 May 1937. Coronation Orders of Field-Marshal The Earl of Cavan, Commanding Coronation Troops

Battalion Orders  RSR/MSS/2/122  3 January - 18 July 1938

Printed. 1 file

Contents:
Copies of daily Battalion Orders, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at North Raglan Barracks, Devonport

Battalion Orders  RSR/MSS/2/123  19 July 1938 - 11 May 1939

Printed. Bound. 1 vol


Related information: See also RSR/MSS/2/127 and 2/129

Contents:
Copies of daily Battalion Orders, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at North Raglan Barracks, Devonport, and at Victoria Barracks, Belfast

Correspondence concerning applications for leave by officers of the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, and copies of return-to-unit telegrams sent prior to the outbreak of the Second World War  RSR/MSS/2/124  5 August 1938 - 26 August 1939

1 File

Letter from Sister Agnes Keyser, founder of the King Edward VII Hospital for Officers, to 2nd Lieutenant J. F. Ainsworth, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, regarding his operation  RSR/MSS/2/125  1 December 1938

2 docs

Contents:
Also includes notes by (now) Major Ainsworth concerning Sister Agnes Keyser (1852-1941) and her hospital in Grosvenor Crescent, London

Letter from Company Sergeant-Major R. F. Cain, The Royal Hospital, Chelsea, to Major J. F. Ainsworth, The Royal Sussex Regimental Association, dated 12 December 1978, and concerning his purchase in 1938 of a regimental cane at an auction of the personal property of Private Worthington, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, killed in a boxing match at Devonport  RSR/MSS/2/126  1938

1 Folio

Contents:
The regimental cane is now in the possession of the Combined Services Museum, The Redoubt, Eastbourne (1980)

Battalion Orders. Copies of daily Battalion Orders, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at Victoria Barracks, Belfast  RSR/MSS/2/127  16 May - 31 August 1939

Printed. Bound. 1 vol


Related information: See also RSR/MSS/2/122-123 and 2/129

Belfast Battalion Mobilisation Scheme  RSR/MSS/2/128  24 August 1939

1 File

Contents:
Detailed programme of instructions for the mobilisation of the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, stationed at Victoria Barracks, Belfast

Battalion Orders  RSR/MSS/2/129  31 August 1939 - 5 April 1940

Bound. 1 vol


Related information: See also RSR/MSS/2/122-123 and 2/127

Contents:
Daily Battalion Orders issued by the commanding officer and signed by the adjutant, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at Victoria Barracks, Belfast, and at Maiden Newton, Dorchester

Leave or Duty Ration Book [of G. D. Baker], 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/MSS/2/130  1939 - 1945

1 doc

Diary of Lieutenant J. F. Ainsworth, Intelligence Officer, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, concerning the campaign in France and Belgium  RSR/MSS/2/131  8 April - 28 May 1940

2 vols

Conditions of access: Public access to this diary only by permission of the County Archivist


Related information: See also RSR/MSS/2/159

Administrative history:
Lieutenant (later Major) Ainsworth was captured by the Germans in the Hazebrouck area on 29 May 1940, and the diary was completed in Prisoner-of-War camp in Germany. It records the embarkation from Southampton, the journey by road and rail through France, the reception of the troops by the Belgians, and the fighting in the region of Anseghem, Strazeele, and Hazebrouck. Includes conclusions and sketch-maps

Account by Captain H. Pozner, Medical Officer, R.A.M.C., of the proceedings of the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, as part of the 44th Division in Flanders  RSR/MSS/2/132  April-May 1940

Contents:
Refers to the disembarkation at Cherbourg, the advance into Belgium, the defence of Anseghem the withdrawal to Dunkirk, and the evacuation to England. (3 ff.)
Attached: 30 April 1942. Covering letter from Kenneth Hooper to Brigadier R. M. Birkett, Colonel of the Regiment. (1 folio.)

Printed order to withdraw to Le Havre from the Chief of General Staff, British Expeditionary Force, in France  RSR/MSS/2/133  21 May 1940

1 Folio

Contents:
Document found in a battledress pocket by Captain F. J. Ronald, The Royal Sussex Regiment, after his return from France in July 1940

War Map  RSR/MSS/2/134  May 1940

1 doc

Contents:
Ordnance Survey map of the Courtrai area of Belgium showing the positions of the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in May 1940

Letter from Lieutenant-Colonel Patrick Ellison, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at his home in Buckinghamshire, to Captain T. S. Elliott, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at Lancing College, regarding the fighting at Anseghem on 21-22 May 1940 and his wounding during the action  RSR/MSS/2/135  29 August 1940

2 ff

German orders read out to British Officer Prisoners of War on arrival at camp in Fort XVIII at Poznan in Poland  RSR/MSS/2/136  6 March 1941

2 ff
Language:  German

Administrative history:
The camp was established by the Germans as a reprisal for conditions experienced by German officers imprisoned in P.O.W. camps in Canada. The orders were received by a party of British officers including officers of the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, captured during the fighting around Hazebrouck on 27-29 May 1940

Certificate presented to Corporal S. A. Read in recognition of his good service with the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/MSS/2/137  13 February 1942

1 doc. Coloured

Papers of Major-General A. W. Lee  RSR/MSS/2/138-153  28 May 1942 - December 1943

Contents:
These papers relate to the operations of the 133rd Infantry Brigade, comprising the 2nd, 4th, and 5th Battalions, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in the Western Desert, between August-November 1942. They refer principally to the Battle of El Alamein, during which the Brigade, commanded by (then) Brigadier Lee, was part of the 10th Armoured Division of the 10th Armoured Corps

The Ocean News  RSR/MSS/2/138  28 May-22 July 1942

Contents:
A series of daily newspapers organised by 2nd Lieutenant Hugh Cudlipp, 5th Battalion, for the company of S.S. Santa Rosa during the passage from Liverpool to Port Tewfik, near Suez. Include war commentaries by Brigadier Lee. (Nos. 1-46.)

Maps of Alexandria, El Alamein, and El Hammâm published by Field Survey Company  RSR/MSS/2/139  July-September 1942

3 docs

Photographs of Brigade officers, of officers of the 5th Battalion, of the encampment at the time of El Alamein, and of the dispersal of the Brigade after the battle  RSR/MSS/2/140  July-December 1942

20 Photographs

10th Armoured Division. Orders relating to the Battle of El Alamein  RSR/MSS/2/141  19 October - 1 November 1942

1 File

133rd Lorried Infantry Brigade. Orders relating to the Battle of El Alamein  RSR/MSS/2/142  19 October - 4 November 1942

1 File

Printed address to the Eighth Army by Lieutenant-General B. L. Montgomery on the eve of the Battle of El Alamein  RSR/MSS/2/143  23 October 1942

1 Folio

War Diary. 133rd Infantry Brigade  RSR/MSS/2/144  23 October - 9 November 1942

10 ff

Lists of officers and other ranks of the 2nd, 4th, and 5th Battalions, The Royal Sussex Regiment, killed, wounded, or missing during the Battle of El Alamein  RSR/MSS/2/145  23 October - 9 November 1942

2 ff

Photographs of the Battle of El Alamein. The opening bombardment, 10.30 p.m. 23 October, and the bombing of Molk Yeo Transport on Miteiriya Ridge, on the night of 25-26 October  RSR/MSS/2/146  23-26 October 1942

2 Photographs

Diary of attack by 133rd Infantry Brigade on positions known as 'Woodcock' and 'Snipe' during the Battle of El Alamein. Compiled by Brigadier Lee. (1 file.)  RSR/MSS/2/147  27 - 28 October 1942

Contents:
Attached: 2 May 1947-6 February 1974. Correspondence concerning the attack between Major-General Lee, Lieutenant-Colonel M. E. S. Laws, Lieutenant-Colonel J. J. McCully, and Major J. F. Ainsworth. (3 docs.)

Lessons learnt from the phase of operations between 23 October-5 November 1942. Notes on the night attack on the 'Woodcock' and 'Snipe' positions and on the heavy casualties suffered by the 4th Battalion during the action  RSR/MSS/2/148  5 November 1942

3 ff

Extract from the Egyptian Gazette on the role of The Royal Sussex Regiment in the Battle of El Alamein  RSR/MSS/2/149  8 November 1942

1 Folio

Copy. Telegram of congratulations from the Mayor of Brighton to the battalions of The Royal Sussex Regiment for their part in the Battle of El Alamein  RSR/MSS/2/150  [10 November 1942]

1 Folio

Copy. 10th Armoured Division. Special Order of the Day. Expression of appreciation by Major-General A. H. Gatehouse, Commander, of the services of the 133rd Lorried Infantry Brigade  RSR/MSS/2/151  24 November 1942

1 Folio

Copy. Address by Brigadier Lee to all ranks of the 133rd Lorried Infantry Brigade on the disbanding of the unit  RSR/MSS/2/152  24 November 1942

1 Folio

Copy. Letter from Brigadier Lee to Captain R. Langham concerning the night attack of 27-28 October 1942 and including extracts from the War Diary of the 133rd Infantry Brigade  RSR/MSS/2/153  December 1943

3 ff


Related information: See also RSR/MSS/4/101 and 4/102

The Battle of El Alamein  RSR/MSS/2/154  20 October - 1 November 1942

32 ff

Conditions of access: Public access to this diary only by permission of the County Archivist

Contents:
An account of the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at the Battle of El Alamein. The private diary of Major R. H. Langham, Commanding, 'C' Company. Including plans, diagrams, and photograph

The Royal Sussex Brigade  RSR/MSS/2/155  24 October-2 November 1942

1 Folio


Related information: See also RSR/MSS/2/163 for a later series of articles by John Montgomery on The Royal Sussex Regiment at El Alamein

Contents:
An article by John Montgomery published in the West Sussex Advertiser on the role of the 2nd, 4th, and 5th Battalions, The Royal Sussex Regiment, as lorried infantry to the 10th Armoured Division during the Battle of El Alamein

'The Tenth.' A record of service of The 10th Battalion, The Parachute Regiment, 1942-1945  RSR/MSS/2/156  1942-1945

1 File


Related information: See also RSR/MSS/2/158

Administrative history:
The nucleus of the 10th Battalion, The Parachute Regiment, was formed from volunteers from the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. The history includes a detailed account of the Battle of Arnhem in September 1944

Contents:
A study compiled by Ron Brammall in 1965

Sussex Echo. (Vol. 1. No. 1.)  RSR/MSS/2/157  30 May 1943

1 doc

Contents:
A newspaper produced for the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in North Africa

Miscellaneous papers relating to the service of the 10th Battalion, The Parachute Regiment, during the Second World War  RSR/MSS/2/158  September 1943-September 1944


Related information: See also RSR/MSS/2/156

Administrative history:
The nucleus of the 10th Battalion, The Parachute Regiment, was formed from volunteers from the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment

Contents:
The papers comprise: (i) September 1943. Nominal Roll of 'B' Company, 10th Battalion, The Parachute Regiment, in Italy (1 folio. And copy); and (ii) September 1944. Citation of Sergeant Thomas Cyril Bentley, 10th Battalion, The Parachute Regiment, for the D.C.M. for gallantry at Arnhem on 20 September 1944 (1 folio)

War Diary  RSR/MSS/2/159  6 December 1944

1 vol

Conditions of access: Public access to this diary only by permission of the County Archivist


Related information: See also RSR/MSS/2/131

Contents:
A record of the proceedings of the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in France and Belgium, between 20-29 May 1940. Compiled in 1944 by Captain R. B. Sleeman. Includes copies of war maps

Extract from The London Gazette  RSR/MSS/2/160  1 February 1945

1 Folio


Related information: The medal is in the collection of the Parachute Regiment Museum at Aldershot (1980)

Administrative history:
Captain Queripel was with the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in the Western Desert, and volunteered for the 10th Parachute Battalion after the Battle of El Alamein

Contents:
Citation for Victoria Cross. Lionel Ernest Queripel, Captain, 10th Battalion, The Parachute Regiment, for conspicuous bravery and leadership during the Battle of Arnhem on 19th September 1944

Certificate relating to the appointment of Lieutenant-Commander Arthur Cecil Taylor, formerly of The Royal Sussex Regiment (1914-1918), as Chevalier of the Order of the House of Belgium. Photocopy  RSR/MSS/2/161  6 October 1948

1 Folio

Roundabout  RSR/MSS/2/162  1969

1 Folio

Contents:
Extract from a book by Viscount Buckmaster containing an account of life in the trenches during the First World War and of the attack on Aubers Ridge by the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, on 9 May 1915

The Royal Sussex at El Alamein  RSR/MSS/2/163  28 October-4 November 1972

2 ff


Related information: For the first article in the series, published on 21 October 1972, see RSR/MSS/13/36. See also RSR/MSS/2/155 for an earlier article by John Montgomery on The Royal Sussex Regiment at El Alamein

Contents:
Two articles by John Montgomery, part of a three part series published in the Brighton and Hove Gazette, on the rôle of The Royal Sussex Regiment during the Battle of El Alamein in October-November 1942

The 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment, and their service on the Western Front from 1914 to 1918  RSR/MSS/2/164  1975

1 File

Contents:
A thesis by Stephen M. Starling, Bishop Otter College, Chichester. Illustrated

Typescript list of documents of the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, transferred to the West Sussex Record Office, 15 February 1979  RSR/MSS/2/165  1979

2 ff

Contents:
Includes regimental accession and document numbers

RECORDS OF THE SUSSEX MILITIA AND THE 3rd BATTALION, THE ROYAL SUSSEX REGIMENT  RSR/MSS/3/1-43  [n.d.]

Administrative history:
The 3rd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, had its roots in the Sussex Militia. The Royal Sussex Light Infantry Militia was first embodied in March 1778 and was initially under the command of Charles Lennox, 3rd Duke of Richmond. In 1881 it became the 3rd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, and served in South Africa in 1901-1902 during the Boer War. As part of Haldane's reform of the Army in 1908 the militia battalions were designated as training depôts to supply the Army, and the 3rd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, became part of the 'Special Reserve'. During the First World War the Battalion was stationed at Newhaven and undertook the training of drafts for the overseas battalions of the Regiment. In 1919 the 3rd Battalion was transferred to the Supplementary Reserve and the personnel absorbed into the 1st Battalion

Record of the Services of The Royal Sussex Light Infantry Militia  RSR/MSS/3/1  1778-1877

1 vol

Contents:
Includes lists of officers and returns of men, and copies of marching orders, general orders, and official correspondence with the War Office and the Adjutant General's Office

Record of the Services of The Royal Sussex Light Infantry Militia  RSR/MSS/3/2  1778-1881

1 file. Unbound

Contents:
Includes information as described in RSR/MSS/3/1

Lists of officers of The Royal Sussex Light Infantry Militia  RSR/MSS/3/3  1778-1881

5 vols

Contents:
Arranged chronologically and recording name of officer, rank, and dates of commission, resignation, etc

Lists of officers of The Royal Sussex Light Infantry Militia  RSR/MSS/3/4  1778-1878

1 File

Contents:
Arranged by rank and recording name of officer, rank, and dates of commission, resignation, etc. Including draft lists

Marching Orders  RSR/MSS/3/5  1778-1816

1 vol

Contents:
Copies of Marching Orders issued to the commanding officer, and to company commanders, of The Royal Sussex Light Infantry Militia. Extracted from War Office registers of Marching Orders

Chronological Summary of the Change of Quarters of The Regiment  RSR/MSS/3/6  1778-1796

1 File

Contents:
A list recording the changes of quarters of companies of The Royal Sussex Light Infantry Militia

Notes on the Sussex Militia and on the county families connected with its formation and organisation  RSR/MSS/3/7  1778-1798

1 File

Contents:
Extracted from printed works including The London Gazette, Militia Lists, and Burke's Peerage

Account of James Chadwick for superintending the militia stores at Brighton  RSR/MSS/3/8  8 February - 10 May 1779

1 Folio

Muster Rolls of the Sussex Militia  RSR/MSS/3/9  1780-1813

3 vols

Contents:
Copies of Muster Rolls comprising annual returns listing the names of officers, arranged by rank, and the strength of individual companies. Extracted from War Office records. Indexed

Certificate of discharge of John Sayers, substitute for Charles Rose of Amberley, having served three years in the Sussex Militia  RSR/MSS/3/10  12 May 1788

1 Folio

Photocopy of an entry in the Marriage Register of the parish of Brighton recording the marriage by banns of John Walls of Brighton, a corporal in the Sussex Militia, and Elizabeth Hunt of Brighton, spinster  RSR/MSS/3/11  26 October 1793

1 Folio

Summons for militia service to William Pullinger of Selsey, carpenter  RSR/MSS/3/12  23 December 1797

1 folio. Mounted on card

Contents:
Signed by Thomas Boniface, churchwarden of Selsey

Summons to John Baxter of Petworth, tailor, to present himself for training with the Western Regiment of the Sussex Militia at Chichester  RSR/MSS/3/13  1 May 1812

1 Folio

Contents:
Signed by Edward Swan, overseer of Littlehampton

General Order Book  RSR/MSS/3/14  1812-1821

1 vol

Contents:
A volume containing: (i) circular letters received from the Secretary of State for War at the War Office; (ii) circular letters and orders from the Adjutant General's Office in Horseguards; and (iii) proceedings of Courts Martial circulated by the Adjutant General's Office in Horseguards. Compiled for the Commanding Officer, the Sussex Regiment of Militia. Indexed

Register of Certificates of Qualification of Magistrates, Deputy Lieutenants, and Officers in the Sussex Militia  RSR/MSS/3/15  1812-1823

1 vol


Related information: See also RSR/MSS/3/21

Contents:
Records name of individual, date of certificate, office, and particulars and valuation of estate. At back: (i) form of commission to serve as Deputy Lieutenant and as officer in the Militia; (ii) returns of officers in the local militia in Sussex, giving name, rank, and date of commission, 1812-1816; (iii) returns of officers in the regular militia in Sussex, giving name, rank, and date of commission, 1812-1816; and (iv) returns of officers in the local troops of yeomanry cavalry in Sussex, giving name, rank, and date of commission, c.1816

Lists of officers in the Sussex Militia  RSR/MSS/3/16  1812-1855

1 vol

Contents:
Record name of officer, rank, and dates of commission and resignation. A list for 1835 also gives names of non-commissioned officers, their length of service, place of birth, age, and occupation. Extracted from Orderly Room Records. Also includes brief notes on distinguished officers extracted principally from Richard Trimen's Historical Memoir of the 35th Royal Sussex Regiment of Foot. Indexed

Extracts from War Office Records, Internal Defence Records, Orderly Room Records, and other official records relating to the Sussex Militia  RSR/MSS/3/17  1813-1883

1 vol

Contents:
Include: (i) Muster Rolls, 1813-1816; (ii) correspondence of Charles Lennox, 3rd Duke of Richmond, 1794-1806; (iii) correspondence of Charles, 11th Duke of Norfolk, 1807-1813; (iv) War Office circulars, 1812-1821; and (v) recollections of Sergeant John Vaughan of training at Chichester Barracks, 1883

Regimental Order Book  RSR/MSS/3/18  1813-1825, 1852-1855

1 vol

Contents:
A volume containing copies of orders issued from the headquarters of the Sussex Militia at Chichester Barracks

Copy. Correspondence, principally of Charles Henry Gordon Lennox, 6th Duke of Richmond, mainly concerning the training and provisioning of The Royal Sussex Light Infantry Militia  RSR/MSS/3/19  1814-1854

1 File

List of officers of the Sussex Regular Militia  RSR/MSS/3/20  October 1820

1 Folio

Contents:
Records name of officer, rank, date of commission, and notes of promotion and resignation

Register of Certificates of Qualification of Magistrates, Deputy Lieutenants, and Officers in the Sussex Militia  RSR/MSS/3/21  1820-1825

1 vol


Related information: See also RSR/MSS/3/15

Contents:
Records name of individual, date of certificate, office, and particulars and valuation of estate. At back: (i) returns of officers in the regular militia in Sussex, giving name, rank, and date of commission, 1820-1831; (ii) returns of officers in the local militia in Sussex, giving name, rank, and date of commission, 1824; (iii) returns of officers in the local troops of yeomanry cavalry in Sussex, giving name, rank, and date of commission, 1820-1821; and (iv) state of the militia assembled for training at Chichester Barracks, listing officers, non-commissioned officers and drummers, and privates, September 1820

List of officers in the regular militia in Sussex recording name, rank, and date of commission  RSR/MSS/3/22  18 August 1821

1 Folio

Letter Book  RSR/MSS/3/23  1826-1854

1 vol

Contents:
A volume containing copies of out and in letters, 1826-1837 and 1842, and copies of out letters, 1852-1854. Principally the correspondence of the Colonel and Captain/Adjutant of The Royal Sussex Light Infantry Militia with the Secretary of State for War at the War Office and the Clerk to the General Meeting at County Hall, Lewes. Indexed

Notes on The Royal Sussex Light Infantry Militia  RSR/MSS/3/24  1854-1860

1 File

Contents:
Include notes on: (i) the embodiment of the Light Infantry Militia at Brighton, 18 December 1854; (ii) the parade on the occasion of Queen Victoria laying the foundation stone of Wellington College, 1856; (iii) the embodiment of the Light Infantry Militia at Chichester, 12 November 1857; (iv) the stationing in Dover and departure for Edinburgh, February-July 1858; (v) Captain Bethune's fight with an Irishman at Musselburgh Races, 1859; and (vi) the royal inspection of the army, including the Royal Sussex Militia, at Aldershot Camp, June 1860

Certificates of Service of Sergeant John James of Norwich  RSR/MSS/3/25  5 February 1861 - 10 February 1881

2 docs

Administrative history:
Enlisted in the 52nd Regiment of Light Infantry at Norwich on 7 December 1839. Transferred to The Royal Sussex Light Infantry Militia on 6 February 1861, and discharged at Dover on 10 February 1881

Correspondence of Lieutenant-Colonel H. C. Bridger concerning the history of The Royal Sussex Light Infantry Militia  RSR/MSS/3/26  1880-1883

1 File

Papers of Colonel S. R. Clarke, 3rd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, including regimental orders, memoranda, and correspondence  RSR/MSS/3/27  1886-1912

1 File

The Royal Sussex Regimental Club (3rd and 4th Battalions). Rules and regulations and list of members. Printed  RSR/MSS/3/28  1889

1 vol


Related information: See also RSR/MSS/3/30 and 3/38

Letter from The Under-Secretary of State, The War Office, to Colonel G. A. Hillyard, Crockerhill House, Chichester, concerning the award of a long service and good conduct medal to William Munroe, Drummer, 3rd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/MSS/3/29  28 November 1896

1 Folio

The Third Royal Sussex Regimental Club. Rules and regulations, lists of members, and menu cards  RSR/MSS/3/30  1898-1938

12 docs


Related information: See also RSR/MSS/3/28 and 3/38

The 3rd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. Officers' Mess. Visitors' Book. Incomplete  RSR/MSS/3/31  1901-1914

1 vol

Papers of Private Charles Elliott of Seaford, East Sussex  RSR/MSS/3/32  30 April 1902 - 18 October 1918

Administrative history:
Enlisted for The Royal Sussex Regiment on 28 September 1897, and served with the 1st Battalion in South Africa in 1900-1901. Discharged at Dover on 30 April 1902. Re-enlisted in the Special Reserve, 3rd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, on 24 May 1905, and discharged at Chichester on 23 May 1913

Contents:
The papers comprise: (i) 30 April 1902 - 23 May 1913. Certificates of Discharge (3 docs.), and (ii) 18 October 1918. Certificate of Discharge from liability for military service. (1 doc.)

Letters from Charles Amos, 3rd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, on St. Helena, forwarding a carved mahogany box made by the Boer Leader, De Wet, while a prisoner-of-war in Ianhole Fort  RSR/MSS/3/33  23-24 July 1902

2 docs

Digest of service of the 3rd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/MSS/3/34  1 April 1914 - 4 August 1919

1 vol

Contents:
Records additions to strength, training of men, drafting of reinforcements to overseas battalions, etc

Cuttings Book  RSR/MSS/3/35  20 May 1914-24 February 1919

1 vol

Contents:
A collection of newspaper cuttings, posters, programmes, telegrams, and other printed material compiled by Lieutenant-Colonel Cecil Alers Hankey. Relates to his command of the 3rd (Special Reserve) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, training drafts for overseas battalions, and to his command of the Newhaven Garrison and Newhaven Special Military Area. Also relates to the intervening period of his command of the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in France, August 1917 - February 1918, and to the celebrations of the armistice in Newhaven and Lewes in November 1918

Letters received by Corporal Arthur Nind of Billingshurst  RSR/MSS/3/36  25 May 1914-28 January 1919

33 Letters

Administrative history:
Corporal Nind served in the 3rd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, to the end of 1916, and subsequently in the 22nd Battalion, The Manchester Regiment, and the 4th Battalion, The Border Regiment. He was wounded in action while serving in The Manchester Regiment and was awarded the Military Medal

Contents:
The letters are principally from friends serving in other regiments including several from Private Harry Phillips of the Signals Section, The Manchester Regiment, in France and Italy

Telegrams received by the Commanding Officer, 3rd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in Chichester, announcing the order for mobilisation on the outbreak of the First World War  RSR/MSS/3/37  4 August 1914

2 docs

The Third Royal Sussex Regimental Club  RSR/MSS/3/38  5 October 1957

1 Folio


Related information: See also RSR/MSS/3/28 and 3/30

Contents:
A document to commemorate the last formal dinner of the Club comprising a seating plan with the signatures of the distinguished officers attending the dinner, held at Arundel Castle, under the patronage of the Duke of Norfolk. Framed

Notes relating to the Sussex Militia and to the prominent county families connected with it  RSR/MSS/3/39  n.d

1 vol

Contents:
Sources include: (i) J. Dallaway and E. Cartwright, History of the Western Division of the County of Sussex (1815, 1819, and 1830); (ii) T. W. Horsfield History, Antiquities, and Topography of the County of Sussex (1835); (iii) D. G. C. Elwes and C. J. Robinson History of the Castles, Mansions, and Manors of Western Sussex (1876); and (iv) M. A. Lower Worthies of Sussex (1865). Indexed

Notes relating to the Sussex Militia and to the prominent county families connected with it  RSR/MSS/3/40  n.d

1 vol

Contents:
Source: T. W. Horsfield History, Antiquities, and Topography of the County of Sussex (1835). Indexed

Notes relating to the Sussex Militia and to the prominent county families connected with it  RSR/MSS/3/41  n.d

1 vol

Contents:
Source: M. A. Lower A Compendious History of Sussex... (1870)
At back: Lists of officers of the Sussex Militia, 1779-1804, taken from Militia Lists in War Office records

Notes relating to the Sussex Militia and to the prominent county families connected with it  RSR/MSS/3/42  n.d

1 vol

Contents:
Sources: (i) T. W. Horsfield History, Antiquities, and Topography of the County of Sussex (1835), and (ii) M. A. Lower A Compendious History of Sussex... (1870)
Also includes extracts from the diary of Major Bethune of the proceedings of the Sussex Militia, 1853-1858. Indexed

Typescript list of documents of the Sussex Militia and the 3rd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, transferred to the West Sussex Record Office from the Regimental Museum in 1979. Includes regimental accession and document numbers  RSR/MSS/3/43  1979

1 Folio

RECORDS OF THE VOLUNTEER BATTALIONS AND THE 4th BATTALION, THE ROYAL SUSSEX REGIMENT (T.A.)  RSR/MSS/4/1-109  [n.d.]

Administrative history:
The volunteer movement can be traced back at least to the Napoleonic War period. It was revived and expanded in 1859 when fears of a war with France encouraged large numbers of men all over the country to enroll in newly-formed local corps designed to supplement the Regular military forces. In Sussex local corps of rifle volunteers were established in the principal towns, and in 1860 these were formed into three Administrative Battalions. The first two battalions were amalgamated in 1874, with their headquarters at Worthing, and six years later were consolidated into one regiment called the 2nd Sussex Rifle Volunteers. In 1887 the title was changed to the 2nd Volunteer Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, and it became more closely allied to the Regular regiment. The third battalion, with its headquarters at Brighton, became, respectively, the 1st Sussex Rifle Volunteers and then the 1st Volunteer Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. During the South African War the battalions supplied men for the Volunteer Active Service Companies which were attached to the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment
In 1908 the Volunteer Force came to an end. In Sussex the 1st Volunteer Battalion was disbanded, but the 2nd Volunteer Battalion was transferred as a complete unit to the new Territorial Force and became the 4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. During the First World War the 4th Battalion was employed against the Turks in the Middle East and, later, against the Germans in France and Belgium. In the Second World War the two territorial battalions of the regiment, the 4th and the 5th (Cinque Ports), were linked with the 2nd Battalion in the 133rd Infantry Brigade, and served in France, Belgium, and North Africa. The 4th Battalion suffered heavy casualties during the Battle of El Alamein in October 1942, which effectively ended its independent existence. The title 4/5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion was taken by the 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion in order to preserve the identity of the old 4th Battalion. The Territorial Army was re-constituted after the War with only one infantry battalion, the 5th, in Sussex, but in 1948 the title 4/5th Battalion was again introduced to protect the identity of the old 4th Battalion

Annual Accounts of the 9th Sussex Rifle Volunteer Corps (Arundel Corps)  RSR/MSS/4/1  1860-1879

86 docs

Contents:
Comprising, for most years, a list of subscribers, band accounts, particulars of receipts and expenditure, and general accounts

Cuttings Book  RSR/MSS/4/2  20 July 1861 - 5 July 1862

1 vol

Contents:
A volume containing newspaper cuttings relating to the 1st Sussex Rifle Volunteer Corps (Brighton Corps)

Certificate of Efficiency of Henry R. Cutten, 10th Sussex Rifle Volunteer Corps (Chichester Corps)  RSR/MSS/4/3  1 December 1865

1 Folio

Minute Book. 1st Sussex Rifle Volunteers (Brighton Corps)  RSR/MSS/4/4  1867-1907

1 vol

Contents:
A volume containing the minutes of meetings of officers of the 1st Sussex Rifle Volunteers and also lists of subscriptions and copies of accounts

Annual Reports of the 9th Sussex Rifle Volunteer Corps (Arundel Corps)  RSR/MSS/4/5  1873-1879

Contents:
Comprising: (i) 28 March 1873. Annual Report of the Treasurer (2 ff.), and (ii) March 1879. Annual Report of the Honorary Secretary (2 ff.)

Captain's Report for the year ending 28th February 1879 on the general state and efficiency of the 9th Sussex Rifle Volunteer Corps (Arundel Corps)  RSR/MSS/4/6  1879

1 Folio

Annual Accounts and Agenda for Annual General Meeting of 'F' Company, 2nd Sussex Rifle Volunteers (formerly 9th Sussex Rifle Volunteer Corps)  RSR/MSS/4/7  1879-1880

4 docs

Miscellaneous papers relating to the 2nd Sussex Rifle Volunteers, the 2nd Volunteer Battalion, and the 4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, contained in a pouch engraved 'William Oxley, Underscar'  RSR/MSS/4/8-24  3 March 1880 - 7 November 1911

Standing Orders of the 2nd Sussex Rifle Volunteers  RSR/MSS/4/8  3 March 1880

2 ff

Contents:
Printed. Annotated

Rules of the 2nd Sussex Rifle Volunteers  RSR/MSS/4/9  1880-1896

3 docs

Contents:
Printed

Correspondence, memoranda, and extracts from regimental orders concerning allowances from the regimental fund for the use of the rifle ranges  RSR/MSS/4/10  8 March 1882 - 7 October 1891

6 docs

Letters to Major James R. Pearless, 'C' Company, 2nd Volunteer Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment (East Grinstead and Crawley Corps), from Messrs. Hunt, Currey, Nicholson, and Co., of Lewes, solicitors, regarding the use of manorial land [in Ashdown Forest] for rifle ranges  RSR/MSS/4/11  2 April 1884 - 2 December 1890

2 Letters

Form of Enrolment of Volunteers  RSR/MSS/4/12  1887

1 Folio

Contents:
Printed

Copy. Letter from Major James R. Pearless, 'C' Company, 2nd Volunteer Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, to the adjutant, concerning the construction of the rifle range at Tompsett's Bank in Ashdown Forest  RSR/MSS/4/13  4 March 1890

1 Folio

Correspondence concerning the granting of concessionary fares for Volunteers travelling by rail to and from the rifle ranges at Forest Row  RSR/MSS/4/14  19 June 1891 - 2 October 1896

9 Letters

Programmes for the annual prize meeting of 'C' Company, 2nd Volunteer Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, held at the range, Tompsett's Bank, in Ashdown Forest  RSR/MSS/4/15  1891-1894

6 docs

Contents:
Printed

Orders for the year 1892-1893 for 'C' Company, 2nd Volunteer Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/MSS/4/16  1 October 1892

2 ff

Memoranda regarding the cyclist section of 'C' Company, 2nd Volunteer Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/MSS/4/17  8 December 1893-2 February 1898

2 docs

Correspondence concerning the conservation of Ashdown Forest and the use of land in the Forest for rifle ranges by the 2nd Volunteer Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/MSS/4/18  19 December 1894-2 March 1897

2 Letters

Rules of the Sussex Twenty Club. Handbook listing names of officers, rules, and bye-laws of the Sussex Twenty Club, formed for shooting matches and for recording the scores of Volunteers and Yeomen in the county of Sussex. Printed  RSR/MSS/4/19  1895

1 vol

Report of the Captain of the Day, 2nd Volunteer Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/MSS/4/20  [1890s]

1 Folio

Contents:
Printed

Objectives and instructions for a tactical march by the 4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, between 20-23 July 1909  RSR/MSS/4/21  1909

1 Folio

Contents:
Printed

Programme of Work. Annual training, 4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/MSS/4/22  31 May-26 June 1911

5 ff

Contents:
Printed

Battalion Orders. Daily Battalion Orders issued by the officer commanding 4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at Horsham  RSR/MSS/4/23  7 November 1911

1 Folio

Contents:
Printed

Memoranda concerning drill prizes  RSR/MSS/4/24  n.d

1 Folio

Commission of the Honourable Keith Turnour (Featherstonhaugh) as Adjutant in the 2nd Sussex Rifle Volunteers  RSR/MSS/4/25  13 March 1882

1 Folio

Contents:
Signed by Queen Victoria and Hugh C. E. Childers, Secretary for War

Annual Reports of the Finance Committee of 'C' Company (East Grinstead and Crawley Corps) of the 2nd Sussex Rifle Volunteers, the 2nd Volunteer Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, and the 4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. Printed  RSR/MSS/4/26  1883-1914

25 vols

Contents:
Incomplete series

Papers of Captain C. G. A. Nix, 2nd Volunteer Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/MSS/4/27-29  8 November 1890 - 4 November 1903

Certificate of Proficiency of Sergeant C. G. A. Nix, 4th Eton College Volunteer Battalion  RSR/MSS/4/27  8 November 1890

1 Folio

Certificate of Musketry of Lieutenant C. G. A. Nix, 2nd Volunteer Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, from the School of Musketry, Hythe  RSR/MSS/4/28  30 June 1897

1 Folio

Letter to Captain Nix, Tilgate, Crawley, from the Duke of Norfolk, concerning a period of sabbatical leave from the Battalion  RSR/MSS/4/29  4 November 1903

1 Letter

Battalion Orders. Special Battalion Orders concerning the role of the 2nd Volunteer Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, on the occasion of the visit to Worthing of the Duke of Connaught on 17 November 1894  RSR/MSS/4/30  12 November 1894

1 Folio

Register of Honorary Members of the Officers' Mess of the 2nd Volunteer Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, and the 4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. Records names and addresses of those invited to be honorary members of the Officers' Mess. Arranged alphabetically by name  RSR/MSS/4/31  1897-1939

1 vol

Papers of Major S. W. P. Beale  RSR/MSS/4/32-44  4 October 1898-8 August 1915

Administrative history:
Sydney Beale came from an East Grinstead family. As a Lieutenant he was sent out to South Africa in May 1901 in command of the 2nd Volunteer Active Service Company to reinforce the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. The Company was relieved at the end of the war in June 1902. He was subsequently promoted to Major and served with the 4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, as part of the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force during the First World War

Certificate of Proficiency of 2nd Lieutenant S. W. P. Beale, 2nd Volunteer Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, stationed at Chichester  RSR/MSS/4/32  4 October 1898

1 Folio

Copies of letters written by Beale, principally to his parents and sisters, while serving with the 2nd Volunteer Company during the South African War  RSR/MSS/4/33  1 May 1901 - 1 June 1902

316 ff

Contents:
The letters include detailed accounts of his experiences as intelligence officer to Lieutenant-Colonel du Moulin's column of mounted infantry including patrols, scouting missions, capture of prisoners, and actions with the enemy. They also include observations on the topography, flora and fauna of South Africa, and the writer's thoughts on the Boers and their fight for independence

Pamphlet published by the authority of Lord Kitchener, Commander-in-Chief in South Africa, for the information of the burghers of the former Orange Free State and South African Republic, including his proclamation calling for the surrender of those still in arms against the King  RSR/MSS/4/34  7 August 1901

5 ff. 2 copies

Carbon copies of intelligence messages concerning engagements with the enemy, capture of Boer prisoners, movement of enemy troops, etc. Despatched by intelligence officers serving with Lieutenant-Colonel du Moulin's column. (1 vol.)  RSR/MSS/4/35  7 October 1901 - 20 February 1902

Contents:
Enclosed: counterfoils for pay received by intelligence agents, interpreters, and scouts with du Moulin's column. (4 docs.)

Copy of notice found by du Moulin's column posted in a farm in the Orange River Colony declaring the determination of the 'true Africanders' to continue to fight for the freedom of their country  RSR/MSS/4/36  11 October 1901

1 Folio

Column Orders  RSR/MSS/4/37  29 October 1901

1 Folio

Contents:
Lieutenant-Colonel du Moulin's column. Issued at Ventershock and referring to an action at De Put on 26 October

Duplicate. Pay List of the 2nd Volunteer Company, 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in South Africa  RSR/MSS/4/38  November 1901 - March 1902

1 vol

Contents:
Records details of pay for non-commissioned officers and men, and includes summaries, abstracts, and balance sheets. Also contains memoranda regarding deaths, transfers, and leave

Column Orders  RSR/MSS/4/39  24 December 1901

1 Folio

Contents:
Lieutenant-Colonel du Moulin's column. Issued at Vlakfontein and referring to prisoners and equipment captured during an attack on enemy positions

Draft. Open Letter to officers, officials, and burghers of the South African Republic from Louis Botha and L. W. Bruger announcing the signing of the peace settlement at Vereeniging and expressing gratitude for their services during the war  RSR/MSS/4/40  31 May 1902

1 Folio

The Tick. Weekly publication of the prisoners-of-war in Umbilo Camp, Durban, including an announcement of the signing of the peace settlement  RSR/MSS/4/41  5 June 1902

2 ff

Printed notice signed by Colonel A. J. Price, The Castle, St. Helena, concerning the Oath of Allegiance to be signed by burghers of the former Orange Free State and South African Republic  RSR/MSS/4/42  14 June 1902

1 Folio

Nominal Roll of the non-commissioned officers and men of the 2nd Volunteer Company, 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in South Africa  RSR/MSS/4/43  [c.1901-1902]

2 ff


Related information: See also RSR/MSS/1/98-126 and 13/31 for records relating to the 1st Battalion and the two Volunteer Battalions during the South African War

Contents:
Records regimental number, rank, name, and notes on deaths, hospitalisation, transfers, and leave

Diary of Major S. W. P. Beale, 4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/MSS/4/44  26 July 1914 - 8 August 1915

1 vol


Related information: See also RSR/MSS/4/69 and 4/73 for other records relating to the service of Major Beale during the First World War. See also RSR/PH/4/40 for photograph of Major Beale. The full dress uniform of Major Beale is in The Royal Sussex Regiment Museum (1980)

Contents:
A personal diary containing details of the annual training on Salisbury Plain, the preparation for active service at Newhaven, and the departure for service with the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force in July 1915

Rules of the 2nd Volunteer Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. Printed  RSR/MSS/4/45  1899

2 ff

Records of Private G. Swaysland  RSR/MSS/4/46-48  1900-1970

Administrative history:
Private Swaysland served in the 2nd Volunteer Active Service Company, attached to the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, during the South African War. He served in the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, during the First World War

Photograph of Roll of Honour of officers, non-commissioned officers, and men of the 1st Volunteer Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, who volunteered for active service during the South African War  RSR/MSS/4/46  1900-1902

1 Photograph

Summary of career details of Private Swaysland compiled in 1970 by Major J. F. Ainsworth, The Royal Sussex Regimental Association  RSR/MSS/4/47  1900-1918

1 Folio

Tape recording of conversation between Major Ainsworth and Mr. Swaysland at Pouchlands Hospital, Chailey  RSR/MSS/4/48  10 April 1970

1 Tape

Discharge papers of Private Frank (Eric) Armitage of Lewes. Enlisted in Volunteer Company, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at Hastings on 22 March 1900, and served during the South African War. Discharged at Chichester on 1 July 1902. Photocopies  RSR/MSS/4/49  1 July 1902

4 ff

Record of the Second Volunteer Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment, from 1859 to 1903  RSR/MSS/4/50  1903

1 vol., 2 copies


Related information: See also RSR/MSS/4/62 and 4/107

Contents:
Revised and corrected by Major B. T. Hodgson, V.D. Includes appendices containing lists of field officers and staff of the battalion; lists of officers of the individual companies; list of sergeant-instructors; list of annual camps; summary of annual returns of strength; and summary of war service of individual officers. Printed

Field Service Pocket Book of Colour Sergeant W. Hook of 'F' Company, 4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment (Arundel Corps)  RSR/MSS/4/51  1908

1 vol

Contents:
A pocket book published by the War Office and containing information, instructions, and regulations concerning service in the Field

Company Orders. Monthly Orders issued by the commanding officer, 'G' Company, 4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment (Chichester Corps). Printed  RSR/MSS/4/52  October 1909

1 Folio

Battalion Orders. Battalion Orders issued by the commanding officer, 4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at Worthing  RSR/MSS/4/53  19 January 1910

1 Folio

Company Mobilisation Orders  RSR/MSS/4/54  1 February 1910

1 Folio

Contents:
Company Orders issued by the commanding officer, 'E' Company, 4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment (Horsham Corps). Printed

Papers of Sergeant John Parkhurst of Horsham  RSR/MSS/4/55  4 August 1914 - 30 October 1958

Administrative history:
Served in the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, 1888-1908, and transferred to the Territorial Force on 2 April 1908. Discharged on 1 April 1917. Served in the Royal Observer Corps in Horsham during the Second World War

Contents:
The papers comprise: (i) 4 August 1914. Territorial Force. Notice to attend at the Drill Hall in Horsham on the embodiment of the 4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment (1 folio); (ii) 1 April 1917. Certificate of character and certificate of discharge on discharge from the Territorial Force (2 docs.); (iii) 9 July - 28 December 1921. Correspondence concerning Mr. Parkhurst's service as a Special Constable during the Coal Strike (2 letters); (iv) 22 December 1942 - 26 August 1943. Correspondence concerning Mr. Parkhurst's service in the Royal Observer Corps (4 letters); and (iv) 30 October 1958. Copy of letter to the Duke of Norfolk from Mr. Parkhurst's widow relating his services. (1 folio.)

Standing Orders for the Expeditionary Force. By Field-Marshal Sir J. D. P. French  RSR/MSS/4/56  9 August 1914

Contents:
A pocket book containing information, instructions, and regulations for officers and men serving in the British Expeditionary Force overseas. Printed. (1 vol.)
Enclosed: 16 July 1958. Letter from the depositor including list of items deposited. (2 ff.)

Papers of Private Ernest George Richardson of Streat, Hassocks  RSR/MSS/4/57  August 1914-1928


Related information: The medals of Private E. G. Richardson are now in the medal collection of The Royal Sussex Regimental Museum (1980). See RSR/MSS/5/88 for papers of Lance-Corporal Albert Richardson, brother of Private E. G. Richardson

Administrative history:
Served in 'B' Company, 4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in Egypt, Palestine, and France during the First World War. Killed in action at Soissons on 29 July 1918

Contents:
The papers comprise: (i) August 1914-November 1917. Photographs of Private Richardson (4 photographs); (ii) 17 July 1915 - 21 July 1918. Letters from Private Richardson to his parents in Hassocks (20 letters); (iii) 7 February 1918. Letter from Private Richardson to his brother, Albert, serving in the 5th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in Italy (1 letter); (iv) 25 October 1918 - 26 May 1919. Letters to Private Richardson's mother regarding his death in the battle at Soissons (6 letters); (v) 1919. Eulogy to the memory of Private Richardson (1 folio); (vi) 1919. Covering letters from Infantry Record Office, Hounslow, to Private Richardson's mother, enclosing his war medals (2 letters); (vii) 1928. Memorial Register. Soissons Memorial. Names N-Y. Published by the Imperial War Graves Commission (1 vol.); and (viii) n.d. Newspaper cuttings, some relating to the war service of the 4th Battalion (13 items)

Cuttings from local and national newspapers concerning the First World War  RSR/MSS/4/58  August 1914 - February 1918

32 Items

Contents:
Mostly relating to the service of the 4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, during the Gallipoli campaign, between July-December 1915

Newhaven Fortress News  RSR/MSS/4/59  20 November - 24 December 1914

2 docs

Contents:
Copies of the weekly journal of the Sussex Fortress R.E. Camp, Newhaven

Record of Service of Officers of the 4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/MSS/4/60  1914-1918

1 vol

Contents:
Records name, rank, date of gazette, dates of promotion, dates of service overseas, notes on military honours, notes on war service (killed, wounded, captured, etc.), and name and address of next of kin. Indexed

Field Service Post Card  RSR/MSS/4/61  1914-1918

1 doc

Contents:
Printed postcard for use by troops serving overseas during the First World War

Record of the Fourth Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment, from 1859 to 1913  RSR/MSS/4/62  1914

1 vol


Related information: See also RSR/MSS/4/50 and 4/107

Contents:
Compiled by Major B. T. Hodgson, V.D. Includes appendices containing list of field officers and staff of the battalion; lists of officers of the individual companies; list of sergeant-instructors; list of annual camps; summary of annual returns of strength; and summary of war service of individual officers. Printed

War Diary  RSR/MSS/4/63  16 July 1915 - 8 September 1919

1 File

Contents:
Official War Diary of the 4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, comprising duplicates of original summaries of daily events
These are duplicates of the original summaries except for those covering the periods July-December 1915, July - December 1916, and January 1917 which are subsequent copies

War Diary  RSR/MSS/4/64  16 July 1915 - 1 August 1919

1 vol


Related information: See RSR/MSS/5/71 for original War Diary of the 5th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment

Contents:
Typescript copy of the official War Diary of the 4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment
Also includes
16 February 1915 - 17 March 1919. War Diary. Typescript copy of the official War Diary of the 5th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment

Cuttings Books  RSR/MSS/4/65-66  19 August 1915-19 November 1917

2 vols

Contents:
Volumes containing newspaper cuttings, mostly from The Times and The Sussex Daily News, concerning the fighting in Egypt and Palestine and the service of the 4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment

Sussex and the War. Articles from The Sussex Daily News on the proceedings of the 4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in Gallipoli, and the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in France and Flanders, including reports of the fighting, casualty lists, and extracts from letters written home by officers and men of the Regiment  RSR/MSS/4/67  August-September 1915

1 vol

Contents:
At back: photographs from newspapers of naval vessels of the Second World War and of the victory celebrations in 1945

Diary of Corporal W. Davis of Arundel, 4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, on active service in Egypt and Palestine  RSR/MSS/4/68  30 October 1915 - 21 June 1918

1 vol

Contents:
A pocket book containing daily notes on the campaign against the Turks and including verses of poetry, lists of men in his platoon, copies of orders, copies of firing instructions, etc

Recruiting Poster for 'C' Company, 4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, inviting men of East Grinstead to 'Fill the gaps in the ranks'  RSR/MSS/4/69  1915


Related information: See also RSR/MSS/4/32-44 and 4/73 for papers of Major Beale

Contents:
Incorporates an extract from a letter written by Major S. W. P. Beale serving in Gallipoli. (1 doc. 30" x 20")

Recruiting Poster for 'C' Company, 4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/MSS/4/70  1915

Contents:
A smaller version of RSR/MSS/4/69. (1 doc. 8" x 5".)

Maps of Gallipoli  RSR/MSS/4/71  1915

2 docs

Contents:
Reproduced by the Survey Department, Egypt. Scales 1:250,000 and 1:20,000

Nominal Roll of non-commissioned officers and men of the 4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, who landed at Suvla Bay in Gallipoli on 8 August 1915. Records regimental number, rank, name, and date of enlistment of those who sailed from the U.K. in July 1915. Deletions signify those left behind as re-inforcements in Egypt  RSR/MSS/4/72  1915

1 File

Personal accounts of the service of the 4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, during the First World War  RSR/MSS/4/73-74  1915-1919

Extracts from the diary of Lieutenant-Colonel W. R. Campion, Commanding, 4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. Entries refer to training in England, embarkation from Plymouth on 17 July, landing at Suvla Bay on 8 August, and evacuation for Egypt on 13 December. Includes notes on officers deserving of commendation  RSR/MSS/4/73  24 April 1915 - 15 February 1916

4 ff


Related information: See also RSR/MSS/4/32-44 and 4/69 for other papers of Major Beale

Contents:
Colonel Campion was committed to hospital on 5 October and Major S. W. P. Beale assumed command until 23 December when Lieutenant-Colonel H. S. Ashworth took over. The diary was continued from 5 October by Major Beale. The extracts were compiled by Major J. F. Ainsworth, The Royal Sussex Regimental Association

Notes by Captain J. R. Warren on the rôle of the 4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, principally during the Egyptian and Palestine campaign of 1917-1918. (4 ff.)  RSR/MSS/4/74  17 July 1915 - 17 June 1919

Contents:
Attached: 22 November 1941. Covering letter from Brevet Colonel J. R. Warren to Major C. F. A. Nix, 4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. (1 folio.)
Colonel Warren was Commanding Officer of the 4th Battalion, 1928-1931

Battalion Orders. Drafts of daily Battalion Orders issued by Lieutenant-Colonel H. S. Ashworth, Commanding, 4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in Egypt  RSR/MSS/4/75  3 January - 4 March 1916

1 vol

Letters written by Private (later Lance-Corporal) Reginald H. Sims to his parents and family in Pagham while serving with the 4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in Egypt, Palestine, France, Belgium, and Germany  RSR/MSS/4/76-79  12 January 1916 - 17 August 1919

Letters written by Private Sims while serving with 'D' Company, 4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in Egypt  RSR/MSS/4/76  12 January - 29 December 1916

68 Letters

Letters written by Private Sims while serving with 'D' Company in Egypt and Palestine. Include reference to the first Battle of Gaza on 26-27 March, the second Battle of Gaza on 19 April, and the advance through Beersheba in November  RSR/MSS/4/77  4 January - 25 December 1917

46 Letters

Letters written by Private Sims while serving with 'D' Company in Palestine, France, and Belgium. Refer to the Battle of Soissons in July, the celebration of the armistice, and the move to the Rhine Army Bridgehead  RSR/MSS/4/78  8 January-26 December 1918

35 Letters

Letters written by Lance-Corporal Sims while serving with the 4th Battalion stationed at Bröl, Siegburg, Neunkirchen, and Wahn as part of the British Army of Occupation in the Rhineland  RSR/MSS/4/79  1 January - 17 August 1919

48 Letters

Memoirs of service with the 4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in Egypt, Palestine, France, Belgium, and Germany. Compiled by Reginald H. Sims of Bognor  RSR/MSS/4/80  1 February 1916 - 10 August 1919

Contents:
Mr. Sims served as a Private and (later) Lance-Corporal in 'D' Company, 4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, during the First World War. The memoirs comprise extracts taken from letters written to his parents and family in Pagham (see RSR/MSS/4/76-79). They include detailed accounts of the fighting against the Turks in Egypt and Palestine and the Germans in France and Belgium, and of service with the British Army of Occupation in the Rhineland after the signing of the armistice. (1 file. 2 copies.)
Also included: 31 March 1978. A memoir of Company Sergeant Major Fred ('Nip') Slaughter of Arundel, 4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, during the First World War. Compiled by R. H. Sims, (5 ff.)

Leave Passes. Certificates authorising periods of leave for visiting Chichester for Privates P. and R. P. Lewis, 4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, stationed at Tunbridge Wells and Horsham  RSR/MSS/4/81  8 November 1916-31 October 1917

2 docs

Extract from The London Gazette. Citation of Corporal P. Bryant, 4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, for the Distinguished Conduct Medal for conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty  RSR/MSS/4/82  19 April 1917

1 Folio

Contents:
Also included: four photographs of officers and non-commissioned officers of the 4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment

Battalion Orders. Original Battalion Orders issued by Lieutenant-Colonel T. M. Bridges, Commanding, 4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in Palestine  RSR/MSS/4/83  26 October 1917 - 15 February 1918

1 vol

Papers relating to the Northamptonshire contingent of the 4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, and to the sinking of their troopship Transylvania on 4 May 1917  RSR/MSS/4/84  1917-1967


Related information: See also RSR/PH/4/60 for photographs of the Northamptonshire contingent, 1917-1919, and of re-unions and remembrances, 1928-1977

Contents:
In 1916 a number of bootmakers in Kettering, previously classed as in a reserved occupation, were called up, and 120 were sent for training to Horsham as reinforcements for the 4th Battalion. In April 1917 they crossed France by train and sailed from Marseilles in the P. and O. liner Transylvania on 3 May. On 4 May the liner was torpedoed and several men were drowned. The survivors were landed at Savona, Italy, and eventually joined the 4th Battalion in Palestine. They served with the 4th Battalion in Palestine and France for the remainder of the War
The papers comprise: (i) 7 May 1917. Printed address to the English troops from the Mayor of Savona, Italy (1 folio); (ii) [1917] verses on the Loss of the Transylvania by George J. Mabbott (2 ff. 2 copies); (iii) 1919. Printed greeting cards from Lance-Corporal Percy Tressler and Private W. H. Turner, 4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment (2 docs.); (iv) [1933]. Newspaper cutting of report of first re-union of the Northamptonshire branch of the Old Comrades Association in Kettering (1 doc.); (v) 23 March 1935. Menu and Toast List for third re-union dinner of the Northamptonshire branch of the Old Comrades Association (1 doc.); and (vi) [1967]. Newspaper cuttings regarding the fiftieth anniversary of the sinking of the Transylvania (4 docs.)

Papers relating to the award of the Croix de Guerre to Corporal George Arthur Purver, 4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, for gallantry during the operations near Soissons on 29 July 1918  RSR/MSS/4/85  29 July 1918 - 14 January 1919

3 docs

Papers of Captain A. W. Richardson, 4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/MSS/4/86  September 1918

Contents:
The papers comprise: (i) n.d. Personal account of the action at Kemmel, Belgium, on 1 September 1918, for which (then) 2nd Lieutenant Richardson was awarded the Military Cross (1 folio); and (ii) 26 September 1918. Army Orders. List of recipients of awards for gallantry and devotion to duty in action, including the award of the Military Cross to 2nd Lieutenant Richardson (1 folio. 2 copies)
The M.C. awarded to 2nd Lieutenant Richardson is now in the medal collection of The Royal Sussex Regimental Museum (1980)

Nominal Roll of non-commissioned officers and men of the 4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. Records regimental number, name, religion, age on enlistment, date of enlistment, terms of service, date service reckons from, rank and date of promotion to Lance-Corporal, date service extended or re-engaged, qualifications, former occupation, and name and address of next of kin  RSR/MSS/4/87  1918

40 ff

Records of Private George Perry of Chichester, 4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action at Soissons in France on 29 July 1918. The records comprise: (i) n.d. Printed memorial signed by George V (1 folio); (ii) n.d. Commemorative scroll in recognition of the war service of Private Perry (1 folio); and (iii) n.d. Memorial plaque inscribed with the name of Private Perry (1 item)  RSR/MSS/4/88  [1918]

The Cologne Post. Two issues of a daily newspaper published by the Army of Occupation in the Rhineland containing articles on the peace settlement submitted to the Germans in May 1919 and signed by them on 28 June 1919  RSR/MSS/4/89  8 May - 29 June 1919

2 docs

Provisional Scheme of Advance in the Event of Renewal of Hostilities. Programme for the advance of the 1st Eastern Brigade Group, including the 4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in the event of the Germans failing to accept the peace settlement  RSR/MSS/4/90  23 May 1919

2 ff

Provisional Scheme for Advance in the Event of a Renewal of Hostilities. Programme for the advance of the 4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in the event of the Germans failing to accept the peace settlement  RSR/MSS/4/91  26 May 1919

3 ff

Company Orders. Printed copies of monthly Company Orders issued by the officer commanding, 'C' Company, 4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at Arundel and Worthing  RSR/MSS/4/92  November 1920-January 1923

17 docs

Cuttings Book. A collection of newspaper cuttings and photographs relating to the 4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, compiled by Captain J. S. Cassels and presented to the officers of the Battalion on his relinquishing the Adjutancy. Refers to training camps, sporting events, social occasions, re-unions, remembrance services, parades, and marriages and deaths of officers  RSR/MSS/4/93  26 January 1925 - 31 July 1936

1 vol

Records relating to camp training of the 4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/MSS/4/94  1935-1936

Contents:
The papers comprise: (i) 1935. Camp Administrative Instructions. Booklet containing administrative instructions relating to camp training at Wannock, near Eastbourne, 19 May - 2 June 1935 (1 doc.); (ii) 1935. Camp Training Programme. Booklet containing daily programme of camp training at Wannock, near Eastbourne, 19 May - 2 June 1935 (1 doc.); and (iii) 1936. Camp Training Programme. Booklet containing daily programme of camp training at Falmer, 7-21 June 1936 (1 doc.)

Cuttings Book. A collection of cuttings mainly from The Sussex Daily News and relating to the 4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. Refers principally to training camps, sporting events, and social occasions at Horsham. Presented to the officers of the 4th Battalion by Major G. F. Paterson, 8 February 1937. (1 vol.)  RSR/MSS/4/95  14 December 1936-16 January 1939

Contents:
At back: 27 April 1939. Telegram to the commanding officer, 4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in Horsham, from Leslie Hore Belisha at the War Office, congratulating him on reaching war establishment. (1 folio)

Record of Service of the 4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at the coronation of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth on 12 May 1937. Printed  RSR/MSS/4/96  1937

1 vol

War Diary. Typescript copy of the official War Diary of the 4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, containing a narrative account of the proceedings of the battalion in Belgium and France, nominal roll of officers and other ranks, nominal roll of casualties, list of recommendations for awards, and lists of awards. (1 file. 5 copies.)  RSR/MSS/4/97  9 April - 30 May 1940

Contents:
Enclosed: (i) 1939. Ordnance Survey Maps of north-west Europe. Scale 1:250,000 (8 sheets); and (ii) 28-29 May 1940. Copies of War Messages from Lieutenant-Colonel L. G. Whistler and Major J. B. Ashworth, 4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, to 133rd Infantry Brigade. (3 docs.)

Field Message Book of Lieutenant-Colonel Lashmer Gordon Whistler, Commanding, 4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/MSS/4/98  May-July 1940

1 vol

Order of Service and copy of address by the Reverend S. E. Pritchard for the Drum-Head Service held on 'Quebec Sunday' for the 4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. Printed  RSR/MSS/4/99  1940

2 docs

Training Diary. Official Training Diary of the 4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in Kent. Signed by Lieutenant-Colonel Lashmer Gordon Whistler, Commanding Officer  RSR/MSS/4/100  1 May 1941 - 24 May 1942

1 File

With the 4th Battalion Royal Sussex at El Alamein. An account of the role of the 4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, as part of the 133rd Infantry Brigade during the Battle of El Alamein. Author unknown - possibly the chaplain to the 4th Battalion  RSR/MSS/4/101  23 October - 1 November 1942

4 ff


Related information: See RSR/MSS/2/138-155 for papers relating to the operations of the 133rd Infantry Brigade in the Western Desert between August-November 1942

Letter from Brigadier A. W. Lee, Commanding, 133rd Infantry Brigade, to Major J. S. Freeland, 4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, concerning the re-organisation of The Royal Sussex Brigade and re-formation of the 4th Battalion following the unsuccessful night attack on the enemy position known as 'Woodcock on 27-28 October during the Battle of El Alamein. (2 ff.)  RSR/MSS/4/102  11 November 1942


Related information: See RSR/MSS/2/138-153 for papers of Major-General Lee concerning the operations of the 133rd Infantry Brigade between August-November 1942

Contents:
Enclosed: [3] November 1942. Congratulatory message addressed to the men of The Royal Sussex Brigade following the capture of 'Woodcock' on the night of 1-2 November. (1 folio)

Travelling Map of Palestine. Scale 1:250,000. Includes town plans of Haifa and Jerusalem. Scale 1:40,000. Endorsed: Brigadier C. P. W. Perceval  RSR/MSS/4/103  1942

1 doc

Letter from Lieutenant-Colonel C. F. A. Nix to the Editor, The Roussillon Gazette, concerning a trip to Belgium and France to re-visit the scene of actions involving the 4th Battalion. The Royal Sussex Regiment, during the Second World War  RSR/MSS/4/104  20 October 1947

3 ff. 2 copies

Playing Soldiers. An article published in Blackwoods Magazine. Written by J. N. P. Watson and containing recollections of his father, Lieutenant Gerard Watson, 4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, killed during the withdrawal to Dunkirk in May 1940  RSR/MSS/4/105  August 1969

5 ff

Newspaper cutting concerning the raising of a company of volunteers at Iping in 1804-1805. Includes a copy of the rules and the nominal roll of the volunteers  RSR/MSS/4/106  n.d

1 Folio

The Account of the 4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment (T.A.) from 1908 to 1940. A history of the 4th Battalion compiled by Major J. F. Ainsworth, The Royal Sussex Regimental Association. Typescript  RSR/MSS/4/107  n.d

1 File


Related information: See also RSR/MSS/4/50 and 4/62 for Record of Service of the 2nd Volunteer Battalion, 1859-1903, and the 4th Battalion, 1859-1913

Typescript list of documents of the Volunteer Battalions transferred to the West Sussex Record Office from the Regimental Museum in 1979. Includes regimental accession and document numbers  RSR/MSS/4/108  1979

2 ff

Typescript list of documents of the 4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment (T.A.), transferred to the West Sussex Record Office from the Regimental Museum in 1979. Includes regimental accession and document numbers  RSR/MSS/4/109  1979

2 ff

RECORDS OF THE CINQUE PORTS VOLUNTEERS, THE CINQUE PORTS LOCAL MILITIA, THE 1st CINQUE PORTS RIFLE VOLUNTEERS, AND THE 5th (CINQUE PORTS) BATTALION, THE ROYAL SUSSEX REGIMENT (T.A.)  RSR/MSS/5/1-124  [n.d.]

Administrative history:
In 1794, owing to the fear of invasion from France, the government encouraged the raising of extra troops for the defence of the Realm, including a large body of Cavalry and Infantry recruited by voluntary enlistment. Local companies of part-time volunteers were formed in the Cinque Ports and remained in service until the signing of the Peace of Amiens in 1802. A year later, amidst renewed fears of invasion, William Pitt the Younger, Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports, helped to re-form the local companies of 1794-1802 into a new Regiment of Cinque Ports Volunteers. This regiment remained in service until 1810 when changes in the militia system came into force. The demands of the Peninsular War necessitated the drafting of militia men into the regular army and the establishment of a new local militia, primarily for home defence. The Local Militia Act of 1808 created a new reserve force intended to replace the volunteers and in 1810 the Earl of Liverpool, who had succeeded Pitt as Lord Warden, established the Cinque Ports Regiment of Local Militia. With the end of the Peninsular War in 1814 and the eventual defeat of Napoleon in 1815 the need for a reserve force ceased. The volunteers were disbanded in 1814 and the local militia were disembodied in 1816
During the ensuing period of peace various companies of the Cinque Ports Volunteers preserved some continuity by forming themselves into rifle clubs. In 1859, to meet the threat of a resurgent France under Napoleon III, Lord Palmerston promoted the revival of the volunteer movement, and the formation of local bodies of rifle volunteers was officially encouraged. In the Cinque Ports the rifle club at Hastings was the first to volunteer, forming the 1st Corps of the Cinque Ports Rifle Volunteers, and by the end of the following year the strength of the volunteers had increased to eight companies
In November 1861 the War Office authorised Palmerston to organise the Cinque Ports Volunteers into two Administrative Battalions, one in Sussex (based at Hastings) and the other in Kent (based at Dover). In 1880 the former became known as the 1st Cinque Ports Rifle Volunteer Corps. It was the third volunteer battalion to be affiliated to The Royal Sussex Regiment, the others being the 1st Volunteer Battalion (at Brighton) and the 2nd Volunteer Battalion (at Worthing)
During the Boer War the three volunteer battalions formed Volunteer Active Service Companies to serve with the regular battalion, the 1st, in South Africa. In 1908 the old volunteer movement came to an end, and on 1 April the 1st Cinque Ports Rifle Volunteer Corps was transferred to the new Territorial Force. It became the 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in the 44th (Home Counties) Division
During the First World War the 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion initially served with the 2nd Battalion. The Royal Sussex Regiment, as part of the 2nd Brigade of the 1st Division, but from August 1915 it acted as the Pioneer Battalion to the 48th Division, in France, Belgium, Italy, and Austria. In the Second World War the two territorial battalions of the regiment, the 4th and the 5th (Cinque Ports), were linked with the 2nd Battalion in the 133rd Infantry Brigade of the 44th Division, and served in France, Belgium, and North Africa. The 4th Battalion suffered heavy casualties during the Battle of El Alamein in October 1942, and the title 4th/5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion was taken by the 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion in order to preserve the identity of the old 4th Battalion
The Territorial Army was reconstituted after the Second World War with only one infantry battalion, the 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, in Sussex. In 1948 the title 4th/5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion was re-introduced to preserve the identity of the old 4th Battalion. On 31 December 1966 The Royal Sussex Regiment became part of the newly formed Queen's Regiment, and on 31 March 1967 the long history of the Cinque Ports Battalion came to an end. In its place were formed 'C' Company (Cinque Ports) of the 5th (Volunteer) Battalion, The Queen's Regiment, and 9th (Territorial) Battalion, The Queen's Regiment (Royal Sussex), both of the newly constituted Army Volunteer Reserve

Letters from William Pitt the younger concerning the formation of volunteer companies of infantry in the Cinque Ports in a regiment of three battalions under his own command  RSR/MSS/5/1  5 August - 24 December 1803

2 letters with transcripts

Copy. Order Book of the 1st Battalion, Cinque Ports Volunteers. A copy, compiled c.1930, with summary, notes, and index, by Lieutenant-Colonel E. A. C. Fazan, Commanding, 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, from the original document in the possession of Captain F. H. Keeler, 4th Battalion, The Buffs. Contains copies of general orders, regimental orders, and battalion orders relating to the 1st Battalion, Cinque Ports Volunteers (Dover Corps)  RSR/MSS/5/2  23 September 1803 - 25 April 1809

1 vol

Photocopies of Parliamentary Returns giving the strength of the individual companies of Cinque Ports Volunteers in 1803, 1806, and 1812. Printed  RSR/MSS/5/3  1803-1812

3 docs

Photocopy of Volunteer List for 1804 giving the names of officers in the three battalions of the Cinque Ports Volunteers. Printed (4 ff.)  RSR/MSS/5/4  1804

Contents:
Attached: 27 February 1960 - 25 January 1961. Correspondence concerning the volunteer movement in Sussex and the Parliamentary Papers referred to above between D. W. King, Librarian at the War Office, and A. G. Petley of West Chiltington. (2 letters.)

Parliamentary Paper. Returns Presented to the House of Commons of the Volunteer Corps of Cavalry, Infantry, and Artillery in Great Britain. Records, for each corps, the name of the inspecting field officer and commandant; the number of troops or companies; the number of field officers, captains, subalterns, staff, sergeants, trumpeters and drummers, and rank and file; the size of the establishment and the numbers wanting to complete; the number of horses; the state of the horses; the state of the arms and accoutrements; the state of the clothing; and general remarks on the state of discipline. Printed  RSR/MSS/5/5  26 March 1806

1 vol

The Cinque Ports Local Militia. Extracts relating to the Local Militia in the Cinque Ports copied by Lieutenant-Colonel E. A. C. Fazan from Home Office (Internal Defence) papers in the Public Record Office  RSR/MSS/5/6  1810-1813

1 File

Copy of an inscription on the back of an oil painting of William Pitt the Younger by John Amon, aged 74 years, who served as Paymaster under Pitt in the 3rd Battalion, Cinque Ports Volunteers (Rye and Hastings Corps), during the Napoleonic Wars  RSR/MSS/5/7  14 March 1837

1 Folio

Contents:
The painting is now in the Sussex Combined Services Museum at Eastbourne (1980)

Hastings and St. Leonards Rifle Club. Rules and Subscription List  RSR/MSS/5/8  May 1859

2 docs

Papers relating to the formation of the 1st Cinque Ports Rifle Volunteers (Hastings Corps), and to its promoter, William Ransom, local politician and editor of the Hastings News (1822-1906)  RSR/MSS/5/9-12  7 July 1859 - 28 April 1906


Related information: See also RSR/MSS/5/121 for newspaper cutting relating to this subject, and RSR/PH/5/24 for photograph of William Ransom

Correspondence between Sydney Herbert, F. North, M.P., Lord Ripon, Lord Dalhousie, and William Ransom concerning the formation of the corps  RSR/MSS/5/9  7 July 1859 - 20 July 1860

11 Letters

Letter from Captain James Rock to William Ransom on the latter's resignation as Quartermaster Sergeant in the 1st Cinque Ports Rifle Volunteers  RSR/MSS/5/10  20 December 1870

1 Letter

Newspaper cuttings containing reports of the annual camps of the 1st and 2nd Cinque Ports Rifle Volunteers  RSR/MSS/5/11  c.1890s

2 docs

Newspaper cuttings containing obituaries of William Ransom  RSR/MSS/5/12  28 April 1906

2 docs

Cuttings Book. A volume of cuttings from local newspapers relating to the Cinque Ports Volunteers. Compiled by William Dawes, Honorary Secretary, Rye Volunteer Rifle Corps. Annotated by Lieutenant-Colonel E. A. C. Fazan  RSR/MSS/5/13  6 September 1859 - 25 April 1862

1 vol

Roll Book of the 1st Company Cinque Ports Rifle Volunteers (Hastings Corps). Records name and address of each enrolled member, date of enrolment, signature of magistrate or officer before whom sworn, and date of resignation. Also includes copies of rules and orders, and copy of oath of allegiance  RSR/MSS/5/14  8 November 1859 - 15 December 1865

1 vol

Muster Roll Books of the 1st Cinque Ports Rifle Volunteer Corps and, from 1 April 1908, the 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. Records regimental number, number or letter of company, date of administration of oath of allegiance, date of enrolment, name, age, height, chest measurement, residence, business address, occupation, and date of leaving the corps  RSR/MSS/5/15-16  8 November 1859 - 28 January 1909

2 vols

Muster Roll Book of the 1st Cinque Ports Rifle Volunteer Corps. Records information under the same headings as in RSR/MSS/5/15-16, but comprises a more complete roll for the period covered  RSR/MSS/5/17  8 November 1859-22 November 1895

1 vol

Muster Roll Book of 'A' and 'F' Companies, 1st Cinque Ports Rifle Volunteer Corps (Hastings Corps). Records information under the same headings as in RSR/MSS/5/15-16  RSR/MSS/5/18  8 November 1859 - 11 December 1888

1 vol

Nominal Roll of members of the Hastings and St. Leonards Rifle Club, and Drill Attendance Book of the 1st Company Cinque Ports Rifle Volunteers (Hastings Corps). The former comprises names and addresses of enrolled members, and the latter records names, numbers present at drills, and attendance of individual members at drills  RSR/MSS/5/19  25 November 1859 - 10 April 1860

1 File

Muster Roll Book of 'D' Company, 1st Cinque Ports Rifle Volunteer Corps (Lewes Corps). Records information under the same headings as in RSR/MSS/5/15-16. (1 vol.)  RSR/MSS/5/20  30 January 1860 - 3 August 1909

Contents:
Enclosed: 22 April 1908. Battalion Orders issued by the commanding officer, 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at Hastings. (1 folio)

Cuttings Book. A volume containing cuttings from national and local newspapers, and other printed material, relating principally to the local corps of the Sussex Rifle Volunteers, and also to the 1st Company Cinque Ports Rifle Volunteers (Hastings Corps) and to the 1st Cinque Ports Administrative Battalion. Compiled by Boyce Harvey Combe, Esq., of Oaklands Park, Battle, Captain in the 16th Sussex Rifle Volunteers (Battle Corps). (1 vol.)  RSR/MSS/5/21  1860-1872

Contents:
Enclosed: 10 June 1936. Letter from the depositor to Major Woodhams concerning the volume. (1 folio)

Minute and Cuttings Book of the 1st Company Cinque Ports Rifle Volunteers (Hastings Corps). A volume containing minutes of Annual General Meetings and of meetings of the Finance Committee and including copies of annual reports and statements of accounts, copies of subscription lists, and newspaper cuttings relating to the meetings  RSR/MSS/5/22  8 January 1861 - 30 January 1880

1 vol

Order and Report Book. A volume containing copies of orders and reports, including weekly orders, issued by the commanding officer and the colour sergeant, 1st Company Cinque Ports Rifle Volunteers (Hastings Corps). Indexed  RSR/MSS/5/23  23 April - 30 July 1861

1 vol

Order Book. A volume containing copies of Battalion Orders issued by the commanding officer and the adjutant, 1st Cinque Ports Administrative Battalion and, from 1880, 1st Cinque Ports Rifle Volunteer Corps, at Hastings. Indexed  RSR/MSS/5/24  27 April 1861 - 8 June 1881

1 vol

Letter Books. Copies of out-letters written by the commanding officer, 1st Cinque Ports Administrative Battalion and, from 1880, 1st Cinque Ports Rifle Volunteer Corps, at Hastings. Indexed  RSR/MSS/5/25-27  9 August 1861 - 2 March 1905

3 vols

Poster advertising the performance of a play at The Royal Adelphi Theatre by Captain Boyce Harvey Combe, the Officers, and Members of the 16th Sussex Rifle Volunteers (Battle Corps)  RSR/MSS/5/28  1865

1 folio, 17½" x 11½"

Key to signatures on an illuminated scroll presented to Captain Bernard Husey-Hunt, 4th Sussex Rifle Volunteers (Lewes Corps), on his retirement from service, in December 1869  RSR/MSS/5/29  December 1869

1 Folio

Cuttings Book. A volume containing cuttings from local newspapers relating to the volunteer movement in Hastings. Includes: (i) 1881-1892. Royal Naval Artillery Volunteers, 7th (Hastings) Battery. Cuttings mainly re small arms competitions and annual training cruises; (ii) 1884-1913. County of Sussex Rifle Association. Cuttings mainly re annual prize meetings; and (iii) 1892-1913. 1st Cinque Ports Rifle Volunteer Corps. Cuttings mainly re annual prize meetings and shooting matches of 'A' and 'F' Companies, 1st Cinque Ports Rifle Volunteer Corps (Hastings Corps), and, from 1908, 'A' Company, 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment (Hastings Corps)  RSR/MSS/5/30  1881-1913

1 vol

Contents:
At back: (a) Colour illustrations of medals and ribbons of the British Army, 1800-1901; (b) Colour illustrations of official regimental crests of the British Army; and (c) Photographs of training camps of the 1st Cinque Ports Rifle Volunteer Corps, c. 1900-1907

Muster Roll of 'B' Company, 1st Cinque Ports Rifle Volunteer Corps (Battle Corps). Records information as contained in RSR/MSS/5/15-16. Earlier entries for 1885-1886 partly lost through decay of document  RSR/MSS/5/31  10 March 1886 - 16 November 1914

1 File

Battalion Orders. Battalion Orders issued by the commanding officer, 1st Cinque Ports Rifle Volunteer Corps, and, from 1 April 1908, 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at Hastings  RSR/MSS/5/32-35  4 January 1894 - 20 May 1909

4 vols


Related information: See also RSR/MSS/5/42-63 for later Battalion Orders of the 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment

Battalion Orders  RSR/MSS/5/32  4 January 1894 - 25 May 1898

Battalion Orders  RSR/MSS/5/33  28 May 1898 - 8 April 1902

Battalion Orders  RSR/MSS/5/34  28 April 1902 - 2 February 1905

Battalion Orders  RSR/MSS/5/35  8 February 1905 - 20 May 1909

Battalion Orders. Copies of Battalion Orders issued by Lieutenant-Colonel A. M. Brookfield, Commanding, 1st Cinque Ports Rifle Volunteer Corps, at Hastings. (1 vol.)  RSR/MSS/5/36  14 April 1894 - 12 January 1898

Contents:
Enclosed: March 1914. Company Orders issued by Captain E. P. Dawes, Commanding, 'E' Company, 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at Rye. (1 folio.)

Correspondence and accounts relating to the fund set up for the support of the wives and families of members of the 1st Cinque Ports Rifle Volunteer Corps serving in the South African War  RSR/MSS/5/37  1899-1902

5 docs

Band Account. Volume containing annual accounts of the band of the 1st Cinque Ports Rifle Volunteer Corps and, from 1 April 1908, the 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. Also includes newspaper cuttings relating to the band and photographs of the band  RSR/MSS/5/38  1901-1939

1 vol

Officers' Mess Account Book. A volume containing accounts of the officers' mess of the 1st Cinque Ports Rifle Volunteer Corps and, from 1 April 1908, the 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/MSS/5/39  1901 - 1935

1 vol

Tunbridge Wells Courier. Includes obituary of the Reverend Arthur Eden (1825-1908), Vicar of Ticehurst for 57 years and Chaplain to 'C' Company, 1st Cinque Ports Rifle Volunteer Corps (Ticehurst Corps) for 32 years  RSR/MSS/5/40  20 November 1908

2 ff

Contents:
The long-service medal awarded to Reverend Eden is now in the medal collection of The Royal Sussex Regimental Museum (1980)

Certificate of Service of Sergeant John Ernest Heather, 1st Cinque Ports Rifle Volunteer Corps, for 25 years service from 20 October 1882 to 31 March 1908. Coloured  RSR/MSS/5/41  1908

1 Folio

Battalion Orders. Battalion Orders issued by the commanding officer, 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. Incomplete series  RSR/MSS/5/42-63  27 May 1909 - 29 November 1937

22 vols


Related information: See also RSR/MSS/5/32-35 for earlier Battalion Orders of the 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, and, before 1 April 1908, the 1st Cinque Ports Rifle Volunteer Corps

Contents:
Volumes RSR/MSS/5/48-55 include Operation Orders. Volumes RSR/MSS/5/57 - 59 include lists of non-commissioned officers and men present and absent at annual training camps

Battalion Orders. Hastings  RSR/MSS/5/42  27 May 1909-27 July 1912

Battalion Orders. Hastings and Dover Castle  RSR/MSS/5/43  28 July 1912 - 26 August 1914

Battalion Orders. Dover Castle and Tower of London  RSR/MSS/5/44  27 August 1914 - 30 October 1914

Battalion Orders. Tower of London  RSR/MSS/5/45  3 November 1914 - 28 January 1915

Battalion Orders. Tower of London and France  RSR/MSS/5/46  29 January 1915-12 June 1915

Battalion Orders. France  RSR/MSS/5/47  13 June 1915-31 October 1915

Battalion Orders. France  RSR/MSS/5/48  1 November 1915-6 March 1916

Battalion Orders. France  RSR/MSS/5/49  7 March 1916-14 June 1916

Battalion Orders. France  RSR/MSS/5/50  15 June 1916-8 October 1916

Battalion Orders. France  RSR/MSS/5/51  9 October 1916-16 February 1917

Battalion Orders. France and Belgium  RSR/MSS/5/52  17 February 1917-14 July 1917

Battalion Orders. Belgium and Italy  RSR/MSS/5/53  15 July 1917-10 February 1918

Battalion Orders. Italy  RSR/MSS/5/54  11 February 1918-30 June 1918

Battalion Orders. Italy  RSR/MSS/5/55  1 July 1918-7 December 1918

Battalion Orders. Italy  RSR/MSS/5/56  8 December 1918-20 February 1919

Battalion Orders. Hastings  RSR/MSS/5/57  2 January 1922-17 August 1923

Battalion Orders. Hastings  RSR/MSS/5/58  18 August 1923-15 August 1925

Battalion Orders. Hastings  RSR/MSS/5/59  20 August 1925-17 April 1928

Battalion Orders. Hastings  RSR/MSS/5/60  23 April 1928-7 April 1931

Battalion Orders. Hastings  RSR/MSS/5/61  10 April 1931-11 September 1933

Battalion Orders. Hastings  RSR/MSS/5/62  27 September 1933-14 November 1934

Battalion Orders. Hastings  RSR/MSS/5/63  20 May 1936-29 November 1937

A Short History of The Cinque Ports. 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. By E. A. C. Fazan. A published history of the military forces of the Cinque Ports from the Napoleonic Wars to the South African War. An interleaved copy with annotations by the author, later Lieutenant-Colonel E. A. C. Fazan, Commanding Officer, 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, 1930-1935  RSR/MSS/5/64  [1913]

1 vol

Contents:
A summary history superseded by Cinque Ports Battalion written by the same author and published in 1971

Cuttings Book. A volume of cuttings from national and local newspapers relating to the service of the 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at Dover Castle, The Tower of London, and, from 21 February 1915, in France  RSR/MSS/5/65  18 August 1914-20 August 1915

1 vol

Contents:
A volume compiled at The Depôt of The Royal Sussex Regiment by Captain E. A. C. Fazan. Includes copies of Special Orders

Records of the 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, compiled by Captain E. A. C. Fazan. Miscellaneous records including company orders, operation orders, intelligence reports, and trench maps, relating to the service of the battalion during the First World War, and compiled in the Field by Captain Fazan  RSR/MSS/5/66  16 October 1914-23 August 1915

66 docs


Related information: See also RSR/MSS/5/76-78 and 5/112-116 for other papers of Captain (later Lieutenant Colonel) E. A. C. Fazan

Copy. Letter to Mrs. Midmer of Ticehurst from Commander Bertram Nicholson regarding the loss of her son, Able-Seaman Harry Midmer, when his ship, H.M.S. Cressy, was torpedoed on 22 September 1914. (1 folio.)  RSR/MSS/5/67  1914

Contents:
Also: photographs of Private Midmer taken while serving with the 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at the annual training camp at Arundel Park in 1909, and of Able-Seaman Midmer, taken while serving with the Royal Navy, c.1910-1914. (4 photographs.)

Copy. Diary of Company Sergeant-Major W.J.Hart, 'C' Company, 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. A detailed and descriptive account of the writer's experiences in the trenches on the Western Front in France and Flanders. The writer was killed in action on 27 June 1916  RSR/MSS/5/68  17 January 1915-17 January 1916

1 vol., 130 ff

Contents:
This copy is tightly bound and is not to be produced for readers. A photocopy is available for reference (see RSR/MSS/5/69)

Photocopy of RSR/MSS/5/68  RSR/MSS/5/69  17 January 1915-17 January 1916

Leave Pass of Private W. C. Carley, 'C' Company, 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, stationed at the Tower of London. A pass for leave to Wadhurst granted prior to embarkation for France  RSR/MSS/5/70  12 February 1915

1 Folio

War Diary. Official War Diary of the 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, comprising duplicates of original summaries of daily events  RSR/MSS/5/71  16 February 1915-17 March 1919

1 File

War Diary. An account of the proceedings of the 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in France, Belgium, and Italy, compiled by the Orderly Room Sergeant on the instructions of Lieutenant-Colonel F. G. Langham, Commanding Officer 1911-1918  RSR/MSS/5/72  18 February 1915-31 March 1919

1 vol

Contents:
A pocket book used as the basis of the history of the Battalion in the First World War as recorded in The Cinque Ports Gazette
At back: roll of officers, non-commissioned officers, and men admitted to hospital, recording regimental number, rank, name, company, complaint, date admitted, date rejoined battalion, date returned to England, and date of death
Also: roll of officers, non-commissioned officers, and men killed, wounded, and missing, recording regimental number, rank, name, company, date killed, wounded, or reported missing, and remarks (location of death, wounding, etc.)

Cuttings from newspapers and journals relating to the 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/MSS/5/73  19 February-22 April 1915

3 docs

Contents:
The papers comprise: (i) 19 February 1915. Order of Service and newspaper cutting for the temporary laying up of the Colours of the 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion at Hastings (2 docs.); (ii) 20 February 1915. Article from Navy and Army on the history of The Royal Sussex Regiment (4 ff.); (iii) c.February 1915. Newspaper photograph of the officers of the 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion (1 doc.); and (iv) 22 April 1915. Newspaper cuttings, mostly photographs, of trench-making activities in Sussex by 'C' Company, 2/5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion

Daily Orders. Part II. Orders issued by the commanding officer. Territorial Infantry Records, 3rd Echelon, General Headquarters, concerning the strength, promotions and appointments, punishments, leave, transfers, postings, and casualties of the 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in France  RSR/MSS/5/74  6 March 1915-31 May 1916

1 File

Papers of Private C. Colbourne, 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/MSS/5/75  30 March 1915-15 December 1918

Contents:
The papers comprise: (i) 1915-1918. Miscellaneous printed papers including leave and railway ticket, field service post card, and English-French word-list (3 docs.); (ii) 1915. Envelope containing dried flowers from the Front (1 doc.); (iii) 1915-1918. Dried flowers from the Front enclosed in a frame made from the metal of a German water bottle (1 item); and (iv) 16 August 1917 - 15 December 1918. Diary of Private Colbourne in France, Belgium, and Italy (1 vol. and 2 loose folios)

Field Message Book of Captain E. A. C. Fazan, 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. A pocket book containing field messages, correspondence, company rolls, memoranda, trench maps, specifications of trenches, etc., compiled by Captain Fazan on active service in France. (1 vol.)  RSR/MSS/5/76  23 April - 20 May 1915

Contents:
During this period Captain Fazan was serving in 'A' Company to 12 May, and was commanding 'B' Company from 12-23 May. From 23 May he was serving as temporary Adjutant
Enclosures: (i) Roll of non-commissioned officers and company staff of 'B' Company at Bethune, 17 May 1915 (4 ff.); (ii) information to be handed over to units on taking over a line (2 ff.); and (iii) plans and elevations of trenches (2 docs.)

Field Service Book of Captain E. A. C. Fazan, 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. A pocket book containing copies of battalion and company orders, field messages, correspondence, company rolls, casualty lists, lists of stores and munitions, etc., compiled by Captain Fazan on active service in France. (1 vol.)  RSR/MSS/5/77  12 May - 30 June 1915

Contents:
During this period Captain Fazan was commanding 'B' Company from 12-23 May and was serving as temporary Adjutant from 23 May
Enclosures: 16 April-24 June 1915. Copies of battalion orders, memoranda, trench maps, etc. Also report on Advanced Dressing Station at Masnières. (9 docs.)

Field Service Book of Captain E. A. C. Fazan, 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. A pocket book containing copies of battalion and company orders, field messages, platoon rolls, and trench maps compiled by Captain Fazan on active service in France. (1 vol.)  RSR/MSS/5/78  12 May - 7 August 1915


Related information: See also RSR/MSS/5/64-66 and 5/112-116 for other papers of Captain (later Lieutenant-Colonel) E. A. C. Fazan

Contents:
During this period Captain Fazan was commanding 'B' Company from 12-23 May and 'A' Company from 4 July, and during the interim was serving as temporary Adjutant
Enclosures: (i) 3 June 1915. Field message and operation order (2 docs.); and (ii) [July 1915]. Roll of non-commissioned officers of 'A' Company (2 ff.)

Territorial Service Gazette. Includes report by Lieutenant-Colonel Frederick G. Langham, Commanding, 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, on the Battle of Aubers Ridge, 9 May 1915, and editorial notes on Colonel Langham and the 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion at Aubers Ridge  RSR/MSS/5/79  26 June 1915

1 vol; with typescript copy of report, 3 ff

Papers of Private Richard Francis Thom, 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/MSS/5/80  10 July 1915-January 1919

Contents:
The papers comprise: (i) 10 July 1915. Certificate of failure in medical examination issued by the Medical Officer, The London Scottish Regiment (1 folio); (ii) 12 November 1915. Enlistment papers for the Territorial Force (1 folio); (iii) 24 June 1916. Ordnance College, Woolwich. Certificate of proficiency in cycling examination issued to Private Thom, 2/1 Home Counties Division, Cyclist Company (1 folio); (iv) 1916. Photographs of Private Thom, 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment (2 photographs); (v) 21 January - 18 February 1919. Demobilisation papers (2 docs.); and (vi) January 1919. Photograph of 1/5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at Costo in Italy (endorsed with names of soldiers)

Newspaper cuttings. Cuttings from local newspapers relating to the service of the 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in France. Compiled for the battalion by the Central News Agency, London  RSR/MSS/5/81  24 August-25 October 1915

21 docs

Nominal roll of non-commissioned officers and men of the 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, serving in France. Records regimental number, rank, name, company, and dates of embarkation, movements, postings, promotions, punishments, wounding, hospitalisation, and death  RSR/MSS/5/82  1915-1917

1 vol


Related information: See RSR/MSS/5/83 for similar details about officers of the 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion

Promotions and Punishment Book. Nominal roll of non-commissioned officers and men of the 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, serving in France. Records company, regimental number, rank, and name. Details of embarkation, postings, promotions, etc., incomplete - see RSR/MSS/5/82 for this information  RSR/MSS/5/83  1915-1918

1 vol

Contents:
At back: Nominal roll of officers of the 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. Records rank, name, and dates of movements, postings, promotions, decorations, wounding, hospitalisation, and death

Correspondence file. File containing correspondence of the commanding officer and adjutant of the 2/5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, principally with the War Office and Headquarters, Eastern Command, concerning the administration of the battalion (recruiting, training, billeting, postings, transfers, leave, pay, accounts, etc.)  RSR/MSS/5/84  18 February - 16 November 1916

1 File

Diaries of H. S. Fuller of Eastbourne, 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion. The Royal Sussex Regiment, in France, Belgium, and Italy  RSR/MSS/5/85  6 March 1916 - 29 January 1919

2 vols

Contents:
The diaries of a soldier serving firstly with 'A' Company, based at Sailly au Bois, and employed with working parties working on reserve and communication trenches in the region of the Somme. From 21 January 1917 he was attached to 'D' Company in the region of Ypres and later in the mountain regions of Italy, acting as servant to Major Briggs and serving in working parties on the roads

History of 'Langham's Scouts'. An account of the formation and service of the Scouts and Snipers Section of the 1/5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, as Divisional Observers under Major-General Sir R. Fanshawe, General Officer Commanding, 48th (South Midland) Division, in France, Belgium, and Italy. Compiled in April 1920 by Lieutenant (later Major-General) Gerald Brunskill who commanded the section after the death of Captain C. R. Langham at Ypres on 16 August 1917. Includes photographs and nominal rolls of officers and men. (2 copies.)  RSR/MSS/5/86  March 1916-March 1919


Related information: See RSR/MSS/89-97 for other papers of Lieutenant Brunskill

Contents:
Enclosed: 25 July 1920. Covering letter from Brunskill to Lieutenant-Colonel F. G. Langham. (2 ff.)

The Cinque Ports Gazette. An Active Service Magazine for All Ranks of the 5th Royal Sussex Regiment. A monthly journal of the 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in France. Copies of issues 1-3  RSR/MSS/5/87  May-August 1916

10 docs

Papers of Lance-Corporal Albert J. Richardson of Streat, Hassocks. Served in 'C' Company, 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in France and Italy  RSR/MSS/5/88  4 July 1916-4 February 1920

Contents:
The medals of Lance-Corporal A. J. Richardson are now in the medal collection of The Royal Sussex Regimental Museum (1980). See RSR/MSS/4/57 for papers of Private Ernest George Richardson, brother of Lance-Corporal A. J. Richardson
The papers comprise: (i) 4 July 1916. Printed address to officers and men of the Eighth Army Corps from Lieutenant-General Sir Aylmer Hunter-Weston congratulating them on their part in the attack on the Beaumont-Hamel-Serre position on 1 July 1916 (1 folio); (ii) 3 February - 5 September 1918. Letters from Lance-Corporal Richardson in Italy to his parents in Hassocks (3 letters); (iii) 1918. Photograph of Arzignano, Italy, billet of 'C' Company, Christmas 1918 (1 photograph); (iv) 4 February 1920. Covering letter from Infantry Record Office, Hounslow, accompanying the Allied Victory Medal Riband (1 folio); and (v) n.d. Army Form O. 1800. Application for issue of railway tickets(1 folio)

Diaries of Lieutenant Gerald Brunskill, 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/MSS/5/89-97  1 August 1916 - 12 June 1919

9 vols


Related information: See RSR/MSS/5/86 for other papers of Lieutenant Brunskill

Contents:
Part of a series of diaries kept by Lieutenant Brunskill, beginning with an account of training courses in London and Aldershot in 1916, continuing with an account of his command of 'Langham's Scouts' in France, Belgium, and Italy in 1917 and 1919, and ending with his service as Intelligence Officer with the 54th Division in Egypt in 1919
Illustrated with photographs, including aerial photographs of the battlefield of Ypres in 1917. Incomplete series

Diary. ('Book XXI'.)  RSR/MSS/5/89  1 August-3 September 1916

Diary. ('Book XXII'.)  RSR/MSS/5/90  3 September-20 September 1916

Diary. ('Book XXIII'.)  RSR/MSS/5/91  20 September-23 October 1916

Diary. ('Book XXXIII'.)  RSR/MSS/5/92  18 August-10 September 1917

Diary. ('Book XXXIV'.)  RSR/MSS/5/93  10 September-28 September 1917

Diary. ('Book XLVIII'.)  RSR/MSS/5/94  20 January-2 March 1919

Diary. ('Book XLIX'.)  RSR/MSS/5/95  3 March-27 April 1919

Diary. ('Book L'.)  RSR/MSS/5/96  28 April-21 May 1919

Diary. ('Book LI'.)  RSR/MSS/5/97  22 May-12 June 1919

Nominal roll of officers, non-commissioned officers, and men of the 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. Records regimental number, rank, name, medical category, date of birth, trade, industrial group number, code number, marital status, terms of service, service in Army Pay Office or Record Office, additions and amendments in Army Books 64 and 439, and remarks (postings, transfers, leave, hospitalisation, etc.)  RSR/MSS/5/98  1918

1 vol

Nominal roll of non-commissioned officers and men of the 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. A nominal roll by Company (A, B, C, D, and H.Q. Wing). Records army number, rank, name, date of attestation, date of birth, terms of service, and remarks (re-engagement, transfers, discharge, etc.)  RSR/MSS/5/99  May 1920-May 1938

1 vol

The Cinque Ports Gazette. A Journal of the 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. A twice-yearly journal, published in June and December, containing articles on the battalion and its history. Illustrated. Volumes 1-5. Issues 1-19  RSR/MSS/5/100  June 1930-June 1939

5 vols

Notes on the Grey Uniform of The Cinque Ports Rifle Volunteers. By L. E. Buckell  RSR/MSS/5/101  c.1936

2 ff., 3 copies

Notes on the 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, and on its service during the Second World War until the evacuation from Dunkirk. Prepared by Major A. W. R. Ellen. (4 ff.)  RSR/MSS/5/102  June 1939 - 30 May 1940

Contents:
Attached: 29 April 1942. Covering letter from Lieutenant-Colonel J. J. McCully, officer commanding the 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, to Brigadier-General W. L. Osborn, Colonel of the Regiment. (1 folio.)

Diary of Captain Maurice E. Few, 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, concerning the campaign in France and Belgium  RSR/MSS/5/103  8 April - 1 June 1940

1 vol

Conditions of access: Public access to this diary only by permission of the County Archivist

Contents:
Captain (later Major) Few was captured by the Germans near Godeswald on 1 June 1940, and the diary was completed in prisoner-of-war camp in Germany
At back: Extract from Dunkirk by A. J. Barker (1977) including observations by Major Few on Rommel's 7th Panzer Division

Papers relating to the appointment of Winston Churchill as Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports. Includes correspondence concerning his appointment and his visit to Walmer Castle in September 1941, and a copy of the speech made at his official inauguration ceremony at Dover Castle in 1946  RSR/MSS/5/104  1941-1946

1 File

Extracts from illustrated magazine showing photographs of Winston Churchill relating to his inauguration as Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports at Dover Castle and his office as Honorary Colonel of the 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/MSS/5/105  [1941-1955]

2 ff

Printed addresses to the troops of the Eighth Army concerning the war in North Africa by General B. L. Montgomery, General Officer Commander-in-Chief, Eighth Army  RSR/MSS/5/106  12 November 1942 - 28 April 1943

5 docs

Miscellaneous printed papers relating to the 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/MSS/5/107-110  1942-1943

The Ocean News. A newspaper produced for the 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion aboard S.S. Santa Rosa, bound for Suez, by 2nd Lieutenant Hugh Cudlipp (later editor of The Daily Mirror). Issues 10-12, 26, 40, and 46  RSR/MSS/5/107  8 June - 22 July 1942

6 docs


Related information: See RSR/MSS/2/138 for complete series of The Ocean News (Issues 1-46)

Tropical Heat. A programme for a concert organised by the 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion aboard S.S. Santa Rosa  RSR/MSS/5/108  5 July 1942

2 ff

Keep it Clean. A programme for a concert organised by the 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion aboard S.S. Santa Rosa and produced by 2nd Lieutenant Hugh Cudlipp  RSR/MSS/5/109  12 July 1942

2 ff

Poem in commemoration of the attendance at military service in St. George's Church, Baghdad, of Lieutenant-General Sir Henry Pownall, Commander-in-Chief, Paiforce (Persia and Iraq Force)  RSR/MSS/5/110  Palm Sunday 1943

1 Folio

An outline history of units of the Territorial Army and Auxiliary Forces of the County of Kent. A publication of the Territorial and Auxiliary Forces Association, County of Kent, including references to the Cinque Ports Volunteers  RSR/MSS/5/111  1949

1 vol

Correspondence of Colonel E. A. C. Fazan concerning his article on the New Romney Fencible Cavalry, and miscellaneous notes on the history of the cavalry between 1794-1800 extracted from War Office records, Army Lists, and other official sources  RSR/MSS/5/112  1949

1 File

Historical notes on the military forces of the Cinque Ports and on the Cinque Ports Volunteers collected by Colonel E. A. C. Fazan. A draft history of the volunteer movement in the Cinque Ports comprising notes, extracts from original records, newspaper cuttings, articles from The Cinque Ports Gazette and other military journals, and photographs, mostly concerning the period 1775-1918. Preface by Colonel Fazan, 31 July 1953  RSR/MSS/5/113  1953

2 vols

Historical notes on the military forces of the Cinque Ports and on the Cinque Ports Volunteers collected by Colonel E. A. C. Fazan. Miscellaneous notes, correspondence, and memoranda relating mainly to the raising of volunteers in the Cinque Ports during the War of American Independence (1776-1782) and the Napoleonic Wars (1793-1815). Prepared by Colonel Fazan for his history of the volunteer movement in the Cinque Ports  RSR/MSS/5/114  [1953]

1 File

Guide to the History of the Cinque Ports Battalion. By Colonel E. A. C. Fazan. A subject index to historical articles published in The Cinque Ports Gazette and in A Short History of The Cinque Ports by Colonel E. A. C. Fazan  RSR/MSS/5/115  3 May 1956

2 ff

Correspondence of Brigadier R. E. Loder, President, The Royal Sussex Regimental Association, and Major J. F. Ainsworth, The Royal Sussex Regimental Association, concerning the completion and the publication of Colonel Fazan's book, Cinque Ports Battalion. Includes obituary of Colonel Fazan, July 1969, and letters from Sir Robert Menzies regarding his foreword to the book  RSR/MSS/5/116  19 July 1969-22 April 1971

1 File


Related information: See also RSR/MSS/5/64-66 and 76-78 for other papers relating to Colonel Fazan

Roundabout. Extract from a book by Viscount Buckmaster containing an account of life in the trenches during the First World War and of the attack on Aubers Ridge by the 2nd and 5th Battalions, The Royal Sussex Regiment, on 9 May 1915  RSR/MSS/5/117  1969

1 Folio

'Family Tree' showing the evolution of the 44th (Cinque Ports) Signal Squadron and the 36th (Eastern) Signal Regiment, 1692-1967. Illustrates the links with the Cinque Ports Volunteers. Compiled by Captain A. G. Harfield, 19th Signal Regiment. (1 folio, 2 copies.)  RSR/MSS/5/118  March 1970

Contents:
Attached: 12 May 1970. Covering letter from Captain Harfield to Major J. F. Ainsworth, The Royal Sussex Regimental Association. (1 folio.)

Historical notes compiled by Major J. F. Ainsworth, The Royal Sussex Regimental Association, in his preparation of the final three chapters of Colonel Fazan's book, Cinque Ports Battalion. Relate principally to the service of the 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, during the Second World War, and include extracts from official and personal war diaries  RSR/MSS/5/119  1970-1971

1 File

Dye blocks and plates for illustrations reproduced in Colonel Fazan's book, Cinque Ports Battalion, published by The Royal Sussex Regimental Association in 1971  RSR/MSS/5/120  1971

34 Items

The Sussex Express. Newspaper cutting concerning the formation of the 1st Cinque Ports Rifle Volunteers in 1859 and the early history of the volunteer movement in the district of Rye  RSR/MSS/5/121  n.d

1 Folio

Photocopy of newspaper article on the success of Corporal Philcox, 'D' Company, 1st Cinque Ports Rifle Volunteers (Lewes Corps), at the County Rifle Association Meeting in Brighton  RSR/MSS/5/122  n.d

1 Folio


Related information: See RSR/PH/5/44 for photographs of Sergeant Philcox and son

Dye block of Cinque Ports Volunteers badge  RSR/MSS/5/123  n.d

1 Item

Typescript lists of documents of the 1st Cinque Ports Rifle Volunteer Corps and the 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, transferred to the West Sussex Record Office from the Regimental Museum in 1979. Includes regimental accession and document numbers  RSR/MSS/5/124  1979

2 Files

RECORDS OF THE 4th/5th (CINQUE PORTS) BATTALION, THE ROYAL SUSSEX REGIMENT (T.A.)  RSR/MSS/5/125-135  [n.d.]

Administrative history:
For a summary of the history of this Battalion, from 1942 to 1967, see the introduction to the section on The Cinque Ports Volunteers
Public access to these records is only by permission of the County Archivist

Correspondence and memoranda of Lieutenant-Colonel C. F. A. Nix, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, and Lieutenant-Colonel R. E. Loder, 4th/5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, concerning the re-organisation of the 2nd, 4th, and 5th Battalions in the Middle East in 1942-1943; the creation of the title 4th/5th Battalion in January 1943; and the management of the trust funds and chattels of the 4th, 5th, and 6th Battalions  RSR/MSS/5/125  17 January 1943 - 13 February 1953

2 Files

Standing Orders. 4th/5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/MSS/5/126  1 May 1951

1 File

Copy. Letter from Lieutenant-Colonel P. M. J. Harrison, 4th/5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, to The Under-Secretary of State, The War Office, concerning the presentation of new Colours for the 4th/5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion  RSR/MSS/5/127  23 July 1957

2 ff

Presentation of new Colours to the 4th/5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, and laying up of the Colours of the former 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion  RSR/MSS/5/128  3 June 1960 - 28 May 1961

4 ff


Related information: See also RSR/MSS/11/42

Contents:
The papers comprise: (i) 3 June 1960. Order of Parade for presentation of new Colours at Hove (14 ff.); and (ii) 28 May 1961. Order of Service for the laying up of the old Colours in St. Clements Church, Hastings

Operation 'Hope Not'. Papers concerning the preparations for the procession and ceremonies on the day of the state funeral of Sir Winston Churchill. Including maps of the route  RSR/MSS/5/129  January 1965

1 File

Contents:
The 4th/5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, were represented in the proceedings

London District. Special District Order by Major-General E. J. B. Nelson, General Officer Commanding London District and Major-General Commanding The Household Brigade, concerning the organisation of the procession and ceremonies on the day of the state funeral of Sir Winston Churchill  RSR/MSS/5/130  January 1965

1 file, bound

Contents:
The 4th/5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, were represented in the proceedings

Order of Service and Ceremony for the Installation of Sir Robert Menzies as Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports at Dover  RSR/MSS/5/131  20 July 1966

10 ff

Contents:
The 44th (Home Counties) Signal Regiment (Cinque Ports) (T.A.) were represented in the proceedings

Correspondence and memoranda of Major J. F. Ainsworth, Regimental Headquarters, The Royal Sussex Regiment, Chichester, concerning the laying up of the Colours of the 4th/5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at Chichester, on the disbanding of the battalion. Includes order of service for the laying up of the Colours in St. George's Chapel, Chichester Cathedral, on 4 March 1967, and four photographs of the ceremony  RSR/MSS/5/132  1 August 1966-4 March 1967

1 File

Correspondence, memoranda, agendas and minutes of conferences concerning the review of the Territorial and Auxiliary Volunteer Reserve and the eventual disbandment of the 9th (Territorial) Battalion, The Queen's Regiment (Royal Sussex). Includes correspondence between Lieutenant-Colonel H. M. MacNicol, T.D., Commanding, 9th Queen's Battalion, and Bernard, Duke of Norfolk, Honorary Colonel, and Edward Heath, M.P  RSR/MSS/5/133  18 January 1968-21 March 1969

2 Files

Letter from Major M. A. G. Roberts, 5th (Volunteer) Battalion, The Queen's Regiment, to Brigadier R. E. Loder, formerly officer commanding, 4th/5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, concerning the disposition of the funds and silver of the former 4th/5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion  RSR/MSS/5/134  25 February 1969

1 Folio

Typescript list of documents of the 4th/5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, transferred to the West Sussex Record Office from the Regimental Museum in 1979. Includes regimental accession and document numbers  RSR/MSS/5/135  1979

1 Folio

RECORDS OF THE 6th (CYCLIST) BATTALION AND 2/6th BATTALION, THE ROYAL SUSSEX REGIMENT  RSR/MSS/6/1-20  [n.d.]

Administrative history:
The 6th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, had its origins in the 1st Sussex Rifle Volunteers and the 1st Volunteer Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment (see introduction to section on the Volunteer Battalions). In 1908 the 1st Volunteer Battalion was disbanded and the 6th Battalion was formed primarily as cyclists of the new Territorial Force. During the First World War it in fact furnished three battalions, serving in coastal defence in England and in overseas service in Ireland and India, but in 1919 the battalion was disbanded. However, the expansion of the Territorial Army in the period leading up to the outbreak of the Second World War meant that the 4th and 5th Battalions 'threw off' duplicate battalions, and this led to the re-birth of the 6th and 7th Battalions respectively. The 4th and 6th Battalions officially split on 9th September 1939, and the 6th Battalion was brigaded with the 7th in the 37th Infantry Brigade of the 12th Division. After a period spent in recruiting, training, and guard duties, the 6th Battalion went overseas on 21st April 1940 but was forced to evacuate from St. Nazaire on 17th June in the face of the German advance. The 6th Battalion spent the rest of the War in guard duties and coastal defence, and did not go overseas again as a battalion, though it did supply drafts for the overseas battalions of the Regiment

Papers of Sergeant Samuel Baker of St. John's Street, Chichester (1848-1924)  RSR/MSS/6/1  19 April 1871 - August 1918

Contents:
Samuel Baker served as a Sergeant in the 2nd Volunteer Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in the late 19th century. A qualified chemist and druggist he acted as a dispenser at the Military Hospital in Chichester during the First World War. He joined the 6th Volunteer Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, as Quarter Master Sergeant in August 1918
The papers comprise: (i) 19 April 1871. Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain. Certificate of Samuel Baker as a Registered Chemist and Druggist (1 folio, torn); (ii) 25 December 1911. Photographs of St. Pancras Corporation including Samuel Baker (2 photographs); (iii) 28 July 1913. Admission Ticket. Parade of the Chichester Division of the National Reserve for inspection by George V (1 doc.); (iv) 26 May 1914. Official acknowledgement of Samuel Baker's membership of the Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain (1 folio); (v) 11-21 August 1914. Correspondence concerning his application to serve as dispenser at the Military Hospital in Chichester (3 docs.); (vi) 17 August 1914. Notification of the first drill at Priory Park by the Chichester City Guard (1 doc.); (vii) 1914-1918. Membership card of Samuel Baker for the Chichester City Guard (1 doc.); (viii) 1914-1918, Photograph of Samuel Baker (1 photograph); (ix) 1 February 1916. Letter to Samuel Baker concerning the disbanding of the Chichester Civil Guard and the formation of a Chichester Company of the Volunteer Training Corps (1 folio); (x) 10 February 1917. Notice by F. B. Dupré, Chairman of Chichester Division Emergency Committee, of procedure regarding transport, livestock, and provisions in the event of an enemy invasion of the south coast (1 folio); (xi) August 1918. Printed instructions to a volunteer on joining the Volunteer Force (2 ff.); and (xii) n.d. Photographs of Samuel Baker in uniform of 2nd Volunteer Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment (2 photographs)

Mobilisation Orders. 6th (Cyclist) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/MSS/6/2  3 February 1913

1 File

2/6th (Cyclist) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. Policy and Training. War Office circulars and memoranda concerning coastal defence, anti-aircraft defence, signalling at the Front, field entrenchments, etc. Includes map showing coastal defence works at Southwold, Suffolk, the war station of the 2/6th (Cyclist) Battalion prior to their move to India  RSR/MSS/6/3  22 August 1914-21 August 1915

1 File

Notes on the history of the 2/6th (Cyclist) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. Brief notes on the service of the 2/6th (Cyclist) Battalion on coastal defence duties in East Anglia and, from February 1916, on active service in India. Includes lists of casualties from disease and sickness in India  RSR/MSS/6/4  August 1914 - December 1919

1 File

War Diary. Official War Diary of the 2/6th (Cyclist) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in East Anglia and, from February 1916, in India, comprising duplicates of original summaries of daily events  RSR/MSS/6/5  26 October 1914 - 20 August 1917

1 File

Contents:
Incomplete. Covers periods
(i) 26 October 1914
(ii) 12 March - 27 November 1915
(iii) 3 March - 31 March 1917
(iv) 4 June - 20 August 1917

Officers' Roll. 2/6th (Cyclist) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. Records rank, name, address, next of kin, dates of promotions, dates of transfers, and remarks  RSR/MSS/6/6  1914-1917

1 vol

Battalion Orders. Battalion Orders issued by the commanding officer, 2/6th (Cyclist) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at Potter Heigham, Norfolk, and Chiseldon, Wiltshire, and, from 5 February 1916, aboard H.M. Troopship Ceramic bound for India  RSR/MSS/6/7  25 October 1915 - 8 February 1916

1 vol


Related information: See also RSR/MSS/6/9 and 6/12

The Royal Sussex Herald. The Journal of the 2/6th The Royal Sussex Regiment. Published at Bangalore and Lahore, India. The first volume commences with a nominal roll of the officers, non-commissioned officers, and men of the 2/6th Battalion, 9 September 1916. Indexed  RSR/MSS/6/8  31 March 1916 - 16 November 1918

Vols. 1 to 4. Issues 1 to 48


Related information: See also RSR/MSS/6/10

Battalion Orders. Printed copies of Battalion Orders for the months of April and June 1916 issued by the commanding officer, 2/6th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at Bangalore, India  RSR/MSS/6/9  3 April - 30 June 1916

1 File


Related information: See also RSR/MSS/6/7 and 6/12

The Royal Sussex Herald. The Journal of the 2/6th Royal Sussex Regiment. Published at Bangalore and Lahore, India. Incomplete series. (Issues 9-10, 14, 16-19, 21-27, 29-31, 33, 36, 39, 41-43, 45-48, 50, 52-55, and 58.)  RSR/MSS/6/10  29 July 1916 - 10 May 1919


Related information: See also RSR/MSS/6/8

Orders and memoranda of Lieutenant-Colonel Frank Johnson, 2/6th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, relative to operations in India  RSR/MSS/6/11  18 January - 22 February 1917

1 File

Contents:
Extracted from the official War Diary of the 2/6th (Cyclist) Battalion

Battalion Orders. Printed copies of Battalion Orders issued by the commanding officer, 2/6th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at Lahore, India  RSR/MSS/6/12  28 December 1917 - 7 June 1918

4 docs


Related information: See also RSR/MSS/6/7 and 6/9

Correspondence principally between the secretary of the Sussex Territorial Force Association and the commanding officer, 6th (Cyclist) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, concerning War Office decisions on the reconstruction of the Territorial Force and the day-to-day administration of the Territorial Force in Sussex  RSR/MSS/6/13  5 May 1919 - 22 April 1920

1 File

Extract from Civil and Military Gazette, Lahore, concerning the unveiling and dedication of a memorial to the 2/6th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in the garrison church of St. Mary Magdalen, Lahore, in commemoration of their service in India from 1916 to 1919  RSR/MSS/6/14  March 1935

1 folio, 4 copies

Officer's Advance of Pay Book of 2nd Lieutenant E. W. N. S. Clarke, 6th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in France  RSR/MSS/6/15  25 April - 5 June 1940

1 doc

Papers relating to the service of the 6th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in France, and to the evacuation from St. Nazaire on 17 June 1940  RSR/MSS/6/16  May-June 1940

7 docs

Contents:
Include copies of report from the Masters of S.S. Kohistan and S.S. Baharistan concerning the evacuation from St. Nazaire; reminiscences of Gordon Flood, an officer of the 6th Battalion in 1940; and an extract from The Roussillon Gazette of 1946 containing an account of the service of the 6th Battalion between 1939-1942

Papers relating to Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Frank Johnson, formerly commanding officer, 2/6th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, comprising a letter addressed to his comrades in the Regiment and a cutting from The Times containing his obituary  RSR/MSS/6/17  18 April - 8 September 1943

2 docs

The Last Act. The Story of the British Forces in France after Dunkirk  RSR/MSS/6/18  1979

7 ff

Contents:
Extracts from the book by Basil Karslake relating to the experiences of the 6th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in the period from 18 May to 17 June 1940, prior to the evacuation from St. Nazaire, and to the engagement at Amiens on 18-20 May between the 7th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, and General Rommel's 7th Panzer Division. Annotated with references to additional source material by Major J. F. Ainsworth, The Royal Sussex Regimental Association

Register of members of the Old Comrades Association, 2/6th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/MSS/6/19  n.d

3 vols

Typescript list of documents of the 6th (Cyclist) Battalion and 2/6th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, transferred to the West Sussex Record Office from the Regimental Museum in 1979  RSR/MSS/6/20  1979

1 Folio

Contents:
Includes regimental accession and document numbers

RECORDS OF THE SERVICE BATTALIONS, THE ROYAL SUSSEX REGIMENT  RSR/MSS/7/1-92  [n.d.]

Administrative history:
During the First World War, The Royal Sussex Regiment expanded to no less than 23 battalions. Apart from the regular battalions there were created a number of service battalions which formed part of the 'New Army' raised by Lord Kitchener in 1914-1915. The 7th, 8th, and 9th Battalions, together with the three Southdown Battalions (the 11th, 12th, and 13th), suffered heavy casualties during the fighting in France and Belgium. The Sussex Yeomanry were dismounted and fought as the 16th Battalion mainly in Egypt and Palestine, and later on the Western Front, while the 17th Battalion fought in France during the latter months of the war and thereafter served for a short period in Egypt and Palestine. The 51st, 52nd, and 53rd Battalions served in northern Germany from March to August 1919. The 10th Battalion acted partly as a Reserve Battalion for the Southdown Brigade. The 14th and 15th Battalions were also home-based training battalions
During the Second World War the 9th Battalion was re-formed, in June 1940, and served in India and in North Burma between 1942-1945. The 8th Battalion was formed out of the original Local Defence Volunteers and served on guard duties in England. It was a relatively short-lived formation as were the 50th (Holding) Battalion, formed at Seaford to supply drafts to other battalions, and the 10th Battalion, which belonged to the 10th Independent Beach Brigade on the Sussex and Kent beaches. The 70th Battalion, formed in September 1940, helped to defend vulnerable points in Sussex, Surrey, and Kent, and later provided trained drafts to fight overseas

Papers of L. Sergeant W. Penfold, 8th Battalion. The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/MSS/7/1  1913-1919

Contents:
The papers comprise: (i) 1913-1914. Photograph of Burgess Hill Football Club (1 photograph); (ii) c.1914-1918. Photograph of group of non-commissioned officers, possibly 'B' Company, 8th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment (1 photograph); (iii) 4 November 1918. Coloured certificate signed by Major-General R. P. Lee, Commanding, 18th Division, in recognition of Sergeant Penfold's service in the Field at Prena on 4 November 1918 (1 folio); and (iv) 27 February 1919. Coloured certificate signed by General Rawlinson, Commanding, Fourth Army, on the award of the Military Medal to Sergeant Penfold (1 folio.)

Papers of Sergeant Drummer Albert Aylmore of Pagham  RSR/MSS/7/2  2 February 1914 - 13 March 1919


Related information: See also RSR/MSS/2/21

Administrative history:
The papers comprise: (i) Acknowledgement of Distinguished Conduct in the Field (1 doc.) and (ii) Discharge papers (4 docs.)

Contents:
Enlisted for The Royal Sussex Regiment at Chichester on 24 March 1890, and served with the 2nd Battalion in India from 11 December 1890 to 2 December 1903. Subsequently served in The Gordon Highlanders, 1903-1905, and in the 2nd Battalion, The Manchester Regiment, 1905-1914. Discharged on 23 March 1914. Re-enlisted in the 7th (Service) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, on 7 September 1914, and transferred to Army Reserve on 13 March 1919

Recruiting papers  RSR/MSS/7/3-7  20 August 1914-2 September 1939

Authority for Recruiting. Certificate appointing A. Aylmore to recruit for the Regular Forces and for the Special Reserve at Brighton. Signed by Lieutenant-Colonel H. R. Lloyd, Commanding, 35th Regimental District Recruiting Area  RSR/MSS/7/3  20 August 1914

1 Folio

Recruiting Poster. Address to the men of Chichester and District by S. A. Garland, Mayor, on behalf of Major W. L. Osborn, raising the new 7th (Service) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/MSS/7/4  31 August 1914

1 Folio

Recruiting Poster. A call to arms to men of Sussex to support the new 7th (Service) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/MSS/7/5  [August 1914]

1 Folio

Contents:
Printed in Chichester

Correspondence, memoranda, minutes of meetings, accounts, and newspaper cuttings relating to the Lord Lieutenant's Territorial Army Recruiting Committee (Steyning Area)  RSR/MSS/7/6  11 July 1936 - 30 November 1938

1 File

Minutes of meetings of the Lord Lieutenant's Territorial Army Recruiting Committee (Steyning Area)  RSR/MSS/7/7  21 September 1936 - 2 September 1939

1 vol

Contents:
Also includes photographs and newspaper cuttings of recruiting, training, and mobilisation in Steyning

Papers of Private Alfred James Brown, 8th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action in France on 24 June 1918  RSR/MSS/7/8  1914-1918

Contents:
The papers comprise: (i) 1914-1918. Photograph of non-commissioned officers and men of the 8th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment (1 photograph); (ii) 16 August 1918. Letter from Infantry Record Office, Hounslow, to Mrs. E. Brown of Greenwich, London, regarding the death of Private Brown and his burial in Pernois British Cemetery in France (1 folio); (iii) c.1918. Official photograph of Private Brown's grave in Pernois British Cemetery in France (1 photograph); and (iv) n.d. Printed memorial signed by George V (1 folio)

Memorandum containing instructions on the compilation of official War Diaries according to Field Service Regulations (Part 11. Section 140)  RSR/MSS/7/9  c.1914-1915

3 ff

Contents:
Extracted from the official War Diary of the 16th (Sussex Yeomanry) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment

War Diary. Official War Diary of the 7th Battalion. The Royal Sussex Regiment, in France, comprising duplicates of original summaries of daily events  RSR/MSS/7/10  30 May 1915 - 16 June 1919

1 File

War Diary. Typescript copy of the official War Diary of the 7th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in France  RSR/MSS/7/11  30 May 1915 - 16 June 1919

1 vol

War Diary. Official War Diary of the 8th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in France and Belgium, comprising duplicates of original summaries of daily events  RSR/MSS/7/12  20 July 1915 - 30 April 1919

1 vol

War Diary. Typescript copy of the official War Diary of the 8th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in France and Belgium  RSR/MSS/7/13-15  20 July 1915 - 28 February 1919

3 vols

War Diary  RSR/MSS/7/13  20 July 1915 - 31 December 1916

War Diary  RSR/MSS/7/14  1 January 1917 - 31 December 1917

War Diary  RSR/MSS/7/15  1 January 1918 - 28 February 1919

War Diary. Official War Diary of the 9th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in France and Belgium, comprising duplicates of original summaries of daily events  RSR/MSS/7/16  21 August 1915 - 30 June 1919

1 File

War Diary. Typescript copy of the official War Diary of the 9th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in France and Belgium  RSR/MSS/7/17  21 August 1915 - 31 May 1919

1 vol

Notes on sketches by Ralph Ellis of the 7th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, on active service in France. Includes notes on the work of carrying parties taking poison gas cylinders up to the Givenchy Line in December 1915, on the celebration of Christmas 1915 at Givenchy, and on the work of stretcher parties at the Somme in 1916  RSR/MSS/7/18  1915-1916

2 ff

Contents:
Four sketches by Ralph Ellis, framed in pairs, are now on display at The Sussex Combined Services Museum in Eastbourne (1980). A record of service in the First World War, in five illustrated volumes, by Ralph Ellis, is now available in the West Sussex Record Office (W.S.R.O. ADD. MSS. 25,002-25,006)

Memorials of Private Frederick Calway, 9th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action in France, 14 February 1916. The items comprise: (i) February 1916. Printed memorial from parents, brother, and sister (1 folio) and (ii) n.d. Official memorial plaque (1 item)  RSR/MSS/7/19  February 1916

War Diary. Official War Diary of the 16th (Sussex Yeomanry) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in Egypt and, from 7 May 1918, in France and Belgium, comprising duplicates of original summaries of daily events  RSR/MSS/7/20  1 March 1916 - 31 May 1919


Related information: See RSR/MSS/7/25 for typescript copy

War Diary. Official War Diary of the 11th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in France and Belgium, and, from 28 September 1918, in northern Russia, comprising duplicates of original summaries of daily events  RSR/MSS/7/21  4 March 1916 - 3 August 1919

1 File


Related information: See RSR/MSS/7/23 for typescript copy

War Diary. Official War Diary of the 12th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in France and Belgium, comprising duplicates of original summaries of daily events  RSR/MSS/7/22  4 March 1916 - 28 February 1918

1 File

War Diary. Typescript copy of the official War Diary of the 11th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in France and Belgium, and, from 28 September 1918, in northern Russia  RSR/MSS/7/23  4 March 1916 - 31 July 1919

1 vol

Contents:
Also contains
4 March 1916 - 28 February 1918. War Diary. Typescript copy of the official War Diary of the 12th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in France and Belgium

War Diary. Official War Diary of the 13th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in France and Belgium, comprising duplicates of original summaries of daily events  RSR/MSS/7/24  5 March 1916 - 14 August 1918

1 File

War Diary. Typescript copy of the official War Diary of the 13th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in France and Belgium  RSR/MSS/7/25  5 March 1916 - 14 August 1918

Contents:
Also contains
3 January 1917 - 31 May 1919. War Diary. Typescript copy of the official War Diary of the 16th (Sussex Yeomanry) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in France and Belgium
1 May 1918 - 30 April 1919. War Diary. Typescript copy of the official War Diary of the 17th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in France. (1 vol.)

Extract from The London Gazette. Citation for Victoria Cross. Eric Archibald McNair, Lieutenant, 9th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, for courageous defence of a crater on the front line near Ypres on 14 February 1916  RSR/MSS/7/26  30 March 1916

1 Folio

Contents:
The medal is now in the medal collection of The Royal Sussex Regimental Museum (1980)

Papers relating to the service of Company Sergeant-Major Nelson Victor Carter, V.C., 'A' Company, 12th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/MSS/7/27-41  28 June 1916 - 26 June 1920

Contents:
Sergeant-Major Carter was awarded the Victoria Cross for his part in the attack on enemy lines at Ferme du Bois on 30 June 1916 during which he was killed
The medal remains in the possession of the family (1980)

Letters from C.S.M. Carter in France to his wife, Mrs. Catherine Carter, in Eastbourne  RSR/MSS/7/27  June 1916

2 docs

Letters to Mrs. Carter from officers of the 12th Battalion expressing their sympathy on the death of C.S.M. Carter  RSR/MSS/7/28  2 July - 17 September 1916

4 docs

The Eastbourne Gazette. Newspaper cuttings containing articles on C.S.M. Carter -- his death in action, the award of the Victoria Cross, and the memorial fund set up to help his widow and daughter  RSR/MSS/7/29  12 July 1916 - 20 November 1918

10 docs

Letters to Mrs. Carter from the directors of the Old Town Cinema Ltd., Eastbourne, and the board of the Eastbourne Artisans and Laborers Improved Dwellings Co. Ltd., expressing their sympathy on the death of C.S.M. Carter  RSR/MSS/7/30  29 July - 13 September 1916

3 docs

Printed message of sympathy to Mrs. Carter signed by David Lloyd George on behalf of the King and Queen  RSR/MSS/7/31  [July 1916]

1 Folio

Post Office telegram to Mrs. Carter from the Central Press Agency informing her of the posthumous award of the Victoria Cross to her husband  RSR/MSS/7/32  9 September 1916

1 Folio

Extract from The London Gazette. Citation for Victoria Cross. Nelson Victor Carter, Company Sergeant-Major, 12th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, for conspicuous bravery during a raid on enemy lines at Ferme du Bois on 30 June 1916  RSR/MSS/7/33  9 September 1916

1 Folio

Official notification to Mrs. Carter from the War Office and the Infantry Record Office, Hounslow, of the death in action of her husband on 30 June 1916  RSR/MSS/7/34  14 December 1916

2 docs

Personal message to Mrs. Carter from King George V on the death of C.S.M. Carter and his award of the Victoria Cross  RSR/MSS/7/35  26 March 1917

1 Folio

Letter to Mrs. Carter from Captain H. C. T. Robinson, 39th Divisional Headquarters, concerning the raising of a fund to support her and her baby daughter  RSR/MSS/7/36  5 January 1918

2 ff

Commemorative scroll in recognition of the service and sacrifice of C.S.M. Carter  RSR/MSS/7/37  [1918-1919]

1 Folio

Letter to Mrs. Carter concerning the re-interment of the body of C.S.M. Carter in The Royal Irish Rifles Graveyard at Laventie near Armentieres in France  RSR/MSS/7/38  [1919]

1 Folio

Printed instructions concerning the garden party for recipients of the Victoria Cross held at Buckingham Palace on 26 June 1920  RSR/MSS/7/39  26 June 1920

3 docs

The Times History of the War. Illustrated journal containing accounts of the awards of the Victoria Cross during the First World War including the award to C.S.M. Carter. Incomplete  RSR/MSS/7/40  n.d

36 pp

Photographs of the headstone marking the grave of C.S.M. Carter in The Royal Irish Rifles Graveyard at Laventie in France  RSR/MSS/7/41  n.d

2 Photographs

Wound Card of Private W. E. Bulpitt, 12th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, No. 14 General Stationary Hospital at Weniereux  RSR/MSS/7/42  25 October 1916

1 Folio

Papers of Captain Claude Lapworth, 'B' Company, 11th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/MSS/7/43-45  5 November 1916 - 31 December 1918

Administrative history:
Captain Lapworth served with the 11th Battalion in France and was taken prisoner by the Germans on the Somme on 24 March 1918. He was held in prisoner-of-war camps at Rastatt and Schweidnitz until released on 29 November 1918

Field Message Book of 2nd Lieutenant Lapworth, serving with 'B' Company, 11th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at the Somme and in the Ypres Salient  RSR/MSS/7/43  5 November 1916 - 14 March 1917

1 vol

Contents:
A pocket book containing platoon lists, operation orders, disposition reports, situation reports, patrol reports, field messages, and trench maps

Field papers of 2nd Lieutenant Lapworth, serving with 'B' Company, 11th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in the Ypres Salient  RSR/MSS/7/44  14 July - 29 July 1917

1 File

Contents:
Includes copies of operation orders, administrative instructions, and trench maps

Diary of Captain Claude Lapworth, 'B' Company, 11th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, covering the period of his capture by the Germans and his imprisonment in P.O.W. Camps at Rastatt and Schweidnitz  RSR/MSS/7/45  20 March - 31 December 1918

1 vol


Related information: See RSR/PH/7/14 for postcard of officers and non-commissioned officers of 'B' Company, 11th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, on the Somme, 1916, extracted from the diary of Captain Lapworth

Papers of Corporal Herbert Clifford Verrall of Buckingham  RSR/MSS/7/46  1916 - 1940

17 docs

Administrative history:
Called up for service in The Essex Regiment on 21 April 1915, served with the 11th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, during the First World War, captured and imprisoned in prisoner-of-war camp at Limburg, repatriated and disembodied on 1 April 1919

Contents:
The papers include photograph, X Ray photograph of arm and leg wounds suffered in 1916, shorthand notes made in P.O.W. camp, certificates of service, discharge papers, correspondence re war pension, and statement about an incident reported while on Home Guard duty in the Buckingham area in September 1940

Papers of Colour Sergeant Alfred George Garton  RSR/MSS/7/47  19 February 1917 - 8 March 1919

Administrative history:
Enlisted for The Lincolnshire Regiment on 9 February 1916. Transferred to the 12th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, and awarded the Military Medal for gallantry and devotion to duty at Ypres in February 1917. Transferred to the 7th Battalion, The South Staffordshire Regiment, and transferred to the Army Reserve in March 1919

Contents:
The papers comprise: (i) 19 February 1917. Special Brigade Order issued by Major-General M. L. Hornby, Commanding, Infantry Brigade, announcing the award of the Military Medal to (then) Corporal Garton (1 folio); (ii) 12 November 1918. Extract from The London Gazette announcing the royal approval of the award to Corporal Carton (1 folio); (iii) 31 March - 4 April 1917. Field Medical Card for Sergeant Garton (1 doc.); (iv) 7-21 January 1919. Leave or Duty Ration Book of C.Q.M.S. Garton, 7th Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment (1 doc.); (v) 8 March 1919. Certificate of transfer to Army Reserve (1 folio); and (vi) c.1917-1919. Printed papers including instructions for officers and other ranks proceeding on leave, field almanack 1918, and regulations on demobilisation (5 docs.)

Papers of 2nd Lieutenant Reginald Francis Clements, 7th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/MSS/7/48  February 1917 - 1 November 1918


Related information: The Military Cross awarded to Lieutenant Clements is now in the medal collection of The Royal Sussex Regimental Museum (1980)

Administrative history:
Lieutenant Clements was one of the original members of the University and Public Schools Brigade, formed at the beginning of the First World War and taken over by The Royal Fusiliers. He was later commissioned in The Royal Sussex Regiment. He was awarded the Military Cross for a raid at Fleurbaix in March 1918. He was killed in action in the Battle of Amiens in August 1918

Contents:
The papers comprise: (i) February 1917. Salisbury Plain. Book of poems written by Lieutenant Clements (19 pp.); (ii) 1 November 1918. Form of Prayer for memorial service at The Temple Church for members of The University of London killed during the First World War (8 pp.); (iii) n.d. Commemorative scroll in recognition of the service and sacrifice of Lieutenant Clements (1 folio); (iv) n.d. Photograph of the grave of Lieutenant Clements at Morlancourt (with photograph of Lieutenant Clements attached); and (v) n.d. Photograph of Lieutenant Clements in the uniform of The Royal Sussex Regiment (1 photograph)

Memorials to 2nd Lieutenant W. F. Fisher, 12th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, killed in action near Moule on 24 July 1917  RSR/MSS/7/49  [24 July 1917]

Administrative history:
Lieutenant Fisher was the son of Canon Robert Fisher of Friar's Gate, Chichester

Contents:
The items comprise: (i) n.d. Printed memorial signed by George V (1 folio) and (ii) n.d. Official memorial plaque (1 item)

Copy. Despatch to Brigade Headquarters by Lieutenant-Colonel J. H. Levey, Commanding, 13th Battalion. The Royal Sussex Regiment, describing the battle for St. Julien, in the Ypres region, 31 July - 4 August 1917  RSR/MSS/7/50  5 August 1917

4 ff., 2 copies

Papers of Major Cyril Bartlett of Great Witley, Worcestershire  RSR/MSS/7/51  11 October 1917 - 5 October 1967

Administrative history:
Commissioned 22 September 1915 and appointed 2nd Lieutenant in the 16th Battalion, The Royal Fusiliers. Transferred in 1916 to the 13th Battalion. The Royal Sussex Regiment, and awarded the Military Cross in 1917. Posted as Major to the 12th Battalion in 1917. Died of wounds received in action near Murrumbidgee on 14 November 1917

Contents:
The papers comprise: (i) 11 October 1917. Telegram from Buckingham Palace regarding his investiture with the Military Cross (2 ff.); (ii) 17 October 1922. Letter from the War Office to Mrs. C. H. Bartlett accompanying the British War and Victory Medals awarded posthumously to Major Bartlett (1 folio); (iii) 1922. Oak leaf emblem, worn with the Victory Medal, and instructions for wearing the same (2 items); (iv) 5 October 1967. Note re bequest of papers and medals to The Royal Sussex Regimental Museum (1 folio); (v) n.d. Colour slide of grave of Major Bartlett in the Communal Military Cemetery at Outtersteene near Bailleul (1 item); and (vi) n.d. Brief career details of Major Bartlett (1 folio)

Papers of Sergeant J. Chillman  RSR/MSS/7/52  21 November 1917 - 22 February 1919

Administrative history:
Enlisted in The Royal Sussex Regiment on 3 September 1914. Qualified as first class instructor in bomb-throwing with the 3rd Battalion in November 1917. Subsequently served in the 9th Battalion and transferred to the Army Reserve on 22 February 1919

Contents:
The papers comprise: (i) 21 November 1917. Eastern Command Bombing School, Godstone, Instructor's certificate (1 folio) and (ii) 22 February 1919. Certificate of transfer to Army Reserve (1 folio)
The medals awarded to Sergeant Chillman are now in the medal collection of The Royal Sussex Regimental Museum (1980)

Papers of Regimental Sergeant-Major H.J. Ball, 11th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/MSS/7/53  1917

Contents:
The papers comprise: (i) c.1917. Photographs of R.S.M. Ball and fellow sergeants of the 11th Battalion (2 photographs) and (ii) c.1917. Citation of R.S.M. Ball for conspicuous gallantry and good leadership in the third battle of Ypres, 31 July - 2 August 1917 (1 folio)
The Military Cross awarded to R.S.M. Ball is now in the medal collection of The Royal Sussex Regimental Museum (1980)

Papers of Private Herbert William Purser, 9th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/MSS/7/54  4 April 1918

Contents:
The papers comprise: (i) 4 April 1918. Postcard addressed to Mrs. W. Purser of Camberwell, London, notifying her that Private Purser was a prisoner-of-war in the camp at Limburg, and (ii) 1918. Photograph of group of prisoners-of-war [taken at Limburg]

Papers of Private Alfred Ernest Josland  RSR/MSS/7/55  25 April 1918 - 10 March 1919

Administrative history:
Enlisted for The Middlesex Regiment on 11 April 1916. Served with 'D' Company, 7th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in France, to 16 November 1918, and transferred to Army Reserve on 10 March 1919

Contents:
The papers comprise: (i) 25 April 1918. Extract from The London Gazette containing the citation of Private Josland for the Military Medal for bravery during a raid on enemy trenches near Fleurbaix on 8 March 1918 (1 folio); (ii) 15 June - 21 November 1918. Soldier's Pay Book for use on Active Service (1 vol.); (iii) [1918]. Acknowledgement by Major-General Scott, Commanding, 12th Division, of Private Josland's distinguished conduct in the Field (1 folio); and (iv) 10 March 1919. Certificate of transfer to Army Reserve (1 folio)

Memorials to Private Peter Thomas Foster, 13th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, killed in action at the Somme on 26 April 1918  RSR/MSS/7/56  [26 April 1918]

Contents:
The items comprise: (i) n.d. Commemorative scroll in recognition of the service and sacrifice of Private Foster (1 folio); (ii) n.d. Printed memorial signed by George V (1 folio); and (iii) n.d. Official memorial plaque (1 item)

War Diary. Official War Diary of the 17th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in France, and, from 2 June 1919, in Egypt and Palestine, comprising original and duplicate summaries of daily events  RSR/MSS/7/57  1 June 1918 - 31 March 1920

1 File

Contents:
Incomplete. Entries missing for the months of July 1918, April 1919, August 1919, January 1920, and February 1920

Roll of officers and other ranks of the 7th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, buried in a British cemetery in France after an action fought on 8 August between Morlancourt and Sailly-Laurette during the Battle of Amiens  RSR/MSS/7/58  14 August 1918

1 Folio

Papers of 2nd Lieutenant Walter Henry Cater, 8th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/MSS/7/59  16 September 1918

Copies information: The medal is now in the medal collection of The Royal Sussex Regimental Museum (1980) (1 folio)


Contents:
The papers comprise: (i) 16 September 1918. Extract from The London Gazette. Citation for Military Cross. 2nd Lieutenant Walter Henry Cater, 8th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, for conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty, during an attack near Villers Faucon in the Albert zone (1 folio) and (ii) n.d. Printed memorial signed by George V. (1 folio)

Diary of Lance-Corporal James Justin, 11th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in northern Russia  RSR/MSS/7/60  17 September 1918-27 April 1919

2 Notebooks

The Aftermath. Illustrated diary of Sergeant W. C. Chessum, 11th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in northern Russia  RSR/MSS/7/61  17 September 1918 - 31 August 1919

1 vol

Contents:
A descriptive account, illustrated with photographs and cuttings, of life and service in Russian Lapland during the Allied operations against the Bolshevik forces

Official memorial plaque in the name of Private Stephen Edwin Arnold, 9th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, killed in action during an attack at Wargnies-Le-Petit on 4 November 1918  RSR/MSS/7/62  [4 November 1918]

1 Item

Divisional Christmas Card  RSR/MSS/7/63  25 December 1918 - 24 February 1920

2 ff

Contents:
A card sent home from France by George Seabrook, officer of the 8th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment

Correspondence of the officer-in-command, No. 2 Infantry Record Office, Hounslow, concerning the duplicate copies of the official War Diaries of the 11th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/MSS/7/64  29 December 1918-24 February 1920

7 Letters

Contents:
Extracted from the official War Diary of the 11th Battalion

Papers of Lance-Corporal Herbert Gardner. 16th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/MSS/7/65  c.1918-1919

Administrative history:
Lance-Corporal Gardner was awarded the Military Medal. He was killed in action during an advance at Halpegarbe near Richbourg on 3 October 1918

Contents:
The Military Medal awarded to Lance-Corporal Gardner is now in the medal collection of The Royal Sussex Regimental Museum (1980)
The papers comprise: (i) n.d. Printed memorial signed by George V (1 folio); (ii) n.d. Commemorative scroll in recognition of the service and sacrifice of Lance-Corporal Gardner (1 folio); (iii) n.d. Covering letter from officer-in-command, Infantry Record Office, Hounslow, enclosing the British War Medal (1 folio); and (iv) n.d. Photograph of Lance-Corporal Gardner and photograph of his grave in Le Cateau Military Cemetery, France (2 photographs)

Programme of Grand Concert given by the Sussex Star Shells, Concert Party of the 8th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at Villers Outreaux, Belgium  RSR/MSS/7/66  22 January 1919

4 ff

Contents:
A manuscript programme signed by officers of the 8th Battalion

Papers of Private Charles George (Clement Gordon) Edwards  RSR/MSS/7/67  February-March 1919

Administrative history:
Enlisted for The Royal Sussex Regiment on 31 May 1915 and served as a Lewis Gunner in the 9th Battalion from December 1915 to February 1919. Disembodied on 19 March 1919

Contents:
The papers comprise: (i) [February 1919]. Certificate of Employment during the War (1 folio) and (ii) 19 March 1919. Certificate of disembodiment on demobilisation (1 folio)

War Diary. Official War Diary of the 53rd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, based at Wahn, Neunkirchen, and Lind in northern Germany and, from 23 August 1919, at Ripon and Rugeley in England, comprising original and duplicate summaries of daily events  RSR/MSS/7/68  1 March 1919 - 31 January 1920

1 File

War Diary. Official War Diary of the 51st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, based at Wahn, Neunkirchen, and Donrath in northern Germany, comprising typed original and duplicate summaries of daily events  RSR/MSS/7/69  10 March- 22 August 1919

1 File

War Diary. Official War Diary of the 52nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, based at Wahn, Neunkirchen, Donrath, and Lind in northern Germany, comprising duplicates of original summaries of daily events  RSR/MSS/7/70  11 March - 23 August 1919

1 File

Contents:
Also includes copies of nominal rolls of officers, operation orders, orders in the event of civil disturbances, orders in the event of the cessation of the armistice, etc

Correspondence of the officer-in-charge, No. 2 Infantry Record Office, Hounslow, concerning the loan of the duplicate copies of the official War Diaries of the 9th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, to Captain H. C. Coleman, formerly officer commanding, 9th Battalion, for the purpose of compiling a history of the battalion  RSR/MSS/7/71  4 April - 11 December 1919

13 docs

Contents:
Extracted from the official War Diary of the 9th Battalion

Papers of Private Percy Wykes. Called up for service in the 11th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, on 14 April 1916, and transferred to Army Reserve on demobilisation on 2 November 1919  RSR/MSS/7/72  3 September - 2 November 1919

Contents:
The papers comprise: (i) 3 September 1919. Certificate of Identity (1 folio); (ii) 2 November 1919. Certificate of Character (1 folio); (iii) 2 November 1919. Certificate of transfer to Army Reserve (1 folio); and (iv) n.d. Certificate of Employment during the War (1 folio)

Correspondence between the Honorary Secretary, 12th Division Memorials Committee, and the Secretary, Imperial War Graves Commission, concerning the maintenance of war memorials to the 12th Division at Monchy-Le-Preux and Ephey in France  RSR/MSS/7/73  10 August 1922-21 November 1933

11 docs

Contents:
Also includes copies of speeches made on the inauguration of the monument at Ephey
Extracted from RSR/MSS/7/74

Newspaper cuttings mainly relating to the publication of The History of the Seventh (Service) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, 1914-1919, a volume compiled by a committee of officers of the battalion and edited by Owen Rutter  RSR/MSS/7/74  14 March 1934 - 8 June 1935

1 vol

Contents:
Includes advertisements, advance notices, and reviews from national and local newspapers
At back: Cuttings from French newspapers concerning a visit to Arras by Lieutenant-Colonel G. H. Impey in May 1934, and cuttings from local newspapers relating to the twenty-first birthday re-union dinner of officers of the 7th Battalion in June 1935

Correspondence and accounts relating to the publication of The History of the Seventh (Service) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, 1914-1919  RSR/MSS/7/75  29 March-28 May 1934

7 docs


Related information: Extracted from RSR/MSS/7/74. See also RSR/MSS/13/7-8

Contents:
Mostly letters addressed to Captain G. L. Reckitt, on behalf of the committee of officers who compiled the book, acknowledging receipt of copies of the book and commenting upon it

Papers relating to an action near Amiens during which the 7th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, checked the advance of the German 7th Panzer Division  RSR/MSS/7/76  [18-20 May 1940]

4 docs


Related information: See also RSR/MSS/6/18 and 7/83

Contents:
Includes copies of an article on the action published in The Times (31 December 1943) and copy of a letter from Colonel R. Gethen, formerly commanding 7th Battalion (November 1957)

War Diary  RSR/MSS/7/77  19 September 1940-28 July 1943

1 file, bound

Contents:
Typescript copy of the official War Diary of the 70th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, serving in South Eastern Command, Home Forces, in Sussex, Kent, and Surrey, comprising summaries of daily events

Myitkyina to Mandalay. A Diary of the North Burma Campaign. 'A' Company, 9th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/MSS/7/78  1944-1945

50 pp., 3 copies

Contents:
An illustrated account of the service of the 9th Battalion in the North Burma campaign of 1944-1945 by Captain Ian McArthur and Lieutenant Murray Gillings Printed

List of officers and other ranks of the 9th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, awarded military decorations for service in the North Burma campaign of 1944-1945  RSR/MSS/7/79  1944-1945

1 Folio

Papers relating to the North Burma campaign of 1944-1945, and to the proceedings of the 9th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, as part of the 36th British Division  RSR/MSS/7/80-82  1945-1946


Related information: See also RSR/MSS/7/88 for newspaper articles on the 9th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in North Burma

South-East Asia Command Souvenir  RSR/MSS/7/80  1945

2 docs

Contents:
Supplement, in two parts, to the daily newspaper of the South-East Asia Command, containing an account of the campaign to liberate Burma. Illustrated

The Campaign in Burma. Account of the Burma campaign prepared for the South-East Asia Command by the Central Office of Information. Illustrated  RSR/MSS/7/81  1945

1 vol

36th. Division. The Campaign in North Burma. 1944-45. Account of the proceedings of the 36th Division in Burma by Geoffrey Foster, A.D.M.S. Illustrated  RSR/MSS/7/82  1946

1 vol

Letter to G. D. Martineau, author of A History of The Royal Sussex Regiment, from R. A. Wilson of Wisborough Green, formerly Lance-Corporal, 'A' Company, 7th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. Refers to the action near Amiens on 20 May 1940, between the 7th Battalion and the German 7th Panzer Division, and to his capture by the Germans  RSR/MSS/7/83  2 May 1955

1 Folio


Related information: See also RSR/MSS/6/18 and 7/76

An outline history of the Sussex Yeomanry and 16th (Sussex Yeomanry) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, 1797-1955  RSR/MSS/7/84  [1955]

2 ff

Papers relating to re-unions of old comrades of the 11th, 12th, and 13th Battalions, The Royal Sussex Regiment, organised by the Southdown Battalions Association  RSR/MSS/7/85-86  12 September 1964 - 2 May 1970

Extract from the Bexhill-on-Sea Observer on the service at Bexhill to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the formation of the Southdown Battalions  RSR/MSS/7/85  12 September 1964

2 ff

Menu card for the Annual Re-union Dinner at Worthing of the Southdown Battalions Association  RSR/MSS/7/86  2 May 1970

2 ff

One Man's Wars. A study of the military activities of one man, Geoffrey Lillywhite, 1914-1918, 1939-1945. By Nigel Graham Lillywhite  RSR/MSS/7/87  1965

1 vol., 34 ff

Administrative history:
An account of the military career of Geoffrey Lillywhite compiled by his son. He was commissioned in the 11th Battalion, The East Surrey Regiment, in 1915, and was posted to the 9th Battalion, serving in France, in May 1916. Transferred to the 3rd Battalion, then in England, in July 1917, he returned to France in May 1918 with the newly formed 17th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. He was transferred to the 52nd Battalion, serving in the Rhineland, in April 1919, and was discharged, with the rank of Captain, in November 1919. During the Second World War he served in the Territorial Army in southern England, and in April 1945 was appointed to the rank of Colonel

The Royal Sussex in Burma. Three articles by John Montgomery from the Brighton and Hove Gazette on the service of the 9th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in the North Burma campaign of 1944-1945  RSR/MSS/7/88  12-26 May 1973

5 ff., 2 copies

Sixty Years Ago. Article in Blackwood's Magazine by Canon H. Roland Bate, describing his military career during the First World War  RSR/MSS/7/89  November 1975

7 ff

Contents:
He was attached to the 9th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, between April-August 1918

The Cameronian (Scottish Rifles) War Memorial  RSR/MSS/7/90  19 May 1979

2 ff


Related information: A bronze model of the war memorial is in the collection of The Royal Sussex Regimental Museum (1980). See also RSR/MSS/11/15

Contents:
Article in The Covenanter, the regimental journal of the Cameronians, by Michael Lindsey Clark, on the Cameronian War Memorial in Kelvingrove Park, designed by his father, Captain Philip Lindsey Clark, who had served in the 11th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, on the Western Front, before being wounded in 1917

The Times. Obituaries Supplement  RSR/MSS/7/91  19 November 1979

1 Folio

Contents:
Obituary of Field Marshal Sir Gerald Walter Robert Templer. He commanded the 9th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, during the period of its re-formation and training in 1940

Lists of documents of the Service Battalions  RSR/MSS/7/92  1979

3 Files

Contents:
The Royal Sussex Regiment, transferred to the West Sussex Record Office from the Regimental Museum in 1979. Include regimental accession and document numbers

RECORDS OF THE DEPÔT, THE ROYAL SUSSEX REGIMENT  RSR/MSS/8/1-9  [n.d.]

Administrative history:
The Barracks in Broyle Road, Chichester, were built during the Napoleonic Wars, and were intended for use by a major unit of the British Army. In 1809 the 2nd Battalion, the 35th (Sussex) Regiment of Foot, returned from the ill-fated Walcheren expedition and were stationed, for the first time, at Chichester. They were billeted there again in 1813 between disembarking at Portsmouth from Guernsey and embarking at Deal for Holland. Various cavalry and infantry units occupied the Barracks during the next 60 years and it also served as a base for the Royal Sussex Light Infantry Militia
Permanent depôts for infantry regiments of the line were set up throughout the country in 1873, and in that year a brigade depôt for the 35th (Royal Sussex) Regiment and the 107th (Bengal Infantry) Regiment was established at the Barracks. The 35th and 107th Regiments were reconstituted to form the 1st Battalion and the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in 1881, and the Barracks became the depôt of The Royal Sussex Regiment. In 1958 the Barracks were named the Roussillon Barracks, after the name of the French regiment defeated by the 35th Regiment at Quebec in 1759, but in 1960 the depôt was closed on the formation of a central depôt for the regiments of the Home Counties Brigade at Canterbury
A small Regimental Headquarters remained in the Barracks as the office of the Colonel of the Regiment and as the Headquarters of the Royal Sussex Regimental Association. This became the Royal Sussex Office of the Queen's Regiment on the formation of the new Queen's Regiment in 1966. From 1964 the Barracks have been the home of the Depôt and Training Centre of the Royal Military Police

Register of Baptisms performed by the chaplain at the Barracks in Chichester  RSR/MSS/8/1  1856-1862

1 vol

Certificate showing the qualifications in military subjects for the rank of Sergeant. Awarded to Lance-Sergeant Albert Edward James, 'B' Company, The Depôt, The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/MSS/8/2  19 December 1893

1 Folio

The Beagles. A volume containing monthly accounts, records of breeding of hounds, lists of meets, and lists of farmers in the Chichester area  RSR/MSS/8/3  1912-1914

1 vol

Telegram received by Major W. L. Osborn, Commanding, The Depôt, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in Chichester, ordering the recall of officers from leave in view of the imminency of war. (1 folio.) Attached: 30 July 1914. Copy of reply from Major Osborn. (1 folio.)  RSR/MSS/8/4  29 July 1914

Permanent pass of Lance-Corporal C. Donnelly, 'A' Company, The Depôt, The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/MSS/8/5  31 August 1927

1 doc

Depôt Order Book. A volume containing Depôt orders signed by the adjutant at the Barracks in Chichester  RSR/MSS/8/6  10 August 1939 - 27 March 1940

1 vol

Papers relating to the presentation by the Colonel of The Royal Sussex Regiment of a water-coloured etching of St. Clement Danes Church, the R.A.F. War Memorial, to Headquarters Fighter Command, on 7 May 1959, to mark the association between R.A.F. Tangmere and The Depôt, Chichester  RSR/MSS/8/7  18 January - 7 May 1959

1 File

Notes on the history of the Roussillon Barracks in Chichester, 1795-1976  RSR/MSS/8/8  1976

3 ff., 4 copies


Related information: See also RSR/MSS/13/32-33 for newspaper cuttings relating to the regimental depôt and to its ultimate closure in 1960

Typescript list of documents of The Depôt, The Royal Sussex Regiment, transferred to the West Sussex Record Office from the Regimental Museum in 1979. Includes regimental accession and document numbers  RSR/MSS/8/9  1979

1 Folio

RECORDS OF COLONELS OF THE REGIMENT  RSR/MSS/9/1-64  [n.d.]

Contents:
A list of the Colonels of the Regiment from 1701 to 1966, together with details of their military careers, can be found in G. D. Martineau's History of The Royal Sussex Regiment

Papers of General Henry Fletcher  [no ref. or date]

Copies information: The papers of the Fletcher family are held by the National Library of Scotland in Edinburgh, and the following are photocopies from that collection


Administrative history:
Henry Fletcher was the second son of Andrew Fletcher, Lord Milton, Chief Justice Clerk for Scotland (1735-1748) and Keeper of the Signet (1746-1766). Henry succeeded to the family estate at Saltoun in Scotland on the death of his elder brother in 1779 and became 7th Laird of Saltoun. He was first commissioned Ensign in the Army in 1739. He joined the 35th Regiment of Foot as a Major in 1755 and became Colonel of the Regiment in 1764. He retained this office until his death in March 1803, when he was succeeded by Major-General Charles Lennox, soon to become 4th Duke of Richmond. During the Seven Years' War, Lieutenant-Colonel Fletcher commanded the Regiment at Louisburg and the Heights of Abraham

Photocopies of commissions of Henry Fletcher  RSR/MSS/9/1  2 May 1739-20 June 1762

7 docs

Photocopies of correspondence of Henry Fletcher  RSR/MSS/9/2  31 June 1743-14 December 1802

91 Letters

Contents:
This falls into two categories: (i) letters to his parents, brother, and sister, describing his service at Dettingen (1743), Louisburg (1758), Quebec (1759), and Martinique (1762), and his endeavours to succeed General Charles Otway as Colonel of the Regiment in 1763-1764; and (ii) Letters from the War Office, from agents, and from subordinate officers during his period as Colonel, and referring to the administration and training of the Regiment, the purchase of commissions, etc

Miscellaneous papers relating to the Fletcher family of Saltoun and the career of General Henry Fletcher  RSR/MSS/9/3  1762-1963

4 Items

Contents:
Include plan of the siege of Havana in 1762 (photocopy), and copies of Scotland's Magazine, April 1962, and Scottish Field, January 1963, containing articles on the Fletcher family. Also two specimen pieces of cloth used for Regimental Facings during Fletcher's office as Colonel of the Regiment

Correspondence of Major J. F. Ainsworth, The Royal Sussex Regimental Association, principally with the Keeper of Manuscripts at the National Library of Scotland, concerning the papers of General Henry Fletcher, and including schedules of documents  RSR/MSS/9/4  13 November 1961 - 15 November 1974

1 File

Papers of Major-General James Charles Young  [no ref. or date]

Administrative history:
Major-General Young joined the 35th Regiment of Foot in 1877 and served with the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in the Egyptian Campaign of 1882 and the Nile Campaign of 1884-1885. From 1892-1897 he was Deputy Assistant Adjutant General in South Africa and commanded the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in 1899-1903. He was Assistant Adjutant General 4th (Quetta) Division in 1904-1907, and from 1910-1912 was Major-General commanding a Brigade in India. In 1912 he was appointed to command the Home Counties Division of the Territorial Force, and commanded a Home Service Division in the First World War. He was appointed Colonel of The Royal Sussex Regiment in March 1914, and retained that office until his death in January 1926 when he was succeeded by Brigadier-General William Lushington Osborn

Contents:
The order and medals awarded to Major-General Young are now in the collection of The Royal Sussex Regimental Museum (1980)

Prize Essay at Staff College. Subject: The tactical employment of the three arms at the battle of Mars-La-Tour on 16 August 1870 during the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-1871  RSR/MSS/9/5  [1890]

1 vol

Record of Service, in The Royal Sussex Regiment, of Lieutenant-Colonel James Charles Young, 1876-1902. With covering letter  RSR/MSS/9/6  6 May 1905

2 ff

Printed Orders by Major-General H. L. Smith-Dorrien, Commanding, 4th (Quetta) Division, on the occasion of the visit to Quetta of the Prince and Princess of Wales  RSR/MSS/9/7  7 March 1906

1 vol

Annual Confidential Report on Colonel James Charles Young, Assistant Adjutant General, by Lieutenant-General H. L. Smith-Dorrien, Commanding, 4th (Quetta) Division  RSR/MSS/9/8  29 December 1906

1 Folio

Album compiled by Major-General Young containing letters and autographs of distinguished people  RSR/MSS/9/9  1911-1923

1 vol

Appointment as Companion of the Order of the Bath. Signed by George V and Arthur, Duke of Connaught  RSR/MSS/9/10  4 June 1917

2 ff

Notice of mention in despatches for services in connection with the First World War, The London Gazette, 27 July 1917. Signed by Winston S. Churchill, Secretary of State for War  RSR/MSS/9/11  1 July 1919

1 Folio

Obituary notice in the hand of Brigadier-General William Lushington Osborn, successor to Major-General Young as Colonel of The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/MSS/9/12  7 January 1926

2 ff

Papers of Brigadier-General William Lushington Osborn  [no ref. or date]

Administrative history:
William Lushington Osborn was educated at the Kipling-Stalky United Services College, Westward Ho, and at Sandhurst. He was commissioned in 1890 and served in India with the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in 1891-1899. After being Brigade-Major to the Sirhind Brigade, he joined the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, and served with them in India between 1904-1910. He was appointed to command the Depôt in Chichester in July 1910, but in August 1914 he was promoted to temporary Lieutenant-Colonel with the responsibility for raising and training the 7th Battalion, the first 'New Army' battalion of The Royal Sussex Regiment. He commanded the new battalion in France from May 1915, and in July 1916 he was promoted to temporary Brigadier-General in command of the 16th Infantry Brigade of the 6th Division. He commanded the 5th Infantry Brigade of the 2nd Division in France and Germany in 1918-1919, and in May 1919 was posted as Lieutenant-Colonel to the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. In May 1926 he succeeded Major-General James Charles Young as Colonel of the Regiment and retained that office until July 1941 when he was succeeded by Brigadier Richard Maule Birkett

Contents:
The orders and medals awarded to Brigadier-General Osborn are now in the collection of The Royal Sussex Regimental Museum (1980)

Supplement to the Broad Arrow  RSR/MSS/9/13  4 November 1871

2 ff

Contents:
Includes transcript of the royal warrant implementing the army reforms of Edward Cardwell, Secretary for War

Letters to Lieutenant-Colonel W. Tolson concerning regimental history and the origin of regimental badges  RSR/MSS/9/14  6 July 1901 - 5 February 1915

4 Letters

'The Battle of Khotla'. Drawing for a Christmas Card  RSR/MSS/9/15  Christmas 1906

1 Folio

'What came down with the Colonel from Solon'. Humorous cartoon drawn by Brigade Major Osborn  RSR/MSS/9/16  1908

1 Folio

Letter from Major Osborn, Commanding, The Depôt, The Royal Sussex Regiment, to Headquarters, No. 10 District, Hounslow, confirming the recall of officers and men of The Depôt to Chichester  RSR/MSS/9/17  30 July 1914

1 Folio

London Brighton and South Coast Railway. Secret time-tables including timings of troop trains in the event of war  RSR/MSS/9/18  2 August 1914

1 vol

Royal Warrant appointing Lieutenant-Colonel Osborn a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order. Signed by George V and David Lloyd George, Secretary of State for War  RSR/MSS/9/19  15 April 1916

1 Folio

Trench map of the Guillemont area. Scale 1:20,000. Published by Ordnance Survey  RSR/MSS/9/20  1916

1 doc

Contents:
Annotated by Brigadier-General Osborn and marked 'Map used by me when G.O.C. 16th I.B. VI Division attack on "quadrilateral"'

Papers relating to operations of the 6th Division to capture possession of the southern section of Novel Alley, south of Loos. Include correspondence, field messages, operation orders, and trench maps  RSR/MSS/9/21  17-22 April 1917

14 docs

Pass card issued to Brigadier-General Osborn, Commanding, 16th Infantry Brigade, 6th Division, in France  RSR/MSS/9/22  1 September 1917

1 doc

Officer's Advance of Pay Book issued to Brigadier-General Osborn, Commanding, 16th Infantry Brigade, 6th Division, in France  RSR/MSS/9/23  14 October 1917 - 8 April 1919

1 doc

The 2nd Division at Cambrai, 1917. Reports of the Battle of Cambrai in November 1917 reprinted from the Morning Post of 22nd and 27th February 1918  RSR/MSS/9/24  February 1918

1 vol

Papers relating to the appointment of Brigadier-General Osborn as a Companion of the Order of St. Michael and St. George  RSR/MSS/9/25  16 April 1918

2 docs

Intelligence Map of the Ayette - Courcelles - Hamelincourt area annotated by Brigadier-General Osborn  RSR/MSS/9/26  26 July 1918

1 doc

Operation Orders relating to the assault of the 5th Infantry Brigade on the villages of Behagnies and Sapignies  RSR/MSS/9/27  22-25 August 1918

2 docs

Royal Warrant appointing Brigadier-General Osborn a Companion (Military division) of the Order of the Bath. Signed by George V  RSR/MSS/9/28  1 January 1919

1 Folio

Certificates signed by Winston S. Churchill, Secretary of State for War, recording the dates during the First World War when Brigadier-General Osborn was mentioned in despatches for gallant and distinguished conduct in the Field  RSR/MSS/9/29  1 March 1919

5 docs

Caricature of Lieutenant-Colonel Osborn, Commanding, M.G.C. Depôt, drawn by Sergeant Mason  RSR/MSS/9/30  1920

1 doc

Papers relating to the invitation to Brigadier-General Osborn to attend the coronation of George VI and Queen Elizabeth at Westminster Abbey on 12 May 1937  RSR/MSS/9/31  May 1937

2 docs

Memorandum by Brigadier-General Osborn concerning the possibilities of producing an updated history of The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/MSS/9/32  24 November 1937

2 ff

Letter to Brigadier-General Osborn from Lieutenant-Colonel Lashmer Gordon Whistler expressing the gratitude of the 4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, for his services as Colonel of the Regiment  RSR/MSS/9/33  8 August 1941

1 Folio

Diary of the operations of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, during the assault on the Sidi Omar defensive system in North Africa  RSR/MSS/9/34  18 November 1941-24 January 1942

1 File

Contents:
Original diary, 38 ff., and typescript copy

Personalities in Prose and Verse. A volume of prose and verse, mostly light-hearted and mostly with military associations. Endorsed 'W.L.O.'  RSR/MSS/9/35  n.d

71 ff

Recollections of early career, 1889-1917 (5 ff.) and memoranda of service, 1889-1920 (1 folio)  RSR/MSS/9/36  n.d

Papers of Brigadier Thomas Francis Vere Foster  [no ref. or date]

Administrative history:
Brigadier Foster commanded the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in the period 1932-1936, and he was appointed Colonel of the Regiment in December 1942 on the death of Brigadier Richard Maule Birkett. He retained that office until December 1953 when he was succeeded by Lieutenant-General Sir Lashmer Gordon Whistler

Contents:
The order and medals awarded to Brigadier Foster are now in the collection of The Royal Sussex Regimental Museum (1980)

Certificates relating to the appointment of Brigadier Foster to the Order of Commander in the House of Orange  RSR/MSS/9/37  October-November 1953

3 docs

Papers of General Sir Lashmer Gordon Whistler  [no ref. or date]


Related information: For full details of the military career of General Whistler see the biography by Sir John Smyth, Bolo Whistler. The Life of General Sir Lashmer Whistler (RSR/Library/5/43). The medals awarded to General Whistler are now in the medal collection of The Royal Sussex Regimental Museum (1980)
(RSR/MSS/4/97) 28-29 May 1940. Copies of War Messages from Major (acting Lieutenant-Colonel) Lashmer Gordon Whistler and Major J.B. Ashworth, 4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, to 133rd Infantry Brigade. (3 docs.)
(RSR/MSS/4/98) May-July 1940. Field Message Book of Major (acting Lieutenant-Colonel) Lashmer Gordon Whistler, 4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. (1 vol.)
(RSR/MSS/4/100) 1 May 1941 - 24 May 1942. Official Training Diary of the 4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in Kent. Signed by Major (acting Lieutenant-Colonel) Lashmer Gordon Whistler, Commanding Officer. (1 file.)
(RSR/MSS/13/10) 13 February 1962. Letter from President Nkrumah of Ghana to General Sir Lashmer Gordon Whistler concerning affairs of government. (1 folio)

Administrative history:
Lashmer Gordon Whistler served with the 13th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, during the latter part of the First World War, and was a member of the North Russian Relief Force to Archangel in May-November 1919. After the War, he served with the 1st Battalion, and was later Adjutant of the 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion and of the 2nd Battalion. On the outbreak of the Second World War he was Officer Commanding the Depôt in Chichester. He was appointed to the command of the 4th Battalion in January 1940 and was in that command during the retirement to Dunkirk in May 1940. In August 1942 he took over command of the 133rd Brigade of the 44th Division, comprising the 2nd, 4th, and 5th Battalions, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in North Africa. He subsequently commanded the 132nd Brigade and later the 131st Brigade during the invasion of Italy. In June 1944 he took command of the 3rd Division, which he led from Normandy to Bremen. Later, after other commands in the Middle East and Palestine, he went to India to supervise the withdrawal of British troops in 1947. In May 1951 he took over as General Officer Commanding-in-Chief of West Africa Command, with headquarters at Accra, and he retained that office until December 1953 when he returned to the United Kingdom as G.O.C.-in-C. of Western Command. Also in December 1953 he succeeded Brigadier Foster as Colonel of The Royal Sussex Regiment and held this office until he was succeeded by Brigadier John Blackwood Ashworth in July 1963

Commission of Lashmer Gordon Whistler. Second Lieutenant in the Land Forces (The Royal Sussex Regiment)  RSR/MSS/9/38  7 September 1917

1 Folio

Contents:
Signatories: George V, G. Macready, and R. Brade

Duplicate Official Record of Service, 12 September 1917 - 1 January 1955, and Letters of Appointment, 14 February 1947 - 6 September 1960, of General Sir Lashmer Gordon Whistler  RSR/MSS/9/39  12 September 1917 - 6 September 1960

1 File

Letter to his mother in Eastbourne from 2nd Lieutenant Lashmer Gordon Whistler, serving with the 13th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, prior to the second Battle of the Somme, and describing the daily life in the camp out of the front line  RSR/MSS/9/40  13 March 1918

1 Folio

Letters to his mother in Eastbourne from 2nd Lieutenant Lashmer Gordon Whistler, 13th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in prisoner-of-war camp in Germany, describing life in the camp  RSR/MSS/9/41  28 June - 11 July 1918

2 Letters

Photograph albums compiled by Lieutenant Lashmer Gordon Whistler while serving with the 45th Battalion, The Royal Fusiliers, in North Russia  RSR/MSS/9/42  May-September 1919

5 vols

Administrative history:
The 45th Battalion served as part of the Relief Force sent to North Russia to relieve the British garrison at Murmansk and Archangel. The garrison was originally intended to protect the two ports from being seized by the Germans after the collapse of Russia in 1917, but was retained after the war until the course of the Russian Revolution had been resolved

Contents:
The albums contain photographs of fellow officers, of the Russian landscape, of the town and harbour of Archangel, of Russian peasants, of Bolshevik prisoners, and of British naval vessels and aircraft

Certificate awarded to Lieutenant Lashmer Gordon Whistler for the determination and soldierly qualities displayed in attempting to escape from prisoner-of-war camp in Germany. Signed by Major-General L. Price-Davies, President, Standing Committee of Inquiry regarding Prisoners-of-War, War Office  RSR/MSS/9/43  1 October 1919

1 Folio

Photograph album compiled by Captain Lashmer Gordon Whistler while serving with the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in Palestine, and containing photographs of Jerusalem and the Holy Land  RSR/MSS/9/44  1937

1 vol

Appointment of Major (acting Lieutenant-Colonel) Lashmer Gordon Whistler as a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order. Signatories: George VI and Anthony Eden, Secretary of State for War  RSR/MSS/9/45  11 July 1940

1 Folio

A scrapbook compiled by Lashmer Gordon Whistler and containing correspondence, telegrams, photographs, newspaper cuttings, and miscellaneous printed material. Relates principally to his command of the 133rd and 131st Infantry Brigades, in North Africa and Italy, and of the 3rd Infantry Division, in France and Germany. Includes personal messages from Field-Marshal B. L. Montgomery, General B. G. Horrocks, and Major-General G. W. Erskine  RSR/MSS/9/46  1940-1946

1 vol

Notices of mentions in despatches for distinguished service during the Second World War  RSR/MSS/9/47  29 April 1941 - 4 April 1946

4 docs

Personal diary of General Sir Lashmer Gordon Whistler  RSR/MSS/9/48  28 May 1942 - 6 January 1959

1 File

Unbound

Contents:
This contains a detailed account of his experiences in his wartime commands, and in his post-war commands in Palestine, India, Sudan, and West Africa. It includes his observations on fellow officers and on political affairs in the post-war world. The period following his retirement from the Army in 1957 is covered in less detail, but includes reference to his work on the committee appointed to advise on the re-organisation of the infantry in 1957

A Collection of Field-Marshal Montgomery's Personal Messages to 21 Army Group. Normandy to the Baltic  RSR/MSS/9/49  6 June 1944 - 8 May 1945

Contents:
A series of personal messages issued to the troops by Field-Marshal B. L. Montgomery, Commander-in-Chief, 21st Army Group, during the campaign in North Western Europe, from D-day to the signing by the Germans of the Act of Surrender. (1 vol.)
At front: 20 June 1945. Inscription dedicated to Major-General Lashmer Gordon Whistler by Field-Marshal Montgomery

A scrapbook compiled by Major-General Lashmer Gordon Whistler containing newspaper cuttings and photographs, and principally relating to the period of his command of the 3rd British Infantry Division  RSR/MSS/9/50  1944-1949

1 vol

Contents:
Includes photographs signed by Winston S. Churchill and Field-Marshal B. L. Montgomery

Certificates of appointment of General Sir Lashmer Gordon Whistler as a member of the Order of the Bath  RSR/MSS/9/51  29 March 1945 - 1 January 1957

3 docs

Contents:
These relate to General Whistler's appointment as a Companion of the Order of the Bath, 29 March 1945; as a Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath, 1 January 1955; and as a Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath, 1 January 1957

Certificate of appointment of Major-General Lashmer Gordon Whistler as a Commander of the Order of the Crown of Belgium in recognition of his services in the fight for the liberation of Belgium during the Second World War  RSR/MSS/9/52  11 March 1946

1 Folio
Language:  French

Photographs taken by Major-General Lashmer Gordon Whistler of the transfer of power ceremonies on Partition Day at New Delhi, when India and Pakistan became self-governing dominions, showing the arrival at and departure from Parliament Building of Lord Mountbatten, the new Governor-General of India  RSR/MSS/9/53  15 August 1947

2 Photographs

Letters to Major-General Lashmer Gordon Whistler in India from Field-Marshal B. L. Montgomery, Chief of the Imperial General Staff, concerning the withdrawal of British troops from India and the appointment of Major-General Whistler as Commander-in-Chief or Kaid in the Sudan  RSR/MSS/9/54  22 January - 24 October 1948

2 Letters

A scrapbook compiled by Lieutenant-General Sir Lashmer Gordon Whistler during the period of his office as General Officer Commanding-in-Chief of West Africa Command. Includes photographs of ceremonial occasions and memorial services, miscellaneous printed material, and messages of congratulation upon the award of his knighthood in January 1952  RSR/MSS/9/55  June 1951 - August 1952

1 vol

Covering letter to Lieutenant-General Sir Lashmer Gordon Whistler from Buckingham Palace accompanying the Coronation Medal awarded in commemoration of the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II  RSR/MSS/9/56  2 June 1953

1 Folio

A scrapbook compiled by General Sir Lashmer Gordon Whistler during the period of his office as General Officer Commanding-in-Chief of Western Command (U.K.)  RSR/MSS/9/57  December 1953 - February 1957

1 vol

Contents:
Includes photographs of ceremonial occasions as G.O.C.-in-C. Western Command and as Colonel of The Royal Sussex Regiment, newspaper cuttings, miscellaneous printed material, and correspondence

Papers relating to the appointment of General Sir Lashmer Gordon Whistler to the class of the Officer Grand Cross and the Knight Grand Cross in the Order of the House of Orange  RSR/MSS/9/58  20 April 1954 - 14 April 1962

11 docs

A Soldier's Life. Transcript of a broadcast made by General Sir Lashmer Gordon Whistler for the B.B.C. Midland Home Service  RSR/MSS/9/59  5 February 1957

11 ff

Contents:
In which he recalls the principal experiences in his military career prior to his retirement from the Army in 1957 after 40 years' service

Photocopies of letters from the War Office concerning the chairmanship by General Sir Lashmer Gordon Whistler of the Whistler Committee on the Reorganisation of British Infantry  RSR/MSS/9/60  2 August 1957 - 9 May 1958

4 Letters

Contents:
Includes letters from Field-Marshal Sir Gerald Templer, Chief of the Imperial General Staff, and from John Hare and Christopher Soames, Secretaries of State for War

Certificate of appointment of General Sir Lashmer Gordon Whistler as Deputy Lieutenant of the County of Sussex  RSR/MSS/9/61  29 November 1957

1 Folio

Contents:
Signatory: Bernard Marmaduke, 16th Duke of Norfolk

Receipt signed by the Secretary of the Central Chancery of the Orders of Knighthood, St. James's Palace, for the Gold Collar of a Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath awarded to General Sir Lashmer Gordon Whistler and returned for safe custody  RSR/MSS/9/62  21 April 1958

1 Folio

Papers relating to the presentation of new Colours to the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sierre Leone Regiment, by Queen Elizabeth II, at Freetown on 25 November 1961  RSR/MSS/9/63  25 November 1961 - 16 January 1962

2 docs

Administrative history:
General Sir Lashmer Gordon Whistler was appointed Honorary Colonel of The Royal Sierre Leone Military Forces in 1959

Contents:
The papers comprise a copy of the royal address signed by the Queen's own hand and a letter from Sir Martin Charteris, at Buckingham Palace, concerning the presentation ceremonies at Freetown

Photocopy of personal tribute by Field-Marshal B. L. Montgomery on the death of General Sir Lashmer Gordon Whistler  RSR/MSS/9/64  September 1963

1 Folio

COMMISSIONS AND WARRANTS OF OFFICERS OF THE REGIMENT  RSR/MSS/10/1-41  [n.d.]

Contents:
A section containing the original commissions and warrants of individual officers of the Regiment, 1760-1929

Commission of John Wicks, Gentleman. Quartermaster to the 35th Regiment of Foot  RSR/MSS/10/1  27 October 1760

Contents:
Signatories: George III and William Pitt

Commission of George Charles Black, Clerk. Chaplain to the 107th Regiment of Foot  RSR/MSS/10/2  17 October 1761

Administrative history:
The 107th was a short-lived regiment and bears no relation to the regiment from which the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, was derived

Contents:
Signatories include George III and Lord Bute Endorsed: 'The Regiment was Broke in May 1763. Half pay was to commence from that time. This was stopt soon after, by my having preferment -- amount of £50'

Commission of Alexander Baxter, Gentleman. Assistant surgeon to the 35th (Dorsetshire) Regiment of Foot  RSR/MSS/10/3  30 August 1799

Contents:
Signatories include George III and the Duke of Portland

Commission of Henry Hopkins, Esq. Captain in the Regiment of Local Militia for the Rape of Pevensey  RSR/MSS/10/4  16 May 1811

Contents:
Signatory: Charles, Duke of Norfolk, Lord Lieutenant for the County of Sussex

Commission of Robert Starke, Gentleman. Assistant surgeon to the 35th (Sussex) Regiment of Foot  RSR/MSS/10/5  21 January 1813

Contents:
Signatories include George, Prince Regent, and Lord Sidmouth

Commission of Mark Dickens, Gentleman. Adjutant to the 35th (Sussex) Regiment of Foot  RSR/MSS/10/6  2 September 1824

Contents:
Signatories include George IV and Robert Peel

Commission of Samuel Workman, Esq. Captain in the 35th (Sussex) Regiment of Foot  RSR/MSS/10/7  13 June 1826

Contents:
Signatories include George IV and Robert Peel

Warrant appointing James Tedlie, Esq., Registrar and Actuary of the Vice-Admiralty and Instance Court of the Island of St. Lucia  RSR/MSS/10/8  26 January 1828

Commission of James Tedlie, Gentleman. Lieutenant of Infantry  RSR/MSS/10/9  1 November 1830


Related information: See also RSR/MSS/10/11, 14, and 17

Contents:
Signatories include William IV and Lord Melbourne

Commission of Oliver Nicholls Chatterton, Gentleman. Lieutenant in the 35th Regiment of Foot  RSR/MSS/10/10  27 October 1836

Contents:
Signatories include William IV and Lord John Russell

Commission of James Tedlie, Esq. Captain in the 35th Regiment of Foot  RSR/MSS/10/11  18 March 1839


Related information: See also RSR/MSS/10/8, 9, 14, and 17

Contents:
Signatories include Queen Victoria and Lord John Russell

Commission of William Osborn, Gentleman. Ensign of Infantry (East India Company)  RSR/MSS/10/12  December 1848

Contents:
Signatories include Sir Henry Pottinger, Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the fort and garrison of Fort St. George and town of Madraspatnam and of all the forces employed in the service of the East India Company

Commission of William Osborn, Gentleman. Ensign in the Queen's Army in the East Indies  RSR/MSS/10/13  8 March 1849


Related information: See also RSR/MSS/10/15, 19-22, and 24

Contents:
Signatories include Hugh, Lord Gough, Commander-in-Chief in the East Indies

Commission of James Tedlie. Major in the 35th Regiment of Foot  RSR/MSS/10/14  14 July 1851


Related information: See also RSR/MSS/10/8, 9, 11, and 17

Contents:
Signatories include Queen Victoria and Earl Grey

Commission of William Osborn. Lieutenant in the 30th Regiment of Native Infantry (East India Company)  RSR/MSS/10/15  18 November 1853


Related information: See also RSR/MSS/10/12, 13, 19-22, and 24

Contents:
Signatories include Sir Henry Pottinger, Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the fort and garrison of Fort St. George and town of Madraspatnam and of all the forces employed in the service of the East India Company

Commission of James Dougall. Lieutenant in the 4th Battalion, the Prince Edward Militia  RSR/MSS/10/16  1 March 1856

Contents:
Signatories include Sir Edmund Walker Head, Governor General of British North America

Commission of James Tedlie, Esq. Lieutenant-Colonel in the Army (Honorary Rank)  RSR/MSS/10/17  20 May 1856


Related information: See also RSR/MSS/10/8, 9, 11, and 14

Contents:
Signatories include Queen Victoria and J. Herbert

Commission of Albert Locke Nicholson, Esq. Captain in the Queen's Army in the East Indies  RSR/MSS/10/18  26 May 1856


Related information: See also RSR/MSS/10/23

Contents:
Signatories include General George Anson, Commander-in-Chief of the Forces in the East Indies

Commission of William Osborn, Gentleman. Lieutenant in the Army (Madras Infantry)  RSR/MSS/10/19  1 March 1864

Contents:
Signatories include George, Field-Marshal, Duke of Cambridge, and Earl de Grey

Commission of William Osborn, Esq. Captain in the Army (Madras Infantry)  RSR/MSS/10/20  2 Aug 1864

Contents:
Signatories include George, Field-Marshal, Duke of Cambridge, and Jonathan Peel

Commission of William Osborn, Esq. Captain in the Madras Staff Corps  RSR/MSS/10/21  18 June 1867

Contents:
Signatories include Queen Victoria and Sir J. Pakington

Commission of William Osborn, Esq. Major in the Madras Staff Corps  RSR/MSS/10/22  14 December 1868


Related information: See also RSR/MSS/10/12, 13, 15, and 24

Contents:
Signatories include George, Field-Marshal, Duke of Cambridge, and Edward Cardwell

Commission of Albert Locke Nicholson, Esq. Lieutenant-Colonel in the 107th Regiment of Foot  RSR/MSS/10/23  12 July 1871


Related information: See also RSR/MSS/10/18

Contents:
Signatories include George, Field-Marshal, Duke of Cambridge, and Edward Cardwell

Commission of William Osborn, Esq. Lieutenant-Colonel in the Land Forces (Madras Staff Corps)  RSR/MSS/10/24  13 November 1874


Related information: See also RSR/MSS/10/12, 13, 15, and 19-22

Contents:
Signatories include George, Field-Marshal, Duke of Cambridge, and G. Gathorne Hardy

Commission of James Charles Young, Gentleman. Sub-Lieutenant in the Land Forces (Unattached)  RSR/MSS/10/25  30 October 1876


Related information: See also RSR/MSS/9/5-12 for papers of James Charles Young, Colonel of The Royal Sussex Regiment, 1914-1926

Contents:
Signatories include George, Field-Marshal, Duke of Cambridge, and G. Gathorne Hardy

Commission of Louis Eugène du Moulin, Gentleman. Second Lieutenant in the Land Forces (107th Regiment of Foot)  RSR/MSS/10/26  8 January 1880


Related information: See also RSR/MSS/1/99-103 for papers of Louis Eugène du Moulin, 1st and 2nd Battalions. The Royal Sussex Regiment

Contents:
Signatories: Queen Victoria and H. C. E. Childers

Commission of Patrick McEvoy, Sergeant-Major in the Depôt, The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/MSS/10/27  27 October 1881

Contents:
Signatory: H. C. E. Childers

Commission of B. D. A. Donne. Kaimakam Bey, 10th Battalion, Infantry, in the Army of the Khedive of Egypt  RSR/MSS/10/28  2 January 1886

Administrative history:
B. D. A. Donne was subsequently Lieutenant-Colonel of the 35th Foot, 1898-1902

Commission of William Lushington Osborn, Gentleman. 2nd Lieutenant in the Land Forces (The Royal Sussex Regiment)  RSR/MSS/10/29  24 November 1890

Administrative history:
William Lushington Osborn was the son of William Osborn (see RSR/MSS/10/12, 13, 15, 19-22, and 24) He was subsequently Colonel of The Royal Sussex Regiment, 1926-1941 (see RSR/MSS/9/13-36)

Contents:
Signatories: Queen Victoria and Edward Stanhope

Commission of Ernest Redford Harrison, Gentleman. Second Lieutenant in the volunteer Forces (2nd volunteer Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment)  RSR/MSS/10/30  25 July 1891

Contents:
Signatories: Queen Victoria and H. Campbell-Bannerman

Commission of Charles George Ashburner Nix, Gentleman. Second Lieutenant in the volunteer Forces (2nd volunteer Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment)  RSR/MSS/10/31  1 August 1891


Related information: See also RSR/MSS/10/36

Contents:
Signatories: Queen Victoria and H. Campbell-Bannerman

Commission of Hugh Stirling Ashworth, Gentleman. Second Lieutenant in the Land Forces (The Royal Sussex Regiment)  RSR/MSS/10/32  20 September 1895

Administrative history:
Lieutenant-Colonel Ashworth was killed while commanding the 4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at the First Battle of Gaza in March 1917

Contents:
Signatories: Queen Victoria and the Marquess of Lansdowne

Commission of Forster Gurney Goring, Gentleman. Second Lieutenant in the Land Forces (The Royal Sussex Regiment)  RSR/MSS/10/33  21 July 1902

Contents:
Signatories: Edward VII and St. John Brodrick

Commission of Francis Louis du Moulin. Second Lieutenant in the Land Forces (The Royal Sussex Regiment)  RSR/MSS/10/34  1 November 1909

Contents:
Signatories include Edward VII and W. G. Nicholson

Commission of Frederick Yelverton Goring. Second Lieutenant in the Land Forces (The Royal Sussex Regiment)  RSR/MSS/10/35  1 August 1914

Contents:
Signatories: George V, Henry Sclater; and R. Brade

Commission of Charles George Ashburner Nix. Captain in the Territorial Force  RSR/MSS/10/36  6 December 1914


Related information: See also RSR/MSS/10/31)

Contents:
Signatories: George V, G. Macready, and R. Brade

Commission of Neville Lindsay Young. Second Lieutenant in the Land Forces (The Royal Sussex Regiment)  RSR/MSS/10/37  14 April 1915

Contents:
Signatories: George V, Henry Sclater, and R. Brade
Lieutenant N. L. Young was the son of Major-General J. C. Young, Colonel of the Regiment, and was killed in action in France in 1916 (see RSR/MSS/2/75)

Commission of Reginald Howard Stacey. Second Lieutenant in the Territorial Force (4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment)  RSR/MSS/10/38  22 January 1916

1 Folio

Contents:
Signatories: George V, G. Macready, and R. Brade
Attached: n.d. Letter from Barclay Stacey, depositor, containing brief notes on the military career of his elder brother, Reginald Howard Stacey

Commission of Frederick Frank Barclay Stacey. Second Lieutenant in the Special Reserve of Officers (The Royal Sussex Regiment)  RSR/MSS/10/39  7 August 1916

Contents:
Signatories: George V, G. Macready, and R. Brade
Attached: (i) 20 March 1917. Officer's Pass. Second Lieutenant F. F. B. Stacey, 3rd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment (Newhaven Garrison). (1 folio.)
(ii) 10 May 1970. Letter from Barclay Stacey, depositor, containing brief notes on his military career (1 folio.)

Commission of Frederick Frank Barclay Stacey. Lieutenant in the Territorial Army (4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment)  RSR/MSS/10/40  9 September 1925

Contents:
Signatories: George V, R. Whigham, and H. J. Creedy

Commission of Edward Gerald Hollist. Second Lieutenant in the Land Forces (The Royal Sussex Regiment)  RSR/MSS/10/41  24 August 1929

Contents:
Signatories include George V and H. J. Creedy

MEMORIALS AND SERVICES, CEREMONIES, REGIMENTAL MARCHES, AND VERSE  RSR/MSS/11/1-76  [n.d.]

Memorials and Services  [no ref. or date]

Copy of memorial in St. Peter's Church, Stonehouse, Plymouth, to James William Amos, Captain in the 35th Regiment of Foot  RSR/MSS/11/1  13 March 1864

1 Folio

Photographs of memorials to The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/MSS/11/2-5  1882-1939

Memorial at Brighton to officers and men of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, who died during the Egyptian Campaign and Nile Expedition  RSR/MSS/11/2  1882-1885

4 colour photographs

Memorial at Heraklion to soldiers of the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, who died in Crete  RSR/MSS/11/3  1905-1907

1 Photograph

Memorial at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, to officers and men of The Royal Sussex Regiment, formerly cadets at the College, who died during the First World War  RSR/MSS/11/4  1914-1919

3 Photographs

Stained glass window in the Garrison Church at Moascar, Egypt, dedicated to The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/MSS/11/5  c.1939

2 Photographs

Administrative history:
The window is now in the Garrison Church at Dekelia, Cyprus (1980)

Correspondence, minutes of meetings, and accounts regarding The Royal Sussex Memorial Fund raised in memory of officers and men of the Regiment who died during the South African War  RSR/MSS/11/6  1902-1906

1 File


Related information: See also RSR/MSS/11/21 and 13/39

Programme of service held at the Royal Albert Hall in London to commemorate the deeds of the First Seven Divisions at Mons and Ypres between August and November 1914  RSR/MSS/11/7  15 December 1917

1 vol

Administrative history:
The banner which was affixed to the front of the box occupied by The Royal Sussex Regiment was afterwards lodged in the Regimental Memorial Chapel of St. George in Chichester Cathedral. The centre piece of the banner is now preserved at the Sussex Combined Services Museum in Eastbourne (1980)

Orders of Service for Memorial Services held in Chichester Cathedral  RSR/MSS/11/8-13  1919-1979

Order of Service to commemorate the men of Sussex who died during the First World War  RSR/MSS/11/8  23 April 1919

6 ff

Order of Service and copy of newspaper report for the dedication of St. George's Chapel as the Memorial Chapel of The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/MSS/11/9  11-17 November 1921

2 docs

Order of Service for Memorial Service  RSR/MSS/11/10  23 April 1949

4 ff

Notice and Order of Service for the consecration of the 1939-1945 War Memorial, and dedication of the Roll of Honour Book in St. George's Chapel  RSR/MSS/11/11  23 April 1949

2 docs

Order of Service for Memorial Service  RSR/MSS/11/12  23 April 1959

4 ff

Order of Service for Memorial Service conducted by The Royal Sussex Regimental Association  RSR/MSS/11/13  23 April 1979

2 ff

Correspondence, memoranda, and accounts relating to memorials to the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in Cairo, Khartoum, and Karachi, and to the 2/6th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in Lahore  RSR/MSS/11/14  1924-1938

1 File

Article from the regimental journal of The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) concerning the re-dedication of their war memorial in Kelvingrove Park, Glasgow  RSR/MSS/11/15  1958

1 Folio

Administrative history:
This memorial was designed by Captain Philip Lindsey Clark, 11th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, and the model is in the regimental museum (1980). See also RSR/MSS/7/90

Imperial War Graves Commission. Order of Ceremony at the unveiling of the Rangoon Memorial to officers and men of the Land Forces of the British Commonwealth who died during the campaign in Burma and Assam during the Second World War  RSR/MSS/11/16  1958

1 File

Notes of the sermon preached by Bishop Wilson in Chichester Cathedral to soldiers of The Royal Sussex Regiment on St. George's Day, 1959  RSR/MSS/11/17  23 April 1959

2 ff

List of memorials, colours, standards, and badges of The Royal Sussex Regiment at Brighton, Chichester, Eastbourne, Hastings, Horsham, Lewes, Worthing, Sandhurst, and Belfast, and in Malta, Gibraltar, Pakistan, India, U.S.A., Crete, Cyprus, Trinidad, and Nigeria  RSR/MSS/11/18  1977

2 ff

Ceremonies, Displays, Exhibitions, and Dinners  [no ref. or date]

Menu card for a dinner held by the 35th Royal Sussex Club at Edouard Willis's Restaurant in London to commemorate the bicentenary of the raising of the 35th Regiment of Foot by the Earl of Donegall  RSR/MSS/11/19  28 June 1901

2 ff

Menu card for a past and present dinner held by 'D' Company, 1st Cinque Ports Rifle volunteer Corps, at the Town Hall in Lewes  RSR/MSS/11/20  25 April 1904

2 ff

Programme for the parade to accompany the unveiling of the memorial at Brighton to the officers and men of The Royal Sussex Regiment who died during the South African War  RSR/MSS/11/21  29 October 1904

2 ff


Related information: See also RSR/MSS/11/6 and 13/39

Order of Drum-Head Service in Alexandra Park in Hastings by the Territorial Forces of the Borough in celebration of Empire Day  RSR/MSS/11/22  18 May 1913

2 ff

Administrative history:
The parade included representatives of the 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment

Order of Service for the temporary laying up of Colours of the 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in the parish church of the Holy Trinity in Hastings, prior to embarkation for war service in France  RSR/MSS/11/23  19 February 1915

2 ff

Programme for the presentation of new Colours to the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in Singapore  RSR/MSS/11/24  27 June 1924

ff Includes notes on ceremonial drill, and nominal roll of officers, warrant officers, non-commissioned officers, and men of the 2nd Battalion serving at Singapore in 1924

Contents:
12

Programme for the presentation of Colours to the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, by the Duke of Gloucester, at the Barracks, Chichester. (4 ff.)  RSR/MSS/11/25  15 June 1928


Related information: See also RSR/MSS/1/158 and 13/39

Contents:
Enclosed: Invitation card. (1 doc.)

Programme for the ceremony of the Trooping of the Colour of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in Arundel Park  RSR/MSS/11/26  3 September 1933

4 ff


Related information: See also RSR/MSS/1/160

Programme for the ceremony of the Trooping of the Colour of the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in Karachi  RSR/MSS/11/27  12 October 1934

6 ff

Programme for the conferment of the honorary freedom of the Borough of Brighton upon The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/MSS/11/28  27 October 1944

2 ff

Programme for the conferment of the honorary freedom of the Borough of Brighton upon the Rt. Hon. Winston S. Churchill in recognition of his service to the British Commonwealth  RSR/MSS/11/29  3 October 1947

2 ff

Administrative history:
The guard of honour was provided by the 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment

Menu card for a luncheon given by the County Borough of Brighton in honour of The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/MSS/11/30  3 October 1947

2 ff


Related information: See also RSR/MSS/13/9

Administrative history:
The luncheon was part of the programme of events marking the conferment of the freedom of the Borough of Brighton upon the Rt. Hon. Winston S. Churchill. (See RSR/MSS/11/29)

Programme for the Beating of Retreat by the Band and Drums of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at Suez, to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the raising of the 35th Regiment of Foot by the Earl of Donegall  RSR/MSS/11/31  28 June 1951

2 ff

Programme, Order of Service, and Menu Card for the conferment of the honorary freedom of the City of Chichester upon The Royal Sussex Regiment on the occasion of the 250th anniversary of the raising of the 35th Regiment of Foot by the Earl of Donegall  RSR/MSS/11/32  30 June 1951

3 docs

Programme and Menu Card for the conferment of the honorary freedom of the County Borough of Eastbourne upon The Royal Sussex Regiment on the occasion of the 250th anniversary of the raising of the 35th Regiment of Foot by the Earl of Donegall  RSR/MSS/11/33  7 July 1951

2 docs. Illustrated

Contents:
The menu card is annotated with the signatures of officers of the Regiment

Programme for the conferment of the honorary freedom of the Borough of Lewes upon The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/MSS/11/34  6 June 1953

8 ff. Illustrated

Programme for the presentation of Colours by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother to the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at Arundel. (4 ff.)  RSR/MSS/11/35  24 April 1954


Related information: See also RSR/MSS/1/186 and 13/51

Contents:
Enclosed: Admission ticket and copy of message of thanks to the Queen Mother. (2 docs.)

Order of Service for the laying up of the Colours of the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in St. George's Chapel, Chichester Cathedral  RSR/MSS/11/36  25 April 1954

4 ff

Order of Parade for the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, on the occasion of a visit to Tidworth of Her Majesty Queen Juliana of the Netherlands, Colonel-in-Chief of The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/MSS/11/37  8 May 1954

2 ff

Order of Service for the laying up of the Colours of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in Kings Chapel, Gibraltar  RSR/MSS/11/38  24 October 1954

4 ff

Programme for the conferment of the honorary freedom of the Borough of Hove upon The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/MSS/11/39  19 May 1958

3 ff

Programme for the ceremonial parade by the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at Gibraltar, in celebration of the birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II  RSR/MSS/11/40  12 June 1958

4 ff

Special Order of the Day issued by Major P. S. Newton, Commanding, The Depot, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at Chichester, on the disbandment of the regimental depot  RSR/MSS/11/41  31 March 1960

1 folio

Programme for the presentation of Colours by His Grace The Duke of Norfolk to the 4th/5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at Hove. (5 ff.)  RSR/MSS/11/42  3 June 1960


Related information: See also RSR/MSS/5/128

Contents:
Enclosed: Invitation card. (1 doc.)

Programme for the Beating of Retreat by the Band and Drums of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at Holywood, Northern Ireland, to commemorate the anniversary of the raising of the 35th Regiment of Foot by the Earl of Donegall  RSR/MSS/11/43  28 June 1960

2 ff

Order of Service for the laying up of the Colours of the 4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in the parish church of St. Mary the Virgin, Horsham  RSR/MSS/11/44  27 May 1961

4 ff

Order of Service for the laying up of the Colours of the 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in St. Clements Church, Hastings  RSR/MSS/11/45  28 May 1961

4 ff

Programme for the ceremony of the Trooping of the colour of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, and the Firing of a Royal Salute by 25 Field Regiment, Royal Regiment of Artillery, at Thiepval Barracks, Lisburn, Northern Ireland, in commemoration of the birthday of Queen Elizabeth II  RSR/MSS/11/46  10 June 1961

6 ff

Programme and Menu Card for the conferment of the honorary freedom of the City of Belfast upon The Royal Sussex Regiment in recognition of the 260th anniversary of the raising of the 35th Regiment of Foot in Belfast  RSR/MSS/11/47  6 October 1961

2 docs. Illustrated

Programme for the presentation of Silver Drums to the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, by His Grace The Duke of Norfolk at Preston Barracks, Brighton  RSR/MSS/11/48  28 June 1962

6 ff

Correspondence, memoranda, programmes, and newspaper cuttings concerning the Anglo-Dutch Military Tattoo held in Amsterdam during British Week, 14-23 May 1965, and the exhibition staged by The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/MSS/11/49  17 February - 23 May 1965

1 File

Order of Service for the laying up of the Colours of the 4/5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in Chichester Cathedral  RSR/MSS/11/50  4 March 1967

4 ff

Programme for the ceremony of the Trooping of the Colour of the 3rd Battalion, The Queen's Regiment (Royal Sussex), at Stornoway Barracks, Lemgo, Germany  RSR/MSS/11/51  16 September 1967

4 ff

Programme for the presentation of The Queen's and Regimental Colours to the 11th Battalion, The Royal Western Australia Regiment, at Perth  RSR/MSS/11/52  5 November 1967

5 ff

Administrative history:
The music for the march on and off parade was Sussex by the Sea

Programme for the ceremony of the Trooping of the Colour of the 3rd Battalion, The Queen's Regiment, at Stornoway Barracks, Lemgo, Germany  RSR/MSS/11/53  12 September 1969

4 ff

Programme for the presentation of Colours to the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 5th (volunteer) Battalions, The Queen's Regiment, by Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, Allied Colonel-in-Chief, at Armoury House, London  RSR/MSS/11/54  4 May 1974

10 ff. Illustrated

Order of Service for the laying up of the Colours of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in Chichester Cathedral  RSR/MSS/11/55  20 September 1975

5 ff

Regimental Marches  [no ref. or date]

Score of and notes on a March of the Thirty-fifth Regiment found in the collections of the New York Public Library  RSR/MSS/11/56  c. 1775

2 docs

Administrative history:
The 35th Regiment of Foot was stationed in Boston in 1775 and this is possibly a march used by the regiment at that time

Score of and notes on a March for the 35th Regiment General Campbell's found in the Reid Music Library of the University of Edinburgh  RSR/MSS/11/57  c. 1795

2 docs

Administrative history:
The march was composed by General John Reid (1721-1807). The title may refer to Major Colin Campbell who was second-in-command when the regiment was stationed in Edinburgh from 1789 to 1790, and who took over command as a Lieutenant-Colonel in 1795. Alternatively it may refer to General Henry Fletcher, Colonel of the Regiment from 1764 to 1803, whose mother was a Campbell, and who sometimes used that surname

Score and words of The Song of the Royal Sussex. Composed by F. J. Read. Written by Henry Branch. Published by The West Sussex Gazette  RSR/MSS/11/58  20 September 1900

1 Folio

Score and words of The Royal Sussex Regimental Song. Honi soit qui mal y pense. Written by F. Brogatzha-Hide  RSR/MSS/11/59  n.d

3 ff

Score and words of Lowther's Own. A marching song composed by James R. Dear and written by A. W. Busbridge. Published by The Sussex County Herald and The Eastbourne Gazette. Dedicated to Lieutenant-Colonel Claude Lowther and the officers and men of the Southdown Battalions, The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/MSS/11/60  c. 1916

2 ff

Scores of regimental marches  RSR/MSS/11/61-64  n.d

March of the 1st Battalion (Royal Sussex)  RSR/MSS/11/61  [n.d.]

1 Folio

March of the 2nd Battalion (Lass of Richmond Hill)  RSR/MSS/11/62  [n.d.]

1 Folio

March of the 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion (Let the Hills Resound)  RSR/MSS/11/63  [n.d.]

3 ff

Marching Song (Sussex by the Sea)  RSR/MSS/11/64  [n.d.]

2 ff

Score and words of the march of the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment (Lass of Richmond Hill)  RSR/MSS/11/65  n.d

2 docs

Score of regimental march of The Royal Sussex Regiment as revised in 1948 to combine the quick marches of the 1st and 2nd Battalions. Revised by J. P. C. Bailey. Published by Boosey and Hawkes Ltd  RSR/MSS/11/66  1952

1 vol

Article by Gerard Young published in The Bognor Post concerning William Ward-Higgs of South Bersted and his composition, Sussex by the Sea, used as a marching song by The Royal Sussex Regiment during the First World War  RSR/MSS/11/67  19 February 1966

1 folio. Illustrated

Score and words of Sussex by the Sea by William Ward-Higgs including version in Esperanto  RSR/MSS/11/68  n.d

3 ff

Verse  [no ref. or date]

A collection of verse composed by Private W. Awcock, 'D' Company, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at Ferozepore, India  RSR/MSS/11/69  1890

1 vol

Sketches. A tribute in verse by Charles Campodonico to the valour of the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in the fighting at the Western Front. Original, written in French, and English translation  RSR/MSS/11/70  1 March 1915

2 ff

The Relief of Shagai. A poem composed by members of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, whilst on the march to outposts on the North West Frontier. (2 ff.)  RSR/MSS/11/71  c.1918-1919

Contents:
Attached: 9 October 1962. Covering letter concerning the poem from the depositor. (2 ff.)

A collection of poems composed by Prisoners-of-War and compiled by E. A. J. Bryant while himself a Prisoner-of-War  RSR/MSS/11/72  April 1943-March 1944

1 vol

A Ballad of the Sergeants of Other Days and a memorial to the Southdown Battalions, The Royal Sussex Regiment, by Edmund Blunden, Professor of English, University of Hong Kong, and formerly of the 11th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. (3 ff.)  RSR/MSS/11/73  [1954]

Administrative history:
The memorial was used in the souvenir programme compiled for the 40th anniversary celebration of the Southdown Battalions Association at Bexhill-on-Sea on 19 September 1954. A copy of the programme is attached. (2 ff.)

Then and Now. A verse composed by A. J. Cosham, comparing the Britain of 1914 with that of 1957, and used in the programme compiled for the Annual Re-Union Dinner of the Southdown Battalions Association at Worthing on 2 March 1957  RSR/MSS/11/74  [1957]

2 ff

The History of Private King. A story in verse of a recruit to the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/MSS/11/75  n.d

1 Folio

Farewell. A memorial in verse by R. Chase to a fallen soldier of The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/MSS/11/76  n.d

1 Folio

FIRST AND SECOND WORLD WARS: MISCELLANEOUS PAPERS (INCLUDING SUSSEX HOME GUARD)  RSR/MSS/12/1-30  [n.d.]

First World War  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
Papers not relating specifically to any one battalion of the Regiment

The Midhurst Times. Copy of weekly newspaper containing a Roll of Honour of soldiers and sailors from Midhurst, Easebourne, and Harting killed in the initial stages of the war  RSR/MSS/12/1  2 October 1914

2 ff

Fragments from France. A compilation of humorous sketches, drawn by Captain Bruce Bairnsfather depicting life in the trenches. Published in The Bystander, a weekly journal  RSR/MSS/12/2  1914-1918

1 vol., 38 pp

Wartime currency notes issued in France, Belgium, and Germany  RSR/MSS/12/3  1914-1919

11 docs

Personal message from George V to Allied soldiers released from captivity at the end of the First World War  RSR/MSS/12/4  1918

1 Folio

Scenes in France and Belgium during the First World War. Engravings from pen and ink drawings by Adrian Hill of the Menin Road, Arras, and Albert  RSR/MSS/12/5  1918

3 docs

Contents:
Published in Answers

Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919. The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/MSS/12/6  1921

1 vol., 66 pp

Contents:
A list of casualties, arranged by battalion, giving name, place of birth, place of enlistment, regimental number, rank, cause of death, place of death, and date of death. Published by H.M.S.O

Photocopy of RSR/MSS/12/6  RSR/MSS/12/7  1921

Official Names of the Battles and other Engagements fought by the Military Forces of the British Empire during the Great War, 1914-1919, and the Third Afghan, 1919  RSR/MSS/12/8  1921

1 vol., 63 pp

Contents:
Tabulated data, arranged by theatre of war, giving the names and dates of battles and actions, their geographical limits, and notes of tactical incidents. Published by H.M.S.O

The Royal Sussex Regiment. Distinguishing marks worn by the various battalions during the War, 1914-18  RSR/MSS/12/9  September 1958

9 ff

Contents:
An illustrated article by W. Jacques Steeple, Honorary Secretary, Military Historical Society

Programmes, orders of service, and postcards relating to the commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme in July - November 1916. (9 docs.)  RSR/MSS/12/10  July 1976

Contents:
Also includes: Account of the rôle of the 5th Battalion, The Royal East Kent Regiment, in the defence of Arras in May 1940 during the Second World War. (1 vol.)

Second World War  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
Papers not relating specifically to any one battalion of the Regiment

Supplements to The London Gazette. Operations  RSR/MSS/12/11-18  1939-1945

Contents:
Supplements containing copies of despatches relating to operations submitted to the Secretary of State for War by Allied Commanders-in-Chief in the various theatres of war

Operations in the Middle East, North Africa, and North West Africa  RSR/MSS/12/11  August 1939 - January 1944

8 docs

Operations in North West Europe  RSR/MSS/12/12  September 1939 - May 1945

5 docs

Operations in Somaliland and in Iraq, East Syria, and Iran  RSR/MSS/12/13  September 1939 - January 1942

2 docs

The Battle of Britain  RSR/MSS/12/14  July - October 1940

1 doc

Operations in the Far East and Malaya  RSR/MSS/12/15  October 1940 - February 1942

2 docs

Operations in East Africa  RSR/MSS/12/16  November 1940 - January 1943

2 docs

Operations in Burma and India  RSR/MSS/12/17  December 1941 - December 1942

2 docs

Sinking of the German battlecruiser Scharnhorst  RSR/MSS/12/18  26 December 1943

1 doc

Wartime currency notes issued in Burma, Malaya, Netherlands, East Indies, Austria, Italy, and Greece  RSR/MSS/12/19  1939-1945

24 docs

Printed address to soldiers, sailors, and airmen of the Allied Expeditionary Force from General Dwight D. Eisenhower, Supreme Head-quarters, concerning the battle to liberate Europe  RSR/MSS/12/20  1944

1 Folio

Army Roll of Honour. Second World War. The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/MSS/12/21  1947

35 ff., 2 copies

Contents:
A list of officers, non-commissioned officers, and men of The Royal Sussex Regiment who died during the Second World War. Records name, army number, rank, place of birth, place of domicile, place of death, date of death, and theatre of war. Published by the War Office

Copies of reports and correspondence relating to meetings of The Royal Sussex Regimental Battle Honours Committee concerning the selection of Battle Honours for the Second World War claimed by the Regiment for the Queen's Colours and for the Army List. (3 docs.)  RSR/MSS/12/22  27 April - 17 May 1956

Contents:
Enclosed: (i) 31 December 1956. Battle Honours awarded for the Second World War. List No. 3, published by the War Office, including The Royal Sussex Regiment. (2 ff.)
(ii) 1956. The Official names of the Battles, Actions, and Engagements fought by the Land Forces of the Commonwealth during the Second World War. Tabulated data, arranged by theatre of war, giving the names and dates of battles, actions, and engagements. Published by H.M.S.O. (1 vol., 47 pp., 2 copies.)

Sussex Home Guard  [no ref. or date]

Administrative history:
In 1940 the Sussex Home Guard was linked up with The Royal Sussex Regiment and served as an auxiliary to the Regular Army for the remainder of the Second World War

Miscellaneous papers relating to the 16th (Lewes) Battalion, Sussex Home Guard, including lists of officers and men, and reminiscences collected for use in the history of the battalion  RSR/MSS/12/23  1939-1945

1 File

The Night Hawk Magazine. Copies of the monthly magazine of the 14th (Hove) Battalion, Sussex Home Guard  RSR/MSS/12/24  December 1940 - December 1941

12 Issues

Register of officers and men of the 16th (Lewes) Battalion, Sussex Home Guard. Records name, address, age, experience in firearms, military experience, and profession  RSR/MSS/12/25  1940-1944

1 vol

Photographs of the 16th (Lewes) Battalion, Sussex Home Guard -- groups, parades, and exercises -- compiled for use in the history of the battalion. (40 photographs)  RSR/MSS/12/26  1940-1944

Contents:
Enclosed: 22 November 1946. Covering letter from the printers, Messrs. Farncombe and Co., of Lewes, to Colonel H. W. Styles of Rodmell, concerning the photographs and the proposed history of the battalion. (1 folio.)

Sussex Home Guard. List of commanding officers of Home Guard battalions in East and West Sussex  RSR/MSS/12/27  1941 - 1944

2 ff

Certificate awarded to R.S.M. G. Cameron, 'A' Company, 11th Battalion, Sussex Home Guard, for services rendered during the period 6 March 1941 to 8 May 1944  RSR/MSS/12/28  c.May 1944

1 Folio

Outline history of the 16th (Lewes) Battalion, Sussex Home Guard, from August 1940 to December 1944. Typescript. (1 vol., 31 ff)  RSR/MSS/12/29  c.1946

Contents:
Enclosed: n.d. Covering letter from the author, 'R.P.', to Lieutenant-Colonel H. W. Styles of Rodmell. (1 folio.)

Papers relating to the 8th Battalion, Sussex Home Guard, based at North Bersted, Bognor Regis  RSR/MSS/12/30  1955

Contents:
The papers comprise: (i) 12 January 1955. Instructions to Private E. G. 'Huntingdon concerning mustering in the event of a national emergency (1 folio); and (ii) c.1955. Ordnance Survey Map of the Chichester district showing company areas. Scale 1 inch to 1 mile. (1 doc.)

THE ROYAL SUSSEX REGIMENT: GENERAL HISTORY (INCLUDING NEWSPAPER CUTTINGS)  RSR/MSS/13/1-51  [n.d.]

Contents:
A miscellaneous section containing records relating to the general history of The Royal Sussex Regiment

Postage stamps of Antigua and Gibraltar, published in 1973-1974, and depicting military uniforms of British regiments, including the 35th Regiment of Foot in 1701, 1790, and 1828  RSR/MSS/13/1  1701-1828

5 docs


Related information: See also RSR/MSS/1/3

Lists of Colonels of the Regiment, Lieutenant-Colonels of the 35th and 107th Regiments of Foot, and Officers Commanding the Depôt  RSR/MSS/13/2  1701-1950

5 ff

Stages in the development of The Royal Sussex Regiment. Diagramatic representation of the historical development of the Regiment and the individual battalions of the Regiment, in the form of a 'family tree'  RSR/MSS/13/3  1701-1966

2 docs

List of officers of The Royal Sussex Regiment. Records name, rank on retirement, year joined, year retired, and notes of services and awards  RSR/MSS/13/4  1871-1914

16 ff

Contents:
This continues the list of officers of the 35th Regiment of Foot, 1701-1871, provided in the appendix to Richard Trimen's Historical Memoir of the 35th Royal Sussex Regiment of Foot (1873)

Correspondence, memoranda, articles from journals, prints and drawings, relating to the Colours and badges of the 1st and 2nd Battalions, The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/MSS/13/5  31 July 1880-May 1964

3 Files


Related information: See also RSR/MSS/13/27

Autographed letters relating to The Royal Sussex Regiment from distinguished persons  RSR/MSS/13/6-11  20 January 1904 - 13 February 1962

Letter from Field Marshal Lord Roberts to a Mrs. Elgee concerning the request by Captain W.L. Osborn to be posted to the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/MSS/13/6  20 January 1904

1 Folio

Letter from David Lloyd George, Churt, Surrey, to William Le Hardy Esq., Lincoln's Inn, London, concerning the published history of the 7th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, and the writer's own work on the Battle of Cambrai  RSR/MSS/13/7  4 April 1934

1 Folio

Letter from General Sir Hubert Gough, Wetherby Gardens, London, to Captain G. L. Reckitt, concerning the published history of the 7th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/MSS/13/8  5 April 1934

1 Folio


Related information: See also RSR/MSS/7/74-75

Contents:
General Gough provided an introduction to the book which was published in 1934, The History of the Seventh (Service) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, 1914-1919. (Times Publishing Company.)

Letters from the Rt. Hon. Winston S. Churchill to Brigadier T. F. V. Foster, Colonel of the Regiment, concerning the conferment of the honorary freedom of the Borough of Brighton upon the writer in October 1947, and the 250th anniversary of the raising of the Regiment in June 1951. (4 letters.)  RSR/MSS/13/9  3 October 1947-27 June 1951


Related information: See also RSR/MSS/11/30

Contents:
Attached: 3 October 1947. Menu card, signed by Winston Churchill, for the luncheon given by the Borough of Brighton in honour of The Royal Sussex Regiment. (2 ff.)

Letter from President Nkrumah of Ghana, Accra, to General Sir Lashmer Gordon Whistler, concerning affairs of government  RSR/MSS/13/10  13 February 1962

1 Folio

Christmas cards from Queen Juliana of the Netherlands, Colonel-in-Chief of The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/MSS/13/11  n.d

7 docs

Navy and Army. Famous Regiments: The Royal Sussex. The Story of the 'Orange Lillies'  RSR/MSS/13/12  20 February 1915

4 ff., 2 copies

Contents:
An illustrated article on the history of The Royal Sussex Regiment

Correspondence of Brigadier-General W. L. Osborn, Colonel, The Royal Sussex Regiment, concerning alliances between The Royal Sussex Regiment and The Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment, and between The Royal Sussex Regiment and The New Brunswick Rangers  RSR/MSS/13/13  1 February 1934-6 June 1940

4 Letters

Papers relating to The Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment, of Canada, allied to The Royal Sussex Regiment in 1934  RSR/MSS/13/14  c.1934-1972

Contents:
The papers comprise: (i) c.1934. Historical notes on The Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment (8 ff.); (ii) 17 May 1964. Commemorative programme for presentation of Colours and granting of freedom of City of Belleville, Ontario, to The Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment (7 ff); and (iii) 13 August 1972
Commemorative programme for Trooping the Colour at Peterborough, Ontario, by The Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment. (6 ff.)

The Royal Sussex Regiment Museum. Visitors Book  RSR/MSS/13/15  7 May 1948-25 September 1958

1 vol

Articles from The Soldier and Sussex Life on the general history of The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/MSS/13/16  1951-1975

7 docs

Correspondence, memoranda, newspaper cuttings, and related papers concerning Queen Juliana of the Netherlands, and her engagements as Colonel-in-Chief of The Royal Sussex Regiment and Patron of The Royal Sussex Regimental Association  RSR/MSS/13/17  2 September 1953-18 June 1973

6 docs

Conditions of access: Public access to these documents only by permission of the County Archivist.


Related information: See also RSR/MSS/1/198

Contents:
Includes memoranda regarding the arrangements for her visit to the 1st Battalion at Canterbury on 8 June 1966

Correspondence, memoranda, and water-colour sketches relating to a series of miniature regimental drums ordered and purchased for The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/MSS/13/18  21 April 1954-12 August 1955

1 File

Contents:
Includes sketches of regimental drums, 1701-1919

Correspondence of G. D. Martineau concerning inaccuracies and omissions in the text of his history of The Royal Sussex Regiment, A History of the Royal Sussex Regiment (Chichester, 1954)  RSR/MSS/13/19  10 May 1955-18 March 1959

1 File

Correspondence of Lieutenant-General Sir Lashmer Gordon Whistler, Colonel, The Royal Sussex Regiment, concerning the setting up of a National Army Museum, and the donation of items from the museum of The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/MSS/13/20  16 May 1958 - 30 May 1960

2 Letters

Contents:
Includes letter from Field Marshal Sir Gerald Templer, Chief of the Imperial General Staff

Correspondence of Lieutenant-Colonel F. H. Thompson, Curator, The Royal Sussex Regimental Museum, with Marcel Delacourt, President of L'Amicale des Anciens Combattants, the old comrades association of the 54th Infantry Regiment, formerly the Royal Roussillon Regiment, concerning the historical link between The Royal Sussex Regiment and the 54th Infantry Regiment. (7 letters.)  RSR/MSS/13/21  16 September 1958 - 3 December 1959

Contents:
Also includes: (i) 1953-1970. Copies of Le Lacrymogène, the bulletin of L'Amicale des Anciens Combattants (8 issues); (ii) 28 June 1959. Photographs of a pilgrimage made by members of the association to First World War cemeteries in France (5 photographs); (iii) c.1959. Menu card and New Year card published by L'Amicale des Anciens Combattants (2 docs.); and (iv) n.d. Summary of the history of the 54th Infantry Regiment, 1657-1897 (2 ff.)

Correspondence of Lieutenant-General Sir Lashmer Gordon Whistler, Colonel, The Royal Sussex Regiment, concerning proposals for alliances of The Royal Sussex Regiment with The Queen's Own Nigeria Regiment, The Sierre Leone Regiment, and The 3rd Ghana Regiment  RSR/MSS/13/22  21 March 1959-10 July 1961

1 File

Conditions of access: Public access to this file only by permission of the County Archivist

Oil paintings, watercolours, and prints in the possession of The Royal Sussex Regimental Museum  RSR/MSS/13/23-25  1965-1979

The Art Quarterly. Reprint of an article by John Kerslake on the work of the artist John Smibert (1688-1751), including an illustration of his portrait of Lieutenant-General Charles Otway, Colonel of The 35th Regiment of Foot, 1717-1764  RSR/MSS/13/23  1965

6 ff


Related information: This portrait by Smibert, dated 1724, is in the custody of The Chichester District Museum (1979).

Inventory and valuation for insurance purposes of oil paintings and watercolours in the possession of The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/MSS/13/24  23 November 1966

4 ff

Contents:
Made and taken by Messrs. Jackson-Stops and Staff, Chichester

List prepared by Major J. F. Ainsworth, The Royal Sussex Regimental Association, of the oil paintings, watercolours, and prints held by The Royal Sussex Regimental Museum at The Chichester District Museum and at The Sussex Combined Services Museum in Eastbourne  RSR/MSS/13/25  1979

11 ff

Papers relating to the formation of The Queen's Regiment from The Queen's Surreys, Queen's Own Buffs, Royal Sussex, and Middlesex Regiments, including official broadsheet on the amalgamation, programme of ceremony held at Canterbury on 31 December 1966, and transfer of The Queen's Regimental Badge  RSR/MSS/13/26  27 June-31 December 1966

3 docs


Related information: See also RSR/MSS/13/34

A Study of the Development of the Colours of The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/MSS/13/27  1975

Unbound. 106 ff. Illustrated.

Contents:
Copy of a thesis by P. L. Wheeler, The College of Education, Bognor Regis, submitted as part of the Degree of Bachelor of Education in the University of Southampton

The Soldier. Extract from the journal Soldier containing an illustrated article by Mike Starke on King's Chapel, the Garrison Church for the Army in Gibraltar, including reference to the Colours of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, laid up in the Chapel in 1954  RSR/MSS/13/28  1976

2 ff

The Great Redoubt, Eastbourne. A pamphlet on the history of the Redoubt published by Eastbourne Borough Council, and a photocopy of an article in Country Life by J. N. P. Watson on the use of the building for a Sussex Combined Services Museum  RSR/MSS/13/29  May-September 1979

2 docs

Contents:
With a section relating to The Royal Sussex Regiment

List prepared by Major J. F. Ainsworth, The Royal Sussex Regimental Association, of records of The Royal Sussex Regiment in the custody of The Chichester District Museum and on loan to The Sussex Combined Services Museum in Eastbourne  RSR/MSS/13/30  1979

3 ff

Newspaper Cuttings: volumes  [no ref. or date]


Related information: For volumes of newspaper cuttings relating to individual battalions of The Royal Sussex Regiment see RSR/MSS/1/57, 92, 160; 2/63; 3/35; 4/2, 65, 66, 67, 93, 95; 5/13, 21, 22, 30, 65; and 7/74

The Royal Sussex Regimental Museum Scrapbook. A collection of cuttings, principally from Sussex county and local newspapers, relating to The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/MSS/13/31  1888-1951

1 vol

Contents:
Includes articles on the 1st and 2nd volunteer Battalions in South Africa, 1899-1901; the 2nd Battalion in the Karachi Riots of March 1935; the North African campaign during the Second World War; and on reunion dinners, memorial occasions, and ceremonial events

A collection of cuttings, principally from Sussex county and local newspapers, relating to The Royal Sussex Regiment, and mainly concerning the 1st Battalion in the Middle East, West Germany, and Korea, the Depôt in Chichester, and ceremonial occasions within the county  RSR/MSS/13/32  1951-1959

1 vol

The Royal Sussex Regiment Museum Scrapbook. A collection of cuttings, principally from Sussex county and local newspapers, relating to The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/MSS/13/33  16 January 1959 - 21 August 1964

1 vol

Contents:
Includes articles on the closure of the Regimental Depôt in Chichester and the use of the Roussillon Barracks by the Royal Military Police; the proposals to merge the Regiment into the newly formed Home Counties Brigade; the service of the 1st Battalion in Northern Ireland, London, and Malta; the celebration of ceremonial occasions; and the opening of the new museum in Chichester (with a section devoted to the regiment)

A collection of cuttings, principally from Sussex county and local newspapers, relating to The Royal Sussex Regiment and to its successor, the 3rd Battalion, The Queen's Regiment. Refers particularly to the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in Malta, Aden, and West Germany, and to the re-organisation of the Home Counties Brigade and formation of The Queen's Regiment in 1966  RSR/MSS/13/34  21 August 1964 - 25 July 1969

1 vol

Contents:
Also contains articles relating to the history of The Royal Sussex Regiment

The Royal Sussex Regiment Museum Scrapbook. A collection of cuttings, principally from Sussex county and local newspapers, relating to The Royal Sussex Regiment and to its successor, the 3rd Battalion, The Queen's Regiment  RSR/MSS/13/35  8 August 1969 - 15 May 1971

1 vol

Contents:
Includes articles referring to regimental history, to the regimental museum, to reunion dinners of the Regimental Association, to the expansion of the Territorial Army volunteer Reserve and formation of the 7th volunteer Battalion, The Queen's Regiment, at Horsham, and to the 3rd Battalion, The Queen's Regiment, serving in West Germany and Northern Ireland

The Royal Sussex Regiment Museum Scrapbook. A collection of cuttings, principally from Sussex county and local newspapers, relating to The Royal Sussex Regiment and to its successor, the 3rd Battalion, The Queen's Regiment  RSR/MSS/13/36  12 June 1971 - 15 June 1973

1 vol

Contents:
Includes articles referring to regimental history, to the regimental museum, to reunion dinners and memorial parades, to former soldiers of the Regiment, and to Sussex men serving in The Queen's Regiment in Northern Ireland

The Royal Sussex Regiment Museum Scrapbook. A collection of cuttings from newspapers and journals relating to The Royal Sussex Regiment and to its successor, the 3rd Battalion, The Queen's Regiment  RSR/MSS/13/37  23 June 1973-22 April 1977

1 vol

Contents:
Includes articles referring to regimental history, to the regimental museum, to reunion dinners and ceremonial parades, to former soldiers of the Regiment, and to Sussex men serving in the Queen's Regiment in Kenya and Ireland

Newspaper cuttings: Unbound  [no ref. or date]

Sussex Daily News. Article on the 1st Sussex Artillery volunteers  RSR/MSS/13/38  10 September 1894

1 doc

File of miscellaneous cuttings relating to the unveiling of memorials at Brighton and Eastbourne, the presentation of new Colours in 1928 to the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, the rôle of the Regiment in the Second World War, and the conferring of the honorary freedom of Hastings in 1947  RSR/MSS/13/39  1901-1953

17 docs

The Irish News. Articles relating to the rioting in the Falls Road area of Belfast on 12 August and to the rôle of the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in assisting the civil power  RSR/MSS/13/40  3-4 September 1907

12 docs

Sussex Daily News. Articles relating to the proceedings of The Royal Sussex Regiment, principally the 2nd Battalion, during the First World War  RSR/MSS/13/41  1914-1918

27 docs

The Times. Includes copy of Sir Douglas Haig's despatch mentioning Lieutenant-Colonel E. W. B. Green, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, for gallant and distinguished conduct in the Field  RSR/MSS/13/42  16 June 1916

1 doc

Daily Mail. Continental edition reporting the signing of the armistice  RSR/MSS/13/43  12 November 1918

1 doc

The Baghdad Times. Article on the funeral of Lieutenant-Colonel G. E. Leachman of The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/MSS/13/44  4 March 1921

1 doc

Bibliography: For a summary of Colonel Leachman's career in the Regiment see chapter 14 of G. D. Martineau's History of The Royal Sussex Regiment (pp. 197-201)


Western Morning News. Newspaper photographs of actions from hockey matches played by the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, while stationed at Devonport  RSR/MSS/13/45  c.1935

5 docs

The Egyptian Gazette, Egyptian Mail, and Parade. Middle East Weekly. Articles relating to the war in the Middle East  RSR/MSS/13/46  29 November 1941 - 7 March 1942

7 docs

Nachrichten. Allied newspapers published in Germany  RSR/MSS/13/47  23 March-3 April 1945

5 docs

News Bulletin produced by 21 Army Group and published by G(PW), Second Army, referring to the Allied advances on the West and East Fronts and in the Far East  RSR/MSS/13/48  3 April 1945

1 doc

Daily Express, Daily Mail, and Daily Sketch. Record the suicide of Adolph Hitler, the German surrender on Luneberg Heath, and the celebration of VE-Day in London  RSR/MSS/13/49  3-9 May 1945

4 docs

The Evening News. Soldiers of the Queen, The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/MSS/13/50  31 March 1953

1 doc

Contents:
One of a series of articles on regimental history by Michael Gannon giving a summarised account of the history of The Royal Sussex Regiment, 1701-1945

Sussex Daily News and Sussex Weekly News. Articles on the presentation of new Colours on 24 April to the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, by Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, at Arundel Castle  RSR/MSS/13/51  26-30 April 1954

2 docs


Related information: See also RSR/MSS/1/186 and 11/35

Photographs  RSR/PH  [n.d.]

PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE 1ST BATTALION, THE ROYAL SUSSEX REGIMENT  RSR/PH/1/1-96  [n.d.]

Copies of photographs from the album of Sergeant-Major T. Lawson, 35th (Royal Sussex) Regiment, serving in India  RSR/PH/1/1  c.1860-1868

13 Photographs

Contents:
Includes photographs of sergeants, bandsmen, and kit layout. Names not given

Photographs of the 35th (Royal Sussex) Regiment on the parade ground at Mooltan in India. Names not given  RSR/PH/1/2  January 1866

2 Photographs

Copy of photograph of the band of the 35th (Royal Sussex) Regiment in India. Names not given  RSR/PH/1/3  c.1867

Copies of photographs of Lieutenant William Paul Barry Brereton, 35th (Royal Sussex) Regiment  RSR/PH/1/4  1868

2 Photographs

Copy of a photograph of a 2nd Lieutenant of the 35th (Royal Sussex) Regiment reproduced in The Sunday Times Magazine, 13 December 1970  RSR/PH/1/5  1870

Photographs of informal groups including officers of the 35th (Royal Sussex) Regiment  RSR/PH/1/6  c.1871

4 Photographs

Contents:
Possibly taken at Tynemouth where a detachment of the Regiment was stationed with the companies commanded by Captains Grant, Browne, and Buscarlet who are included in the photographs. Names annotated

Photographs of officers, sergeants, and staff of 'A', 'F', and 'G' Companies, 35th (Royal Sussex) Regiment, stationed at St. Ann's Barracks, Barbados, and of the camp at Abheigas Knoll, one of the camps of 'C', 'D', 'E' and 'H' Companies, stationed at Newcastle, Jamaica  RSR/PH/1/7  1875-1878

4 Photographs

Contents:
Names not given

Photographs of the 35th (Royal Sussex) Regiment at Lower St. Elmo Barracks, Malta  RSR/PH/1/8  1879

Contents:
Some names annotated

Negatives of the pen-and-ink and watercolour drawings included in the diary of the Sudan Campaign by Captain Lionel Trafford, 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/PH/1/9  July 1884 - August 1885


Related information: The Diary is catalogued as RSR/MSS/1/85. The black-and-white and colour photographs taken from the negatives are held by the Sussex Combined Services Museum in The Redoubt at Eastbourne (1980)

Photograph of sketch by Melton Prior of Sir Charles Wilson's expedition up the River Nile to Khartoum showing the two steamers encountering heavy fire opposite Omdurman  RSR/PH/1/10  January 1885

Administrative history:
Sir Charles Wilson was accompanied on this expedition by Captain Lionel Trafford and twenty non-commissioned officers and men of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. See the diary of Captain Trafford, RSR/MSS/1/85

Photograph of officers of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, stationed at Portsmouth. Names given  RSR/PH/1/11  September 1885

Photograph of officers of The Royal Sussex Regiment, principally 1st Battalion and Militia, taken outside the keep at the Depôt in Chichester. Names given  RSR/PH/1/12  1886

Photograph of officers of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, stationed in Dublin. Names given  RSR/PH/1/13  1892

Album of photographs, principally of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in India between 1908-1919  RSR/PH/1/14  1897-1919

30 ff., 261 photographs

Contents:
Also includes photographs of officers of the 1st Battalion on board H.M.S. Pavonia bound for South Africa, February 1900, and of India during the Tirah Campaign of 1897 which involved the 2nd Battalion. Captions

Photograph taken during manoeuvres of the 10th Brigade, including the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, on Salisbury Plain  RSR/PH/1/15  August-September 1898

Contents:
Photograph includes Lord Wolseley and Sir Redvers Buller

Photographs taken during training of the 1st Brigade, including the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, near Aldershot  RSR/PH/1/16  June 1899

2 Photographs

Photographs of the meeting between Field Marshal Lord Roberts, British Officer Commanding-in-Chief in South Africa, and General Cronje, the Boer Commander, after the latter's surrender at Paardeberg. Captions  RSR/PH/1/17  29 February 1900

6 Photographs

Print of a sketch by T. Baragwanath of the charge of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at the Zand River, during the South African War  RSR/PH/1/18  10 May 1900

Albums of photographs taken during the South African War by officers of The Royal Sussex Regiment -- principally by 2nd Lieutenant R. E. Paget, 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/PH/1/19-20  1900-1902

2 vols., 41 ff., 272 photographs

Contents:
Include photographs taken on the march up to Pretoria, and, from July 1901, of Lieutenant-Colonel du Moulin's column of mounted infantry. At back of second volume, photographs of dedication of the South African War Memorial at Brighton, October 1904
List of captions, incomplete

Albums of photographs taken during the South African War by 2nd Lieutenant R. E. Paget, 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/PH/1/21-23  1900-1902

3 vols., 36 ff., 281 photographs

Contents:
Include photographs taken aboard H.M.S. Pavonia on voyage to South Africa, February-March 1900, on trek with Lieutenant-Colonel du Moulin's column of mounted infantry, July 1901 - January 1902, of Abraham's Kraal and the grave of Colonel du Moulin, January 1902, and of Boer prisoners. Captions

Album of photographs of The Royal Sussex Regiment during the South African War  RSR/PH/1/24  1900-1902

49 ff., 75 photographs

Contents:
Includes photographs of Lieutenant-Colonel du Moulin's column of mounted infantry, and of the cyclist section of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. No captions

Boer photographs showing Boer leaders, groups of Boer commandos at Spion Kop and Ladysmith, and British hospital camp at Ladysmith. Captions  RSR/PH/1/25  1900-1902

9 Photographs

Photographs taken by 2nd Lieutenant R. E. Paget, 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, of the scenes at Abraham's Kraal after the Boer raid in which Lieutenant-Colonel du Moulin was killed  RSR/PH/1/26  28 January 1902

6 Photographs

Contents:
Also includes photograph of Colonel du Moulin. No captions

Album of photographs taken by 2nd Lieutenant R. E. Paget, 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, principally while serving in South Africa at the end of the Boer War  RSR/PH/1/27  1902-1907

15 ff., 29 photographs

Contents:
Also includes photographs of the Depôt, Chichester, 1906, and Aden, 1907. Captions

Photograph of the officers, 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at Sitapur in India  RSR/PH/1/28  November 1903

Contents:
Names not given

Photograph of 'A' Company, 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at Sitapur in India  RSR/PH/1/29  1903

Contents:
Names not given

Album of photographs compiled by Sergeant Baker, 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, while stationed at Solon and Ambala in India  RSR/PH/1/30  1906

11 ff., 31 photographs

Contents:
Includes photographs of bandsmen. Captions

Album of photographs of the Mess Plate of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at Ambala in India, compiled, with historical notes, by Lieutenant A. E. Jemmett-Browne  RSR/PH/1/31  1906

26 ff., 45 photographs

Contents:
Also includes photographs of trophies and Colours of the 1st Battalion
At back: photograph of regimental Colours and plate of the 1st Battalion at Suez, 1949. Captions

Album of photographs of the Mess Plate and Colours of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/PH/1/32  1907

9 ff., 36 photographs

Contents:
Also includes photograph and caricature of officers of the 1st Battalion at Ambala in India. Some captions

Photograph of shooting party from the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at Ambala in India  RSR/PH/1/33  1907

Contents:
Names not given

Photographs from the collection of Sergeant Frank Mockford, 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, taken at the Depôt in Chichester (1907), in India (1908-1919), at Cologne (1920), and in Northern Ireland (1923-1924)  RSR/PH/1/34  1907-1924

17 Photographs

Contents:
Include photographs of battalion sports teams. Captions

Photographs of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, stationed at Rawalpindi (1909-1913) and Peshawar (1913-1914) in India  RSR/PH/1/35  1909-1914

3 files, 49 photographs

Contents:
Include photographs of officers, sergeants, bandsmen, sports teams, shooting parties, concert parties, parades, field days, and field camps. Captions

Printed volume of photographs of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at Rawalpindi in India  RSR/PH/1/35A  1910

11 ff., 20 photographs

Contents:
Includes photographs of officers, non-commissioned officers, companies, band, drums, orderly room staff, signallers, gunners, cooks, and the battalion on parade. Captions

Album of photographs compiled by Lieutenant F. L. du Moulin while serving with the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in India  RSR/PH/1/36  1911-1912

18 ff., 141 photographs

Contents:
Includes photographs of the visit by George V and the coronation durbar of 1911. Captions

Album of photographs compiled by Lieutenant-Colonel Colin L. Macnab while commanding the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in India  RSR/PH/1/37  1911-1913

27 ff., 86 photographs

Contents:
Includes photographs of the battalion at training, parade, and sports, and group photographs of officers, non-commissioned officers, and sports teams
At back: programmes of sports, tattoos, and concerts, 1911-1913
Captions

Photographs of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, stationed at Peshawar in India. Principally taken at Rustam, Adezai, and Nagoman, while serving on the North West Frontier of India, between August-November 1915  RSR/PH/1/38  1915-1917

18 Photographs

Contents:
Includes photographs of officers, sports teams, and camps. Captions

Album of photographs taken on the North West Frontier of India during the 3rd Afghan War  RSR/PH/1/39  1919

23 ff., 40 photographs

Contents:
Includes photographs of the Khyber Pass; the camps of the British infantry at Ali Masjid, Landi Kotal, Landi Khanna, and Dakka; the Orange Patch Ridge captured by the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in May; and the fort at Chora captured and destroyed in September. Captions

Photographs taken on the North West Frontier of India principally during the 3rd Afghan War  RSR/PH/1/40  1919

22 Photographs

Contents:
Includes photographs as described in RSR/PH/1/39 above. Also photographs of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, on parade at Rawalpindi, January 1919; the Afghan delegates arriving to sign the peace treaty, August 1919; and the badges of the British and Indian regiments set into the side of the Khyber Pass. Captions

Album of photographs of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in India (1919), in Germany (1920-1921), in Northern Ireland (1921-1926), at Bordon, Dover, and Devonport (1926-1936), and in Palestine (1936-1937)  RSR/PH/1/41  1919-1937

22 ff., 111 photographs

Contents:
Includes photographs of the presentation of new Colours at Chichester, 1928; public duties in London, 1932; and the recruiting march in Sussex, 1933. Captions

Photograph showing the presentation of the Rhine Garrison Championship Shield and Cup to the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at Cologne  RSR/PH/1/42  16 January 1921

Contents:
Names not given

Photographs of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, stationed at Belfast and Londonderry in Northern Ireland  RSR/PH/1/43  1922-1925

5 Photographs

Contents:
Include photographs of the officers of the battalion at Londonderry, July 1925; the battalion on parade at Londonderry, July 1925; and 'D' Company at Londonderry, June 1925
Some captions

Photographs of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, stationed at Bordon  RSR/PH/1/44  1926-1928

3 Photographs

Contents:
Include photograph of 'B' Company, 1926; of 'B' Company, 1928; and of H.Q. Cross-Country Team, winners of the 1st Battalion Inter-Company Cross-Country Championship, 1928
Caption to latter only

Photographs of the presentation of new Colours to the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, by the Duke of Gloucester at The Depôt in Chichester, and the procession of the old Colours to Chichester Cathedral for laying up in St. George's Chapel  RSR/PH/1/45  15 June 1928

17 Photographs

Contents:
Include photographs of the officers and of the warrant officers, staff sergeants, and sergeants of the 1st Battalion at the Depôt
Captions

Photographs of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, stationed at Dover  RSR/PH/1/46  1931-1932

3 Photographs

Contents:
Include photograph of the officers of the 1st Battalion, April 1931; the H.Q. Hockey Team, winners of the 1st Battalion Inter-Company Hockey Championship, 1931; and the Regimental Police, 1st Battalion, 1932
Captions

Printed illustrated brochure commemorating the tour of duty of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in London  RSR/PH/1/47  2-20 August 1932

12 ff., 17 photographs. 2 copies

Contents:
Includes nominal roll of officers, non-commissioned officers, and men serving in London on Public Duties. Captions

Photographs of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, on Public Duties in London  RSR/PH/1/48  2-20 August 1932

5 Photographs

Contents:
Include photograph of the officers. Captions

Sketch by Frederick A. Farrell of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, dismounting guard at St. James's Palace, London. Names not given  RSR/PH/1/49  August 1932

Contents:
Framed

Photographs of the recruiting and 'economy' march of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, from Dover to Arundel in August 1933, and of the Trooping of the Colour at Arundel Castle on 3 September 1933. Captions  RSR/PH/1/50  August-September 1933

21 Photographs

Photographs of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, stationed at North Raglan Barracks, Devonport  RSR/PH/1/51  1934-1936

4 Photographs

Contents:
Include photograph of the Hockey Team, 1934-1935; of parades at North Raglan Barracks, 1936; and of rifle inspection at Fort Tregantle, 1936
Captions

Photograph of the Royal Irish Cup Team, 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, stationed at Devonport  RSR/PH/1/52  1936

Contents:
Names given. Framed

Album of photographs showing the arrival of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in Palestine  RSR/PH/1/53  December 1936

21 ff., 42 photographs

Contents:
No captions

Album of photographs of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at sports and on parade in Palestine  RSR/PH/1/54  1937

20 ff., 151 photographs

Contents:
Some captions

Photographs of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, stationed in Jerusalem  RSR/PH/1/55  1937

3 Photographs

Contents:
Include photographs of the officers and of the Trooping of the Colour. Captions

Photographs of the King's Birthday Parade held on The Hoe at Plymouth  RSR/PH/1/56  1937

6 Photographs

Contents:
Captions

Photographs of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, Stationed in Egypt  RSR/PH/1/57  1937-1939

6 Photographs

Contents:
Include photograph of officers at Moascar, 1937 (names annotated); of the Sergeants Mess at Moascar, 1937 (names not given); and of training at Fayid on the Suez Canal, 1939
Captions

Photographs of 'B' Company, 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, on detachment, serving on guard duty outside Government House in Nicosia, Cyprus  RSR/PH/1/58  1938

5 Photographs

Contents:
Captions

Photographs of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, serving with the 7th Brigade of the 4th Indian Division during the North African campaign of the Second World War  RSR/PH/1/59  1941-1943

23 Photographs

Contents:
Include photographs of the Battalion at Martuba, Sidi Omar, and Benghazi in the Western Desert, 1941-1942; of the advance on Tunis, May 1943; of the surrender of General von Arnim and Staff at Cape Bon, May 1943; and of the visit of King George VI to the 8th Army, June 1943
Captions

Photographs of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, serving with the 7th Brigade of the 4th Indian Division during the Italian campaign of the Second World War  RSR/PH/1/60  1944

24 Photographs

Contents:
Include photographs of the battleground at Cassino, February-March 1944, and of Platoons and Sections of the Battalion in Italy, Summer 1944
Captions

Photographs of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, serving with the 7th Brigade of the 4th Indian Division in Greece  RSR/PH/1/61  1944-1945

2 Photographs

Contents:
Include photograph of M.T. Section, 1944, and of the inspection by His Beatitude the Archbishop Damaskinos, Regent of Greece, at Salonika, March 1945
Captions

Photograph of the cricket teams of the 1st and 2nd Battalions, The Royal Sussex Regiment, taken prior to their match at Pola in Trieste. Names not given  RSR/PH/1/62  1946

Photograph showing the arrival of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at the railway station in Gaza, Palestine. Names not given  RSR/PH/1/63  June 1947

Album of photographs to commemorate the handing-over ceremony of the Colours of the 35th Regiment of Foot to the Government of Malta. Presented to the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, by Dr. P. Boffa, Prime Minister of Malta  RSR/PH/1/64  28 April 1948

11 ff., 8 photographs

Contents:
Includes official invitation, programme, and newspaper cutting
Captions

Photographs of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, serving in the Suez Canal Zone in Egypt  RSR/PH/1/65  1949-1953

29 Photographs

Contents:
Include photographs of disembarkation at Suez, August 1949; of Hodgson's Camp, Suez, 1949; of service at Aqaba, Jordan, March-July 1950; of the King's Birthday Parade at Moascar, 1951; and of arrival at Southampton docks, February 1953
Captions

Photographs of the Colour Party of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, during the Coronation Parade in London  RSR/PH/1/66  2 June 1953

2 Photographs

Contents:
Showing the march through Whitehall and the Mall
Captions

Photograph of the parade at Lewes on the presentation of the Honorary Freedom of the Borough of Lewes to the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/PH/1/67  7 June 1953

Photograph of the Band and Drums of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at the Borough Boundary during the march through Brighton  RSR/PH/1/68  9 June 1953

Photographs of the presentation of new Colours to the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, by Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, on the cricket field at Arundel Castle  RSR/PH/1/69  24 April 1954

19 Photographs


Related information: See also RSR/PH/16/27

Contents:
Some captions

Photographs of Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, with the Colonel of the Regiment, the Officers, Warrant Officers, and Sergeants of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at Arundel Castle, after the presentation of new Colours to the Battalion  RSR/PH/1/70  24 April 1954

6 Photographs

Contents:
Names of officers given

Photographs of the inspection of the Sussex Home Guard by Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, at Arundel Castle after the presentation of new Colours to the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/PH/1/71  24 April 1954

5 Photographs

Contents:
Names not given

Photographs of the parade at Arundel on the presentation of the Honorary Freedom of the Borough of Arundel to the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/PH/1/72  24 April 1954

23 Photographs

Contents:
No captions

Photographs of the visit of Queen Juliana of the Netherlands, Colonel-in-Chief of The Royal Sussex Regiment, to the 1st Battalion at Tidworth  RSR/PH/1/73  8 May 1954

13 Photographs

Contents:
Captions

Photograph of Lieutenant-Colonel Ashworth (Commanding Officer), Major Sleeman (Second-in-Command), Captain Fennell (Adjutant), R.S.M. Lucas, and Drum-Major Cullen, 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/PH/1/74  1954

Photographs of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, serving as part of the Commonwealth Contingent attached to the 24th Infantry Division of the U.S. Army in Korea  RSR/PH/1/75  August 1956-July 1957

48 Photographs

Contents:
Include photographs of disembarkation at Inchon, 6 August 1956; of marches and training exercises; of the combined Queen's Birthday and Farewell Parade, 13 June 1957; and of embarkation at Inchon for Gibraltar, 27 July 1957
Captions

Album of photographs taken during the presentation of the Honorary Freedom of the Borough of Hove to The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/PH/1/76  19 May 1958

20 ff., 17 photographs

Contents:
No captions

Photograph of General Sir Lashmer Gordon Whistler, Colonel of The Royal Sussex Regiment, with a party of officers and one warrant officer of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at The Hague, after an audience with Queen Juliana of the Netherlands, Colonel-on-Chief of the Regiment  RSR/PH/1/77  1 October 1958

Contents:
Names given

Photograph of a 3 inch Mortar Platoon, 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at Benghazi, North Africa  RSR/PH/1/78  1958

Contents:
Names not given

Photograph of the Colour Party, 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, marching past the Governor of Gibraltar, prior to embarkation for England  RSR/PH/1/79  April 1959

Contents:
Names not given

Photographs of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, during the preparations for and presentation of the re-enactment of the Battle of Quebec at the Royal Tournament at Earls Court in London to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Battle  RSR/PH/1/80  June 1959

3 Photographs

Contents:
Captions

Album of photographs taken during the presentation of the Honorary Freedom of the Borough of Worthing to The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/PH/1/81  4 July 1959

6 ff., 11 photographs

Contents:
No captions

Photographs of a Mobat field-gun and a 31 wireless set being demonstrated by soldiers of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, during an 'Open Morning' at Hobbs Barracks, Lingfield, in Surrey  RSR/PH/1/82  22 August 1959

2 Photographs

Photographs of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, stationed in Belfast  RSR/PH/1/83  1960-1962

7 Photographs

Contents:
Include photographs of the march through the city to celebrate the 260th anniversary of the formation of the 35th Regiment of Foot, 1961, and of the officers of the 1st Battalion in Belfast, 1962 (names given)
Captions

Photographs taken during the Nijmegan March in Holland showing the detachment from the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/PH/1/84  1962

11 Photographs

Contents:
Captions

Photographs of the parade and ceremony of the presentation of silver drums to The Royal Sussex Regiment at Preston Barracks in Brighton, by the Duke of Norfolk on behalf of the people of Sussex  RSR/PH/1/85  28 June 1962

24 Photographs

Contents:
Include photographs of the officers, warrant officers, and sergeants of the 1st Battalion (names of officers given)
Some captions

Photographs of the parade through Brighton of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/PH/1/86  21 July 1963

2 Photographs

Contents:
Captions

Photograph of the visit to Lewes of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, showing the general salute to the Mayor of Lewes on the steps of County Hall  RSR/PH/1/87  22 July 1963

Contents:
Caption

Printed illustrated brochure commemorating the tour of duty of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in London  RSR/PH/1/88  23 September - 26 October 1963

10 ff., 11 photographs

Contents:
Includes nominal roll of officers, non-commissioned officers, and men serving in London on Public Duties
Captions

Photographs of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, carrying out Public Duties in London  RSR/PH/1/89  23 September - 26 October 1963

16 Photographs

Contents:
Include photographs of the Battalion performing guard duties at Buckingham Palace and St. James's Palace and of the oil painting of the Battalion mounting guard at Buckingham Palace painted by Terence Cuneo
Captions

Photographs of the opening of The Orange and The Rose Exhibition in the Victoria and Albert Museum in London to illustrate the links between Holland and Britain in the Age of Observation, 1620-1750  RSR/PH/1/90  October 1964

3 Photographs

Administrative history:
The exhibition was opened by Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent, and a detachment of Junior Bandsmen of The Royal Sussex Regiment was in attendance

Contents:
Captions

Photographs of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, stationed at St. Andrew's Barracks, Malta  RSR/PH/1/91  1964-1965

13 Photographs

Contents:
Include photographs of parades and training, and of the lowering of the Union Flag on Independence Day at Floriana on 21 September 1964
Captions

Photographs taken during the tour of duty of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in Aden  RSR/PH/1/92  April - September 1965

2 Photographs

Contents:
Captions

Photographs of the exhibition mounted by The Royal Sussex Regiment during British Week in Amsterdam  RSR/PH/1/93  May 1965

4 Photographs

Contents:
Include photographs of the visit by Queen Juliana of the Netherlands, Colonel-in-Chief of the Regiment, and Prince Bernhard
Captions

Photographs of the visit to Chichester of the Dutch Ambassador, Dr Van Roijen, and General H. Schaper  RSR/PH/1/94  2 February 1966

3 Photographs

Contents:
Include photographs of visits to the Cathedral, Council Chamber, and Regimental Museum accompanied by Brigadier J. B. Ashworth, Colonel of The Royal Sussex Regiment
Captions

Photographs of the visit to Howe Barracks at Canterbury of Queen Juliana of the Netherlands, Colonel-in-Chief of The Royal Sussex Regiment, to inspect the 1st Battalion  RSR/PH/1/95  8 June 1966

7 Photographs


Related information: See also RSR/PH/16/34

Contents:
Include photographs of the set of menu holders presented to Queen Juliana by the Regiment
Captions

Colour postcards of the tour of Lemgo in West Germany, the station of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at the time of the absorption of the Regiment into The Queen's Regiment on 31 December 1966  RSR/PH/1/96  1966

2 Photographs

PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE 2nd BATTALION, THE ROYAL SUSSEX REGIMENT  RSR/PH/2/1-138  [n.d.]

Album of photographs of officers of the 107th Regiment of Foot and, from 1881, the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/PH/2/1  1865-1894

20 ff., 96 photographs

Contents:
Names given

Photograph of officers of the 107th Regiment at Allahabad in India  RSR/PH/2/2  January 1868

Contents:
Names not given

Album of photographs of the 107th Regiment and, from 1881, the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, stationed in southern Ireland (1880-1882), Malta (1882-1885), and India (from 1885)  RSR/PH/2/3  1880-1898

22 ff., 51 photographs

Contents:
Captions

Photograph of Sergeants of the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at the Regimental Depot in Chichester  RSR/PH/2/4  c.1881

Contents:
Names not given

Album of photographs of the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, stationed in Malta (1882-1885) and India (1885-1902)  RSR/PH/2/5  1882-1904

33 ff., 80 photographs

Contents:
Includes photographs of the Black Mountain Expedition of September-November 1888, and of the unveiling of the memorial to the 2nd Battalion at Eastbourne after their return from India in 1902
At back: photographs of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in India, 1904
Captions

Album of photographs of Lieutenant-Colonels of the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/PH/2/6  1883-1938

9 ff., 15 photographs

Contents:
Captions

Photograph of the Sergeants Mess, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in Malta  RSR/PH/2/7  c.1884-1885

Contents:
Names not given

Photograph of the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, on parade at Rawalpindi, India  RSR/PH/2/8  1886

Contents:
Shows Companies 'A' to 'H' and the Colours

Photograph of the Sergeants, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at Rawalpindi, India  RSR/PH/2/9  1886

Contents:
Names not given

Album of photographs taken during the tour of duty in India of the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/PH/2/10  1886-1902

24 ff., 32 photographs

Contents:
At back: photographs of Boer leaders and commandos and of officers of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, taken during the South African War, 1900-1902
Some captions

Album of photographs taken during the tour of duty in India of the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/PH/2/11  1887-1894

13 ff., 26 photographs

Contents:
Also includes photographs of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, aboard Cunard S.S. Aurania during the Liverpool dock Strike of 1890, and of officers of the 1st Battalion at Fleetwood, Lancashire, 1889
Captions

Album of photographs of Warrant Officers, Staff Sergeants, and Sergeants of the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, serving in India  RSR/PH/2/12  1890-1902

30 ff., 60 photographs

Contents:
Most names given

Album of photographs of the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, stationed in India (to 1902), Crete (1905-1907), and Belfast (1907-1910)  RSR/PH/2/13  1892-1910

23 ff., 53 photographs

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Also includes photographs of the 7th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at Aldershot and Sandling, 1914-1915
Captions

Album of photographs compiled by Major-General James Charles Young, Colonel of The Royal Sussex Regiment, 1914-1926  RSR/PH/2/14  1893-1924

27 ff., 198 photographs

Contents:
Principally covers his service as Deputy Assistant Adjutant General in South Africa (1892-1897); Commanding Officer, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in India (1899-1903); Assistant Adjutant General 4th (Quetta) Division (1904-1907); and Commanding Officer, Brigade, in India (1910-1912
Some captions

Album of photographs of Sergeants of the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in India  RSR/PH/2/15  c.1894-1896

16 ff., 68 photographs

Contents:
Some captions

Photographs of the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, stationed at Fyzabad, India  RSR/PH/2/16  c.1895-1896

6 Photographs

Contents:
Include photographs of officers, officers mess, camp, tug-of-war team, and funeral of Private Garret
No captions

Album of photographs compiled by Pioneer Colour Sergeant R. M. Sparrow, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in India (to 1902) and in Malta and Crete (1904-1906)  RSR/PH/2/17  1896-1906

30 ff., 68 photographs

Contents:
Captions

Album of photographs of Sergeants of the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in India (to 1902), Crete (1905-1907), and Belfast (1907)  RSR/PH/2/18  c.1896-1907

10 ff., 28 photographs

Contents:
No captions

Photograph of the Pioneer Sergeants Class, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at Roorkee, East India  RSR/PH/2/19  1897

Contents:
From the collection of Pioneer Colour Sergeant R. M. Sparrow (see RSR/PH/2/17)
Names not given

Photographs taken during the Tirah Expedition on the North West Frontier of India during which the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, formed part of the Tirah Expeditionary Force (1st Brigade, 1st Division)  RSR/PH/2/20  1897-1898

8 Photographs

Contents:
Include photographs of the camp at Ali Musjid, the Sergeants Mess of the 2nd Battalion at Ali Musjid, and mountain batteries in action in the Saran Sar Pass
Captions

Album of photographs of the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in India (to 1902) and in Crete (1905-1906)  RSR/PH/2/21  1897-1906

38 ff., 71 photographs

Contents:
Includes photographs taken during the Tirah Expedition on the North West Frontier of India, December 1897-April 1898
Captions

Photographs of the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in India  RSR/PH/2/22  c.1897-1898

3 Photographs

Contents:
Include photographs of the right half Battalion on parade at Fort Jamrud, 1897, and of the non-commissioned officers, c. 1898
No captions

Photograph of the Sergeants Shooting Team, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in India  RSR/PH/2/23  [n.d.]

Contents:
Names not given

Photograph of the Pioneers, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at Sialkot, East India  RSR/PH/2/24  1899

Contents:
From the collection of Pioneer Colour Sergeant R. M. Sparrow (see RSR/PH/2/17 above). Names not given

Photograph of H.Q. Company, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at Sialkot, East India  RSR/PH/2/25  1900-1901

Contents:
Names not given

Photograph of 'G' Company, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at Sialkot, East India. Names not given  RSR/PH/2/26  1900-1901

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On reverse: photograph of R.M.C. Sandhurst, Revolver Practice, 1899

Photograph of the officers and non-commissioned officers, 'G' Company, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at Sialkot, East India  RSR/PH/2/27  1900-1901

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Names not given
On reverse: photograph of R.M.C. Sandhurst, Battalion in Quarter Column, 1899

Photograph of the officers and sergeants, 'G' Company, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at Sialkot, East India  RSR/PH/2/28  1900-1901

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Names not given
On reverse: photograph of R.M.C. Sandhurst, Battalion in Line, 1899

Photograph of the officers, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at Sialkot, East India, wearing mourning arm bands for Queen Victoria  RSR/PH/2/29  January 1901

Contents:
Names appended
On reverse: photograph of R.M.C. Sandhurst, 'F' Company, trench making, 1899

Photograph of the officers and sergeants, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at the summer camp at Thobba in the Murree Hills, India  RSR/PH/2/30  May - October 1901

Contents:
Names not given
On reverse: views of Srinagar and the River Jhelum, Kashmir, 1902

Photograph of the summer camp of the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at Thobba in the Murree Hills in India  RSR/PH/2/31  May-October 1901

Photograph of the Boer Prisoner-of-War Camp in Sialkot, East India, for which the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, provided the guard  RSR/PH/2/32  December 1901 - January 1902

Photographs of the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, stationed at Candia in Crete  RSR/PH/2/33  1905-1907

16 Photographs

Contents:
Include postcards of the sergeants, the signallers, the band, and the drummers of the Battalion; of 'D' Company; of the march past during the King's Birthday Parade, 1906; of the British camp at Candia; and of the Cretan insurgents. Captions

Album of photographs of the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, stationed in Ireland (to 1912), Woking (1912-1914), British Honduras, Jamaica and Bermuda (1919-1921), Malta (1921-1922), Chanak (1922-1923), and Singapore (1923-1926)  RSR/PH/2/34  1908-1926

38 ff., 179 photographs

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Also includes photographs of the laying up of the old Colours of the 2nd Battalion in Chichester Cathedral, 2 October 1924
Captions

Photograph of 'D' Company, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at the Curragh Camp, southern Ireland  RSR/PH/2/35  May 1910

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Names not given

Photograph of the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, marching past during the King's Birthday Parade at Laffin's Plain, Aldershot  RSR/PH/2/36  14 June 1912

Photograph of the cross-country teams of 'B' Company, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, winners of the inter-company cross-country competition  RSR/PH/2/37  1912

Contents:
Names given

Photographs from the collection of Private Charles Boniface of Hailsham, 'B' Company, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, stationed at Inkerman Barracks, Woking  RSR/PH/2/38  1912-1914

5 Postcards

Contents:
Include photographs of the Barracks, of fatigue parties, of bayonet-fencing training, etc
Some names given

Photograph of the officers, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at Woking  RSR/PH/2/39  September 1913

Contents:
Names not given (for these see copy of same photograph in RSR/PH/2/34 above)

Photograph of King George V inspecting the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, on manoeuvres at Aldershot prior to joining the British Expeditionary Force in France in August 1914  RSR/PH/2/40  July 1914

Contents:
The photograph includes General Sir Douglas Haig, later Commanding-in-Chief in France, General Lomax, later Commanding 1st Division during the retreat from Mons, General Sir William Robertson, and Lieutenant-Colonel E. H. Montresor, Commanding, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment
Caption

Photograph of 'The Pals' of Eastbourne showing a group of young soldiers of the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/PH/2/41  1914

Contents:
Names given

Photograph of a 2nd Lieutenant in The Royal Sussex Regiment -- possibly 2nd Lieutenant William George Humphreys, 2nd Battalion, killed in action in France on 9 September 1916  RSR/PH/2/42  1914-1916

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Framed

Photographs of Private Sidney Kenward and Private Frederick Kenward, of Lewes, who both served with the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/PH/2/43  c.1914-1916

3 Photographs

Administrative history:
Captions

Contents:
Sidney Kenward was killed in action in France on 14 September 1914 while serving with the 2nd Battalion. Frederick Kenward served with the 2nd Battalion in 1904-1908 and subsequently emigrated to Canada. He served with a Canadian Regiment in the First World War until killed in action in June 1916

Photograph of a painting by H. Ripperger showing Sergeant Harry Wells, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, leading his platoon towards the German line near Le Rutoire during the Loos assault on 25 September 1915, an action for which he was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross  RSR/PH/2/44  1915

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Photograph of Captain Jacques, M.C. and Bar, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/PH/2/45  1917-1918

2 Copies

Photographs of the Duke of Connaught decorating a sergeant of the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, and taking the salute during a march past by the 2nd Battalion, at his inspection of the 2nd Brigade at Bruys in France  RSR/PH/2/46  1 July 1918

2 Photographs

Contents:
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Photograph of Lieutenant-Colonel D. G. Johnson, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, with his runner, Sergeant E. J. Brown  RSR/PH/2/47  1918

Administrative history:
Lieutenant-Colonel Johnson was awarded the Victoria Cross for his gallantry and leadership at the forcing of the Sambre-Oise Canal in November 1918

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Caption

Photograph of 'D' Company, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at Oedekoven near Bonn, while serving as part of the British Army of the Rhine  RSR/PH/2/48  31 March 1919

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Names not given
Caption states that this was probably the last photograph taken of the wartime 2nd Battalion before its break up in April 1919

Photograph of R.S.M. Rainsford, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at Witterschlick, while serving with the British Army of the Rhine  RSR/PH/2/49  c.March 1919

Photograph of the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at Portsmouth  RSR/PH/2/50  September 1919

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Names not given

Photograph of the Sergeants Mess, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at Portsmouth  RSR/PH/2/51  September 1919

Contents:
Names not given. Framed

Photograph of 'C' Company, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at Portsmouth  RSR/PH/2/52  September 1919

Contents:
Names not given. Framed

Photograph of 'C' Company, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at Portsmouth  RSR/PH/2/53  September 1919

Contents:
Names not given. Unframed copy of RSR/PH/2/52

Photographs of the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, leaving Portsmouth bound for the West Indies  RSR/PH/2/54  October 1919

3 Photographs

Contents:
Captions

Photograph of the military camp at Newcastle, Jamaica, the station of Headquarters, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, during the tour of duty in the West Indies  RSR/PH/2/55  1919 - 1920

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Caption
On reverse: view of Bog Walk, Jamaica 1919-1920

Signed photograph of Edward, Prince of Wales, dedicated to 'A' Company, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in Trinidad  RSR/PH/2/56  September 1920

Photographs of the visit to Bermuda of Edward, Prince of Wales  RSR/PH/2/57  1 October 1920

8 Photographs

Contents:
Include photographs of the Prince of Wales inspecting the guard of honour of the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment
Captions

Photograph of the dining room, decorated for Christmas, at Prospect Camp, station of the Bermuda detachment of the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in the West Indies  RSR/PH/2/58  25 December 1920

Photograph of the Colour Party, with the Regimental Colours, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at Kingston, Jamaica  RSR/PH/2/59  1920

Contents:
Names given

Photograph of a Company rifle-shooting team, with trophy, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in the West Indies  RSR/PH/2/60  c.1920

Contents:
Names of officers given

Photograph of group of unnamed sergeants, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in the West Indies  RSR/PH/2/61  c.1920

Photographs of the presentation of new Colours to the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at Tanglin Barracks, Singapore, by Sir Laurance Guillemard, Governor of the Straits Settlements  RSR/PH/2/62  27 June 1924

4 Photographs

Photograph of the officers, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at Tanglin Barracks, Singapore, on the day of the presentation of new Colours to the Battalion  RSR/PH/2/63  27 June 1924

Contents:
Names annotated

Photograph of the corporals, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at Tanglin Barracks, Singapore, on the day of the presentation of new Colours to the Battalion  RSR/PH/2/64  27 June 1924

Contents:
Names not given

Photographs of the Colour Party, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, carrying the old Colours of the Battalion into Chichester Cathedral for laying up in St. George's Chapel  RSR/PH/2/65  2 October 1924

2 Photographs


Related information: See also RSR/PH/2/34

Contents:
Names not given

Photograph of H.Q. Company, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at Tanglin Barracks, Singapore  RSR/PH/2/66  c.1924

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Names of officers annotated

Photograph of Signal Platoon, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at Tanglin Barracks, Singapore  RSR/PH/2/67  c.1924

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Names not given

Photograph of Machine Gun Section, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at Tanglin Barracks, Singapore. Winners of the Singapore Garrison Machine Gun Cup  RSR/PH/2/68  c.1924

Contents:
Names not given

Photograph of the Hockey Team, H.Q. Company, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at Tanglin Barracks, Singapore  RSR/PH/2/69  c.1924

Contents:
Names not given

Photograph of the Band, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at Tanglin Barracks, Singapore  RSR/PH/2/70  c.1924

Contents:
Names not given

Photograph of a Fancy Dress Ball, Sergeants Mess, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at Tanglin Barracks, Singapore  RSR/PH/2/71  c.1924

Photograph of 'C' Company, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at Singapore  RSR/PH/2/72  c.1924

Contents:
Names not given. Framed

Photograph of the Army v. Navy Boxing Teams at Singapore. The Army squad consisted mainly of men from the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiments  RSR/PH/2/73  March 1925

Contents:
Names not given

Photographs of the Malaya Command Pageant and Assault-at-Arms at Singapore involving 500 officers and men of the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/PH/2/74  19-23 May 1925

3 Photographs

Photograph of H.Q. Company, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at Tanglin Barracks, Singapore  RSR/PH/2/75  1925

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Names not given

Photograph of the Regimental Sports Day at Singapore showing Sir Laurance Guillemard, Governor of the Straits Settlements, and Lady Guillemard, about to present the prizes  RSR/PH/2/76  1925


Related information: See also RSR/PH/16/17

Contents:
Caption

Photographs of the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in Singapore, from the collection of Colonel J. P. N. Whitty. Include photographs of Tanglin Barracks (church, hospital, guard room, barrack room, Sergeants Mess, Officers Mess, and sports grounds), of polo, hockey, and athletics matches, and of the King's Birthday Parade, 1925  RSR/PH/2/77  1925-1926

21 Photographs

Contents:
Captions

Album of photographs of the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, stationed at Rawalpindi, Landi Kotal, and Karachi in India  RSR/PH/2/78  1926-1934

37 ff., 146 photographs

Contents:
Captions

Photograph of the Warrant Officers and Sergeants, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at Rawalpindi, India  RSR/PH/2/79  1926

Contents:
Names not given

Photograph of 'D' Company, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at Rawalpindi, India  RSR/PH/2/80  1926

Contents:
Names not given

Photograph of Machine Gunners, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at Rawalpindi, India  RSR/PH/2/81  1926

Contents:
Names of officers annotated

Photograph of the Boxing Team, 'A' Company, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at Rawalpindi, India. Winners of the Vick-Derrick Cup  RSR/PH/2/82  1926

Contents:
Names given

Photograph of Lieutenant J. R. D. Gilbert's Platoon, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at Rawalpindi, India  RSR/PH/2/83  1927

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Names annotated

Photograph of the Hockey Team, H.Q. Company, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at Gharial, near Rawalpindi, India  RSR/PH/2/84  1927

Contents:
Names given

Photograph of the Tug-of-War Team, 'D' Company, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at Rawalpindi, India. Winners of the inter-Company Tug-of-War competition  RSR/PH/2/85  1927

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Names annotated

Photograph of the grocery bar, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at Westridge Barracks, Rawalpindi, India  RSR/PH/2/86  c. 1927

Photograph of the Hockey Team, 'D' Company, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at Rawalpindi, India  RSR/PH/2/87  1928

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Names annotated

Photograph of the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, on parade during the King's Birthday Parade on the Murree football ground, Kuldana, Murree Hills, near Rawalpindi, India  RSR/PH/2/88  3 June 1929

Photographs of the officers, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at Kuldana, Murree Hills, near Rawalpindi, India  RSR/PH/2/89  1929

2 photographs, officers with and without helmets

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Names annotated

Photograph of H.Q. Company, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at Kuldana, Murree Hills, near Rawalpindi, India  RSR/PH/2/90  1929

Contents:
Names not given

Photographs of the Colour Party, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at Kuldana, Murree Hills, near Rawalpindi, India  RSR/PH/2/91  1929

3 Photographs

Contents:
Names given

Photograph of the Cross-Country Team, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at Rawalpindi, India. Winners of the Rawalpindi District Cross-Country Run, 1927-1929  RSR/PH/2/92  1929

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Names given

Photograph of Lance-Corporal Bennett, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in India. British Amateur Bantamweight Boxing Champion, 1929  RSR/PH/2/93  1929

Photograph of Lance-Corporal Leslie George Stuart Meikle, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in India  RSR/PH/2/94  1929

Albums of photographs of the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, stationed at Rawalpindi, Landi Kotal, and Karachi in India  RSR/PH/2/95-98  1929-1931

4 vols., 39 ff., 331 photographs

Contents:
Include photographs of the tour of duty on the North-West Frontier of India and the operations against the tribesmen in the Khyber Pass
Captions

Photograph of H.Q. Company, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at Westridge Barracks, Rawalpindi, India  RSR/PH/2/99  c.1929

Contents:
Names not given

Photographs of the officers, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, who proceeded from Rawalpindi to Landi Kotal, India  RSR/PH/2/100  1930

2 photographs, officers with and without helmets

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Names not given, but see copy, with names appended, in RSR/PH/2/78

Photographs of the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, on the North-West Frontier of India during the operations against the tribesmen in the Khyber Pass  RSR/PH/2/101  1930

18 Photographs

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No captions

Photograph of Band Corporal Laing, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at Landi Kotal, India  RSR/PH/2/102  1930

Photographs of sports teams, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, stationed in Karachi, India  RSR/PH/2/103  1930-1935

7 Photographs

Contents:
Captions

Photograph of the Colour Party, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at Karachi, India. Also photographs of individual non-commissioned officers and bandsmen of the 2nd Battalion in India, c.1930-1933  RSR/PH/2/104  c. 1930

4 Photographs

Contents:
Names not given

Album of photographs compiled by Private Frank Leonard Honeysett, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, while serving in India (1932-1935) and Egypt (1935-1936)  RSR/PH/2/105  1931-1937

38 ff., 329 photographs

Contents:
Captions

Photograph of the Sergeants Mess, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in Karachi, India  RSR/PH/2/106  1932

2 Copies

Contents:
Names of officers annotated

Photograph of the athletics team, H.Q. Company, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at Karachi, India. Winners of the Rose Bowl for athletics, 1932  RSR/PH/2/107  1932

Contents:
Names annotated

Photograph of 'B' Company, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at Hyderabad, India  RSR/PH/2/108  November 1933

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Names not given

Photographs of the officers, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at Karachi, India  RSR/PH/2/109  1933

2 photographs, officers with and without helmets

Contents:
Names annotated

Photograph of the 'Drums', 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at Karachi, India  RSR/PH/2/110  1933

Contents:
Names given

Photograph of 'D' (Machine Gun) Company, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at Karachi, India  RSR/PH/2/111  1933

Contents:
Names not given

Photograph of 13 Platoon, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at Karachi, India  RSR/PH/2/112  1933

Contents:
Names not given

Photograph of the 'Drums', 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, beating retreat at Napier Barracks, Karachi  RSR/PH/2/113  1933

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Names not given

Photographs of the guard of honour formed by a detachment of the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, for the Commander-in-Chief of the Fleet in Indian Waters, at Karachi, India  RSR/PH/2/114  March 1934

4 Photographs

Contents:
Names not given

Photograph of the Sergeants Mess, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at Karachi, India  RSR/PH/2/115  1934

Contents:
Names not given

Photograph of the Signal Section, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at Karachi, India  RSR/PH/2/116  1934

Contents:
Names not given

Photograph of crowds in Karachi, India, during the sectarian riots which were policed by the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/PH/2/117  March-April 1935

Photograph of 10 Platoon, 'C' Company, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at Karachi, India  RSR/PH/2/118  11 April 1935

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Names given

Photograph of General Chetwode arriving for the Quebec Day parade by the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in Karachi, India  RSR/PH/2/119  September 1935

Photographs of the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, waiting to board S.S. Ellora bound for Egypt from Karachi, India  RSR/PH/2/120  October 1935

7 Photographs

Photograph of the cricket team, the 'Drums', 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at Karachi, India. Winners of the inter-platoon cricket competition, 1934-1935  RSR/PH/2/121  1935

Contents:
Names given

Photograph of the football team, Signals Section, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at Karachi, India. Winners of the inter-platoon football competition, 1934-1935  RSR/PH/2/122  1935

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Names given

Photograph of the athletics team, H.Q. Company, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at Karachi, India  RSR/PH/2/123  1935

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Names given

Photograph of the flag race team, H.Q. Company, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at Karachi, India  RSR/PH/2/124  1935

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Names given

Photograph of the Machine Gun Company, 2nd Battalion. The Royal Sussex Regiment, at Karachi, India  RSR/PH/2/125  c.1935

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Names not given

Photograph of the Band and Drums, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at Karachi, India  RSR/PH/2/126  c.1935

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Names not given

Photograph of Government House, Karachi, the station of the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, 1930-1935  RSR/PH/2/127  c.1935

Photograph of the football team, 6 Platoon, 'B' Company, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. Winners of the inter-platoon football competition, 1935-1936  RSR/PH/2/128  1936

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Names given

Photograph of the Band and Drums, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, marching from Devonport railway station  RSR/PH/2/129  1938

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Names not given

Photograph of the officers, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at Devonport Barracks  RSR/PH/2/130  February 1939

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Names annotated

Photograph of 'A' Company, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at Devonport Barracks  RSR/PH/2/131  February 1939

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Names of officers annotated

Photograph of 'C' Company, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at Devonport Barracks  RSR/PH/2/132  February 1939

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Names of officers annotated

Photograph of the 'Drums', 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at Devonport Barracks  RSR/PH/2/133  February 1939

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Names of officers annotated

Photographs of the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, on training exercises while stationed at Belfast, Northern Ireland  RSR/PH/2/134  1939

11 Photographs


Related information: See also RSR/PH/16/21-22

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Captions

Photograph of the officers, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at Maiden Newton in Dorset  RSR/PH/2/135  c.March 1940

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Names annotated

Photograph of 13 Platoon, 'C' Company, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, while stationed at Maiden Newton in Dorset  RSR/PH/2/136  c.March 1940

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Name of officer annotated

Photograph of the officers, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at Canterbury, after Dunkirk  RSR/PH/2/137  1940

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Names annotated

Photographs of the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, while serving as part of the Persia and Iraq Force (PAIFORCE)  RSR/PH/2/138  1942-1946

21 Photographs

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Include photographs of the inspection and address by General Sir Arthur Smith, Commander-in-Chief, PAIFORCE, on Teheran Racecourse, 1943
Captions

PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE SUSSEX MILITIA AND THE 3rd BATTALION, THE ROYAL SUSSEX REGIMENT  RSR/PH/3/1-19  [n.d.]

Photograph of a watercolour painting, in the possession of the Duke of Richmond at Goodwood House, showing the layout in block plan of a militia camp, c.1780-1800  RSR/PH/3/1  Late 18th century

2 ff

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Appended: 1968. Notes on the painting, and possible identity of the camp, by Major J. F. Ainsworth, The Royal Sussex Regimental Association

Photograph of a fan, in the possession of Worthing Museum, showing plans of three militia camps at Waterdown Forest, Ashdown Forest, and Brighton in Sussex  RSR/PH/3/2  1793


Related information: See 'Militia Camps in Sussex, 1793, and a Lady's Fan', I. D. Margary, Sussex Archaeological Collections, vol. 107, pp. 135-136

Photograph of a drawing of a gunnery practice by the Royal Sussex Militia Artillery at Southover  RSR/PH/3/3  1854

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From the Illustrated London News

Photograph of the Royal Sussex Militia on parade at Dover taken from a watercolour painting by Norrie  RSR/PH/3/4  c.1860

Photograph of the Sergeants, Royal Sussex Light Infantry Militia, outside the Sergeants Mess, Chichester Barracks  RSR/PH/3/5  c.1875

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Names not given

Album of photographs of the 3rd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/PH/3/6  1888-1912

23 ff., 83 photographs

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Includes photographs of individual officers; of militia training camps at Arundel, Cowshot, Eastbourne, Goodwood, and Shorncliffe; of the guard of honour for Queen Victoria's funeral procession through London, 2 February 1901; of the battalion embarking for South Africa, 29 March 1901; and of the inspection of the battalion at Cowshot by George V, 1911
Captions

Photograph of officers of the 3rd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in the grounds of Goodwood House. Includes Colonel, the Earl of March  RSR/PH/3/7  1890

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Names not given, but see copy of this photograph, with names appended, in RSR/PH/3/6

Photograph of officers of the 3rd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/PH/3/8  c.1890

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Names not given

Photograph of officers of the 3rd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/PH/3/9  c.1890

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Names not given

Photograph of officers of the 3rd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at Arundel Camp. Includes Colonel, the Earl of March  RSR/PH/3/10  1896

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Names not given

Photograph of officers of the 3rd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, with Captain Henry Browse Scaife, Adjutant, at Arundel Camp  RSR/PH/3/11  1896

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Names not given

Photograph showing a detachment of the 3rd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, lining the route of the funeral procession of Queen Victoria in London  RSR/PH/3/12  2 February 1901

Photographs showing the 3rd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, marching down North Street, Chichester, led by Colonel, the Earl of March, and Colonel Godman on horseback, to entrain for Southsea, on their way to South Africa  RSR/PH/3/13  March 1901

2 Photographs

Photograph of the Duke of Richmond, Captain Aldridge, Adjutant, and Permanent Staff, 3rd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. Winners of shooting shield, fired at Eastbourne  RSR/PH/3/14  1903-1904

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Names not given

Photograph of the Duke of Richmond with officers of the 3rd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at Arundel Camp  RSR/PH/3/15  1904

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Names not given

Photograph of the Duke of Richmond with officers of the 3rd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at Eastbourne Camp  RSR/PH/3/16  1905

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Names not given

Photograph of Lieutenant E. D. Vinsor, 3rd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/PH/3/17  1918

Photograph of the officers, 3rd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at Rugeley Camp, Staffordshire  RSR/PH/3/18  1919

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Names not given

Photographs of the annual dinner of the 3rd Royal Sussex Regimental Club held at the Café Royal, Regent Street, London, 1937, 1947-1950, 1956, and n.d  RSR/PH/3/19  1937-1956

9 Photographs

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Names annotated

PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE VOLUNTEER BATTALIONS AND THE 4th BATTALION, THE ROYAL SUSSEX REGIMENT  RSR/PH/4/1-82  [n.d.]

Photograph of the Pulborough detachment of the 2nd volunteer Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/PH/4/1  1890

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Names not given

Photograph of the 2nd volunteer Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, probably taken at the annual training camp in Arundel Park  RSR/PH/4/2  c.1890

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Names not given

Photograph of the 2nd volunteer Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, probably taken at the annual training camp in Arundel Park  RSR/PH/4/3  c.1890

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Names not given

Photograph of 'A' Company, 1st volunteer Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at Brighton  RSR/PH/4/4  1895

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Names not given

Photograph of Major J. J. Lister, with the detachment of 24 non-commissioned officers and men selected to represent the 2nd volunteer Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, on the occasion of the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria on 22 June 1897  RSR/PH/4/5  1897

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The detachment from the 2nd volunteer Battalion assisted in lining the streets during the procession through London, being posted on London Bridge. Caption. Names not given

Photograph of the officers, 2nd volunteer Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, outside the Officers Mess, Worthing  RSR/PH/4/6  c.1900

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Names not given

Photographs of military manoeuvres on the Downs around Goodwood near Chichester  RSR/PH/4/7  c.1900

6 Photographs

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Include photographs of General French and foreign officers at Goodwood
Captions

Photograph of the Mayor of Chichester, Richard Combe Miller, and members of the City Corporation, at the presentation in the railway station grounds at Chichester to men of the volunteer Active Service Company leaving for service in South Africa with the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/PH/4/8  10 March 1900

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Names not given

Photograph of men of the volunteer Active Service Company during the official send-off in Chichester prior to their service in South Africa with the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/PH/4/9  10 March 1900

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Names not given

Photographs of the departure from Chichester railway station of men of the volunteer Active Service Company bound for service in South Africa with the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/PH/4/10  10 March 1900

2 Photographs

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Names not given

Photograph of East Street, Chichester, during the celebration of Pretoria Day, the relief of Pretoria on 5 June 1900  RSR/PH/4/11  1900

Photographs of the officers and men of the second volunteer Active Service Company at Chichester Barracks prior to their service in South Africa with the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/PH/4/12  26 March 1901

5 Photographs

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Include photograph of Lieutenant S. W. P. Beale, 'C' Company, 2nd volunteer Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, and his two fellow officers who led the second volunteer Active Service Company
Captions. Names not given

Photograph of men of the second volunteer Active Service Company on the platform of the railway station at Chichester bound for Southampton and then for service in South Africa with the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/PH/4/13  27 April 1901

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Names not given

Photographs of the return to Chichester of the second volunteer Active Service Company after their service in South Africa with the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/PH/4/14  26 June 1902

5 Photographs

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Include photographs of the company marching through North Street, South Street, Southgate, and Baffins Lane, Chichester
Captions

Photograph of the officers, 2nd volunteer Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at the annual training camp at Arundel Park  RSR/PH/4/15  2-9 August 1902

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Reprinted in the journal The Navy and Army Illustrated together with an article on the history of the 2nd volunteer Battalion, 14 February 1903
Names given

Photographs of the 2nd volunteer Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at the annual training camp at Arundel Park  RSR/PH/4/16  30 May - 6 June 1903

3 Photographs

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Include photograph of the inspection by Colonel Sir H. Aubrey Fletcher and of the Duke of Norfolk, the Lieutenant-Colonel Commandant of the 2nd volunteer Battalion
Captions

Photographs of the 2nd volunteer Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at the annual training camp at Arundel Park  RSR/PH/4/17  5-12 August 1905

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Names not given

Photograph showing the Duke of Norfolk leading men of the 2nd volunteer Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, through the village of Crowborough during the annual training camp  RSR/PH/4/18  4-8 August 1906

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Names not given

Photographs of the 2nd volunteer Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at East Grinstead, probably taken during the annual training camp at Crowborough  RSR/PH/4/19  c.1906

4 Photographs

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Include photographs of the cyclist section of the 2nd volunteer Battalion
No captions

Photograph of the officers, 2nd volunteer Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, taken at an annual training camp (possibly at Crowborough)  RSR/PH/4/20  c.1906

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Names not given

Photograph of men of the 2nd volunteer Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, taken at an annual training camp (possibly at Crowborough)  RSR/PH/4/21  c.1906

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Names not given

Photograph of the 1st volunteer Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at camp near Brighton  RSR/PH/4/22  c.1906

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Names not given

Photograph of the officers, 4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at the annual training camp at Offington Park, Worthing  RSR/PH/4/23  4-18 July 1908

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Names not given

Photographs of men of the 4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at the annual training camp at Offington Park, Worthing  RSR/PH/4/24  4-18 July 1908

2 Photographs

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Names not given

Photograph of the officers, 4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at the annual training camp at Arundel Park  RSR/PH/4/25  10-24 July 1909

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Names not given

Photographs of men of the 4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at the annual training camp at Arundel Park  RSR/PH/4/26  10-24 July 1909

3 Photographs

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Names not given

Photograph of men of the 4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, marching through Steyning in a memorial procession for Edward VII  RSR/PH/4/27  20 May 1910

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Names not given

Photograph of the Duke of Norfolk, Commanding Officer, inspecting men of the 4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, during the annual training camp at Newhaven  RSR/PH/4/28  23-30 July 1910

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Names not given

Photographs of the officers, 4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, taken at an annual training camp (possibly at Newhaven)  RSR/PH/4/29  c.1910

2 Photographs

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Names not given

Photograph of Captain S. W. P. Beale, 4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, taken at an annual training camp (possibly at Newhaven)  RSR/PH/4/30  c.1910

Photograph of the 'Coronation Section', 4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, chosen to represent the Battalion at the coronation of King George V and Queen Mary  RSR/PH/4/31  22 June 1911

3 Copies

Photographs of the 4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, during the annual training camp at Hassocks  RSR/PH/4/32  9-22 July 1911

4 Photographs

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Names not given

Photograph of the officers, 4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at the annual training camp at Arundel Park  RSR/PH/4/33  13-27 July 1912

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Names not given

Photographs of the 4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at the annual training camp at Arundel Park  RSR/PH/4/34  13-27 July 1912

20 Photographs

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Include photographs of Henry, Duke of Norfolk, Commanding Officer, 4th Battalion, with his son Bernard (later Duke of Norfolk) and daughter, Lady Rachael Howard, at the camp
Captions

Photograph of horse lines at Houndean Bottom near Lewes, a camp of the 4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/PH/4/35  c.1912-1914

Photographs of men of the 4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at the annual training camp at Patcham, near Brighton  RSR/PH/4/36  27 July-10 August 1913

4 Photographs

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Names not given

Photographs of the camp of the 4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at Oxney Farm, Bordon, in Hampshire  RSR/PH/4/37  26 July-4 August 1914

2 Photographs

Photographs of the Territorials marching through Chichester on their way to the railway station bound for Newhaven and service at the Front  RSR/PH/4/38  5 August 1914

2 Photographs

Photograph of the warrant officers, staff sergeants, and sergeants, Chichester Companies, 9th Battalion, Sussex volunteer Regiment  RSR/PH/4/39  1914-1918

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Names given

Photograph of Major S. W. P. Beale, 4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/PH/4/40  c.1914

Photograph of Lieutenant-Colonel E. H. J. D. Mostyn, Commanding Officer, 4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at Lessness Park Camp near Plumstead, Kent  RSR/PH/4/41  January-April 1915

Photograph of Lieutenant-Colonel E. H. J. D. Mostyn, Major R. M. Helme, Captain B. T. Hodgson, and Captain W. H. Kenderdine, 4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at Lessness Park Camp near Plumstead, Kent  RSR/PH/4/42  January-April 1915

Photographs of the 4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, on parade at its war station at Newhaven prior to the move to Cambridge  RSR/PH/4/43  24 April 1915

2 Photographs

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Names not given

Photograph of an officer, non-commissioned officers and men of the 4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, outside the billet in Trinity College during the stay at Cambridge  RSR/PH/4/44  24 April-4 May 1915

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Names not given

Photograph of officers of the 4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, on horseback outside Trinity College about to leave Cambridge for St. Neots  RSR/PH/4/45  4 May 1915

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Names appended

Photograph of a group of non-commissioned officers and men of the 4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, outside their billet at St. Neots during their march from Cambridge to Bedford  RSR/PH/4/46  4 May 1915

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Some names appended

Photograph of 16 Platoon, 'D' Company, 4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at Bedford after their march from Cambridge  RSR/PH/4/47  [5] May 1915

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Names of non-commissioned officers appended

Photograph of the Transport Section, 4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, and its Commanding Officer, 2nd Lieutenant J. de V. Loder (later Lord Wakehurst), at Bedford  RSR/PH/4/48  6 June 1915

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Names not given

Photograph of the 4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, on board a train at the railway station, Bedford, bound for Devonport and embarkation for service with the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force at Gallipoli  RSR/PH/4/49  16 July 1915

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Names not given

Drawing by C. Martyn of S.S. Ulysses, a 14,000 ton vessel of the Blue Funnel Line, in which the 4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, sailed from Devonport for service with the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force at Gallipoli  RSR/PH/4/50  [17 July 1915]

Photograph of the Littlehampton contingent, 4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, during a period of training at Moascar in Egypt  RSR/PH/4/51  13 September-22 November 1916

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Names not given

Photograph of 9 Platoon, 'C' Company, 4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in Egypt  RSR/PH/4/52  1916

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Names not given

Photograph of Private Bricknell, 9 Platoon, 'C' Company, 4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in Egypt  RSR/PH/4/53  1916

Photograph of three men of the 4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, riding a Red Indian motor cycle and sidecar in Egypt  RSR/PH/4/54  1916

2 Copies

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Names not given

Photograph of the officers, 4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, outside the Shepherds Hotel in Cairo  RSR/PH/4/55  c.1916

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Names not given

Photograph showing the 4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, marching through Bethlehem during the parade to mark the British Army's entry into the town  RSR/PH/4/56  10 December 1917

Photograph showing General Sir Edmund Allenby, Commander-in-Chief of the British Army in Palestine, making his proclamation to the people of Jerusalem, following the entry into the town of the British Army  RSR/PH/4/57  11 December 1917

Photograph of Officers Mess, 4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in Egypt  RSR/PH/4/58  1917

2 Copies

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Names appended

Photograph of Officers Mess, 4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in Egypt  RSR/PH/4/59  1917

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Names not given

Photographs relating to the Northamptonshire contingent of the 4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, and to the sinking of their troopship Transylvania on 4 May 1917  RSR/PH/4/60  1917-1977

Administrative history:
In 1916 a number of bootmakers in Kettering were called up, and 120 were sent for training to Horsham as reinforcements for the 4th Battalion. Their troopship was torpedoed off the coast of Italy and several men were drowned. The survivors were landed at Savona and eventually joined the 4th Battalion in Palestine

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The photographs include: (i) January 1917. Photograph of the Kettering draft during initial training at Tunbridge Wells in Kent (names given); (ii) 1928-1976, Photographs of reunion dinners and memorial services in Kettering (11 photographs); and (iii) n.d.-1977. Photographs of the monument at Savona to the memory of those who died aboard the Transylvania (3 photographs.)

Photograph of the 4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, marching from Tel Asur at the end of their service in Palestine  RSR/PH/4/61  31 May 1918

Photograph of R.M.S. Malwa, a vessel of the Peninsular Oriental Company, in which the 4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, sailed from Alexandria, Egypt, to Taranto, Italy, between 16-20 June 1918  RSR/PH/4/62  June 1918

Photographs of the officers, 4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at Malonne, Belgium  RSR/PH/4/63  December 1918

2 Photographs

Contents:
Some names appended

Photographs of the drummers, 4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at Malonne, Belgium  RSR/PH/4/64  December 1918

2 Copies

Contents:
Names not given

Photographs of the 4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, stationed at Neunkirchen and Wahn while serving as part of the British Army of Occupation in the Rhineland  RSR/PH/4/65  January-August 1919

14 Photographs

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Captions

Photograph of officers, non-commissioned officers, and men of 'B' Company, 4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at the annual training camp at Arundel Park  RSR/PH/4/66  September 1921

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Names not given

Photograph of H.Q. Mess Staff, 4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at the annual training camp at Arundel Park  RSR/PH/4/67  September 1921

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Names not given

Photograph of 'B' Company, 4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at the annual training camp at Arundel Park  RSR/PH/4/68  August 1922

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Names not given

Photograph of the football team, 4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at the annual training camp at Arundel Park  RSR/PH/4/69  August 1922

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Names not given

Photograph of the King's and Regimental Colours presented to the 4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at the annual training camp at Arundel Park, by Lord Derby, Secretary of State for War  RSR/PH/4/70  30 July 1923

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Names of Colour Party appended

Photograph of the Band, 4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at the annual training camp at Seaford  RSR/PH/4/71  May 1924

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Names not given

Photograph of the officers, 4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, and 1st Battalion, The Manchester Regiment, at Shorncliffe in Kent  RSR/PH/4/72  June 1929

Administrative history:
For a period of two weeks the 4th Battalion was absorbed into the 1st Battalion, The Manchester Regiment, for training at Moore Barracks, Shorncliffe

Contents:
Names appended

Photograph of the officers, 4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at the annual training camp at Arundel Park  RSR/PH/4/73  1930

Contents:
Names appended

Photograph of the officers, 4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at the weekend training camp at Horsham  RSR/PH/4/74  1932

Contents:
Names appended

Photograph of the Band, 4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at the annual training camp at Arundel Park  RSR/PH/4/75  1934

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Names not given

Photograph of the teams for the annual cricket match between the officers and the sergeants, 4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, held during the annual training camp at Falmer near Brighton  RSR/PH/4/76  1936

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Names of officers given

Illustrated brochure relating to the rôle of the 4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, during the procession at the coronation of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth  RSR/PH/4/77  12 May 1937

4ff., 1 photograph

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Includes a photograph of the coronation detachment taken at the Drill Hall in Denne Road, Horsham, before departure for London (names given), and an unofficial report of proceedings by Captain C. F. A. Nix, who commanded the street-lining detachment in London

Photograph of the officers, 4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at the annual training camp at Dibgate near Folkestone  RSR/PH/4/78  June 1938

Contents:
Some names given

Photograph of the officers, 4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at the annual training camp at Wannock  RSR/PH/4/79  June 1939

Contents:
Some names given

Photograph of the football team, 4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at the annual training camp at Wannock  RSR/PH/4/80  June 1939

Contents:
Names given

Photograph of the officers, 4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, prior to their departure with the 133rd (Royal Sussex) Brigade of the 44th Division for Suez and service in the Western Desert  RSR/PH/4/81  May 1942

Contents:
Some names given

Album of photographs of the presentation of 'Drums' of the 4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, to the 7th Cadet Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, by Brigadier-General W. L. Osborn, at Priory Park, Chichester  RSR/PH/4/82  2 May 1948

12 ff., 12 photographs

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No captions

PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE CINQUE PORTS VOLUNTEERS AND THE 5th (CINQUE PORTS) BATTALION, THE ROYAL SUSSEX REGIMENT  RSR/PH/5/1-141  [n.d.]

Photograph of an oil painting of Thomas Davis Lamb wearing the uniform of Captain in the Cinque Ports Fencible Cavalry  RSR/PH/5/1  1794-1800

2 Copies

Administrative history:
In July 1803 Lamb was commissioned as Lieutenant-Colonel to command the 3rd Battalion of William Pitt's Regiment of Cinque Ports volunteers. The services of the Regiment were discontinued in June 1809, and in July 1810 Lamb was appointed Major in the Cinque Ports Local Militia

Photograph of a coloured aquatint by Stadler of William Pitt the Younger, Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports, shown mounted on horseback and wearing the uniform of Colonel Commandant of his new Regiment of Cinque Ports volunteers  RSR/PH/5/2  c.1803

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The painting is now in the Sussex Combined Services Museum at Eastbourne (1980)

Coloured photograph of a painting showing a private soldier in the uniform of William Pitt's new Regiment of Cinque Ports volunteers  RSR/PH/5/3  1804

Photograph of a gunnery squad of the Cinque Ports volunteer Artillery Corps. Copy  RSR/PH/5/4  c.1861

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Names not given

Photograph of Quartermaster Sergeant William Dawes of the 1st Administrative Battalion of the Cinque Ports volunteers  RSR/PH/5/5  9 April 1862

2 Copies

Contents:
Copy

Photograph of the Ticehurst volunteers of the 17th (Etchingham) Corps of Sussex Rifle volunteers, part of the 1st Administrative Battalion of the Cinque Ports volunteers. Taken in the vicarage garden at Ticehurst  RSR/PH/5/6  c.1869

Contents:
Notes on the photograph attached containing references to individuals in the group

Photograph of Sergeant E. Batchelor of the Cinque Ports volunteer Artillery Corps  RSR/PH/5/7  c. 1872

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Copy

Photograph of the officers, 1st Cinque Ports Administrative Battalion  RSR/PH/5/8  1873

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Names not given

Photograph of Lieutenant-Colonel H. King, Commanding Officer of the 1st Cinque Ports Administrative Battalion, 1872-1878 (as Major from 1872-1874)  RSR/PH/5/9  c. 1874-1878

Photograph of a group of officers of the 1st Cinque Ports. Administrative Battalion  RSR/PH/5/10  c.1875

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Names not given

Photograph of the band of the 1st Cinque Ports Administrative Battalion  RSR/PH/5/11  c.1875

2 photographs and 1 copy

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Names not given

Photographs of Sergeant (later Colour-Sergeant) Gearing of Lewes, 1st Cinque Ports Rifle volunteer Corps  RSR/PH/5/12  1878-c.1890

4 Photographs

Photograph of Lieutenant-Colonel George J. Courthope, Commanding Officer of the 1st Cinque Ports Rifle volunteer Corps, 1878-1884  RSR/PH/5/13  c. 1878-1884

Photographs of the 1st Cinque Ports Administrative Battalion (1st Cinque Ports Rifle volunteer Corps from 1880) at the annual training camps at Beauport Park near Battle  RSR/PH/5/14  1879-1881

8 Photographs

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Names not given

Photograph of a group of sergeants of the 1st Cinque Ports Rifle volunteer Corps at the annual training camp at Lillesden near Hawkhurst in Kent  RSR/PH/5/15  1882

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Names not given

Photograph of Lieutenant-Colonel A. M. Brookfield, M.P., Commanding Officer of the 1st Cinque Ports Rifle volunteer Corps, 1884-1903  RSR/PH/5/16  c. 1884-1903

Photograph of the officers, 1st Cinque Ports Rifle volunteer Corps, at the annual training camp at Floods Bottom near Lewes  RSR/PH/5/17  1885

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Names given

Photograph of the Stretcher Bearer Company, 1st Cinque Ports Rifle volunteer Corps, at the annual training camp at Leasam near Rye  RSR/PH/5/18  1889

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Copy. Names of officers given

Photograph of the main guard, 1st Cinque Ports Rifle volunteer Corps, at the annual training camp at Leasam near Rye  RSR/PH/5/19  1889

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Copy. Names not given

Photograph of the officers, 1st Cinque Ports Rifle volunteer Corps, at the annual training camp at Coghurst near Guestling  RSR/PH/5/20  1890

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Names not given

Photograph of the sergeants, 1st Cinque Ports Rifle volunteer Corps, at the annual training camp, probably at Coghurst near Guestling  RSR/PH/5/21  c.1890

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Names not given

Group of non-commissioned officers and men of the 1st Cinque Ports Rifle volunteer Corps, with visitors, at the annual training camp, probably at Coghurst near Guestling  RSR/PH/5/22  c.1890

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Names not given

Photographs of the Royal Naval volunteers, Hastings Battery, during their annual training  RSR/PH/5/23  c. 1890

2 Photographs

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Names given
The photographs include J. E. Heather, later Colour Sergeant-Major in the 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment

Photograph of William Ransom of Hastings (1822-1906), local politician and editor of the Hastings News, and a promoter of the Hastings Corps of the Cinque Ports Rifle volunteers in 1859  RSR/PH/5/24  c.1890

Photograph of the buglers, 1st Cinque Ports Rifle volunteer Corps, at the annual training camp at Beachy Head, Eastbourne. On reverse: c. 1891. Photograph of the Sergeants Mess, 1st Cinque Ports Rifle volunteer Corps, at the annual training camp, probably at Beachy Head, Eastbourne  RSR/PH/5/25  1891

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Names not given

Photograph of Sergeant L. A. Vidler, 1st Cinque Ports Rifle volunteer Corps  RSR/PH/5/26  1891

Plus 2 copies

Photograph of Major C. H. Ashurst, Adjutant, 1st Cinque Ports Rifle volunteer Corps, 1896-1901  RSR/PH/5/27  c. 1896-1901

Photograph of Privates Gibson, Luck, and Martin of 'E' Company, 1st Cinque Ports Rifle volunteer Corps, who went to South Africa with the first Sussex volunteer Active Service Company in March 1900  RSR/PH/5/28  c. March 1900

Photograph of a group of men of the 1st Cinque Ports Rifle volunteer Corps, serving with the first Sussex volunteer Active Service Company in South Africa, taken on the day after the battle of Retief's Nek  RSR/PH/5/29  24 July 1900

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Copy. Names not given, but see reproduction, with names appended, in Colonel E. A. C. Fazan's Cinque Ports Battalion (The Royal Sussex Regimental Association, 1970), p. 77

Photograph of the officers, 1st Cinque Ports Rifle volunteer Corps, at Bisley  RSR/PH/5/30  1900

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Names appended

Photograph of the buglers, 1st Cinque Ports Rifle volunteer Corps, at the annual training camp at Oxteddle Bottom near Lewes  RSR/PH/5/31  July 1901

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Names not given
On reverse: 20 July 1901. Photograph of a group of men of the 1st Cinque Ports Rifle volunteer Corps at the annual training camp at Oxteddle Bottom near Lewes. Names not given

Photograph of the cooks, 1st Cinque Ports Rifle volunteer Corps, working at a field cooker, probably at the annual training camp at Lewes  RSR/PH/5/32  c. 1901

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Names not given

Photograph of a group of non-commissioned officers and men of the 1st Cinque Ports Rifle volunteer Corps at camp at Aldershot  RSR/PH/5/33  [1902]

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Names not given

Photograph of the tug-of-war team, 1st Cinque Ports Rifle volunteer Corps, at the annual training camp at Arundel Park  RSR/PH/5/34  1903

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Names not given

Photograph of the 1st Cinque Ports Rifle volunteer Corps on parade at Ticehurst Church  RSR/PH/5/35  1903

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Names of officer and Colour Sergeant given

Photograph of Brevet-Colonel C. H. W. Cafe, Commanding Officer of the 1st Cinque Ports Rifle volunteer Corps, 1903-1908, and 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, 1908-1911  RSR/PH/5/36  c.1903-1911

Photograph of the sergeants, 'D' Company, 1st Cinque Ports Rifle volunteer Corps (Lewes Company), probably taken at the annual training camp  RSR/PH/5/37  c. 1904

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Names appended

Photograph of 'C' Company, 1st Cinque Ports Rifle volunteer Corps (Ticehurst Company), at the annual training camp at Crowborough  RSR/PH/5/38  1906

2 Copies

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Names not given

Photograph of a group of non-commissioned officers and men of the 1st Cinque Ports Rifle volunteer Corps at the annual training camp at Crowborough  RSR/PH/5/39  1906

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Names not given

Album of photographs of the 1st Cinque Ports Rifle volunteer Corps and, from 1908, the 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, principally at the annual training camps at Crowborough, Arundel, Hastings, Dover, Hassocks, Wadhurst, and Patcham, 1906-1914  RSR/PH/5/40  1906-1927

21 ff., 73 photographs

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Captions

Photograph of the 1st Cinque Ports Rifle volunteer Corps at a drum-head service, probably at the annual training camp at Crowborough  RSR/PH/5/41  c.1906

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Names not given

Photograph of Sergeants Geering, Kirk, Philcox, and Suter, 1st Cinque Ports Rifle volunteer Corps, at annual training camp, probably Crowborough  RSR/PH/5/42  c.1906

Photograph of Sergeant Samuel Thomas Kine, 1st Cinque Ports Rifle volunteer Corps  RSR/PH/5/43  c.1906

Photographs of Sergeant Philcox, 1st Cinque Ports Rifle volunteer Corps. (2 photographs including copy of RSR/PH/5/42.)  RSR/PH/5/44  c.1906

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Also includes a photograph of Mr. B. Philcox, the son of Sergeant Philcox, n.d

Photographs of the 1st Cinque Ports Rifle volunteer Corps at the annual training camp at Arundel Park  RSR/PH/5/45  1907

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Names not given

Photograph of the 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, on parade at the annual training camp at Ridge Farm, Hastings  RSR/PH/5/46  1908

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Names not given

Photograph of the officers, 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at the annual training camp, probably at Hastings. Brevet-Colonel C. H. W. Cafe, Commanding Officer  RSR/PH/5/47  c.1908

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Other names not given

Photograph of the Colour Party, 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at Windsor Castle on the occasion of the presentation of Colours to Territorial Force units by King Edward VII  RSR/PH/5/48  19 June 1909

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Names not given

Photograph of the 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, on parade at the annual training camp at Arundel Park  RSR/PH/5/49  1909

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Names not given

Photograph of the officers, 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at the annual training camp at Arundel Park  RSR/PH/5/50  1909

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Names not given

Photographs of trooping the Colour, 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at the annual training camp at Arundel Park  RSR/PH/5/51  1909

3 Photographs

Photograph of the Colours, 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/PH/5/52  1909-1947

Administrative history:
The Colours of the 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion were laid up in St. Clement's Church, Hastings, on 28 May 1961

Photograph of the officers, 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at the annual training camp, probably at Arundel Park. Brevet-Colonel C. H. W. Cafe, Commanding Officer  RSR/PH/5/53  c.1909

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Other names not given

Photograph of Captain L. Slater, Adjutant, 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, 1909-1913  RSR/PH/5/54  c.1909-1913

Administrative history:
Captain Slater was later killed in action, while serving with the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in France, on 14 September 1914

Photograph of the Band, 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at the annual training camp at Dover  RSR/PH/5/55  1910

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Names not given

Photographs of the 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, attending a drum-head service at the annual training camp at Dover  RSR/PH/5/56  1910

2 Photographs

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Names not given

Photographs of the officers, 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at the annual training camp, probably at Dover  RSR/PH/5/57  c.1910

2 Photographs

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Names not given

Photograph of a group of men from the 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at the annual training camp, probably at Dover  RSR/PH/5/58  c.1910

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Names not given

Photograph of 'C' Company, 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment (Ticehurst Company), at the annual training camp at Hassocks  RSR/PH/5/59  1911

3 Copies

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Names not given

Photographs of the 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at the annual training camp on the Whiligh estate at Wadhurst  RSR/PH/5/60  1912

20 Photographs

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Photograph of the 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, on parade at Eastbourne  RSR/PH/5/61  1912

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Names not given

Photograph of the Band, 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at the annual training camp at Patcham  RSR/PH/5/62  27 July-9 August 1913

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Names not given

Photograph of the Signallers, 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, aboard a motor vehicle and motor bicycle  RSR/PH/5/63  27 July-9 August 1913

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Names not given

Photograph of a member of the 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at the annual training camp at Patcham  RSR/PH/5/64  27 July-9 August 1913

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Name not given

Photograph of men of 'F' Company, 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, during a Prize Meeting  RSR/PH/5/65  7 September 1913

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Names not given

Photograph of 'F' Company, 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment (Uckfield Company), at their drill hall in Uckfield  RSR/PH/5/66  c.1913

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Names of officers appended

Photograph of Bordon Camp near Farnham in Surrey, site of the annual training camp of the 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at the time of the declaration of war on 4 August 1914  RSR/PH/5/67  26-29 July 1914

Photographs of the 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at their war station at Dover Castle. Include photograph of the Scouts and Snipers Section of the Battalion  RSR/PH/5/68  6 August-15 October 1914

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Names not given

Photographs of 'E' Company, 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment (Rye Company), on outpost duty at Whitfield Hill, while stationed at Dover Castle  RSR/PH/5/69  21-27 August 1914

2 Photographs

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Photograph of a painting by Ernest Ibbetson of a detachment of the 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, on guard duty at the Bank of England while stationed at the Tower of London  RSR/PH/5/70  October 1914-February 1915

Copies information: The original painting is held at the Sussex Combined Services Museum at Eastbourne (1980)


Photograph of recruits for the 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at the Hermitage in Hastings  RSR/PH/5/71  1914

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Photograph of the officers, 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/PH/5/72  c.1914

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Names not given

Photograph of Company Quartermaster Sergeant York, 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, possibly taken at Hastings  RSR/PH/5/73  c.1914

Photograph of Private H. G. Usher, 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/PH/5/74  c.1914

Photograph of Private Charles Harrison, 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/PH/5/75  c.1914

Photographs of the 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, taken in the Hastings district  RSR/PH/5/76  c.1914

8 Photographs

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Names not given

Photographs of the 5th and 2/5th (Cinque Ports) Battalions, The Royal Sussex Regiment, during camps and exercises  RSR/PH/5/77  c.1914-1916

11 Photographs

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Photograph of the 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, on parade at the Tower of London  RSR/PH/5/78  January-February 1915

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Names not given

Photograph of the officers, 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, while stationed at the Tower of London  RSR/PH/5/79  January-February 1915

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Names given

Photographs of the 2/5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, marching through Hastings to attend a service at Holy Trinity Church for the temporary laying up of the Colours of the 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, then commencing their wartime service in France  RSR/PH/5/80  19 February 1915

10 Photographs

Photograph of 2nd Lieutenant J. C. A. Hobart, Company, Sergeant-Major J. E. Heather, Company Quartermaster Sergeant A. W. Golden, Sergeant Miller, and Sergeant Twine, 'A' Company, 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at Allouagne, the first billet of the Battalion after disembarking at Le Havre on 19 February 1915  RSR/PH/5/81  21-27 February 1915

Photograph of men of 'A' Company, 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, waiting in reserve trenches during the Battle of Neuve Chapelle  RSR/PH/5/82  March 1915

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Names not given

Photographs of 'C' Company, 2/5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, during trench-making exercises in East Sussex  RSR/PH/5/83  April 1915

15 Photographs

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Several of these photographs were reproduced in the Hastings and St. Leonards Pictorial Advertiser, 22 April 1915

Photograph of Hallett, postman to the 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in France. Endorsed by Captain E. A. C. Fazan, 'A' Company, 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion  RSR/PH/5/84  June 1915

Photographs of the 2/5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at the military camp at Bostall Heath, Woolwich, in London  RSR/PH/5/84A  July 1915

21 Photographs

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Photograph of the 1st line transport section, 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in France  RSR/PH/5/85  1915

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Names not given

Photographs of the 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in France  RSR/PH/5/86  c.1915

13 Photographs

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Photographs of the 2/5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at the military camp at Lessness Park near Erith in Kent  RSR/PH/5/87  1916

5 Photographs

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Photograph of the Transport Platoon, 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at Poperinghe in Belgium, during the third Battle of Ypres  RSR/PH/5/88  11 October 1917

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Names appended

Photograph of 'Langham's Scouts' -- the Scouts and Snipers Section of the 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment -- at Valdagno in Italy. Names not given, but see reproduction of this photograph, with names appended, in The Cinque Ports Gazette, vol. 2, No. 7, p. 93 (RSR/MSS/5/100)  RSR/PH/5/89  26 November 1918

2 copies and negative

Administrative history:
The Scouts and Snipers Section were employed by Major-General Sir R. Fanshawe, General Officer Commanding, 48th (South Midland) Division, as his Divisional Observers in France, Belgium, and Italy. The section was commanded by Captain C. R. Langham until his death at Ypres on 16 August 1917 and subsequently by Lieutenant Gerald Brunskill (see RSR/MSS/5/86 and 5/89-97)

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Copy

Photograph of Lieutenant-Colonel A. G. Thomas, Captain Williams, Regimental Sergeant-Major Haines, and Company Sergeant-Majors Howard, Oakley, and White, 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at Costo in Italy  RSR/PH/5/90  January 1919

Photograph of Lieutenant-Colonel G. L. Courthope, Commanding Officer, 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, with Old Comrades of the Wadhurst and Ticehurst area  RSR/PH/5/91  c.1920

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Names not given

Photograph of Lieutenant-Colonel G. L. Courthope, Commanding Officer, 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, 1920-1926  RSR/PH/5/92  1921

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Probably taken during annual training at the Brigade camp on the Ridge above Hastings

Photograph of the officers, 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at the annual training camp at Seaford  RSR/PH/5/93  1924

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Names appended

Photograph of the officers, 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, with Lord Beauchamp, Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports  RSR/PH/5/94  c.1924

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Names appended

Photograph of the officers, 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at the annual training camp, possibly at Folkestone  RSR/PH/5/95  c.1925

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Some names appended

Photograph of a detachment of the 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion. The Royal Sussex Regiment, forming a guard of honour in High Street, Lewes, during the official visit to the town of Princess Helena Victoria  RSR/PH/5/96  6 July 1927

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Names not given

Photograph of the officers, 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion. The Royal Sussex Regiment, at the annual training camp  RSR/PH/5/97  c.1928

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Names appended

Photograph showing the inspection of the 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, by the Earl Beauchamp, Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports and Honorary Colonel, during annual training at the Grand Shaft Barracks in Dover  RSR/PH/5/98  June 1929

Photograph of Lieutenant-Colonel T. B. Hornblower, Commanding Officer, 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, 1926-1930, taken at Dover  RSR/PH/5/99  1929

Photographs showing the inspection of the 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion. The Royal Sussex Regiment, by the Earl Beauchamp, Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports and Honorary Colonel, during annual training at a Brigade camp at Arundel  RSR/PH/5/100  June 1930

4 Photographs

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Names not given

Photograph of the 'Drums' of the 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, beating 'Retreat' at the annual training camp at Arundel Park  RSR/PH/5/101  June 1930

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Names not given

Photograph of the Band, 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, probably taken at the annual training camp at Arundel Park  RSR/PH/5/102  c.1930

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Names of officers only given

Photograph of the officers, 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, with the Earl Beauchamp, Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports and Honorary Colonel, probably taken at the annual training camp at Arundel Park, during which the Battalion was inspected by the Earl Beauchamp  RSR/PH/5/103  c.1930

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Names appended

Photograph of the 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at the Royal Sussex Memorial on the sea-front at Eastbourne during the annual Aubers Ridge parade to commemorate those who died at the Battle of Aubers Ridge on 9 May 1915  RSR/PH/5/104  c.1930

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Names not given

Photograph of Brevet-Colonel E. A. C. Fazan, Commanding Officer, 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, 1930-1935  RSR/PH/5/105  c.1930-1935

Photograph of the officers, 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, with Brigadier-General W. L. Osborn, Colonel of The Royal Sussex Regiment, at the Regimental Depôt in Chichester  RSR/PH/5/106  1932

Bibliography: See The Cinque Ports Gazette (vol. 2, No. 6, p. 62) for reproduction of this photograph with names given (RSR/MSS/5/100)


Photograph of the Marquess of Reading, Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports and Honorary Colonel of the 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, and Lieutenant-Colonel E. A. C. Fazan, Commanding Officer, 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, on the occasion of the admission of the former to the Freedom of Hastings  RSR/PH/5/107  12 May 1934

Photographs taken during the opening by Lord Leconfield, the Lord Lieutenant of Sussex, of the new Headquarters of the 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at Bulverhythe near Hastings  RSR/PH/5/108  22 July 1934

2 Photographs

Photographs showing the march through the town of Hastings of the 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/PH/5/109  22 July 1934

3 Photographs

Photograph of the Band and Drums, 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at Bulverhythe near Hastings  RSR/PH/5/110  1934

2 Copies

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Names not given

Photographs of the officers, 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, probably taken at the annual training camp at Arundel Park  RSR/PH/5/111  c.1934

2 photographs. Officers with and without caps

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Names not given

Photograph of the Signals Section, 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at the annual training camp at Wannock near Eastbourne  RSR/PH/5/112  May 1935

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Names not given

Photograph of an officer's charger, 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at the annual training camp at Wannock near Eastbourne  RSR/PH/5/113  May 1935

2 Copies

Photograph of the Coronation Contingent, 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, which lined the route and took part in the procession at the coronation of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth  RSR/PH/5/114  12 May 1937

Bibliography: See The Cinque Ports Gazette (vol. 4, No. 15, pp. 77 and 104) for reproduction of this photograph and list of names (RSR/MSS/5/100)


Album of photographs of the 133rd Infantry Brigade Camp at Wannock near Eastbourne  RSR/PH/5/115  June 1939

20 ff., 36 photographs

Administrative history:
The 133rd Brigade at this time included the 4th Battalion and 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, and was to be joined in December 1939, by the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. The album includes aerial photographs of the camp, groups of officers and warrant officers, sports teams, training exercises and demonstrations, and marches

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Photograph of Captain B. S. Hissey who, when Lieutenant-Colonel, commanded the 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, 1939-1940  RSR/PH/5/116  c.1939-1940

Photograph of the officers, 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at Deal in Kent  RSR/PH/5/117  1941

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Some names appended

Photographs of the Shah of Persia and Queen Fauzia inspecting a guard of honour provided by the 4th/5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in Teheran  RSR/PH/5/118  May-September 1944

4 Photographs

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Photograph of the Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, wearing the Badge of the 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, as Honorary Colonel of the Battalion, while inspecting a unit of the Royal Artillery  RSR/PH/5/119  1944

Photographs of the inspection of the 4th/5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, by the Commander-in-Chief, PAIFORCE, at Bagdad  RSR/PH/5/120  February 1945

2 Photographs

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Names not given

Photograph of the British Ambassador, Sir Kinahan Cornwallis, inspecting a guard of honour provided by the 4th/5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in Teheran, Persia  RSR/PH/5/121  April 1945

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Names not given

Photograph of Winston Churchill, Honorary Colonel of the 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, inspecting a guard of honour provided by the Battalion on the occasion of his receiving the Honorary Freedom of the County Borough of Brighton  RSR/PH/5/122  3 October 1947

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Names not given

Photograph of a group of officers of the 4th/5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, on a training exercise in Sussex  RSR/PH/5/123  1948

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Some names appended

Photograph of the Sergeants Mess, 4th/5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at the annual training camp at St. Martin's Plain, Shorncliffe, in Kent  RSR/PH/5/124  1949

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Names given

Photograph of the 'Drums', 4th/5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at the annual training camp at St. Martin's Plain, Shorncliffe, in Kent  RSR/PH/5/125  27 May - 10 June 1951

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Names not given

Photograph of the Colour Party, 4th/5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, marching past the Duke of Norfolk, the Lord Lieutenant of Sussex, on the occasion of the presentation to the Regiment of the Honorary Freedom of the County Borough of Eastbourne  RSR/PH/5/126  7 July 1951

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Names not given

Photograph of the officers, 4th/5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/PH/5/127  c.1952

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Names not given

Photographs of officers of the 4th/5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, with Sir Winston and Lady Churchill, at Chartwell  RSR/PH/5/128  30 April 1956

2 Photographs

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Names not given

Photograph of Sir Winston Churchill, Honorary Colonel, inspecting a representative detachment of the 4th/5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in the grounds of his home at Chartwell  RSR/PH/5/129  30 April 1956

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Names not given

Bibliography: See The Roussillon Gazette (vol. 33, No. 1, pp. 19-20) for reproduction of RSR/PH/5/128-129 and an article on the visit to Chartwell including names of officers and warrant officers present (RSR/Library/2/26)


Photographs of the inspection of the 4th/5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, by the Duke of Norfolk, on the Wolfe Recreation Ground at Crowborough  RSR/PH/5/130  12 May 1956

2 Photographs

Photographs showing the presentation of new Colours to the 4th/5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, by the Duke of Norfolk at the Sussex County Cricket Ground in Hove  RSR/PH/5/131  3 June 1960

9 Photographs

Contents:
Captions

Photograph of the team from the 4th/5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, which participated in the Nijmegan March in Holland  RSR/PH/5/132  July 1960

Contents:
Names not given

Photograph of the 4th/5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, marching through the town of Hastings on the occasion of the laying up of the Colours of the 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion in St. Clement's Church, Old Hastings  RSR/PH/5/133  28 May 1961

Photograph of a canoe team from H.Q. Company, 4th/5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, competing in the 133rd (Kent and Sussex) Infantry Brigade Patrol Competition during the Brigade Camp at Stanford in Norfolk  RSR/PH/5/134  1962

Contents:
Names not given

Photograph of Corporal Rainton, H.Q. Company, 4th/5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, competing in the 133rd (Kent and Sussex) Infantry Brigade motor-cycle trials between Tunbridge Wells and Folkestone in Kent  RSR/PH/5/135  6-7 April 1963

Photograph of the 4th/5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, marching past the Mayor of Eastbourne and Brigadier John Blackwood Ashworth, Colonel of the Regiment, during the annual Aubers Ridge parade to commemorate those who died at the Battle of Aubers Ridge on 9 May 1915  RSR/PH/5/136  5 July 1964

Contents:
Names not given

Photograph of the Right Reverend Clifford Martin, Bishop of Liverpool, who gave the address at the Commemoration Service at Holy Trinity Church, Eastbourne, during the annual Aubers Ridge memorial day at Eastbourne  RSR/PH/5/137  5 July 1964

Administrative history:
The Reverend Martin served with the 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, during the First World War

Photograph of the 'Drums' of the 4th/5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, marching down the Causeway in Horsham  RSR/PH/5/138  c.1964

Contents:
Names not given

Photograph showing the Colours of the 4th/5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, being marched to Chichester Cathedral for laying up in St. George's Chapel  RSR/PH/5/139  4 March 1967

Photograph showing the final salute to the Colours of the 4th/5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, as they are marched into Chichester Cathedral for laying up in St. George's Chapel  RSR/PH/5/140  4 March 1967

Contents:
Names of Colour Party given

Photograph showing the Duke and Duchess of Norfolk being received at Chichester Cathedral by the Dean of Chichester, the Very Reverend J. W. A. Hussey, prior to the service for the laying up of the Colours of the 4th/5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in St. George's Chapel  RSR/PH/5/141  4 March 1967

PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE 2/6th BATTALION, THE ROYAL SUSSEX REGIMENT  RSR/PH/6/1-11  [n.d.]

Photograph of the 2/6th (Cyclist) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, with their cycles, on the seafront at Hastings, taken prior to their move to Southwold in Suffolk on 13 March 1915  RSR/PH/6/1  1915

Contents:
Names not given

Photograph of a platoon of the 2/6th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, probably taken in East Anglia during coastal defence duties in Norfolk and Suffolk  RSR/PH/6/2  1915

Contents:
Names not given

Photograph of an un-named soldier of the 2/6th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, standing by his cycle, probably taken in East Anglia during coastal defence duties in Norfolk and Suffolk  RSR/PH/6/3  1915

Photograph from a newspaper of cyclists of the 2/6th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, carrying their machines across hilly country, probably taken in East Anglia during coastal defence duties in Norfolk and Suffolk  RSR/PH/6/4  1915

Contents:
Names not given

Photograph of Lieutenant-Colonel Frank Johnson with the 'Drums' of the 2/6th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, taken while stationed in India  RSR/PH/6/5  1916-1919

Contents:
Names not given

Albums of photographs compiled by a soldier of 'A' Company, 2/6th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, while serving in India  RSR/PH/6/6  1916-1919

2 vols., 39 ff., 275 photographs

Contents:
The albums include photographs of the 2/6th Battalion while stationed at Bangalore, Burhan, Ferozepore, Dalhousie, and Lahore, and at camps on the North West Frontier of India. They also include photographs of topography, towns and villages, and native life
Captions

Photographs taken by Private Sydney Boxall of 'D' Company, 2/6th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, while serving in India  RSR/PH/6/7  1916-1919

181 Photographs

Contents:
These include photographs of the 2/6th Battalion while stationed at Bangalore, Burhan, Ferozepore, Dalhousie, and Lahore, and at camps on the North West Frontier of India. There are photographs of fighting in the Waziristan Campaign of July-August 1917. There are also photographs of topography, towns and villages, and native life. They are endorsed will full descriptions recorded by the photographer
Captions

Photograph of Private Albert Moore, 'B' Company, 2/6th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, taken while serving in India  RSR/PH/6/8  c.1916

Photograph of the 'Drums', 2/6th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, about to beat 'Retreat', at Lahore, India  RSR/PH/6/9  15 March 1918

Contents:
Names not given

Photograph of Company Quartermaster Sergeant George Street, 2/6th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in India  RSR/PH/6/10  1918

Administrative history:
C.Q.M.S. Street was an accomplished sportsman and played cricket for the Sussex County Cricket team

Photograph of the memorial to the 2/6th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at the Napier Barracks in Lahore, India  RSR/PH/6/11  n.d

Administrative history:
The memorial was unveiled in the Institute Gardens by General Sir William Beynon, General Officer Commanding, 16th Indian Division, on 10 November 1919, in memory of the 4 officers and 56 other ranks of the 2/6th Battalion who lost their lives while serving in India, 1916-1919

PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE SERVICE BATTALIONS, THE ROYAL SUSSEX REGIMENT  RSR/PH/7/1-32  [n.d.]

Photograph of recruits for the 7th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, on parade, in civilian clothes, at Eastbourne, prior to their departure for the training camp at Colchester  RSR/PH/7/1  19 September 1914

Contents:
Names not given
The card is endorsed with a message from Private Tom Paige to his mother, Mrs. G. Paige of High Cross, Rotherfield, which states that the men shown in the photograph were principally from Rotherfield

Photograph of the officers and non-commissioned officers, 7th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at the training camp on St. Martin's Plain, Shorncliffe  RSR/PH/7/2  November 1914

Contents:
Names not given

Photograph of 'A' Company, 7th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at the training camp on St. Martin's Plain, Shorncliffe  RSR/PH/7/3  November 1914

Contents:
Names not given

Photograph of a group of men of the 7th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, probably taken at a training camp in England prior to their departure for France in May 1915  RSR/PH/7/4  c.1914

Contents:
Names not given
The photograph includes Private (later Sergeant) Archibald Cooper of Chichester who was to gain the Military Medal at Cambrai in November 1917. The photograph is endorsed with an obituary to Sergeant Cooper outlining his service with the Battalion

Photograph of the 7th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, on parade at Ramillies Barracks, Aldershot, during the inspection by Major-General James Charles Young, Colonel of the Regiment, prior to their departure for France on 31 May 1915  RSR/PH/7/5  May 1915

Contents:
Names not given

Photograph of the officers, 9th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at Shoreham, prior to their departure for France in September 1915. Copy  RSR/PH/7/6  June 1915

Contents:
Names appended

Photograph of Captain A. M. Thomson, R.A.M.C., Captain H. S. Bowlby, and 2nd Lieutenant G. A. Thompson, 7th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in France  RSR/PH/7/7  1915

Administrative history:
These three officers were among those who proceeded overseas with the 7th Battalion on 31 May 1915

Photographs of Captain H. S. Bowlby, 7th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in France  RSR/PH/7/8  1915

2 Photographs

Administrative history:
Captain Bowlby served with the 7th Battalion throughout the First World War and was promoted to Major in July 1918

Photograph of two companies of the Southdown Battalions, The Royal Sussex Regiment, on parade, in civilian clothes, at the training camp at Cooden near Bexhill in East Sussex  RSR/PH/7/9  1915

Contents:
Names not given

Photograph of an inspection of the 116th (Southdown) Brigade of the 39th Division - the 11th, 12th, and 13th Battalions, The Royal Sussex Regiment - at the training camp at Cooden near Bexhill in East Sussex  RSR/PH/7/10  1915

Contents:
Names not given

Album of photographs compiled by a soldier serving with the 1/1st Sussex Yeomanry and 16th (Sussex Yeomanry) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/PH/7/11  1915-1919

27 ff., 324 photographs

Administrative history:
The photographs cover a period of service firstly in the Signal Troop of the South-Eastern Mounted Brigade in Gallipoli, then in the 3rd Dismounted Brigade in Egypt, and finally as infantry in the 230th Brigade of the 74th (Yeomanry) Division in Egypt and Palestine
Captions

Photograph of 'D' Company, 13th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at Witley Camp near Godalming in Surrey prior to their departure for France on 5 March 1916  RSR/PH/7/12  c. February 1916

Contents:
Names not given

Photograph of one of the Hohenzollern Craters in the Loos Sector, scene of the Battle of the Craters in March 1916, taken by Captain D. F. Woodford, 'B' Company, 7th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/PH/7/13  March 1916

Photograph of officers, warrant officers, and sergeants, 'B' Company, 11th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at rest billets at Moulle prior to their move to the Ypres Salient on 15 December 1916  RSR/PH/7/14  5-14 December 1916

Contents:
Names appended

Photograph of the notice-board commemorating the capture by 'A' Company, 13th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, of the village of St. Julien in the Ypres Salient on the morning of 31 July 1917  RSR/PH/7/15  31 July 1917

Album of photographs of Palestine taken by the Reverend C. Cole-Hamilton, C.F., Chaplain to the 1/1st Sussex Yeomanry and 16th (Sussex Yeomanry) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/PH/7/16  1917

12 ff., 50 photographs

Contents:
Includes photographs taken after the battles at Beersheba, 31 October, and Sheria, 6 November 1917
Captions

Photographs of men of the 9th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, serving at Lens in Belgium  RSR/PH/7/17  3 September 1918

2 Photographs

Contents:
Names not given

Photograph of No. 4 Platoon, 'D' Company, 51st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, stationed in northern Germany  RSR/PH/7/18  March-August 1919

Contents:
Names not given

Photograph of 'B' Company, 52nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, stationed in northern Germany  RSR/PH/7/19  March-August 1919

Contents:
Names not given

Photographs showing the arrival in Chichester of the Cadre of the 7th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, returning from France  RSR/PH/7/20  18 June 1919

4 Photographs

Contents:
Names not given, but for list of the officers and men forming the Cadre see the report in the Chichester Observer, 25th June 1919, p. 6
The Cadre, under the command of Major G. F. Osborne, were met at the railway station by Lieutenant-Colonel F. W. B. Willett, Officer Commanding the Depôt, Captain Blakeney, Adjutant at the Depôt, Sir Archibald Garland, Mayor of Chichester, and members of the City Corporation

Photograph of the officers, 51st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at Rugeley Camp near Stafford  RSR/PH/7/21  December 1919

Contents:
Names given

Photograph of a caricature by 'Mel' of the officers of the 7th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, during the period of training at Brighton  RSR/PH/7/22  September-December 1939

Contents:
Names given. Framed

Photograph of 'A' Company, 9th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at Poona in India, prior to embarking on the campaign in Burma  RSR/PH/7/23  1943

Contents:
Names not given

Photograph showing men of the 9th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, patrolling the banks of the Irrawaddy at Katha in Burma  RSR/PH/7/24  December 1944

Contents:
Names given

Photograph of Major J.J. Dickson, Officer Commanding, 'A' Company, 9th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, and Captain Leckie, Forward Observation Officer, Royal Artillery, examining a captured Japanese sword at Katha in Burma  RSR/PH/7/25  December 1944

Photograph of the altar for a memorial service held by the 9th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in Burma  RSR/PH/7/26  1944

Photograph of a drawing by Charles C. Stadden of a corporal of the 9th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, serving in Burma  RSR/PH/7/27  1944

Photograph of men of the 9th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, unloading stores from sampans on the banks of the Irrawaddy at Katha in Burma  RSR/PH/7/28  1944-1945

Contents:
Names not given

Photograph showing General Dan L. Sultan, U.S. Army, presenting the Bronze Star to Regimental Sergeant-Major Brockless, 9th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at Headquarters, 36th Division, at Bahe in north Burma  RSR/PH/7/29  14 February 1945

Photograph showing men and mules crossing the Shweli River during the 36th Divisional advance from Katha in north Burma  RSR/PH/7/30  February 1945

Contents:
Names not given

Photograph showing men of the 9th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, examining the dead body of a Japanese soldier after the Battle of Shweli River  RSR/PH/7/31  February 1945

Contents:
Names not given

Photograph showing men of the 9th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, searching through the woods east of Bahe for Japanese bunkers  RSR/PH/7/32  February 1945

Contents:
Names not given

PHOTOGRAPHS TAKEN AT THE REGIMENTAL DEPÔT AND IN THE CITY OF CHICHESTER  RSR/PH/8/1-45  [n.d.]

Album of photographs compiled at The Depôt in Chichester, principally containing photographs of officers of The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/PH/8/1  1866-1939

25 ff., 61 photographs

Contents:
The photographs are mostly of the period 1866-1890. They also include photographs of the Barracks in Chichester, c.1880s, and a photograph of the 35th (Royal Sussex) Regiment on the parade ground at Mooltan in India, January 1866 (see RSR/PH/1/2)
Captions

Photograph of officers of the 35th (Royal Sussex) Regiment and 107th (Bengal Infantry) Regiment outside the Field Officers Quarters at their joint Depôt at Chichester Barracks  RSR/PH/8/2  1873-1881

Contents:
Names not given

Album of photographs of warrant officers, staff sergeant, and sergeants, Provisional Battalion, presented to the warrant officers, staff sergeants and sergeants of The Depôt, The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/PH/8/3  c.1896

12 ff., 23 photographs

Contents:
No captions

Album of photographs compiled by an officer of The Royal Sussex Regiment, including several taken at The Depôt in Chichester  RSR/PH/8/4  c.1900-1914

25 ff., 201 photographs

Contents:
No captions

Album of photographs compiled by an officer of The Royal Sussex Regiment, including several taken at The Depôt in Chichester  RSR/PH/8/5  1904-1908

23 ff., 168 photographs

Contents:
Captions
The photographs were collected by an un-named officer serving with the 2nd Battalion at Shorncliffe Barracks and in Malta, 1904-1905; at Chichester Barracks, 1905-1907; and with the 1st Battalion in India, 1907-1908

Photographs of a military camp in Chichester showing the troops entering the City and in camp  RSR/PH/8/6  1905

8 Photographs

Contents:
Captions

Photograph of a group of officers, non-commissioned officers, and men of The Royal Sussex Regiment taken at Chichester during the First World War  RSR/PH/8/7  1914-1918

Contents:
Names not given

Photograph of the Rifle Team, The Depôt, The Royal Sussex Regiment, taken at Chichester Barracks  RSR/PH/8/8  c.1922

Contents:
Names not given

Album of photographs mainly taken at The Depôt in Chichester  RSR/PH/8/9  1928-1930

10 ff., 14 photographs

Contents:
Includes photographs of the presentation of new Colours to the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, by the Duke of Gloucester at The Depôt on 15 June 1928 (see RSR/PH/1/45), and aerial photographs of the Barracks, 1929. Also includes photographs of officers of The Royal Sussex Regiment taken at The Depôt and of the Permanent Staff of The Depôt. The album also includes photographs of regimental dinners held for officers in London, 1928-1930
Some captions

Aerial photographs of Chichester Barracks. These were taken in 1929 (1 photograph), February 1949 (6), April 1954 (2), and 1959 (2)  RSR/PH/8/10  1929-1959

Photograph of a squad of recruits, with their commanding officer and non-commissioned officers, taken outside the soldiers' huts at Chichester Barracks  RSR/PH/8/11  c.1930

Contents:
Names not given

Photographs of a meet of The Royal Sussex Depôt Drag Hounds taken in the grounds of Chichester Barracks  RSR/PH/8/12  17 January 1931

3 Photographs

Photograph of the Nile Squad taken outside the Guard Room at The Depôt  RSR/PH/8/13  1934

Contents:
Names not given

Photograph of the Marne Squad taken outside the Guard Room at The Depôt  RSR/PH/8/14  1935

Contents:
Names given

Photograph of Major Lashmer Gordon Whistler, Officer Commanding, The Depôt, and Major G. W. Prince, Second in Command, The Depôt, taken at Chichester Barracks  RSR/PH/8/15  September 1939

Photographs of the Hailsham Platoon, Sussex Home Guard, taken at The Depôt  RSR/PH/8/16  1939-1945

2 Photographs

Contents:
Names not given

Photograph showing troops marching into the Barracks at Chichester led by their bandsmen  RSR/PH/8/17  15 August 1941

Contents:
This photograph was used in the Christmas Card issued by The Royal Sussex Regiment in December 1941

Photograph of 'F' Company, 70th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, taken near the Corporals Club at Chichester Barracks  RSR/PH/8/18  1941

Administrative history:
The 70th Battalion was formed in September 1940. It helped to defend vulnerable points in Sussex, Surrey, and Kent, and later provided trained drafts to fight overseas

Contents:
Names not given

Photographs showing the funeral procession through the streets of Chichester and the arrival of the cortège at the Cathedral for the funeral service for Brigadier Richard Maule Birkett, Colonel of The Royal Sussex Regiment, 30 July 1941-30 November 1942  RSR/PH/8/19  2 December 1942

5 Photographs

Photograph of the officers of The Royal Sussex Regiment present at Chichester for the ceremony for the amalgamation of the 1st and 2nd Battalions and of the 4th and 5th Battalions  RSR/PH/8/20  12 September 1948

Contents:
Names appended

Photographs of the parade held in the grounds of Chichester Barracks for the amalgamation of the 1st and 2nd Battalions and of the 4th and 5th Battalions, The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/PH/8/21  12 September 1948

9 Photographs

Contents:
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Photographs of the march past in West Street and parade in Priory Park, Chichester, to mark the conferment on The Royal Sussex Regiment of the Honorary Freedom of the City of Chichester  RSR/PH/8/22  30 June 1951

13 Photographs

Contents:
Captions

Photographs of the Officers' Mess at Chichester Barracks taken after the fire which gutted the building on 14 December 1951  RSR/PH/8/23  15 December 1951

3 Photographs

Photograph showing the Mayor of Chichester, Councillor G. A. R. Purchase, reading the address during the proclamation ceremony at Chichester Cross on the accession of Queen Elizabeth II  RSR/PH/8/24  8 February 1952

Contents:
The photograph shows a contingent of The Royal Sussex Regiment mounting guard around the Cross

Photograph showing a cricket match in progress on the sports field at Chichester Barracks  RSR/PH/8/25  June 1952

Photograph of the Old Comrades of The Royal Sussex Regiment marching with the standard of The Royal Sussex Regimental Association during the Quebec Day celebrations at Chichester Barracks  RSR/PH/8/26  13 September 1952

Photographs showing the demolition of the Officers' Mess at Chichester Barracks  RSR/PH/8/27  1952

2 Photographs

Photographs showing the building of the new Officers' Quarters at Chichester Barracks  RSR/PH/8/28  1952-1953

6 Photographs

Photographs showing the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, marching through the City of Chichester on their way to the Cathedral for the St. George's Day service  RSR/PH/8/29  23 April 1953

17 Photographs

Administrative history:
This was the first occasion that the Regiment had marched through Chichester with band playing, Colours flying, and bayonets fixed since the conferment of the Honorary Freedom of the City in 1951

Contents:
Captions

Photograph of Captain Sir Robert Stirling Hamilton, R.N., inspecting recruits of The Royal Sussex Regiment at the passing-out parade at The Depôt in Chichester on the completion of their initial training  RSR/PH/8/30  April 1953

Photograph of Lieutenant-Colonel John Blackwood Ashworth inspecting recruits of The Royal Sussex Regiment at the passing-out parade at The Depôt in Chichester on the completion of their initial training  RSR/PH/8/31  June 1953

Photograph showing the Duke of Norfolk, the Mayor of Chichester, Alderman Mrs. A. F. Eastland, the Town Clerk of Chichester, Mr. Eric Banks, Lieutenant-Colonel J. B. Ashworth, Commanding Officer, 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, and Major R. G. Harrison-Stanton, Officer Commanding The Depôt, waiting at Chichester railway station for the arrival of the 1st Battalion from Tidworth prior to the presentation of new Colours by Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother at Arundel on 24 April 1954  RSR/PH/8/32  23 April 1954

Photographs showing the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, marching past the Mayor of Chichester, Alderman Mrs. A. F. Eastland, outside the Cathedral, prior to the laying up of the Colours of the 2nd Battalion  RSR/PH/8/33  25 April 1954

2 Photographs

Photographs showing the Duke of Norfolk and Lieutenant-General Sir Lashmer Gordon Whistler, Colonel of The Royal Sussex Regiment, being met at the West Door of the Cathedral by the Dean of Chichester, the Very Reverend A. S. Duncan-Jones, prior to the laying up of the Colours of the 2nd Battalion  RSR/PH/8/34  25 April 1954

2 Photographs

Photograph showing the Colours of the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, being carried into Chichester Cathedral by Major R. B. de F. Sleeman and Major R. G. Harrison-Stanton for the laying up service  RSR/PH/8/35  25 April 1954

Photograph of Private Hersey of Cross-in-Hand receiving the Cup for the Best Platoon from Lieutenant-General Sir Lashmer Gordon Whistler, Colonel of The Royal Sussex Regiment, during the passing-out parade at The Depôt in Chichester  RSR/PH/8/36  April 1954

Photograph taken during the Quebec Day celebrations at Chichester Barracks, showing school children being given a ride on board the staff car captured at the surrender of General von Arnim at Cape Bon in May 1943  RSR/PH/8/37  19 September 1954


Related information: (See RSR/PH/1/59)

Photograph of the Shooting Team of The Depôt, The Royal Sussex Regiment, selected for the Sussex County Rifle Association meeting  RSR/PH/8/38  4 September 1955

Contents:
Names given

Photographs showing the inspection by Queen Elizabeth II of the guard of honour provided by The Depôt, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at Priory Park, Chichester, during the royal visit to Chichester  RSR/PH/8/39  30 July 1956

3 Photographs

Photographs taken during the Quebec Day celebrations at Chichester Barracks  RSR/PH/8/40  13 September 1959

4 Photographs

Administrative history:
This was the last Quebec Day celebrated at the Regimental Depôt. The Duke of Norfolk renamed the Barracks 'Roussillon Barracks', and one photograph shows him unveiling a copper plaque recording the history of the Barracks

Contents:
Captions

Photograph of the entrance gate to Chichester Barracks taken prior to demolition during the rebuilding works at the Barracks  RSR/PH/8/41  December 1961

Photographs showing the demolition of the old Orderly Room at Chichester Barracks during the rebuilding work at the Barracks  RSR/PH/8/42  December 1961

2 Photographs

Photographs of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, led by the Band and Drums, marching through the City of Chichester on their way to the Cathedral for the St. George's Day service  RSR/PH/8/43  23 April 1963

4 Photographs

Photographs of the parade through the City of Chichester of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, during their week of visits to the principal towns of Sussex  RSR/PH/8/44  24 July 1963

3 Photographs

Photographs of the march through the City of Chichester of the 3rd Battalion, The Queen's Regiment, and of the service in Chichester Cathedral for the laying up of the last Colours of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/PH/8/45  20 September 1975

20 Photographs

Contents:
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PHOTOGRAPHS OF COLONELS OF THE ROYAL SUSSEX REGIMENT  RSR/PH/9/1-13  [n.d.]

Photograph of an oil painting by Enoch Seeman of General Charles James Otway, Colonel of the 35th Regiment of Foot, 1717-1764  RSR/PH/9/1  1717-1764

Photograph of an oil painting by an un-named artist of General Henry Fletcher, Colonel of the 35th Regiment of Foot, 1764-1803  RSR/PH/9/2  c.1767

Photographs of portraits of Major-General Charles Lennox, 4th Duke of Richmond, Colonel of the 35th Regiment of Foot, 1803-1819  RSR/PH/9/3  1803-1819

3 Photographs

Photograph of a silhouette by J. Buncombe of Major-General Sir George Henry Frederick Berkeley, Colonel of the 35th (Royal Sussex) Regiment, 1845-1857  RSR/PH/9/4  c.1820

Contents:
The silhouette is now in the possession of The Royal Sussex Regimental Museum (1980)

Photograph of Lieutenant-General Simcoe Baynes, Colonel of the 35th (Royal Sussex) Regiment, 1863-1875  RSR/PH/9/5  1863-1875

Photographs of Lieutenant-General Sir William Freeman Kelly, Colonel of The Royal Sussex Regiment, 1903-1914  RSR/PH/9/6  1897-1914

3 Photographs

Photograph of General Sir John Davis, Colonel of The Royal Sussex Regiment, 1900-1901  RSR/PH/9/7  1900-1901

Photographs of Brigadier-General William Lushington Osborn, Colonel of The Royal Sussex Regiment, 1926-1941  RSR/PH/9/8  1915-1941

2 Photographs

Photograph of Major-General James Charles Young, Colonel of The Royal Sussex Regiment, 1914-1926  RSR/PH/9/9  1916

Photographs of Colonel Richard Maule Birkett taken while commanding the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in India. Colonel of The Royal Sussex Regiment, 1941-1942  RSR/PH/9/10  1931-1934

3 Photographs

Photographs of Brigadier Thomas Francis Vere Foster, Colonel of The Royal Sussex Regiment, 1942-1953  RSR/PH/9/11  1932-1953

3 Photographs

Photographs of General Sir Lashmer Gordon Whistler, Colonel of The Royal Sussex Regiment, 1953-1963  RSR/PH/9/12  1946-1961

19 Photographs

Photograph of Brigadier John Blackwood Ashworth, Colonel of The Royal Sussex Regiment, 1963-1966  RSR/PH/9/13  1963-1966

PHOTOGRAPHS OF LIEUTENANT-COLONELS COMMANDING THE 1st AND 2nd BATTALIONS, THE ROYAL SUSSEX REGIMENT  RSR/PH/10/1-17  [n.d.]

1st Battalion (35th Regiment of Foot)  [no ref. or date]

Engraving of Major Colin Campbell etched by John Kay when the 35th Regiment of Foot was stationed in Edinburgh Castle  RSR/PH/10/1  1789

2 ff

Administrative history:
Campbell was Lieutenant-Colonel of the Regiment, 1795-1797

Contents:
Attached: n.d. Notes on the military service of Major Campbell

Photograph of a painting of Lieutenant-Colonel Charles Stickland, Commanding Officer, the 35th Regiment of Foot, 1802-1804  RSR/PH/10/2  c.1802

2 Copies

Photographs of Lieutenant-Colonel Wilfred Tolson, Commanding Officer, 35th (Royal Sussex) Regiment, 1884-1890  RSR/PH/10/3  1863-1890

2 Photographs

Photograph of Major-General Simpson Hackett, Commanding Officer, 35th (Royal Sussex) Regiment, 1878-1881  RSR/PH/10/4  1878-1881

Photograph of Lieutenant-Colonel B. D. A. Donne, Commanding Officer, 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, 1898-1902  RSR/PH/10/5  1898-1902

Photograph of Lieutenant-Colonel A. R. Gilbert, Commanding Officer, 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, 1907-1911  RSR/PH/10/6  1907-1911

Photograph of Lieutenant-Colonel Colin L. Macnab, Commanding Officer, 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, 1911-1915  RSR/PH/10/7  1911-1915

Photograph of Lieutenant-Colonel E. L. Mackenzie, Commanding Officer, 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, 1915-1919  RSR/PH/10/8  1915-1919

Photograph of Lieutenant-Colonel R. Bellamy, Commanding Officer, 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, 1920-1924  RSR/PH/10/9  1920-1924

Photograph of Lieutenant-Colonel C. E. Bond, Commanding Officer, 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, 1924-1928  RSR/PH/10/10  1924-1928

2 Photographs

Photograph of General Cecil C. Malden, Commanding Officer, 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, 1936-1938  RSR/PH/10/11  1936-1938

2nd Battalion (107th Regiment of Foot)  [no ref. or date]

Photograph of Lieutenant-Colonel M. S. J. Sunderland, Commanding Officer, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, 1895  RSR/PH/10/12  1891

Photograph of Lieutenant-Colonel C. H. W. Cafe, Commanding Officer, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, 1895-1899  RSR/PH/10/13  1895-1899

Photographs of Lieutenant-Colonel Henry Browse Scaife, Commanding Officer, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, 1907-1911  RSR/PH/10/14  1902-1911

3 Photographs

Photograph of Lieutenant-Colonel Ernest Henry Montresor, Commanding Officer, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, 1911-1914. Killed in action during the Battle of the Aisne on 14 September 1914  RSR/PH/10/15  1911-1914

Photograph of Lieutenant-Colonel S. de V. A. Julius, Commanding Officer, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, 1923-1927  RSR/PH/10/16  1923-1927

Photographs of Lieutenant-Colonel V. E. C. Dashwood, Commanding Officer, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, 1934-1938  RSR/PH/10/17  1934-1938

2 Photographs

PHOTOGRAPHS OF INDIVIDUAL OFFICERS OF THE ROYAL SUSSEX REGIMENT  RSR/PH/11/1-35  [n.d.]

Photographs of paintings of Lieutenant-Colonel John Graves Simcoe  RSR/PH/11/1  c.1770-1798

2 photographs and 1 negative

Contents:
These comprise a colour negative of a painting attributed to John Zoffany of Simcoe as a young officer of the 35th Regiment of Foot, in which he served between 1770-1776, and photographs of a painting by Jean Laurent Mosnier of Simcoe wearing the uniform of the Loyalist Queen's Rangers, a unit he commanded during the American War of Independence
Captions

Photograph of an oil painting by an unknown artist of an unidentified officer of the 35th Regiment of Foot  RSR/PH/11/2  c.1776

3 Copies

Contents:
The original painting is in the Anne S. K. Brown Military Collection, Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.A

Photograph of a miniature portrait by an unknown artist of an unidentified officer of the 35th Regiment of Foot  RSR/PH/11/3  c.1780

2 Copies

Contents:
The original painting is in the Scottish United Services Museum in Edinburgh

Engraving by C. Turner of George, Duke of Gordon, brother-in-law of Charles Lennox, subsequently 4th Duke of Richmond and Colonel of the 35th Regiment of Foot  RSR/PH/11/4  1790

Administrative history:
He was commissioned as an Ensign in the 35th Regiment on 4 September 1790, and was transferred to the 67th Regiment on 15 October 1790

Photograph of a drawing by Robert Dighton of an unidentified officer of the Sussex Militia  RSR/PH/11/5  c.1802-1804

Contents:
From the Royal Collection

Photograph of a drawing by Robert Dighton of Sir Charles Burrell in the uniform of an officer of the Sussex Militia  RSR/PH/11/6  1803

Contents:
From the Royal Collection

Photograph of a water colour by Robert Dighton of Colonel Erskine, Sussex Militia  RSR/PH/11/7  c.1803

Contents:
From the Royal Collection

Photograph of a drawing by Robert Dighton of Thomas Pelham, Earl of Chichester, in the uniform of an officer of the Sussex Militia  RSR/PH/11/8  c.1803-1804

Contents:
From the Royal Collection

Photograph of a painting by an unnamed artist of Lieutenant John Alexander Ewart who served in the 35th (Royal Sussex) Regiment from 1838-1848 and who subsequently became a General and acted as A.D.C. to Queen Victoria  RSR/PH/11/9  1839

Photograph of Major Frederick English who served in the 35th (Royal Sussex) Regiment from 1833-1857 and who subsequently became a Major-General  RSR/PH/11/10  c.1857

Photograph of Lieutenant George Impey, 35th (Royal Sussex) Regiment  RSR/PH/11/11  1869

Photograph of Lieutenant Arthur Morey Fisher, 35th (Royal Sussex) Regiment  RSR/PH/11/12  c.1875

Photograph of Charles Henry Gordon Lennox, Earl of March, and subsequently 7th Duke of Richmond, in the uniform of Lieutenant-Colonel of The Royal Sussex Light Infantry Militia  RSR/PH/11/13  c.1876

Photograph of Colonel John Aldridge, The Royal Sussex Light Infantry Militia  RSR/PH/11/14  c.1880

Photograph of Major C. C. Goring, The Royal Sussex Light Infantry Militia  RSR/PH/11/15  c.1880

Photograph of Lieutenant Combe, The Royal Sussex Light Infantry Militia  RSR/PH/11/16  c.1880

Photographs of two unidentified officers of The Royal Sussex Light Infantry Militia  RSR/PH/11/17  c.1880

2 Photographs

Photograph of Captain O. Le Marchant, 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/PH/11/18  c.1886

Photograph of Charles Henry Gordon Lennox, Lord Settrington, and subsequently 8th Duke of Richmond  RSR/PH/11/19  c.1900

Administrative history:
He served in the South African War as A.D.C. to Field-Marshal Sir Frederick Sleigh Roberts and rose to the rank of Major in the Irish Guards between 1900-1911. He joined the Sussex Yeomanry in 1911 and held the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel

Photographs of Major-General Sir John Carstairs McNeill (4 photographs.)  RSR/PH/11/20  c.1900

Administrative history:
He served in the 107th (Bengal Infantry) Regiment and won a Victoria Cross for services during the New Zealand War of 1861-1865

Contents:
Attached: n.d. Articles on the military career of Major-General McNeill. (2 ff.)

Photograph of Captain Charles James Kinahan Maguire, 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/PH/11/21  c.1900

Administrative history:
Captain Maguire was killed at Diamond Hill in South Africa in June 1900

Photograph of Lieutenant-Colonel Louis Eugène du Moulin, 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/PH/11/22  c.1902

Administrative history:
Lieutenant-Colonel du Moulin was killed at Abraham's Kraal in South Africa in January 1902

Photographs of Lieutenant-Colonel Gerard E. Leachman  RSR/PH/11/23  c.1909-1920

3 Photographs

Administrative history:
Lieutenant-Colonel Leachman served with the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, during the South African War and later in India. He travelled in Arabia in 1909-1912 and served in Arabia under Sir Percy Cox, Chief Political Officer, in the First World War. He was murdered during the Arab revolt of 1920

Photograph of Major-General Lionel Charles Dunsterville. Major-General Dunsterville began his military career with the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in India in 1884, and subsequently joined the Indian Army  RSR/PH/11/24  c.1914

Photograph of Major Mostyn Eden Cookson, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. Major Cookson was killed in action during the Battle of the Aisne on 14 September 1914  RSR/PH/11/25  c.1914

Photograph of Captain Leonard Slater, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/PH/11/26  c.1914

Administrative history:
Captain Slater was killed in action during the Battle of the Aisne on 14 September 1914

Photograph of Lieutenant Edward Charles Daun, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/PH/11/27  c.1914

Administrative history:
Lieutenant Daun was killed in action during the Battle of the Aisne on 14 September 1914

Album of caricatures drawn by Lieutenant H. C. Williams while serving with the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, of individual officers of the 2nd and 4th Battalions, The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/PH/11/28  1917-1918

20 ff., 20 drawings

Contents:
Captions

Photograph of Lieutenant Harold Goring, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, on his wedding day  RSR/PH/11/29  c.1928

Contents:
The photograph includes Captain F. Y. Goring, 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, who was the Best Man at the wedding

Photograph of Colonel Sir James L. Sleeman. Colonel Sleeman served in the 1st Battalion  RSR/PH/11/30  1932

Contents:
The Royal Sussex Regiment, during the South African War and subsequently in India. He helped in the raising of the 7th Battalion in 1914, and for part of the First World War was attached to the Imperial Japanese Navy

Pocket book containing sketches of individual officers of the 1st and 4th Battalions, The Royal Sussex Regiment, drawn by Captain W. Phillipson Moss, Royal Army Veterinary Corps (T.A.)  RSR/PH/11/31  1933

19 ff., 22 drawings

Contents:
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Photographs of Sir Winston Churchill, Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports and Honorary Colonel of the 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/PH/11/32  3 October 1947 - 2 September 1955

4 Photographs

Contents:
These comprise photographs of the presentation of the Honorary Freedom of the County Borough of Brighton, 3 October 1947; of the presentation of a freehold site in Brighton for the 1939-45 Club, 3 October 1947; and of the visit to Chartwell by General Sir Lashmer Gordon Whistler, Colonel of The Royal Sussex Regiment, and officers of the 4th/5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, 2 September 1955
Captions

Photographs of Bernard, 16th Duke of Norfolk, Honorary Colonel of the 5th (Volunteer) Battalion, The Queen's Regiment  RSR/PH/11/33  1967-1973

4 Photographs

Contents:
These include photographs of portraits by Josephine Aveline and Major A. C. Davidson Houston, 1969 and 1973, and of his presentation as winning owner at The Royal Sussex Stakes at Goodwood Racecourse, 16 August 1967
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Photograph of a portrait by Major A. C. Davidson Houston, formerly of The Royal Sussex Regiment, of Brigadier R. E. Loder, Deputy Colonel, The Queen's Regiment, and President, The Royal Sussex Regimental Association  RSR/PH/11/34  1972

Photograph of Brigadier R. E. Loder and Colonel G. J. Langridge on the retirement of the former and succession of the latter as President of The Royal Sussex Regimental Association  RSR/PH/11/35  1976

PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE ANNUAL OFFICERS DINNER OF THE ROYAL SUSSEX REGIMENT  RSR/PH/12/1-21  [n.d.]

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Photographs showing officers and former officers seated during the annual Regimental Dinner

Photograph of the Regimental Dinner at the Trocadero Restaurant in Shaftesbury Avenue, London  RSR/PH/12/1  7 June 1907

Contents:
Names not given

Photograph of the Regimental Dinner at the Trocadero Restaurant in London  RSR/PH/12/2  18 June 1909

Contents:
Names not given

Photograph of the Regimental Dinner at the Trocadero Restaurant in London  RSR/PH/12/3  c.1928

Contents:
Names not given

Photograph of the Regimental Dinner at the Café Royal in Regent Street, London  RSR/PH/12/4  1947

Contents:
Names appended

Photograph of the Regimental Dinner at the Naval and Military Club in Piccadilly, London  RSR/PH/12/5  1949

Contents:
Names appended

Photograph of the Regimental Dinner at the Naval and Military Club in London  RSR/PH/12/6  1950

Contents:
Names appended

Photograph of the Regimental Dinner at the Naval and Military Club in London  RSR/PH/12/7  1952

Contents:
Names appended

Photograph of the Regimental Dinner at the Naval and Military Club in London  RSR/PH/12/8  1954

Contents:
Names appended

Photograph of the Regimental Dinner at the Naval and Military Club in London  RSR/PH/12/9  1956

Contents:
Names appended

Photograph of the Regimental Dinner at the Naval and Military Club in London  RSR/PH/12/10  1957

Contents:
Names appended

Photograph of the Regimental Dinner at the Naval and Military Club in London  RSR/PH/12/11  3 October 1958

Contents:
Names appended

Photograph of the Regimental Dinner at the Naval and Military Club in London  RSR/PH/12/12  2 June 1959

Contents:
Names appended

Photograph of the Regimental Dinner at the Naval and Military Club in London. Field-Marshal Sir Gerald Templer a guest  RSR/PH/12/13  1960

Contents:
Names appended

Photograph of the Regimental Dinner at the Café Royal in London  RSR/PH/12/14  1961

Contents:
Names appended

Photograph of the Regimental Dinner at the Café Royal in London. Brigadier Sir Edward Caffyn a guest  RSR/PH/12/15  1962

Contents:
Names appended

Photograph of the Regimental Dinner at the Naval and Military Club in London  RSR/PH/12/16  1963

Contents:
Names appended

Photograph of the Regimental Dinner at the Naval and Military Club in London  RSR/PH/12/17  1964

Contents:
Names appended

Photograph of the Regimental Dinner at the Naval and Military Club in London  RSR/PH/12/18  1965

Contents:
Names appended

Photograph of the Regimental Dinner at the Naval and Military Club in London  RSR/PH/12/19  1966

Contents:
Names appended

Photographs taken at the Regimental Dinner at Arundel Castle. Captions  RSR/PH/12/20  1978

4 Photographs

Photograph taken at the Regimental Dinner at Arundel Castle. Caption  RSR/PH/12/21  1979

PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE COLOURS OF THE ROYAL SUSSEX REGIMENT  RSR/PH/13/1-12  [n.d.]


Related information: See the sections on the individual battalions and on the Regiment in Chichester for other photographs of the Colours

The 1st Battalion (35th Regiment of Foot)  [no ref. or date]

Photographs of the Colours presented to the 35th Regiment of Foot in 1786 and given to the island of Malta in 1817  RSR/PH/13/1  1786-1817

7 Photographs

Contents:
These include a photograph of the Colours on parade in the Palace Square at Valetta on 30 April 1947, and photographs of the Colours on display in the Armoury of the Governor's Palace, 1963. They are now held at the Malta Services Museum at Luqa (1980)
Captions

Photographs of the 1799 and 1834 Colours of the 35th Regiment of Foot  RSR/PH/13/2  1799-1860

17 Photographs

Administrative history:
The former were carried by the second line battalion of the Regiment from its formation in 1799 until it was reduced in 1817. The following year they were handed over to the senior battalion by the Duchess of Richmond at a parade in Brighton and were carried until 1834 when they were laid up in the chapel of Gordon Castle in Scotland. They were moved to St. George's Chapel in Chichester Cathedral in 1922 but were removed due to their fragile condition in 1962. The 1834 Colours were the first to be carried after the Regiment had been granted the appelation 'Royal', and were presented by Lady Vivian, wife of the Commander-in-Chief in Ireland, at a parade in Phoenix Park, Dublin, on 21 July 1834. They were replaced by new Colours on 2 January 1860 and laid up in Chichester Cathedral on 4 March 1869

Contents:
The photographs were taken in 1976-1978 during restoration work at the Textile Conservation Centre in Hampton Court Palace. There is also a photograph of the 1799 Colours pinned to the ceiling of Chichester District Museum where they now rest (1980)
Captions

Photographs of the Colours presented to the 35th (Royal Sussex) Regiment by Lady Canning at Meerut in India on 2 January 1860 and laid up in Chichester Cathedral on 15 June 1928  RSR/PH/13/3  1860-1928

1 photograph, 1 painting

Contents:
These include a photograph of the Colour Party in Malta in 1900 as the Colours were being laid up for the period of the South African War, and a water colour painting of the Colours, n.d
Captions

Photographs of the Colours presented to the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, by the Duke of Gloucester at Chichester on 15 June 1928 and laid up in the King's Chapel, Gibraltar, on 24 October 1954  RSR/PH/13/4  1928-1954

6 photographs, 1 painting

Contents:
These include photographs taken in February 1959 during a tour of the 1st Battalion in Gibraltar, and a water colour painting of the Colours, n.d
No captions

Photographs of the Colours presented to the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, by Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother at Arundel on 24 April 1954 and laid up in Chichester Cathedral on 20 September 1975  RSR/PH/13/5  1954-1966

1 photograph, 1 painting

Contents:
These comprise a water colour painting of the Colours by P. A. Waite, 1954 (framed), and a photograph of a painting by Colonel P. Tetley of the scene in Chichester Cathedral during the laying up of the Colours, 1975
Captions

The 2nd Battalion (107th Regiment of Foot)  [no ref. or date]

Photographs of the Colours presented to the 3rd Regiment of Bengal European Infantry by Mrs. Anson, wife of the Commander-in-Chief in India, at Agra on 7 January 1857 and carried until 1868  RSR/PH/13/6  1857-1868

3 Photographs

Contents:
Laid up in the Queen Victoria Memorial Hall in Calcutta. Captions

Photograph of the Colours presented to the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, by Sir Laurance Guillemard, Governor of the Straits Settlements, at Singapore on 27 June 1924 and laid up in Chichester Cathedral on 25 April 1954  RSR/PH/13/7  1924-1954

1 Photograph

Contents:
The photograph is of the Colour party at Kuldana in the Murree Hills near Rawalpindi in India in 1929 (see RSR/PH/2/91 for copy)
Caption

The 3rd Battalion (Royal Sussex Light Infantry Militia)  [no ref. or date]

Water colour painting of the Colours of The Royal Sussex Light Infantry Militia carried by the 3rd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, until disbanded in 1919  RSR/PH/13/8  c.1900-1919

The 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion  [no ref. or date]

Photographs of the Colours presented to the 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, by Edward VII at Windsor Castle on 19 June 1909 and laid up in St. Clement's Church, Hastings, on 28 May 1961  RSR/PH/13/9  1909-1961

2 Photographs

Contents:
These include a photograph of the Colour Party outside the Drill Hall in Hastings preparing for the Victory March in London, 19 July 1919, and a photograph of the Drums and Colours, c.1930
Captions

Photograph of the Colours presented to the 4/5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, by the Duke of Norfolk at Hove on 3 June 1960 and laid up in Chichester Cathedral on 4 March 1967  RSR/PH/13/10  1960-1967

1 Photograph

Contents:
The photograph shows the Colours on display, probably at Hove, in 1960
Caption

The Queen's Regiment  [no ref. or date]

Photographs of the Colours of The Queen's Regiment. These comprise a photograph of the presentation of new Colours to the 5th (Volunteer) Battalion, The Queen's Regiment, by Queen Margrethe of Denmark at The Honourable Artillery Company's Ground in the City of London on 4 May 1974, and coloured photographs of the Colours of the 1st Battalion, The Queen's Regiment, n.d  RSR/PH/13/11  1974

3 Photographs

Contents:
Captions

The Royal Roussillon Regiment of France  [no ref. or date]

Photograph of a print showing the Colours of The Royal Roussillon Regiment and the uniforms of an Ensign, 1720, and an appointed soldier, 1789  RSR/PH/13/12  c.1789

1 Photograph

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Caption

PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE BAND AND DRUMS OF THE ROYAL SUSSEX REGIMENT  RSR/PH/14/1-29  [n.d.]


Related information: See the sections on the individual battalions for other photographs of the Band and Drums

The 1st Battalion  [no ref. or date]

Photograph of the Band of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at Portsmouth  RSR/PH/14/1  1886

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Names not given

Photograph of the String Band of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, formed by Bandmaster Hewett, at Preston  RSR/PH/14/2  1889

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Names not given

Photograph of the Band of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at Rawalpindi in India  RSR/PH/14/3  1911

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Names not given

Photograph of the Band and Drums of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in India  RSR/PH/14/4  c.1911

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Names not given

Photograph of the Band of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at Rawalpindi in India  RSR/PH/14/5  1914

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Names not given

Photograph of the Band and Drums of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at Rawalpindi in India  RSR/PH/14/6  1914

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Names not given

Photographs of the Band and Drums of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at Londonderry in Northern Ireland  RSR/PH/14/7  c.1923

2 Photographs

Contents:
Names not given

Photograph of the Drums of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at Ebrington Barracks in Londonderry, Northern Ireland  RSR/PH/14/8  1925

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Names not given

Photographs of military bands, including that of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, marching through Paris during the Annual Military Musical Festival organised by L'Intransigent  RSR/PH/14/9  21-25 June 1934

12 Photographs


Related information: See RSR/MSS/1/162 for other photographs of the festival reproduced in The Musical Progress and Mail

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Captions

Photograph of the Drums of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, probably taken while stationed at Dover  RSR/PH/14/10  c.1932

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Names not given

Photograph of the Band of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, taken during a concert, while serving in the Suez Canal Zone in Egypt  RSR/PH/14/11  c.1950

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Names not given

Photographs of the Band and Drums of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, during a passing-out parade at the Regimental Depôt in Chichester  RSR/PH/14/12  5 February 1954

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Names not given

Photograph of the Band and Drums of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, taken while stationed at Tidworth  RSR/PH/14/13  1954

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Names not given

Photograph of the Band and Drums leading the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, through the streets of Belfast  RSR/PH/14/14  1960-1961

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Names not given

Photograph of the Band of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, taken while stationed at Belfast  RSR/PH/14/15  1961

Contents:
Names not given

Photographs of the Band and Drums leading a detachment of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, through the City of Chichester on the way to the Cathedral for the St. George's Day service  RSR/PH/14/16  23 April 1963

2 Photographs


Related information: See RSR/PH/8/43 for other photographs of this occasion

Contents:
Names not given

Photograph showing the Band and Drums of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, playing on the Racecourse at Goodwood during the July Meeting  RSR/PH/14/17  July 1966

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Names not given

The 2nd Battalion  [no ref. or date]

Photograph of Bandmaster Ollershaw and the smallest Drummer, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in India  RSR/PH/14/18  c.1890

Photograph of the Band of the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at Candia in Crete  RSR/PH/14/19  1905-1907

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Names not given

Photograph of the Band of the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at the Curragh Camp in southern Ireland  RSR/PH/14/20  February 1911

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Names not given

Photograph of the Band of the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, taken at Bisley while stationed at Woking  RSR/PH/14/21  1913

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Names not given

Photograph of the Band of the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, taken at Rawalpindi in India  RSR/PH/14/22  c.1926

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Names not given

Photographs of the Band of the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, taken while serving in India  RSR/PH/14/23  1929

2 Photographs

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Names not given

Photograph of the Drums of the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, on parade while serving in India  RSR/PH/14/24  c.1930

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Names not given

Photograph of Bandmaster Pomfrey, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at Karachi in India  RSR/PH/14/25  1933

Photographs of the Band of the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, on concert duty in India  RSR/PH/14/26  1935

2 Photographs

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Names not given

Photograph of the Dance Band of the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, on concert duty while stationed at Devonport  RSR/PH/14/27  c.1938

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Names not given

The 2nd Volunteer Battalion  [no ref. or date]

Photograph of the Band of the 2nd Volunteer Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, taken at the annual training camp, probably at Arundel Park  RSR/PH/14/28  c.1898

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Names not given

The 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion  [no ref. or date]

Photograph of the Band of the 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, taken at the annual training camp, probably at Hastings  RSR/PH/14/29  c.1908

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Names not given

PHOTOGRAPHS OF MEMORIALS TO THE ROYAL SUSSEX REGIMENT  RSR/PH/15/1-16  [n.d.]

Photographs of graves of soldiers of the 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in the British Military Cemetery at Vendresse in northern France  RSR/PH/15/1  c.1919

2 Photographs

Photographs of the stained glass window dedicated to The Royal Sussex Regiment in the Garrison Church at Moascar in Egypt  RSR/PH/15/2  1939-1962

3 Photographs

Contents:
These include a photograph of the dedication service in 1939, and photographs of the window after its removal to the Garrison Church at Dhekelia in Cyprus in 1962
Captions

Photograph of the wrought-iron gates to the Lady Chapel of the Church of St. Nicholas in Brighton dedicated on 20 July 1947 to the memory of those of the 7th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, who served in France in 1939-1940  RSR/PH/15/3  20 July 1947

2 docs

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Also includes: July 1947. Copies of newspaper cuttings describing the service of dedication

Photographs of the 8th Anniversary Commemoration Service at the El Alamein Military Cemetery attended by Captain R. J. Page and a detachment of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, including the Band  RSR/PH/15/4  1950

4 Photographs

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Captions

Photograph of the memorial plaque dedicated at the Church of the Holy Trinity in Eastbourne on 6 May 1951 to the memory of those of The Royal Sussex Regiment who died in the two World Wars  RSR/PH/15/5  6 May 1951

Photographs of the unveiling ceremony of the Medjez-el-Bab Memorial in Tunisia dedicated to the memory of those of the British Commonwealth and Empire who gave their lives while serving with the 1st and 8th Armies in Algeria and Tunisia during the Second World War  RSR/PH/15/6  18 November 1957

3 Photographs

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The photographs include the Guard of Honour provided by a detachment from the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, then stationed at Gibraltar
Captions

Photographs taken during a wreath-laying ceremony by a detachment of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at the Commonwealth Cemetery at Cassino in Italy  RSR/PH/15/7  1 March 1959

3 Photographs

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These include a photograph of a plaque commemorating fallen officers and men of the Regiment who served with the 4th Indian Division during the Second World War and who have no known grave
Captions

Photograph of the pew presented to the King's Chapel in Gibraltar to commemorate the association with the island of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, during periods of service in 1704-1706 and 1957-1959  RSR/PH/15/8  1959

Photograph taken during the service of dedication at the Church of St. Peter-upon-Cornhill in the City of London of the memorial window commemorating those of the 5th Army who gave their lives during the First World War  RSR/PH/15/9  20 March 1960

4 ff

Contents:
Also includes: 20 March 1960. Order of Service

Photographs of Regimental Crests engraved on stone tablets let into the wall below the Sergeants Mess at Newcastle Barracks to commemorate service on the island of Trinidad  RSR/PH/15/10  1962

2 Photographs

Contents:
The photographs show the crest of The Royal Sussex Regiment installed by Lieutenant-Colonel J. L. Chapman in 1962 to commemorate the service of the 2nd Battalion in Trinidad in 1919-1921
No captions

Photographs of the War Cemetery at Enfidaville in Tunisia  RSR/PH/15/11  March 1964

2 Photographs

Contents:
Captions

Photographs of Regimental Crests engraved on stone tablets let into the rocks of the Khyber Pass to commemorate service on the North West Frontier of India by British, Indian, and Pakistani Regiments  RSR/PH/15/12  1964

3 Photographs

Contents:
These include photographs of the crest of The Royal Sussex Regiment, commemorating the service of the 2nd Battalion in India in 1885-1902, taken prior to restoration work by craftsmen of the Punjab Regiment in 1964
Captions

Photograph showing the Memorial Chapel in the parish church of Horsham following the refurbishing programme dedicated to the memory of Horsham men from the 4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, and from Collyers School, who gave their lives during the Second World War  RSR/PH/15/13  25 March 1965

1 Photograph

Administrative history:
The refurbished chapel was consecrated by the Bishop of Chichester, in the presence of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother and the Duke of Norfolk, on 25 March 1965

Contents:
Caption

Photograph of the memorial window in the Church of St. Peter and St. Paul at Yalding in Kent dedicated to the memory of Edmund Blunden, writer and poet, who served with the 11th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, during the First World War  RSR/PH/15/14  1975

Photographs of the municipal War Memorial at Kettering taken during a service in memory of the Kettering contingent of the 4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, who died in 1917 in the sinking of their troopship, Transylvania. Captions  RSR/PH/15/15  1978

4 Photographs


Related information: See RSR/PH/4/60 for other photographs relating to the Kettering contingent of the 4th Battalion

Photographs of the Field of Remembrance outside Westminster Abbey on Armistice Day  RSR/PH/15/16  [1970s]

2 Photographs

PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE ROYAL SUSSEX REGIMENT  RSR/PH/16/1-35  [n.d.]

Contents:
A set of photographs compiled for exhibition purposes by the Regimental Museum to illustrate: One Hundred Years of The Royal Sussex Regiment
These include duplicates of photographs already listed under the respective battalions and where this is the case a cross-reference is given below. Negatives of these photographs are available (RSR/PH/16/35)

Photograph of the 35th (Royal Sussex) Regiment on the parade ground at Mooltan in India  RSR/PH/16/1  January 1866

Contents:
Names not given. (Duplicate of RSR/PH/1/2)

Photograph of the 10th Sussex Rifle Volunteer Corps (Chichester Corps) in Priory Park, Chichester  RSR/PH/16/2  c. 1870

Contents:
Names not given

Photograph of officers of the 107th (Bengal Infantry) Regiment in India. Names not given  RSR/PH/16/3  c. 1870

Contents:
On reverse: Photograph of the subalterns, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at Camp Gharial in the Murree Hills in India, May - September 1888. Names not given (but see RSR/PH/2/5 for duplicate photograph with names appended). Copy prints of both photographs available

Photograph of 'C', 'D', 'E', and 'H' Companies, 35th (Royal Sussex) Regiment on parade at Newcastle, on the island of Jamaica  RSR/PH/16/4  1877

Contents:
Names not given. Copy print available

Photograph of the officers, 35th (Royal Sussex) Regiment, taken while stationed in Malta  RSR/PH/16/5  c.1879

Contents:
Names not given. Copy print available

Photograph of Major W. I. Haynes, 1st Battalion, Captain W. Hotham, 2nd Battalion, Lieutenant H. Browse Scaife, 1st Battalion, and Lieutenant J. S. Egginton, 2nd Battalion, outside the Officers' Quarters at the Depôt of The Royal Sussex Regiment in Chichester  RSR/PH/16/6  1886

Contents:
(Duplicate of photograph in RSR/PH/8/1.)

Photograph of the Band of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, taken while stationed at Portsmouth  RSR/PH/16/7  1886

Contents:
Names not given. Copy print available

Photograph of 'C' Company, 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at Field Works while stationed at Dublin  RSR/PH/16/8  1891

Contents:
Names not given. Copy print available

Photograph of the Ferozepore Detachment Tug-of-War Team, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at Ferozepore in India  RSR/PH/16/9  December 1892

Contents:
Names not given. (Duplicate of photograph in RSR/PH/2/3.) Copy print available. On reverse: Photograph of 'F' Company, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at Ferozepore in India. 1892. Names not given. (Duplicate of photograph in RSR/PH/2/3.)

Photograph of the 3rd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at Kingley Vale, West Stoke, near Chichester, during a Militia Shooting Competition  RSR/PH/16/10  c. 1895

Contents:
Names not given

Photograph of men of the second Volunteer Active Service Company on the platform of the railway station at Chichester bound for Southampton and then for service, in South Africa with the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/PH/16/11  27 April 1901

Contents:
Names not given. (Duplicate of RSR/PH/4/13.)

Photograph of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, on the parade ground at Rawalpindi in India  RSR/PH/16/12  1910

Contents:
Names not given. (Duplicate of photographs in RSR/1/14 and 1/37.) Copy print available

Photograph of the Gymnastics, Bayonet Fighting, Shooting, and Tug-of-War Teams, 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at Nowshera in India. Winners of the 1st (Peshawar) Division Assault-at-Arms  RSR/PH/16/13  23-25 March 1914

Contents:
Names not given. (Duplicate of photograph in RSR/PH/1/14.)

Photograph of a group of non-commissioned officers and men of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, picnicking in the Khyber Pass during service on the North-West Frontier of India  RSR/PH/16/14  August-October 1915

Contents:
Names not given

Photograph of a draft of men for the 7th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, waiting to entrain outside the railway station at Chichester  RSR/PH/16/15  1915

Contents:
Names not given

Photograph of men of the 4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, marching across the Sinai Desert  RSR/PH/16/16  1917

Contents:
Names not given. Copy print available

Photograph of Major-General Sir T. Fraser, General Officer Commanding, Malaya Command, and Lady Guillemard, wife of Sir Laurance Guillemard, Governor of the Straits Settlements, about to present prizes at the Sports Day of the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in Singapore  RSR/PH/16/17  1925


Related information: See also RSR/PH/2/76

Photograph of the presentation of new Colours to the 1st Battalion. The Royal Sussex Regiment, by the Duke of Gloucester at the Regimental Depôt in Chichester. (Duplicate of photograph in RSR/PH/8/9.)  RSR/PH/16/18  15 June 1928

Contents:
Copy print available

Photograph of the Army Recruiting Office in South Street, Chichester  RSR/PH/16/19  1936

Photograph of wives and children of men of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, on board the troopship Nevasa at Southampton, about to sail for Palestine where the 1st Battalion was serving  RSR/PH/16/20  21 September 1937

Contents:
Names not given

Photograph of men of the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, on a training exercise in Northern Ireland. Shows two of the men carrying 'Boys' Anti-Tank Rifles  RSR/PH/16/21  1939


Related information: See also RSR/PH/2/134

Contents:
Names not given. Copy print available

Photograph of men of the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, on a training exercise in Northern Ireland. Shows two Bren Gun Carriers in action  RSR/PH/16/22  1939


Related information: See also RSR/PH/2/134

Contents:
Names not given

Photograph of the Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, inspecting a detachment of the 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at Walmer Castle, following his appointment as Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports and Honorary Colonel of the 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion  RSR/PH/16/23  25 September 1941

Contents:
Names not given

Photograph showing the Mayor of Chichester, Councillor G. A. R. Purchase, presenting an Altar Cross for St. George's Chapel to the Colonel of The Royal Sussex Regiment, Brigadier T. F. V. Foster, during the ceremonial presentation of the Honorary Freedom of the City of Chichester to the Regiment  RSR/PH/16/24  30 June 1951

Photograph of Drum Major Cullen, 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at Suez  RSR/PH/16/25  1952

Photograph taken at the Regimental Depôt in Chichester during the celebration of Quebec Day showing schoolchildren aboard General von Arnim's reconnaissance car captured by the 1st Battalion at Cape Bon in North Africa in May 1943  RSR/PH/16/26  13 September 1953

Photograph showing the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, marching past Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother following the presentation of new Colours to the 1st Battalion on the cricket field at Arundel Castle  RSR/PH/16/27  24 April 1954


Related information: See also RSR/PH/1/69

Photograph of a group of men of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, on the 38th Parallel in Korea, while serving as part of the Commonwealth Contingent attached to the 24th Infantry Division of the U.S. Army in Korea  RSR/PH/16/28  1957

Contents:
Names not given

Photograph showing a squad of recruits of the Aubers Ridge Intake marching out of the Roussillon Barracks at Chichester  RSR/PH/16/29  1959

Contents:
Names not given

Photograph of Regimental Sergeant-Major D. Houghton, 4/5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, accompanied by two Dutch children, during the Nijmegan March in Holland  RSR/PH/16/30  July 1960

Photograph taken during Public Duties carried out by the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in London, showing the Ensigns' Patrol during the Changing of the Guard in the forecourt of Buckingham Palace, with Lieutenant P. V. Panton carrying the Regimental Colour  RSR/PH/16/31  23 September-26 October 1963

Photograph of Lieutenant S. C. Thorpe, 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, having just lowered the Union Flag at the Independence parade at Floriana in Malta  RSR/PH/16/32  21 September 1964

Administrative history:
The King's Colour of the 35th Regiment of Foot was the first British Flag to be raised in Malta after the capture of the island from the French in 1800

Photograph of the Reconnaissance Platoon of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in the desert north of Aden  RSR/PH/16/33  1965

Contents:
Names not given

Photograph showing Queen Juliana of the Netherlands, Colonel-in-Chief of The Royal Sussex Regiment, accompanied by Lieutenant-Colonel D. E. C. Russell, 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, inspecting the 1st Battalion during her visit to Howe Barracks at Canterbury  RSR/PH/16/34  8 June 1966


Related information: See also RSR/PH/1/95

Set of 35 mm. negatives of RSR/PH/16/1-34  RSR/PH/16/35  1979

45 Negatives

MISCELLANEOUS PRINTS AND PHOTOGRAPHS  RSR/PH/17/1-17  [n.d.]

Photograph of a painting by David Morier of Grenadiers of the 34th, 35th, and 36th Regiments of Foot  RSR/PH/17/1  1752

Contents:
The original painting is in the Royal Collection, Windsor Castle

Photocopy of a drawing of a Grenadier of the 35th Regiment of Foot based on the painting by Morier described above  RSR/PH/17/2  1752

Photograph of a Grenadier Cap of the 35th Regiment of Foot. Caption  RSR/PH/17/3  Pre 1768

2 Copies

Administrative history:
This Grenadier's mitre cap is traditionally thought to have been captured at the Battle of Bunker Hill in 1775 during the American War of Independence, but in 1768 bearskin caps were introduced, and according to the Inspection Report these were being worn by the 35th Regiment of Foot by 1770. The cap is in the custody of the Rhode Island Historical Society in Providence

Colour photograph of the painting by R. A. Hillingford of the Duchess of Richmond's Ball on the eve of the Battle of Waterloo. 1 photograph (with notes attached)  RSR/PH/17/4  15 June 1815

Administrative history:
The ball was held in Brussels by Charlotte, wife of 4th Duke of Richmond, and the painting depicts the arrival of the messenger with the news of the French attack on the Prussian right. The original painting is in Goodwood House
The reproduction was used to illustrate the Christmas card printed in 1979 by The Royal Sussex Regimental Association

Print by I. M. Wright of The Glorious Battle of Waterloo on 18 June 1815, showing the last charge between the Guards and the French Cuirassiers, published by T. Rickards, Strand, London, on 14 December 1815  RSR/PH/17/5  14 December 1815


Related information: See RSR/MSS/1/59-64 for papers relating to the Battle of Waterloo and the rôle of the 2nd Battalion of the 35th Regiment of Foot

Photograph of a painting by Captain Lionel Trafford, 35th (Royal Sussex) Regiment, entitled Turn out the Guard and depicting a soldier of the Regiment. The painting was painted on the wall of the Guard Room in the Governor's Residence at Malta  RSR/PH/17/6  1880


Related information: See RSR/MSS/1/85 for other examples of Captain Trafford's art work

Album of photographs compiled by Captain F. Y. Goring, 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, while attached to the Sudan Defence Force, showing the topography, flora and fauna, and native life of Egypt and the Sudan  RSR/PH/17/7  c.1925

44 ff., 298 photographs

Contents:
Captions

Photograph of the Midhurst Grammar School Officers Training Corps. Copy  RSR/PH/17/8  1928

Contents:
Names not given

Photograph of two statuettes presented to the officers of H.M.S. Sussex by the officers of The Royal Sussex Regiment on St. George's Day 1929  RSR/PH/17/9  c.1929

Photograph of the annual Aubers Ridge and Dunkirk Memorial Parade showing the standards of the Cinque Ports Old Comrades Association and of the Eastbourne, Brighton, Hastings, Chichester, and Midhurst branches of The Royal Sussex Regimental Association being marched through the village of Willingdon near Eastbourne  RSR/PH/17/10  11 May 1969

First Day Cover depicting the Cap Badge of The Queen's Regiment together with the Badges of the former Regiments comprising The Queen's Regiment  RSR/PH/17/11  14 February 1970

2 docs

Contents:
Includes notes on the Regiments

First Day Cover commemorating The Royal Sussex Regiment and depicting the 35th Regiment of Foot in battle  RSR/PH/17/12  14 May 1976

Colour photograph of illustration designed by C. C. Stadden to commemorate the history of The Royal Sussex Regiment, depicting the 35th Regiment of Foot in battle during the American War of Independence, 1776, and soldiers of The Royal Sussex Regiment, 1976  RSR/PH/17/13  1976

Photograph taken at the annual Re-Union Dinner of The Royal Sussex Regimental Association held at the Town Hall in Lewes  RSR/PH/17/14  29 April 1978

Contents:
Names not given

Photograph of the annual Aubers Ridge and Dunkirk Memorial Service held at The Redoubt in Eastbourne showing the Band of the 3rd Battalion, The Queen's Regiment, and standards of the branches of The Royal Sussex Regimental Association  RSR/PH/17/15  11 May 1980

Photograph of a water-colour painting by P. Wookey, a student of Eastbourne College, depicting the scene at The Redoubt in Eastbourne during the Aubers Ridge and Dunkirk Memorial Service as described in RSR/PH/17/15 above  RSR/PH/17/16  11 May 1980

Photographs taken at Goodwood Racecourse following the running of The Royal Sussex Stakes showing the winning horse and the winning jockey and trainer with Colonel G. J. Langridge, President of The Royal Sussex Regimental Association, and Lieutenant-Colonel E. G. Hollist, Honorary Secretary of The Royal Sussex Regimental Association  RSR/PH/17/17  29 September 1980

2 Photographs

Audio-Visual Records  RSR/AV  [n.d.]

CINEMATOGRAPH FILMS, MICROFILMS, MAGNETIC TAPES, AND GRAMOPHONE RECORDS RELATING TO THE ROYAL SUSSEX REGIMENT  RSR/AV/1-4  [n.d.]

Cinematograph films  RSR/AV/1  [n.d.]

Film of one of the Southdown Battalions of The Royal Sussex Regiment, probably the 11th Battalion, showing recruits in their civilian clothes. Location unknown. 16mm. 50ft  RSR/AV/1/1  1914

Contents:
Copy of film held by the National Film Archive in London

Film of the 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion. The Royal Sussex Regiment, stationed at the Tower of London. 35mm  RSR/AV/1/2  1915

This film is in poor condition and is currently on deposit with the Imperial War Museum for restoration and copying (1980)

Film of the presentation of new Colours to the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, by the Duke of Gloucester at The Depôt in Chichester. 35mm. 400ft. Copy  RSR/AV/1/3  15 June 1928

Contents:
Original film deposited with the Imperial War Museum

Film of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, on Public Duties in London  RSR/AV/1/4  2-20 August 1932

Contents:
Taken from a Movietone Newsreel

Film of the recruiting and 'economy' march of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, from Dover to Arundel  [no ref.]  21-29 August 1933

Contents:
Taken from a Pathe Newsreel
35mm. 400ft. Copy. Original film deposited at the Imperial War Museum

Film of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, marching through the town of Lewes during the recruiting and 'economy' march from Dover to Arundel  RSR/AV/1/5  26 August 1933

55mm. 50ft. This film is in poor condition

Film of the Trooping of the Colour by the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, on the cricket field at Arundel Castle. 16mm  RSR/AV/1/6  3 September 1933

Copies information: Original film deposited at the Imperial War Museum


Contents:
Copy

Film of the Amalgamation Parade held on Quebec Day at the Regimental Depot in Chichester to commemorate the amalgamation of the 1st and 2nd Battalions. The Royal Sussex Regiment, and the 4th and 5th Battalions, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 35mm. 50ft  RSR/AV/1/7  12 September 1948

Copies information: Original film deposited at the Imperial War Museum


Contents:
Copy

Film of the annual Aubers Ridge Memorial Parade at Eastbourne and of the Service of Dedication of The Royal Sussex War Memorial plaque at Holy Trinity Church in Eastbourne  RSR/AV/1/8  6 May 1951

35mm. 250ft

Film of the presentation of new Colours to the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, by Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother on the cricket field at Arundel Castle, 24 April 1954, and of the visit to the 1st Battalion, stationed at Tidworth, of Queen Juliana of the Netherlands, Colonel-in-Chief of The Royal Sussex Regiment, 8 May 1954  RSR/AV/1/9  24 April - 8 May 1954

16mm

Christmas in Korea. Film of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, serving as part of the Commonwealth Contingent attached to the 24th Infantry Division of the U.S. Army in Korea  RSR/AV/1/10  December 1956

35mm. 400ft

Film of the passing-out parade at the Regimental Depôt of the Alamein Intake. Inspected by Alderman C. J. Newell, Mayor of Chichester  RSR/AV/1/11  23 August 1957

16mm. 200ft

Film of the passing-out parade at the Regimental Depôt of the Cassino Intake. Inspected by Brigadier J. B. Ashworth  RSR/AV/1/12  4 October 1957

16mm. 250ft

Film compiled for recruiting purposes by The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/AV/1/13  c.1957

35mm. 500ft

Film of the passing-out parade at the Regimental Depôt of the Tunis Intake. Inspected by Brigadier A. D. Miller, formerly of The Green Howards Regiment  RSR/AV/1/14  21 February 1958

16mm. 250ft

Contents:
Negative included

Film of the passing-out parade at the Regimental Depôt of the Courtrai Intake. Commander of Intake, Lieutenant A. Whipp. Inspected by Brigadier F. W. B. Parry, Deputy Commander, Home Counties District  RSR/AV/1/15  24 April 1958

16mm. 350ft

Film of the presentation of the Honorary Freedom of the Borough of Hove to The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/AV/1/16  19 May 1958

2 Copies

16mm

Contents:
Negative included

Film of the passing-out parade at the Regimental Depôt of the Pinwe Intake. Commander of Intake, Lieutenant C. M. Wilmot. Inspected by Alderman F. H. Nixon, Mayor of Hove  RSR/AV/1/17  13 June 1958

16mm. 350ft

Film of the passing-out parade at the Regimental Depôt of the Akarit Intake. Commander of Intake, Lieutenant A. Whipp. Inspected by Colonel G. R. Stevens, Brigade Colonel, Home Counties Brigade  RSR/AV/1/18  18 July 1958

16mm. 350ft

Film taken during the annual Quebec Day celebrations at Chichester Barracks  RSR/AV/1/19  7 September 1958

16mm

Film of the passing-out parade at the Regimental Depôt of the Benghazi Intake. Commander of Intake, Lieutenant A. J. Prebble  RSR/AV/1/20  23 January 1959

16mm. 200ft

Contents:
Inspected by Alderman A. J. Sadler, Mayor of Brighton

Film of the annual St. George's Day parade through Chichester by a detachment from the Regimental Depôt  RSR/AV/1/21  23 April 1959

16mm

Film of the passing-out parade at the Regimental Depôt of the Louisburg Intake. Commander of Intake, Lieutenant A. J. Prebble  RSR/AV/1/22  19 June 1959

16mm

Contents:
Inspected by General Sir Lashmer Gordon Whistler, Colonel of The Royal Sussex Regiment

Film taken during the annual Quebec Day celebrations at Chichester Barracks  RSR/AV/1/23  13 September 1959

16mm

Contents:
Negative included

Film taken during the annual Quebec Day celebrations at Chichester Barracks  RSR/AV/1/24  13 September 1959

16mm

Contents:
Edited

Film taken during the annual Quebec Day celebrations at Chichester Barracks  RSR/AV/1/25  13 September 1959

8mm. 25ft

Administrative history:
This was the last Quebec Day celebrated at the Regimental Depôt in Chichester

Film of the passing-out parade at the Regimental Depôt of the Quebec Intake. Commander of Intake, Lieutenant M. Mackintosh. Inspected by Alderman H. W. Bradley, Mayor of Worthing  RSR/AV/1/26  16 October 1959

16mm. 300ft

Film of the passing-out parade at the Regimental Depôt of the Marne Intake. Commander of Intake, Lieutenant A. J. Prebble  RSR/AV/1/27  27 November 1959

16mm. 225ft

Contents:
Inspected by Colonel H. R. Grace, Brigade Colonel, Home Counties Brigade

Film of the passing-out parade at the Regimental Depôt of the Gaza Intake. Commander of Intake, Lieutenant A. J. Prebble  RSR/AV/1/28  22 January 1960

16mm. 250ft

Administrative history:
This was the last recruit passing-out parade held before the disbanding of the Regimental Depôt at Chichester on 1 April 1960

Contents:
Inspected by Brigadier J. B. Ashworth, the Deputy Colonel of The Royal Sussex Regiment

Film of the St. George's Day parade by the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, through Belfast  RSR/AV/1/29  23 April 1960

16mm

Videotape  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
All the 35mm films, with the exception of RSR/AV/1/2, and all the 16mm films, with the exception of those of the passing-out parades, have been put onto video tape by Staff Sergeant K. Yallop of The Royal Military Police while stationed at the Roussillon Barracks in Chichester. The video tapes are currently held by the Film Unit at the Barracks and work is in progress on the production of an edited videotape with commentary superimposed by Major J. F. Ainsworth of The Royal Sussex Regimental Association (1980)

Microfilms  RSR/AV/2  [n.d.]

Roll of individuals entitled to the South Africa Medal and Clasps, under Army Order issued on 1 April 1901, and Roll of individuals entitled to the Queen's South Africa Medal and Clasps, under Army Order issued on 1 October 1902  RSR/AV/2/1  1901-1902

Copies information: Microfilm of original documents held by the Public Record Office in London (WO/100/187)


Contents:
Sections relating to the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. Records regimental number, rank, name, entitlement to clasps for particular engagements, and remarks

Magnetic Recording Tapes  RSR/AV/3  [n.d.]

Tape recording of regimental marches of The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/AV/3/1  c.1950


Related information: For better quality sound reproduction see RSR/AV/3/4

Tape recording of regimental marches of The Royal Sussex Regiment and background music recorded as soundtrack for the film of the Quebec Day celebrations at Chichester Barracks on 13 September 1959  RSR/AV/3/2  c.1959


Related information: (See RSR/AV/1/23-25 above)

Tape recording of Sussex by the Sea, composed by William Ward-Higgs and used as a marching song by The Royal Sussex Regiment during the First World War  RSR/AV/3/3  c.1959

Tape recording of regimental marches of The Royal Sussex Regiment and of the regimental marching song, Sussex by the Sea  RSR/AV/3/4  c.1960

Tape recording of an interview with Mr. Gaunter about the service of his father, Regimental Sergeant-Major Gaunter, with the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, c.1884-1899  RSR/AV/3/5  12 January 1966


Related information: See also the records of the military career of Mr. G. Swaysland for a tape recording of an interview about his service with the 2nd Volunteer Active Service Company during the South African War and with the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, during the First World War. Recorded 10 April 1970. (RSR/MSS/4/48.)

Administrative history:
R.S.M. Gaunter served with the 1st Battalion during the Sudan Campaign of 1884-1885 and was present at the Battle of Abu Klea. He acquired a silver Gordon Medal, awarded to an officer of the Sudanese Army, and this is now in the collection of The Royal Sussex Regimental Museum. He retired in 1899

Contents:
The tape also includes a recording of the regimental marching song, Sussex by the Sea

Gramophone Records  RSR/AV/4  [n.d.]

Appeal for The Royal Sussex Regiment Prisoner-of-War Fund  RSR/AV/4/1  1939-1945

2 Copies

Contents:
78 r.p.m
Recorded by the Star Sound Studios of Cavendish Square, London, and played at cinemas in Kent and Sussex where collections were made for the Prisoners-of-War Fund

National Anthems of Allied Nations  RSR/AV/4/2  1939-1945

Contents:
78 r.p.m
The national anthems of Britain, France, Norway, Russia, Czechoslovakia, and Holland played by the Regimental Band of H.M. Grenadier Guards conducted by Captain F. Harris. Recorded by Columbia Gramophone Co. Ltd

Aubers Ridge Parade at Eastbourne  RSR/AV/4/3  1950s

Contents:
78 r.p.m
Recording of music played during the annual Aubers Ridge Parade of The Royal Sussex Regiment at Eastbourne. Recorded by W. W. Rydill of Terminus Road, Eastbourne

Regimental Marches of The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/AV/4/4  1950s

Contents:
78 r.p.m
Recording of Regimental Marches of The Royal Sussex Regiment including Sweet Lass of Richmond Hill and Sussex by the Sea. Recorded by Austin Storry's of North Street, Chichester

Sussex by the Sea  RSR/AV/4/5  Early 1960s

Contents:
78 r.p.m
Recording of the marching song written for The Royal Sussex Regiment in 1907 by William Ward-Higgs of South Bersted. Sung by Frederick Harvey, with the Band and Chorus of The Royal Military School of Music, Kneller Hall, directed by Lieutenant-Colonel D. McBain

Trooping the Colour at Lemgo in Germany  RSR/AV/4/6  16 September 1967

Contents:
331/3 r.p.m
Recording of marches played by the Band and Drums of the 3rd Battalion, The Queen's Regiment (Royal Sussex), during the Trooping of the Colour parade at Lemgo in Germany. Includes a selection of the Regimental Marches of The Royal Sussex Regiment -- the Royal Sussex Slow March, the Lass of Richmond Hill, the Roussillon Air, and Sussex by the Sea

Marches of the Vanishing Regiments  RSR/AV/4/7  1970

Contents:
331/3 r.p.m
Recording of a selection of marches of regiments now disbanded or amalgamated played by the Band of The Royal Military School of Music, Kneller Hall, directed by Lieutenant-Colonel C. H. Jaegar. Includes The Royal Sussex. Based on the B.B.C. radio series, The Vanishing Regiments, and recorded by B.B.C. Records

Printed Works  RSR/Library  [n.d.]

CATALOGUE OF PRINTED WORKS FROM THE LIBRARY OF THE ROYAL SUSSEX REGIMENT MUSEUM  RSR/Library  [n.d.]

Regimental and Battalion Histories  RSR/Library/1  [n.d.]

Ainsworth, J. F. The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/Library/1/1  [n.d.]

Contents:
English Life Publications Ltd., 1976)

Ainsworth, J. F. The Royal Sussex Regiment. The Last Twenty Years, 1948-1967  RSR/Library/1/2  [n.d.]

Contents:
(The Royal Sussex Regimental Association, 1974)

Courtenay, E. J. A Short Record of The Royal Sussex Regiment from 1701 to 1905  RSR/Library/1/3  [n.d.]

Contents:
Harrods Ltd., 1915

Dumbrell, J. H. A Short History of the Second Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/Library/1/4  [n.d.]

Contents:
C. A. Ribeiro and Co. Ltd., Singapore, 1925

Fazan, E. A. C. Cinque Ports Battalion. The Story of the 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/Library/1/5  [n.d.]

Contents:
The Royal Sussex Regimental Association, 1971

Martineau, G. D. A History of The Royal Sussex Regiment, 1701-1953  RSR/Library/1/6  [n.d.]

Contents:
The Royal Sussex Regimental Association, 1955

Powell-Edwards, H. I. The Sussex Yeomanry and 16th (Sussex Yeomanry) Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment, 1914-1919  RSR/Library/1/7  [n.d.]

Contents:
Andrew Melrose Ltd., 1921

Rutter, Owen ed. The History of the Seventh (Service) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, 1914-1919  RSR/Library/1/8  [n.d.]

Contents:
Times Publishing Co. Ltd., 1934

Skinner, F. St. D. History of the War Service of the 1st Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment, from 1701 to 1904  RSR/Library/1/9  [n.d.]

Contents:
The Royal Sussex Regimental Press, Ambala, India, 1906

Trimen, R. An Historical Memoir of the 35th Royal Sussex Regiment of Foot  RSR/Library/1/10  [n.d.]


Related information: For published accounts of the history of the 2nd Volunteer Battalion and the 4th Battalion by B. T. Hodgson see RSR/MSS/4/50 and 4/62, and for the preliminary history of the Cinque Ports Battalion by E. A. C. Fazan see RSR/MSS/5/64
See also the section below, on Military Histories and Autobiographies, for references to the history of individual battalions of The Royal Sussex Regiment and for personal accounts of service with the Regiment

Contents:
(Southampton Times Newspaper and Printing and Publishing Co. Ltd., 1873)

Regimental Journals: The Roussillon Gazette  RSR/Library/2  [n.d.]


Related information: At various times in the past, individual battalions of The Royal Sussex Regiment produced their own journals or newsletters and these also contain articles of interest to the regimental historian. They include The Cinque Ports Gazette, a journal of the 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion published first in 1916 (see RSR/MSS/5/87) and then again in 1930-1939 (RSR/MSS/5/100), and The Royal Sussex Herald, a journal of the 2/6th Battalion published in 1916-1919 (RSR/MSS/6/8 and 6/10)

Administrative history:
The Roussillon Gazette was first published as a journal of The Royal Sussex Regiment in January 1910. It was initially produced by the 1st Battalion, but in 1925 the headquarters was moved to the Regimental Depôt in Chichester. Publication was taken over by The Royal Sussex Regimental Association when the Regiment was absorbed by The Queen's Regiment in December 1966 and this body continues to produce the Gazette in the form of a newsletter
In its original form the journal was published in four quarterly issues each year with each issue containing about 30 pages. The format was changed in 1928 and from then until 1939 the journal was produced in two larger issues, of 60 to 80 pages, in May and November each year. After the Second World War, four quarterly issues, of about 25 pages, were produced each year, but in 1954 the system reverted to two issues, of 30 to 40 pages, in the Summer and Winter of each year. This method was continued by The Royal Sussex Regimental Association until 1970 when it was decided to publish only one issue, of 30 to 50 pages, in the Autumn of each year. In 1978 economic pressures resulted in a major alteration in format, and from this date the Gazette has been published as an annual Winter newsletter of 12 pages

Contents:
The Gazette contains notes on the proceedings of individual battalions and companies, reports of sporting events, accounts of ceremonial and memorial occasions, details of reunions, and so forth. It is also a rich source of information on the history of the Regiment and includes many articles and illustrations relating to the service of the Regiment and to the achievements of its most distinguished officers and men
The series in this collection is complete, with the exception of a number of missing issues in the period 1920-1926, and a duplicate series is retained by The Royal Sussex Regimental Association. The series is not indexed, but there is a list of contents at the beginning of each issue. The volumes are bound unless otherwise stated

The Roussillon Gazette  RSR/Library/2/1  1910

Contents:
Volume 1
Issue Nos. 1-4

The Roussillon Gazette  RSR/Library/2/2  1911

Contents:
Volume 2
Issue Nos. 1-4

The Roussillon Gazette  RSR/Library/2/3  1912

Contents:
Volume 3
Issue Nos. 1-4

The Roussillon Gazette  RSR/Library/2/4  1913

Contents:
Volume 4
Issue Nos. 1-3

The Roussillon Gazette  RSR/Library/2/5  1914

Contents:
Volume 5
Issue Nos. 1-4

The Roussillon Gazette  RSR/Library/2/6  1915

Contents:
Volume 6
Issue Nos. 1-2

The Roussillon Gazette  [no ref.]  1916

Contents:
Volume 7
Issue Nos. 1-4

The Roussillon Gazette  RSR/Library/2/7  1917

Contents:
Volume 8
Issue Nos. 1-2

The Roussillon Gazette  [no ref.]  July 1918

Contents:
Volume 9
Issue No. 1

The Roussillon Gazette  RSR/Library/2/8  Oct. 1918-Jan. 1919

Contents:
Volume 9
Issue No. 2 Unbound

The Roussillon Gazette  RSR/Library/2/9  April 1919

Contents:
Volume 10
Issue No. 2 Unbound

The Roussillon Gazette  RSR/Library/2/10  1923

Contents:
Volume 12
Issue Nos. 2, 4 Unbound

The Roussillon Gazette  RSR/Library/2/11  1924

Contents:
Volume 13
Issue Nos. 1-4

The Roussillon Gazette  [no ref.]  1925

Contents:
Volume 14
Issue Nos. 1-2

The Roussillon Gazette  RSR/Library/2/12  1926

Contents:
Volume 15
Issue Nos. 2-4

The Roussillon Gazette  [no ref.]  1927

Contents:
Volume 16
Issue Nos. 1-4

The Roussillon Gazette  RSR/Library/2/13  1928-1929

Contents:
Volume 17
Issue Nos. 1-4

The Roussillon Gazette  RSR/Library/2/14  1930

Contents:
Volume 18
Issue Nos. 1-2

The Roussillon Gazette  RSR/Library/2/15  1931

Contents:
Volume 18
Issue Nos. 3-4

The Roussillon Gazette  RSR/Library/2/16  1932

Contents:
Volume 19
Issue Nos. 1-2

The Roussillon Gazette  RSR/Library/2/17  1933

Contents:
Volume 20
Issue Nos. 1-2

The Roussillon Gazette  RSR/Library/2/18  1934

Contents:
Volume 21
Issue Nos. 1-2

The Roussillon Gazette  RSR/Library/2/19  1935

Contents:
Volume 21
Issue Nos. 3-4

The Roussillon Gazette  RSR/Library/2/20  1936

Contents:
Volume 22
Issue Nos. 1-2

The Roussillon Gazette  RSR/Library/2/21  1937

Contents:
Volume 22
Issue Nos. 3-4

The Roussillon Gazette  RSR/Library/2/22  1938

Contents:
Volume 23
Issue Nos. 1-2

The Roussillon Gazette  RSR/Library/2/23  1939

Contents:
Volume 23
Issue Nos. 3-4

The Roussillon Gazette  [no ref.]  1940-1942

Contents:
Volume 24
Issue Nos. 1-3

The Roussillon Gazette  RSR/Library/2/24  1942-1944

Contents:
Volume 25
Issue Nos. 1-4

The Roussillon Gazette  [no ref.]  1944-1946

Contents:
Volume 26
Issue Nos. 1-4

The Roussillon Gazette  [no ref.]  1946-1948

Contents:
Volume 27
Issue Nos. 1-4

The Roussillon Gazette  RSR/Library/2/25  1948-1949

Contents:
Volume 28
Issue Nos. 1-4

The Roussillon Gazette  [no ref.]  1949-1950

Contents:
Volume 29
Issue Nos. 1-4

The Roussillon Gazette  [no ref.]  1951-1952

Contents:
Volume 30
Issue Nos. 1-4

The Roussillon Gazette  [no ref.]  1952-1953

Contents:
Volume 31
Issue Nos. 1-4

The Roussillon Gazette  RSR/Library/2/26  1954-1955

Contents:
Volume 32
Issue Nos. 1-4

The Roussillon Gazette  [no ref.]  1956-1958

Contents:
Volume 33
Issue Nos. 1-4

The Roussillon Gazette  [no ref.]  1958-1960

Contents:
Volume 34
Issue Nos. 1-4

The Roussillon Gazette  RSR/Library/2/27  1960-1962

Contents:
Volume 35
Issue Nos. 1-4

The Roussillon Gazette  [no ref.]  1962-1964

Contents:
Volume 36
Issue Nos. 1-4

The Roussillon Gazette  [no ref.]  1964-1966

Contents:
Volume 37
Issue Nos. 1-4

The Roussillon Gazette  RSR/Library/2/28  1967-1969

Contents:
Volume One
Issue Nos. 1-4

The Roussillon Gazette  RSR/Library/2/29  1970-1973

Contents:
Volume Two
Issue Nos. 1-4 Unbound

The Roussillon Gazette  RSR/Library/2/30  1974-1977

Contents:
Volume Three
Issue Nos. 1-4 Unbound

The Roussillon Gazette  RSR/Library/2/31  Winter 1978

Contents:
Number 1

The Roussillon Gazette  RSR/Library/2/32  Winter 1979

Contents:
Number 2

The Roussillon Gazette  RSR/Library/2/33  Winter 1980

Contents:
Number 3

Regimental Journals: The Journal of The Queen's Regiment  RSR/Library/3  [n.d.]

Administrative history:
The Queen's Regiment was formed on 31 December 1966 from The Queen's Royal Surrey Regiment, The Queen's Own Buffs The Royal Kent Regiment, The Middlesex Regiment, and The Royal Sussex Regiment, and the first journal of the new Regiment was published in January 1967. Initially the journal was produced in twelve monthly issues, of 50-70 pages each, but in 1968 the format changed to four quarterly issues, each containing 90-112 pages. In 1973 it was decided to publish only two issues per year, in June and December, each containing about 80 pages, and this is the current format

Contents:
The journal contains news of the proceedings of the individual battalions of The Queen's Regiment, including the 3rd Battalion which superceded the 1st Battalion of The Royal Sussex Regiment, and items of interest from the various Regimental Headquarters, including the Royal Sussex Office which was retained at the Roussillon Barracks in Chichester. It is therefore important as a source of information on the service of the successor of The Royal Sussex Regiment and on the activities of The Royal Sussex Regimental Association, but it is less concerned with the publication of notes and articles on regimental history than the Roussillon Gazette
The series in this collection is complete up to date. The series is not indexed, but there is a list of contents at the beginning of each issue. The volumes are unbound

The Journal of The Queen's Regiment  RSR/Library/3/1  1967

Contents:
Volume 1
Issue Nos. 1-12

The Journal of The Queen's Regiment  RSR/Library/3/2  1968

Contents:
Volume 2
Issue Nos. 1-4

The Journal of The Queen's Regiment  RSR/Library/3/3  1969

Contents:
Volume 3
Issue Nos. 1-4

The Journal of The Queen's Regiment  RSR/Library/3/4  1970

Contents:
Volume 4
Issue Nos. 1-4

The Journal of The Queen's Regiment  RSR/Library/3/5  1971

Contents:
Volume 5
Issue Nos. 1-4

The Journal of The Queen's Regiment  RSR/Library/3/6  1972

Contents:
Volume 6
Issue Nos. 1-4

The Journal of The Queen's Regiment  RSR/Library/3/7  1973

Contents:
Volume 7
Issue Nos. 1-2

The Journal of The Queen's Regiment  RSR/Library/3/8  1974

Contents:
Volume 8
Issue Nos. 1-2

The Journal of The Queen's Regiment  RSR/Library/3/9  1975

Contents:
Volume 9
Issue Nos. 1-2

The Journal of The Queen's Regiment  RSR/Library/3/10  1976

Contents:
Volume 10
Issue Nos. 1-2

The Journal of The Queen's Regiment  RSR/Library/3/11  1977

Contents:
Volume 11
Issue Nos. 1-2

The Journal of The Queen's Regiment  RSR/Library/3/12  1978

Contents:
Volume 12
Issue Nos. 1-2

The Journal of The Queen's Regiment  RSR/Library/3/13  1979

Contents:
Volume 13
Issue Nos. 1-2

The Journal of The Queen's Regiment  RSR/Library/3/14  1980

Contents:
Volume 14
Issue Nos. 1-2

Standing Orders, Battalion Lists, Officers' Mess Rules, and Officers' Dress Regulations, The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/Library/4  [n.d.]

STANDING ORDERS  [no ref. or date]

Standing Orders of the 35th (Royal Sussex) Regiment  RSR/Library/4/1  1852

1 vol., 129 pp

Contents:
This volume belonged to Lieutenant Richard Trimen, who served in the Regiment between 1855-1871, and who wrote An Historical Memoir of the 35th Royal Sussex Regiment of Foot (RSR/LIB/1/10)

Standing Orders of the 107th Regiment  RSR/Library/4/2  1877

1 vol., 135 pp

Standing Orders for Training, 3rd and 4th (Militia) Battalions, The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/Library/4/3  c.1890

1 vol., 12 pp

Standing Orders of the Depôt, The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/Library/4/4  c.1904

1 vol., 68 pp

Standing Orders of the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/Library/4/5  1906

1 vol., 88 pp

Standing Orders of the 3rd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/Library/4/6  1915

1 vol., 42 pp

Standing Orders of the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/Library/4/7  1921

1 vol., 144 pp

Standing Orders of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/Library/4/8  1925

1 vol., 148 pp

Standing Orders of the 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/Library/4/9  1935

1 vol., 76 pp

Standing Orders of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/Library/4/10  1956

1 vol., 402 pp

BATTALION LISTS  [no ref. or date]

Battalion List, 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at Verdala, Malta  RSR/Library/4/11  1 January 1900

1 vol., 88 pp

Contents:
The Battalion List was compiled to mark the commencement of the new century and contains the name and record of service of every officer and man then serving with the Battalion. The descriptive roll, arranged by Company, records regimental number, rank, name, number of arms, religion, class shot, grade of school certificate, date of enlistment, age on enlistment, number of G.C. badges, type of service, and date of embarkation for Malta

OFFICERS' MESS RULES  [no ref. or date]

Officers' Mess Rules, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/Library/4/12  March 1925

1 vol., 12 pp

Officers' Mess Rules, 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/Library/4/13  1 November 1933

1 vol., 12 pp

Officers' Mess Rules, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/Library/4/14  1939

1 vol., 16 pp

Officers' Mess Rules, 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/Library/4/15  c.1953

1 vol., 25 pp

OFFICERS' DRESS REGULATIONS  [no ref. or date]

Officers' Dress Regulations, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/Library/4/16  September 1936

1 vol., 8 pp

Military Histories and Biographies  RSR/Library/5  [n.d.]

Contents:
This section comprises a miscellaneous collection of military histories and biographies of military men, most of which refer in some degree to The Royal Sussex Regiment or to military campaigns in which the Regiment was involved

Anon. Royal Sussex Regiment (2 Battalion)  RSR/Library/5/1  [n.d.]

Contents:
A record of events in which the 3rd Regiment of Bengal European Infantry, subsequently the 107th (Bengal Infantry) Regiment, took part during the Indian Mutiny of 1857-1858. Extracted from the Annals of the Indian Rebellion and published in 1890

Arkwright, A. S. B. Return Journey -- Escape from Oflag VI B  RSR/Library/5/2  [n.d.]

Contents:
(Seeley, Service and Co. Ltd., n.d.)
An account of an escape from a Prisoner-of-War Camp in Germany in 1942 by three British officers including Captain (later Lieutenant-Colonel) R. J. Fuller of the 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment

Austin, H. H. Old Stick-Leg. Extracts from the Diaries of Major Thomas Austin  RSR/Library/5/3  [n.d.]

Contents:
(Geoffrey files, 1926)
Deals principally with the experiences of the diarist while serving as a Lieutenant with the 2nd Battalion of the 35th Regiment of Foot on the island of Guernsey (1811-1813) and in the expedition to the Low Countries (1813-1814)

Barker, A. J. Eritrea 1941  RSR/Library/5/4  [n.d.]

Contents:
(Faber and Faber, 1966)
A history and critical analysis of the Eritrean campaign in January-April 1941 including references to the rôle of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, as part of the 7th Brigade of the 4th Indian Division

Barlow, L. and Smith, R. J. The Uniforms of the British Yeomanry Force 1794-1914. The Sussex Yeomanry Cavalry  RSR/Library/5/5  [n.d.]

Contents:
(Robert Ogilby Trust, 1978)
An illustrated history of the Sussex Yeomanry Cavalry, 1794-1848, and the Sussex Yeomanry, 1901-1917, with specific reference to uniforms. Volume one in a series on the British Yeomanry Force

Bates, P. and Pellow, J. Horizontal Man. The Story of Paul Bates  RSR/Library/5/6  [n.d.]

Contents:
(Longmans, Green and Co. Ltd., 1964)
An account of the fight against polio by Paul Bates who was commissioned in The Royal Sussex Regiment in 1953 and contracted the disease while attached to the King's African Rifles in Malaya in 1954

Belford, W. C. 'Legs-Eleven.' The Story of the 11th Battalion (Australian Imperial Force) in the Great War of 1914-1918  RSR/Library/5/7  [n.d.]

Contents:
(Imperial Printing Co. Ltd., Perth, 1940)
The 11th Battalion was composed of men from Western Australia and formed part of the 3rd Infantry Brigade (A.I.F.) in Gallipoli, France, and Flanders in the First World War. It was one of the Regiments allied to The Royal Sussex Regiment

Blaxland, G. The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment)  RSR/Library/5/8  [n.d.]

Contents:
(Leo Cooper Ltd., 1972)
A history of The Buffs written for the Famous Regiments series edited by Lieutenant-General Sir Brian Horrocks
The Buffs and The Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment amalgamated on 1 March 1961, and on 31 December 1966 The Queen's Own Buffs, The Royal Kent Regiment, became the 2nd Battalion of The Queen's Regiment

Blaxland, G. The Queen's Own Buffs, The Royal Kent Regiment  RSR/Library/5/9  [n.d.]

Contents:
(The Queen's Own Buffs Regimental Association, 1974)
A history of The Queen's Own Buffs, The Royal Kent Regiment, formed on 1 March 1961 by an amalgamation of The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment) and The Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment. The Regiment, like The Royal Sussex Regiment, was absorbed by The Queen's Regiment on 31 December 1966

Blaxland, G. Destination Dunkirk. The Story of Gort's Army  RSR/Library/5/10  [n.d.]

Contents:
(William Kimber, 1973)
An appraisal of the proceedings of the British Expeditionary Force in France, under the command of General Viscount Gort, during the Dunkirk Campaign, between 10 May-21 June 1940, with references to the 2nd, 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th Battalions of The Royal Sussex Regiment

Blunden, E. Undertones of War  RSR/Library/5/11  [n.d.]

Contents:
(Cobden Sanderson, 1930)
A volume of impressions of trench warfare written by Edmund Blunden, writer and poet, from experiences as a Lieutenant in the 11th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, during the First World War

Bray, N. N. E. A Paladin of Arabia. The Biography of Brevet Lieutenant-Colonel G. E. Leachman of The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/Library/5/12  [n.d.]

Contents:
(Unicorn Press, 1936)
A biography of Gerard Leachman, who served with the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, during the South African War and subsequently in India, and who was attached to the intelligence service in Arabia under Sir Percy Cox, Chief Political Officer of the Mesopotamia Expeditionary Force, during the First World War

Bray, N. N. E. Shifting Sands  RSR/Library/5/13  [n.d.]

Contents:
Unicorn Press, 1934)
An account of the Arab movement of 1913-1919 with particular reference to the influence of Gerard Leachman formerly of The Royal Sussex Regiment

Carver, R. M. P. A Short History of the Seventh Armoured Division, October 1938 to May 1943  RSR/Library/5/14  [n.d.]

Contents:
(Seventh Armoured Division, June 1943)
An account of the rôle of the 7th Armoured Division during the North African Campaign of the Second World War

Connell, B. The Plains of Abraham  RSR/Library/5/15  [n.d.]

Contents:
(Hodder and Stoughton, 1959)
An account of the North American Campaign of the Seven Years War with particular reference to the siege and capture of Quebec by the British under Major-General James Wolfe in 1759. Includes reference to the rôle of the 35th Regiment of Foot

Cooper, J. F. The Last of the Mohicans  RSR/Library/5/16  [n.d.]

Contents:
Panther Books, 1970. First published in 1826)
A classic adventure novel of a trek by a white trapper, Hawk-Eye, and two Indian companions, Chingachgook and Uncas, to a British outpost on the frontiers of French Canada. Based partly on the story of the massacre of Fort William Henry in July 1757, when a detachment of British soldiers, including the 35th Regiment of Foot, was overrun by French troops and their Indian allies

Downes, W. D. With the Nigerians in German East Africa  RSR/Library/5/17  [n.d.]

Contents:
(Methuen, 1919)
An account of the contribution of the Nigeria Regiment to the allied cause in German East Africa between November 1916 - February 1918, written by Captain W. D. Downes of The Royal Sussex Regiment from his experiences while attached to the 4th Battalion of the Nigeria Regiment

Drewe, E. Military Sketches  RSR/Library/5/18  [n.d.]

1 Folio


Related information: See also RSR/MSS/1/38

Contents:
(J. Debrett, 1784)
A series of impressions and observations on military service by Edward Drewe who was cashiered for neglect of duty and disobedience of orders in May 1780 while serving as a Major in the 35th Regiment of Foot
At front: Manuscript letter from Drewe to his uncle concerning the book and his sentence, 1 June 1784

Dunsterville, L. C. Stalky's Reminiscences  RSR/Library/5/19  [n.d.]

Contents:
(Jonathan Cape, 1928)
The autobiography of Major-General Lionel Charles Dunsterville who commenced his military career with the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in 1884-1886, serving in Malta, Egypt, and India, before joining the Indian Army

Ewart, J. A. The Story of a Soldier's Life  RSR/Library/5/20  [n.d.]

2 Vols

Contents:
(Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, and Rivington, 1881)
The autobiography of Lieutenant-General John Alexander Ewart who commenced his military career with the 35th (Royal Sussex) Regiment in 1838-1848 before joining the 93rd Sutherland Highlanders. Includes an account of his service with the 35th in Scotland, Ireland, and Mauritius

'Field Officer.' A Soldier's Sonnets. Verses Grave and Gay  RSR/Library/5/21  [n.d.]

Contents:
(Birdsall and Son, n.d.)
A collection of poems written by an officer of the 4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, from experiences of service during the First World War

Foster, G. 36th Division. The Campaign in North Burma, 1944-45  RSR/Library/5/22  [n.d.]

Contents:
(G. Foster, 1946)
An account of the role of the 36th Division, which included the 9th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, during the North Burma Campaign of the Second World War

Hadley, P. Third Class to Dunkirk. A Worm's-Eye View of the B.E.F., 1940  RSR/Library/5/23  [n.d.]

Contents:
(Hollis and Carter, 1944)
A day-to-day narrative of the period 8 April-31 May 1940, culminating in the evacuation of the British Expeditionary Force from Dunkirk, written by 2nd Lieutenant Peter Hadley, 4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment

Harker, W. E. Sussex: At Peace and War  RSR/Library/5/24  [n.d.]

Contents:
(Southern Publishing Co. Ltd., 1918)
A collection of verse compiled by W. E. Harker, 4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, and dedicated in part to the service of the 4th Battalion at Gallipoli, Suvla Bay, and in Palestine during the First World War, and in part to the beauty of the county of Sussex

Haswell, J. The Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey)  RSR/Library/5/25  [n.d.]

Contents:
(Hamish Hamilton, 1967)
A history of The Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey) written for the Famous Regiments series edited by Lieutenant-General Sir Brian Horrocks
The Queen's Royal Regiment was amalgamated with The East Surrey Regiment to form The Queen's Royal Surrey Regiment on 14 October 1959, and on 31 December 1966 the Regiment became the 1st Battalion of the newly constituted Queen's Regiment

Hibbert, C. Wolfe at Quebec  RSR/Library/5/26  [n.d.]

Contents:
(Longmans, Green, and Co. Ltd., 1959)
An account of the operations leading to the capture of Quebec by the British in 1759 during the North American Campaign of the Seven Years War with particular emphasis on the leadership of Major-General James Wolfe. Includes reference to the role of the 35th Regiment of Foot

Julius, S. de V. A. Poems  RSR/Library/5/27  [n.d.]

Contents:
(Longmans, Green, and Co. Ltd., n.d.)
A collection of verse, written in part during the First World War, compiled by Lieutenant-Colonel S. de V. A. Julius, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment

Langley, M. The East Surrey Regiment  RSR/Library/5/28  [n.d.]

Contents:
(Leo Cooper, 1972)
A history of The East Surrey Regiment written for the Famous Regiments series edited by Lieutenant-General Sir Brian Horrocks
The East Surrey Regiment was amalgamated with The Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey) to form The Queen's Royal Surrey Regiment on 14 October 1959, and on 31 December 1966 the Regiment became the 1st Battalion of the newly constituted Queen's Regiment

Lawford, J. P. and Catto, W. E. ed. Solah Punjab. The History of the 16th Punjab Regiment  RSR/Library/5/29  [n.d.]

Contents:
(Gale and Polden, 1967)
A history of the 16th Punjab Regiment of the Indian Army, formed in 1922 from independent Punjabi Regiments, and one of the Regiments allied to The Royal Sussex Regiment

Majdalany, F. Cassino. Portrait of a Battle  RSR/Library/5/30  [n.d.]

Contents:
(Longmans, Green, and Co. Ltd., 1957)
A detailed account of the Battle of Cassino, January-June 1944, during the Italian Campaign of the Second World War. This battle involved the 7th Indian Brigade of the 4th Indian Division to which the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, was attached

Manio, J. de. Life Begins too Early  RSR/Library/5/31  [n.d.]

Contents:
(Hutchinson and Co. Ltd., 1970)
An autobiography by the writer and broadcaster Jack de Manio, including an account of his experiences of wartime service with the 7th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in France in 1940 and with the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, in North Africa in 1942-1943

Martineau, G. D. They made Cricket  RSR/Library/5/32  [n.d.]

Contents:
(Museum Press, 1956)
A history of the game of cricket written by the author of A History of The Royal Sussex Regiment including reference to Charles Lennox, 4th Duke of Richmond, and his associations with the 35th Regiment of Foot

McNish, R. Iron Division. The History of the 3rd Division  RSR/Library/5/33  [n.d.]

Contents:
(Ian Allan Ltd., 1978)
A history of the 3rd Division of the British Army from 1809 to 1978 including reference to The Royal Sussex Regiment and to Lieutenant-General Sir Lashmer Gordon Whistler, Commanding Officer of the 3rd Division, June 1944 - December 1946, and subsequently Colonel of The Royal Sussex Regiment

Montgomery, B. L. El Alamein to the River Sangro  RSR/Library/5/34  [n.d.]

Contents:
(Hutchinson and Co. Ltd., 1948)
The account by Field-Marshal the Viscount Montgomery of Alamein of the proceedings of the Eighth Army during the period of his command, 13 August 1942 - 31 December 1943, covering the advance from El Alamein to the River Sangro in Italy. This campaign involved the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, as part of the 7th Brigade of the 4th Indian Division, and the 2nd, 4th, and 5th Battalions as the 133rd (Royal Sussex) Brigade of the 44th Division and later the 10th Armoured Division

Moore, G. Pickman's Progress in the City Imperial Volunteers in South Africa ---- - 1900  RSR/Library/5/35  [n.d.]

Contents:
(G. Moore, n.d.)
An account of the service of the City of London Imperial Volunteers in South Africa, February - September 1900, based on the diary of Cyclist Frederick James Pickman, 13th Middlesex Rifle Volunteer Corps. Includes reference to the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment

Mostyn, E. J. ed. Records of the F Company, 2nd Volunteer Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/Library/5/36  [n.d.]

Contents:
(West Sussex Gazette, 1898)
A record of the service of the Arundel and Littlehampton Company of the 2nd Volunteer Battalion -- 9th Sussex Rifle Volunteer Corps (1859-1880), 'F' Company 2nd Sussex Rifle Volunteer Corps (1880-1887), and 'F' Company 2nd Volunteer Battalion (1887-1897) -- compiled by Captain Edward J. Mostyn, 2nd Volunteer Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment

Moulin, L. E. du. Two Years on Trek  RSR/Library/5/37  [n.d.]

Contents:
(Murray and Co., 1907)
An account of the proceedings of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, during the South African War, January 1900 - June 1902, based on the diary of Lieutenant-Colonel Louis Eugène du Moulin and edited by Captain H. F. Bidder, 3rd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment

Mowat, F. The Regiment  RSR/Library/5/38  [n.d.]

Contents:
(McClelland and Stewart Ltd., Toronto, 1955)
An account of the service of The Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment, part of the 1st Canadian Division of the 30th Corps of the Eighth Army, during the Second World War. This was one of the Regiments allied to The Royal Sussex Regiment

Musée du Royal 22e Régiment. La Citadelle de Québec  RSR/Library/5/39  [n.d.]

Contents:
(Le Musée du Royal 22e Régiment, c.1975)
A history of the fortress and garrison of Quebec from 1665, including reference to the 35th Regiment of Foot in 1759-1761, and of the 22nd (French Canadian) Regiment from its formation in 1914

Parsons, R. A Story of Jugdespore, 1858  RSR/Library/5/40  [n.d.]

Contents:
(Army and Navy Co-Operative Society Ltd., 1904)
An account by Lieutenant Richard Parsons, 35th (Royal Sussex) Regiment of Foot, of an engagement near Jugdespore in April 1858 during the Indian Mutiny, during which two companies of the Regiment were ambushed by Sepoys of the enemy leader Kunwar Singh

Phillips, C. E. Lucas. Alamein  RSR/Library/5/41  [n.d.]

Contents:
(Heineman, 1962)
An account of the Battle of El Alamein, 23 October - 4 November 1942, by Brigadier C. E. Lucas Phillips, including reference to the 2nd, 4th, and 5th Battalions, The Royal Sussex Regiment

Siborne, W. The Waterloo Campaign, 1815  RSR/Library/5/42  [n.d.]

Contents:
(Archibald Constable and Co. Ltd., 1904. First published in 1844)
An account of the Waterloo Campaign, 15 June-4 July 1815, by Captain William Siborne. Reference to the 2nd Battalion of the 35th Regiment of Foot includes a list of officers present at the Battle and an account of Battalion strength

Smyth, Sir J. Bolo Whistler. The Life of General Sir Lashmer Whistler  RSR/Library/5/43  [n.d.]

Contents:
(Frederick Muller Ltd., 1967)
A biography of the life of General Sir Lashmer Gordon Whistler by Brigadier Sir John Smyth. General Whistler's association with The Royal Sussex Regiment began with his joining the 13th Battalion in France as a Second Lieutenant in October 1917, and culminated in his appointment as Colonel of the Regiment in December 1953

Smyth, Sir J. The Story of the Victoria Cross, 1856-1963  RSR/Library/5/44  [n.d.]

Contents:
(Frederick Muller Ltd., 1963)
A history of the Victoria Cross, awarded for outstanding deeds of valour in the service of the Crown and in the presence of the enemy, from its institution in 1856. Describes the campaigns and details specific awards, and includes full lists of those who received the medal

Smyth, Sir J. The Valiant  RSR/Library/5/45  [n.d.]

Contents:
(A. R. Mowbray and Co. Ltd., 1970)
A collection of accounts of deeds of gallantry performed in wartime by corporate groups of servicemen -- regiments, ships, and air squadrons -- rather than by individuals. Covers the period 1758-1944, but deals mainly with the two World Wars and includes a chapter on the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, at Cassino in 1944 during the Italian Campaign of the Second World War

Stevens, G. R. Fourth Indian Division  RSR/Library/5/46  [n.d.]

Contents:
(McLaren and Son Ltd., 1948)
A history of the 4th Indian Division, 1938-1947, by Lieutenant-Colonel G. R. Stevens. Includes many references to the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, which was attached to the 7th Brigade of the 4th Indian Division from October 1940-July 1945, and served in the campaign against the Italians in Eritrea and Abyssinia (October 1940 - January 1942), in the North African Campaign in the Western Desert (September 1942 - May 1943), in the Italian Campaign (December 1943 - October 1944), and finally in Greece (November 1944-July 1945)

Times Newspapers Limited. 1776. The British Story of the American Revolution  RSR/Library/5/47  [n.d.]

Contents:
(Times Books, 1976)
A catalogue compiled by Kenneth Pearson and Patricia Connor for the 1776 exhibition held at the National Maritime Museum in London. Contains a brief history of the American War of Independence and a description of the exhibits including oil paintings and museum pieces relating to the 35th Regiment of Foot

Tuker, Sir F. Approach to Battle  RSR/Library/5/48  [n.d.]

Contents:
(Cassell and Co. Ltd., 1963)
A military study by Lieutenant-General Sir Francis Tuker, Commanding, 4th Indian Division, 1941-1944, of the operations of the Eighth Army in the Western Desert between November 1941 and May 1943. Refers to the 1st Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, part of the 7th Brigade of the 4th Indian Division, including their rôle in the surrender of General von Arnim, the Axis Commander-in-Chief, at Cape Bon in May 1943

Vidler, L. A. The Story of the Rye Volunteers  RSR/Library/5/49  [n.d.]

Contents:
(Rye Museum Committee, 1954)
A history of the volunteer movement in the town of Rye from 1794-1945 including the Cinque Ports Rifle Volunteers, the Sussex Imperial Yeomanry, the National Reserve, and the Home Guard

Walder, D. The Chanak Affair  RSR/Library/5/50  [n.d.]

Contents:
(Hutchinson and Co. Ltd., 1969)
The story of the Chanak Crisis of September-October 1922 and of the threat to peace in the Dardanelles caused by the rise of the Turkish Nationalists under Mustapha Kemal. Refers to the peace-keeping rôle at Chanak of the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment

Walkinton, M. L. Twice in a Lifetime  RSR/Library/5/51  [n.d.]

Contents:
(Samson Books, 1980)
An autobiographical account by Leslie Walkinton of service during two World Wars. He served in the trenches during the First World War, first as a rifleman with the 16th Battalion, The London Regiment (Queen's Westminster Rifles), and subsequently as an officer with the 4th Battalion, The Royal Lincolnshire Regiment, and the 24th Brigade Machine Gun Company. He returned to France in April 1940 as Second-in-Command of the 6th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, and he was with that Battalion when it was evacuated from St. Nazaire in June 1940

Wavell, A. P. The Palestine Campaigns  RSR/Library/5/52  [n.d.]

Contents:
(Constable and Co. Ltd., 1935. First published in 1928)
A military study by Colonel A. P. Wavell, for the series Campaigns and their Lessons, of the operations in Sinai, Palestine, and Syria during the First World War. The 4th and 16th Battalions of The Royal Sussex Regiment fought on these fronts during the War

Wilson, L. M. Regimental Music of The Queen's Regiment (1980)  RSR/Library/5/53  [n.d.]

Contents:
A collection of regimental music adopted by The Queen's Regiment and its forbears (including The Royal Sussex Regiment), with words and music, compiled, with historical notes and photographs, by Major (QM) L. M. Wilson of The Queen's Regiment

'Z.' In Chanak with the British Army. Some Impressions  RSR/Library/5/54  [n.d.]

Contents:
(Dirmikis and Son, Constantinople, 1923)
A description of life in Chanak for soldiers of the British Army, including the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, sent there in 1922 to preserve the peace in the Dardanelles against the threat of the Turkish Nationalists under Mustapha Kemal

Military Reference Books  RSR/Library/6  [n.d.]

Army and Navy Gazette. South African War Honours and Awards, 1899-1902  RSR/Library/6/1  [n.d.]

Contents:
(Arms and Armour Press, 1971. First published in 1902)
A detailed reference work compiled from official sources of the honours and awards granted to officers, non-commissioned officers, and men serving in the British Army and Navy during the South African War. Lists, regiment by regiment, all honours and awards, mentions in despatches, and officers' promotions. Also lists the battles with the units involved and the regimental casualties

Creagh, Sir O'Moore and Humphris, E. M. ed. The V.C. and D.S.O  RSR/Library/6/2  [n.d.]

Contents:
(Hutchinson and Co. Ltd., 1923)
A complete record in three volumes of all officers, non-commissioned officers, and men of British Military, Naval, and Air Forces awarded the Victoria Cross and the Distinguished Service Order. Includes descriptions of the deeds and services which merited the awards and other biographical details
Volume One, dealing with the Victoria Cross, 1856-1923, is missing. Volume Two, dealing with the Distinguished Service Order, 1886-1915, and Volume Three, dealing with the Distinguished Service Order, 1916-1923, are available

Fortescue, J. W. A History of The British Army  RSR/Library/6/3  [n.d.]

Contents:
(Macmillan and Co. Ltd., 1899-1930)
A comprehensive and authoritative history of the British Army from 1066 to 1870 in thirteen volumes by the Hon. J. W. Fortescue
Volume 10 covering the period 1814-1815, and volume 12, covering the period 1839-1852, are missing

Lawson, C. C. P. A History of the Uniforms of the British Army  RSR/Library/6/4  [n.d.]

Contents:
(Norman Military Publications, 1961-1966. Volumes One and Two first published in 1941-1942)
A history in four volumes of the uniforms and equipment of all branches of the British Army - horse, foot, artillery, supply, regulars, and volunteers - from 1346 to 1800

Miller, A. E. Haswell and Dawnay, N. P. Military Drawings and Paintings in the Collection of Her Majesty the Queen  RSR/Library/6/5  [n.d.]

Contents:
(Phaidon Press Ltd., 1970)
A well illustrated catalogue in two volumes of the military drawings and paintings in the Royal Collection providing a record of military dress of both British and foreign armies from the end of the 17th century to the early 20th century. Includes illustrations of drawings and paintings of soldiers of the 35th Regiment of Foot and the Sussex Militia

Thurburn, R. G. ed. Index to British Military Costume Prints, 1500-1914  RSR/Library/6/6  [n.d.]

Contents:
(Army Museums Ogilby Trust, 1972)
A record of all known prints depicting British military costume. Includes the 35th Regiment of Foot and The Royal Sussex Regiment

War Office. Officers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919  RSR/Library/6/7  [n.d.]


Related information: For a photocopy of the Royal Sussex section of the companion publication, Soldiers Died in the Great War, see RSR/MSS/12/7

Contents:
(J. L. R. Samson, 1975. Facsimile of original work published by H.M.S.O. in 1919)
Regimental rolls compiled in the Officers' Casualties Branch of the War Office of officers who died during the First World War. Record name, rank, cause of death, and date of death

War Office. Dress Regulations for the Army  RSR/Library/6/8  [n.d.]

Contents:
(H.M.S.O., 1934)
Official dress regulations for all branches of the Army issued by command of the Army Council in June 1934

War Office. Staff Duties in the Field  RSR/Library/6/9  [n.d.]

Contents:
(War Office, 1949)
Official manual, containing the basic staff duties to be used by officers of all arms and services, issued by command of the Army Council in December 1949

Army Lists  RSR/Library/7  [n.d.]

Contents:
Official lists, arranged by regiments, of the officers of the British Army, published by H.M.S.O. The first Annual Army List appeared in 1754. The official Monthly and Quarterly Army Lists were first published in 1809 and 1880 respectively

List of officers of Major-General Otway's Regiment of Foot  RSR/Library/7/1  1740

1 Folio

Contents:
A list of the officers of the 35th Regiment of Foot, under Major-General Charles Otway, giving the dates of their first and current commissions, and copied probably from the manuscript army lists held for the period 1702-1823 by the Public Record Office in London

Monthly Army Lists for 1835  RSR/Library/7/2  1835

1 vol

Annual Army List  RSR/Library/7/3  1855

1 vol

Annual Army List  RSR/Library/7/4  1867-1868

1 vol

Annual Army List  RSR/Library/7/5  1872

1 vol

Annual Army List  RSR/Library/7/6  1891

1 vol

Annual Army List  RSR/Library/7/7  1896

1 vol

Monthly Army Lists  RSR/Library/7/8  October-December 1901

1 vol

Monthly Army List  RSR/Library/7/9  August 1914

1 vol

Monthly Army List  RSR/Library/7/10  April 1915

1 vol

Monthly Army List  RSR/Library/7/11  March 1918

1 vol

Annual Army List  RSR/Library/7/12  1919

1 vol

Monthly Army List  RSR/Library/7/13  May 1922

1 vol

Monthly Army Lists  RSR/Library/7/14  July-August 1926

1 vol

Monthly Army List  RSR/Library/7/15  September 1934

1 vol

Monthly Army List  RSR/Library/7/16  October 1936

1 vol

Monthly Army List  RSR/Library/7/17  October 1938

1 vol

Monthly Army List  RSR/Library/7/18  January 1939

1 vol

Monthly Army List  RSR/Library/7/19  August 1939

1 vol

Monthly Army List  RSR/Library/7/20  January 1943

1 vol

Army List. Photocopy of the section on The Royal Sussex Regiment  RSR/Library/7/21  1945

11 ff

Quarterly Army List  RSR/Library/7/22  August 1948

1 vol

Quarterly Army List  RSR/Library/7/23  December 1949

1 vol

The Army List  RSR/Library/7/24  April 1951

1 vol

The Army List  RSR/Library/7/25  April 1954

1 vol

The Army Gradation List. Includes biographical list of officers  RSR/Library/7/26  February 1956

1 vol

The Army List  RSR/Library/7/27  September 1958

1 vol

The Army List  RSR/Library/7/28  March 1962

1 vol

The Army List  RSR/Library/7/29  September 1966

1 vol

The Army List  RSR/Library/7/30  March 1967

1 vol

The Army List. Part One. Includes lists of officers by regiments and corps  RSR/Library/7/31  Autumn 1970

1 vol

The Army List. Part One. Includes lists of officers by regiments and corps  RSR/Library/7/32  Spring 1973

1 vol

The Army List. Part Three. Biographical list of officers  RSR/Library/7/33  1974

1 vol

The Army List. Part Two. Biographical list of officers in receipt of retired pay  RSR/Library/7/34  1976

1 vol

The Army List. Part One. Includes lists of officers by regiments and corps  RSR/Library/7/35  1977

1 vol

The Army List. Part Three. Biographical list of officers  RSR/Library/7/36  1977

1 vol

The Army List. Part One. Includes lists of officers by regiments and corps  RSR/Library/7/37  1978

1 vol

The Army List. Part Three. Biographical list of officers  RSR/Library/7/38  1978-1979

1 vol

The Army List. Part One. Includes lists of officers by regiments and corps  RSR/Library/7/39  1979

1 vol

Publications of Military History Societies  RSR/Library/8  [n.d.]

Contents:
The journals and occasional papers published by the Society for Army Historical Research and the Military Historical Society contain a wide range of articles on military history. Those issues containing articles of special interest to the history of The Royal Sussex Regiment are noted below

THE SOCIETY FOR ARMY HISTORICAL RESEARCH  [no ref. or date]

Journal of the Society for Army Historical Research  RSR/Library/8/1  September 1964

Contents:
Offprint of article by J. P. Entract on Major William Riddell of the 60th Regiment of Bengal Native Infantry and the 3rd Bengal European Regiment, 1815-1861

Journal of the Society for Army Historical Research  RSR/Library/8/2  1975-1980


Related information: For articles containing specific reference to The Royal Sussex Regiment see
Vol. 56, No. 227, pp. 166-167. British Military Presence in Cyprus. A. G. Harfield. Reference to the 35th (Royal Sussex) Regiment in Cyprus, October 1880-September 1882
Vol. 57, No. 230, pp. 63-70. Uniform of The Queen's Rangers, 1777-1783. W. Y. Carman. Reference to Lieutenant-Colonel John Graves Simcoe, Commanding Officer, The Queen's Rangers, 1777-1779, and formerly Adjutant of the 35th Regiment of Foot, 1772-1775
Vol. 58, No. 233, pp. 29-30. A British Officer in the Eastern Adriatic, 1812-1815. D. W. King. Reference to the 35th (Royal Sussex) Regiment on the Dalmatian island of Vis (formerly Lissa) in 1812-1813

Contents:
(Vols. 53-58. Unbound. 19 issues)

Journal of the Society for Army Historical Research. General Index. Volumes 1-40 (1921-1962)  RSR/Library/8/3  1969


Related information: For reference to articles on the 35th Regiment of Foot and The Royal Sussex Regiment see p. 411 and p. 394 respectively

Society for Army Historical Research. Special Publication No. 6. The Badges of Warrant and Non-Commissioned Rank in the British Army. N. P. Dawnay  RSR/Library/8/4  1949

Society for Army Historical Research. Special Publication No. 7. The Distinction of Rank of Regimental Officers, 1684 to 1855. N. P. Dawnay  RSR/Library/8/5  1960

Society for Army Historical Research. Special Publication No. 11. The Succession of Colonels of the British Army from 1660 to the Present Day. N. B. Leslie  RSR/Library/8/6  1974


Related information: For lists of Colonels of the 35th and 107th Regiments of Foot and of The Royal Sussex Regiment see pp. 75, 121, and 125

THE MILITARY HISTORICAL SOCIETY  [no ref. or date]

The Bulletin of the Military Historical Society  RSR/Library/8/7  1975-1980


Related information: For articles containing specific reference to The Royal Sussex Regiment see
Vol. 25, No. 99, pp. 82-83. Buttons, Badges, and Shoulder-Belt Plates from Fort George, Grenada, West Indies. T. F. D. Ashby. Note on a button of the 35th Regiment of Foot excavated at Grenada, a relic of their service in the West Indies in 1778-1785
Vol. 26, No. 101, pp. 1-8. The Cyprus Pioneer Corps and the Cyprus Military Police, 1879-1882. A. G. Harfield. Reference to Lieutenant B. D. A. Donne, 35th (Royal Sussex) Regiment, in Cyprus, October 1880-September 1882
Vol. 26, No. 101, pp. 14-17. Buttons and Collar Badge of The Royal Sussex Regiment, 1767-1957. R. H. Blethyn
Vol. 27, No. 106, p. 35. Regular Army Shoulder Titles, 1921. P. E. Abbott. Reference to changes in the titles worn on shoulder straps by The Royal Sussex Regiment
Vol. 30, No. 118, pp. 33-39. Field Marshal Sir Charles Yorke. J. R. Williams. Includes reference to his service as an ensign in the 35th Regiment of Foot, 1807-1809

Contents:
(Vols. 25-31. Unbound. 17 issues)

Miscellaneous Publications  RSR/Library/9  [n.d.]

National Army Museum Annual Report  RSR/Library/9/1  1979-1980

Contents:
Includes articles on military history

Journal of the Orders and Medals Research Society (Vol. 19, No. 1)  RSR/Library/9/2  Spring 1980

Contents:
Includes articles on military awards and decorations

Seaby Coin and Medal Bulletin (No. 742)  RSR/Library/9/3  June 1980

Contents:
Includes lists and articles on coins and medals

Symposium Conservation of Flags  RSR/Library/9/4  1980

Contents:
Proceedings, including transcripts of papers, on the symposium in Amsterdam organised in November 1977 by the International Association of Arms and Military History

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