In 1908, and for some reason which I am yet to get to the bottom of, the regiment, by now numbering in the 10500s, abruptly abandoned the series which had served it so well since 1881, and started a new series from 1. See more historic documents related to Seaforth Highlanders... 2 million exclusive records, found only on our site, Records transcribed in the UK for maximum accuracy, 1 on 1 Personal assistance from military photo and document experts, Access to Orbats mapping tool, allowing you to trace your WW1 ancestors steps. 156,000 records of British Army soldiers at home and abroad. On the night of April 8th, 1917, the Seaforths filed into Gobron Tunnel to await the morning’s assault on Vimy Ridge. I was looking at their records last week and their records are very clearly differentiated between 1900 and 1902. Communications have changed much since the World Wars, but the patterns and passions of man never change. British Army regiments. Whilst the numbers I have shown above follow a sequential pattern, it would be wrong to assume that this was always the case. I think perceptions are slightly distorted as we really have to net off the VSC men as they did not transfer into the Army Reserve, so the gross recruiting figures don't reflect a much lower net figure for men who would have transferred to the Army Reserve. Spencer Hutchinson. By 5th August Britain had been at war with Germany for precisely one day. As far as recruitment was concerned generally, despite the theoretical demarkation lines for the line infantry regiments, they seem to jolly well have done as they pleased, and I noted Border regiment recruitment (lots of men joining in east London in the early 1900s) in a post published here some years ago now.On the 1911 Census, yes you're right regarding the Irish census returns, but some regiments helpfully give regimental numbers which means that it is possible to then run searches on the numbers and initials and come up with answers. FIND HIM HERE! ", british army regiments WW1 world war 1 first world war great war regimental numbers army numbers boer war enlistment dates british regiments british soldiers british forces war records army research british military history records volunteer service companies volunteer battalion territorial force TF military genealogy military ancestry ancestors army ancestry Victorian army queen victoria soldiers of the queen ww1 centenary military history blog. First World War research. Regards MG, From my own research into recruiting patterns, the Northumberland Fusiliers were poor at recruiting between 1881 and 1891 but showed the greatest recruitment gain of any regiment in the ten years to 1911 and from being the 54th most successful line infantry recruiter in the ten years to 1891, rose to 4th by 1901 and dropped slightly to 6th by 1911. The Seaforth Highlanders of Canada Museum is currently piloting their First World War Education Program. I also offer a comprehensive, fast and cost-effective. As author Daniel J McLean points out, "3,252 Rugbeians served in the Great If you are interested I can email the spreadsheet when done. British regimental number research. of the 4th Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders. 1887 As has already been mentioned their terms of engagement were for 1 year. When I last tried to track his records down I was told they were all lost. numbers set aside were used up from any one block and it is known more than one block of numbers were issued to V.S.C's. First Kaffir War 1834 - 1835 72nd Regiment. This post will look at numbering in the two regular battalions of The Black Watch between 1881 and 1914. Other rank prisoners of war 1914. The Great War 1914 - 1918     17 battalions,  9 served overseas: Generally awarded the British War Medal & Victory Medal, men overseas prior to 1/1/1916 also a 1914 or 1914-15 Star. Back To Seaforth Highlanders Index: Back To List Of Regiments: WW1 Music: Search British Army Service Records 1914-1920: Search WW1 Medal Index Cards: Search Soldiers Died In The Great War: Search Silver War Badge Roll 1914-1920: Search WW1 Widows Pensions Records: Search 1891 Census: Search 1901 Census: Search 1911 Census documentaries. battalions. Alfred Tebbutt 2nd Battalion Seaforth Highlanders (d.3rd November 1918) Like many others during WW1 my grandmother was made a widow when my grandfather Alfred Tebbutt was killed. (Cannon's historical records series), Historical Records of the 72nd Highlanders, now 1st Battalion Seaforth Highlanders 1777-1886. With some account of the Military Annals of Ross, the Fencibles, the Volunteers, and the Home Defence and Reserve Battalions 1914-19. to determine parameters for when your own Seaforth Highlanders ancestor The records that follow are just a small sample from a far larger database. Military research. numbers were thrown back into the melting pot to be used up be regulars. In 1931 a group of 16 prominent citizens and Seaforth officers formed the Vancouver Armoury Association, amongst them the future Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, E.W. Men who served in the Crimea also eligible for: Anglo-Persian War 1856 - 1857 78th Regiment, General Roberts' march, Kabul to Kandahar 9-31 August 1880  ( 72nd Regiment only). On what date did he join his regiment? Men of Valour. For all these missing battalions I have the overseas battalions at roughly 1,000 men each. The Seaforth Highlanders were born in July 1881. Most of the VSC men were only out in SA for a year and were then discharged. Every year the Regimental Association provides scholarships to deserving students. 's had a block specifically allotted to them seperate from their Regular colleagues.

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