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29thFoot raised in 1694 as Farrington's regiment, became the Worcestershire Regiment in 1782. The 36th Foot raised in 1701 as Charlemonts regiment.

The 36th became The Herefordshire Regiment and later the 2nd Battalion The Worcestershires in 1881.

The Colours are laid up in Worcester Cathedral and Norton Church. There are Memorials in Pershore Abbey.

1970.02.28 amalgamated with The Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment), to form The Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Regiment (29th/45th Foot)

Battle Honours WW1 - 22 battalions
Mons, Le Cateau, Retreat from Mons, Marne 1914, Aisne 1914 ‘18, La Bassée 1914, Armentières 1914, Ypres 1914 ‘15 ‘17 ‘18, Langemarck 1914 '17, Gheluvelt, Nonne Bosschen, Neuve Chapelle, Aubers, Festubert, 1915, Loos, Somme 1916 ‘18, Albert 1916, Bazentin, Delville Wood, Pozières, Le Transloy, Ancre Heights, Ancre 1916, Arras 1917, Scarpe 1917, Arleux, Messines 1917 '18, Pilckem, Menin Road, Polygon Wood, Broodseinde, Poelcappelle, Passchendaele, Cambrai 1917 ‘18, St. Quentin, Bapaume 1918, Rosières, Villers Bretonneux, Lys, Estaires, Hazebrouck, Bailleul, Kemmel, Scherpenberg, Hindenburg Line, Canal du Nord, St. Quentin Canal, Beaurevoir, Courtrai, Selle, Valenciennes, Sambre, France and Flanders 1914-18, Piave, Vittorio Veneto, Italy 1917-18, Doiran 1917 ‘18, Macedonia 1915-18, Helles, Landing at Helles, Krithia, Suvla, Sari Bair, Landing at Suvla, Scimitar Hill, Gallipoli 1915-16, Egypt 1916, Tigris 1916, Kut al Amara 1917, Baghdad, Mesopotamia 1916-18, Baku, Persia 1918

Battle Honours WW2
Defence of Escaut, St. Omer-La Bassée, Wormhoudt, Odon, Bourguebus Ridge, Maltot, Mont Pincon, Jurques, La Varinière, Noireau Crossing, Seine 1944, Nederrijn, Geilenkirchen, Rhineland, Goch, Rhine, North-West Europe 1940 '44-45, Gogni, Barentu, Keren, Amba Alagi, Abyssinia 1940-41, Gazala, Via Balbia, North Africa 1941-42, Kohima, Relief of Kohima, Naga Village, Mao Songsang, Shwebo, Mandalay, Irrawaddy, Mt. Popa, Burma 1944-45

VCs in the Worcestershire Regimental Museum, by Iain Stewart.

The Worcestershire Regiment Museum, Worcester (Army Museums Ogilby Trust)

Deployment
1st Battalion

1881.07.01 1st Battalion, The Worcestershire Regiment
1881 India: Bombay
1885 Karachi
1888 Quetta
1891 Poona
1893 Kemptee
1894 Burma
1895 Aden
1896 England: Devonport
1899 Guernsey
1900.04 South Africa
1903 Ireland: Templemore
1906 Ireland: Dublin
1908 England: Parkhurst
1913 Egypt
1914.11 France and Flanders 8 Div
1915.10 France and Flanders 23 Div
1916.07 France and Flanders 8 Div
1919 India: Nasirabad
1922 Lucknow
1924 Meerut
1927 Allahabad
1929 China
1931 England: Plymouth
1935 England: Aldershot 5 Bde
1938 Palestine
1939.09 Palestine
1940.07.24 Abyssinia: Sudan 21 Bde
1940.10.12 Abyssinia: Sudan 29 Ind Inf Bde
1941.07.17 at sea
1941.07.22 Egypt
1940.10 North Africa: Libya 29 Ind Inf Bde
1942.06.22 captured by the Germans at Tobruk
1943.01.01 reconstituted in UK be redesignation of 11th Battalion
1943 UK 43 Inf Div
1944.06 NW Europe
1945 Germany
1948 Berlin
1948.12.17 amalgamated with 2nd Battalion without change of title
1949.05 Germany: Gottingen
1950.07 Malaya
1953.07 England: Bulford
1954 Germany: Iserlohn
1956 West Indies
1960.03 England: Worcester
1962 Germany: Minden
1964 England: Lydd
1965 Gibraltar
1967 England: Bulford
1969.03 (Cyprus) United Nations
1969.11 England: Bulford
1970.02.28 amalgamated with 1st Bn, The Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment), to form 1st Bn, The Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Regiment (29th/45th Foot)

1970.02.28 1st Battalion, The Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Regiment
formed by amalgamation of 1st Bn, The Worcestershire Regiment, and 1st Bn, The Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment)
1970.07 England: Warminster Inf Demo Bn
1972.03 (Northern Ireland)
1972.06 Warminster Inf Demo Bn
1972.07 Berlin Berlin Bde
1974.09 Northern Ireland: Ballykelly 8 Inf Bde
1976.03 England: Colchester 19 Inf Bde
1977.01 England: Colchester 5 Field Force
1977.04 (Northern Ireland)
1977.08 England: Colchester 5 Field Force
1978.08 (Belize)
1979.03 England: Colchester 5 Field Force
1979.11 Germany: Hemer 3 Armd Div
1982 Hemer 6 Armd Bde
1982.08 (Northern Ireland)
1982.12 Hemer 6 Armd Bde
1984.11 England: Warminster Inf Demo Bn
1986.08 Oakington 54 Bde
1989.01 Northern Ireland: Omagh 3 Inf Bde
1991.03 Cyprus
1993.10 England: Tidworth 1 Mech Bde
1996.04 (Bosnia)
1996.09 England: Tidworth 1 Mech Bde
1998.10 (Bosnia)
1999.05 England: Tidworth 1 Mech Bde
1999.12 Northern Ireland: Omagh 3 Inf Bde
2001.01 England: Chester

2nd Battalion
1881.07.01 2nd Battalion, The Worcestershire Regiment
1881 Ireland: Kinsale
1885 Channel Islands: Jersey
1888 Wales: Pembroke Dock
1890 Ireland: Curragh
1893 England: ?
1895 Malta
1897 Bermuda
1899 Nova Scotia: Halifax
1900.01 South Africa 12 Bde
1904 Ceylon
1906 India: Ahmednagar
1909 Jhansi
1913 England: Aldershot 5 Bde
1914.08 France and Flanders 2 Div
1915.12 France and Flanders 33 Div
1919 Ireland: Dublin
1922 England: Dover
1926 Germany Army of Occupation
1928 England: Plymouth
1930 Malta
1933 China: Shanghai
1934 Tientsin
1936.12 India: Sialkot
1939.02 Rawalpindi
1939 Rawalpindi
1942.08 Burma 19 Ind Inf Div
1945 Burma
1947 UK
1948.12.17 disbanded (technically "amalgamated" with 1st Battalion)

 


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