The Essex Regiment 1929-1950 History

Discussion in 'Unit Documents' started by AussieNipper, Jan 5, 2012.

  1. Charley Fortnum

    Charley Fortnum Dreaming of Red Eagles Patron

    Found a nice pre-war image here:

    2nd Battalion, The Essex Regiment
    "After seventeen and a half years continuous service abroad members of the 2nd Battalion, Essex Regiment, received a ceremonial welcome by the Lord Lieutenant of Essex when they arrived home at Warley Barracks, Brentwood... The Battalion has been in Malta, India, Egypt and Sudan." - This photo appeared in the 27 February, 1937 issue of The Sphere.

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  2. Charley Fortnum

    Charley Fortnum Dreaming of Red Eagles Patron

  3. EmmaH

    EmmaH Junior Member

    Colonel Newman also served with the 85th Field Regiment RA which was raised in Essex prior to the inauguration of the Independent Companies, which later became the Commandos
     
  4. EmmaH

    EmmaH Junior Member

    I am interested in any references to the 85th Field Regiment RA which was raised in Essex from a territorial unit and later converted to 85th Mountain Regiment RA, training in Lebanon before heading to Italy. 85th came under the umbrella of both 4th and 10th Indian Division, providing Mountain Artillery cover as and when required. With a letter of commendation from Major Gen Reid (10th Indian), they were highly thought of, however, are proving very difficult to research. Any references would be gratefully received
     
  5. idler

    idler GeneralList Patron

    There is a book called Farewell Screw Gun by Wilf Goldstein, but it's a memoir rather than a unit history.
     
  6. EmmaH

    EmmaH Junior Member

    Many thanks, I have poured over this book for hours and also the unofficial war diaries of 337, 338 and 461 batteries.......they are a very poorly documented regiment. Even the war diaries at Kew are very scant by comparison to others
     

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