Are you our next Director? [2], The 3/4th Reserve Battalion was moved to Ebrington Barracks in Derry in April 1918. Just a year later it moved under control of the Dorsetshire Regiment as the volunteer battalion. The battalion had troops 327 killed and 1,029 wounded. The Regiment was officially formed in 1881 from the amalgamation of the 39th and 54th Regiments of Foot however its history can be traced back 179 years prior to this date. Charles Hall Woodhouse, OBE, MC, This page was last edited on 17 August 2020, at 17:59. The Keep Military Museum Fundraising Appeal. [9], The 1st Battalion was a regular army unit and part of the 231st Infantry Brigade, alongside the 1st Hampshires and 2nd Devonshires, for the duration of the war, fighting in Malta between 1940 and 1942, Sicily in August 1943, and Italy in September 1943. DT1 1RN, Telephone: +44 (0)1305 264066 [1] Its first formation consisted of the following: The first volunteer corps in Dorset had their headquarters in Dorchester. [19], In the Second World War, the regiment expanded to eight battalions. In 1888 Wilhelm II was crowned ‘German Emperor and King of Prussia’ and moved from a policy of maintaining the status quo to a more aggressive position. [5] The battalion stayed in South Africa throughout the war, which ended in June 1902 with the Peace of Vereeniging. [13][14] Sporadic violence in the city continued until another large engagement in June, when the Dorsets and the UVF attacked the Bogside area of the city. Under the Childers Reforms it amalgamated with the 54th (West Norfolk) Regiment of Foot to form the Dorsetshire Regiment in 1881. Until 1951, it was formally called the Dorsetshire Regiment, although usually known as "The Dorsets". They lost more than 2,600 men killed and about three times that number wounded. We add around 200,000 new records each month. We are busy creating activities to keep everyone occupied while they are staying safe at home. The 1st Dorsets landed on Gold Beach on D-Day in June 1944 as a part of the 50th (Northumbrian) Infantry Division and fought with the division in the Battle of Normandy and North-West Europe, until the division was withdrawn in late 1944 and used as a training division. [3] The 1st Battalion was stationed in Malta from 1888, in Egypt from 1889, and in British India from 1893, where it took part in operations in the Tirah Campaign on the North West Frontier in 1897–98. [11] This battalion was formally titled the Composite English Battalion, but was more commonly known as The Norsets; it was broken up in July 1916, when the 2nd Dorsets was re-constituted. In 2007, it was amalgamated with the Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire and Wiltshire Regiment, The Light Infantry and the Royal Green Jackets to form a new large regiment, The Rifles. RE-OPENING INFORMATION! Terms of Service apply. [10] Additional battalions (1/4th Battalion, 2/4th Battalion and 3/4th Battalion) were formed as part of the Territorial Force to meet the demand for troops on the Western Front. [18], The Officers and Men from the Dorset Regiment who lost their lives while taking part in the suppression of the revolt are commemorated in a brass tablet at the St. Mark's Cathedral, Bangalore. The following member of the regiment was awarded the Victoria Cross: Lieutenant Vizard, an officer serving with 4th battalion in the First World War, Men of the 2nd Dorsetshires passing a knocked out Lee tank at Mount Popa, April 1945, Soldiers of 5th Battalion during the Rhine crossing, March 1945, After First World War and Anglo-Irish War, These were the 3rd Battalion (Special Reserve), with the 4th Battalion at, CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (. Most were volunteers and conscripts. The 4th and 5th Battalions were both part of 130th Infantry Brigade in the 43rd (Wessex) Infantry Division, participating in the Normandy Campaign, Operation Market Garden and the Rhine Crossing. The Keep is re-opening to visitors from 1st September! In 1958, after service in the Second Boer War along with World War I and World War II, the Dorset Regiment was amalgamated with the Devonshire Regiment to form the Devonshire and Dorset Regiment. Dorsetshire Regiment during WW1 Since 1815 the balance of power in Europe had been maintained by a series of treaties. A large IRA counter-offensive from the west ended the disturbances, which had seen 40 people killed since April. [2], The Dorsetshire Regiment was established in the Regular Army in 1881 under the Childers Reforms by the amalgamation of the 39th (Dorsetshire) Regiment of Foot and the 54th (West Norfolk) Regiment of Foot. [25], The regimental collection is displayed in the Keep Military Museum in Dorchester. Most were wartime volunteers and conscripts. … DORCHESTER [6], In 1908, the Volunteers and Militia were reorganised nationally, with the former becoming the Territorial Force and the latter the Special Reserve;[7] the regiment now had one Reserve battalion and one Territorial battalion. Merged regiments and new brigading — many famous units to lose separate identity. [22], The 30th Battalion, previously the 6th (Home Defence) Battalion, was with the 43rd Infantry Brigade in North Africa and the invasion of Sicily, after which it spent the rest of the war in Gibraltar. [2], Eventually in 1880 as a result of the Childers Reforms the regiment was re-designated to the 1st Dorsetshire Rifle Volunteers. In 1958, after service in the Second Boer War along with World War I and World War II, the Dorset Regiment was amalgamated with the Devonshire Regiment to form the Devonshire and Dorset Regiment. The Territorials in Dorset trace their origins to the 1st Administrative Battalion, Dorsetshire Rifle Volunteers formed at Dorchester. [10], The 1st Battalion was in Belfast when war broke out: it landed at Le Havre in August 1914 forming part of the 15th Brigade in the 5th Division. The regiment was sent to North Africa in late 1942 and fought with the British First Army, It later served in the Italian Campaign with the British Eighth Army. The Dorsets at Dunkirk. The Dorset Regiment was a line infantry regiment of the British Army in existence from 1881 to 1958, being the county regiment of Dorset. In 2007, it was amalgamated with the Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire and Wiltshire R… [10] It transferred to 95th Brigade in the 32nd Division in December 1915 and to the 14th Brigade in the same Division in January 1916. The 1st Battalion and 6th (Service) battalion served on the Western Front throughout most of the war. [10], The 2nd Battalion was in Poona, India, when war broke out and was shipped, as part of the 16th Indian Brigade, to Mesopotamia, where it was trapped in the Siege of Kut and captured by the Turks.

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