Mons, Retreat from Mons, Marne 1914, Aisne 1914, Ypres 1914 '17, Langemarck 1914, Gheluvelt, Nonne Bosschen, Neuve Chapelle, Aubers, Festubert 1915, Loos, Mount Sorrel, Somme 1916 '18, Flers-Courcelette, Morval, Pilckem, Menin Road, Poelcappelle, Passchendaele, Cambrai 1917 '18, St. Quentin, Bapaume 1918, Arras 1918, Lys, Hazebrouck, Albert 1918, Scarpe 1918, Drocourt-Quéant, Hindenburg Line, Havrincourt, Canal du Nord, Selle, Sambre, France and Flanders 1914-18.

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1st Battalion

4.8.14 Aldershot. Part of 1st (Guards) Brigade, 1st Division. Landed Havre 14.8.14. 25.8.15 to 2nd Guards Brigade, Guards Division. 11.11.18 near Mauberge, France.

Victoria Cross:

Capt C.H.Frisby Canal du Nord 27.9.18
L/Cpl T.N.Jackson Canal du Nord 27.9.18 (p)
Pte T.Whitham Pilckem 31.7.17

2nd Battalion

4.8.14 Windsor, as part of 4th (Guards) Brigade, 2nd Division. 13.8.14 landed at Havre. 20.8.15 to 1st Guards Brigade, Guards Division. 11.11.18 located N.E. of Mauberge, France.

Victoria Cross:

Pte F.W.Dobson Chavonne 28.9.14 

3rd Battalion

4.8.14 Chelsea Barracks, as part of 4th (Guards) Brigade, 2nd Division. Landed at Havre 13.8.14. To 1st Guards Brigade, Guards Division on 20.8.15. to 4th Guards Brigade, 31st Division on 8.2.18. Posted to GHQ Reserve on 20.5.18. 11.11.18 located at Criel Plage, near Le Treport, France.

Victoria Cross:

L/Sgt O.Brookes Loos 8.10.15
Lt-Col J.V.Campbell DSO Ginchy 15.9.16
L/Cpl G.H.Wyatt Landrecies 25/26.8.14

4th Battalion

Formed at Windsor, 17.7.15 as Guards Pioneer battalion, but soon became 4th Battalion. To France 15.8.15 and became Pioneer Battalion to Guards Divsion. 8.2.18 to 4th Guards Brigade, 31st Division. 20.5.18 4th Guards Brigade was posted to GHQ Reserve. 11.11.18 located near Mauberge, France.


Ross of Bladensburg - Coldstream Guards 1914-1918 [Naval & Military Press reprint 2003. N & M Pres reprint (original pub 1928). 2 vols of text plus 27 maps. SB. Vol I xvii + 519pp; Vol II v + 546pp. ISBN 1843424665].

Headlam, G. - The Guards Division in the Great War [Naval & Military Press Ltd reprint 2001. SB. N & M Press reprint (original 1924). two volumes (339 and 369 pp) 19 maps. ISBN 1843421240].


Guards Division History - elsewhere on this website, giving a history of the Guards Division in WW1.

Coldstream Guards - on Chris Baker's 'Long, Long Trail' website.


N.B. Only battalions that saw overseas service are listed here. Units that stayed in England are not shown.

©Paul Reed 2004

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