Loos, Somme 1916 '18, Ginchy, Flers-Courcelette, Morval, Ypres 1917, Pilckem, Poelcappelle, Passchendaele, Cambrai 1917 '18, Bapaume 1918, Arras 1918, Albert 1918, Drocourt-Quéant, Hindenburg Line, Havrincourt, Canal du Nord, Selle, Sambre, France and Flanders 1915-18.

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1st Battalion

Raised by Royal Warrant of 26 February 1915. Battalion at White City, London. To Sandown Park on 28.4.15. To Wellington Barracks on 4.6.15. Landed at Havre on 18.8.15 and joined 3rd Guards Brigade, Guards Division. 11.11.18 located at Mauberge, France.

Victoria Cross:

Sgt R.J.Bye Yser Canal 31.7.17


Dudley-Ward, C.H. - History of the Welsh Guards [Naval & Military Press Ltd reprint 2001. SB edn by N & M (first pub 1920, HB reprint by N & M 1988) v + 505pp with 16 illus and 20 maps - ISBN 1843421879]. 
Available from Naval & Military Press

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].
Available from Naval & Military Press.


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

Welsh 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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