Coldstream Guards

The Coldstream Guards is the oldest, continuously serving regular regiment in the British Army. Originally formed in 1650, one of its primary duties is the protection of the monarch.

At the outbreak of the the Great War, the Coldstream Guards was among the first British regiments to arrive in France after war was declared. The regiment fought in many of the fiercest battles of the conflict, including Mons, Loos and the Somme. The regiment suffered heavy losses, and, in two of the skirmishes at Ypres, lost all of its officers.


Commonwealth War Graves

Baguley, Guardsman Arthur (d1918, aged 20, illness)

Bellham, Private William (d1917, aged 29, illness)

Budgett, Guardsman James (d1917, aged 36, illness)

Dummett, Guardsman Harold (d1919, aged 19, illness)

Moist, Guardsman Alfred (d1919, aged 32, cause of death unknown)

Packer, Guardsman Herbert (d1916, aged 26, illness)

Roberts, Private Roland (d1918, aged 22, illness)

Steadman, Guardsman Joseph (d1917, aged 25, wounded in action)

Commonwealth War Graves from the camera of CKPonderingsToo

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