Created through an amalgamation of two Foot Regiments and a number of local militia volunteers as part of the Childers Reforms of 1881, the Hampshire Regiment had a long and distinguished history.
Expanded to sixteen battalions as a consequence of the First World War, the regiment fought on the Western Front – where men of the 1st Battalion were involved in the Christmas Day Truce in 1914 – as well as Gallipoli. A number of the newly created battalions of Kitchener’s Army were sent out to India and the Middle East.
The Hampshire Regiment lost a total of 7,580 officers and men who were killed during the conflict.
Commonwealth War Graves