Wiltshire Regiment

The Wiltshire Regiment (Duke of Edinburgh’s) was formed in 1881, with two battalions created with the amalgamation of the 62nd (Wiltshire) Regiment and the 99th Duke of Edinburgh’s (Lanarkshire) Regiment.

On the outbreak of the Great War, both battalions were deployed straight to the Western Front, where they remained until the 1918 Armistice.

The regiment also raised three Territorial , four Service and one Reserve battalion during the conflict. These served in Britain, Egypt, Gallipoli, Salonika, Mesopotamia and India.

The Wiltshires gained 60 battle honours during the war, but lost over 5,000 men.


Commonwealth War Graves

Fry, Private Clarence (d1918, aged 19, wounded in action)

Gane, Private Edward (d1918, aged 19, illness)

Mees, Private Donald (d1918, aged 18, illness)

Moody, Serjeant Bertie (d1918, aged 33, cause of death unknown)

Norris, Private Percy (d1918, aged 24, wounded in action)

Richards, Private Frank (d1917, aged 27, cause of death unknown)

Selman, Private Walter (d1918, aged 18, illness)

Commonwealth War Graves from the camera of CKPonderingsToo

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