1st South Staffords resting at Ghent, France

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Date:10th of October 1914

Description:The Battalion disembarked in Belgium on 6th October and here are moving up to stem the German advance. Included in the group are, Captain JF Vallentin, 2Lt. Archer-Shee, Capt GS Bonner, Capt JSS Durlon, 2Lt HS Bower, Lt DC Evans, 2Lt CEC Bartlett, Lt CF Crousaz, Capt GC Ransford, Capt CH Green, Major AC Buckle, Lt Col RM Ovens, Lt LC Moor-Radford, Major JF Loder Symones, Lt HK Shore, Lt DC Twiss, Lt LF Homes, 2Lt HJ Burke, 2Lt H. Willoughby, Lt G.C. Hume, and 2Lf R.R. Riley.

Captain JF Vallentin was killed at Ypres in the same year and was posthumously awarded the VC for his outstanding bravery. 2Lt. Archer-Shee was the ‘WINSLOW BOY’ who had been court-martialled whilst in the Royal Navy for (allegedly) stealing a postal order. He joined the Regiment at the beginning of the War and was wounded, missing and presumed killed on 31st October 1914.


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1870s
Officers group at Whittington Barracks, nr Lichfield
Officers group at Whittington Barracks, nr Lichfield

1890s
1st North Staffords pictured in Malta
1st North Staffords pictured in Malta

Malta was a British colony from 1814 until it was granted independence in 1964. ...

1910s
Lance Corporal 'Bill' Coltman VC, pictured  with other members of the 1/6th Battalion, North Staffords
Lance Corporal 'Bill' Coltman VC, pictured with other members of the 1/6th Battalion, North Staffords

Lance Corporal Coltman, VC is pictured here on the right with CSM Garnham MM (left) ...

1930s
Having breakfast in Palestine
Having breakfast in Palestine

Through its history the Staffordshire Regiment has been involved in many campaigns ...

1950s
Bed and locker, North Staffords Depot, Whittington Barracks, nr Lichfield
Bed and locker, North Staffords Depot, Whittington Barracks, nr Lichfield

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