6th Battalion North Staffords in France

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Date:3rd of May 1915

Description:Through its history the Staffordshire Regiment has been involved in many campaigns and wars and has been stationed in many parts of the world.

Here members of the 6th Battalion are seen resting behind the enemy line. The 1st North Staffords went to France in September 1914 – as part of the British Expeditionary Force of the Regular Army – ‘the Old Contemptibles’. From October 1915 to April 1916 they were in the Ypres area.

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

1880s
A funeral column passes out of the main parade square, Whittington Barracks, nr Lichfield
A funeral column passes out of the main parade square, Whittington Barracks, nr Lichfield

1910s
Interior of the Royal Army Temperance Association's hut at  Whittington Barracks, nr Lichfield
Interior of the Royal Army Temperance Association's hut at Whittington Barracks, nr Lichfield

This hut provided amenities for members of the Royal Army Temperance Association, ...

1930s
1st Battalion North Staffordshire Regiment during their time in India
1st Battalion North Staffordshire Regiment during their time in India

Until India was granted its independence in 1947, there was a large part of the ...

1940s
Pilgrimage to Arnhem, Holland
Pilgrimage to Arnhem, Holland

The 2nd South Staffords were one of the airborne units who fought at the Battle ...

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