Essex Regiment & Essex Militia History

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Battle Honours of the Essex Regiment

The Battle Honours include the 44th East Essex (1st Essex), 56th West Essex (2nd Essex), Essex Rifles Militia (3rd Essex) and the Battalions of the Essex Regiment that the units became.

Borne upon the Kings Colour

Le Cateau , Marne 1914, Ypres 1915 and 1917 ,Loos, Somme 1916 and 1918, Arras 1917 and 1918, Cambrai 1917 and 1918 , Selle, Gallipoli 1915-1916 and Gaza.

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Borne upon the Regimental Colour

1st and 2nd Battalions

Sevastapol , Moro and South Africa 1899-1902

1st Battalion

The Sphinx superscribed Egypt, An Eagle, Badajos, Salamanca, Peninsula, Bladensburg, Waterloo, Ava, Alma, Inkerman, Taku Forts, Relief of Kimberley and  Paardeberg

2nd Battalion

Castle and the Key superscribed Gibraltar 1779-1782 with the motto Montis Insignia Calpe, Havannah,Nile 1884-1885

Full list of Essex Regiment  Battle Honours for World War One

Le Cateau, retreat from Mons, Marne, Aisne, Messines, Armentieres, Ypres, St Julien, Frezenberg, Bellewaarde, Loos, Somme, Albert, Bazentin, Delville Wood, Pozieres, Flers Courcelette, Morval, Thiepval, Le Transloy, Ancre Heights, Ancre, Bapaume, Arras, Scarpe, Arleux, Pilckem, Langemarck, Menin Road, Broosseinde, Poelcappelle, Passchendaele, Cambrai, St Quentin, Avre, Villers- Bretonneux, Lys, Hazebrouck, Bethune, Amiens, Drocourt-Queant, Hindenburg Line, Havrincourt, Epephy, St Quentin Canal, Selle, Sambre, France and Flanders, Helles, Landing at Helles, Krithia, Suvla, Landing at Suvla, Scimitar Hill, Gallipoli, Rumani , Egypt, Jaffa, Megiddo, Sharon and Palestine.

Individual Honours

A full list of Essex Regiment recipients of the Victoria Cross is to be found on the Essex Regiment Biographies page