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
The Sphinx superscribed Egypt, An Eagle, Badajos, Salamanca, Peninsula, Bladensburg, Waterloo, Ava, Alma, Inkerman, Taku Forts, Relief of Kimberley and Paardeberg
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.
A full list of Essex Regiment recipients of the Victoria Cross is to be found on the Essex Regiment Biographies page