Experience the trenches the staffordshire regiment museum. They were mobilised for war service on the 5th of august 1914. Jun 02, 2003 i have a copy of the war history of the sixth battalion, the south staffordshire regiment tf compiled by a committee of officers who served with the battalion. The coltman trench, a first world war replica trench at the museum. Sep 09, 2005 the staffordshire regiment is 300 years old as of 2005 so bbc radio reporter tim beech went along to discover more about the life of the museum. A museum telling the heroic tale of the staffordshire regiment from their beginnings in 1705 until the present day as the mercian regiment. Wwi education resources for teachers the great war 19141918. Very useful for students of the regiment or of 46th division.
Attractions include a fullscale world war i trench system, anderson shelters and special exhibitions. Take a turn in the trenches at the staffordshire regiment museum. From the 19th to the 25th september 1944 major cain of the south staffordshire was heavily involved in the battle for arnhem. The archives which are available for reference and detailed research include a wide range of books and documents relating to the regiment and a.
Try the summer holiday discovery days in the trenches at the staffordshire regiment museum. Mckenna od annadale, high street, berkhampstead, hertfordshire, uk. The staffordshire regiment was a part of the british army from 1959 to 2007, formed when the twin regiments from north and south staffordshire were combined. Apr 10, 2017 the staffordshire regiment museum trench roy kevin holloway. The word was then heard to retire, to which he was heard to shouted, the 5th north never retire. View all restaurants near the staffordshire regiment museum on tripadvisor. The wipers times featured poems, jokes and satire on military life. Staffordshire regiment museum will hold night in the trenches on november 14. The regiment was formed in 1959 by the amalgamation of the south staffordshire regiment and the north staffordshire regiment prince of wales, and in 2007 was amalgamated with the cheshire regiment and the worcestershire and. The staffordshire regiment museum tells the story of this famous county regiment and all of its antecedents.
The men of the south and north staffordshire regiment and their families had given their all and kept going through all the dark times. This regiment was unusual in that it had no units of the regular army. The south staffordshire regiment was raised at lichfield in september 1914 as part of kitcheners second new army and joined 51st brigade, 17th northern division. Tag to world war 1 trenches given that this is one of only 3 replica trenches in the uk, it would be advantageous if a search of ww1 trenches brought up the museum page. Their headquarters and museum are near lichfield, staffordshire. Avesneslecompte communal cemetery extension, pasdecalais, france. A great museum with great people depicting over 300 years of regiment history with real stories and interactive elements. The staffordshire regiment museum whittington barracks, lichfield, staffordshire ws14 9py england. The museum will have some of its surplus items on sale and there will be reenactors and guides available for guided trench tours too. Staffordshire regiment museum discovery days bring world war one trenches to life. The museum welcomes groups and can tailor tours to suit all tastes from general interest to military enthusiasts all are bound to be fascinated by what they discover here at whittington. The staffordshire regiment museum offers a range of visits for schools and student groups. Passionate volunteers gathered for a trench battle reenactment at the staffordshire regiment museum in lichfield.
War diary 7th battalion north staffordshire regiment private albert amos hill 25th january 1917 the war diary for the days leading up to the 25th january reports the preparation work prior to an assault on the turkish trenches and, unusually, the process of collecting bodies and pay books after the battle. Front by touring our fullscale reconstruction of a first world war trench. This extraordinary trench system is open to the elements and gives visitors a real feeling of what it was like to live day by day in the trench. A selection of uniforms picture of the staffordshire. The 8 th service battalion, south staffs was part of the 17 th northern division, 51 st brigade. Night in the trenches, carols in the trenches staffordshire regiment museum. Our trench system is a reconstruction of a 100 meter section of british front line trench. Follow the story of the regiment from its raising in lichfield in 1705 and its early service in the caribbean through practically every war and campaign fought by britain up to the present day. The trench the attack trench warfare in world war i.
The regiment was formed in 1881 by merging the 38th 1st staffordshire. North staffordshire regiment archives ww1 roll of honour. The regiment was created in 1881 under the childers reforms by the amalgamation of the 38th 1st staffordshire regiment of foot and the 80th staffordshire volunteers regiment of foot. In world war ii it served as a royal artillery searchlight regiment in home defence and was the first complete searchlight unit to. A night in the trenches at staffordshire regiment museum. South staffordshire regiment in the trenches at wolverghem. Staffordshire regiment museum, lichfield museums yell. World war i division of historical and cultural affairs state of.
Please remember to doublecheck the opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit. Uniformed members of the museums education team will take you on an exciting tour of the fantastic ww1 trench system, and describe what life was like for soldiers during the great war, complete with the sounds of sniper bullets whizzing past, the crack and rumble of german. Outside there are vehicles and a large area tracing the history of the great war and showing what trenches were like. The staffordshie regiment museum lichfield, tamworth rd.
Jul 24, 2014 an exhibition focusing on staffordshire soldiers of the first world war has opened in lichfield. Watchman, a staffordshire bull terrier, is a military mascot of the now disbanded staffordshire regiment and the now withdrawn 3rd battalion staffords of the mercian regiment. Our trench system is a reconstruction of a 100 meter section of british front line trench from the first world war. Although often unrecorded in surviving records, many practice trenches. Captain g h fletcher of the 15th north staffordshire regiment, was killed on 1st july 1916 when 46th division attacked at gommecourt. He continues his duties as part of the staffordshire regimental association. The south staffordshire regiment national army museum. All of the battalions show below were of the territorial force. The trench is poignant for adults and children alike and the small museum is full of interesting exhibition. The staffordshire regiment museum whittington barracks. Whilst there is an obvious focus on wwi and wwii, the museum tells the story of over 300 years of the regiment, incorporating many of the major conflicts that the.
The staffordshire regiment the prince of waless is a regiment of the british army formed on 31st january 1969 by the amalgamation of the north staffordshire regiment and the south staffordshire regiment. The staffordshire regiment prince of wales or simply staffords for short was an infantry regiment of the british army, part of the prince of wales division. Biographical material relating to members of the regiment and its predecessors. The band of the staffordshire regiment the prince of waless. The south staffordshire regiment was a line infantry regiment of the british army in existence for only 68 years.
Staffordshire regiment museum is a museum in lichfield. To commemorate the beginnings of the 100 year anniversary since the start of world war one our trench system has been refurbished to include some new additional features and exhibits. See more of the staffordshire regiment museum on facebook. The staffordshire regiment museum tells the story of the staffordshire regiment and all its antecedents from its formation in lichfield in 1705. The staffordshire regiment museum, dms whittington. The staffordshire regiment museum is hosting its night in the trenches.
The north staffordshire and south staffordshire regiments were involved in many theatres of the first world war and fought at. Staffordshire regiment museum discovery days bring world war. My few pictures from the staffordshire regiment museum, most of the inside exhibits are behind glass hence the mostly all outside shots. The staffordshire regiment museum trench roy kevin holloway. The same name has been given to a succession of staffordshire bull terriers to date, six. Armed with his revolver, a piat and a mortar over a period of 6 days he. The staffordshire regiment 1st battalion home facebook. It fought on the western front in world war i as the 5th battalion of the north staffordshire regiment. Other event in lichfield, united kingdom by the staffordshire regiment museum on saturday, november 7 2020 with 833 people interested and 33 people going. Son of john charles mckenna of castlemaine, victoria, australia. The museum is situated alongside whittington barracks near lichfield, the historical home of the regiment, and houses a collection of around 11,000 items. To book visit the staffordshire regiment museum or call on 01543 434394.
Several books have been written about the wipers times, including a 1930 edition that. Staffordshire regiment museum military wiki fandom. A museum telling the heroic tale of the staffordshire regiment from their beginnings in 1705 until the present day as the mercian regiment the staffordshire regiment museum tells the story of the staffordshire regiment and all its antecedents from its formation in lichfield in 1705. Part of east midland brigade in east anglian division. View all hotels near the staffordshire regiment museum on tripadvisor. The staffordshire regiment museum will be holding a fascinating, interactive ww1 discovery day on monday february 16th. The south staffordshire regiment black country living museum. The staffordshire regiment museum is a military museum in staffordshire, england, dedicated to preserving the history of the staffordshire regiment the prince of waless, its antecedent regiments and its successor regiment, the mercian regiment, from 1705 to the present day. Find staffordshire regiment museum in lichfield, ws14. The military museum preserves the history of the regiment the prince of waless, its predecessors and its successor, the mercian regiment, covering the period from 1705 to the present.
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Entitled staffordshire goes to war the display will be hosted by the staffordshire regiment museum using some items from the national army museum nam. The earthwork patterns of practice trenches, beacon hill, wiltshire, during the war the. Photograph by lieutenantcolonel howard h c dent, world war one, western front, 1915. The staffordshire regiment was an infantry regiment of the british army, formed in 1959 by the amalgamation of the south staffordshire. It served in several campaigns, including the boer war and the first and second world wars. Chance for staffordshire regiment museum visitors to. The staffordshire regiment museum is offering one of the most authentic trench experiences in the uk, with tours of the museum s 500ft trench system taking place on bank holiday monday 26th may. For further details in respect of opening hours and costs, please visit the nottingham city council website here derby city museum and art gallery, the strand, derby has provided room to display artefacts of predecessor regiments, the sherwood foresters notts and derbys, the 95th derbyshire regiment, derbyshire militia and rifle corps.
Sixth bn, south staffordshire regiment unit histories. It will take place under the cover of darkness, giving a feel of what the trenches were really like during the war. The staffordshire regiment museum thank you to our. North staffordshire regiment in the great war the wartime. The staffordshire regiment museum is hosting its night in the trenches event on november 14. Visitors to a whittington museum will get the chance to immerse themselves in the life of a world war one soldier.
Life in the world war one trenches will be revisited during discovery days at the staffordshire regiment museum. Situated alongside dms whittington, formally whittington barracks, the regiments spiritual home, the museum. Nov 16, 2015 passionate volunteers gathered for a trench battle reenactment at the staffordshire regiment museum in lichfield. Both regular battalions of the south staffordshires served on the western front in 1914. This site is dedicated to the people who served queen and country in the staffords, to catch up with old friends. The south staffordshire regiment in the trenches at wulverghem, belgium, 1915. The units traditions are carried on today by the mercian regiment. Exhibition focuses on staffordshire regiments in ww1 first. Soldiers dog ran all the way from uk to the western front. The staffordshire regiment is 300 years old as of 2005 so bbc radio reporter tim beech went along to discover more about the life of the museum. Walk through a full sized wwi trench system or take cover in our air raid shelter and experience the blitz.
Uniformed guides will take you on a detailed tour of the trenches, let you try on the uniforms and handle the weapons and equipment used by the men. Restaurants near the staffordshire regiment museum. During world war i, trench warfare was a defensive military tactic used extensively. The staffordshire regiment museum is a military museum in staffordshire, england, preserving the history of the staffordshire regiment the prince of waless, its antecedent regiments and its successor regiment, the mercian regiment, from 1705 to the present. South staffordshire regiment the national archives.
The south staffordshire regiment was an infantry regiment of the british army, active between 1881 and 1959. The south staffordshire regiment the 8th service battalion. On top of the history they also provide some great insights into ww1 trench warfare through their trench tour and ww2 through their air raid shelter. Normal admission prices apply for those visitors entering the museum, taking trench tours etc.
We are always disappointed when we receive negative feedback, particularly on events such as this, which are amongst the most popular that the museum run. Exhibits include vehicles, weaponry and memorabilia relating to 300 years of regimental history. The trench dug out at the staffordshire regiment museum members of the team at whittington will dress in period costume to take visitors through the recreated front lines on august 17 and 31. The staffordshire regiment museum is a military museum in staffordshire, england, preserving. The staffordshire regiment was an infantry regiment of the british army. We encourage groups to book in advance as that enables us to ensure your visit is as enjoyable as possible. We are sorry to advise that the staffordshire regiment museum will be closed to the. William charles stanton of the south staffordshire regiment unit 26th bn. A note appeared in the hastings and st leonards observer last saturday. South staffordshire regiment soldiers and their units. With its replica world war 1 trench system the museum is able to present a variety.
The museum tells the story of the soldiers of the staffordshire regiment and its predecessors. My mothers uncle,who named her when she was born,died 6th august 1944. Come along and experience what life was like in the trenches during the first world war. He was born in stone, staffordshire in 1892 and died in persia modern day iran on the 1st october 1918. The regiment saw service in the second boer war, world war i and world war ii. Get contact details, videos, photos, opening times and map directions. Soldiers dog runs all the way from uk to the western front to be by masters side if anything is to warm your heart this christmas it will be the incredible story of a soldiers dog who loyally. The staffordshire regiment museum public group facebook. A fascinating museum with exhibits inside tracing the regiments history from the seventeen hundreds to the present day. C the staffordshire rangers was a volunteer unit of the british army from the potteries area around stokeontrent. With a classic woven check pattern and tassel trim, this is the ultimate scarf for autumnwinter layering. War diary 7 battalion north staffordshire regiment private. South staffordshire regiment 1st airborne division colour sergeant.146 632 1002 449 832 1414 1497 1324 879 1391 554 133 1171 1438 339 850 871 912 1232 416 51 1301 1185 680 1355 585 1155 97 380 1013 637 1151 1329 206 1266 1099