48th & 58th Regiments/Northamptonshire/East Anglian Brigade/Royal Anglian Regiment
Below is some genealogy information on the 48th & 58th Regiments, Northamptonshire, East Anglian Brigade and the Royal Anglian Regiment of the British army that may help searches for military ancestors.
Description: They were formed in 1881 by an amalgamation of the 48th (Northamptonshire) Regiment of Foot, the 58th (Rutlandshire) Regiment of Foot), the Northamptonshire and Rutland Militia and the 1st Northamptonshire Rifle Volunteer Corps. They saw action in the Boer Wars, fighting at Belmont and Graspan, Laing's Neck, Magersfontein, Majuba Hill and Modder River. During the First World War they fought across the Western, Turkish, African and Middle-Eastern fronts fighting at battles such as Mons, Marne, Aisne, the 1st battle of Ypres, Neuve Chapelle, Aubers Bridge, Loos, the Somme (1916), the Hindenburg Line and Passchendaele. During the Second World War they fought across the Western, African and Far-Eastern fronts. In 1960 they were merged with the Royal Lincolnshire Regiment, forming the 2nd East Anglian Regiment (Duchess of Gloucester's Own Royal Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire). In 1964 they became part of the Royal Anglian Regiment. Their nickname is The Black Cuffs or The Steelbacks.
- Boer war: Belmont and Graspan
- Boer war: Laing's Neck
- Boer war: Magersfontein
- Boer war: Majuba Hill
- Boer war: Modder River
- WWI: Mons
- WWI: Marne
- WWI: Aisne
- WWI: 1st battle of Ypres
- WWI: Neuve Chapelle
- WWI: Aubers Bridge
- WWI: Loos
- WWI: Somme (1916)
- WWI: Hindenburg Line
- WWI: 3rd battle of Ypres
- Harold John Ashby Brashier. Private. Enlisted 28 October 1914.
- Harold John Ashby Brashier. Private. Died 6 June 1915. Theatre: Home.
- Alfred Charles Battams. Sergeant. Died 17 February 1917. Theatre: France & Flanders.
- William Harold Battams. Lance-Corporal. Died 25 September 1915. Theatre: France & Flanders.
- Walter Barnard. Private. Died 27 September 1915. Theatre: France & Flanders.
- A history of the 48th & 58th Regiments, Northamptonshire, East Anglian Brigade and Royal Anglian regiments.
- Wikipedia: Northamptonnshire regiment