Summary of where the Sherwood Foresters fought in the first World War
Armentieres 1914, Gallipoli 1915, Egypt 1916, Aisne 1914-18, France and Flanders 1914-18, Neuve Chappelle 1915, Loos 1915, Aubers, Hooge 1915, Ancre 1916, Somme 1916-18, Albert 1916-18, Bazentin, Delville Wood, Pozieres, Ginchy, Flers-Courcelette, Morval, Thiepval, Le Transloy, Ancre Heights, Rosieres, Langemarck 1917, Passchendaele 1917, Messines 1917, Arras 1917-18, Cambrai 1917-18, Italy 1917-18, Vimy 1917-18, Scarpe 1917-18, Ypres 1917-18, Bapaume 1918, St Quentin Canal 1918, Pilckem, Menin Road, Kemmel, Polygon Wood, Broodseinde, Poelcappelle, St Quentin, Villers Bretoneux Lys, Bailleul, Scherpenberg, Amiens, Drocourt-Queant, Epehy, Hindenburg Line, Canal du Nord, Beaurevoir, Courtrai, Selle, Sambre, Piave, Suvla, Landing at Suvla, Scimitar Hill.
Where the sherwood foresters fought in the First World War
25th April 1915
The 9th Battalion took part in the Gallipoli campaign in 1915. It gained a name for its stubborn fighting qualities similar to those of the 45th Foot some 100 years before.
The campaign came to an end January 1916.
12th February 1916
1st Garrison Battalion moves
On the 12th February the 1st Garrison Battalion moved to Alexandria in Egypt and ten days later moved to Port Said where they took up Garrison Duties to guard against any possible German or Turkish interest.
The battalion moved around Egypt. The were at Ismailia in November 1916 and Der El Belah (Suez Camp) in May 1917.
The Territorial Battalions (2/5th, 2/6th, 2/7th & 2/8th) landed in Dublin. They remained in Ireland untill 1917, and then went to the Western Front.
The 11th Battalion moved to Northern Italy to assist against the German/Austrian forces. They won further renown for its successful stand at Asiago. In October 1918 the 11th Battalion returned to France and took part in the final offensive.
First World WAR sHERWOOD fORESTER fACTS
Men served in the Regiment: 140,000
Battle Honours : 57
Victoria Cross’s awarded: 9
Men who did not come home: 11,409