The Biscuit Boys

Section 3000


The Royal Berks in WW1

We start with an overall summary for each battalion and then a summary of their itineraries. You can read all their war diaries at The Wardrobe

Battalion Summaries:-

x3091-1st Battalion
x3092-
2nd Battalion
x3093-
1st/4th Battalion
x3094-
2nd/4th Battalion
x3095-
5th Battalion
x3096-
6th Battalion
x3097-
7th Battalion
x3098-
8th Battalion
x3099-
The Other Battalions

Battalion Itineraries:

x3441-1st Battalion
x3442-
2nd Battalion
x3443-
1st/4th Battalion
x3444-
2nd/4th Battalion
x3445-
5th Battalion
x3446-
6th Battalion
x3447-
7th Battalion
x3448-
8th Battalion
n3449-
The Other Battalions



During the war most of the battalions stayed with the same brigade and worked in close support with the other battalions of those brigades. You may like to refer to their x3019-
Colleagues

The War is divided up into a number of phases based upon the major battles of WW1. There will be a section for each battalion of the Royal Berks that took part in this battle. Between the start of one phase and the next will be an interlude for those battalions which did not take part and to bring the participating battalions up to the start of the next battle. Within each phase or interlude you can click onto the battalion to see their participation.


Phase 1 The Retreat from Mons Aug-Sept 1914

1st

Interlude 1 August to December 1914
2nd | 3rd | 1st/4th | 2nd/4th | 5th | 6th | 7th | 8th | 9th


x3448-Phase 2 Holding the Line Sept 1914 to March 1915

1st | 2nd


x3189-Phase 2A First Ypres

1st


x3190-Phase 3 First Counter Attacks> March to May 1915

1st | 2nd | 1/4th |


x3200-Phase 4 The Build Up March to August 1915

1st | 2nd | 1/4th | 2/4th | 5th | 6th | 8th


x3210-Phase 5 The Battle of Loos Sept - Nov 1915

1st | 2nd | 5th | 8th

Interlude 5 September 1915 to June 1916
1st | 2nd | 3rd | 1/4th | 2/4th | 3/4th | 5th | 6th | 7th | 8th | 9th | Works Companies | 10th | HSG


x3230-Phase 6 The Battles of the Somme July to September 1916

1st | 2nd | 1/4th | 2/4th | 5th | 6th | 8th

x3240-Interlude 6 July 1916 to March 1917
1st | 2nd | 3rd | 1/4th | 2/4th | 5th | 6th | 7th | 8th | 10th | 11th | 12th | 13th |


x3250-Phase 7 The Battle of Arras April to May 1917

1st | 5th

x3260-Interlude 7 April to June 1917
1st | 2nd | 3rd | 1/4th | 2/4th | 5th | 6th | 7th | 8th | 10th | 11th | 12th | 13th


x3270-Phase 8 The Third battle of Ypres July-Nov 1917

2nd | 1/4th | 2/4th | 6th

x3280-Interlude 8 July to October 1917
1st |3rd | 1/4th | 2/4th | 5th | 6th | 7th | 8th |


x3290-Phase 9 The Battle of Cambrai Nov to Dec 1917

1st | 2/4th | 5th

x3300-Interlude 9 November 1917 to February 1918
1st | 2nd | 3rd | 1/4th | 2/4th | 5th | 6th | 7th | 8th


x3310-Phase 10 The German Offensive March to June 1918

2nd | 2/4th | 5th | 8th

x3320-Interlude 10 March to June 1918
1st | 2nd | 3rd | 1/4th | 2/4th | 7th


x3330-Phase 11 The final Advance July to November 1918

1st | 2nd | 1/4th | 2/4th | 5th | 7th | 8th


x3340-Phase 12 Armistice and Beyond November 1918-1920

1st | 2nd | 3rd | 1/4th | 2/4th | 5th | 7th | 8th


Phase 13 The Bolshevik Front

1st | 2nd | 7th










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