2nd Battalion, Duke of Wellington's Regiment (West Riding)

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The 2nd Battalion of the Duke of Wellington's Regiment (West Riding) was a regular battalion in the British Army.


Boer War (1899-1902)

The 2nd Battalion fought in the war as part of the Burma Mounted Infantry.

First World War

At the outbreak of hostilities, the 2nd Battalion formed part of the British Expeditionary Force and was deployed into France in August 1914 as part of the 13th Brigade in the 5th Division. They took part in the first major battle of the war at Mons, followed by the rearguard action at the Battle of Le Cateau during the retreat from Mons. They subsequently took part in battles at Marne, Aisne, La Bassée, the first Battle of Ypres and also the Battle of Hill 60, during which they suffered 421 casualties.

The battalion was transferred to the 4th Division in January 1916 and saw action on the Somme as well as taking part in battles at Arras, Ypres, Lys, and Canal du Nord.

Selected Personnel

For details of individuals who served in the 2nd Battalion, see:


Notes and References

2nd Battalion, Duke of Wellington's Regiment (West Riding)


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This page was last modified on 17 March 2019 and has been edited by Dave Pattern.

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