3rd Battalion, Duke of Wellington's Regiment (West Riding)

The 3rd Battalion of the Duke of Wellington's Regiment (West Riding) was a militia battalion in the British Army.


Following the Childers Reforms[1] the 6th West York Militia was redesignated as the 3rd & 4th Militia Battalions of the Duke of Wellington's Regiment. In 1890, these two were amalgamated to form the 3rd Battalion of the Regiment.

In 1908, the battalion was transferred to the Army Reserves as the 3rd (Reserve) Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment.

Boer War (1899-1902)

The 3rd (Militia) Battalion served in South Africa from 17 January 1900 to 28 May 1902, arriving into Cape Town on 23 March 1900.[2]

First World War

Under the command of Lieut.-Colonel H. H. Wayman, the battalion was mobilised on 8 August 1914 and proceeded to Sunderland, Gateshead and then Earlsden. The men constructed trenches and barbed wire entanglements at all three locations, and undertook training before being reassigned.[3]

Selected Personnel

For details of individuals who served in the 3rd Battalion, see:


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