A battalion history of the 2nd/4th Battalion of the Hampshire Regiment which was formed on Salisbury Plain in September 1914 after the outbreak of the Great War as a unit intended for home service. It became part of the 2/1st Hampshire Brigade in the 2nd Wessex Division. In December 1914 the battalion sailed for India; and from there sailed for Suez, landing in Egypt in May 1917. In May 1918 the battalion sailed for France, landing in Marseilles on June 1. It saw action in the great Allied ‘100 Days’ offensive which led to the Armistice in November. Illustrated with maps, Roll of Honour, Honours and Awards, complete this history.
2/4th HAMPSHIRE REGIMENT 1914-1918
Unit history of the 2nd/4th battalion of the Hampshire Regiment. Raised in September 1914 and intended for Home and Empire defence, the unit served in India and Egypt before sailing for France in time for the 100 Days campaign leading to the 1918 Armistice. Illustrated with maps, awards and Roll of Honour.