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Queen's Royal West Surrey Regiment Prisoners of War 1918

Prisoner of War band from a Great War scrap book compiled by Mrs Christabel Elias Morgan SHC ref: QRWS/30/ELLIAA/2SHC ref QRWS/1/5/1

The original volume is a register of prisoners of war, giving number, rank, name, name of 'adopters', number of parcels and relatives. It is arranged alphabetically and names were struck through on release.

This index has been supplemented with first names and transcriber's notes from other sources.

Abbreviations include:

  • MiC = Medals Index Card
  • CWGC = Commonwealth War Graves Commission website

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Image: Prisoner of War band from a Great War scrap book compiled by Mrs Christabel Elias Morgan (SHC ref QRWS/30/ELLIAA/2)


East Surrey Regiment 1st Battalion Part II Orders 1915-1918

SHC ref ESR/2/2/25

The Battalion Orders are weekly lists of deaths, hospital cases, postings, promotions, leave, ration allowance, missing, arrivals, departures, appointments, proficiency pay, honours and awards, transfers, punishments and courts martial.

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East Surrey Regiment 1st Battalion Rank and File Index 1916-1919

SHC ref ESR/2/3/29-30 (Composite index to both volumes)

The original volumes contain the following information:

ESR/2/3/29 Number; rank; name; company and date of joining. Other information for each soldier may include: date of hospitalisation; date of 'C.C.S'; date rejoined; date to England; date missing; date taken prisoner; date killed; appointments and promotions; remarks.

ESR/2/3/30 Number; rank; name; company and date of joining. Other information for each soldier may include: date of hospitalisation; date wounded; date of 'C.C.S'; date rejoined; date to England; date missing; date killed; remarks.

This index has been supplemented with first names and transcriber's notes from other sources.

Abbreviations include:

  • MiC = Medals Index Card
  • CCS = Casualty Clearing Station
  • MM = Military Medal
  • DCM = Distinguished Conduct Medal
  • VC = Victoria Cross

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Warlingham Military Hospital Chaplain's Department baptisms, confirmations and deaths 1917-1919

SHC ref 2128/3/15

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Queen's Royal West Surrey Regiment Rough Register of Recruits 1914-1917

SHC ref QRWS/1/3/3

This register is a rough recruitment register recording recruits who appear to have  enlisted mainly at Guildford. The register usually gives the recruit's name, age, and date of enlistment. General service recruits were expected to serve for the duration of the war, but the register records them agreeing to serve for either one or three years. Unfortunately the battalion is not specified, but comparison with the medal roll index cards and Commonwealth War Graves Commission online register suggests they served with 1st, 2nd, 6th, 7th and 8th Battalions of the Queen's, which includes the Service Battalions raised in Guildford in 1914.

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East Surrey Regiment scrapbook of press cuttings 1914-1916

SHC ref ESR/1/12/11

This scrapbook of press cuttings was compiled by Colonel H P Treeby, Commander of Depot during World War I.  There are newspaper cuttings relating to the regiment on the Western Front, casualty lists, appointments, promotions and recruiting.

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Surrey Military Tribunals 1915-1918 online on  Findmypast.co.uk

Dorking Rural District Local Military Service Tribunal registers 1916-1918 (SHC ref LA4/23/299-301)
Haslemere Local Military Service Tribunal Minutes 1915-1917 (SHC ref ACC1363/1/86)
Woking Local Military Service Tribunal letter books 1916-1918 (SHC ref 6198/16/1-6)
Surrey and Croydon Military Service Appeal Tribunal Guildford Committee 1916-1918 (SHC ref CC28/303B)

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Surrey Military records online on Ancestry.co.uk

Queen's Royal West Surrey Regiment enlistment registers 1920-1946 (7791/1/1/1-40); Queen's Royal West Surrey Regiment transfers in registers 1939-1947 (7791/1/2/1-23); Queen's Royal West Surrey Regiment World War II Honours Indexes [1939]-1946 (7791/1/4/1-3); Queen's Royal West Surrey Regiment nominal rolls of officers 1914-1918 (8227/1/1-16); East Surrey Regiment enlistment registers 1920-1946 (7791/2/1/1-22); East Surrey Regiment transfers in registers 1924-1946 (7991/2/2/1-15); East Surrey Regiment World War II Honours Indexes [1939]-1946 (7791/2/5/1-2); East Surrey Regiment nominal rolls of officers 1914-1919 (8227/2/1-12); and 21st-24th Battalions the London Regiment nominal rolls of officers 1914-1918 (8227/3/1-4) are available to search and view online on Ancestry.co.uk.

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East Surrey Regiment Boer War medals 1899-1902

SHC ref ESR/3/6/4
This index is from the digest of service for the 2nd Battalion in South Africa, which, as well as recording the battalion's activities during the war, also gives the name, rank and number of those who received the South Africa Medal,  as well as those soldiers who were wounded.

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Queen’s Royal West Surrey Regiment Boer War medals 1901-1903

SHC refs QRWS/3/2/1, 2, 4, 5
These are the nominal rolls and medals rolls of the 2nd Battalion.  The records give name, rank, number, company and details of medals and clasps the men were entitled to.
Also included in this index are some entries from the correspondence of the 1st Battalion regarding colours.  (SHC ref QRWS/2/5/1).

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