Denis George Wyldbore Hewitt


2nd Lt. Denis George Wyldbore Hewitt, 14th Battalion Hampshire Regiment.
 31 July 1917 north-east of Ypres, Belgium
For most conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty when in command of a Company in attack. When his first objective had been captured he re-organised the Company and moved forward towards his objective. While waiting for the barrage to lift he was hit by a piece of shell, which exploded the signal lights in his haversack, and set fire to his equipment and clothes. Having extinguished the flames, in spite of his wound and the severe pain he was suffering, he led forward the remains of the Company under very heavy machine gun fire, and captured and consolidated his objective. He was subsequently killed by a sniper while inspecting the consolidation and encouraging his men. This gallant Officer set a magnificent example of coolness and contempt of danger to the whole Battalion, and it was due to his splendid leading that the final objective of his Battalion was gained. (LG 14/09/17
Montague Shadworth Seymour Moore.


Montague Shadworth Seymour Moore, Second Lieutenant, attached 15th Battalion Hampshire Regt.
 On 20 September 1917 near Tower Hamlets, east of Ypres, Belgium, Second Lieutenant Moore volunteered to make a fresh attack on a final objective and went forward with some 70 men, but they met such heavy opposition that when he arrived at his objective he had only one sergeant and four men. Nothing daunted he at once bombed a large dug-out, taking 28 prisoners, two machine-guns and a light field-gun. Gradually more officers and men arrived, numbering about 60 and he held the post for 36 hours beating off counter-attacks, until his force was reduced to 10 men. He eventually got away his wounded and withdrew under cover of thick mist.
George Raymond Dallas Moor

Second Lieutenant George Raymond Dallas Moor, 3rd Battalion, The Hampshire Regiment.
For most conspicuous bravery and resource on 5th June, 1915, during operations south of Krithia, Dardanelles. When a detachment of a battalion on his left, which had lost all its officers, was rapidly retiring before a heavy Turkish attack, Second Lieutenant Moor, immediately grasping the danger to the remainder of the line, dashed back some- 200 yards, stemmed the retirement, led back the men, and recaptured the lost trench.
This young officer, who only joined the- Army in October, 1914, by his personal bravery and presence of mind, saved a dangerous situation.
LG 23/7/1915
John Worthy Chaplin

John Worthy Chaplin (Ensign, Afterwards Colonel 107th Regiment)
67th South Hampshire Regiment.

ON August 21, 1860, at the storming of the North Taku Forts in the China War, this officer behaved with distinguished gallantry. He carried the Queen's colour of the regiment, and planted it upon the breach made by the storming party, later on doing the same on the cavalier of the fort, he being the first man to mount it. He was severely wounded.

Colonel Chaplin, born on July 23, 1840, was educated at Harrow, and entered the Army in 1858. Served also in Afghan War, 1879-80.

Thomas Lane

Thomas Lane (Private)
67th South Hampshire Regiment

ON August 21, 1860, at the attack on the North Taku Forts, in China, Lane and his officer, Lieutenant Nathaniel Burslem (V.C.), swam the ditch, and, persevering in their attempts to enlarge the opening in the wall of the fort, made a breach, through which they forced their way, before an entrance had been effected by any of our troops. During this courageous act they were both severely wounded.

Lane died in 1887.

Nathaniel Burslem

Nathaniel  Burslem (Lieutenant, afterwards Captain)
67th South Hampshire Regiment

ASSOCIATED on August 21, 1860, with Thomas Lane (V.C.), in a most gallant act during the storming of the North Taku Forts in China. These two men swam the ditch, and, before the entrance of the fort had been effected by any one, persevered in their endeavours to enlarge an opening in the wall, through which they eventually forced their way, both being severely wounded.

Afterwards, on obtaining his company, he exchanged into the 60th Rifles.

Edmund Henry Lenon

Edmund Henry Lenon (Lieutenant, Afterwards Major)
67th South Hampshire Regiment

ON August 21, 1860, the Taku Forts were attacked and captured—about 500 of our men being killed and wounded. When the moment of assault came, Lieutenant Lenon, with some others, sprang into the ditch, which was filled with water, and swam across, entering through the embrasures. He was the third to gain a footing on the walls.


Medals of the Regiments:
The Hampshire Regiment

WW2 economy plastic cap badge: The Hampshire RegimentCap Badge; The Royal Hampshire Regiment
WW2 economy issue cap badge in light bronze coloured plastic.
 (also produced in normal bi-metal)
( Kipling and King reference 2236)
Post 1946 badge design with the Royal title added and crown above. This version bi-metal with "King's" crown - also found with Queen's crown and in anodised aluminium. (Kipling and King reference 1997)

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The Hampshire Regiment

1702 - 1992
pre 1881post 1881
37th (North Hampshire) Regiment of Foot1st Battalion The Hampshire Regiment
67th (South Hampshire) Regiment of Foot 2nd Battalion The Hampshire Regiment
Earliest recognised formation: 37th Regiment: 1702 when raised as Meredith's Regiment, becoming the "37th" in 1751
67th Regiment; 1756,  (Redesignation of the 2nd Battalion, 20th Foot)
Motto: ?
Regimental Journal:  Royal Hampshire Regiment Magazine
WWI:Battle Honours; 82Victoria Crosses; 3Died; 7580
WWII:    Battle Honours; 56Victoria Crosses;  3?Died;  ???
Amalgamated:1992, with the Queen's Regiment to form: The Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment (Queen's and Royal Hampshires)

Peninsula War 1808 - 1814.  67th Regiment; a second battalion of the 67th were raised in 1803 and it's this battalion which served at Barrosa. ( Btn disbanded 1817)

Military General Service Medal 1793 - 1814 clasp:


Two officers and one NCO of the 37th foot also qualified for a medal:  Sgt John Dunn (1 clasp), Captain G.W. Paty  (6 clasps) and Captain James Jackson (9 clasps)

Battle Honours: Barrosa, Peninsula.


Nepal War 1814-16 67th Regiment.

Army of India Medal 1799 - 1826




India Mutiny 1857  37th Regiment.

India Mutiny Medal. 1857 -59

Relief of Lucknow



Second China War 1856-60  67th Regiment

Second China Medal1856-60

Taku Forts 1860
Pekin 1860

An interesting table at the end of the roll for the 67th is reproduced here:

CaptainsSubalternsStaffSergeantsCorporals DrummersPrivatesHospital
Entitled to medal & Clasps Pekin & Taku451433934186331751
Entitled to medal & Clasp Taku  2256 851101
Entitled to medal & Clasp Pekin    21 5 8
Entitled to medal only 1  1  5 7



*A further 7 names on a supplementary roll can be added to this figure, whether these extra 7 medals have clasps or not is not indicated.


Battle Honours: Taku Forts, Pekin 1860

VCs, 4: 
Lenon,   Burslem,   Lane,    Chaplin.


Afghan War 1878 67th Regiment

Afghanistan Medal 1878  -1880

number:87 ?676 ?679 ?5 ?944 ?

These figures are approximate due to damage to the original roll, actual totals could be a few  higher.

Titled "The Hampshire Regiment" in 1881 (1st and 2nd Battalions)

Third Anglo-Burmese War 1885-87 2nd Battalion.  (1st Battalion also served during 1888, qualifying for the later clasp)

India General Service Medal 1854 - 95

 2nd Battalion1st Battalion
Burma 1885-7
Burma 1887-89

Battle Honour: Burma 1885-7


Operations in Matabeleland and Rhodesia 1896 2nd Battalion

British South Africa Company Medal 1890 -1897

reverseRhodesia 1896
numbers :25



Anglo-Boer War 1899 - 1902  2nd Battalion (Jan 1900 - end of the war)

Queen's South Africa Medal 1899-1902, with or without the King's South Africa Medal 1901 - 1902

Common clasps: Cape Colony, Transvaal, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902; also:

OfficersNCOs and Men
KIA & DOWWoundedMissing / POWKIA & DOWDeath from disease WoundedMissing / POW

*These figures include 40 killed in a train crash near Barberton.


Battle Honours: Paardeburg, South Africa 1900-1902


Somaliland Operations 1902-04 1st Battalion

Africa General Service 1899-1956

Somaliland 1902-04

The Great War 1914 - 1918  raised 32 battalions, 17 served overseas:-

Generally awarded the British War Medal & Victory Medal, most men overseas prior to 1/1/1916 also a 1914 or 1914-15 Star.

Battalion →1 2*1/4**2/41/52/51/61/72/71/81/910111214151st
date of first overseas service.
 (first theatre red x )
France & Flandersxx x        xxxxx
Gallipoli x       x x     
Egypt & Palestine x x
Mesopotamia  x
Macedonia           x x   
Italy               x 
North Russia x               
South Russia  x              
Siberia          x
Persia  x              
Aden       x
India  xxxxxxx x      
possible ?
1914 or 1914-15 x                
or 1914-15 only xx      x xxx   
VCs at a glance              
Extracted from : "Soldiers / Officers Died in the Great War" (consider approximate - in addition 119 officers are recorded with 'battalion not shown'  or with battalions not shown here)

* The second battalion was in India when war broke out and returned first to the UK. Moved to Egypt - Lemnos- Gallipoli (1st day Landers 25/04/15)
**1 company of the 1/4th captured at Kut al Amara 29/4/16, remainder formed a composite Btn with 1/5th Buffs until 19/6/16.

RegularTerritorial ForceNew ArmiesGarrison.

Territorial Force War Medal 1914-19
1507 officers and men of the Hampshire Regiment also qualified for this medal.


Battle Honours: Retreat from Mons; Ypres 1915, 1917, 1918; Somme 1916, 1918; Arras 1917, 1918; Cambrai 1917, 1918; Doiran 1917, 1918; Landing at Helles; Suvla; Gaza; Kut al Amara 1915, 1917. Le Cateau; Marne 1914, 1918; Aisne 1914; Armentières 1914; St Julien; Frezenberg; Bellewaarde; Albert 1916; Guillemont; Ginchy; FlersCourcelette; Thiepval; Le Transloy; Ancre Heights; Ancre 1916; Vimy 1917; Scarpe 1917, 1918; Messines 1917; Pilckem 1917; Langemarck 1917; Menin Road; Polygon Wood; Broodseinde; Poelcapelle; Passchendaele; St Quentin; Bapaume 1918; Rosières; Lys; Estaires; Hazebrouck; Bailleul; Kemmel; Béthune; Tardenois; Drocourt-Quéant; Hindenburg Line; Havrincourt; Canal du Nord; Courtrai; Selle; Valenciennes; Sambre; France and Flanders 1914-18; Italy 1917-18; Kosturino; Struma; Macedonia 1915-18; Helles; Krithia; Sari Bair; Landing at Suvla; Scimitar Hill; Gallipoli 1915-16; Egypt 1915-17; El Mughar; Nebi Samwil; Jerusalem; Jaffa; Tell'Asur; Megiddo, Sharon; Palestine 1917-18; Aden; Shaiba; Tigris 1916; Baghdad; Shargat Mesopotamia 1915-18; Persia 1918-19; Archangel 1919; Siberia 1918-19.

VCs: 3;    Moor,   Hewitt   &   Moore


Third Afghan War 1919. 1/5th Battalion

India General Service Medal 1908

Afghanistan N.W.F. 1919

Mohmand Campaign 1935 1st Battalion.

India General Service Medal 1908

North West Frontier 1935

Operations on the North West Frontier 1936-39 1st Battalion

India General Service Medal 1936-39


North  West Frontier 1937-36

North West Frontier 1937-39


Jewish / Arab Unrest, Palestine 1936 - 39 1st Battalion

General Service Medal 1918 -62




WW2 1939 - 1945  

Battalion →1st2nd1/4th5th2/4th7th
campaign ↓      
France and
Belgium 1940.
(Dunkirk )
North Africa & Middle Eastx
Malta Defence
Far East      
Sicily / Italyxxxxx 
N.W. Europex    x


 231st Inf. Bde
21/2/41 - 31/8/45
Malta Defence to 30/3/43.
D-Day Landers.
128th Inf. Bde 10/5/43 - 31/8/45128th Inf. Bde 3/9/39 - 31/8/45128th Inf. Bde 3/9/39 - 31/8/43
28th Inf. Bde
24/3/44 - 31/8/45
130th Inf Bde.
3/9/39 - 31/8/45
entered NW Europe theatre 24/6/44. UK prior to this.

WW2 Stars common to the Battalion. (excluding 39-45 star )
 Key: A = Africa, P = Pacific, B =  Burma, I = Italy,  F&G = France and Germany

 A, I, F&GA, IA, IA, IA, IF& G

Most also entitled to the 1939-45 War Medal and many the Defence Medal


Battle Honours: Dunkirk 1940; Normandy Landing; Caen; Rhine; Tebourba Gap; Hunt's Gap; Salerno; Cassino II; Gothic Line; Malta 1941-2.  Tilly sur Seulles; Hill 112; Mont Pinçon; turques; St Pierre La Vieille; Nederrijn; Roer; Rhineland; Goch; North-West Europe 1940, 1944-5; Sidi Nsir; Montagne Farm; Fondouk; Pichon; El Kourzia; Ber Rabai; North Africa 1940-3; Landing in Sicily; Regalbuto; Sicily 1943; Landing at Porto San Venere; Salerno Hills; Battipaglia; Cava di Tirreni; Volturno Crossing; Garigliano Crossing; Damiano; Monte Ornito; Cerasola; Massa Vertecchi; Trasimene Line; Advance to Florence; Monte Gridolfo; Montegaudio; Coriano; Montilgallo; Capture of Forli; Cosina Canal Crossing; Lamone Crossing; Pideura; Rimini Line; Montescudo; Frisoni; Italy 1943-5; Athens; Greece 1944-5.

VCs, ?; Le Patourel,   Wakeford,    

Granted the 'Royal' title in 1946 to become 'The Royal Hampshire Regiment'

Jewish / Arab Unrest, Palestine 1945 - 48 1st Battalion

General Service Medal 1918 -62


Palestine 1945-48

Regulars reduced to a single battalion (the 1st ) 1948

The Malaya Emergency: Operations against Communist insurgents. 1948-60 1st Battalion (1954-56)

General Service Medal 1918 - 62




Northern Ireland "The Troubles"  1969-2007 1st Battalion (various tours 1972 -1991 )

General Service Medal 1962-


Northern Ireland


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Selected Links

The Regimental Museum.


Selected Bibliography;

Richard Cannon, EsqHistorical Record of The Sixty-Seventh, or The South Hampshire Regiment; containing an Account of the Formation of the Regiment in 1758, and of its subsequent Services to 1849.  52 ppLondon: Parker, Furnivall, & Parker, 1849
 F. E. StevensThe Battle Story of the Hampshire Regiment 1702-1919. By. With Foreword by the Right Hon. The Earl of Selborne. Southampton:65 ppHampshire Advertiser Company Ltd. [1919].
C. T. AtkinsonRegimental History of The Royal Hampshire Regiment. .
Vol. 1. To 1914.  497 pp
Vol. 2. 1914-1918.  515 pp
Glasgow: printed for the Regiment by Robert Maclehose & Co. Ltd., 1950-52
David Scott DaniellRegimental History of The Royal Hampshire Regiment. Vol. 3. 1918-1954. Foreword by Lieut.-Gen. Sir Frederick A. M. Browning.  294 pp.Aldershot: Gale & Polden Ltd., 1955
(Ed) Major W. S. CowlandSome Account of the 10th and 12th Battalions The Hampshire Regiment, 1914 1918.. 78 pp. Winchester: Warren and Son Ltd. [1930]
A. WykesThe Royal Hampshire Regiment.  127 pp.London: Leo Cooper, 1968;


Additional Bibliography for this Page.

Officers of the Regiment.Unpublished rolls in the care of the National Archives; WO 100/ etc.-
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