About Us

The Cambs Regt 1914-18 website is run by three dedicated and long-time Cambs historians (please click here for more info). It is the public front for over six decades of combined personal research into the Cambridgeshire Regiment TF. The information on this site represents a general overview of the events and activities of the ‘Cambs Terriers’ from 1908 to 1920. If you have any more specific enquiries please contact us at the email address at the bottom of the page.

The site is updated regularly and we are adding detailed accounts and articles around the dates of key events as part of our way of marking the centenary anniversary.  We are also regularly adding biographies of a wide variety of Cambs soldiers, showcasing their experiences while serving with the regiment as well as their life out of uniform.

One of the aims of the site when we started planning it was to provide the descendants of Cambs soldiers with a source of accurate information on the regiment and its activities. Since the launch of the site we have received a large volume of inquiries and we are always happy to help people who are looking to research their relatives time with the Cambridgeshires.

While we have established a vast database of information on the regiment and the individual ‘Cambs Terriers’ we are always still very keen to hear from anyone with information, pictures, or items connected to the Cambridgeshire Regiment. We are also always happy to help identify and advise about items and objects including how to preserve them.

One of our long-term projects is the identification of Cambs soldiers in photographs. If you have any images, especially that are named, we would very much like to hear from you. Putting a name to a face in one photo can lead to that person being identified in other images we have.

If you are looking to get in contact then please email us at cambsregt@gmail.com or come and see us at one of our numerous talks or family history events.

Talks

Over the years we have given numerous talks and presentations on the Cambridgeshires to a wide range of groups and organisations. Our talks are usually individually tailored and include many examples and stories of the local men from the specific area the talk is being given. The talks all include a detailed PowerPoint presentation and are accompanied by a good selection of relevant images. The list of available talks include:

A County's Terriers at War - The Cambridgeshire Regiment in the Great War.

From Rifle Volunteers to the Royal Anglian Regiment - A brief history of the Cambridgeshire Regiment, including its forebearers and its descendants.

The Cambs on the Somme - A detailed look at the Cambridgeshire Regiment's role in the 1916 Somme Offensive, including the famous capture of the Schwaben Redoubt.

From Cam Grove to the Canal Bank - A look at the Cambridgeshire Regiment's time in the Ypres Salient in both 1915 and 1917.

Cambridge Blue and Flanders Mud - The Cambridgeshire Regiment and the Third Battle of Ypres including the attacks at St Julien and Tower Hamlets.

Retreat and Advance - The Cambridgeshire Regiment in 1918 including the German Spring Offensive and the final Allied Hundred Days Offensive.

If you are interested in booking a talk on the Cambs for your group or organisation please contact us at cambsregt@gmail.com or fill in the Contact Form to discuss availability and fees.

Family History Days

Alongside our friends from organisations such as the Hunts Cyclist Battalion Website and Skylark Battlefield Tours we attend a variety of family history events around the county each year. At these events we offer expert advice and assistance on researching peoples relatives in the Great War. We recently organised the highly successful Cambridge University Library First World War Family History Day, details of this event can be found by clicking here.

If you are interested in further details, or would like to arrange for us to attend an event please contact us at cambsregt@gmail.com or fill in the Contact Form.

Who We Are

Cliff Brown

With an interest in the Cambridgeshire Regiment for more than 30 years, Cliff is a journalist who has also researched many of the county's war memorials and the stories of soldiers who fought in the First World War. He is a long-time member of the Western Front Association and former chairman of its Cambridgeshire branch.

Felix Jackson

Felix has had a lifelong interest in military history and has a background in vintage aviation, photography, military antiques and collectables. He has been researching the Cambridgeshire Regiment for over fifteen years and also specialises in the research of First World War soldiers especially those associated with the county of Cambridgeshire. He regularly gives talks and presentations on the Cambridgeshire Regiment as well as organising museum events. He is a member of the Orders and Medals Research Society.

Robin James

Robin is a chartered academic librarian at the University of Cambridge and is an ex member of D (Cambridgeshire) Company, VI (Vol) Battalion, The Royal Anglian Regiment. He has been researching the history and men of the Cambridgeshire Regiment for over twenty years and has a particular interest in military medals. He is a member of the Orders and Medals Research Society, with a focus on collecting medals awarded to the Cambridgeshire Regiment for gallantry and long service.

Project Supporters

With special thanks to Martin Boswell, Chairman of the Cambridgeshire Regiment Collection and all those that have supported us with this website.

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This site went live on the 14th February 2015 to mark  100 years since the 1/1st Cambs went off to war.

WE WILL REMEMBER THEM

Copyright 2015, 2016, 2017 by Felix Jackson. The information and images on this site should not be reproduced without prior permission.