Recent Updates and Announcement

16th November 2017 - Biography of the only CO of the 1/1st Cambs to be killed during the War, Lt Col Edward Saint DSO, added to the biography page.

4th October 2017 - Major overhaul of the site, including the menus. New pictures also added to many pages.

4th October 2017 - Biography of Sidney Maskell added to the Biography page.

26th September 2017 - 100 years exactly since the Cambs attack on Joist Redoubt at Tower Hamlets Ridge we add a detailed look at the attack to the 1917 page.

25th September 2017 - Aftermath of Battle - August 1917 added to the 1917 page.

21st Sept 2017 - A look at the History of the Cambridgeshire Regiment Old Comrades Association added to the site.

31st July 2017 - 100 years after the start of the 3rd Battle of Ypres we take a detailed look at the 1/1st Battalion's fighting around St Julien on 31st July 1917.

28th July 2017 - EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT - First World War Family History Day & Lilian Ream Portrait Exhibition at Wisbech Library, Saturday, 19th August 2017. Please click here for further information.

27th May 2017 - EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT - First World War Family History Event & Cambs at the 3rd Battle of Ypres Exhibition. Cambridge University Library, Saturday, 16th September, 2017. Further details can be found here.

8th May 2017 - An account of the Cambs time around Ypres from April to May 1917, including the successful Candian Trench raid added to the 1917 page.

19th April 2017 - A detailed look at the winter of 1916-17, spent at Ypres, titled Return to Ypres, Fattening up for Spring, added to the 1917 page. Biography of "Cambs Gunner" Sgt Fred Stearn added to bio page.

11th April 2017 - We (finally) conclude our study of the Cambs involvement in the capture of the Schwaben Redoubt with Part 7 - Counter-Attacks & Relief added to the site.

4th April 2017 - Two pages added to the Schwaben Redoubt series. Part 5 - Strong Points & Riddell Trench, looks at the fighting in the Redoubt. Part 6 - Gallant Deeds, looks at some of the men and their actions.

18th March 2017 - Part 4 of our detailed look at the capture of the Schwaben Redoubt added to the 1916 page, this article focuses on the opening stages of the attack. Biography of "Cambs Gunner" Percy Walker MM* BEM added to bio page.

15th March 2017 - Biography of the Cambs most successful wartime Commanding Officer, Sir E P A Riddell KCMG DSO** added to the bio page.

1st March 2017 - A study of one of the trench raids carried out by the Cambs on the Somme, titled Raiders on the Somme added to the 1916 page. Biography of Capt Marr DSO MC added to biography page.

14th February 2017 - Two years since this site first went live. Detailed account of the Cambs part in the 3rd September attack on the Somme added to the 1916 page. Biography of legendary Cambs officer Eric Wood MC & Bar added to the biography page.

29th January 2017 - Arrival on the Somme - a detailed account of the first few days the Cambs spent on the Somme in 1916 added to the 1916 page

22nd January 2017 - Part 3 of our look at the Schwaben attack, titled Misfortune & Postponement added to the 1916 page. A detailed look at The Missing - the men with no known grave added to The Cost page

9th December 2016 - Biographies of Sgt Bert Death DCM & 2nd Lt Herbert Howard DCM added to the biography page.

13th November 2016 - To mark the 100th anniversary of the attack a study of the highly successful attack by the Cambs at St Pierre Divion, 13th November 1916 added to the 1916 page.

28th October 2016 - Part 2 of our in-depth study of the Cambs attack on the Schwaben added - Riddell's Plan

14th October 2016 - Part 1 of our detailed look at the Cambs famous successful attack on the Schwaben Redoubt added to the 1916 page

7th September 2016 - Biography of Colonel Philip Cutlack added to the biography page.

8th August 2016 - A study of the young pre-war, Territorials, bandsmen and underage wartime volunteers who served in the Cambs added to the Who Were the Cambs page.

4th August 2016 - New Twitter account ( @Cambs_Regt_1418 ) for the website linked to pages on the site.

7th July 2016 - Replacing the Casualties, a study of the reinforcement drafts sent to the Western Front by the Regiment's Reserve Battalions.

22nd June 2016 - In depth account of the Cambs time in the trenches from May 1916 through to mid-August 1916 added to the 1916 page.

24th May 2016 - New event announced - First World War Family History Day & Cambs on the Somme Exhibition at Ely Museum, 2nd & 3rd July.

13th May 2016 - A Detailed History of the Cambs Machine Gun Section added to the Cambs at War Page

4th May 2016 - Biography of Pharmacist & later Mayor of Cambridge - Major Ernest Saville Peck added to Bio page.

28th April 2016 - In depth look at the Cambs return to the trenches in April 1916 including the award of a very early Military Medal added to the 1916 page.

6th April 2016 - Biography of Capt Basil Quin MC added to biography page including details of his books.

16th March 2016 - An Uncertain Future & Back to School - The 3rd Army School, Flixecourt added to the 1915 page

14th February 2016 - 101 years since the Cambs went to war & looking back at the first year of this site added to main page.

12th February 2016 - A Deadly Foe - Biographies of Moses Whitehead & Arthur Allen added to the bio page.

30th January 2016 - Biography of Edgar Lewis Anderson DCM added to biography page.

29th January 2016 - Detailed account of the Cambs time at Armentieres - May to Sept 1915 added to the 1915 page.

1st December 2015 - Since the launch of the site we have had numerous people asking various questions about medals, such as how to look after them or what to do with them. In response to this we have produced a list of Medal Frequently Asked Questions with unbiased detailed answers that we hope people will find helpful.

26th November 2015 - Alexander Adam Seaton added to biography page

23rd November 2015 - The Padre and His Son - Rev William Crookham & his son Hugh Crookham added to Bio page.

22nd November 2015 - Brothers in Arms - Capt William Sindall & his brother Capt Richard Sindall added to biography page.

18th November 2015 - 'Charlie' Jakes added to biography page.

16th November 2015 - Christopher Vale MM added to biography page.

10th November 2015 - Write up of Ely First World War Family History Day added plus update of Badges and Insignia page.

17th September 2015 - Ely First World War Family History Day on Saturday 7th November 2015 at Ely Museum announced.

30th August 2015 - Update of Badges and Insignia page.

7th August 2015 - 62nd Provisional Battalion page added to Cambs at War page.

4th August 2015 - Sir Conrad L Corfield MC biography added to the Bio page.

3rd July 2015 - Every Picture Tells a Story - 'The Benwick Chickens' Tug-of-war Team added to Bio page

26th June 2015 - For King and Empire - The Silver War Badge, including L/Cpl Greaves added to Bio and Guide to Medals pages.

24th June 2015 - The Offensive Spirit article added to 1915 page, including information on Gill MC, Hopkinson MC, and Cpl Day DCM.

5th May 2015 - Sickness & the Soldier, including A/CSM Oakey added to Bio & Cost page.

4th May 2015 - 5th/6th May, Fosse Wood Incident article added to 1915 page.

1st May 2015 - Guide to the Great War Medals of the Cambridgeshires added.

23rd April 2015 - Famous author Henry Williamson added to Bio & 2/1st page .

16th April 2015 - The Transport Section & Capt Platt-Higgins MC added to Bio page.

14th April 2015 - Detail study of Cambs Regt service numbers added.

13th April 2015 - Maj Staton biography added to Biographies page.

13th March 2015 - 14th -15th March 1915 St Eloi Battle page added to 1915 page. Lt Col Ollard and A/CQMS Hovey added to Biographies page.

2nd March 2015 - Cpl Noble Dewey biography added to Biographies page.

25th February 2015 - Pte Arthur Rawson biography added to Biographies page.

23rd February 2015 - Col Copeman CMG biography added to Biographies page.

22nd February 2015 - Cantabs Concert Party page added to Biographies page.

19th February 2015 - Bibliography extended and web links added to Books and Links page.

18th February 2015 - 4/1st Battalion Song Added to 4/1st page.

14th February 2015 - Site launched.

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

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