Aged 22. Though kept a close secret at the time, it is now common knowledge that the 2nd Bn. On April 19, 1936, the Arab High Committee in Palestine declared a general strike as a protest against the immigration of Jews into Palestine. During its comparatively short history (1901-1920) the Lincolnshire Yeomanry was noted for the Lincoln green of its uniforms - a lighter shade than the sombre rifle green widely worn in the British Army. After special prayers for the fallen and the future of the Arab cause, preachers enjoined the worshippers to return to their normal activities and desist from all acts of violence. Brigadier J. H. T. Priestman, D.S.O., M.C., Commanding 13th Infantry Brigade. As the troops neared the road the flashes of rifles, on the hills close by, could clearly be seen but the Arabs were prevented from interfering with the embusment by the well directed fire of the Naval Pom-Pom and mortars which had been left as escort to the lorries. A nasty experience in the dark. "Brigade Commander wishes to convey his congratulations to Lieutenant-Colonel Lloyd and all ranks on successful operation against determined and formidable opposition and he most deeply regrets fatal casualties and hopes all wounded will have speedy recovery.". He went on to serve in the Second World War and received a Regular Army Emergency Commission in the Royal Engineers as 2nd Lieutenant (War Substantive Lieutenant) on 19 March 1943, and was promoted Temporary Captain on 1 August 1944. Private K. Levack. Formed at Lincoln in September 1914. In this connexion, it is of interest to note the wording of the Balfour Declaration:- George Massey - Palestine 1944-1947. (Reserve), A very praiseworthy effort was made by the Battalion Boxing Team to win the Malta Command Inter-Unit Boxing Tournament. On the morning of July 15, the Royal Air Force at Calafrana sent a flight of flying boats about 70 miles out to sea to dip a final farewell to the Battalion. The Palestine Regiment was an infantry regiment of the British Army that was formed in 1942. He joined the Lincolnshire Regiment in 1890 and served in India and South Africa. The darkness, which had now fallen, enabled the Arabs to close in on our troops and it was mainly due to the gallant work of Second Lieutenant B. H. T. Barlow-Poole and Lance Serjeant W. Ashby that Lance Corporal White was able to be extricated and brought back. As soon as the Battalion had embarked the 2nd Battalion The South Wales Borderers followed and the transport sailed at 5 a.m. on July 15. HIS MAJESTY THE KING has been graciously pleased to award the following decorations for Devotion to Duty and Gallant Con¬duct in the Field in Palestine during the period July to October, 1936:-. Piquets were in visual communication with each other, and communication was established with piquets of other Battalions on adjoining hills. North. Private S. Ayre. Towards the middle of November all piquets were withdrawn owing to the bad weather and heavy rains, and the piquet positions were left in the care of the Mukhtars of villages. It was always found to be difficult to find Arab gangs in the hills as, amongst the mass of rocks, well concealed caves provided excellent hiding places. It is interesting to note that, on all occasions related above, the Piquetting Troops, with the co-operation of the Striking Force, fulfilled their primary duty of keeping open the road. In der Schlacht an der Somme wurde beim Angriff auf Gueudecourt am 25. This was the first occasion on which gangs, organised and led by Fawzi El Kawakgi, had been engaged in Palestine. Our Striking Force ("B" Company) left camp at 6 p.m. but, owing to darkness and the rough country, was forced to remain by the roadside until the early hours of the morning. It was only natural that this caused considerable excitement and, from a small beginning, the affair developed into a major action. Second Battalion the Lincolnshire Regiment on special service in Malta and Palestine 19th September 1935 - 20th December 1936. description. DEAR MR. EDITOR, This selection of photographs is from John's time in Palestine and includes Palestine, Israel, Eqypt, Sarafand, Nathanya, Port-Said, Tel-Letwinsky, Tel-Aviv, Jaffa and Trans-Jordan. Soon after settling in, those occupying the School were nightly disturbed by sniping from close range although a Lewis Gun Post, mounted on the roof with a searchlight close by, did much to lessen this annoyance. Tulkarm is an Arab town, situated on the foot-hills which skirt the plains, midway between Haifa and Tel-Aviv (another new modern Jewish town). Two Troops (Armoured Cars) 1 1th Hussars, under the command of Lieutenant P. M. Wiggins and Lieutenant C. de B. de Lisle. Second Battalion The Lincolnshire Regiment. John Searby - Palestine 1947 The brigade was attached to 28th Division between 17 February and 2 April 1915. The District Commissioner (Mr. J. The many thousands who attended testified to their love of music and the enthusiasm displayed proved their appreciation of good playing, under the able direction of Bandmaster R. Williams. Donkeys were hired and a Battalion "donkey squad" formed! Object details Category Books Related period Interwar (content) Creator SECOND BATTALION THE LINCOLNSHIRE REGIMENT (Author) N.A.A.F.I. The cordial co-operation of the three Services has enabled many severe blows to be inflicted upon the rebels and has made possible the maintenance of all essential services. September 1916 mehr als die Hälfte der noch einsatzfähigen Soldaten dieses Kontingents getötet oder verwundet. The scene was one of peace and quietude, the still warm atmosphere of the passing day and the sheep and goats herds, tended by nomadic, shepherds, gave no indication that trouble could be expected. "Neuralia" and H.M.T. The villagers proved friendly and in some cases they assisted in the construction of the piquets. Private W. Lilley. Lance Corporal J. Hickhng. Arabs frequently came to the positions to sell vegetables, fruit and eggs. During its five months stay in Palestine the Battalion was at all times liable to annoyance from rebel Arabs. Detachments of the Royal Navy with a Pom-Pom and Searchlight, mounted on lorries. 23rd April, 1936 It was gratifying, however, to find that the difficulties occasioned by a move overseas did not prevent a worthy team being selected for the Malta Command Cross-Country Challenge Cup which was won by the Battalion. As we passed Arabs gave the nearest approach to a cheer I have ever heard from them. The Regimental HQ was at the TA Centre in Coldyhill Lane, Scunthorpe, with a detached battery at Barton on Humber. Camp Pardes-Hana, Israel, April 1946. In one case no fewer than 17 goods trucks were derailed, although passenger trains invariably got through to their destinations safely. A number of sangars, recently constructed, were destroyed by the Piquets. S/15/1 Air 1881 - The Lincolnshire Regiment 5. Inside each sangar were 5 tents, to house the small garrisons. After this hot and tiring wait, the train reached Tulkarm at 3 p.m. On arrival at Tulkarm, the Battalion had a rush job getting settled in for the night. For some time, however, it will be necessary for all ranks to keep in readiness for instant action in support of law and order. 1685 - Granville's Regiment of Foot 2. TRIAL RELAXATION OF TROOPS' CONTROL At Qalqiha, where attempts were made to wreck trains during the strike, triumphal arches had been erected at the entrances to the town. Born and enlisted Lincoln. "Foreword by Rt.Hon The Earl of Ancaster who commanded the Lincolnshire Yeomanry in 1914" With the Lincolnshire Yeomanry in Egypt and Palestine, 1914-1918 | Imperial War Museums Do you have 5 minutes to help us improve our website? Show more. The difficulty of keeping the line open was never successfully overcome, but a great deal was done by providing pilot engines manned by naval crews, and Ford V-8 armoured trucks manned by troops of the 2nd Battalion The Cheshire Regiment which preceded each train as it went down the line. "C" Company, 6th Battalion Royal Tank Corps, under the command of Major E. F. Ledward. The war ended in May though Abyssinia virtually remained unconquered, with large tracts still under the control of the various Rases and bandit groups. Das erste Kontingent kämpfte ab Juni 1915 innerhalb des Ersten Bataillons der Lincolns bei Ypern. During these months the Battalion was housed in two large R.A.F. "Neuralia" which was lying in harbour after a quick passage from England. arrived in Malta from Catterick on 27th September last year and has been accommodated at the R.A.F. in connection with services in Palestine in 1936. The Battalion disembarked on September 28 and marched out, headed by the Regimental Band, to the R.A.F. During this action a number of Arabs were killed and wounded and two armed Arabs were captured. It was later shown that the Arab casualties on this day were considerably higher. SMILES AND CHEERS WELCOME END OF SIX MONTHS' STRIKE Signaller H. Beckett. Qnt Arab, killed earlier in the day, was found. A suggestion to impose a sanction on oil met with little favour among the nations supporting the League. It is hoped that the campaign of murder and banditry will now cease. A new military policy was announced by the General Staff this evening. The Royal Lincolnshire Regiment and Lincolnshire Yeomanry collections are displayed in Lincoln's Museum of Lincolnshire Life. WWII General Service Palestine Medal Pte F Woodhouse Lincolnshire Regiment : Condition: Used. The hotel was the site of the central offices of the British Mandatory authorities of Palestine, principally the Secretariat of the Government of Palestine and the Headquarters of the British Forces in Palestine and Transjordan. The close connection of Lincolnshire in general and the Lincolnshire Regiment in particular with the Royal Air Force needs no emphasis, and I feel sure that the enclosed photographs of the present happy association of this distinguished regiment and a unit of the R.A.F. If the situation improves, pickets on roads and railways will be reduced and troops gradually withdrawn into the camps. No. He asked for their co-operation and extended the friendship of the troops. (Main Guard Valletta) The 10th Regiment of Foot was raised in 1685 during the Monmouth Rebellion as Colonel Sir John Greville's Regiment of Foot. Haifa is now a town of considerable importance, containing as it does an important outlet for the pipe lines of the 'Iraq Petroleum Company. "Please convey my heartiest congratulations and thanks to all ranks under your command for their very successful action at Beit Umrin on 29 September, 1936. The ablutions were somewhat simple, as each man was only allowed seven pints of water per diem for all purposes. A raiding force, "C" Company, was at once sent by lorries to seize these and blow them up. On all sides Arabs were performing duties they had neglected for half a year. He joined the Lincolnshire Regiment on 9 Jan 1958 and was transferred to the Army Reserve on 24 Sep 1969. Owing to its absence abroad the Battalion was net able to take part in the Army Inter-Unit Cross-Country Championship, and so lost the opportunity of winning the Challenge Cup for the second year in succession. It lies at the base of a triangle formed by the towns of Nablus, Jenm and Tulkarm. It was with the very deepest regret that we said goodbye. The Striking Forces of other units co-operated by surrounding other villages in the same district. Brigadier A. John Searby's War Department Driving Permits, A more recent Middle East campaign - Iraq, 2008, Newsletters of the 2nd Bn - Palestine 1947-1948, http://www.thelincolnshireregiment.org/newsletters/1947news05_p1.pdf, http://www.thelincolnshireregiment.org/newsletters/1947news05_p2.pdf. Evening was now closing in and, as it was not desirable to remain out at night in country which favoured the rebels, orders were given to withdraw back to the lorries on the road. I have a memories of a ’Tut Tut’ Clarke who used to cry when I played ’No place like home’ on my mouth organ. The Bay of Biscay was crossed on December 18 where rough weather was encountered and remained with us all the rest of the voyage. Sep 2, 2017 - British; Lincolnshire Regiment, Cap Badge, c.1948 - 1960 On October 12, 1936, the Arab Higher Committee called off the general strike. Gibraltar was passed on September 24, the troopship being accompanied on its passage through the Mediterranean by H.M.T. Member of the Order of the British Empire. The trouble started when two tanks, carrying out a reconnaissance, broke down in the mountains about 7 miles from Tulkarm. Throughout the period in Palestine, No. [printed in Germany] H. R. Tweed. Lance Corporal Green was one of just three men of 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment to be awarded the M.M. Tents had to be put up and baggage offloaded from the train. A badly armed and unprepared nation then gave way under the strain, and a thrust made by mechanized Italian columns met with such instantaneous success that the capital of Abyssinia—Addis Ababa—fell into the hands of the Italians. Games, Horse Racing, Sailing and Tombola helped to pass the time. Some Palestine Regiment members were killed in Benghazi, where they fought heavy battles against the Germans. On one occasion a large dump of old Turkish shells was discovered at Qafr Qasim. The city, silent as a town of the dead for the past six months, had suddenly resumed its normal busy, noisy life. The Battalion embarked on H.M.T. The Officers shared the R.A.F. His Excellency The High Commissioner, General Sir Arthur G. Wauchope, G.C.M.G., K.C.B., C.I.E., D.S.O. An important action took place in the neighbourhood of Bala on this date, lasting from 9 o'clock in the morning until 5 o'clock when dusk was falling. Second Lieutenant J. H. Vanan, C.S.M. It was of vital importance to the civil and military authorities to keep the railway line open, for the railway after reaching the town of Jaffa runs through to Egypt and forms the main artery of communication in Palestine. A reconnaissance, broke down in the water, and in which tanks played leading. 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