Regimental/Unit Information

Unit of interest

16 th Bn The Royal Warwickshire Regiment
15 th Brigade
5 th Division

Soldier

Pte I West

ISRAEL WEST
Private
36557
16th Bn., Royal Warwickshire Regiment
who died on
Friday 27th September 1918. Age 47.

Regiment
Information

16th (Service) Battalion (3rd Birmingham)
Formed at Birmingham, September 1914, by the Lord Mayor and a local committee. 26 June 1915 : attached to 95th Brigade, 32nd Division. 26 December 1915 : transferred to 15th Brigade, 5th Division. 4 October 1918 : transferred to 13th Brigade, 5th Division

Division
Information

The Division was one of the first to land in France, and as part of II Corps, took the brunt of the early fighting at Mons and Le Cateau. The Division remained on the Western Front throughout the war, taking part in most of the major actions, except for some months in late 1917-early 1918 when it reinforced the Italian front.

The Battle of Mons

The Action of Elouges

The Battle of Le Cateau

Affair of Crepy en Valois.

The Battle of the Marne

The Battle of the Aisne

The Battle of La Bassee

The Battle of Messines 1914

First Battle of Ypres

Capture of Hill 60

The Second Battle of Ypres (13th Brigade)

The Attacks on High Wood (second phase of the Battle of the Somme)

The Battle of Guillemont (fourth phase of the Battle of the Somme)

The Battle of Flers-Courcelette (sixth phase of the Battle of the Somme 1916)

The Battle of Morval (seventh phase of the Battle of the Somme 1916)

The Battle of Le Transloy (eighth phase of the Battle of the Somme 1916)

The Battle of Vimy (first phase of the Arras Offensive)

The Attack on La Coulotte (second phase of the Arras Offensive)

The Third Battle of the Scarpe (fourth phase of the Arras Offensive)

The latter action included the Division's role in the capture of Oppy Wood.

The Battle of the Polygon Wood (fourth phase of the Third Battle of Ypres)

The Battle of Broodseinde (fifth phase of the Third Battle of Ypres)

The Battle of Poelcapelle (sixth phase of the Third Battle of Ypres)

The Second Battle of Passchendaele (eighth phase of the Third Battle of Ypres)

December 1917 : moved to Italy

April 1918 : returned to Western Front

The Battle of Hazebrouck (third phase of the Battles of the Lys)

In the above action, the Division played a part in the Defence of Nieppe Forest

The Battle of Albert (first phase of the Second Battles of the Somme 1918)

The Battle of Bapaume (second phase of the Second Battles of the Somme 1918)

The Battle of Epehy (second phase of the Battles of the Hindenburg Line)

The Battle of the Canal du Nord (third phase of the Battles of the Hindenburg Line)

The Pursuit to the Selle

The Battle of the Selle

The Division was demobilised in Belgium in early 1919.

Individual
Information

Private West is commemorated at VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France

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