Presentation of Colours

Presentation of Colours
This is the cover of the souvenir booklet issued to commemorate the Presentation of Colours to 1st Battalion Dorset Regiment by King George V, Aldershot, May 16th 1912.

Officers 1st Bn. Dorset Regt.
Officers attending the presentation.

A Company
A Company, with 2nd Lt. RE Partridge deputising for Captain Shute.

C Company
C Company: 2nd Lt. RE Partridge.

 


 

There are a number of other photographs [and pages] in this souvenir programme. These include Warrant Officers, Staff-Sergeants, Sergeants, Corporals, Lance-Corporals, the Band and the other six Companies. If anyone wants a copy of the whole booklet, let me know and I’ll scan it to pdf.

 

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Officers 1st Battalion, Dorset Regiment, Belfast 1914

Most of the officers 1st Battalion. Taken at Victoria Barracks, Belfast about 7th August 1914.
Most of the officers 1st Battalion, Dorset Regiment. Taken at Victoria Barracks, Belfast about 7th August 1914.
Photo no.8 of 55 photos taken by - or, in this case, of - Captain R.E. Partridge, M.C. of D Company, 1st Battalion Dorset Regiment. These were presented to the Dorset Regimental Museum in February 1965

I have just found a photo album belonging to my great-grandfather, SRB Partridge, with a clipping from the Tatler November 11th 1914. It uses the same photo but has all the officers numbered, named and with their current status: wounded, killed, etc.

My grandfather, Lieutenant Partridge, is listed as killed, with a handwritten note saying: “error”. This must have been quite difficult for the family at the time as they had lost their other two remaining sons, Captain Charles Burnett Partridge, and Lieutenant Geoffrey Dorman Partridge on the 1st and 3rd November respectively.

 

D Company, January 1915

D Company, 1st Battalion, Dorset Regiment: Sgt. Major Steer, servants and orderlies at Burnt Farm, near Wulverghem, Jan. 1915. D Company was in Battalion support.
Photo no.21 of 55 photos taken by Captain R.E. Partridge, M.C. of D Company, 1st Battalion Dorset Regiment. These were presented to the Dorset Regimental Museum in February 1965.

Swatting flies, July 1915

REP WW1 photo 49

Lt. Lindsay, RAMC – M.O. to 1st Bn. Dorset Regt. – swatting flies at railway embankment dug outs, near Ypres, 10th July 1915.

Photo no.49 of 55 photos taken by Captain R.E. Partridge, M.C. of D Company, 1st Battalion Dorset Regiment. These were presented to the Dorset Regimental Museum in February 1965.

Captain R.E. Partridge, July 1915

REP WW1 photo 48

Captain R.E. Partridge, M.C. at railway embankment dug outs near Ypres, 10th July 1915.

Photo no.48 of 55 photos taken by - or, in this case, of - Captain R.E. Partridge, M.C. of D Company, 1st Battalion Dorset Regiment. These were presented to the Dorset Regimental Museum in February 1965.