1/8th Battalion

T 8 NDSouthwell Company 8th 1909“H” Company (Southwell) 8th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment) taken on their first camp in 1909 following the Territorial Force reorganisation in 1908.

 Lt.-Colonel Charles John HuskinsonHuskinson 1913a1903 Huskinson

Huskinson CJ 1913Tally Ho

308 Transport Sergeant Charles Green

412 Sergeant Charles Herbert Rhymes


8th CampsArmy Service Record of 412 Sergeant Charles Herbert Rhymes recording the 8th (Nottinghamshire) Battalion Annual Camps between 1908 and 1914.

“E” (Carlton) Company, 8th (Nottinghamshire) Battalion Sherwood Foresters

F Coy 8th Sherwoods“E” (Carlton) Company of the 8th (Nottinghamshire) Battalion of the Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby) Regiment. This picture was taken after 1911 because Charles Rhymes has been promoted to Sergeant.

Lyon Photographer NetherfieldThe photograph was taken by Miss Jessie Mary Lyon, who in the 1911 Census was 18 years old and living with her family in 10 Victoria Road at Netherfield. Her occupation was recorded as ‘Photographic Artist’.8th Sergeants

E Company“E” (Carlton) Company of the 8th (Nottinghamshire) Battalion of the Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby) Regiment at Scarborough in 1911.

“D” (Mansfield) Company, 8th (Nottinghamshire) Battalion Sherwood Foresters

D Coy 8th 1911“D” (Mansfield) Company of the 8th (Nottinghamshire) Battalion of the Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby) Regiment at Scarborough in 1911.

Officers of the Battalion c1911

8th OfficersOfficers of the 8th (Nottinghamshire) Battalion of the Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby) Regiment.Claude Davenport

Various Pictures in unknown locations

8th WisetonThis picture of the 8th Battalion is reportedly taken at Wiseton, which is a large Stately Home close to Doncaster on the North Nottinghamshire Border. I have been unable to find a connection with the 8th Sherwood Foresters, but it is possible that a local section of the Battalion used Wiseton Drill Station.

8th Battn 2

8th Battn 1The two pictures above show men of the 8th (Nottinghamshire) Battalion of the Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby) Regiment, however, the date and place have not been determined and there are no photographers or publishers names to provide clues.

The pictures may very well show men of the 1/8th or 2/8th in billets in the Harpenden area during 1914-15. Many of the men have “T 8 Notts & Derby” shoulder badges, whilst a few are wearing an Imperial Service Badge.

Finally, it’s possible that the first picture shows men of “F” Company because there is a striking resemblance between the two men shown below.

F Coy man8th Man

Transport 1912

Mobilisation and Harpenden


8th billets

Picture of an unknown Private of the 1/8th Battalion outside his billets in Harpenden in 1914



Sergeant Ernest Bilton MMnew-recruit

Young recruit to the 8th Battalion; picture taken in Newark

8 thoughts on “1/8th Battalion

  1. Jon Lee-Smith

    Hi I am trying to get information on Lt John Kirkland LANE who served with H Co. 8th Battn. I have copies of the information from the PRO and a poor photograph of the Officers from 1914. Could anyone provide any more info thanks Jon

  2. Hull

    Hi, I’m trying to trace an officer who joined the 8th Bn. on the 30/10/1917 joined as 2/Lt Alfred Jewell and was injured in the Gorre area in May 1918. Do you know of any photographs of him or what his injuries were?


    1. mikebriggs1910 Post author

      Hi Hull – can’t add any more really than already on the GWF. The 1/8th War Diary records that 5 Officers were wounded during May 1918 which ties up with the Battalion History (that I gave you the link to). The 1/8th were in trenches May 4-8, May 14-18, May 20-25 so I would assume that he was wounded sometime then. The 139th Brigade War Diary (download from Ancestry or National Archives) should have map references of where the 1/8th Battalion were at this times and these can be crossed references against branch maps of the time. I haven’t really got onto 1918 yet on this site but will have a dig around and see if I can find some 139 Bde orders cheers Mike

  3. Samantha Evangelista

    My Great Grandfather Geoffrey Broughton Tower 2nd lieutenant served 1914 – 1922 do you have any information about him ?


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