The Hertfordshire Regiment with Colours in 1909


On Saturday 19th June 1909 the King presented the colours to twelve Yeomanry regiments and ninety-six infantry battalions of the newly formed Territorial Force at Windsor, including to the 1st Battalion of the Hertfordshire Regiment.

Hertfordshire Regiment with Colours, 1909

The are no clues on the post card as to where the photograph card was taken, but this was one of the few occasions where other ranks wore full dress, including the spiked helmet, before the outbreak of  war in 1914. In addition the flag party is identical to the one in a photograph taken at Hertford Castle in June 1909 [The Hertfordshire Regiment].


1st Battalion the Hertfordshire Regiment, as set up in 1908

A Company   Hertford, Watton, Little Berkhamsted
B Company   St Albans
C Company Detachments   Bishop'd Stortford, Sawbridgeworth, Ware, Widford
D Company   Watford
E Company Detachments   Welwyn, Hatfield, Stevenage
F Company Detachments   Hemel Hempstead, Berkhamsted, Tring, Ivinghoe
G Company Detachments   Hitchin, Letchworth, Baldock, Royston, Ashwell
H Company Detachments   Waltham Cross, Hoddesden, Wormley, Cheshunt
Machine Gun Section   Stevenage
Corps of Drums   Ware
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