THE WAR DIARIES

A selection of the War-Diaries from the Battalions of our Regiment during both World Wars.

courtesy of the West Sussex Records Office & other sources.

World War 1

WW1 - 2nd Bn. Royal Sussex Regiment - 12 August 1914 to December 31st 1914

(Retreat from Mons)

WW1 2nd Bn. 1914 Mons to Givenchy.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 775.2 KB

WW 1 - 2nd Bn. Royal Sussex Regiment - 2nd August 1914 to 30th Dec 1916

2nd_battalion_rsr_war_diary_1914-16_rsr_
Adobe Acrobat Document 13.1 MB

WW1 2nd Bn. Royal Sussex Regiment - 1st January 1917 to 12th April 1919

2nd_battalion_rsr_war_diary_1917-19_rsr_
Adobe Acrobat Document 12.6 MB

WW1 4th Bn. Royal Sussex Regiment - 16th July 1915 to July 31st 1919

(Gallipoli & Palestine)

4th_battalion_rsr_war_diary_1915-19_rsr_
Adobe Acrobat Document 4.8 MB

WW1 5th (Cinque Ports) Bn. Royal Sussex Regiment - 16th Febuary 1915 to 17th March 1919

5th_cinque_ports_battalion_rsr_war_diary
Adobe Acrobat Document 6.3 MB

WW1 5th (Cinque Ports) Bn. Royal Sussex Regiment - Original Bn. Nominal Roll

WW1 5th Bn. Nominal Roll.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 1.5 MB

WW1 5th Bn. (Cinque Ports) Bn. at Auber`s Ridge - taken from the personal diary of Lt. Col. Eric Fazan.

and from his book " The Cinque Ports Battalion". He was Capt. OC  "A" Coy. on 9th May 1915 at Auber`s and survived, to later become Colonel of the Regiment.

EricFazan.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 365.5 KB

WW1 7th Bn. Royal Sussex Regiment - 30th May 1915 to June 16th 1919

7th_battalion_rsr_war_diary_1915-19_rsr_
Adobe Acrobat Document 19.6 MB

WW1 8th Bn. Royal Sussex Regiment - August 19th 1915 to 23rd April 1916

8th_battalion_rsr_war_diary_1915-16_rsr_
Adobe Acrobat Document 17.4 MB

WW1 8th (Pioneer) Bn. Royal Sussex Regiment - 31st July 1918 to 28th Feruary 1919

8th_battalion_rsr_war_diary_aug_1918_to_
Adobe Acrobat Document 17.7 MB

WW1 9th Bn. Royal Sussex Regiment - 21st August 1915 to 31st May 1919

9th_battalion_rsr_war_diary_1915-17_rsr_
Adobe Acrobat Document 19.8 MB

WW1 11th (Southdown) Bn. Royal Sussex Regiment - 4th March 1916 to 31st July 1919

11th_battalion_rsr_war_diary_1916-19_rsr
Adobe Acrobat Document 18.9 MB

WW1 12th (Southdown) Bn. Royal Sussex Regiment - 4th March 1916 to 26th Febuary 1918

12th_battalion_rsr_war_diary_1916-18_rsr
Adobe Acrobat Document 7.2 MB

WW1 13th (Southdown) Bn. Royal Sussex Regiment - 5th March 1916 to 14th Aug 1918

13th_battalion_rsr_war_diary_1916-18_rsr
Adobe Acrobat Document 11.8 MB

WW 1 13th (Southdown) Bn. Royal Sussex Regiment - 9th March to 30th June 1916

(Boar`s Head - "The Day Sussex Died")

WW1 13th Bn. March to June 1916.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 1.3 MB

WW1 16th (Yeomanry) Bn. Royal Sussex Regiment - January 1917 to May 1919.

16th_battalion_rsr_war_diary_1917-19_rsr
Adobe Acrobat Document 9.5 MB

 World War 2

WW 2 - 4th Bn. Royal Sussex Regiment - 1st April to 24th May 1940

(BEF France)

WW2 4th Bn from Dorset to Dunkirk.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 1.1 MB

WW 2 - 5th (Cinque Ports) Bn. Royal Sussex Regiment - 24th to 31st May 1940

(BEF France)

WW 2 - 1st Bn. Royal Sussex Regiment - 1st to 29th Febuary 1944

(Casino)

WW2 1st Bn Casino.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 2.0 MB

WW2 - 1st Bn. The Royal Sussex Regiment

Eritrea & The Omars 1941

WW2 1st Bn. Eritrea & Omars.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 1.6 MB