Royal Welsh Fusiliers

Lieutenant-General Jonathon Riley CB DSO PhD MA FRHistS

News & Diary of Engagements October 2014

More updates can be found in the WW I Commemoration Section

28th October 2014
Farrar-Hockley Papers

27th October 2014
Kent County Records - Maidstone, Kent

1st Battalion Royal Welsh FuiliersOctober 24th-26th 2014
Unveiling of the Monument to the 1st Battalion Royal Welsh Fusiliers Zandvoorde, Belgium

Jonathon Riley attended the 100th anniversary and unveiling of RWF monument to the destruction of the 1st Battalion of the Regiment at the first battle of Ypres, October 1914, in coordination with the Household Cavalry.

Over the course of 20 days of ferocious German shelling during the first battle of Ypres, the battalion was annihilated. A total of 1,264 men were killed in the countryside around Ypres.

See BBC coverage of the event »


Battle Timeline

Army Museums Ogilvie Trust21st October 2014
Army Museums Ogilby Trust Conference


RBL Poppy Appeal19th October 2014
RBL Poppy Appeal launch Concert, Carmarthen
The Royal British Legion Charity Gala Concert, staged at The Lyric Theatre in Carmarthen on .

It  featured Cantorion Colin Jones (the Colin Jones singers), the Siren Sisters and the 215 City of Swansea Squadron Corps of Drums

Links17th October 2014
LINKS veterans' mental health awareness event


14th October 2014
A.M. CADW (Welsh Historic Monuments), Cardiff

14th October 2014
P.M. Historical Interpretation Group, Welsh Government WW1 commemorations

2nd-3rd October 2014
Interviews for Farrar-Hockley Authorised Biography