Record Details for Gervase Thorpe (Argyll And Sutherland Highlanders)

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First Name:
Gervase
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Surname:
Thorpe
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Rank:
Captain
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Argyll And Sutherland Highlanders
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ORBATS

Orders of Battle (ORBATS) are documents produced by the military to show the hierarchical structure, command organisation and disposition of units for particular engagements of the British Military. At the highest level they show a breakdown of the units involved in entire conflicts, the First World War in this case, including Divisional and Brigade commanding officers, the organisation of the divisions right down to the battalion level along with their attached units from for example, the Royal Artillery. With the ORBATS you are able to determine exactly where units were on a given date and the battle, action or event they took part in.

The ORBATS data transcribed by Forces War Records has allowed us to produce this interactive map, with which you can track the progress of units throughout the course of the First World War, from the opening battle at Mons to the closing stages of the Spring Offensive.

Argyll And Sutherland Highlanders during World War 1

The Regiment raised a total of 16 Battalions and was awarded 68 Battle Honours, 6 Victoria Crosses and lost 6,900 men during the course of the First World War.

1st Battalion
04.08.1914 Stationed at Dinapore, India.
19.10.1914 Embarked for England from Bombay arriving at Plymouth 19.11.1914 and then moved to Winchester to join the 81st Brigade of the 27th Division.
20.12.1914 Mobilised for war and landed at Havre and engaged in various actions on the Western Front including;
1915
The action of St Eloi, The Second Battle of Ypres.
27.11.1915 Embarked for Macedonia from Marseilles arriving at Salonika 12.12.1915 and engaged in various actions against the Bulgarian Army including;
1916
The capture of Karajakois, The capture of Yenikoi, The battle of Tumbitza Farm.
1917
The capture of Homondos.
1918
The capture of the Roche Noir Salient, The passage of the Vardar River and The pursuit to the Strumica valley.
30.09.1918 Ended the war at Izlis N.W. of Doiran, Macedonia.

2nd Battalion
04.08.1914 Stationed at Fort George, Scotland
14.08.1914 Mobilised for war and landed at Boulogne and moved to defend the Lines of Communication.
22.08.1914 Joined the 19th Brigade at Valenciennes.
12.10.1914 The 19th Brigade attached to the 6th Division and engaged in various actions on the Western Front.
Dec 1914 This Battalion took part in the Christmas Truce of 1914.
31.05.1915 The 19th Brigade attached to the 27th Division.
19.08.1915 The 19th Brigade attached to the 2nd Division to replace the 4th Guards Brigade.
25.11.1915 Transferred to the 98th Brigade of the 33rd Division and engaged in various actions on the Western Front including;
1916
The Battle of Albert, The Battle of Bazentin, The attacks on High Wood, The capture of Boritska and Dewdrop Trenches.
1917
The First Battle of the Scarpe, The Second Battle of the Scarpe, The actions on the Hindenburg Line, Operations on the Flanders coast (Operation Hush), The Battle of the Menin... read more here  >>
Campaign Medals:
1914/15 Star
1914/15 Star With the information in Gervase Thorpe's record, it is likely that they were awarded the 1914-15 star campaign medal of



  
 
British War Medal
British War Medal Gervase Thorpe was entitled to the British War Medal for service in World War One. This British Empire campaign

 
Victory Medal
Victory Medal Gervase Thorpe was entitled to the Victory medal, also called the Inter Allied Victory Medal. This medal was awarded  

* Medal entitlement listed above is worked out using the same methodology the MOD used for issuing them
Gallantry Awards:
Distinguished Service Order (DSO)
Distinguished Service Order (DSO) Instituted on 6th September, 1886 by Queen Victoria in a Royal Warrant the Distinguished Service Order (DSO) is a military
* Medal entitlement listed above is worked out using the same methodology the MOD used for issuing them
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