Record Details for William Speakman (Black Watch (Royal Highlanders))


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Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
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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.

More information about Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)

Formed: 1881

Disbanded: 2006

The Regiment was first raised in the wake of the a Jacobite rebellion (1715), when James Stuart the son of the deposed James II raised the Scottish Clans in rebellion... read more here  >>
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Victoria Cross (VC) The Victoria Cross (VC) is the highest military decoration awarded for valour "in the face of the enemy" to members
* Medal entitlement listed above is worked out using the same methodology the MOD used for issuing them
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