The Queen’s Royal Surrey Regiment: Further Reading

These lists only mention the main regimental histories and the regimental journals.  Many other books and articles on the regiments and individual battalions and campaigns, together with memoirs of some of those who served with the regiments, are held in the Surrey History Centre library. Books and other reference material can also be found using Surrey’s on-line Library Catalogue (click here to go to the search page).  For a detailed history of the regiments and a time line which charts the formation of battalions and their stations in the UK or abroad, the website of the Queen’s Royal Surrey Regimental Museum (http://www.queensroyalsurreys.org.uk/) should be consulted.

The Queen’s Royal Regiment (West Surrey), Formerly The 2nd Foot:

  • J Davis, History of The Second Queen’s Royal Regiment, Vol I, 1661-1684 (London, 1887)
  • J Davis, History of The Second Queen’s Royal Regiment, Vol II, 1684-1714 (London, 1895)
  • J Davis, History of The Second Queen’s Royal Regiment, Vol III, 1715-1799 (London, 1895)
  • J Davis, History of The Second Queen’s Royal Regiment, Vol IV, 1800-1837 (London, 1902)
  • J Davis, History of The Second Queen’s Royal Regiment, Vol V, 1837-1905 (London, 1906)
  • J Davis, History of The Second Queen’s Royal Regiment, Vol VI (Officers’ details), 1661-1904 (London, 1906)
  • H C Wylly, History of The Second Queen’s Royal Regiment, Vol VII, 1905-1923 (Aldershot)
  • R C G Foster, History of The Second Queen’s Royal Regiment, Vol VIII, 1924-1948 (Aldershot, 1953)
  • R C G Foster, History of The Second Queen’s Royal Regiment, Vol IX, part 1 1948-1959, part 2 regimental insignia and their origins (Aldershot, 1961)
  • The Militia, Volunteers and Territorials of the Queen’s Royal Surrey Regiment (London).
  • Journal of the Queen’s Royal Regiment, 1925-1959.

The East Surrey Regiment, Formerly The 31st (Huntingdonshire) Regiment And 70th (Surrey) Regiment:

  • Col Hugh W Pearse, History of the East Surrey Regiment, vol I, 1702-1914 (London, 1916).
  • Col Hugh W Pearse and Brig-Gen H S Sloman, History of the East Surrey Regiment, vol II, 1914-1917 (London, 1923).
  • Col Hugh W Pearse and Brig-Gen H S Sloman, History of the East Surrey Regiment, vol III, 1917-1919 (London, 1924).
  • David Scott Daniell, History of the East Surrey Regiment, vol IV, 1920-1952 (London, 1957).
  • The Final Years 1938-1959: The East Surrey Regiment (1996)
  • Journal of the East Surrey Regiment (1920-1959).

The Queen’s Royal Surrey Regiment And The Queen’s Regiment:

  • J P Riley The History of the Queen’s Royal Surrey Regiment (London)
  • Journal of the Queen’s Royal Surrey Regiment, 1960-1966

Surrey Home Guard:

  • Paul Crook Surrey Home Guard (Guildford, 2000).

4 thoughts on “The Queen’s Royal Surrey Regiment: Further Reading”

  1. john says:

    can you possibly tell me. when the 1st. Bn. Queens Royal surrey’s were sent to Cyprus in 1960. a detachment was sent to Libya. I need to know what camp it was stationed at.
    Thank you.
    John.

  2. Peter Kilian says:

    Dear Sir/Madam
    My father was called up for WW2 on 01/07/1940 and posted to the 15th Battalion The Queen’s Royal Regiment. Then, prior to embarkation to North Africa in early 1943, he was transferred to the 1st Battalion, Queen’s Own Royal West Kent Regiment.
    What I am trying to find out is whether the 15th Battalion was a training battalion for training soldiers for other units or whether it was common during the war for soldiers to be transferred between regiments like this. As the QRR did fight overseas, I am curious why some soldiers would be transferred out.

    Thanks you for your help

    Peter

  3. Mick Kirby says:

    I would like to know the role of the Queens in Italy, Autumn 1944 WW2.
    What battle and where were they fighting as my uncle was killed in the September of 1944.
    Buried at Gradara war grave.

  4. Mark Tranter says:

    James Matthew Bannister; 14502346, 1/6th Bn., The Queen’s Royal Regiment (West Surrey) who died on 21 October 1944 Age 20, from injuries sustained from, no one knows.
    Would like to know more about my Uncle James. Anything.

    Thank you

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