Queen’s Royal West Surrey Regiment: Personal papers

Personal papers accumulated by a small minority of the many thousands of soldiers who served with the Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey) and its predecessors are held by Surrey History Centre under the reference QRWS/30.  These may include service papers, private diaries, letters, photographs and other documents relating to the soldier's career and life.  They are organised alphabetically by surname.

Click on the following links to view pdf PDF copies of the listings of these papers,  giving details of the documents included in the each collection. These documents can then be viewed at the Surrey History Centre. The pdf documents can be searched using the 'Find' or 'Search' facility in Adobe Acrobat.

A-B            C           D-E            F-G            H             I-L

M-O           P            R                S             T-V           W-Z

Documents are added to these records on a regular basis, for up-to-date information please contact Surrey History Centre.

13 thoughts on “Queen’s Royal West Surrey Regiment: Personal papers”

  1. Chris Whitehouse says:

    Hi !!!
    Dear Sir
    I am trying to find out about my
    Great Uncle for school.
    Dennis Jones (SGT) was in the
    Queens Reg (West Surrey)1/5
    And recieved Dutch B .
    It would be great if anyone might know his activities in WW2, or served with him.

  2. Tim Deacon says:

    I am trying to establish if my grandfather ALFRED GEAL, G/1106 served in the Royal West Surrey Regiment or the Royal West Kents, he was in the 6th Regiment, his medals show The Queens, he arrived in France on the 1/6/1915 this date refers to boyh the East Surreys and the West Kents, he had four brothers who all served and all returned home after the war. Any clarification would be appreciated.

    1. Andy says:

      Hi Tim
      Your Grandfather G/1106 Alfred Geal served in the 6th Battalion of the Queen’s Royal West Surrey Regiment

  3. timdeacon says:

    Thank you, he served with four other brothers who all came home.

    1. A says:

      That’s great, were they all unscathed? Have you found out any more about Alfred?

  4. Alan Scriven says:

    My uncle was in queens own west surrey miles in action 18 June 1944 France he is welsh burried in tilleylursellas france, I want to know how,I visited his grave and planted daffodils,well kept cemetery, German soldiers buried also,which I thought strange ,he was 28 ,my name is a!an from Merthyr s wales thanks.

    1. Clive Wiley says:

      what was your Grandads name ? My Dad was a Stretcher Bearer in the !/5th i have his note book and i have transcribed it to to this site with the names and number of the men hi picked up
      http://ww2talk.com/index.php?threads/1-5-queens-royal-west-surreys-stretcher-bearers-note-book-from-villers-bocage-to-26-july.55590/

  5. Paul Welham says:

    I am trying to trace anyone knew my father Leonard Harry Welham who came from Ipswich and served in 2/5 Battalion Queens Regiment Surrey from 1941-1945 in Italy Egypt.

    1. Rob mayes says:

      My dad served at the same time Jack mayes .he was shot by the Italians 2/battalion 1941 ..sadly no longer with us

  6. Karl Preston says:

    Hi I am searching for any information about my father Keneth George Moll who I believe was in the Surry Regiment from 1941 till 945 many thanks

  7. Chris Rice says:

    Hi
    I am trying to find my Great Grandfather John William Pitts on the 1881 census.
    I know he served in Burma in 1885 with the Royal West Surrey Regiment and received the India Medal with Burma Clasp in 1887.
    I cannot find him on The General Census for England and Wales including The census for Stoughton Barracks so I was wondering if The Regiment was serving abroad at the time. Many thanks Chris Rice.

  8. Joanne Beaven says:

    I am trying to find out if anybody has any information on the 1/6 Battalion The Queens Regiment, West Surrey who fought the second battle of El Alamein. My uncle was in this battalion and was missing in action, his name was John Frederick McCarthy. I would be grateful if anyone has any information to share.

  9. Alison Elkins says:

    I am trying to find which Battalion my Grand father William Frank Croucher served in. His service number is 7722. He originated from Kent so was surprised he served in the Queens West Surrey regiment in the First World War. Thank you.

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