World War 1 despatches

Sir Douglas HaigDuring WW1, reports from commanders-in-chief were published in The Gazette, as the bearer of official War Office and Ministry of Defence events.

Activities and achievements of the war were detailed, with individuals mentioned in despatches (MiD). 

1914

28861 Declaration of war against Germany, 04/08/1914

28897 3rd Supp. Sir John French 1st despatch, Mons and Le Cateau 08/09/1914

28942 2nd Supp. Sir John French 2nd despatch, Marne 16/10/1914

28948 3rd Supp. Sir David Beatty, Heligoland 20/10/1914

28963 Declaration of war against Turkey, 03/11/1914

28989 2nd Supp. Sir John French 4th despatch, 1st Battle Ypres 27/11/1914

28996 Sir John French 5th despatch, Antwerp 5/12/1914

29025 4th Supp. Captain John C.T Glossop, capture of SMS Emden 29/12/1914

1915

29069 3rd Supp. Sir John French 6th despatch, winter 1914-15 16/2/1915

29072 2nd Supp. D J P French despatch, Naval mentions in despatches, 16/02/1915

29076 6th Supp. Memorandum – East Coast Mine Sweepers, 16/02/1915

29087 Sir F C Doveton Sturdee, despatch, The Falkland Islands, 02/03/1915

29088 2nd Supp. Sir David Beatty despatch, Battle of Dogger Bank, 02/03/1915

29126 4th Supp. Hon Horace L A Hood, Belgium, 09/04/1915

29128 3rd supp. Sir John French 7th despatch, Neuve Chapelle 12/04/1915

29200 3rd Supp. J D P French despatch, Naval mentions in despatches, 18/06/1915

29214 Awards in recognition of services with the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, 02/07/1915

29225 2nd Supp. Sir John French 8th despatch, 2nd Battle of Ypres 09/07/1915

29347 4th Supp. Sir John French 9th despatch, Loos 29/11/1915

29217 3rd Supp. Sir Ian Hamilton 1st Gallipoli despatch 02/07/1915

29251 2nd Supp. Ian Hamilton despatch, Gallipoli naval mentions, 03/08/1915

29256 2nd Supp. Naval mentions in despatches, Western Front, 06/08/1915

29264 2nd Supp. John M de Robeck, despatch, Gallipoli landing, 13/08/1915

29303 3rd Supp. Sir Ian Hamilton 2nd Gallipoli despatch 17/09/1915

29333 Declaration of war against Bulgaria, 19/10/1915

29354 Ian Hamilton despatch, Gallipoli naval mentions, 05/11/1915

29395 2nd Supp. H King Hall despatch, Konigsberg, 07/12/1915

29422 J D P French despatch, Gallipoli naval mentions, 31/12/1915

1916

29429 2nd Supp. Sir Ian Hamilton despatch, Gallipoli, 04/01/1916

29436 2nd Supp. H S Bacon – Despatch Belgian Coast, 11/01/1916

29455 Sir Ian Hamilton despatch, Gallipoli naval mentions, 28/01/1916

29507 Honours and awards – Galipolli landing, 14/03/1916

29536 2nd Supp. Sir John Nixon despatch, Mesopotamian campaign, 04/04/1916

29576 3rd Supp. Sir John Nixon despatch, Mesopotamian campaign, 09/05/1916

29599 3rd Supp. Sir Douglas Haig Spring despatch, St Eloi 26/05/1916

29623 2nd Supp. Sir Douglas Haig despatch, Naval mentions in despatches, 13/06/1916

29664 4th Supp. Sir Charles Monro despatch, Gallipoli naval mentions, 11/07/1916

29680 Sir Reginald H S Bacon despatch, Dover Patrol, 25/07/1916

29716 5th Supp. Sir John French 10th despatch, Loos 08/08/1916

29884 Supp. Sir Douglas Haig Somme despatch, 29/12/1916

29429 2nd Supp. Sir Ian Hamilton 3rd Gallipoli despatch 06/01/1916

29514 2nd Supp. Summarised accounts of operations in the Tochi Valley, 17/03/1916

29522 3rd Supp. Sir Ian Hamilton 4th Gallipoli despatch 24/03/1916

29541 3rd Supp. Sir Charles Munro 1st despatch, withdrawal Gallipoli 07/04/1916

29601 Supp. Despatches of operations of the Tsingtau expeditionary force, 30/05/1916

29604 4th Supp. Sir Charles Dobell despatch, Cameroons, 30/05/1916

29630 J C Smuts despatch, East Africa, 20/06/1916

29632 3rd Supp. Sir John Maxwell despatch, Egypt, 20/06/1916

29648 J C Smuts despatch, East Africa, 30/06/1916

29652 Sir Beauchamp Duff despatch, Indian Empire, 04/07/1916

29654 Battle of Jutland: action in the North Sea 06/07/1916

29665 6th Supp. Naval mentions in despatches, Mesopotamian campaign, 13/07/1916

29676 Supplement Sir John French Ireland despatch 21/07/1916

29685 6th Supplement, Sir John Nixon despatch, Bushire, 25/07/1916

29690 Supp. G F Archer despatch, Somaliland, 01/08/1916

29692 3rd Supp. G Smith despatch, Nyasaland, 01/08/1916

29751 Sir John R Jellicoe, despatch, honours and awards recommendation, 15/09/1916

29763 5th Supp. Sir Archibald Murray despatch, Egypt, 22/09/1916

29782 4th Supp. Sir Percy Lake despatch, Mesopotamia, 10/10/1916

29789 3rd Supp. Sir Percy Lake despatch, Mesopotamia, 17/10/1916

29800 2nd Supp. Sir Reginald Wingate despatch, Darfur, 24/10/1916

29823 Sir Percy Lake despatch, Mesopotamia, 14/11/1916

29845 Sir Archibald Murray despatch, Egypt, 01/12/1916

29851 3rd Supp. G F Milne despatch, Salonika, 05/12/1916

1917

29890 2nd Supp. Sir Douglas Haig despatch, Naval mentions in despatches, 02/01/1917

29906 2nd Supp. J C Smuts despatch, East Africa, 16/01/1917

29914 Supp. Despatch Earl John French, Home defence, 23/01/1917

29933 2nd Supp. J C Smuts despatch, East Africa, 06/02/1917

30015 3rd Supp. Sir John de Robeck despatch, Gallipoli Evacuation 10/04/1917

30026 4th Supp. J C Smuts despatch, East Africa, 17/04/1917

30072 3rd Supp. Sir Douglas Haig despatch, Naval mentions in despatches, 15/05/1917

30102 3rd Supp. Reginald Wingate despatch, Sudan, 29/05/1917

30133 2nd Supp. E Charlton despatch, East Africa 15/06/1917

30140 2nd Supp. Sir Douglas Haig despatch, British Armies in France/Ancre 19/06/1917

30169 Sir Archibald Murray despatch, Egypt, 06/09/1917

30176 2nd Supp. Sir Stanley Maude despatch, Mesopotamia, 10/07/1917

30182 2nd Supp. Despatch on military operations of the Rhodesian Forces, East Africa, 13/07/1917

30196 4th Supp. G F Milne despatch, Salonika, 20/07/1917

30233 3rd Supp. Naval mentions in despatches, Mesopotamia, 14/08/1917

30289 7th Supp. Naval mentions in despatches, military operations, 14/09/1917

30298 2nd Supp. Sir Rosslyn E Wmyss despatch, operations of H.M Gunboats, 21/09/1917

30305 2nd Supp. G Smith despatch, Nyasaland, 25/09/1917

30360 2nd Supp. Sir Charles Monro despatch, Indian Empire, 30/10/1917

30380 2nd Supp. G F Milne despatch, Salonika, 13/11/1917

30391 7th Supp. Sir Archibald Murray despatch, Sinai , 16/11/1917

30404 2nd Supp. G F Milne despatch, Salonika naval mentions, 27/11/1917

30421 4th Supp. Sir Douglas Haig despatch, Naval mentions in despatches, 07/12/1917

30447 Supp. General Hoskins despatch, Operations in East Africa 27/12/1917

1918

30462 5th Supp. Sir Douglas Haig Arras despatch 08/01/1918

30469 4th Supp. Sir Stanley Maude despatch, Mesopotamia, 08/01/1918

30474 2nd Sup. Sir Archibald Murray despatch, Egypt, 11/01/1918

30480 2nd Supp. Sir Edmund Allenby despatch, Egypt, 15/01/1918

30492 4th Supp. Sir Edmund Allenby despatch, Sinai, 22/01/1918

30554 3rd Supp. Sir Douglas Haig Cambrai despatch 01/03/1918

30560 3rd Supp. A R Hoskins despatch, East Africa, 05/03/1918

30570 5th Supp. Sir Stanley Maude despatch, Mesopotamia, 08/03/1918

30611 4th Supp. East Africa despatch 02/04/1918

30626 6th Supp. Sir Herbert Plumer despatch, Italy, 09/04/1918

30629 2nd Supp. Sir A A Barrett despatch, Waziristan, 12/04/1918

30691 3rd Supp. Sir Douglas Haig despatch, Naval mentions in despatches, 17/05/1918

30740 5th Supp. G F Milne despatch, Salonika naval mentions, 07/06/1918

30746 5th Supp. Sir E H H Allenby despatch, Naval mentions, Palestine, 11/06/1918

30829 4th Supp. Sir J L van Deventer, East Africa, 02/08/1918

30856 4th Supp. Naval mentions in despatches, South-West Africa, 20/08/1918

30867 7th Supp. W R Marshall despatch, Mesopotamia, 23/08/1918

30870 2nd Supp. Sir Roger J B Keyes despatch, Dover Patrol, 27/08/1918

30874 6th Supp. W R Marshall despatch. Mesopotamia, 26/08/1918

30939 5th Supp. Naval mentions in despatches, Hedjaz, 04/10/1918

30963 5th Supp. Sir Douglas Haig despatch, Cambrai 18/10/1918

30966 8th Supp. Rudolph Lambart despatch, Italy, 18/10/1918

30994 2nd Supp. General Sir Edmund Allenby, Egypt and Palestine despatch 05/11/1918

31031 6th Supp. Sir Charles Carmichael Monro despatch, Mesopotamia, 26/11/1918

31049 2nd Supp. Rudolph Lambart despatch, Italy, 03/12/1918

31063 5th Supp. Honours for services in White Sea operations, 10/12/1918

31069 4th Supp. Sir J L van Deventer despatch, East Africa, 13/12/1918

31077 6th Supp. Sir Douglas Haig despatch, Naval mentions in despatches, 17/12/1918

31087 3rd Supp. Sir Edmund Allenby despatch, Palestine, 27/12/1918

31101 10th Supp. Sir H M Trenchard despatch, RAF bombing campaign, 31/12/1918

1919

31106 2nd Supp. Rudolph Lambart despatch, Italy naval mentions, 03/01/1919

31111 7th Supp. Sir Douglas Haig despatch, Somme and Lys Rivers 03/01/1919

31138 2nd Supp. Sir E H H Allenby despatch, Naval mentions, 21/01/1919

31139 3rd Supp. Sir G F Milne despatch, Salonika, 21/01/1919

31152 5th Supp. Sir G F Milne despatch, Salonika naval mentions, 28/01/1919

31156 9th Supp. Sir J L van Deventer despatch, East Africa, 28/01/1919

31189 2nd Supp. report of Vice-Admiral, Dover Patrol, 18/02/1919

31192 5th Supp. W R Marshall despatch, Mesopotamia, 18/02/1919

31195 8th Supp. W R Marshall despatch, Mesopotamia, 18/02/1919

31235 5th Supp. Sir Charles C Monro despatch, Indian Empire, 14/03/1919

31277 6th Supp. Gallant and distinguished service, Aden, 04/04/1919

31249 6th Supp. Recognition for valuable service in Arabia, 21/03/1919

31283 4th Supp. Sir Douglas Haig final despatch 08/04/1919

31287 8th Supp. Sir W R Marshall despatch, The Caspian Sea, 08/04/1919

31301 8th Supp. Royal Navy Despatch – Action of HM Ships  15/04/1919

31310 2nd Supp. Sir J L  van Deventer despatch, East Africa, 25/04/1919

31322 7th Supp. Letter from Vice-Admiral S H Carden 29/04/1919

31336 Defence of the Realm regulations, 13/05/1919

31358 6th Supp. Sir F R Wingate despatch, Sudan, 23/05/1919

31376 7th Supp. Sir J L van Deventer despatch, East Africa, 03/06/1919

31383 3rd Supp. Sir E H H Allenby despatch, Palestine naval mentions, 03/06/1919

31385 5th Supp. Sir G F Milne despatch, Salonika naval mentions, 03/06/1919

31386 6th Supp. Sir W R Marshall despatch, Gallipoli naval mentions, 03/06/1919

31435 2nd Supp. Sir Douglas Haig despatch, Naval mentions in despatches, 04/07/1919

31476 4th Supp. Sir Charles Monro despatch, Indian Empire, 28/07/1919

31498 3rd Supp. Sir Edmund Allenby despatch, Palestine, 08/08/1919

31590 3rd Supp. M Seymour despatch, The Caspian Sea, 07/10/1919

31690 5th Supp. Sir Reginald Wingate despatch, Arabia, 12/12/1919

31696 4th Supp. Sir Edward Northey despatch, Sudan, 16/12/1919

31700 2nd Supp. Gallant and distinguished services, Aden, 19/12/1919

1920

31728 4th Supp. Mesopotamia naval mentions, 09/01/1920

31813 4th Supp. Sir George F MacMunn despatch, Mesopotamia, 05/03/1920

31823 2nd Supp. Sir Charles Carmichael Monro, Afghanistan, 12/03/1920

31850 Major General F C Poole despatch, Russia, 02/04/1920

31856 5th Supp. Walter Cowan despatch, The Baltic Sea, 06/04/1920

31906 2nd Supp. Sir John F E Green despatch, North Russian Expeditionary Force, 18/05/1920

31938 5th Supp. Naval mentions in despatches, North Russia, 08/06/1920

31970 5th Supp. T W Kemp despatch, North Russia, 06/07/1920

32007 3rd Supp. Sir Charles Monro despatch, Indian coast, 03/08/1920

32107 2nd Supp. Despatch – Operations in the Somaliland protectorate, 29/10/1920

32116 2nd Supp. R Gordon despatch, Somaliland, 05/11/1920

32156 2nd Supp. Sir Charles Carmichael Monro despatch, Afghanistan, 07/12/1920

See also: WW2 despatches