The Artists Rifles Association

An extraordinary British Regiment founded in 1860 by the leading artists of the day

“Memories of The Artists Rifles” Table of Contents



Battle Honours

Regimental Landmarks 1860-1928.

Part 1 (Pre-War):

  • Chapter I The Birth of the Artists Rifles,
  • II The Early Days of the Artists Rifles,
  • III My Enrolment in the Artists Rifles,
  • IV Recruit Course and Drill in 1882,
  • V Ambulance Course & Easter Training,
  • VI Camp & Signalling;
  • VII My First Course with “The Guards” ,
  • VIII Recruit Instruction, NCO School & “Grey Book” ,
  • IX The Marching Detatchment,
  • X “F” Company,
  • XI “Major”,
  • XII “Lieut-Colonel (Pre-War)”
  • Illustrations to Part I (Pre-War)

Part II – The Great War. Chapter

  • XIII Mobilization
  • XI V London Duties
  • XV The Artists First Crossing
  • XVI Soup at Helfaut
  • XVII All Saints’ Day 1914
  • XVIII The First Fifty Officers
  • XIX The First Sixteen M.G. Insructors
  • XX Duties in France
  • XXI Back in England
  • XXII Officers’ School Tidworth
  • XXIII The Australian Officers’ Course
  • XXIV The Chaplains’ Course
  • XXV The Artists in he Line
  • XXVI The Home Battalions
  • XXVII The ARRA and the Artists Rifles Journal
  • XXVIII The Resuscitation of the Artists Rifles
  • XXIX The Roll of Honour and the War Memorial
  • Illustrations to Part II (The Great War)

Part III – Miscellaneous

  • Chapter XXX Lord Leighton, VD, PRA
  • XXXI Col Sir Robert Edis, KBE, CB, VD, JP, FSA
  • XXXII Col Walter C. Horsley, VD
  • XXXIII Sammy Cowell
  • XXXIV Jack Smith
  • XXXV The Drums
  • XXXVI The Bishop’ s Stick
  • XXXVII “Barossa Day”
  • XXXVIII The French Nuns
  • XXXIX The London Motor-Bus Drivers
  • XL Animals in the Great War
  • XLI Care of Men
  • XLII Care of Horses
  • Illustrations to Part III (Miscellaneous)


Containing accounts, reprinted from “The Artists Rifles’ Regimental Journal”

Illustrations to the Appendix