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Royal Highlanders (Black Watch)

Battalions of the Regular Army 1st Battalion August 1914: at Aldershot. Part of 1st Brigade in 1st Division. Landed at Le Havre on 14 August 1914. 2nd Battalion August 1914 : in Bareilly, India. Part…


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Widows’ and dependents’ pension records

The National Archives holds a small but valuable collection of widows’ and dependents’ pensions forms in collection number PIN82. All holdings are listed on this page. According to the National Archives, “This series consists of…


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Renumbering the Territorial Force Infantry in 1917

Men serving in the Territorial Force got new numbers in 1917 and a great deal can be determined about their service from these numbers. This page should help you understand what it all means. Introduction…


The Battle of Loos

25 September – 15 October 1915: the Battle of Loos. The first genuinely large scale British offensive action but once again only in a supporting role to a larger French attack in the Third Battle…


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15th (Scottish) Division

The history of 15th (Scottish) Division This Division was established by the Scottish Command in September 1914, as part of the Army Orders authorising Kitchener’s Second New Army, K2. Early days were somewhat chaotic, the…


51st (Highland) Division

The history of 51st (Highland) Division The Highland Division was a formation of the Territorial Force. It was formed as a result of the reforms of the army carried out in 1908 under the Secretary…


The Battle of Aubers

9-10 May 1915: the Battle of Aubers. A disastrous attack that cost 11,000 British casualties for no material gain: it was a minor supporting operation to a much larger French attack in an action known…


The British infantry regiments of 1914-1918

This section of the Long, Long Trail will be helpful for anyone wishing to find out about the history of the battalions of the British infantry. The “Poor Bloody Infantry” had the deadliest role of…


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The Scottish Horse

The 1st and 2nd Scottish Horse were formed on the creation of the Territorial Force in April 1908 and were independent of any brigade command, being under direct orders of Scottish Command. 1st Scottish Horse…


The Battles of the Marne, 1918

20 July – 2 August 1918: the Battles of the Marne, 1918. A British force takes part in Foch’s very large scale and highly successful counter offensive of the Marne, which proves to be the…