London Regiment

The London Regiment was unusual. Not only were all of its battalions of the Territorial Force (although the first four were affiliated to the other City of London regiment, the all-regular Royal Fusiliers) but each battalion was regarded as a corps in its own right. 1/1st (City of London) Battalion (Royal Fusiliers) August 1914 : […]

Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)

Also known as the City of London Regiment, the Royal Fusiliers raised no fewer than 47 battalions for service in the Great War. This makes it the fifth largest after the London Regiment, Northumberland Fusiliers, Middlesex Regiment and King’s (Liverpool Regiment). Battalions of the Regular Army 1st BattalionAugust 1914 : in Kinsale. Under command of […]

58th (2/1st London) Division

The history of 58th (2/1st London) Division On 31 August 1914 the War Office issued instructions for all units of the Territorial Force to form a reserve unit. The men who had agreed to serve overseas were separated from the rest. Those left as ‘home service only’ were formed into ‘second line’ units, which would […]

56th (1st London) Division

The history of 56th (1st London) Division The London 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 of State for War, Richard Burdon Haldane and was one of 14 Divisions of the peacetime TF. 1914 The […]

47th (2nd London) Division

The history of 47th (2nd London) Division The 2nd London 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 of State for War, Richard Burdon Haldane and was one of 14 Divisions of the peacetime TF. * […]

60th (2/2nd London) Division

The history of 60th (2/2nd London) Division On 31 August 1914 the War Office issued instructions for all units of the Territorial Force to form a reserve unit. The men who had agreed to serve overseas were separated from the rest. Those left as ‘home service only’ were formed into ‘second line’ units, which would […]

Military hospitals in London

Territorial Force Hospitals 1st City of London General Hospital, Duke of York’s Headquarters, Chelsea. 2nd City of London General Hospital, St. Marks College, Chelsea. Beds for 66 officers and 995 other ranks. 3rd London General Hospital, Wandsworth Common. 806 officers and 224 other ranks. 4th London General Hospital, Denmark Hill, Camberwell. Formerly the Maudsley Memorial […]

3rd County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters)

The regiment was formed on the creation of the Territorial Force in April 1908 and placed under orders of the London Mounted Brigade. It was based at Henry Street in St John’s Wood. Its Volunteer Force predecessor had fought in the Boer War as the 3rd County of London Imperial Yeomanry (Sharpshooters). 1/3rd County of […]

1st County of London Yeomanry (Middlesex Duke of Cambridge’s Hussars)

The regiment was formed on the creation of the Territorial Force in April 1908 and placed under orders of the London Mounted Brigade. It was based at the Duke of York’s Headquarters in Chelsea. Its Volunteer Force predecessor had been formed as long ago as 1797 and fought in the Boer War as the Middlesex […]

City of London Yeomanry (Rough Riders)

The regiment was formed on the creation of the Territorial Force in April 1908 and placed under orders of the London Mounted Brigade. It was based at 39 Finsbury Square. Its Volunteer Force predecessor had been formed in 1901 for service in the the Boer War and had originally been titled the 20th Imperial Yeomanry. […]