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 […]

Royal Dublin Fusiliers

Battalions of the Regular Army 1st Battalion August 1914 : in Madras. Returned to UK and landed at Plymouth on 21 December 1914. Moved to billets in Torquay but in January 1915 went on to Nuneaton. Came under orders of 86th Brigade in 29th Division. 16 March 1915 : sailed from Avonmouth for Gallipoli, going […]

Princess Victoria’s (Royal Irish Fusiliers)

The regiment was often known by its traditional name of the “Faugh-a-Ballaghs”. Battalions of the Regular Army 1st Battalion August 1914 : at Shorncliffe. Under command of 10th Brigade in 4th Division. 8 August 1914: moved to York, being billeted in the Exhibition Hall near Bootham Bar. 9 August 1914: moved to Darlington. 11 August […]

Royal Welsh Fusiliers

Battalions of the Regular Army 1st Battalion August 1914 : in Malta. Returned to England, landing at Southampton 3 September 1914. 3 September 1914 : came under orders of 22nd Brigade in 7th Division. Landed at Zeebrugge 7 October 1914. Moved with the Division to Italy in November 1917. 2nd Battalion August 1914 : in […]

Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers

Battalions of the Regular Army 1st Battalion August 1914 : in Trimulgherry, Secunderabad, India. Recalled to UK and landed at Avonmouth on 10 January 1915. 10 January 1915 : came under command of 87th Brigade in 29th Division. Moved to Rugby. March 1915 : sailed, going via Egypt, and landed at Cape Helles, Gallipoli, on […]

Royal Munster Fusiliers

Battalions of the Regular Army Regimental Depot Ballymullen Barracks, Tralee 1st Battalion August 1914 : in Rangoon, Burma. Returned to UK and landed at Avonmouth on 10 January 1915. Moved to Coventry and came under orders of 86th Brigade in 29th Division. 16 March 1915 : sailed from Avonmouth for Gallipoli, going via Alexandria and […]

The Royal Scots Fusiliers

Battalions of the Regular Army 1st Battalion August 1914 : in Gosport. Part of 9th Brigade, 3rd Division. Landed at Le Havre 14 August 1914. The brigade was attached to 28th Division between 17 February and 2 April 1915. 5 April 1916 : transferred to 8th Brigade in same Division. 2nd Battalion August 1914 : […]

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 a random sample of First World War widows’ and dependents’ pensions forms created by the Ministry of Pensions. Each file […]

Lancashire Fusiliers

Battalions of the Regular Army 1st Battalion August 1914 : in Karachi. Returned to England, landing 2 January 1915 and moved to Nuneaton. 2 January 1915 : Came under orders of 86th Brigade, 29th Division. 16 March 1915 : sailed via Egypt and landed Gallipoli 25 April 1915. Evacuated to Egypt January 1916. Landed at […]

Northumberland Fusiliers

Often known as the “Fighting Fifth” as the regiment was until 1881 the Fifth Foot, the Northumberland Fusiliers raised no fewer than 51 battalions for service in the Great War. This makes it the second largest after the London Regiment. The regimental badge as depicted on a CWGC grave stone. From the excellent Amble & […]