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Training Reserve formed in September 1916

The formation of the Training Reserve A considerable reorganisation of the reserve infantry battalions took place on 1 September 1916. Before this date, most of the infantry regiments contained one or more reserve battalions of…


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Training Reserve remodelled in 1917

The structure of the Training Reserve that had existed since September 1916 was changed by Army Council Instruction 986 of 1917. New recruits coming into this structure were conscripted under the terms of the Military…



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What was the Graduated Battalion of the Training Reserve?

The definition of the Graduated Battalions of the Training Reserve was issued in an appendix to Army Council Instruction 986 of 1917. Most recruits would be posted to a Graduated Battalion after first training with…



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Training to be a soldier

Pre-war training for the infantry Recruits of the regular army trained for three months at their regimental depots before being posted to whichever of that regiment’s battalions was on home service at the time. Regulars…


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The Reserve Regiments of Cavalry

Organisation Seventeen reserve regiments were formed when the army mobilised in August 1914. Most of them had two or more of the active cavalry regiments affiliated to them and the intention was for the reserve…


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The training of infantry reservists

This page describes the training of men of Sections B and D of the Army Reserve. These were soldiers of the regular army who had completed the full-time part of their engagement and who were…