What was a Junior or Senior Battalion of the Training Reserve?

The definition of the Junior and Senior Battalions of the Training Reserve was issued in an appendix to Army Council Instruction 986 of 1917.

Headquarters

  • 1 Lieutenant-Colonel in command
  • 1 Major second in command
  • 1 Adjutant
  • 1 Quartermaster
  • 2 Warrant Officers Class I (one a Sergeant Major and the other an Acting Sergeant Major)
  • 2 Warrant Officers Class II (one a Quartermaster Sergeant and the other an Acting Quartermaster Sergeant)
  • 1 Colour Sergeant instructor in musketry
  • 1 Orderly Room Segeant
  • 2 Orderly Room clerks
  • 1 Sergeant Drummer
  • 1 Pioneer Sergeant
  • 1 Sergeant Shoemaker
  • 1 Sergeant Cook
  • 1 Armourer attached from the Army Ordnance Corps
  • 16 Drummers (recruits under age of 18 years and one month, or others of medical category C)
  • 3 Pioneers (two being cold shoers)

One Company

  • 1 Major or Captain in command
  • 5 Lieutenants or Second Lieutenants
  • 1¬†Warrant Officer Class II (Company Sergeant Major)
  • 1 Company Quartermaster Sergeant
  • 8 Sergeants
  • 10 Corporals
  • 210 Privates (in training)

Six Other Companies

  • 6 Majors or Captains in command
  • 30 Lieutenants or Second Lieutenants
  • 6¬†Warrant Officers Class II (Company Sergeant Majors)
  • 6 Company Quartermaster Sergeants
  • 48 Sergeants
  • 60 Corporals
  • 1260 Privates (in training)

1452 officers and men in all.

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Training Reserve formed in 1916

The remodelled Training Reserve of 1917