Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry (Prince of Wales’s Own Royal Regiment)

The regiment was formed on the creation of the Territorial Force in April 1908 and placed under orders of the 1st South Western Mounted Brigade. It was headquartered at The Butts on London Road in Chippenham with the squadrons being headquartered as follows: A Squadron: Warminster (with drill stations at Longbridge Deverell, Whiteparish, Salisbury, Amesbury […]

Royal Sussex Regiment

Regimental Depot The Barracks, Chichester. Battalions of the Regular Army 1st Battalion August 1914 : in Peshawar. Part of 1st (Peshawar) Brigade, 1st (Peshawar) Division of Indian Army. Remained in India throughout the war. Moved to 2nd (Rawalpindi) Division December 1917. 2nd Battalion August 1914 : in Woking, part of 2nd Brigade in 1st Division. […]

Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment)

The Queen’s was sometimes known as the Mutton Lancers, after their “Lamb and Flag” cap badge. The regimental badge as depicted on a CWGC grave stone. From the excellent Epsom and Ewell History Explorer website, with my thanks. Battalions of the Regular Army 1st Battalion August 1914 : in Bordon Camp. Under command of 3rd […]

British West Indies Regiment

Formation The regular West India Regiment long pre-dated the Great War. Its 1st Battalion, based at Freetown, sent a detachment for service in German Cameroons. 2nd Battalion saw much service in the West and East African campaigns and then went to Palestine in September 1918. From the “Moving Here” website: Following the outbreak of hostilities […]

Bedfordshire Regiment

Regimental Depot Kempston Barracks, Bedford Battalions of the Regular Army 1st Battalion August 1914 : in Mullingar in Ireland. Part of 15th Brigade, 5th Division. Landed in France on 15 August 1914. 2nd Battalion August 1914 : in Pretoria in South Africa. Returned to England and landed at Southampton 19 September 1914. 19 September 1914 […]

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 : […]

King’s (Liverpool Regiment)

Regimental Depot Seaforth Barracks Battalions of the Regular Army 1st Battalion August 1914 : in Aldershot. Part of 6th Brigade, 2nd Division. Landed at Le Havre 13 August 1914. 2nd Battalion August 1914 : in Peshawar in India. Part of 1st (Peshawar) Brigade, 1st (Peshawar) Division of Indian Army. Remained in India throughout the war. […]

Manchester Regiment

Regimental Depot Ladysmith Barracks (formerly Wellington Barracks), Ashton-under-Lyne Battalions of the Regular Army 1st Battalion August 1914 : in Jullundur, India. Part of the 8th (Jullundur) Brigade in 3rd (Lahore) Division. This Division left India on 29 August 1914 as part of the Indian Corps and moved to France, landing at Marseilles on 26 September […]

Leicestershire Regiment

Today’s professional rugby football team in the city of Leicester is known as the Tigers. This has a regimental connection. In 1825 the regiment, which at the time was known as the 17th Foot, was given the honour of wearing the insignia of a tiger superimposed with the word “Hindoostan”, in recognition of its long […]