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61st (2nd South Midland) Division

The history of 61st (2nd South Midland) 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…


Worcestershire Regiment

Regimental depot Norton Barracks, Worcester Battalions of the Regular Army 1st Battalion August 1914 : in Cairo. Returned to England, landing at Liverpool 16 October 1914. 16 October 1914 : came under command of 24th…


King’s Royal Rifle Corps

Regimental Depot Rifles Depot, Winchester Battalions of the Regular Army 1st Battalion August 1914 : at Aldershot. Under command of 6th Brigade in 2nd Division. 13 August 1914 : landed at Rouen. 13 December 1915…


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Military hospitals in the British Isles 1914-1918

The flow of casualties from the various theatres of war soon overwhelmed the existing medical facilities in Great Britain and Ireland. Many civilian hospitals and large buildings were turned over to military use. This listing…


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53rd (Welsh) Division

The history of 53rd (Welsh) Division The Welsh 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…


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62nd (2nd West Riding) Division

The history of 62nd (2nd West Riding) 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…



The Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment)

Battalions of the Regular Army 1st Battalion August 1914 : in Dublin. Under command of 13th Brigade in 5th Division. 15 August 1914 : landed at Le Havre. December 1917 : moved with Division to…


The Rifle Brigade, 1914-1918

Regimental Depot Rifles Depot, Winchester, Hampshire Battalions of the Regular Army 1st Battalion August 1914 : at Colchester. Under command of 11th Brigade in 4th Division. 23 August 1914 : landed at Le Havre. 2nd…


Essex Regiment

Regimental depot Warley Barracks, Warley (near Brentwood), Essex Battalions of the Regular Army 1st Battalion August 1914 : in Mauritius. Returned to England in December 1914. 18 January 1915 : moved to Banbury and came…