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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…


The British infantry regiments of 1914-1918

This section of the Long, Long Trail will be helpful for anyone wishing to find out about the history of the battalions of the British infantry. The “Poor Bloody Infantry” had the deadliest role of…


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Renumbering the Territorial Force Infantry in 1917

Men serving in the Territorial Force got new numbers in 1917 and a great deal can be determined about their service from these numbers. This page should help you understand what it all means. Introduction…


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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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Legends, myths and realities – the Christmas Truce, 1914

The Christmas Truce in France and Flanders, 1914 Between 14 and 21 December 1914 the British Expeditionary Force took part in several localised attacks, all of which failed with heavy casualties, and were attacked at…


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34th Division

The history of 34th Division On 10 December the War Office authorised the formation of the Fifth New Army. Like the other Kitchener Armies, it comprised six Divisions, in this case numbered 37 to 42….


British Entrenching Battalions of 1918

In early 1918 a manpower crisis caused an unwelcome reorganisation of the British infantry in France and Flanders. One of its effects was the creation of 25 Entrenching Battalions. Certain such battalions had existed earlier…


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16th (Irish) Division

The history of 16th (Irish) Division This Division was established by the Irish Command in September 1914, as part of the Army Orders authorising Kitchener’s Second New Army, K2. Early days were somewhat chaotic, the…


Review of “A sturdy race of men”

A sturdy race of men: 149 Brigade – a history of the Northumberland Fusiliers Territorial Battalions in the Great War by Alan Isaac Grint published by Pen & Sword Military in 2018 Hardback ISBN 978…