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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…


The Battle of Loos

25 September – 15 October 1915: the Battle of Loos. The first genuinely large scale British offensive action but once again only in a supporting role to a larger French attack in the Third Battle…


63rd (Royal Naval) Division

The history of 63rd (Royal Naval) Division 1914 At the declaration of the war on 4 August 1914, there was a surplus of some 20-30,000 men of the reserves of the Royal Navy who would…


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The Corps of Royal Engineers in the First World War

This section of the Long, Long Trail will be helpful for anyone wishing to find out about the history of the units of the Royal Engineers. The war of 1914-1918 relied on engineering. Without engineers…


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The Royal Artillery in the First World War

This section of the Long, Long Trail will be helpful for anyone wishing to find out about the history of the units of the British artillery. “The war of 1914-18 was an artillery war: artillery…


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The Siege Batteries of the Royal Garrison Artillery

An unidentified British soldier standing with a 9.2 inch howitzer Mk I, named Berdameda, which was supporting the Australians on the Somme. The camouflaged box in front of the gun is known as a dirt…


Royal Marine deployment to Gallipoli

Introduction The move of the Royal Marines to Gallipoli and their early actions there are complex and confusing. This timeline should help anyone wishing to understand the movements of a given unit. February 1915 6…


Royal Irish Regiment

Battalions of the Regular Army 1st Battalion August 1914 : in Nasirabad (where it had been stationed since 1912). Returned to UK and landed at Devonport on 18 November 1914, then came under command of…



Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)

Also known as the City of London Regiment, the Royal Fusiliers raised no fewer than 47 battalions for service in the Great War. This makes it the fifth largest after the London Regiment, Northumberland Fusiliers,…