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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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Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry

Regimental Depot Cowley Barracks, Oxford. Battalions of the Regular Army 1st Battalion August 1914 : in Ahmednagar, India. Under command of 17th Indian Brigade of 6th (Poona) Division, Indian Army. 27 November 1914 : moved…


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72nd Division

History of 72nd Division This formation was created during the war. Late in 1916 orders were given for the formation of three additional home-service Divisions; they would have the dual role of carrying out training…


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,…


Review of “The Christian Soldier”

The Christian Soldier: the life of Lt-Col. the Rev. Bernard William Vann VC MC & Bar, Croix de Guerre avec Palme by Charles Beresford published by Helion & Company, 2017 ISBN 978 1 910777 31…



Field Bakeries of the Army Service Corps

The Field Bakery was a unit of the Supply department of the Army Service Corps. This page is a continuing work in progress but the information shown is accurate, if incomplete. “Expeditionary Force Tables” of…


Herefordshire Regiment

Depot and Company locations The regiment was unusual in that it was a represented by a single unit of the Territorial Force. It had no regular army component other than the small permanent cadre of…