THE BRITISH ARMY & THE FIRST WORLD WAR 1914-1918
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This part of the Old Front Line contains information on battalions of British Regiments that saw active service in the First World War; it does not include those that only served in England on home service.
For each regiment their WW1 Battle Honours are shown, along with the different battalions and details of the higher formations they served with (Brigades and Divisions). In some cases further information on particularly famous actions, incidents or individuals associated with that battalion are also shown. If a Victoria Cross was awarded to a soldier of the battalion, details are shown. The symbol is a link to Mike Chapman's Victoria Cross Reference site to the page for that man. A (p) against his place and date of award indicates a posthumous VC.
For each regiment there are also details of source material, such as regimental histories, and suggested web links.
You might also find it useful to look at the What is A Battalion? and What is a Brigade and Division? pages.
This part of the site will take some time to complete - please keep calling back!
|Guards Machine Gun Regiment|
INFANTRY OF THE LINE
|The Queen's Regiment (Royal West Surreys)|
|The Buffs (East Kent Regiment)|
|The King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment)|
|The Northumberland Fusiliers|
|The Royal Warwickshire Regiment|
|The Royal Fusiliers|
|The Middlesex Regiment|
|more to follow!|
|Honourable Artillery Company|
|Northern Cyclist Battalion|
|Highland Cyclist Battalion|
|Kent Cyclist Battalion|
|Huntingdonshire Cyclist Battalion|
N.B. Only battalions that saw overseas service are listed. Units that stayed in England are not shown.
ŠPaul Reed 2004-2006