Mons, Retreat from Mons, Marne 1914, Aisne 1914, Ypres 1914-17, Langemarck 1914, Gheluvelt, Nonne Bosschen, Neuve Chapelle, Aubers, Festubert 1915, Loos, Somme 1916 '18, Ginchy, Flers-Courcelette, Morval, Pilckem, Menin Road, Poelcappelle, Passchendaele, Cambrai 1917 '18, St Quentin, Bapaume 1918, Arras 1918, Lys, Hazebrouck, Albert 1918, Scarpe 1918, Hindenburg Line, Havrincourt, Canal du Nord, Selle, Sambre, France and Flanders 1914-18.

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1st Battalion

4.8.14 Warley. September 1914 became part of 20th Brigade, 7th Division. 7.10.14, landed at Zeebrugge. 4.8.15 to 3rd Guards Brigade, Guards Division. 11.11.18 located at Mauberge, France.

Victoria Cross:

Pte E.Barber Neuve-Chapelle 12.3.15 (p)
L/Cpl W.D.Fuller Neuve-Chapelle 12.3.15
Lt-Col J.S.Gort DSO MC Canal du Nord 27.9.18

2nd Battalion

4.8.14 Chelsea, as part of 4th (Guards) Brigade, 2nd Division. 15.8.14 landed at Havre. 20.8.15 to 1st Guards Brigade, Guards Division. 11.11.18 located N.E. of Mauberge, France.

Victoria Cross:

L/Cpl W.E.Holmes Cattenieres 9.10.18 (p)

3rd Battalion

4.8.14 Wellington Barracks. 27.7.15 landed at Havre. 19.8.15 to 2nd Guards Brigade, Guards Division. 11.11.18 located near Mauberge, France.

Victoria Cross:

L/Sgt J.H.Rhodes DCM & Bar Poelcapelle 9.10.17

4th Battalion

Formed at Marlow, 14.7.15. To France 19.8.15 to 3rd Guards Brigade, Guards Divsion. 8.2.18 to 4th Guards Brigade, 31st Division. 20.5.18 4th Guards Brigade was posted to GHQ Reserve. 11.11.18 located at Criel Plage, near Le Treport, France.

Victoria Cross:

Capt G.H.T.Paton MC Gonnelieu 1.12.17
Capt T.T.Pryce MC & Bar Vieux Berquin 11.4.18 (p)



Sir Frederick Ponsonby - The Grenadier Guards in The Great War 1914-1918 [Naval & Military Press Ltd reprint 2003 N & M Press reprint (original pub 1920). 3 vols. SB. Vol I xviii + 378pp with five photos and 14 maps; Vol II vii + 383pp with 7photos and 6 maps; Vol III ix + 352pp with five photos and five maps. ISBN 1843424657].

Headlam, G. - The Guards Division in the Great War [Naval & Military Press Ltd reprint 2001. SB. N & M Press reprint (original 1924). two volumes (339 and 369 pp) 19 maps. ISBN 1843421240].


Guards Division History - elsewhere on this website, giving a history of the Guards Division in WW1.

Grenadier Guards - on Chris Baker's 'Long, Long Trail' website.


N.B. Only battalions that saw overseas service are listed here. Units that stayed in England are not shown.

ŠPaul Reed 2004

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