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

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1st Battalion

4.8.14 Aldershot, as part of 1st (Guards) Brigade, 1st Division. 14.8.14, landed at Havre. 25.8.15 to 2nd Guards Brigade, Guards Division. 11.11.18 located at Mauberge, France.

Victoria Cross:

2/Lt G.A.Boyd-Rochfort Cambrin 3.8.15
Sgt J.McAulay DCM Fontaine Notre Dame 27.11.17
L/Sgt F.McNess Ginchy 15.9.16

2nd Battalion

4.8.14 Tower of London. September 1914 to 20th Brigade, 7th Division at Lyndhurst. 7.10.14 landed at Zeebrugge. 9.8.15 to 3rd Guards Brigade, Guards Division. 11.11.18 located near Mauberge, France.

Victoria Cross:

Pte J.MacKenzie Rouges Bancs 19.12.14 (p)
Cpl H.B.Wood MM St Python 13.10.18



Loraine F.Petre, Wilfrid Ewart and Maj-Gen Sir Cecil Lowther - Scots Guards in the Great War [Naval & Military Press Ltd reprint 2002 N & M reprint (original pub 1925). xiii + 349pp with 15 maps. ISBN 1843423723].

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.

Scots 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.

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