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

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1st Battalion

4.8.14 Wellington Barracks, as part of 4th (Guards) Brigade, 2nd Division. 13.8.14, 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 M.O'Leary Cuinchy 1.2.15 

2nd Battalion

Formed 18.7.15 at Warley Barracks. Landed at Havre, 17.8.15. Joined 2nd Guards Brigade, Guards Division. To 4th Guards Brigade, 31st Division on 8.2.18. To GHQ Reserve on 20.5.18. 11.11.18 located Criel Plage, Le Treport, France.

Victoria Cross:

L/Sgt J.Moyney Broembeek 12/13.9.17
Pte T.Woodcock Broembeek 12/13.9.17



Kipling, J. - The Irish Guards in the Great War - 1st Battalion [Naval & Military Press Ltd reprint 1997 reprint (first pub as Vol I 1923). 320pp with 7 maps and 15 b/w photos.]

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.

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

Irish Guards in the Great War - much useful material by Irish Guards Living History Group.

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

©Paul Reed 2004

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