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Unit History: London Regiment

London Regiment
In 1889 the County of London was created from 28 metropolitan boroughs and incorporated much of Middlesex, Surrey and Kent.  This newly formed county had no Regular Regiment – multiple Volunteer Rifle Corps had formed in each of the counties surrounding the city which were now incorporated into the County of London.
 
In 1908 these battalions were merged as part of the Territorial and Reserve Forces Act of 1907 which converted the Volunteer force into the Territorial Force, and the battalions became the London Regiment.  The Regiment is unique as each battalion has retained a measure of its original identity with distinctive badges and uniforms independent of the regular army.  It is also the largest Regiment with 26 Battalions; the first 8 designated as City of London and the remaining 18 as County of London Battalions.
 
At the outbreak of the First World War approximately half of the active battalions at the time volunteered for service in France.  As a result a second line of Territorial units were raised to fill the gap in homeland defence and battalions were renamed so that the first line became the 1/1st battalion and the seconded duplicate became 2/1st battalion, in many cases a third line was formed as the second joined the first in overseas service.
Following the Armistice the Territorial Force was renamed and reorganised into the Territorial Army, only 23 battalions remained due to amalgamations.  From 1935 the threat of European war re-emerged and seven battalions were converted to anti-aircraft units of the Royal Artillery and the renamed after their parent Regiments, by 1938 the London Regiment ceased to exist becoming 2 Armoured Regiments, 10 Anti-Aircraft Regiments, 2 Signal Regiments, 24 Infantry Battalions and 1 Officer Cadet Training Unit.
 
In 1992 the London Regiment was reformed into four companies using the successors of the original Regiment:
•    HQ Company
•    A (London Scottish) Company
•    B (Queen's Regiment) Company
•    C (City of London Fusiliers) Company
•    D (London Irish Rifles) Company
 
It is the only permanent infantry battalion in the London District (Greater London).

London Regiment during WW1

Since 1815 the balance of power in Europe had been maintained by a series of treaties. In 1888 Wilhelm II was crowned ‘German Emperor and King of Prussia’ and moved from a policy of maintaining the status quo to a more aggressive position. He did not renew a treaty with Russia, aligned Germany with the declining Austro-Hungarian Empire and started to build a Navy to rival that of Britain. These actions greatly concerned Germany’s neighbours, who quickly forged new treaties and alliances in the event of war. On 28th June 1914 Franz Ferdinand the heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne was assassinated by the Bosnian-Serb nationalist group Young Bosnia who wanted pan-Serbian independence. Franz Joseph the Austro-Hungarian Emperor (with the backing of Germany) responded aggressively, presenting Serbia with an intentionally unacceptable ultimatum, to provoke Serbia into war. Serbia agreed to 8 of the 10 terms and on the 28th July 1914 the Austro-Hungarian Empire declared war on Serbia, producing a cascade effect across Europe. Russia bound by treaty to Serbia declared war with Austro-Hungary, Germany declared war with Russia and France declared war with Germany. Germany’s army crossed into neutral Belgium in order to reach Paris, forcing Britain to declare war with Germany (due to the Treaty of London (1839) whereby Britain agreed to defend Belgium in the event of invasion). By the 4th August 1914 Britain and much of Europe were pulled into a war which would last 1,566 days, cost 8,528,831 lives and 28,938,073 casualties or missing on both sides.

1/1st (City of London) Battalion (Royal Fusiliers)
04.08.1914 Stationed at Bloomsbury as part of the 1st London Brigade of the 1st London Division and then moved to war station guarding railway from London to Newhaven.
04.09.1914 Embarked for Malta from Southampton arriving 14.09.1914.
11.02.1915 Returned to the U.K. arriving at Avonmouth.
11.03.1915 Mobilised for war and landed at Havre joining the 25th Brigade of the 8th Division and engaged in various actions on the Western front including;
1915
The Battle of Neuve Chapelle, The Battle of Aubers, The action of Bois Grenier.
08.02.1916 Transferred to the 167th Brigade of the 56th Division;
1916
The diversionary attack at Gommecourt, The Battle of Ginchy, The Battle of Flers-Courcelette, The Battle of Morval, The Battle of the Transloy Ridges.
1917
The German retreat to the Hindenburg Line, The First Battle of the Scarpe, The Third Battle of the Scarpe, The Battle of Langemarck, The capture of Tadpole Copse, The capture of Bourlon Wood, The German counter attacks.
06.02.1918 Absorbed the disbanded 2/1st Battalion;
1918
The First Battle of Arras, The Battle of Albert, The Battle of the Scarpe, The Battle of the Canal du Nord, The Battle of the Cambrai, The pursuit to the Selle, The Battle of the Sambre, The passage of the Grand Honelle.
11.11.1918 Ended the war at Harveng south of Mons, Belgium.

1/2nd (City of London) Battalion (Royal Fusiliers)
04.08.1914 Stationed at Westminster as part of the 1st London brigade of the 1st London Division and then moved to war station guarding railway from Southampton Docks to Amesbury.
04.09.1914 Embarked for Malta from Southampton arriving 14.09.1914.
02.01.1915 Mobilised for war and embarked for France arriving at Marseilles.
21.02.1915 Transferred to the 17th Brigade of the 6th Division and engaged in various actions on the Western Front including;
1915
The action at Hooge.
14.10.1915 Transferred to the 17th Brigade of the 24th Division;
The Battle of Loos.
09.02.1916 Transferred to the 169th Brigade of the 56th Division;
1916
The diversionary attack at Gommecourt, The Battle of Ginchy, The Battle of Flers-Courcelette, The Battle of Morval, The Battle of the Transloy Ridges.
1917
The German retreat to the Hindenburg Line, The First Battle of the Scarpe, The Third Battle of the Scarpe, The Battle of Langemarck, The capture of Tadpole Copse, The capture of Bourlon Wood, The German counter attacks.
1918
The First Battle of Arras, The Battle of Albert, The Battle of the Scarpe, The Battle of the Canal du Nord, The Battle of the Cambrai, The pursuit to the Selle, The Battle of the Sambre, The passage of the Grand Honelle.
11.11.1918 Ended the war at Athis north of Bavai, Belgium.

1/3rd (City of London) Battalion (Royal Fusiliers)
04.08.1914 Stationed at Hampstead Road as part of the 1st London Brigade of the 1st London Division and then moved to war station guarding railway from Basingstoke to Eastleigh.
04.09.1914 Embarked for Malta from Southampton arriving 14.09.1914.
02.01.1915 Mobilised for war and embarked for France arriving at Marseilles.
10.02.1915 Transferred to the Garwhal Brigade of the Meerut Division.
17.02.1915 Transferred to the Dehra Dun Brigade of the same Division and engaged in various actions on the Western Front including;
1915
Battles of Neuve Chapelle, The Battle of Aubers Ridge, The Battle of Festubert and The Battle of Loos in 1915.
04.11.1915 Transferred to the 139th Brigade of the 46th Division.
16.11.1915 Transferred to the 142nd Brigade of the 47th Division.
09.02.1916 Transferred to the 167th Brigade of the 56th Division forming in Hallencourt;
1917
The pursuit of the German retreat to the Hindenburg Line, The Battle of Bullecourt, The actions of the Hindenburg Line, The Battle of the Menin Road Ridge, The Battle of Polygon Wood, The Second Battle of Passchendaele.
31.01.1918 Absorbed the 2/3rd Battalion to become the 3rd Battalion and transferred to the 173rd Brigade of the 58th Division;
1918
The Battle of St Quentin, The Battle of the Avre, The Battle of Villers-Bretonneux, The Battle of Amiens, The Battle of Albert, The Second Battle of Bapaume, The Battle of Epehy.
11.11.1918 Ended the war near Peruwelz S.E. of Tournai, Belgium.

1/4th (City of London) Battalion (Royal Fusiliers)
04.08.1914 Stationed at City Road as part of the 1st London brigade of the 1st London Division and then moved to war station guarding railway from Waterloo to Basingstoke.
04.09.1914 Embarked for Malta from Southampton arriving 14.09.1914.
02.01.1915 Mobilised for war and embarked for France arriving at Marseilles.
20.02.1915 Transferred to the Ferozepore Brigade of the Lahore Division and engaged in various actions on the Western Front including;
1915
Battle of Neuve Chapelle, The Battle of Aubers Ridge, The Battle of Festubert and The Battle of Loos in 1915.
11.11.1915 Transferred to the 137th Brigade of the 46th Division.
15.11.1915 Transferred to the 140th Brigade of the 47th Division;
The subsequent Actions of the Hohenzollern Redoubt.
09.02.1916 Transferred to the 168th Brigade of the 56th Division;
1916
The diversionary attack at Gommecourt, The Battle of Ginchy, The Battle of Flers-Courcelette, The Battle of Morval, The Battle of the Transloy Ridges.
1917
The German retreat to the Hindenburg Line, The First Battle of the Scarpe, The Third Battle of the Scarpe, The Battle of Langemarck, The capture of Tadpole Copse, The capture of Bourlon Wood, The German counter attacks.
1918
The First Battle of Arras, The Battle of Albert, The Battle of the Scarpe, The Battle of the Canal du Nord, The Battle of the Cambrai, The pursuit to the Selle, The Battle of the Sambre, The passage of the Grand Honelle.
11.11.1918 Ended the war at Sars-la-Bruyere north of Mons, Belgium.

1/5th (City of London) Battalion (Rifles)
04.08.1914 Stationed at Bunhill as part of the 2nd London Brigade of the 1st London Division and then moved to Bisley and then Crowborough.
Nov 1914 Mobilised for war and embarked for France leaving the 1st London Division arriving at Havre.
17.11.1914 Joined the 11th Brigade of the 4th Division and engaged in various actions on the Western Front including;
1914
The Battle of Le Cateau, The Battle of the Marne, The Battle of the Aisne, The Battle of Messines 1914.
1915
The Second Battle of Ypres.
19.05.1915 Transferred to the G.H.Q. Troops forming a composite battalion with the 1/12th & 1/13th Battalions.
11.08.1915 Resumed its identity.
25.10.1915 Transferred to the 8th Brigade of the 3rd Division.
10.02.1916 Transferred to the 169th Brigade of the 56th Division;
1916
The diversionary attack at Gommecourt, The Battle of Ginchy, The Battle of Flers-Courcelette, The Battle of Morval, The Battle of the Transloy Ridges.
1917
The German retreat to the Hindenburg Line, The First Battle of the Scarpe, The Third Battle of the Scarpe, The Battle of Langemarck, The capture of Tadpole Copse, The capture of Bourlon Wood, The German counter attacks.
1918
The First Battle of Arras, The Battle of Albert, The Battle of the Scarpe, The Battle of the Canal du Nord, The Battle of the Cambrai, The pursuit to the Selle, The Battle of the Sambre, The passage of the Grand Honelle.
11.11.1918 Ended the war at Erquennes N.E. of Bavai, Belgium.

1/6th (City of London) Battalion (Rifles)
04.08.1914 Stationed at Farringdon Road as part of the 2nd London Brigade of the 1st London Division and then moved to Bisley and then Crowborough.
05.11.1914 Moved to Watford and transferred to the 4th London Brigade of the 2nd London Division.
18.03.1915 Mobilised for war and landed at Havre.
11.05.1915 The formation became the 140th Brigade of the 47th Division and engaged in various actions on the Western front including;
1915
The Battle of Aubers Ridge, The Battle of Festubert, The Battle of Loos, The subsequent Actions of the Hohenzollern Redoubt.
1916
The German attack at Vimy Ridge, The Battle of Flers-Courcelette, The Battle of the Transloy Ridges, The attacks on the Butte de Warlencourt.
1917
The Battle of Messines, The Battle of Pilkem Ridge, The Third Battles of Ypres, The Cambrai Operations.
31.01.1918 Absorbed the 2/6th Battalion to become the 6th Battalion and transferred to the 174th Brigade of the 58th Division;
1918
The Battle of St Quentin, The Battle of the Avre, The Battle of Villers-Bretonneux, The Battle of Amiens, The Battle of Albert, The Second Battle of Bapaume, The Battle of Epehy, The general final advance in Artois.
11.11.1918 Ended the war at Beloeil south of Ath, Belgium.

1/7th (City of London) Battalion
04.08.1914 Stationed at Finsbury Square as part of the 2nd London Brigade of the 1st London Division and then moved to Bisley and then Crowborough.
05.11.1914 Moved to Watford and transferred to the 4th London Brigade of the 2nd London Division.
18.03.1915 Mobilised for war and landed at Havre.
11.05.1915 The formation became the 140th Brigade of the 47th Division and engaged in various actions on the Western front including;
1915
The Battle of Aubers Ridge, The Battle of Festubert, The Battle of Loos, The subsequent Actions of the Hohenzollern Redoubt.
1916
The German attack at Vimy Ridge, The Battle of Flers-Courcelette, The Battle of the Transloy Ridges, The attacks on the Butte de Warlencourt.
1917
The Battle of Messines, The Battle of Pilkem Ridge, The Third Battles of Ypres, The Cambrai Operations.
02.02.1918 Absorbed the 2/7th Battalion to become the 7th Battalion and transferred to the 174th Brigade of the 58th Division;
1918
The Battle of St Quentin, The Battle of the Avre, The Battle of Villers-Bretonneux, The Battle of Amiens, The Battle of Albert, The Second Battle of Bapaume, The Battle of Epehy, The general final advance in Artois.
11.11.1918 Ended the war at Grosage south of Ath, Belgium.

1/8th (City of London) Battalion (Post Office Rifles)
04.08.1914 Stationed at Bunhill Row as part of the 2nd London Brigade of the 1st London Division and then moved to Bisley and then Crowborough.
06.11.1914 Moved to Abbot's Langley, Watford and transferred to the 4th London Brigade of the 2nd London Division.
18.03.1915 Mobilised for war and landed at Havre.
11.05.1915 The formation became the 140th Brigade of the 47th Division and engaged in various actions on the Western Front including;
1915
The Battle of Aubers Ridge, The Battle of Festubert, The Battle of Loos, The subsequent Actions of the Hohenzollern Redoubt.
1916
The German attack at Vimy Ridge, The Battle of Flers-Courcelette, The Battle of the Transloy Ridges, The attacks on the Butte de Warlencourt.
1917
The Battle of Messines, The Battle of Pilkem Ridge, The Third Battles of Ypres, The Cambrai Operations.
02.02.1918 Absorbed the 2/8th Battalion to become the 8th Battalion and transferred to the 174th Brigade of the 58th Division
1918
The Battle of St Quentin, The Battle of the Avre, The Battle of Villers-Bretonneux, The Battle of Amiens, The Battle of Albert, The Second Battle of Bapaume, The Battle of Epehy, The general final advance in Artois.
11.11.1918 Ended the war at Waudingnies south of Ath, Belgium.

1/9th (City of London) Battalion (Queen Victoria's Rifles)
04.08.1914 Stationed at Berkeley Square as part of the 3rd London Brigade of the 1st London Division and then moved to Bullswater, Pirbright and then Crowborough.
Nov 1914 Mobilised for war leaving the 1st London Division and landed at Havre.
27.11.1914 Transferred to the 13th Brigade of the 5th Division and engaged in various actions on the Western Front including;
The First Battle of Ypres.
1915
The Second Battle of Ypres and the Capture of Hill 60.
10.02.1916 Absorbed the 2/9th Battalion to become the 9th Battalion and transferred to the 169th Brigade of the 56th Division;
1916
In January 1916 the War Office authorised the re-formation of the London Division, now to be known as the 56th, in France.
The diversionary attack at Gommecourt, The Battle of Ginchy, The Battle of Flers-Courcelette, The Battle of Morval, The Battle of the Transloy Ridges.
1917
The German retreat to the Hindenburg Line, The First Battle of the Scarpe, The Third Battle of the Scarpe, The Battle of Langemarck, The capture of Tadpole Copse, The capture of Bourlon Wood, The German counter attacks.
1918
The First Battle of Arras, The Battle of Albert, The Battle of the Scarpe, The Battle of the Canal du Nord, The Battle of the Cambrai, The pursuit to the Selle, The Battle of the Sambre, The passage of the Grand Honelle.
11.11.1918 Ended the war at Peruwelz S.E. of Tournai, Belgium.

1/10th (City of London) Battalion (Hackney) & 1/11th (County of London) Battalion (Finsbury Rifles)
04.08.1914 The 1/10th stationed at Hackney and the 1/11th stationed at Pentonville both as part of the 3rd London Brigade of the 1st London Division and then moved to Bullswater, Pirbright and then Crowborough.
April 1915 Transferred to the East Midland Brigade of the East Anglian Division and then moved to Norwich.
07.05.1915 The formation became the 162nd Brigade of the 54th Division and then moved to St. Albans.
July 1915 Embarked for Mudros from Plymouth.
11.08.1915 Landed at Suvla Bay and engaged in various Operations against the Turkish Army in the Suvla Bay area.
Dec 1915 Evacuated from Gallipoli to Egypt due to severe casualties from combat, disease and harsh weather (only 240 Officers and 4480 men remained of the Division when it was evacuated).
1916
Suez Canal Defence.
1917
The First Battle of Gaza, The Second Battle of Gaza, The Third Battle of Gaza, The Capture of Gaza, The Battle of Jaffa.
1918
The fight at Ras el'Ain, The operations at Berukin, The Battle of Sharon.
31.10.1918 Ended the war at Beirut, Palestine.

1/12th (City of London) Battalion (Kensington)
04.08.1914 Stationed at Bedford Square as part of the 3rd London brigade of the 1st London Division and then moved to Bullswater, Pirbright and then Crowborough.
Oct 1914 Moved to war station guarding railway from Waterloo to North Camp and then moved to Roehampton.
Dec 1914 Mobilised for war and embarked for France leaving the 1st London Division and arriving at Havre and moved to defend the Lines of Communication.
08.02.1915 Transferred to the 84th Brigade of the 28th Division and engaged in various actions on the Western Front including;
The Second Battle of Ypres.
20.05.1915 Transferred to the G.H.Q. Troops forming a composite battalion with the 1/5th & 1/3rd Battalions.
11.08.1915 Resumed its identity;
The Battle of Loos.
12.02.1916 Transferred to the 168th Brigade of the 56th Division;
1916
In January 1916 the War Office authorised the re-formation of the London Division, now to be known as the 56th, in France.
The diversionary attack at Gommecourt, The Battle of Ginchy, The Battle of Flers-Courcelette, The Battle of Morval, The Battle of the Transloy Ridges.
1917
The German retreat to the Hindenburg Line, The First Battle of the Scarpe, The Third Battle of the Scarpe, The Battle of Langemarck, The capture of Tadpole Copse, The capture of Bourlon Wood, The German counter attacks.
31.01.1918 Transferred to the 175th Brigade of the 58th Division absorbing the 2/12th Battalion becoming the 12th Battalion;
1918
The Battle of St Quentin, The Battle of the Avre, The Battle of Villers-Bretonneux, The Battle of Amiens, The Battle of Albert, The Second Battle of Bapaume, The Battle of Epehy, The general final advance in Artois.
11.11.1918 Ended the war at Peruwelz area S.E. of Tournai, Belgium.

13th (County of London) Battalion (Princess Louise's Kensington Battalion)
04.08.1914 Stationed at Kensington as part of the 4th London brigade of the 2nd London Division and then moved to Abbots Langley, Herts.
Nov 1914 Mobilised for war and embarked for France leaving the 2nd London Division and arriving at Havre and joined the 25th Brigade of the 8th Division.
20.05.1915 Transferred to the G.H.Q. Troops .
11.08.1915 Formed a composite battalion with the 1/5th & 1/12th Battalions and moved to work on the Lines of Communication.
11.02.1916 Transferred to the 168th Brigade of the 56th Division and engaged in various actions on the Western Front including;
1916
The diversionary attack at Gommecourt, The Battle of Ginchy, The Battle of Flers-Courcelette, The Battle of Morval, The Battle of the Transloy Ridges.
1917
The German retreat to the Hindenburg Line, The First Battle of the Scarpe, The Third Battle of the Scarpe, The Battle of Langemarck, The capture of Tadpole Copse, The capture of Bourlon Wood, The German counter attacks.
1918
The First Battle of Arras, The Battle of Albert, The Battle of the Scarpe, The Battle of the Canal du Nord, The Battle of the Cambrai, The pursuit to the Selle, The Battle of the Sambre, The passage of the Grand Honelle.
11.11.1918 Ended the war at Blaregnies north of Maubeuge, Belgium.

1/14th (County of London) Battalion (London Scottish)
04.08.1914 Stationed at Westminster as part of the 4th London brigade of the 2nd London Division and then moved to Abbots Langley, Herts.
Sept 1914 Mobilised for war and embarked for France leaving the 2nd London Division and arriving at Havre.
16.09.1914 Transferred to the G.H.Q. Troops.
31.10.1914 Transferred to Cavalry Corps and engaged at Messines and Ypres.
07.11.1914 Transferred to the 1st Brigade of the 1st Division and engaged in various actions on the Western Front including;
1914
The Battle of Mons and the subsequent retreat, The Battle of the Marne, The Battle of the Aisne, First Battle of Ypres.
1915
Winter Operations 1914-15, The Battle of Aubers, The Battle of Loos.
08.02.1916 Transferred to the 168th Brigade of the 56th Division;
1916
The diversionary attack at Gommecourt, The Battle of Ginchy, The Battle of Flers-Courcelette, The Battle of Morval, The Battle of the Transloy Ridges.
1917
The German retreat to the Hindenburg Line, The First Battle of the Scarpe, The Third Battle of the Scarpe, The Battle of Langemarck, The capture of Tadpole Copse, The capture of Bourlon Wood, The German counter attacks.
1918
The First Battle of Arras, The Battle of Albert, The Battle of the Scarpe, The Battle of the Canal du Nord, The Battle of the Cambrai, The pursuit to the Selle, The Battle of the Sambre, The passage of the Grand Honelle.
11.11.1918 Ended the war at La Dessous near Blaregnies north of Maubeuge, Belgium.

1/15th (County of London) Battalion (Princess Wales's Own Civil Service Rifles)
04.08.1914 Stationed at Strand as part of the 4th London brigade of the 2nd London Division and then moved to Bedmond near Hemel Hempstead and then Watford.
18.03.1915 Mobilised for war and embarked for France leaving the 2nd London Division and arriving at Havre.
11.05.1915 Formation became the 140th Brigade of the 47th Division and engaged in various actions on the Western Front including;
1915
The Battle of Aubers Ridge, The Battle of Festubert, The Battle of Loos, The subsequent Actions of the Hohenzollern Redoubt.
1916
The German attack at Vimy Ridge, The Battle of Flers-Courcelette, The Battle of the Transloy Ridges, The attacks on the Butte de Warlencourt.
1917
The Battle of Messines, The Battle of Pilkem Ridge, The Third Battles of Ypres, The Cambrai Operations.
1918
The Battle of St Quentin, The First Battle of Bapaume, The Battle of the Ancre, The Battle of Albert, The Second Battle of Bapaume, The operations in Artois.
11.11.1918 Ended the war at Tournai, Belgium.

1/16th (County of London) Battalion (Queen's Westminster Rifles)
04.08.1914 Stationed at Buckingham Gate as part of the 4th London brigade of the 2nd London Division and then moved to Hemel Hempstead.
Nov 1914 Mobilised for war and embarked for France leaving the 2nd London Division and arriving at Havre.
12.11.1914 Transferred to the 18th Brigade of the 6th Division and engaged in various actions on the Western Front including;
1914
The actions on the Aisne heights.
1915
The action at Hooge.
10.02.1916 Transferred to the 169th Brigade of the 56th Division;
1916
The diversionary attack at Gommecourt, The Battle of Ginchy, The Battle of Flers-Courcelette, The Battle of Morval, The Battle of the Transloy Ridges.
1917
The German retreat to the Hindenburg Line, The First Battle of the Scarpe, The Third Battle of the Scarpe, The Battle of Langemarck, The capture of Tadpole Copse, The capture of Bourlon Wood, The German counter attacks.
1918
The First Battle of Arras, The Battle of Albert, The Battle of the Scarpe, The Battle of the Canal du Nord, The Battle of the Cambrai, The pursuit to the Selle, The Battle of the Sambre, The passage of the Grand Honelle.
11.11.1918 Ended the war at Athis north of Bavai, Belgium.

1/17th (County of London) Battalion (Poplar & Stepney Rifles)
04.08.1914 Stationed at Bow as part of the 5th London Brigade of the 2nd London Division and then moved to St. Albans area.
16.03.1915 Mobilised for war and embarked for France arriving at Havre.
11.05.1915 Formation became the 141st Brigade of the 47th Division and engaged in various actions on the Western Front including;
1915
The Battle of Aubers Ridge, The Battle of Festubert, The Battle of Loos, The subsequent Actions of the Hohenzollern Redoubt.
1916
The German attack at Vimy Ridge, The Battle of Flers-Courcelette, The Battle of the Transloy Ridges, The attacks on the Butte de Warlencourt.
1917
The Battle of Messines, The Battle of Pilkem Ridge, The Third Battles of Ypres, The Cambrai Operations.
01.02.1918 Transferred to the 140th Brigade of the 47th Division;
1918
The Battle of St Quentin, The First Battle of Bapaume, The Battle of the Ancre, The Battle of Albert, The Second Battle of Bapaume, The operations in Artois.
11.11.1918 Ended the war at Tournai, Belgium.

1/18th (County of London) Battalion (London Irish Rifles) & 1/19th (County of London) Battalion (St. Pancras)
04.08.1914 The 1/18th stationed at Chelsea and the 1/19th stationed at Camden Town both as part of the 5th London brigade of the 2nd London Division and then moved to St. Albans area
Mar 1915 Mobilised for war and embarked for France arriving at Havre.
11.05.1915 Formation became the 141st Brigade of the 47th Division and engaged in various actions on the Western Front including;
1915
The Battle of Aubers Ridge, The Battle of Festubert, The Battle of Loos, The subsequent Actions of the Hohenzollern Redoubt.
1916
The German attack at Vimy Ridge, The Battle of Flers-Courcelette, The Battle of the Transloy Ridges, The attacks on the Butte de Warlencourt.
1917
The Battle of Messines, The Battle of Pilkem Ridge, The Third Battles of Ypres, The Cambrai Operations.
1918
The Battle of St Quentin, The First Battle of Bapaume, The Battle of the Ancre, The Battle of Albert, The Second Battle of Bapaume, The operations in Artois.
11.11.1918 Ended the war at Tournai, Belgium.

1/20th (County of London) Battalion (Blackheath & Woolwich)
04.08.1914 Stationed at Blackheath as part of the 5th London Brigade of the 2nd London Division and then moved to St. Albans area.
Mar 1915 Mobilised for war and embarked for France arriving at Havre.
11.05.1915 Formation became the 141st Brigade of the 47th Division and engaged in various actions on the Western front including;
1915
The Battle of Aubers Ridge, The Battle of Festubert, The Battle of Loos, The subsequent Actions of the Hohenzollern Redoubt.
1916
The German attack at Vimy Ridge, The Battle of Flers-Courcelette, The Battle of the Transloy Ridges, The attacks on the Butte de Warlencourt.
1917
The Battle of Messines, The Battle of Pilkem Ridge, The Third Battles of Ypres, The Cambrai Operations.
1918
The Battle of St Quentin, The First Battle of Bapaume, The Battle of the Ancre, The Battle of Albert, The Second Battle of Bapaume, The operations in Artois.
11.11.1918 Ended the war at Tournai, Belgium.

1/21st (County of London) Battalion (First Surrey Rifles) & 1/22nd (County of London) Battalion (First Surrey Rifles)
04.08.1914 The 1/21st stationed at Camberwell and the 1/22nd stationed at Bermondsey both as part of the 6th London brigade of the 2nd London Division and then moved to St. Albans area
16.03.1915 Mobilised for war and embarked for France arriving at Havre.
11.05.1915 Formation became the 142nd Brigade of the 47th Division and engaged in various actions on the Western Front including;
1915
The Battle of Aubers Ridge, The Battle of Festubert, The Battle of Loos, The subsequent Actions of the Hohenzollern Redoubt.
1916
The German attack at Vimy Ridge, The Battle of Flers-Courcelette, The Battle of the Transloy Ridges, The attacks on the Butte de Warlencourt.
1917
The Battle of Messines, The Battle of Pilkem Ridge, The Third Battles of Ypres, The Cambrai Operations.
1918
The Battle of St Quentin, The First Battle of Bapaume, The Battle of the Ancre, The Battle of Albert, The Second Battle of Bapaume, The operations in Artois.
11.11.1918 Ended the war at Tournai, Belgium.

1/23rd (County of London) Battalion & 1/24th (County of London) Battalion (The Queen's)
04.08.1914 The 1/23rd stationed at Clapham Junction and the 1/24th stationed at Kennington Park Road both as part of the 6th London brigade of the 2nd London Division and then moved to St. Albans area.
16.03.1915 Mobilised for war and embarked for France arriving at Havre.
11.05.1915 Formation became the 142nd Brigade of the 47th Division and engaged in various actions on the Western Front including;
1915
The Battle of Aubers Ridge, The Battle of Festubert, The Battle of Loos, The subsequent Actions of the Hohenzollern Redoubt.
1916
The German attack at Vimy Ridge, The Battle of Flers-Courcelette, The Battle of the Transloy Ridges, The attacks on the Butte de Warlencourt.
1917
The Battle of Messines, The Battle of Pilkem Ridge, The Third Battles of Ypres, The Cambrai Operations.
1918
The Battle of St Quentin, The First Battle of Bapaume, The Battle of the Ancre, The Battle of Albert, The Second Battle of Bapaume, The operations in Artois.
11.11.1918 Ended the war near Kain north of Tournai, Belgium.

1/25th (County of London) Cyclist Battalion
04.08.1914 Stationed at Putney Bridge as part of the London District and then moved to war stations on the Kent and Sussex Coast.
10.08.1914 Moved to Suffolk coast and based at H.Q. Oulton Broad.
Jan 1915 Moved to Lowestoft.
02.12.1915 Moved to Chisledon and reorganized as an Infantry Battalion.
03.02.1916 Embarked for India from Devonport, Plymouth arriving at Bombay and remained in India.

1/28th (County of London) Battalion (Artists Rifles)
04.08.1914 Stationed at Euston Road attached to the 2nd London Division and then moved to St. Albans area.
Oct 1914 Mobilised for war and embarked for France leaving the 2nd London Division.
28.10.1914 Became an Officers Training Corps at Bailleul.
April 1915 Moved to St Omer.
28.06.1917 Transferred to the 190th Brigade of the 63rd Division and engaged in various actions on the Western Front including;
1917
The Operations on the Ancre, The Second Battle of the Scarpe, The Battle of Arleux, The Second Battle of Passchendaele, The action of Welsh Ridge, The Cambrai operations.
1918
The Battle of St Quentin, The Battle of Bapaume, The Battle of Albert, The Battle of Drocourt-Queant, The Battle of the Canal du Nord, The Battle of Cambrai 1918, The passage of the Grand Honelle, The Final Advance in Picardy.
11.11.1918 Ended the war near Harmignies S.E. of Mons, Belgium.

2/1st (City of London) Battalion (Royal Fusiliers)
Sept 1914 Formed in London and then moved to Kent to join the 2/1st London Brigade of the 2/1st London Division.
Feb 1915 Deployed to Malta.
27.08.1915 Deployed to Alexandria.
25.09.1915 Landed at Suvla Bay attached to the 88th Brigade of the 29th Division and engaged in various actions against the Turkish Army including;
1915
First Battle of Krithia, the Second Battle of Krithia, the Third Battle of Krithia, the Battle of Gully Ravine, the Battle of Krithia Vineyard, the Battle of Scimitar Hill.
Jan 1916 Evacuated from Gallipoli to Egypt due to severe casualties from combat, disease and harsh weather attached to the 53rd Division.
April 1916 Deployed to France landing at Marseilles and then moved to Rouen.
June 1916 Disbanded in France.

2/2nd (City of London) Battalion (Royal Fusiliers)
Sept 1914 Formed in London and then moved to Epsom Downs and then Tonbridge to join the 2/1st London Brigade of the 2/1st London Division.
23.12.1914 Deployed to Malta.
27.08.1915 Deployed to Alexandria.
13.10.1915 Landed at Helles attached to the 2nd Brigade of the Royal Naval Division and engaged in various actions against the Turkish Army including;
1915
Landing at Anzac Cove, Landing at Cape Helles, Second Battle of Krithia, and Third Battle of Krithia.
Jan 1916 Evacuated from Gallipoli to Egypt due to severe casualties from combat, disease and harsh weather attached to the 53rd Division.
April 1916 Deployed to France landing at Marseilles and then moved to Rouen.
June 1916 Disbanded in France.

2/3rd (City of London) Battalion (Royal Fusiliers)
Sept 1914 Formed in London and then moved to Kent to join the 2/1st London Brigade of the 2/1st London Division.
23.12.1914 Deployed to Malta.
27.08.1915 Deployed to Alexandria.
13.10.1915 Landed at Helles attached to the 86th Brigade of the 29th Division and engaged in various actions against the Turkish Army including;
1915
First Battle of Krithia, the Second Battle of Krithia, the Third Battle of Krithia, the Battle of Gully Ravine, the Battle of Krithia Vineyard, the Battle of Scimitar Hill.
Jan 1916 Evacuated from Gallipoli to Egypt due to severe casualties from combat, disease and harsh weather attached to the 53rd Division.
April 1916 Deployed to France landing at Marseilles and then moved to Rouen.
June 1916 Disbanded in France.

2/4th (City of London) Battalion (Royal Fusiliers)
Sept 1914 Formed in London and then moved to New Barnet and then Maidstone to join the 2/1st London Brigade of the 2/1st London Division.
23.12.1914 Embarked for Malta from Southampton.
Aug 1915 Deployed to Alexandria.
12.10.1915 Deployed to Mudros.
15.10.1915 Landed at Helles attached to the 1st Brigade of the Royal Naval Division and engaged in various actions against the Turkish Army including;
1915
Landing at Anzac Cove, Landing at Cape Helles, Second Battle of Krithia, and Third Battle of Krithia.
Jan 1916 Evacuated from Gallipoli to Egypt due to severe casualties from combat, disease and harsh weather attached to the 53rd Division.
April 1916 Deployed to France landing at Marseilles and then moved to Rouen.
June 1916 Disbanded in France.

2/5th (City of London) Battalion (London Rifle Brigade)
Sept 1914 Formed London and then moved to Haywards Heath to join the 174th Brigade of the 58th Division.
May 1915 Moved to Norwich and then Ipswich.
April 1916 moved to Foxhall Heath, near Ipswich and then Sutton Veny.
25.01.1917 Mobilised for war and landed at Havre and engaged in various actions on the Western Front including;
1917
The pursuit of the German retreat to the Hindenburg Line, The Battle of Bullecourt, The actions of the Hindenburg Line, The Battle of the Menin Road Ridge, The Battle of Polygon Wood, The Second Battle of Passchendaele.
06.02.1918 Disbanded at Moreuil.

2/6th (City of London) Battalion (Rifles)
Aug 1914 Formed Farringdon Road and then moved to Walton-on-Thames and then to Burgess Hill to join the 174th Brigade of the 58th Division.
May 1915 Moved to Norwich and then Ipswich and then Stowmarket.
Jan 1916 Moved to Sudbury and then on to Foxhall Heath, near Ipswich and then Sutton Veny.
25.01.1917 Mobilised for war and landed at Havre and engaged in various actions on the Western Front including;
1917
The pursuit of the German retreat to the Hindenburg Line, The Battle of Bullecourt, The actions of the Hindenburg Line, The Battle of the Menin Road Ridge, The Battle of Polygon Wood, The Second Battle of Passchendaele.
1918
The Battle of St Quentin, The Battle of the Avre, The Battle of Villers-Bretonneux, The Battle of Amiens, The Battle of Albert, The Second Battle of Bapaume, The Battle of Epehy, The general final advance in Artois.
31.01.1918 Absorbed by the 1/6th Battalion.

2/7th (City of London) Battalion
Aug 1914 Formed in London and then moved to Burgess Hill to join the 174th Brigade of the 58th Division.
May 1915 Moved to Norwich and then Ipswich and then Stowmarket.
Jan 1916 Moved to Sudbury and then on to Foxhall Heath, near Ipswich and then Sutton Veny.
25.01.1917 Mobilised for war and landed at Havre and engaged in various actions on the Western Front including;
1917
The pursuit of the German retreat to the Hindenburg Line, The Battle of Bullecourt, The actions of the Hindenburg Line, The Battle of the Menin Road Ridge, The Battle of Polygon Wood, The Second Battle of Passchendaele.
1918
The Battle of St Quentin, The Battle of the Avre, The Battle of Villers-Bretonneux, The Battle of Amiens, The Battle of Albert, The Second Battle of Bapaume, The Battle of Epehy, The general final advance in Artois.
31.01.1918 Absorbed by the 1/7th Battalion at Domart.

2/8th (City of London) Battalion (Post Office Rifles)
Sept 1914 Formed in London and then moved to Cuckfield to join the 174th Brigade of the 58th Division.
May 1915 Moved to Norwich and then Ipswich and then Stowmarket.
Jan 1916 Moved to Sudbury and then on to Foxhall Heath, near Ipswich and then Sutton Veny.
25.01.1917 Mobilised for war and landed at Havre and engaged in various actions on the Western Front including;
1917
The pursuit of the German retreat to the Hindenburg Line, The Battle of Bullecourt, The actions of the Hindenburg Line, The Battle of the Menin Road Ridge, The Battle of Polygon Wood, The Second Battle of Passchendaele.
31.01.1918 Absorbed by the 1/8th Battalion.

2/9th (County of London) Battalion (Queen Victoria's Rifles)
Aug 1914 Formed in London and then moved to Crowborough to join the 175th Brigade of the 58th Division.
June 1915 Moved to Ipswich.
May 1916 Moved to Bromeswell Heath, near Woodbridge and then Longbrige Deverell.
25.01.1917 Mobilised for war and landed at Havre and engaged in various actions on the western front including;
1917
The pursuit of the German retreat to the Hindenburg Line, The Battle of Bullecourt, The actions of the Hindenburg Line, The Battle of the Menin Road Ridge, The Battle of Polygon Wood, The Second Battle of Passchendaele.
06.02.1918 Absorbed by the 1/9th Battalion.

2/10th (County of London) Battalion (Hackney)
Sept 1914 Formed in London and then moved to Crowborough to join the 175th Brigade of the 58th Division.
June 1915 Moved to Ipswich.
May 1916 Moved to Bromeswell Heath, near Woodbridge and then Longbrige Deverell.
25.01.1917 Mobilised for war and landed at Havre and engaged in various actions on the Western Front including;
1917
The pursuit of the German retreat to the Hindenburg Line, The Battle of Bullecourt, The actions of the Hindenburg Line, The Battle of the Menin Road Ridge, The Battle of Polygon Wood, The Second Battle of Passchendaele.
1918
The Battle of St Quentin, The Battle of the Avre, The Battle of Villers-Bretonneux, The Battle of Amiens, The Battle of Albert, The Second Battle of Bapaume, The Battle of Epehy, The general final advance in Artois.
11.11.1918 Ended the war at Peruwelz area, Belgium.

2/11th (County of London) Battalion (Finsbury Rifles)
Sept 1914 Formed in London and then moved to Crowborough to join the 175th Brigade of the 58th Division.
June 1915 Moved to Ipswich.
May 1916 Moved to Bromeswell Heath, near Woodbridge and then Longbrige Deverell.
25.01.1917 Mobilised for war and landed at Havre and engaged in various actions on the Western Front including;
1917
The pursuit of the German retreat to the Hindenburg Line, The Battle of Bullecourt, The actions of the Hindenburg Line, The Battle of the Menin Road Ridge, The Battle of Polygon Wood, The Second Battle of Passchendaele.
06.02.1918 Disbanded.

2/12th (County of London) Battalion (The Rangers)
Aug 1914 Formed in London and then moved to Crowborough to join the 175th Brigade of the 58th Division.
June 1915 Moved to Ipswich.
May 1916 Moved to Bromeswell Heath, near Woodbridge and then Longbrige Deverell.
25.01.1917 Mobilised for war and landed at Havre
and engaged in various actions on the Western Front including;
1917
The pursuit of the German retreat to the Hindenburg Line, The Battle of Bullecourt, The actions of the Hindenburg Line, The Battle of the Menin Road Ridge, The Battle of Polygon Wood, The Second Battle of Passchendaele.
06.02.1918 Absorbed by the 1/12th Battalion.

2/13th (County of London) Battalion (Kensington)
Sept 1914 Formed in London and then moved to White City.
Jan 1915 Moved to Maidstone to join the 179th Brigade of the 60th Division and then moved back to London and Leatherhead.
April 1915 Moved to Watford and then Saffron Walden.
Jan 1916 Moved to Sutton Veny.
28.04.1916 Deployed to Ireland after rebellion stationed at Cork, Ballincollig and Macroom on security duty, crossing on H.M.S. Snowdon.
14.05.1916 Moved to Rosslare and then Fishguard and then back to Sutton Veny.
22.06.1916 Mobilised for war and landed at Havre.
Nov 1916 Deployed to Salonika and engaged in various actions including;
The Battle of Doiran.
05.07.1917 Deployed to Alexandria and engaged in various actions as part of the Palestine Campaign including;
The Third Battle of Gaza, The capture of Jerusalem, The defence of Jerusalem.
1918
The capture of Jericho, The battle of Tell'Asur, The first Trans-Jordan raid, The attack on Amman,
The second Trans-Jordan raid, The Battles of Megiddo.
31.10.1918 Ended the war at Jaffa, Palestine.

2/14th (County of London) Battalion (London Scottish)
Sept 1914 Formed in London.
Jan 1915 Moved to Dorking to join the 179th Brigade of the 60th Division.
Feb 1915 Moved to London and then Watford and then Saffron Walden and then Bishops Stortford.
Jan 1916 Moved to Sutton Veny.
28.04.1916 Deployed to Ireland after rebellion.
12.05.1916 Moved to Rosslare and then Fishguard and then back to Sutton Veny.
22.06.1916 Mobilised for war and landed at Havre.
23.11.1916 Deployed to Salonika and engaged in various actions including;
The Battle of Doiran.
30.06.1917 Deployed to Alexandria and engaged in various actions as part of the Palestine Campaign including;
The Third Battle of Gaza, The capture of Jerusalem, The defence of Jerusalem.
1918
The capture of Jericho, The battle of Tell'Asur, The first Trans-Jordan raid, The attack on Amman,
The second Trans-Jordan raid.
30.05.1918 Embarked for France via Taranto arriving at Audruicq leaving the 60th Division.
02.07.1918 Transferred to the 90th Brigade of the 30th Division and engaged in various actions on the Western Front including;
1918
The Battle of Ypres, The Battle of Courtrai.
11.11.1918 Ended the war at Avelghem S.E. of Courtrai, Belgium.

2/15th (County of London) Battalion (Prince of Wales's Own Civil Service Rifles)
Sept 1914 Formed at Somerset House.
Jan 1915 Moved to Dorking to join the 179th Brigade of the 60th Division and then moved to Watford and then Saffron Walden.
Jan 1916 Moved to Longbridge Deverill.
30.04.196 Deployed to Ireland after rebellion stationed at Ballincollig and Macroom on security duty.
14.05.1916 Moved to Rosslare and then Fishguard and then back to Longbridge Deverill.
23.06.1916 Mobilised for war and landed at Havre.
30.11.1916 Deployed to Salonika and engaged in various actions including;
The Battle of Doiran.
June 1917 Deployed to Egypt and engaged in various actions as part of the Palestine Campaign including;
The Third Battle of Gaza, The capture of Jerusalem, The defence of Jerusalem.
1918
The capture of Jericho, The battle of Tell'Asur, The first Trans-Jordan raid, The attack on Amman,
The second Trans-Jordan raid.
30.05.1918 Embarked for France via Taranto arriving at Audruicq leaving the 60th Division.
01.07.1918 Transferred to the 90th Brigade of the 30th Division and engaged in various actions on the Western Front including;
1918
The Battle of Ypres, The Battle of Courtrai.
11.11.1918 Ended the war at Heestert S.E. of Courtrai, Belgium.

2/16th (County of London) Battalion (Queen's Westminster Rifles)
Sept 1914 Formed in London.
Jan 1915 Moved to Maidstone to join the 179th Brigade of the 60th Division.
Feb 1915 Moved to London and then Watford and then Saffron Walden and then Bishops Stortford.
Jan 1916 Moved to Sutton Veny.
28.04.1916 Deployed to Ireland after rebellion.
12.05.1916 Moved to Rosslare and then Fishguard and then back to Sutton Veny.
22.06.1916 Mobilised for war and landed at Havre.
23.11.1916 Deployed to Salonika and engaged in various actions including;
The Battle of Doiran.
30.06.1917 Deployed to Alexandria and engaged in various actions as part of the Palestine Campaign including;
The Third Battle of Gaza, The capture of Jerusalem, The defence of Jerusalem.
1918
The capture of Jericho, The battle of Tell'Asur, The first Trans-Jordan raid, The attack on Amman,
The second Trans-Jordan raid.
30.05.1918 Embarked for France via Taranto arriving at Audruicq leaving the 60th Division.
02.07.1918 Transferred to the 90th Brigade of the 30th Division and engaged in various actions on the Western Front including;
1918
The Battle of Ypres, The Battle of Courtrai.
11.11.1918 Ended the war at Avelghem S.E. of Courtrai, Belgium.

2/17th (County of London) Battalion (Poplar & Stepney Rifles)
Aug 1914 Formed in London.
Jan 1915 Moved to Reigate to join the 180th Brigade of the 60th Division and then moved to St. Albans area and then Bishops Stortford.
Jan 1916 Moved to Sutton Veny.
23.06.1916 Mobilised for war and landed at Havre.
Nov 1916 Deployed to Salonika and engaged in various actions including;
The Battle of Doiran.
June 1917 Deployed to Egypt and engaged in various actions as part of the Palestine Campaign including;
The Third Battle of Gaza, The capture of Jerusalem, The defence of Jerusalem.
1918
The capture of Jericho, The battle of Tell'Asur, The first Trans-Jordan raid, The attack on Amman,
The second Trans-Jordan raid.
27.05.1918 Deployed to France via Taranto and leaving the 60th Division.
30.06.1918 Moved to Audruicq to join the 89th Brigade of the 30th Division
1918
The Battle of Ypres, The Battle of Courtrai.
11.11.1918 Ended the war at Flobecq east of Renaix, Belgium.

2/18th (County of London) Battalion (London Irish Rifles)
Aug 1914 Formed in London.
Jan 1915 Moved to Reigate to join the 180th Brigade of the 60th Division and then moved to St. Albans area and then Bishops Stortford.
Jan 1916 Moved to Sutton Veny.
23.06.1916 Mobilised for war and landed at Havre.
Nov 1916 Deployed to Salonika and engaged in various actions including;
The Battle of Doiran.
June 1917 Deployed to Egypt and engaged in various actions as part of the Palestine Campaign including;
The Third Battle of Gaza, The capture of Jerusalem, The defence of Jerusalem.
07.07.1918 Disbanded in Palestine and then remaining personnel transferred to the 1st Battalion of the Royal Irish Regiment, the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Irish Fusiliers and the 1st Battalion of the Leinsters as part of the 10th Division.

2/19th (County of London) Battalion (St. Pancras)
Sept 1914 Formed in London and then moved to White City.
Jan 1915 Moved to Reigate to join the 180th Brigade of the 60th Division and then moved to St. Albans area and then Coggeshall.
July Moved to Hatfield Broad Oak and then Saffron Walden.
Jan 1916 Moved to Sutton Veny.
24.06.1916 Mobilised for war and landed at Havre.
25.11.1916 Deployed to Salonika and engaged in various actions including;
The Battle of Doiran.
June 1917 Deployed to Alexandria and engaged in various actions as part of the Palestine Campaign including;
The Third Battle of Gaza, The capture of Jerusalem, The defence of Jerusalem.
1918
The capture of Jericho, The battle of Tell'Asur, The first Trans-Jordan raid, The attack on Amman,
The second Trans-Jordan raid, The Battles of Megiddo.
31.10.1918 Ended the war at Sheik Muwannis north of Jaffa, Palestine.

2/20th (County of London) Battalion (Blackheath & Woolwich)
Sept 1914 Formed in London and then moved to White City.
Jan 1915 Moved to Reigate to join the 180th Brigade of the 60th Division and then moved to St. Albans area and then Coggeshall.
July Moved to Hatfield Broad Oak and then Saffron Walden.
Jan 1916 Moved to Sutton Veny.
24.06.1916 Mobilised for war and landed at Havre.
25.11.1916 Deployed to Salonika and engaged in various actions including;
The Battle of Doiran.
June 1917 Deployed to Alexandria and engaged in various actions as part of the Palestine Campaign including;
The Third Battle of Gaza, The capture of Jerusalem, The defence of Jerusalem.
May 1918 Deployed to France via Taranto and leaving the 60th Division.
17.07.1918 Attached to the 198th Brigade of the 66th Division at Abancourt.
09.08.1918 Transferred to the 185th Brigade of the 62nd Division at Thievres and engaged in various actions on the Western Front including;
The Battle of the Scarpe, The Battle of the Drocourt-Queant Line, The Battle of Havrincourt, The Battle of the Canal du Nord, The Battle of the Selle, The capture of Solesmes, The Battle of the Sambre.
11.11.1918 Ended the war at Montplaisir S.W. of Maubeuge, France.

2/21th (County of London) Battalion (First Surrey Rifles)
Aug 1914 Formed in Camberwell.
Jan 1915 Moved to Redhill to join the 181st Brigade of the 60th Division and then moved to St. Albans area and then Braintree.
Jan 1916 Moved to Sutton Veny.
June 1916 Mobilised for war and landed at Havre.
Nov 1916 Deployed to Salonika and engaged in various actions including;
The Battle of Doiran.
June 1917 Deployed to Egypt and engaged in various actions as part of the Palestine Campaign including;
The Third Battle of Gaza, The capture of Jerusalem, The defence of Jerusalem.
03.06.918 Disbanded in Palestine and then remaining personnel transferred to the 2/13th 2/19th and 2/22nd Battalions.

2/22th (County of London) Battalion (The Queen's)
Aug 1914 Formed in Bermondsey.
Jan 1915 Moved to Redhill to join the 181st Brigade of the 60th Division and then moved to St. Albans area and then Braintree.
Jan 1916 Moved to Sutton Veny.
June 1916 Mobilised for war and landed at Havre.
Nov 1916 Deployed to Salonika and engaged in various actions including;
The Battle of Doiran.
June 1917 Deployed to Egypt and engaged in various actions as part of the Palestine Campaign including;
The Third Battle of Gaza, The capture of Jerusalem, The defence of Jerusalem.
1918
The capture of Jericho, The battle of Tell'Asur, The first Trans-Jordan raid, The attack on Amman,
The second Trans-Jordan raid, The Battles of Megiddo.
31.10.1918 Ended the war near Jaffa, Palestine.

2/23rd (County of London) Battalion
Sept 1914 Formed in Lambeth and then moved to White City.
Jan 1915 Moved to Horley to join the 181st Brigade of the 60th Division and then moved to Braintree.
Jan 1916 Moved to Sutton Veny.
26.06.1916 Mobilised for war and landed at Havre.
Nov 1916 Deployed to Salonika and engaged in various actions including;
The Battle of Doiran.
June 1917 Deployed to Egypt and engaged in various actions as part of the Palestine Campaign including;
The Third Battle of Gaza, The capture of Jerusalem, The defence of Jerusalem.
26.05.1918 Deployed to France via Alexandria and Taranto and leaving the 60th Division.
08.07.1918 Attached to the 21st Brigade of the 30th Division at Abancourt and engaged in various actions on the Western Front including;
1918
The Battle of Ypres, The Battle of Courtrai.
11.11.1918 Ended the war at Ellezelles east of Renaix, Belgium.

2/24th (County of London) Battalion (The Queen's)
Sept 1914 Formed in Lambeth and then moved to White City.
Jan 1915 Moved to Horley and Redhill to join the 181st Brigade of the 60th Division and then moved to St. Albans and then Braintree.
Jan 1916 Moved to Sutton Veny.
26.06.1916 Mobilised for war and landed at Havre.
Nov 1916 Deployed to Salonika and engaged in various actions including;
The Battle of Doiran.
Jan 1917 Deployed to Egypt and engaged in various actions as part of the Palestine Campaign including;
The Third Battle of Gaza, The capture of Jerusalem, The defence of Jerusalem.
26.05.1918 Deployed to France via Alexandria and Taranto and leaving the 60th Division.
08.07.1918 Attached to the 198th Brigade of the 66th Division at Serqueux.
11.09.1918 Transferred to the 173rd Brigade of the 58th Division at Guyencourt and engaged in various actions on the Western Front including;
The Battle of Epehy, The general final advance in Artois.
11.11.1918 Ended the war near Peruwelz S.E. of Tournai, Belgium.

2/25th (County of London) Cyclist Battalion
31.08.1914 Formed in Fulham and then moved to Sussex as part of the coastal defences attached to the 1st London Division.
April 1915 Moved to Norfolk as part of the coastal defences attached to the 1st Mounted Division
April 1916 Moved to Bungay and then Halesworth.
Summer 1917 Moved to Saxmundham attached to the 68th Division and then on to Peasenhall.
Mar 1918 Moved back to Saxmundham attached to the 227th Brigade.
Aug 1918 Moved to Wickham Market and then Rendlesham.

2/28th (County of London) Battalion (Artists Rifles)
Aug 1914 Formed in London and then moved to Richmond Park.
July 1915 Moved to High Beech, Epping Forest.
Nov 1915 Army Order 429 of 1915 recognised the 1/28th in France as an Officers Training Corps which absorbed the 2/28th. The 3/28th now became the 2/28th.
Mar 1916 Moved to Hare Hall, Romford and now became the No. 15 Officer Cadet Battalion.
It remained at Romford throughout the war and supplied 10,256 officers to various Regiments until the end of the war.

3/1st Battalion
Jan 1915 Formed and then moved to Tadworth as part of the 3/1st London Brigade.
May 1915 Moved to Bury St. Edmunds to join the 173rd Brigaded of the 58th Division and then moved to Ipswich.
June 1916 Became 2/1st Battalion after the original was disbanded in France.
July 1916 Moved to Sutton Veny.
Jan 1917 Mobilised for war and landed at Havre and engaged in various actions on the Western Front including;
1917
The pursuit of the German retreat to the Hindenburg Line, The Battle of Bullecourt, The actions of the Hindenburg Line, The Battle of the Menin Road Ridge, The Battle of Polygon Wood, The Second Battle of Passchendaele.
06.02.1918 Disbanded in France with remaining personnel transferred to the 2/2nd 2/3rd 2/4th & 1/4th Battalions.

3/2nd Battalion
Dec 1914 Formed at Tottenham Corner, Epsom
April 1915 Moved to Tadworth as part of the 3/1st London Brigade.
May 1915 Moved to Bury St. Edmunds to join the 173rd Brigade of the 58th Division and then moved to Ipswich.
June 1916 Became 2/2nd Battalion after the original was disbanded in France.
July 1916 Moved to Sutton Veny.
22.01.1917 Mobilised for war and landed at Havre and engaged in various actions on the Western Front including;
1917
The pursuit of the German retreat to the Hindenburg Line, The Battle of Bullecourt, The actions of the Hindenburg Line, The Battle of the Menin Road Ridge, The Battle of Polygon Wood, The Second Battle of Passchendaele.
1918
The Battle of St Quentin, The Battle of the Avre, The Battle of Villers-Bretonneux, The Battle of Amiens, The Battle of Albert, The Second Battle of Bapaume, The Battle of Epehy, The general final advance in Artois.
11.11.1918 Ended the war near Peruwelz S.E. of Tournai, Belgium.

3/3rd Battalion
Jan 1915 Formed and then moved to Tadworth as part of the 3/1st London Brigade.
May 1915 Moved to Bury St. Edmunds to join the 173rd Brigaded of the 58th Division and then moved to Ipswich.
June 1916 Became 2/3rd Battalion after the original was disbanded in France.
July 1916 Moved to Sutton Veny.
22.01.1917 Mobilised for war and landed at Havre and engaged in various actions on the Western Front including;
1917
The pursuit of the German retreat to the Hindenburg Line, The Battle of Bullecourt, The actions of the Hindenburg Line, The Battle of the Menin Road Ridge, The Battle of Polygon Wood, The Second Battle of Passchendaele.
06.02.1918 Disbanded in France with remaining personnel absorbed in to the 1/3rd Battalion of the 56th Division.

3/4th Battalion
Jan 1915 Formed at Hoxton and then moved to Barnet.
April 1915 Moved to Tadworth as part of the 3/1st London Brigade.
May 1915 Moved to Bury St. Edmunds to join the 173rd Brigade of the 58th Division and then moved to Ipswich.
June 1916 Became 2/4th Battalion after the original was disbanded in France.
July 1916 Moved to Sutton Veny.
24.01.1917 Mobilised for war and landed at Havre and engaged in various actions on the Western Front including;
1917
The pursuit of the German retreat to the Hindenburg Line, The Battle of Bullecourt, The actions of the Hindenburg Line, The Battle of the Menin Road Ridge, The Battle of Polygon Wood, The Second Battle of Passchendaele.
1918
The Battle of St Quentin, The Battle of the Avre, The Battle of Villers-Bretonneux, The Battle of Amiens, The Battle of Albert, The Second Battle of Bapaume.
12.09.1918 Disbanded in France and remaining personnel transferred to the 2/2nd Battalion.

3/5th Battalion
26.11.1914 Formed at Bunhill Row.
April 1915 Moved to Tadworth and then Sutton.
Jan 1916 Moved to Fovant.
08.04.1916 Became the 5th (Reserve) Battalion.
01.09.1916 Joined the 1st London Reserve Brigade.
Nov 1916 Moved to Exeter and then Dawlish.
April 1917 Moved to Blackdown, Aldershot where it remained.

3/9th 3/11th 3/12th Battalions
1915 Formed and then moved to Tadworth and then on to Richmond, Sutton and East Sheen.
Jan 1916 Moved to Fovant.
08.04.1916 Became the 9th 11th & 12th Reserve Battalions.
01.09.1916 The 9th absorbed the 11th & 12th as part of the 1st London Reserve Brigade.
Autumn 1916 Moved to Exeter.
April 1917 Moved to Deepcut, Aldershot.

3/10th Battalion
April 1915 Formed and then moved to Tadworth.
Autumn 1915 Moved to Sutton.
Jan 1916 Moved to Fovant.
08.04.1916 Became the 10th Reserve Battalion.
01.09.1916 Absorbed the 25th Reserve Cyclist Battalion as part of the 1st London Reserve Brigade.
Autumn 1916 Moved to Teignmouth.
April 1917 Moved to Frith Hill, Aldershot where it remained.

3/13th Battalion
Dec 1914 Formed and then moved to Richmond Park.
Autumn 1915 Moved to Reigate.
Jan 1916 Moved to Winchester.
08.04.1916 Became the 13th Reserve Battalion.
01.09.1916 Joined the 2nd London Reserve Brigade.
July 1917 Moved back to Richmond Park.
Jan 1918 moved to Wimbledon and Orpington as part of the 3rd London Reserve Brigade.

3/14th Battalion
Nov 1914 Formed and then moved to Richmond Park.
Autumn 1915 Moved to East Sheen.
Jan 1916 Moved to Winchester.
08.04.1916 Became the 14th Reserve Battalion.
01.09.1916 Joined the 2nd London Reserve Brigade.
Jan 1918 Moved back to Chisledon and then Flixton, Bungay.
Nov 1918 Moved to Wisbech.

3/15th 3/16th 3/17th Battalions
1915 Formed and then moved to Richmond Park.
Jan 1916 Moved to Winchester.
08.04.1916 Became the 15th 16th & 17th Reserve Battalions.
01.09.1916 Joined the 2nd London Reserve Brigade.
Dec 1917 Moved to Wimbledon as part of the newly formed 3rd London Reserve Brigade. The 17th moved to Orpington.

3/18th Battalion
May 1915 Formed and then moved to Richmond Park.
Jan 1916 Moved to Winchester.
08.04.1916 Became the 18th Reserve Battalion.
01.09.1916 Joined the 2nd London Reserve Brigade.
Nov 1917 Moved to Chisledon and then Flixton, Bungay.
Nov 1918 Moved to Heacham, Norfolk.

3/19th & 3/20th Battalions
Mar 1915 Formed and then moved to Richmond Park.
Jan 1916 Moved to Winchester.
08.04.1916 Became the 19th & 20th Reserve Battalion.
01.09.1916 Joined the 2nd London Reserve Brigade.
Nov 1917 Moved to Chisledon.
Mar 1918 The 19th transferred to the 1st London Reserve Brigade and moved to Blackdown.
Nov 1918 The 20th moved to Flixton, Bungay.

3/21st & 3/23rd Battalions
Mar 1915 Formed and then moved to Tadworth.
Jan 1916 Moved to Winchester.
08.04.1916 Became the 21st & 23rd Reserve Battalion.
01.09.1916 The 21st absorbed the 23rd as part of the 2nd London Reserve Brigade.
Nov 1917 Moved to Chisledon.
July 1918 Moved to Benacre Park and then Hunstanton.

3/25th Cyclist Battalion
Mar 1915 Formed at Fulham and then moved to Hanworth and then on to Feltham.
08.04.1916 became the 25th Reserve Cyclist Battalion.
May 1916 Moved to Richmond Park.
01.09.1916 Absorbed into the 10th Reserve Battalion.

4/1st 4/2nd 4/3rd & 4/4th Battalions
May 1915 Formed in response to the Third Line units becoming operational and supplied drafts to the 1st and 2nd line battalions overseas and the third line in the 58th Division.
Jan 1916 Moved to Hurdcott west of Salisbury.
08.04.1916 Became the 1st 2nd 3rd & 4th Reserve Battalions.
01.09.1916 The 1st & 3rd absorbed the 2nd & 4th as part of the 1st London Reserve Brigade.
Nov 1916 Moved to Torquay.
April 1917 Moved to Blackdown, Aldershot where they remained.

29th (City of London) Battalion
01.01.1917 Formed at Guildford from the 100th Provisional Battalion as part of the 212th Brigade of the 71st Division.
Mar 1917 Moved to Colchester and then St. Osyth as part of the 226th Brigade.
Jan 1918 Moved to Clacton where it remained.

30th (City of London) Battalion
01.01.1917 Formed at Guildford from the 101st Provisional Battalion as part of the 212th Brigade of the 71st Division.
Mar 1917 Moved to Colchester.
05.02.1918 Moved to Walton-on-the-Naze as part of the 226th Brigade where it remained.

31st (City of London) Battalion
01.01.1917 Formed at Frinton from the 107th Provisional Battalion as part of the 226th Brigade.
May 1917 Moved to St. Osyth.
07.09.1917 Disbanded.

32nd (City of London) Battalion
01.01.1917 Formed at Frinton from the 108th Provisional Battalion as part of the 226th Brigade.
July 1917 Moved to Walton-on-the-Naze.
13.04.1918 Disbanded.

33rd (City of London) Battalion
June 1918 Formed at Clacton.
18.06.1918 Moved to Pirbright absorbing the cadre of the 7th Battalion Rifle Brigade of the 41st Brigade of the 14th Division.
03.07.1918 Mobilised for war and landed at Boulogne and engaged in various actions on the Western Front including;
The Battle of Ypres 1918 and the final advance in Flanders
11.11.1918 Ended the war at Le Petit Tournay N.E. of Roubaix, France.

34th (City of London) Battalion
June 1918 Formed at Clacton.
27.06.1918 Moved to Aldershot absorbing the cadre of the 7th Battalion King's Royal Rifle Corps of the 49th Brigade of the 16th Division.
01.08.1918 Mobilised for war and landed at Boulogne and engaged in various actions on the Western Front including;
The Final Advance in Artois.
11.11.1918 Ended the war south of Tournai, France.

Memories of London Regiment

(Memories written by members of Forces Reunited)

Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment), in 1952

Written by Gerry Farmer

A hot day June 9th 1952 London. Marched through the city. Then Dinner at the Guildhall. Marched back to the Tower. Hard to unfix bayonets after all that wine. A great day.

Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment), in 1957

Written by peter mills

my first day ,report to the TOWER OF London,as I had inlisted into the royal fusiliers{city of London regiment} where I did my training,before being sent to perfleet for weapon training,then onto to dover,to board the troopship dunera,then set sail for Kenya,dropping troops off in gib,malta, and aden,from Kenya, posted to muscat,then Bahrain,muhurack,sharjah,durna,cyprus,malta, then Colchester, onto osnabrook Germany,plus serving with the royal navy,onboard hms striker,regio,gambia,, served with the sas,commandoes,trousal oman scouts,kings African rifels,lived in bivwacks,slept on charpoys,drank from charguls,and had to take bromite, seen it done it,all in six years, served queen en country, never got a pension,was it all worth it,???????
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