Regimental Timeline

The East Surrey Regiment

1920-1938

 

1920

  The East Surrey Regiment
 

1st Battalion

January

Dublin, Ireland, for Internal Security Operations during pre-Independence period.

June

Sheffield, England.

November

Moves to Egypt. Ismailia (Canal Zone).

 

2nd Battalion

February

Constantinople, Turkey.

May

Chanak, Turkey.

July

Constantinople, Turkey.

September

Aldershot, England.

Territorial Force
 

1st/5th Battalion

26th March

Disbanded and absorbed back into 5th Battalion.

 

5th Battalion

25th March

Reconstituted. Remains on Home Service.

 

1st/6th Battalion

23rd January

Disbanded and absorbed back into 6th Battalion.

 

6th Battalion

23rd January

Reconstituted at Kingston. Remains on Home Service until 1939.

 

1st/21st (County of London) Battalion,
The London Regiment (1st Surrey Rifles)

7th February

Reconstituted at Camberwell. Remains on Home Service.

 

23rd (County of London) Battalion the London Regiment

7th February

Reconstituted at Clapham. Remains on Home Service.

Service Battalions
 

9th Battalion

27th March

Disbanded at Clipstone.

body of the Unknown Warrior, east surrey regiment

The body of the Unknown Warrior en-route to England. Boulogne, November 1921 Sergeant in foreground from The East Surrey Regiment.
(Click to enlarge)

1921

  The East Surrey Regiment
 

1st Battalion

 

Ismailia, Canal Zone, Egypt.

December

Cairo, Egypt.

 

2nd Battalion

 

Aldershot.

 

Counter-Insurgency Operations:

February

Dublin, Ireland.

 

13th (Wandsworth) Service Battalion

16th July

Veterans presented with King’s Colour on Wandsworth Common by General Sir John Longley, Colonel of the East Surrey Regiment.

 

1922

  The East Surrey Regiment
 

1st Battalion

 

Cairo, Egypt.

 

2nd Battalion

 

Counter-Insurgency Operations:

 

Dublin, Ireland.

February

Moves to Aldershot.

Territorial Army
 

21st (County of London) Battalion The London Regiment
(1st Surrey Rifles).

 

Redesignated as 21st London Regiment (1st Surrey Rifles).

 

23rd (County of London) Battalion The London Regiment.

 

Redesignated as 23rd London Regiment.

 

1925

  The East Surrey Regiment
 

1st Battalion

 

Hong Kong.

 

2nd Battalion

 

Aldershot.

 

1927

  The East Surrey Regiment
 

1st Battalion

November 1926

Rawalpindi, India (to 1931).

 

2nd Battalion

October 1924

Jersey.

January

Gibraltar (to 1929).

Territorial Army
 

6th Battalion

9th June 1928

Presentation of Colours at Kingston by Col The Lord Ashcombe.

 

23rd London Regiment.

October

Redesignated as 23rd London Regiment (The East Surrey Regiment).

 

1930

  The East Surrey Regiment
 

1st Battalion

 

Rawalpindi, India (to 1931).

 

2nd Battalion

May 1929

Catterick (to 1932).

 

1935

  The East Surrey Regiment
 

1st Battalion

February 1931

Lahore, India.

December 1934

Fyzabad, India.

 

2nd Battalion

December 1932

Shorncliffe.

Territorial Army
 

21st London Regiment (1st Surrey Rifles)

15th December

Reconstituted as 35 (1st Surrey Rifles) Anti-Aircraft Battalion RE and transferred to Royal Engineers.

 

23rd London Regiment.

 

1937

  The East Surrey Regiment
 

1st Battalion

 

Fyzabad, India.

October

Khartoum, Sudan.

 

2nd Battalion

October 1936

Colchester.

Territorial Army
 

23rd London Regiment (The East Surrey Regiment)

10th September

Redesignated as 7th (23rd London) Battalion The East Surrey Regiment.

Home Defence Battalions
 

8th Battalion

1st September 1936

Battalion raised as 3 Group, National Defence Corps.

East Surrey Regiment Recruiting Poster.

Recruiting Poster.


1938

  The East Surrey Regiment
 

1st Battalion

 

Khartoum, Sudan.

 

2nd Battalion

 

Colchester.

September

Embarks for China.

 

League of Nations Occupation Force:

November

Shanghai, China.

Territorial Army
 

5th Battalion

28th November

Converted as 57 (5th Bn The East Surrey Regiment) Anti-tank Regiment RA (225, 226, 227 and 228 Batteries) and transferred to RA.

 

7th Battalion

1st November

Converted as 42nd (7th (23rd London) Bn The East Surrey Regiment) Battalion, Royal Tank Corps and transferred to RTC.

 

« 1919 qrsr Back to list qrsr 1939 »

 

Related Links

 

 


Funeral of the Unknown Warrior


Last Beating Retreat

Armistice Day 1920 - funeral of Unknown Soldier as coffin is brought from France to London Cenotaph.