Regimental Timeline

The Second or The Queen's Royal Regiment

The Great War: 1919

 

1919
  The Queen’s (Royal West Regiment) Regiment
 

1st Battalion (2nd Foot)

January - May

Remains in France.

7th May

Reduced to Cadre.

15th May

Cadre and Band embarks for Southampton. Moves to Depot Guildford.

5th August

Strength raised to 79 officers and 1169 men by drafts from other battalions.

August

Clipstone.

7th August

Aldershot.

 

2nd Battalion (2nd Foot)

January

Italy.

15th February

Reduced to Cadre.

21st February

Cadre returns to England by road and rail. At Depot, Guildford.

18th July

Re-formed and moved to Aldershot.

7th August

Victory Parade, London.

6th November

Embarks at Liverpool for India.

25th December

Bombay, then to Bareilly.

 

Mobilised for operations in Waziristan.

Special Reserve

 

3rd Battalion (2nd Royal Surrey Militia)

5th August

Remaining personnel to 1st Battalion.

24th September

Battalion disembodied. Remains on Regimental List until 1953.

Territorial Force

 

1st/4th Battalion

January

Internal Security Operations in the Punjab.

April

Jullundur.

May

Operations on the North-West Frontier.

September

Peshawar.

18th October

Embarks for Home at Bombay.

14th November

Crowborough. Reduced to Cadre.

18th November

Disbanded at Croydon and absorbed back into 4th Battalion.

 

2nd/4th Battalion

20th January

Joins British Army of the Rhine.

March

Transferred to 42nd (London) Division.

7th April

Presented with King’s Colour by Gen Sir Henry Plumer.

11th April

Absorbs 1,000 men of 53rd (Young Soldiers) Battalion.

22nd October

Reduced to Cadre. Officers and men posted to 10th and 11th Battalions.

31st October

Disbanded and absorbed back into 4th Battalion.

 

4th Battalion

12th December

Disembodied.

 

1st/5th Battalion

20th January

Battalion concentrates at Nejef.

7th March

Majority of officers and men posted to 1st/5th Surreys.

10th March

Reduced to Cadre.

18th March

Embarks at Baghdad and sails via Bombay to Plymouth.

7th May

Disbanded and absorbed back into 5th Battalion.

 

5th Battalion

13th May

Disembodied.

 

1st/22nd (County of London) Battalion the London Regiment
(The Queen's)

 

Disbanded and absorbed back into 22nd London.

 

2nd/22nd (County of London) Battalion the London Regiment
(The Queen's)

 

Egypt.

 

22nd (County of London) Battalion the London Regiment
(The Queen's)

30th June

Disembodied.

 

1st/24th (County of London) Battalion The London Regiment
(The Queen’s)

 

Disbanded and absorbed back into 24th London.

 

2nd/24th (County of London) Battalion The London Regiment
(The Queen’s)

16th June

Disbanded and absorbed back into 24th London.

 

24th (County of London) Battalion The London Regiment
(The Queen’s)

30th June

Disembodied.

 

Service Battalions

 

6th Battalion

4th February

Presented with King’s Colour by HRH the Prince of Wales.

February

Drafts to 1st and 11th Battalions.

April

Brought back to a strength of 29 officers and 845 men by drafts.

June

Embarks at Calais for England.

30th October

Disbanded.

 

7th Battalion

7th January

Presented with King’s Colour at Villers Outreaux by Lt Gen Sir TLN Morland.

1st May

Reduced to Cadre.

25th June

Cadre returns to England.

6th August

Disbanded at Guildford.

 

8th Battalion

12th February

Presented with King’s Colour at Baisieux by Lt Gen Sir Arthur Holland.

March

Drafts sent to 10th and 11th Battalions. Battalion reduced to Cadre.

June

Embarks at Antwerp for England.

8th June

Disbanded at Prees Heath.

 

10th (Battersea) Battalion

6th January

Joins British Army of the Rhine at Lindlar.

19th February

Presented with King’s Colour at Ehreshoven.

17th July

Moves to Siegburg.

 

11th (Lambeth) Battalion

8th January

Joins British Army of the Rhine at Troisdorf.

11th February

Presented with King’s Colour on the Exerzierplatz, Cologne, by Gen Sir Henry Plumer.

April

Receives drafts from 4th, 6th, 8th and 52nd Battalions.

 

16th (Home Service) Battalion

21st June

Disbanded at Ipswich.

 

19th Battalion

1st June

Disbanded.

Young Soldiers Battalions

 

51st Battalion

8th February

Converted to a Service Battalion.

1st April

Absorbed into 10th (Battersea) Battalion in Germany.

 

52nd Battalion

8th February

Converted to a Service Battalion.

1st April

Absorbed into 11th (Lambeth) Battalion in Germany.

 

53rd Battalion

8th February

Converted to a Service Battalion.

1st April

Absorbed into 2nd/4th Battalion in Germany.

 

 

 

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