1st Battalion       

Lieutenant-Colonel Robert William Hawthorn Ronaldson 04/08/1914 to 16/01/1915 Wounded

Major Algernon Brigham Anstruther Stewart 17/01/1915 to 23/02/1915 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Edward Roden Hill 23/02/1915 to 08/04/1915 Temporary absence

Major Conrad Ernest Noyes 08/04/1915 to 15/06/1916 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Edward Roden Hill 15/06/1915 to 28/09/1915 Promoted

Lieutenant-Colonel Henry Robert Gordon Deacon 28/09/1915 to 11/11/1918 Remained CO

2nd Battalion       

Lieutenant-Colonel Arthur Alexander Wolfe-Murray 04/08/1914 to 21/04/1915 Invalided

Captain Arratoon William David Gaussen 21/04/1915 to 17/05/1915 Killed in action/Died of wounds

Lieutenant-Colonel Edward Roden Hill 25/05/1915 to 15/06/1915 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Arthur Alexander Wolfe-Murray 15/06/1915 to 25/10/1915 Promoted

Lieutenant-Colonel Robert Emile Shepherd Prentice 25/10/1915 to 16/07/1916 Promoted

Lieutenant-Colonel Hugh Marjoribanks Craigie-Halkett 16/07/1916 to 29/07/1916 Wounded

Lieutenant-Colonel Cuthbert Thomas Martin 30/07/1916 to 06/04/1917 Transferred to another active battalion

Lieutenant-Colonel John Crum Grahame 12/04/1917 to 27/04/1917 Wounded

Major David Murray Murray-Lyon 27/04/1917 to 05/05/1917 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Cuthbert Thomas Martin 06/05/1917 to 20/10/1917 Promoted

Lieutenant-Colonel Gregory Morgan Knight 03/11/1917 to 06/04/1918 Transferred to another active battalion

Lieutenant-Colonel David Murray Murray-Lyon 06/04/1918 to 27/04/1918 Transferred to another active battalion

Lieutenant-Colonel Walter Lorrain Brodie 27/04/1918 to 23/08/1918 Killed in action/Died of wounds

Lieutenant-Colonel Frank Staniford Thackeray 24/08/1918 to 15/09/1918 Promoted

Lieutenant-Colonel Alexander Patrick Drummond Telfer-Smollett 15/09/1918 to 11/11/1918 Remained CO

3rd (Special Reserve) Battalion       

Lieutenant-Colonel Thomas Smith O'Dell 04/08/1914 to 11/11/1918 Remained CO

4th (Extra Reserve) Battalion      

Lieutenant-Colonel Archibald Wilson Jones 04/08/1914 to 22/02/1917 Died

Lieutenant-Colonel Andrew Gillon 22/02/1917 to 30/10/1917 Temporary absence

Lieutenant-Colonel Henry J Stone 30/10/1917 to 04/04/1918 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Andrew Gillon 04/04/1918 to 11/11/1918 Remained CO

1/5th Battalion       

Lieutenant-Colonel Frederick Lansdowne Morrison 04/08/1914 to 12/12/1917 Invalided

Lieutenant-Colonel John Beaumont Neilson 13/12/1917 to 24/08/1918 Wounded

Lieutenant-Colonel David Ernest Brand 25/08/1918 to 11/11/1918 Remained CO

1/6th Battalion       

Lieutenant-Colonel John Patterson Cochrane 04/08/1914 to 28/04/1915 Replaced

Colonel William Henry Millar 28/04/1915 to 27/09/1915 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel James Anderson 27/09/1915 to 24/08/1918 Wounded

Lieutenant-Colonel William Menzies-Anderson 24/08/1918 to 11/11/1918 Remained CO

1/7th Battalion       

Lieutenant-Colonel James Hardie Galbraith 04/08/1914 to 16/12/1915 Invalided

Lieutenant-Colonel Lewis Davidson Murray 17/12/1915 to 07/06/1916 Temporary absence

Lieutenant-Colonel James Hardie Galbraith 07/06/1916 to 29/08/1917 Invalided

Lieutenant-Colonel Lewis Davidson Murray 29/08/1917 to 17/09/1917 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel John Beaumont Neilson 29/09/1917 to 15/10/1917 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Edward Stephen Gibbons 15/10/1917 to 19/09/1918 Killed in action/Died of wounds

Lieutenant-Colonel Joe Harry Foster 19/09/1918 to 11/11/1918 Remained CO

8th Battalion       

Lieutenant-Colonel James Anderson 04/08/1914 to 01/05/1916 Remained CO

1/9th Battalion       

Lieutenant-Colonel Charles C Murray 04/08/1914 to 10/12/1915 Transferred to another active battalion

Lieutenant-Colonel John Collier Stormonth-Darling 11/12/1915 to 01/11/1916 Killed in action/Died of wounds

Lieutenant-Colonel James Menzies 01/11/1916 to 28/03/1917 Temporary absence

Lieutenant-Colonel John Crum Grahame 28/03/1917 to 11/04/1917 Transferred to another active battalion

Lieutenant-Colonel James Menzies 11/04/1917 to 25/10/1917 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Alexander Henry Menzies 25/10/1917 to 15/04/1918 Wounded

Major Edward McCosh 15/04/1918 to 09/07/1918 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Alexander Henry Menzies 09/07/1918 to 15/10/1918 Replaced

Major A K Reid 15/10/1918 to 04/11/1918 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Alexander Henry Menzies 04/11/1918 to 11/11/1918 Remained CO

2/5th Battalion      

Colonel Alexander Birrell 26/09/1914 to 28/01/1916 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Wilfred Ironside Ryder 05/03/1916 to 11/11/1916 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Herman John Ralston Bock 11/11/1916 to 06/04/1917 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel George Keppel 06/04/1917 to 30/04/1918 Replaced

2/6th Battalion      

Lieutenant-Colonel Hugh Dunlop Dempster Chalmers 26/09/1914 to 15/03/1916 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel William Meikle 15/03/1916 to 22/08/1916 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel John Frederick Mackay 28/08/1916 to 30/04/1918 Replaced

2/7th Battalion       

Lieutenant-Colonel George McNish 26/09/1914 to 15/11/1917 Replaced

2/9th Battalion       

Lieutenant-Colonel William George Fleming 26/09/1914 to 14/06/1916 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel George Wingate 15/06/1916 to 18/01/1918 Remained CO

3/5th (into 5th Reserve) Battalion      

Major H C Macdonald 15/03/1915 to 24/02/1916 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Sinclair Gair 25/02/1916 to 11/11/1918 Remained CO

3/6th Battalion (into 6th Reserve Battalion absorbed by 5th)       

Major Peter Greig 25/03/1915 to 14/03/1916 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Arthur Shelton Goodricke Cattell 15/03/1916 to 02/10/1916 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Charles C Murray 03/10/1916 to 01/07/1917 Replaced

3/7th Battalion (into 7th Reserve Battalion absorbed by 5th)       

Major James Richardson 24/05/1915 to 02/12/1915 Replaced

Major Alexander Robertson Laing 03/12/1915 to 31/08/1918 Replaced

3/9th Battalion (into 9th Reserve Battalion absorbed by 6th)       

Lieutenant-Colonel Charles C Murray 22/11/1915 to 31/08/1916 Transferred to another active battalion

10th (Service) Battalion (into 10/11th)       

Lieutenant-Colonel John Crum Grahame 19/08/1914 to 25/09/1915 Wounded

Lieutenant-Colonel Herbert Craven Stuart 26/09/1915 to 06/01/1916 Temporary absence

Lieutenant-Colonel John Crum Grahame 06/01/1916 to 03/03/1916 Invalided

Lieutenant-Colonel Herbert Craven Stuart 03/03/1916 to 14/05/1916 Temporary absence

Lieutenant-Colonel Ronald Foster Forbes 14/05/1916 to 20/10/1916 Temporary absence

Lieutenant-Colonel Reginald Nasmith 20/10/1916 to 08/02/1917 Wounded

Lieutenant-Colonel John Crum Grahame 08/02/1917 to 25/02/1917 Transferred to another active battalion

Lieutenant-Colonel Ronald Foster Forbes 25/02/1917 to 09/04/1918 Wounded

Lieutenant-Colonel Albert Harold Seagrim 09/04/1918 to 11/11/1918 Remained CO

11th (Service) Battalion (into 10/11th)       

Lieutenant-Colonel Herbert Chaworth Fergusson 19/08/1914 to 15/01/1916 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Ronald Foster Forbes 15/01/1916 to 14/05/1916 Remained CO

12th (Service) Battalion       

Lieutenant-Colonel Albert Giles 06/09/1914 to 05/11/1914 Invalided

Lieutenant-Colonel Arundel Sinclair Begbie 05/11/1914 to 09/03/1915 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Francis Myles Sandys-Lumsdaine 09/03/1915 to 10/07/1915 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel John Henry Purvis 10/07/1915 to 31/08/1916 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Arthur Augustus Inglis Heyman 31/08/1916 to 18/01/1918 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Robert Speir Dixon 19/01/1918 to 06/03/1918 Temporary absence

Lieutenant-Colonel William Herbert Anderson 12/03/1918 to 26/03/1918 Killed in action/Died of wounds

Lieutenant-Colonel Robert Speir Dixon 27/03/1918 to 18/04/1918 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Julian Neil Oscar Rycroft 02/05/1918 to 11/11/1918 Remained CO

13th (Reserve) Battalion       

Lieutenant-Colonel William George Hay Stirling 09/11/1914 to 31/08/1916 Transferred to another active battalion

14th (Service) Battalion      

Lieutenant-Colonel William C Critchley-Salmonson 02/12/1914 to 24/11/1915 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Dighton Hay Abercromby Dick 24/11/1915 to 19/05/1917 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Joe Harry Foster 01/06/1917 to 28/06/1917 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Clinton Wynyard Battye 28/06/1917 to 24/11/1917 Killed in action/Died of wounds

Captain Henry George Stephen Mackay 27/11/1917 to 06/12/1917 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Joseph Francis Noel Baxendale 06/12/1917 to 25/03/1918 Wounded

Lieutenant-Colonel Henry George Stephen Mackay 25/03/1918 to 06/07/1918 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Joseph Francis Noel Baxendale 06/07/1918 to 11/11/1918 Remained CO

15th (Service) Battalion       

Lieutenant-Colonel Francis Joseph Stevenson 09/09/1914 to 01/08/1915 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Clayton Gascoigne Beauchamp 01/08/1915 to 03/07/1916 Invalided

Major J. Grant 03/07/1916 to 15/07/1916 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Harold James Norman Davis 15/07/1916 to 09/05/1917 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Herbert Cecil Butcher 29/05/1917 to 27/07/1917 Wounded

Lieutenant-Colonel Vincent Basil Ramsden 27/07/1917 to 11/11/1918 Remained CO

16th (Service) Battalion       

Lieutenant-Colonel David Laidlaw 09/09/1914 to 01/07/1916 Wounded

Lieutenant-Colonel Robert Kyle 01/07/1916 to 11/11/1918 Remained CO

17th (Service) Battalion       

Lieutenant-Colonel David Simson Morton 19/10/1914 to 21/03/1916 Wounded

Major William Junor Paul 21/03/1916 to 03/05/1916 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel David Simson Morton 03/05/1916 to 08/07/1916 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel William Junor Paul 08/07/1916 to 19/02/1917 Invalided

Lieutenant-Colonel Frederick Robert Fairman Sworder 19/02/1917 to 20/07/1917 Wounded

Lieutenant-Colonel John Inglis 20/07/1917 to 11/02/1918 Transferred to another active battalion

18th (Service) Battalion      

Lieutenant-Colonel John Shaughnessy 15/03/1915 to 18/08/1915 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Reginald Robert Lawrenson 18/08/1915 to 18/04/1918 Killed in action/Died of wounds

Lieutenant-Colonel Valentine Edgar Gooderson 27/04/1918 to 11/11/1918 Remained CO

19th (Reserve) Battalion       

Lieutenant-Colonel William Auld 01/08/1915 to 31/08/1916 Transferred to another active battalion

20th (Reserve) Battalion       

Lieutenant-Colonel Robert L Guthrie 18/10/1915 to 31/08/1916 Transferred to another active battalion

21st Battalion       

Lieutenant-Colonel George Jeffrey Aitken 04/09/1917 to 11/11/1918 Remained CO

1st Garrison (Reserve) Battalion      

Lieutenant-Colonel Archibald Ogilvie Lyttleton Kindersley 27/03/1916 to 14/07/1916 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel James F Anderson 14/07/1916 to 11/11/1918 Remained CO

Unknown Battalion       

Lieutenant-Colonel Adam Brown Thorburn 08/09/1918 to 04/10/1918 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel John Creagh Scott 10/06/1916 to 24/06/1916 Transferred to another active battalion


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