King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry

1st Battalion       

Lieutenant-Colonel Arthur George Marrable 04/08/1914 to 05/08/1914 Promoted

Lieutenant-Colonel William Maunder Withycombe 05/08/1914 to 27/09/1914 Replaced

Major William Gowans 27/09/1914 to 16/12/1914 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Christopher Robert Ingham Brooke 16/12/1914 to 07/05/1915 Wounded

Captain Henry Mallinson 07/05/1915 to 17/05/1915 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Charles Edensor Heathcote 17/05/1915 to 25/08/1915 Transferred to another active battalion

Lieutenant-Colonel Christopher Robert Ingham Brooke 26/08/1915 to 31/03/1916 Promoted

Lieutenant-Colonel Henry Mallinson 02/04/1916 to 11/11/1918 Remained CO

2nd Battalion       

Lieutenant-Colonel Reginal Copleston Bond 04/08/1914 to 26/08/1914 Prisoner of war

Major Herbert Edward Trevor 26/08/1914 to 26/09/1914 Replaced

Major James Bruce Gregorie Tulloch 26/09/1914 to 24/10/1914 Invalided

Major Charles Edensor Heathcote 24/10/1914 to 31/10/1914 Wounded

Captain Herbert Francis George Carter 31/10/1914 to 06/11/1914 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel William Maunder Withycombe 06/11/1914 to 20/10/1915 Promoted

Lieutenant-Colonel Edward Harrison Rigg 20/10/1915 to 07/01/1917 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Christopher Robert Ingham Brooke 07/01/1917 to 14/11/1917 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Lewis Lamotte 25/11/1917 to 11/11/1918 Remained CO

3rd (Special Reserve) Battalion       

Lieutenant-Colonel Frederic Thornton Trevor Moore 04/08/1914 to 02/05/1915 Transferred to another active battalion

Lieutenant-Colonel Ernest Cazenove Cobbold 02/05/1915 to 29/01/1917 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Lewis Iggleden Backhouse Hulke 29/01/1917 to 11/11/1918 Remained CO

1/4th Battalion       

Lieutenant-Colonel Henry John Haslegrave 04/08/1914 to 24/07/1916 Wounded

Major Harry Moorhouse 24/07/1916 to 01/09/1916 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Bernard Musgrave 01/09/1916 to 13/05/1917 Wounded

Lieutenant-Colonel Harry Moorhouse 13/05/1917 to 26/07/1917 Temporary absence

Lieutenant-Colonel Bernard Musgrave 26/07/1917 to 01/09/1917 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Harry Moorhouse 01/09/1917 to 09/10/1917 Killed in action/Died of wounds

Captain Thomas Chadwick 09/10/1917 to 14/10/1917 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Herbert Cecil Fraser 14/10/1917 to 13/06/1918 Transferred to another active battalion

Lieutenant-Colonel Sydney Clifford Brierly 14/06/1918 to 11/11/1918 Remained CO

1/5th (into 5th) Battalion        

Lieutenant-Colonel Charles Carter Moxon 04/08/1914 to 01/11/1917 Transferred to another active battalion

Lieutenant-Colonel Thomas Shearman 02/11/1917 to 09/02/1918 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Oliver Cyril Spencer Watson  09/02/1918 to 28/03/1918 Killed in action/Died of wounds

Major Thomas Shearman 28/03/1918 to 03/04/1918 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Fred Harris Peter 03/04/1918 to 11/11/1918 Remained CO

2/4th Battalion       

Lieutenant-Colonel Everatt Hind 30/09/1914 to 25/04/1917 Transferred to another active battalion

Lieutenant-Colonel Rowland Edward Power 25/04/1917 to 11/12/1917 Transferred to another active battalion

Lieutenant-Colonel Bertram Harris Hill Perry 11/12/1917 to 23/06/1918 Wounded

Lieutenant-Colonel Clervaux Alexander Chaytor 27/06/1918 to 11/11/1918 Remained CO

2/5th Battalion (absorbed by 1/5th)      

Lieutenant-Colonel John Reginald Shaw 16/09/1914 to 24/03/1916 Invalided

Lieutenant-Colonel William Watson 24/03/1916 to 03/05/1917 Killed in action/Died of wounds

Major Fred Mellor 03/05/1917 to 18/05/1917 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Baptist Johnson Barton 18/05/1917 to 02/02/1918 Replaced

3/4th (into 4th Reserve) Battalion      

Lieutenant-Colonel Frederick William Lyons 15/03/1915 to 31/08/1916 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel George Iver Patrick Poer O'Shee 01/09/1916 to 11/11/1918 Remained CO

Lieutenant-Colonel George Iver Patrick Poer O'Shee 04/03/1915 to 31/08/1916 Transferred to another active battalion

6th (Service) Battalion      

Lieutenant-Colonel Christopher Robert Ingham Brooke 19/08/1914 to 30/11/1914 Transferred to another active battalion

Lieutenant-Colonel Raymond Edward Boulton 26/12/1914 to 03/11/1915 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Godfrey Meynell 04/11/1915 to 01/07/1917 Transferred to another active battalion

Lieutenant-Colonel Charles Ernest Atchison 10/07/1917 to 24/08/1917 Killed in action/Died of wounds

Lieutenant-Colonel Edward Bernard Wilson 24/08/1917 to 01/10/1917 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Wilfird Horatio Montefiore Micholls 01/10/1917 to 19/02/1918 Remained CO

7th (Service) Battalion       

Lieutenant-Colonel Bertram Witherby 06/09/1914 to 10/10/1914 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Walter Blake Butler 10/10/1914 to 18/12/1914 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Herbert Pear Creagh-Osborne 18/12/1914 to 18/03/1915 Transferred to another active battalion

Lieutenant-Colonel Valentine Augustus Milman Fowler 18/03/1915 to 21/02/1916 Invalided

Lieutenant-Colonel Beverley Beverley Robinson 22/02/1916 to 17/10/1916 Temporary absence

Lieutenant-Colonel Arthur Charles White 17/10/1916 to 29/11/1916 Invalided

Lieutenant-Colonel Beverley Beverley Robinson 29/11/1916 to 15/05/1917 Temporary absence

Lieutenant-Colonel James Theodore Janson 15/05/1917 to 15/06/1917 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Beverley Beverley Robinson 15/06/1917 to 04/10/1917 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel James Theodore Janson 04/10/1917 to 16/02/1918 Remained CO

8th (Service) Battalion       

Lieutenant-Colonel Reginald Hawkins Greenstreet 06/09/1914 to 27/09/1914 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Henry Tate Manley 27/09/1914 to 01/11/1915 Wounded

Lieutenant-Colonel Herbert Edward Trevor 01/11/1915 to ?/06/1916 Temporary absence

Captain K.E. Poyser to 01/07/1916 Killed in action/Died of wounds

Lieutenant-Colonel Herbert Edward Trevor 02/07/1916 to 04/07/1916 Promoted

Lieutenant-Colonel Claude Henry Maxwell Imbert-Terry 10/07/1916 to 06/12/1916 Temporary absence

Lieutenant-Colonel Thomas Henry Owen 07/12/1916 to 23/02/1917 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Claude Henry Maxwell Imbert-Terry 23/02/1917 to 01/03/1917 Transferred to another active battalion

Lieutenant-Colonel Douglas Quirk 01/03/1917 to 15/06/1918 Temporary absence

Lieutenant-Colonel Geoffrey Lee Pyman 15/06/1918 to 05/10/1918 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Douglas Quirk 05/10/1918 to 11/11/1918 Remained CO

9th (Service) Battalion       

Lieutenant-Colonel Guy Lushington Holland 01/10/1914 to 21/06/1915 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Colmer William Donald Lynch 22/06/1915 to 01/07/1916 Killed in action/Died of wounds

Lieutenant-Colonel Arthur George McClintock 09/07/1916 to 11/09/1916 Temporary absence

Lieutenant-Colonel Charles Edensor Heathcote 11/09/1916 to 10/10/1916 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Clement Arthur Milward 10/10/1916 to 30/10/1916 Replaced

Major Robert James McMullin 30/10/1916 to 25/11/1916 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Clement Arthur Milward 25/11/1916 to 18/03/1917 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Neville Reay Daniell 18/03/1917 to 04/10/1917 Killed in action/Died of wounds

Lieutenant-Colonel Harry Greenwood 04/10/1917 to 20/10/1917 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Andrew Jameson McCulloch 20/10/1917 to 27/07/1918 Promoted

Lieutenant-Colonel Harry Greenwood 27/07/1918 to 28/08/1918 Wounded

Major Herbert William Henry Tyler 21/09/1918 to 15/10/1918 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Harry Greenwood 15/10/1918 to 11/11/1918 Remained CO

10th (Service) Battalion       

Lieutenant-Colonel Arthur William Alsager Pollock 01/10/1914 to 01/11/1915 Invalided

Lieutenant-Colonel William B Stewart 02/11/1915 to 06/04/1916 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Harry John King 07/04/1916 to 01/07/1916 Wounded

Major Francis Seward Laskey 01/07/1916 to 11/07/1916 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel William Basil Charles Bridge 11/07/1916 to 01/12/1916 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Francis John Marshall Postlethwaite 02/12/1916 to 22/08/1917 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Hubert Wogan Festing 22/08/1917 to 06/02/1918 Transferred to another active battalion

11th (Reserve) Battalion       

Lieutenant-Colonel Stuart Campbell Taylor 01/11/1914 to 13/05/1915 Transferred to another active battalion

Lieutenant-Colonel John Walter Stead 13/05/1915 to 25/04/1916 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Frederick Arthur Hayden 26/04/1916 to 31/08/1916 Transferred to another active battalion

12th (Service - Pioneer) Battalion      

Lieutenant-Colonel Richard Dill 01/09/1914 to 20/05/1915 Invalided

Lieutenant-Colonel Gerald Edwin Lloyd Gilbert 20/05/1915 to 12/08/1915 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Ernest Leonard Chambers 13/08/1915 to 30/08/1917 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Charles Bertram Charlesworth 31/08/1917 to 30/03/1918 Temporary absence

Lieutenant-Colonel George Moore Stockings 01/04/1918 to 03/05/1918 Temporary absence

Lieutenant-Colonel Charles Bertram Charlesworth 03/05/1918 to 16/05/1918 Temporary absence

Lieutenant-Colonel George Moore Stockings 16/05/1918 to 11/10/1918 Temporary absence

Lieutenant-Colonel Charles Bertram Charlesworth 11/10/1918 to 11/11/1918 Remained CO

13th (Reserve - Pioneer) Battalion      

Lieutenant-Colonel William Bathurst Dauntesey 16/02/1916 to 31/08/1916 Remained CO

14th (Home Service ) Battalion      

Lieutenant-Colonel William Bathurst Dauntesey 01/09/1916 to 01/04/1918 Remained CO

15th (Service) Battalion       

Lieutenant-Colonel Thomas William Talbot Isaac 03/07/1918 to 11/11/1918 Remained CO

1st Garrison (Reserve) Battalion       

Lieutenant-Colonel Charles Edward Cox 21/01/1916 to 13/11/1916 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Hugh Bowes 15/11/1916 to 11/11/1918 Remained CO

2nd Garrison (into 16th Garrison) Battalion       

Colonel Richard Charles Clement Cox 04/07/1916 to 13/11/1916 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Ferdinand John St John 13/11/1916 to 11/11/1918 Remained CO

Unknown Battalion       

Lieutenant-Colonel Francis Bertie Brewis 08/08/1917 to 24/08/1917 Replaced


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