1st Battalion       

Lieutenant-Colonel William Raine Marshall 04/08/1914 to 21/01/1915 Promoted

Lieutenant-Colonel Charles Reynolds Mortimore 25/01/1915 to 11/03/1915 Wounded

Lieutenant-Colonel Lionel St Heliers Morley 11/04/1915 to 09/05/1915 Wounded

Lieutenant-Colonel Adrian Barclay Wayte 09/05/1915 to 01/10/1915 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Robert Lowe Sherbrooke 01/10/1915 to 01/10/1917 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Thomas Hovenden Watson 01/10/1917 to 23/03/1918 Killed in action/Died of wounds

Lieutenant-Colonel Robert Frank Moore 23/03/1918 to 30/05/1918 Killed in action/Died of wounds

Lieutenant-Colonel John Douglas Mitchell 05/06/1918 to 11/11/1918 Remained CO

2nd Battalion       

Lieutenant-Colonel Cyril Randell Crofton-Atkins 04/08/1914 to 07/10/1914 Promoted

Lieutenant-Colonel Philip Leveson-Gower 08/10/1914 to 05/08/1915 Wounded

Lieutenant-Colonel Charles James Willoughby Hobbs 05/08/1915 to 07/06/1916 Temporary absence

Major Edmund Rochfort Street 07/06/1916 to 02/08/1916 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Charles James Willoughby Hobbs 03/08/1916 to 15/10/1916 Killed in action/Died of wounds

Lieutenant-Colonel Frederick Ewart Bradshaw 19/10/1916 to 19/10/1917 Replaced

Major Hubert Tylden-Wright 19/10/1917 to 22/11/1917 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Herbert Milward Milward 23/11/1917 to 15/09/1918 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Charles Edward Hudson 15/09/1918 to 11/11/1918 Remained CO

3rd (Special Reserve) Battalion       

Lieutenant-Colonel Edward Charles Heath 04/08/1914 to 16/11/1916 Transferred to another active battalion

Lieutenant-Colonel Henry Edward D Wise 16/11/1916 to 11/11/1918 Remained CO

4th (Extra Reserve) Battalion      

Lieutenant-Colonel Archibald Samuel Hamilton 04/08/1914 to 22/06/1915 Transferred to another active battalion

Lieutenant-Colonel Frederic Graham 22/06/1915 to 02/09/1917 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Greville Hugh Woodley Bernal 02/09/1917 to 11/11/1918 Remained CO

1/5th Battalion       

Lieutenant-Colonel Godfrey Mosley 04/08/1914 to 09/04/1915 Invalided

Lieutenant-Colonel Edward Sacheverell D'Ewes Coke 14/04/1915 to 21/05/1915 Transferred to another active battalion

Lieutenant-Colonel George A Lewis 21/05/1915 to 26/03/1916 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Denis Grey Wilson 29/03/1916 to 01/07/1916 Killed in action/Died of wounds

Lieutenant-Colonel Beaumont Henry Checkland 01/07/1916 to ?/10/1916 Temporary absence

Lieutenant-Colonel Arthur Bertram Naylor ?/10/1916 to 15/12/1916 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Beaumont Henry Checkland 15/12/1916 to 05/05/1917 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Geoffrey Goyer Gilligan 06/05/1917 to 22/02/1918 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Arthur Edward Frynn Fawcus 22/02/1918 to 19/07/1918 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Alfred Hacking 19/07/1918 to 04/10/1918 Wounded

Lieutenant-Colonel Reginald Stanley Pratt 04/10/1918 to 11/11/1918 Remained CO

1/6th Battalion       

Lieutenant-Colonel John M Clayton 04/08/1914 to 03/10/1914 Transferred to another active battalion

Lieutenant-Colonel Godfrey Davenport Goodman 03/10/1914 to 20/11/1916 Promoted

Lieutenant-Colonel Edward Hall 20/11/1916 to 19/02/1917 Invalided

Lieutenant-Colonel Arthur Lindley Ashwell 19/02/1917 to 01/03/1917 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Cyril Benton Johnson 01/03/1917 to 21/09/1917 Killed in action/Died of wounds

Lieutenant-Colonel Bernard William Vann 23/09/1917 to 03/10/1918 Killed in action/Died of wounds

Lieutenant-Colonel Geoffrey Shaw Clayton 04/10/1918 to 11/11/1918 Remained CO

1/7th (into 7th) Battalion       

Lieutenant-Colonel Charles Wilfred Birkin 04/08/1914 to 25/02/1915 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Arthur William Brewill 25/02/1915 to 18/05/1916 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Lawrence Arthur Hind 18/05/1916 to 01/07/1916 Killed in action/Died of wounds

Major E.H. Spalding 02/07/1916 to 04/07/1916 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel William Shirley Norton Toller 04/07/1916 to 26/01/1918 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Reginald Binns Rickman 26/01/1918 to 29/10/1918 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Arnold Kenneth Malcolm Cecil Wordsworth Savory 29/10/1918 to 11/11/1918 Remained CO

1/8th Battalion       

Lieutenant-Colonel Charles John Huskinson 04/08/1914 to 19/02/1915 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel George Herbert Fowler 19/02/1915 to 15/10/1915 Killed in action/Died of wounds

Lieutenant-Colonel John Eaton Blackwall 15/10/1915 to 14/03/1918 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Richard William Currin 14/03/1918 to 05/09/1918 Wounded

Major Alfred Christian Andrews 05/09/1918 to 08/09/1918 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel James Finlay Dempster 08/09/1918 to 06/10/1918 Wounded

Major Victor Owen Robinson 06/10/1918 to 09/10/1918 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel James Finlay Dempster 09/10/1918 to 12/10/1918 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Richard William Currin 12/10/1918 to 11/11/1918 Remained CO

2/5th Battalion      

Lieutenant-Colonel Maurice Hunter 18/09/1914 to 14/07/1915 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Gowrie Colquhoun Aitchison 14/07/1915 to 24/02/1917 Transferred to another active battalion

Lieutenant-Colonel Collis George Herbert St Hill 24/02/1917 to 08/07/1917 Killed in action/Died of wounds

Major Frederick Edward Mowbray Donne 08/07/1917 to 14/07/1917 Replaced

Captain Thomas Henry Langdale Stebbing 14/07/1917 to 28/07/1917 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Harry Read Gadd 28/07/1917 to 21/03/1918 Prisoner of war

Major Reginald Stanley Pratt 02/04/1918 to 12/04/1918 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel John Cecil Baines 12/04/1918 to 03/08/1918 Transferred to another active battalion

2/6th Battalion       

Lieutenant-Colonel John M Clayton 14/10/1914 to 15/04/1916 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Harry Sidney Hodgkin 15/04/1916 to 02/04/1918 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel George Alfred Duncan 02/04/1918 to 31/07/1918 Remained CO

2/7th (absorbed by 1/7th) Battalion       

Major Percy Marriott Payne 14/09/1914 to 21/02/1916 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Cecil Fane 21/02/1916 to 04/10/1916 Transferred to another active battalion

Lieutenant-Colonel Frank Rayner 05/10/1916 to 03/04/1917 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Michael Cleeve Martyn 03/04/1917 to 26/01/1918 Remained CO

2/8th Battalion       

Lieutenant-Colonel William Coope Oates 14/09/1914 to 29/10/1917 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel George Alfred Duncan 29/10/1917 to 06/02/1918 Remained CO

3/5th (into 5th Reserve) Battalion       

Lieutenant-Colonel William Reginald Harvey Whiston 29/03/1915 to 26/03/1917 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Gowrie Colquhoun Aitchison 26/03/1917 to 11/11/1918 Remained CO

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

Lieutenant-Colonel Alfred Nathaniel Curzon 01/03/1915 to 04/04/1916 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Geoffrey Meinertzhagen Jackson 05/04/1916 to 31/08/1916 Replaced

3/7th (into 7th Reserve) Battalion        

Lieutenant-Colonel George Alfed Wigley 01/03/1915 to 15/03/1918 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Herbert Bradwell 15/03/1918 to 11/11/1918 Remained CO

3/8th Battalion (into 8th Reserve Battalion absorbed by 7th)       

Lieutenant-Colonel George Savile Foljambe 26/02/1915 to 20/12/1915 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Robert Frank Bryon Hodgkinson 21/12/1915 to 31/08/1916 Replaced

9th (Service) Battalion       

Lieutenant-Colonel Ralph Peyton Sadler 19/08/1914 to 25/10/1914 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Lionel Arthur Bosanquet 26/10/1914 to 25/07/1915 Killed in action/Died of wounds

Lieutenant-Colonel William Brooke Thornton 25/07/1915 to 03/04/1918 Promoted

Lieutenant-Colonel Albert Edward Scothern 03/04/1918 to 11/11/1918 Remained CO

10th (Service) Battalion       

Lieutenant-Colonel Walter Edward Banbury 06/09/1914 to 26/07/1916 Promoted

Lieutenant-Colonel Robert John Milne 10/08/1916 to ?/10/1916 Temporary absence

Lieutenant-Colonel Leonard Gilbert ?/10/1916 to 23/04/1917 Wounded/Prisoner of War

Lieutenant-Colonel Robert John Milne 23/04/1917 to 08/08/1917 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Harry John King 08/08/1917 to 15/08/1918 Wounded

Lieutenant-Colonel Thomas William Daniel 15/08/1918 to 11/11/1918 Remained CO

11th (Service) Battalion       

Lieutenant-Colonel Thomas Bate Hawks 01/10/1914 to 10/06/1915 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Harold Farnell Watson 10/06/1915 to 01/07/1916 Wounded

Major Wifred Swinhoe-Phelan 02/07/1916 to 28/07/1916

Lieutenant-Colonel John Joseph O'Sullivan 28/07/1916 to 30/08/1916 Invalided

Major George McDonald Pratt 30/08/1916 to 12/09/1916 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Harold Farnell Watson 12/09/1916 to 08/11/1917 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Charles Edward Hudson 08/11/1917 to 29/09/1918 Transferred to another active battalion

Lieutenant-Colonel Herbert Nugent Young 29/09/1918 to 25/10/1918 Killed in action/Died of wounds

Lieutenant-Colonel William Rousall Corrall 29/10/1918 to 11/11/1918 Remained CO

12th (Service - Pioneer) Battalion       

Colonel Francis Clements Godley 01/10/1914 to 01/12/1914 Promoted

Lieutenant-Colonel James Frederick Humby 01/12/1914 to 28/11/1916 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Frederick John Roberts 28/11/1916 to 29/08/1917 Temporary absence

Lieutenant-Colonel John Hesketh Pearson 29/08/1917 to 06/09/1917 Temporary absence

Lieutenant-Colonel Frederick John Roberts 06/09/1917 to 01/05/1918 Temporary absence

Lieutenant-Colonel John Hesketh Pearson 01/05/1918 to 01/06/1918 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Frederick John Roberts 01/06/1918 to 11/11/1918 Remained CO

13th (Reserve) Battalion       

Lieutenant-Colonel Harry Arthur Hale Thompson 19/10/1914 to 13/02/1916 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel William Griffith Grant 14/02/1916 to 31/08/1916 Transferred to another active battalion

14th (Reserve) Battalion       

Lieutenant-Colonel Reginald Brittan 07/11/1914 to 31/08/1916 Transferred to another active battalion

15th (Service) Battalion      

Lieutenant-Colonel Hepworth Arthur Hill 01/03/1915 to 10/11/1915 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Robert Napier Steuart Gordon 11/11/1915 to 19/02/1917 Invalided

Lieutenant-Colonel William Anderson Watson Crellin 20/02/1917 to 23/03/1917 Temporary absence

Lieutenant-Colonel Robert Napier Steuart Gordon 23/03/1917 to 12/05/1917 Invalided

Lieutenant-Colonel William Anderson Watson Crellin 12/05/1917 to 07/10/1918 Killed in action/Died of wounds

Lieutenant-Colonel Harry Morton 07/10/1918 to 11/11/1918 Remained CO

16th (Service) Battalion       

Lieutenant-Colonel Cecil Champagne Herbert-Stepney 01/05/1915 to 15/08/1917 Wounded

Lieutenant-Colonel Noel Houghton 17/08/1917 to 13/09/1917 Killed in action/Died of wounds

Lieutenant-Colonel John Ryrie Webster 13/09/1917 to 22/03/1918 Killed in action/Died of wounds

Captain L J B Harrison 22/03/1918 to 14/04/1918 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel John Stuart Cassy 14/04/1918 to 11/11/1918 Remained CO

17th (Service) Battalion      

Lieutenant-Colonel Ernest Baseley Hales 17/06/1915 to 30/06/1916 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Herbert Milward Milward 30/06/1916 to 14/02/1917 Wounded

Lieutenant-Colonel Noel Houghton 14/02/1917 to 10/06/1917 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Herbert Milward Milward 10/06/1917 to 23/11/1917 Transferred to another active battalion

Lieutenant-Colonel James Allen Methuen 19/12/1917 to 08/01/1918 Replaced

18th (Service) Battalion      

Lieutenant-Colonel Horace Edward Falls 17/07/1915 to 01/04/1916 Transferred to another active battalion

19th (Reserve) Battalion      

Lieutenant-Colonel Montagu Haffenden Hall 23/10/1915 to 30/07/1916 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Francis Marwood Hext 30/07/1916 to 31/08/1916 Replaced

20th (Labour) Battalion (into 28th & 29th Labour Companies)      

Colonel Herman Witsius Gore Graham 31/05/1916 to 01/04/1917 Replaced

21st Battalion      

Lieutenant-Colonel Maurice Hunter 01/01/1917 to 11/01/1918 Remained CO

1st Garrison Battalion       

Lieutenant-Colonel Willoughby Brooking Mullins 09/08/1915 to 11/11/1918 Remained CO


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