1st Battalion       

Lieutenant-Colonel Cecil Pickford Higginson 04/08/1914 to 23/10/1914 Wounded

Major Edward Bourryau Luard 24/10/1914 to 13/11/1914 Replaced

Major William James Rowan-Robinson 14/11/1914 to 30/11/1914 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel John Arkwright Strick 01/12/1914 to 04/08/1915 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Edward Bourryau Luard 05/08/1915 to 22/04/1916 Killed in action/Died of wounds

Lieutenant-Colonel Bertie Elibank Murray 22/04/1916 to 17/10/1916 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Cyril Francis Barroneau Winterscale 18/10/1916 to 14/02/1918 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Horace Mackenzie Smith 15/02/1918 to 21/03/1918 Replaced

Major Harold de Riemer Morgan 23/03/1918 to 02/04/1918 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Godfrey Meynell 03/04/1918 to 26/05/1918 Temporary absence

Major Evelyn Alexander Freeman 27/05/1918 to 08/06/1918 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel David Henry Leslie 09/06/1918 to 17/07/1918 Replaced

Major Evelyn Alexander Freeman 17/07/1918 to 08/08/1918 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Christopher Hugh Cautley 08/08/1918 to 23/08/1918 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Godfrey Meynell 23/08/1918 to 10/10/1918 Promoted

Lieutenant-Colonel Lyndon Henry Morris 10/10/1918 to 11/11/1918 Remained CO

2nd Battalion       

Lieutenant-Colonel Robert James Bridgford 04/08/1914 to 08/05/1915 Wounded

Major John Henry Bailey 08/05/1915 to 20/05/1915 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Robert James Bridgford 20/05/1915 to 13/07/1915 Promoted

Lieutenant-Colonel John Henry Bailey 13/07/1915 to 29/11/1916 Temporary absence

Major James Steuart Skinner 29/11/1916 to 15/01/1917 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel John Henry Bailey 15/01/1917 to 23/03/1917 Temporary absence

Major John Chichele Plowden 23/03/1917 to 18/06/1917 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel John Henry Bailey 18/06/1917 to 08/09/1918 Temporary absence

Major John Chichele Plowden 10/09/1918 to 11/11/1918 Remained CO

3rd (Special Reserve) Battalion       

Lieutenant-Colonel Thomas Dickin 04/08/1914 to 17/02/1917 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Francis Henry Cecil Weld-Forester 19/02/1917 to 11/11/1918 Remained CO

1/4th Battalion      

Lieutenant-Colonel John Robert Howard-McLean 04/08/1914 to 15/10/1914 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Arthur Newson Bruff Garrett 15/10/1914 to 27/03/1918 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel William Allan Bowen 28/03/1918 to 02/11/1918 Remained CO

2/4th Battalion      

Lieutenant-Colonel Ellis Sparling Cunliffe 01/10/1914 to 23/06/1916 Invalided

Lieutenant-Colonel Wilfred Appleyard 23/06/1916 to 05/05/1917 Transferred to another active battalion

Lieutenant-Colonel John Henry Cooke 01/06/1917 to 01/12/1917 Remained CO

3/4th (into 4th Reserve) Battalion        

Lieutenant-Colonel John Henry Cooke 31/05/1915 to 01/06/1916 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Richard Herbert Tayler Symonds-Tayler 01/06/1916 to 18/03/1918 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Reginald Edmonstone Cheyne 18/03/1918 to 24/09/1918 Temporary absence

Lieutenant-Colonel Julian Fane 24/09/1918 to 11/11/1918 Remained CO

5th (Service) Battalion       

Lieutenant-Colonel Horace Mackenzie Smith 19/08/1914 to 22/07/1915 Wounded

Major John George Forbes 22/07/1915 to 17/08/1915 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Oswald Cuthbert Borrett 17/08/1915 to 15/07/1916 Transferred to another active battalion

Lieutenant-Colonel George Arthur Delme-Murray 15/07/1916 to 10/04/1917 Wounded

Lieutenant-Colonel Horace Mackenzie Smith 10/04/1917 to 11/06/1917 Temporary absence

Major Charles Ernest Atchison 13/06/1917 to 10/07/1917 Transferred to another active battalion

Lieutenant-Colonel Horace Mackenzie Smith 10/07/1917 to 26/10/1917 Temporary absence

Major G Turner 26/10/1917 to 04/01/1918 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Horace Mackenzie Smith 04/01/1918 to 02/02/1918 Remained CO

6th (Service) Battalion       

Lieutenant-Colonel Stephen George Moore 06/09/1914 to 06/10/1915 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Edward Allan Wood 07/10/1915 to 11/09/1917 Invalided

Lieutenant-Colonel Harold Echalaz Welsh 12/09/1917 to 29/03/1918 Killed in action/Died of wounds

Lieutenant-Colonel Raymond Edward Boulton 30/03/1918 to 13/04/1918 Transferred to another active battalion

Lieutenant-Colonel Stanley Ford Thomas 13/04/1918 to 11/11/1918 Remained CO

7th (Service) Battalion       

Major Robert Cockburn 22/09/1914 to 24/10/1914 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel William Joseph Newell 24/10/1914 to 18/12/1914 Invalided

Major Robert Cockburn 18/12/1914 to 01/01/1915 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Arthur Vavasour Weir 01/01/1915 to 29/04/1915 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel John Harry Blumberg Barber 01/05/1915 to 13/12/1915 Invalided

Lieutenant-Colonel Raymond Ewings Negus 13/12/1915 to 15/07/1916 Wounded

Lieutenant-Colonel Robert Evelyn Manners Heathcote 15/07/1916 to 04/10/1916 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Kenneth Hugh Lowden Arnott 04/10/1916 to 30/04/1917 Wounded

Major John Longhurst Likeman 30/04/1917 to 15/06/1917 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Kenneth Hugh Lowden Arnott 15/06/1917 to 23/12/1917 Wounded

Major Ernest Harold Robinson 23/12/1917 to 26/12/1917 Replaced

Major Richard Glass Smithard 26/12/1917 to 01/01/1918 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Frank Johnston 01/01/1918 to 18/05/1918 Wounded

Lieutenant-Colonel Kenneth Hugh Lowden Arnott 18/05/1918 to 30/05/1918 Killed in action/Died of wounds

Lieutenant-Colonel Richard Glass Smithard 31/05/1918 to 28/06/1918 Wounded

Captain Hamilton Stratford Collins 26/06/1918 to 08/07/1918 Invalided

Captain Ronald William St John Wynn Richards 08/07/1918 to 29/07/1918 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Richard Glass Smithard 29/07/1918 to 03/10/1918 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Newdigate Halford Marriott Burne 03/10/1918 to 11/11/1918 Remained CO

8th (Service) Battalion       

Colonel Courtney Heathcote Stisted 01/10/1914 to 08/03/1915 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel John David Beveridge Erskine 08/03/1915 to 01/11/1918 Replaced

Major William Herbert Durst 01/11/1918 to 11/11/1918 Remained CO

9th (Reserve) Battalion       

Colonel James Mann Ransom 01/11/1914 to 31/08/1916 Replaced

10th Battalion       

Lieutenant-Colonel Henry Heywood Heywood-Lonsdale 02/03/1917 to 20/06/1918 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Hugh John Howell-Evans 20/06/1918 to 11/11/1918 Remained CO


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