1st Battalion       

Lieutenant-Colonel Thomas Owen Marden 04/08/1914 to 24/05/1915 Wounded

Lieutenant-Colonel Roundel Tristram Toke 24/05/1915 to 14/06/1915 Transferred to another active battalion

Lieutenant-Colonel George Peter Hoggan 14/06/1915 to 03/10/1915 Invalided

Captain Wyrlott Owen 03/10/1915 to 15/10/1915 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Almeric Arthur William Spencer 16/10/1915 to 27/11/1916 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Henry John Bartlet Span 28/11/1916 to 11/11/1918 Remained CO

2nd Battalion       

Lieutenant-Colonel Charles Bernard Morland 04/08/1914 to 31/10/1914 Killed in action/Died of wounds

Captain Hubert Conway Rees 31/10/1914 to 15/01/1915 Replaced

Captain Walter Mark Hore 15/01/1915 to 26/01/1915 Replaced

Captain Christopher Robert Berkeley 26/01/1915 to 28/01/1915 Replaced

Captain George Herbert Stevenson 28/01/1915 to 20/02/1915 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Archer George Prothero 20/02/1915 to 26/09/1915 Prisoner of war

Lieutenant William George Hewett 27/09/1915 to 03/10/1915 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Henry Chester Lewis Lloyd 03/10/1915 to 14/11/1915 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Osborn Brace Pritchard 15/11/1915 to 25/09/1916 Invalided

Major Cedric Rupert Hay 25/09/1916 to 06/10/1916 Replaced

Major Charles Pritchard Clayton 06/10/1916 to 22/12/1916 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Wellesley FitzRoy Somerset 22/12/1916 to 05/03/1917 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Henry Chester Lewis Lloyd 05/03/1917 to 04/05/1917 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Bertram Edward Crocker 04/05/1917 to 07/04/1918 Replaced

Major Charles Pritchard Clayton 07/04/1918 to 09/04/1918 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Cornelius Asgill Shaw Carleton 09/04/1918 to 14/04/1918 Wounded

Lieutenant-Colonel Charles Pritchard Clayton 14/04/1918 to 04/08/1918 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Cornelius Asgill Shaw Carleton 04/08/1918 to 16/09/1918 Wounded

Lieutenant-Colonel John Frederick Badham 17/09/1918 to 06/11/1918 Transferred to another active battalion

Lieutenant-Colonel William Brooksbank Garnett 06/11/1918 to 11/11/1918 Remained CO

3rd (Special Reserve) Battalion       

Lieutenant-Colonel William Marwood-Elton 04/08/1914 to 09/03/1917 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Edward A Pope 15/04/1917 to 11/11/1918 Remained CO

1/4th Battalion       

Lieutenant-Colonel Arthur Francis Beddoe 04/08/1914 to 12/03/1915 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel William Bramwell Jones 12/03/1915 to 13/08/1915 Invalided

Major Thomas Vere Close Thistlethwaite 14/08/1915 to 07/10/1915 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Harry Hartley Waite Southey 08/10/1915 to 31/12/1915 Temporary absence

Major Frederick Henry Linton 01/01/1916 to 12/02/1916 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Harry Hartley Waite Southey 13/02/1916 to 14/02/1916 Replaced

Major George Frederick Pridham 15/02/1916 to 26/02/1916 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Frederick Henry Linton 26/02/1916 to 01/03/1916 Wounded

Lieutenant-Colonel Harold John Kinsman 01/03/1916 to 12/10/1916 Temporary absence

Lieutenant-Colonel Frederick Henry Linton 13/10/1916 to 17/10/1916 Wounded

Lieutenant-Colonel Harold John Kinsman 18/10/1916 to 20/04/1917 Invalided

Lieutenant-Colonel Joseph Arthur Pemberton 21/04/1917 to 26/06/1917 Temporary absence

Lieutenant-Colonel Harold John Kinsman 27/06/1917 to 24/08/1917 Replaced

Major Richard William Picton Evans 25/08/1917 to 28/08/1917 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel John Meredith Hulton 29/08/1917 to 03/11/1917 Wounded

Lieutenant-Colonel Joseph Arthur Pemberton 04/11/1917 to 14/12/1917 Temporary absence

Lieutenant-Colonel John Meredith Hulton 15/12/1917 to 20/01/1918 Temporary absence

Major Richard William Picton Evans 21/01/1918 to 03/03/1918 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Joseph Arthur Pemberton 04/03/1918 to 06/04/1918 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel John Meredith Hulton 07/04/1918 to 25/06/1918 Transferred to another active battalion

Lieutenant-Colonel John William Downes 26/06/1918 to 30/07/1918 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Arthur Preston Hohler 01/08/1918 to 11/11/1918 Remained CO

1/5th Battalion       

Lieutenant-Colonel Morgan Morgan 04/08/1914 to 10/08/1915 Invalided

Major William Dowdeswell 11/08/1915 to 07/10/1915 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel George Frederick Pridham 26/02/1916 to 16/12/1916 Died

Lieutenant-Colonel Harry Malpas Stephenson 17/12/1916 to 14/02/1917 Replaced

Major Harry Hartley Waite Southey 14/02/1917 to 11/03/1917 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Hugh Rice Bowen 12/03/1917 to 28/03/1917 Temporary absence

Lieutenant-Colonel Joseph Arthur Pemberton 29/03/1917 to 19/04/1917 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Hugh Rice Bowen 20/04/1917 to 30/07/1918 Replaced

1/6th Battalion  

Lieutenant-Colonel Ninian Edward Crichton-Stuart 04/08/1914 to 02/10/1915 Killed in action/Died of wounds   

Captain Cornelius Asgill Shaw Carleton 02/10/1915 to 21/10/1915 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel John E Vaughan 21/10/1915 to 02/11/1915 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Cornelius Asgill Shaw Carleton 02/11/1915 to 14/03/1917 Transferred to another active battalion

Lieutenant-Colonel Lionel Claude Frisby 14/03/1917 to 19/07/1917 Wounded

Lieutenant-Colonel Cornelius Asgill Shaw Carleton 19/07/1917 to 22/11/1917 Wounded

Lieutenant-Colonel Robert Ian Rawson 22/11/1917 to 09/04/1918 Transferred to another active battalion

Lieutenant-Colonel Lionel Claude Frisby 15/04/1918 to 11/11/1918 Remained CO

1/7th (Cyclist) Battalion       

Lieutenant-Colonel Mansel Havard Hunter 04/08/1914 to 11/11/1918 Remained CO

2/4th Battalion (absorbed by 2/4th King's Shropshire Light Infantry)      

Lieutenant-Colonel William J Jones 15/10/1914 to 01/11/1915 Replaced

2/5th Battalion (absorbed by 2/6th Cheshire)      

Lieutenant-Colonel A P James 20/11/1914 to 01/11/1915 Replaced

2/6th Battalion (amalgamated 2/5th Royal Welsh Fusiliers)

Lieutenant-Colonel John E Thomas 23/01/1915 to 01/11/1915 Replaced

2/7th (Cyclist) Battalion       

Lieutenant-Colonel Cecil Locke Wilson 22/09/1914 to 11/11/1918 Remained CO

3/4th (into 4th Reserve) Battalion       

Major James Francis de Rees 15/03/1915 to 13/08/1915 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel William Bramwell Jones 13/08/1915 to 01/03/1916 Replaced

Major James Francis de Rees 02/03/1916 to 13/04/1918 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Thomas Alexander Headlam 13/04/1918 to 11/11/1918 Remained CO

3/5th Battalion (into 5th Reserve Battalion absorbed by 4th)       

Major William Dowdeswell 17/07/1915 to 31/08/1916 Replaced

3/6th Battalion (into 6th Reserve Battalion absorbed by 4th)        

Lieutenant-Colonel John E Thomas 01/11/1915 to 31/08/1916 Replaced

3/7th (Cyclist) Battalion       

Major Donald J Rankin 15/04/1915 to 15/03/1916 Replaced

8th (Service - Pioneer Battalion       

Lieutenant-Colonel Henry John Bartlet Span 19/08/1914 to 05/03/1915 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel John Arthur Bald 06/03/1915 to 07/09/1915 Temporary absence

Lieutenant-Colonel Herbert Lynn Stevens 07/09/1915 to 11/09/1915 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel John Arthur Bald 11/09/1915 to 01/11/1915 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Robert Ingelow Bradshaw Johnson 02/11/1915 to 03/11/1917 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Robert Peel Yates 03/11/1917 to 11/11/1918 Remained CO

9th (Service) Battalion       

Lieutenant-Colonel Charles Henry Young 06/09/1914 to 15/12/1915 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Sidney FitzWyman Cooke 16/12/1915 to 09/12/1916 Invalided

Lieutenant-Colonel Walter Godfrey 09/12/1916 to 01/02/1918 Temporary absence

Lieutenant-Colonel Charles Francis King 02/02/1918 to 26/03/1918 Wounded

Major Hugh Lloyd Williams 27/03/1918 to 20/04/1918 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Harry Llewellyn Jones 20/04/1918 to 11/11/1918 Remained CO

10th (Service) Battalion       

Colonel Edward Leigh Holloway 01/10/1914 to 08/11/1915 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Percy Edward Ricketts 08/11/1915 to 10/07/1916 Wounded

Major Joseph Edward Crawshay Partridge 10/07/1916 to 18/07/1916 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel George Frank Brooke 18/07/1916 to 19/02/1918 Remained CO

Major Howard Frederick Hobbs 19/02/1918 to 28/02/1918 Replaced

11th (Service) Battalion       

Colonel Francis Russell Parkinson 01/10/1914 to 23/10/1915 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Albert Victor Cowley 23/10/1915 to 01/04/1916 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Godfrey Harold Fenton Wingate 01/04/1916 to 01/04/1918 Promoted

Lieutenant-Colonel Edward William Bryan 26/04/1918 to 21/06/1918 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Leslie Hamilton Trist 21/06/1918 to 11/11/1918 Remained CO

12th (Reserve) Battalion       

Colonel George Stewart Ommaney 03/11/1914 to 31/08/1916 Replaced

13th (Service) Battalion       

Lieutenant-Colonel William Watts 12/11/1914 to 19/06/1915 Transferred to another active battalion

Lieutenant-Colonel William Carter Giffard 19/06/1915 to 24/02/1916 Transferred to another active battalion

Lieutenant-Colonel Frederick Edward Packe 24/02/1916 to 15/06/1916 Invalided

Major George D'Arcy Edwardes 15/06/1916 to 10/07/1916 Killed in action/Died of wounds

Major Charles Edward Bond 10/07/1916 to 10/07/1916 Killed in action/Died of wounds

Captain H H Johnson 10/07/1916 to 13/07/1916 Replaced

Major Geoffrey Sydney Brewis 14/07/1916 to 01/10/1916 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel James Kennedy 01/10/1916 to 08/10/1918 Wounded

Captain H Lloyd Jones 08/10/1918 to 23/10/1918 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Howard Frederick Hobbs 23/10/1918 to 11/11/1918 Remained CO

14th (Service) Battalion       

Lieutenant-Colonel Henry Wightman Benson 01/10/1914 to 30/11/1915 Invalided

Lieutenant-Colonel Leonard Reginald King 01/12/1915 to 09/02/1916 Invalided

Lieutenant-Colonel John Higson Hayes 10/02/1916 to 16/03/1916 Temporary absence

Lieutenant-Colonel Leonard Reginald King 16/03/1916 to 04/04/1916 Invalided

Lieutenant-Colonel John Higson Hayes 05/04/1916 to 15/02/1918 Invalided

Lieutenant-Colonel George Frank Brooke 19/02/1918 to 11/11/1918 Remained CO

15th (Service) Battalion       

Lieutenant-Colonel Mackay John Graham Scobie 12/11/1914 to 10/11/1915 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Thomas William Parkinson 10/11/1915 to 31/08/1918 Wounded

Captain J Williams 31/08/1918 to 15/09/1918 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Ernest Helme 15/09/1918 to 11/11/1918 Remained CO

16th (Service) Battalion       

Lieutenant-Colonel Frank Hill Gaskell 25/11/1914 to 17/05/1916 Killed in action/Died of wounds

Lieutenant-Colonel Frederick William Smith 18/05/1916 to 02/10/1917 Remained CO

Lieutenant-Colonel Harry Phipps Herdman 02/10/1917 to 13/12/1917 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Frederick William Smith 13/12/1917 to 07/02/1918 Remained CO

17th (Service) Battalion       

Lieutenant-Colonel Charles Joseph Wilkie 26/11/1914 to 18/10/1916 Killed in action/Died of wounds

Captain Henry Percy Bright Gough 18/10/1916 to 22/10/1916 Replaced

Major Francis Shand Byham Johnson 22/10/1916 to 27/10/1916 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Charles Beauman Hore 27/10/1916 to 08/01/1917 Replaced

Major Bartholomew Francis Murphy 08/01/1917 to 22/01/1917 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Alan Bryant 22/01/1917 to 11/07/1917 Wounded

Lieutenant-Colonel Richard John Andrews 11/07/1917 to 30/07/1917 Temporary absence

Lieutenant-Colonel Alan Bryant 31/07/1917 to 15/09/1917 Transferred to another active battalion

Lieutenant-Colonel Richard John Andrews 15/09/1917 to 22/11/1917 Wounded

Lieutenant-Colonel Henry Percy Bright Gough 22/11/1917 to 24/12/1917 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Frederick Ewart Bradshaw 24/12/1917 to 26/01/1918 Replaced

Major Fred Sweet 26/01/1918 to 16/02/1918 Replaced

18th (Service) Battalion       

Lieutenant-Colonel Herbert Richards Homfray 04/02/1915 to 16/01/1916 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Richard Stirling Grant-Thorold 17/01/1916 to 03/01/1917 Wounded

Lieutenant-Colonel Hugh Reginald Wood 06/01/1917 to 08/05/1917 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel John Richardson Heelis 08/05/1917 to 09/07/1917 Invalided

Lieutenant-Colonel William Kennedy 24/07/1917 to 23/11/1917 Killed in action/Died of wounds

Captain Francis Morgan Matthias 23/11/1917 to 09/12/1917 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Basil John Blenkinsopp Coulson  09/12/1917 to 17/01/1918 Replaced

Major Charles Edward Jenkins 17/01/1918 to 06/02/1918 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Basil John Blenkinsopp Coulson  06/02/1918 to 26/02/1918 Replaced

Major Henry Percy Bright Gough 26/02/1918 to 03/03/1918 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel William Ernest Brown 01/06/1918 to 11/11/1918 Remained CO

19th (Service - Pioneer) Battalion       

Major J Owen James 15/03/1915 to 10/11/1915 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Sidney John Wilkinson 10/11/1915 to 24/04/1916 Transferred to another active battalion

Lieutenant-Colonel Duncan Grant-Dalton 25/04/1916 to 02/10/1918 Transferred to another active battalion

Lieutenant-Colonel Robert Bingham Harkness 17/10/1918 to 11/11/1918 Remained CO

20th (Reserve) Battalion       

Lieutenant-Colonel William Carter Giffard 03/05/1915 to 19/06/1915 Transferred to another active battalion

Lieutenant-Colonel William Watts 19/06/1915 to 09/05/1916 Replaced

Colonel Francis Russell Parkinson 10/05/1916 to 31/08/1916 Transferred to another active battalion

21st (Reserve) Battalion       

Lieutenant-Colonel Richard Walter Comyn Vyvyan 19/07/1915 to 13/02/1916 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Charles Henry Young 14/02/1916 to 31/08/1916 Transferred to another active battalion

22nd Reserve Battalion       

Lieutenant-Colonel William Forrest 16/02/1916 to 31/08/1916 Transferred to another active battalion

23rd (Service) Battalion       

Lieutenant-Colonel Clifton Vincent Reynolds Wright 30/04/1916 to 31/08/1916 Transferred to another active battalion

24th Battalion       

Lieutenant-Colonel Cecil John Herbert Spence-Jones 02/02/1917 to 11/11/1918 Remained CO


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