The East Surrey Regiment

Battalions of the Regular Army

1st Battalion
August 1914 : in Dublin. Part of 14th Brigade in 5th Division.
Landed at Le Havre 15 August 1914.
12 January 1916 : transferred to 95th Brigade in same Division.
November 1917 : moved with the Division to Italy but returned to France in April 1918.

2nd Battalion
August 1914 : in Chaubattia, India. Returned to England, landing Devonport 23 December 1914. Moved to Winchester and came under orders of 85th Brigade in 28th Division.
Landed at Le Havre 19 January 1915.
October 1915 : moved to Egypt and went on to Salonika, arriving 1 December 1915.

3rd (Reserve) Battalion
August 1914 : in Kingston-upon-Thames. A depot/training unit, it moved to Dover and remained there throughout the war.

4th (Extra Reserve) Battalion
August 1914 : in Kingston-upon-Thames. A depot/training unit, it moved on mobilisation to Plymouth and on to Saltash in June 1915. Moved to Felixstowe in September 1917 for duty with Harwich Garrison.

Battalions of the Territorial Force

1/5th Battalion
August 1914 : in Wimbledon. Part of Surrey Brigade in Home Counties Division. Moved on mobilisation to Chatham-Maidstone-Canterbury area.
Embarked at Southampton on 29 October 1914.
2 December 1914 : landed at Bombay, whereupon the Division was broken up. Was posted to the Allahabad Brigade in 8th (Lucknow) Division. Moved in August 1915 to Nowshera Brigade in 1st (Peshawar) Division. May 1916 attached as Army Troops to 2nd (Rawalpindi) Division but returned to Nowshera Brigade in October 1916. Moved to 7th (Meerut) Divisional Area in April 1917.
The battalion moved in December 1917 to Mesopotamia and in February 1918 was attached to 55th Brigade of 18th Indian Division.

1/6th Battalion
August 1914 : in Kingston-upon-Thames. Part of Surrey Brigade in Home Counties Division. Moved on mobilisation to Chatham-Maidstone-Canterbury area.
Embarked at Southampton on 29 October 1914.
2 December 1914 : landed at Bombay, whereupon the Division was broken up. Was posted to the Allahabad Brigade in 8th (Lucknow) Division. Moved in March 1915 to Rawalpindi Brigade in 2nd (Rawalpindi) Division. Moved to Jhelum Brigade in same Division in October 1915.
The battalion moved in February 1917 to Aden (coming under orders of Aden Brigade), and returned to India in January 1918, joining Dehra Dun Brigade in 7th (Meerut) Division.

2/5th Battalion
Formed at Wimbledon in September 1914 as a home service ("second line") unit.
November 1914 moved to Windsor and became part of 2nd Surrey Brigade , 2nd Home Counties Division. Formation soon renamed 200th Brigade in 67th Division. Moved to Tunbridge Wells in May 1915 and on to billets in Reigate in November 1915. Moved to Sevenoaks in June 1916 but soon to Gore Street (Thanet).
November 1917 : disbanded.

2/6th Battalion
Formed at Kingston-upon-Thames in September 1914 as a home service ("second line") unit.
November 1914 moved to Windsor and became part of 2nd Surrey Brigade , 2nd Home Counties Division. Formation soon renamed 200th Brigade in 67th Division. Moved to Tunbridge Wells in May 1915 and on to billets in Redhill in October 1915. Moved to Gore Street (Thanet) in June 1916.
November 1917 : disbanded.

3/5th and 3/6th Battalions
Formed at Wimbledon and Kingston-upon-Thames respectively in July 1915 as depot/training ("third line") units. Moved to Cambridge in January 1916.
8 April 1916 : moved to Crowborough and became Reserve Bns. 5th then absorbed 6th on 1 September 1916. Moved to Tonbridge in October 1916 and finally Tunbridge Wells in September 1918.

Battalions of the New Armies

7th (Service) Battalion
Formed at Kingston-upon-Thames in August 1914 as part of K1 and came under orders of 37th Brigade in 12th (Eastern) Division. Moved initially to Purfleet but by November 1914 was in billets in Sandgate. Moved to Albuhera Barracks in Aldershot in February 1915.
Landed at Boulogne 2 June 1915.
5 February 1918 : disbanded in France.

8th (Service) Battalion
Formed at Kingston-upon-Thames in September 1914 as part of K2 and came under orders of 55th Brigade in 18th (Eastern) Division. Moved initially to Purfleet but by April 1915 was at Colchester. Moved to Salisbury Plain in May 1915.
Landed at Boulogne 28 July 1915.

9th (Service) Battalion
Formed at Kingston-upon-Thames in September 1914 as part of K3 and came under orders of 72nd Brigade in 24th Division. Moved initially to billets in Worthing but by April 1915 was at Shoreham. Moved to Blackdown (Aldershot) in June 1915.
Landed at Boulogne 1 September 1915.

10th (Reserve) Battalion
Formed in Dover on 26 October 1914 as Service Battalion of K4 and came under orders of 95th Brigade, original 32nd Division.
10 April 1915 : became Reserve battalion. Moved to Purfleet in May 1915, Shoreham again in September 1915 and Dover in May 1916.
1 September 1916 : converted into 30th Training Reserve Battalion of 7th Reserve Brigade.

11th (Reserve) Battalion
Formed in Devonport on 1 November 1914 as Service Battalion of K4 and came under orders of 100th Brigade, original 33rd Division. Moved to Dartmouth in December.
10 April 1915 : became Reserve battalion. Moved to Colchester in summer 1915.
1 September 1916 : converted into 21st Training Reserve Battalion of 5th Reserve Brigade.

12th (Service) Battalion (Bermondsey)
Formed at Bermondsey on 14 May 1915 by the Mayor and Borough.
Moved to Witley in October 1915 and came under orders of 122nd Brigade in 41st Division.
Moved to Marlborough Lines (Aldershot) in February 1916. Landed at Le Havre 2 May 1916.

13th (Service) Battalion (Wandsworth)
Formed at Wandsworth on 16 June 1915 by the Mayor and Borough. Adopted by War Office on 28 August 1915. Moved to Witley in September 1915 andcame under orders of 41st Division.
October 1915 : transferred to 118th Brigade in 39th Division at Barrossa Barracks (Aldershot). Moved to Witley in November 1915.
23 February 1916 : moved to Blackdown and transferred to 120th Brigade in 40th Division.
Landed at Le Havre 4 June 1916.
16 February 1918 : transferred to 119th Brigade in same Division.
5 May 1918 : reduced to cadre strength.
3 June 1918 : transferred to 34th Division.
17 June 1918 : transferred to 39th Division.
30 June 1918 : transferred to 7th Brigade in 25th Division and returned to England. Moved to Lowestoft and reconstituted by addition of troops from 15th Battalion.
3 November 1918 : disbanded in England.

14th (Reserve) Battalion
Formed in Wandsworth in summer 1915 as a Reserve Bn. Moved to Gravesend in November 1915.
June 1916 : absorbed into other Training Reserve battalions of 26th Reserve Brigade.

Other Battalions

15th Battalion
Formed in Lowestoft on 1 June 1918 but absorbed by 13th (Service) Battalion in July 1918.