Grenadier Guards

1st Battalion
August 1914 : in Warley, London District.
September 1914 : came under command of 20th Brigade, 7th Division.
7 October 1914: landed at Zeebrugge.
4 August 1915 : transferred to 3rd Guards Brigade, Guards Division.

2nd Battalion
August 1914 : in Chelsea. Part of 4th (Guards) Brigade, 2nd Division.
15 August 1914 : landed at Le Havre.
20 August 1915 : transferred to 1st Guards Brigade, Guards Division.

3rd Battalion
August 1914 : in Wellington Barracks, London District.
Moved overseas 27 July 1915, landing at Le Havre.
19 August 1915 : came under command of 2nd Guards Brigade, Guards Division.

4th Battalion
Formed at Marlow.
Moved to France 14 July 1915.
19 August 1915 : came under command of 3rd Guards Brigade, Guards Division.
8 February 1918 : transferred to 4th Guards Brigade, 31st Division.
20 May 1918 : transferred to GHQ Reserve.
War diary extract on this site

5th (Reserve) Battalion
Formed at Kensington during August 1914 as 4th (Reserve) Battalion.
14 July 1915 : redesignated as 5th (Reserve) Battalion.

1st Provisional Battalion
Formed at Aldershot on 7 August 1918 for duty at the Senior Officers School.

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Reservists of the Grenadier Guards queue for a medical inspection at Wellington Barracks, Chelsea, London, after being recalled at the outbreak of the war. Image Q67397 courtesy of the Imperial War Museum, with my thanks.

The regimental badge as depicted on a CWGC grave headstone. This image courtesy of the excellent Lindsey S2008 collection at the flickr website, with my thanks.


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