Published By John Davies
- Kent Cyclists – 1/1 Bn Kent Cyclist
link to – Indian Memories Project
Cyclists battalions had first been established in the 1880s used mainly for reconnaissance and communications. Before the war a number of territorial cyclist units were formed. The 1/1 Bn Kent Cyclists had their HQ at Tonbridge, they mobilised in August 1914. In December 1915 the battalion was reorganised as an infantry battalion and in February 1916 departed for India where they served throughout the war. They returned to England in November 1919 and were disbanded in February 1920.
- King’s Own Royal Lancaster Regiment
The King’s Own Royal Lancaster Regiment raised 14 regular, territorial ans service battalions during the war.
1 Bn King’s Own Royal Lancaster Regiment – 12 Brigade, 4 Division
The 1 Bn King’s Own Royal Lancaster Regiment was a regular army unit. At the start of the war they were at Dover and went over to France on 23 August 1914. They were first in action in 1914 at Le Cateau when they lost over 400 men. In 1915 they were at Second Ypres. In 1916 they were on the Somme; in 1917 Third Ypres; and in 1918 the Kaiser Offensive and 100 days. The battalion returned to the UK in June 1919.
- King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
Link to – King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
The King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry raised 17 regular, territorial and service battalions of which 11 served overseas on the Western Front and the Middle East.
6 Bn King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry – 42 Brigade, 14 (Light Infantry) Division).
The 6 Bn King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry was a service ‘Pals’ battalion raised at Pontefract on 12 August 1914. They arrived in France in February 1915. In 1915 they saw action at Hooge and in 1916 on the Somme, in 1917 at Arras and Third Ypres and in 1918 the Kaiser Offensive and 100 Days.