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Presented by the London County Council in memory of the services rendered in
the Great War 1914-18 by Members of the Council's Staff.
The Council on 9th November, 1920, decided, as a mark of its appreciation, to present to each member of the staff who served in the Great War, or to the next-of-kin of those who died on service, a short history of the war so far as the staff were concerned, with brief particulars of their service.
I. Introduction .
II. Western Front, 1914. — Mons and the Retreat, the Marne and the Aisne, Antwerp, La Bassee and Armentieres, Ypres
III. Western Front, 1915. — Neuve Chapelle, Hill 60, Ypres, Aubers Ridge, Festubert, Loos and Hulluch
IV. Western Front, 1916. — The Bluff and St. Eloi, Vimy Ridge, the Somme, and the Ancre
V. Western Front, 1917. — The Ancre and the German retreat. Arras and Vimy Ridge, Messines, Lombartzyde, Ypres, Lens, Cambrai
VI. Western Front, 1918. — The Somme (German offensive), the Lys, the Aisne, the Marne, Amiens, the Somme (Allied offensive). Arras, Havrincourt and Epehy, Cambrai and the Hindenburg line, Flanders, Le Cateau, the Selle and the Sambre, Armistice
VII. The Royal Navy
VIII. The Royal Air Force
X. Egypt and Palestine .
XIII. British Troops in Italy
XIV. British Troops in Russia
XV. British Troops in Africa
XVI. Deaths from Disease .
The Divisions in the British Army on active service during the Great War
were as follows:
Regular. Guards, 1st to the 8th, 27th, 28th, 29th, 1st, 2nd and 3rd Cavalry Divisions.
Service. 9th (Scottish), 10th (Irish), 11th (Northern), 12th (Eastern), 13th (Western), 14th (Light), 15th (Scottish), 16th (Irish), 17th (Northern), 18th (Eastern), 19th (Western), 20th (Light), 21st, 22nd (Western), 23rd (Northern), 24th (Eastern), 25th, 26th (Scottish), 30th, 31st, 32nd, 33rd, 34th, 35th, 36th (Ulster), 37th, 38th (Welsh), 39th, 40th, 41st (Eastern), 63rd (R. Naval).
Territorial. 42nd (E. Lanes), 43rd (Wessex), 46th (N. Midland), 47th (London), 48th (S. Midland), 49th (W. Riding), 50th (Northumbrian), 51st (Highland), 52nd (Lowland), 53rd (Welsh), 54th (E. Anglian), 55th (W. Lancs), 56th (London), 57th (W. Lancs), 58th (London), 59th (N. Midland), 60th (London), 6ist (S. Midland),
62nd (W. Riding), 66th (E. Lancs.), 74th (Yeomanry dismounted), 75th.
In accordance with official practice the Battalions of the London Regiment are referred to throughout by numbers only. Their names were as follows :
1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th (Royal Fusiliers), 5th (London Rifle Brigade), 6th (Rifles), 8th (Post Office Rifles), 9th (Queen Victoria's Rifles), 10th (Hackney), 11th (Finsbury Rifles), 12th (The Rangers), 13th (Princess Louise's Kensington Battalion), 14th (London Scottish), 15th (Prince of Wales's Own, Civil Service Rifles), 16th (Queen's Westminster Rifles), 17th (Poplar and Stepney Rifles), 18th (London Irish Rifles), 19th (St. Pancras), 20th (Blackheath and Woolwich), 21st (First Surrey Rifles), 22nd and 24th (The Queen's), 25th (Cyclist) and 28th (Artists' Rifles).
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