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East York's Regiment in 1914-1918

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Regular Army

1st Battalion

August 1914 : in York. Part of 18th Brigade, 6th Division. 26 November 1915 : transferred to 64th Brigade, 21st Division.


2nd Battalion

August 1914 : in Kamptee. Returned to England and landed in December 1914. December 1914 : attached to 83rd Brigade, 28th Division.


3rd (Reserve) Battalion
August 1914 : in Beverley. Remained in UK throughout the war.

Territorial Army

1/4th Battalion

August 1914 : in Londesborough Barracks, Hull. Part of York and Durham Brigade, Northumbrian Division. 17 April 1915 : landed at Boulogne. 12 May 1915 : formation became 150th Brigade,50th Division. 15 July 1918 : reduced to cadre, and transferred to Lines of Communication. 16 August 1918 :transferred to 116th Brigade,39th Division. 7 November 1918 : demobilised in France.


5th (Cyclist) Battalion
August 1914 : in Park Street, Hull. Remained in UK throughout the war.

2/4th Battalion
Formed at Darlington, September 1914. February 1915 : attached to 189th Brigade, 63rd Division, which was broken up in July 1916. Moved in November 1916 to Bermuda, remaining there throughout the war.

3/4th Battalion
Formed in Hull, March 1915, and remained in UK throughout the war.

New Armies

6th (Service) Battalion (Pioneers)

Formed at Beverley, 27 August 1914, as part of K1. August 1914 : attached to 32nd Brigade, 11th (Northern) Division. December 1914 : became the Pioneer Bn to the Division.


7th (Service) Battalion
Formed at Beverley, 16 September 1914, as part of K2. September 1914 : attached to 50th Brigade, 17th (Northern) Division.

8th (Service) Battalion
Formed at Beverley, 22 September 1914, as part of K3. September 1914 : attached to 62nd Brigade, 21st Division. 16 November 1915 : transferred to 8th Brigade, 3rd Division. 17 February 1918 : disbanded in France. Formed 10th Entrenching Bn with 12th West York's.

9th (Reserve) Battalion

Formed in York, 9 November 1914, as a Service battalion, part of K4. November 1914 : attached to 90th Brigade, original 30th Division. 10 April 1915 : became a second Reserve battalion (after the 3rd Bn). 1 September 1916 : became 7th Training Reserve battalion of 2nd Reserve Brigade.


10th (Service) Battalion (1st Hull)
Formed in Hull, 29 August 1914, by Lord Nunburnholme and the East Riding TF Association. Commonly known as the Hull Commercials Battalion. June 1915 : attached to 92nd Brigade, 31st Division.

11th (Service) Battalion (2nd Hull)
Formed in Hull, 2 September 1914, by Lord Nunburnholme and the East Riding TF Association. Commonly known as the Hull Tradesmen's Battalion. June 1915 : attached to 92nd Brigade, 31st Division.

12th (Service) Battalion (3rd Hull)
Formed in Hull, 11 August 1914, by Lord Nunburnholme and the East Riding TF Association. Commonly known as the Hull Sportsmen's Battalion. June 1915 : attached to 92nd Brigade, 31st Division. 8 February 1918 : disbanded in France.

13th (Service) Battalion (4th Hull)
Formed in Hull, 3 November 1914, by Lord Nunburnholme and the East Riding TF Association. Commonly known as T'Others! June 1915 : attached to 92nd Brigade, 31st Division. 8 February 1918 : disbanded in France.

14th (Reserve) Battalion (Hull)
Formed at Lichfield, August 1915 as local Reserve Bn. 1 September 1916 : became 90th Training Reserve Bn, in 21st Reserve Brigade.

15th (Reserve) Battalion (Hull)
Formed at Seaton Delaval, February 1916 by the 14th Bn. as local Reserve. 1 September 1916 : absorbed by 15th Bn York & Lancs, and became 91st Training Reserve Bn, in 21st Reserve Brigade.

Other Units

1st (Garrison) Battalion
Formed in Sheffield in October 1915, then to India where it remained throughout the war.

2nd (Home Service) Garrison Battalion

Formed April 1916, remaining in UK throughout the war. Became 8th Bn, Royal Defence Corps in August 1917.


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