Coast Defence Units

Listed below are the units that were employed on coast defence duties at the start of the war. At the moment it only lists the Artillery and Infantry units, more will be added later. the Infantry units link to other formations as they moved. I have still been unable to discover if the Artillery units remained on these duties throughout the war or if they moved, once this infomation has been found it will be added to the page.

Eastern Coast Defence

Headquarters at Chatham.

Artillery

No 2 Coy. RGA.
No 14 Coy. RGA.
No 18 Coy. RGA.
No 19 Coy. RGA.
No 22 Coy. RGA.

No 2 Coy. Essex and Suffolk RGA.
No 3 Coy. Essex and Suffok RGA.

No 1 Coy. Kent RGA.
No 2 Coy. Kent RGA.

 

 

Harwich Coast Defence

Headquarters at Harwich.

Artillery

No 13 Coy. RGA.

No 1 Coy. Essex and Suffolk RGA.
No 4 Coy. Essex and Suffolk RGA.

 

South Eastern Coast Defence

Headquarters at Dover.

Artillery

No 40 Coy. RGA.
No 46 Coy. RGA.

No 3 Coy. Kent RGA.

No 1 Coy. Sussex RGA.
No 2 Coy. Sussex RGA.

 

 

North Irish Coast Defences

Headquarters at Londonderry.

Artillery

No 15 Coy. RGA.

 

South Irish Coast Defence

Headquarters at Queenstown.

Artillery

No 10 Coy. RGA.
No 43 Coy. RGA.
No 49 Coy. RGA.

 

 

North Eastern Coast Defences

Headquarters at Newcastle-on-Tyne.

Artillery

No 12 Coy. RGA.
No 47 Coy. RGA.

No 1 Heavy Bty. Durham RGA.
No 2 Coy. Durham RGA.
No 3 Coy. Durham RGA.
No 4 Coy. Durham RGA.
No 5 Coy. Durham RGA.

No 1 Coy. East Riding RGA.
No 2 Coy. East Riding RGA.
No 3 Coy. East Riding RGA.
No 4 Coy. East Riding RGA.

No 1 Coy. Tynemouth RGA.
No 2 Coy. Tynemouth RGA.
No 3 Coy. Tynemouth RGA.
No 4 Coy. Tynemouth RGA.

 

Scottish Coast Defences

Headquarters at Edinburgh.

Artillery

No 21 Coy. RGA.

No 1 Coy. Clyde RGA.
No 2 Coy. Clyde RGA.
No 3 Coy. Clyde RGA.

No 1 Coy. Forth RGA.
No 2 Coy. Forth RGA.
No 3 Coy. Forth RGA.
No 4 Coy. Forth RGA.
No 5 Coy. Forth RGA.
No 6 Coy. Forth RGA.

No 1 Coy. North Scottish RGA.
No 2 Coy. North Scottish RGA.
No 3 Coy. North Scottish RGA.
No 4 Coy. North Scottish RGA.

No 1 Coy. Orkney RGA.
No 2 Coy. Orkney RGA.
No 3 Coy. Orkney RGA.
No 4 Coy. Orkney RGA.
No 5 Coy. Orkney RGA.
No 6 Coy. Orkney RGA.
No 7 Coy. Orkney RGA.

Infantry

Lothian Brigade.

1/4th Bn Royal Scots. 04 Aug 1914 - 24 Apr 1915. To the 52nd Division.
1/5th Bn Royal Scots. 04 Aug 1914 - 11 Mar 1915. To the 29th Division.
1/6th Bn Royal Scots. 04 Aug 1914 - 05 Sep 1915. To the Western Frontier Force.
1/7th Bn Royal Scots. 04 Aug 1914 - 22 May 1915. To the 52nd Division.
1/8th Bn Royal Scots. 04 Aug 1914 - 05 Nov 1914. To the 7th Division.
1/9th Bn Royal Scots. 04 Aug 1914 - Feb 1915. To the 27th Division.
8th Bn Highland Light Infantry. 04 Aug 1914 - May 1916. Disbanded, personnel to the other Territorial Force Battalions of the Highland Light Infantry.

Black Watch Brigade.

1/4th Bn Black Watch. 04 Aug 1914 - Feb 1915. Left the Brigade and went to France, joining the 7th (Indian) Division on 04 Mar 1915.
1/5th Bn Black Watch. 04 Aug 1914 - Oct 1914. Left the Brigade and went to France, joining the 8th Division on 13 Nov 1914.
1/6th Bn Black Watch. 04 Aug 1914 - 16 Apr 1915. To the 51st Division.
1/7th Bn Black Watch. 04 Aug 1914 - 16 Apr 1915. To the 51st Division.
1/5th Bn Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. 04 Aug 1914 - 24 Apr 1915. To the 52nd Division.

2/1st Black Watch Brigade.

2/4th Bn Black Watch. Late 1914 - Oct 1915. To the 64th Division.
2/5th Bn Black Watch. Late 1914 - Oct 1915. To the 64th Division.
2/6th Bn Black Watch. Late 1914 - Nov 1915. To the 64th Division.
2/7th Bn Black Watch. Late 1914 - Oct 1915. To the 64th Division.

 

 

Southern Coast Defences

Headquarters at Portsmouth.

Artillery

No 11 Coy. RGA.
No 16 Coy. RGA.
No 23 (Siege) Coy. RGA.
No 28 Coy. RGA.
No 29 Coy. RGA.
No 30 Coy. RGA.
No 32 Coy. RGA.
No 33 Coy. RGA.
No 34 Coy. RGA.
No 37 Coy. RGA.
No 42 Coy. RGA.
No 67 Coy. RGA.

No 1 Coy. Dorsetshire RGA.
No 2 Coy. Dorsetshire RGA.
No 3 Coy. Dorsetshire RGA.

No 1 Heavy Bty. Hampshire RGA.
No 2 Coy. Hampshire RGA.
No 3 Coy. Hampshire RGA.
No 4 Coy. Hampshire RGA.
No 5 Coy. Hampshire RGA.
No 6 Coy. Hampshire RGA.
No 7 Coy. Hampshire RGA.
No 8 Coy. Hampshire RGA.

 

South Western Coast Defence

Headquarters at Devonport.

Artillery

No 36 Coy. RGA.
No 38 Coy. RGA.
No 39 Coy. RGA.
No 41 Coy. RGA.
No 45 Coy. RGA.
No 107 Coy. RGA.

No 1 Heavy Bty. Cornwall RGA.
No 2 Heavy Bty. Cornwall RGA.
No 3 Coy. Cornwall RGA.
No 4 Coy. Cornwall RGA.
No 5 Coy. Cornwall RGA.
No 6 Coy. Cornwall RGA.
No 7 Coy. Cornwall RGA.

No 1 Heavy Bty. Devonshire RGA.
No 2 Heavy Bty. Devonshire RGA.
No 3 Coy. Devonshire RGA.
No 4 Coy. Devonshire RGA.
No 5 Coy. Devonshire RGA.
No 6 Coy. Devonshire RGA.

 

 

Western Coast Defences

Headquarters at Pembroke Dock.

Artillery

No 44 Coy. RGA.
No 57 Coy. RGA.

No 1 Coy. Glamorgan RGA.
No 2 Coy. Glamorgan RGA.
No 3 Coy. Glamorgan RGA.
No 4 Coy. Glamorgan RGA.
No 5 Coy. Glamorgan RGA.

No 1 Coy. Pembroke RGA.
No 2 Coy. Pembroke RGA.
No 3 Coy. Pembroke RGA.

 

North Western Coast Defence

Headquarters at Liverpool.

Artillery

No 1 Coy. Lancashire and Cheshire RGA.
No 2 Coy. Lancashire and Cheshire RGA.
No 3 Coy. Lancashire and Cheshire RGA.
No 4 Coy. Lancashire and Cheshire RGA.
No 5 Coy. Lancashire and Cheshire RGA.
No 6 Coy. Lancashire and Cheshire RGA.
No 7 Coy. Lancashire and Cheshire RGA.
No 8 Coy. Lancashire and Cheshire RGA.

 

 

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