Bedfordshire Regiment

16th Regiment of Foot

Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regimental Museum
Luton Museum
Wardown park
Old Bedford Road
Luton
Bedfordshire
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1st Bn. Regular. 04 Aug 1914 at Mullingar in the 15th Brigade, 5th Division.

2nd Bn. Regular. 04 Aug 1914 in South Africa.

3rd (Reserve) Bn. Regular. 04 Aug 1914 at Harwich.

4th (Extra Reserve) Bn. Regular. Stayed in the UK and supplied drafts to the Regular Battalions overseas.

1/5th Bn. Territorial Force. 04 Aug 1914 at Gwyn Street Bedford in the East Midland Brigade, East Anglian Division (54th Div).

2/5th Bn. Territorial Force. Formed at Bedford in Sep 1914. Joined the 207th Brigade, 69th Division.

3/5th Bn. Territorial Force. Formed at Bedford Jun 1915. Supplied drafts to the 1/5th Bn.

6th (Service) Bn. K1. Formed at Bedford in Aug 1914 attached to the 9th Division.

7th (Service) Bn. K2. Formed at Bedford in Sep 1914 attached to the 15th Division.

8th (Service) Bn. K3. Formed at Bedford in Sep 1914 in the 71st Brigade, 24th Division.

9th (Reserve) Bn. K4. Formed at Felixstowe in Oct 1914. Stayed in the UK and supplied drafts to the Service Battalions overseas.

10th (Reserve) Bn. K4. Formed at Dovercourt in Nov 1914. Stayed in the UK and supplied drafts to the Service Battalions overseas.

11th Bn. Territorial Force. Formed at Parkfield from the 68th Provisional Bn on 01 Jan 1917 in the 225th Bde.

12th (Transport Workers) Bn. Formed at Croydon in Dec 1916. Stayed in Croydon sending working parties to various ports as required.

13th (Transport Workers) Bn. Formed at Croydon in Mar 1917. Duties same as the 12th Bn.

1st Garrison Bn. Formed at Bedford in Dec 1915. Went to India in Feb 1916 joined the 7th Meerut divisional area.

2nd Garrison Bn. Formed at Bedford in Dec 1916. Went to India in Feb 1917 and joined the 4th (Indian) Division.

3rd Garrison Bn. Formed at Bedford in Jan 1917. Went to India and joined the Burma Division.

51st Graduated Bn. Formed at Colchester from the 249th Graduated Bn on 27 Oct 1917 in the 212th Brigade, 71st Division.

52nd Graduated Bn. Formed at Colchester from the 252nd Graduated Bn on 27 Oct 1917 in the 213rd Brigade, 71st Division.

53rd Young Soldiers Bn. Formed at Clipstone from the 27th Young Soldier Bn on 27 Oct 1917.

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