Cheshire Regiment

22nd Regiment of Foot

Cheshire Regt Museum
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Chester
Cheshire
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1st Bn. Regular. 04 Aug 1914 at Londonderry in the 15th Brigade, 5th Division.

2nd Bn. Regular. 04 Aug 1914 at Jubbulpore in the Jubbulpore Brigade, 5th (Indian) Division.

3rd (Reserve) Bn. Regular. Stayed in the UK and supplied drafts to the Regular Battalions overseas.

1/4th Bn. Territorial Force. 04 Aug 1914 at Grange Road West, Birkenhead in the Cheshire Brigade, Welsh Division (53rd Div).

2/4th Bn. Territorial Force. Formed at Birkenhead on 09 Sep 1914 joined the 204th Brigade, 68th Division.

3/4th Bn. Territorial Force. Formed at Birkenhead on 15 Mar 1915. Supplied drafts to the 1/4th Bn.

1/5th (Earl of Chesters) Bn. Territorial Force. 04 Aug 1914 at the Drill Hall, Volunteer Street, Chester in the Cheshire Brigade, Welsh Division (53rd Div).

2/5th (Earl of Chesters) Bn. Territorial Force. Formed at Chester on 28 Nov 1914. Eventually joined the Cheshire Brigade, Welsh Division (53rd Div).

3/5th Bn.Territorial Force. Formed at Chester in Mar 1915. Supplied drafts to the 1/5th Bn.

1/6th Bn. Territorial Force. 04 Aug 1914 at the Armoury, Stockport in the Cheshire Brigade, Welsh Division (53rd).

2/6th Bn. Territorial Force. Formed at Stockport on 08 Sep 1914. Eventually joined the Cheshire Brigade, Welsh Division (53rd Div).

3/6th Bn. Territorial Force. Formed at Stockport in Mar 1915. Supplied drafts to the 1/6th Bn.

1/7th Bn. Territorial Force. 04 Aug 1914 at the Drill Hall, Macclesfield in the Cheshire Brigade, Welsh Division (53rd Div).

2/7th Bn. Territorial Force. Formed in Macclesfield on 10 Oct 1914. Joined the 204th Brigade, 68th Division.

3/7th Bn. Territorial Force. Formed in Macclesfield in Mar 1915. Supplied drafts to the 1/7th Bn.

8th (Service) Bn. K1. Formed at Chester on 12 Aug 1914 in the 40th Brigade, 13th Division.

9th (Service) Bn. K2. Formed at Chester on 13 Sep 1914 in the 58th Brigade, 19th Division.

10th (Service) Bn. K3. Formed at Chester on 10 Sep 1914 in the 75th Brigade, 25th Division.

11th (Service) Bn. K3. Formed at Chester on 17 Sep 1914 in the 75th Brigade, 25th Division.

12th (Service) Bn. K3. Formed at Chester in Sep 1914 attached to the 22nd Division.

13th (Service) Bn. Locally raised. Formed at Port Sunlight by Gershom Stewart MP. on 01 Sep 1914 (may have had the second title Wirral). Joined the 74th Brigade 25th Division.

14th (Reserve) Bn. K4. Formed at Birkenhead in Oct 1914. Stayed in the UK and supplied drafts to the Service Battalions overseas.

15th (Service) (1st Birkenhead) Bn. Locally raised. Formed at Birkenhead by Alfred Bigland MP. as a Bantam Bn on 18 Nov 1914. Joined the 105th Brigade, 35th Division.

16th (Service) (2nd Birkenhead) Bn. Locally raised. Formed at Birkenhead by Alfred Bigland MP. as a Bantam Bn on 03 Dec 1914. Joined the 105th Brigade, 35th Division.

17th (Reserve) Bn. Locally raised. Formed at Bebington from the Depot Coys of the 15th and 16th Bns on 10 Aug 1915. Stayed in the UK and supplied drafts to the 15th and 16th Bns.

18th (Labour) Bn. Formed at Oldham in Mar 1916. Landed in France in Apr 1916.

19th (Labour) Bn. Formed at Oldham in Apr 1916. Landed in France in Apr 1916.

20th (Labour) Bn. Formed at Chester in Jun 1916. Landed in France in Jul 1916.

21st (Labour) Bn. Formed at Chester in Aug 1916. Landed in France in Oct 1916.

22nd (Labour) Bn. Formed at Chester in Dec 1916. Landed in France in Dec 1916.

23rd Bn. Territorial Force. Formed at Happisburgh, Norfolk from the 46th Provisional Bn on 01 Jan 1917 in the 224th Brigade.

24th (Home Service) Bn. Formed at Mundesley on 27 Apr 1918 in the 224th Brigade.

1st Garrison Bn. Formed at Chester on 01 Aug 1915 and went to Gibraltar in Sep 1915.

2nd Garrison Bn. Formed in Bebington in Oct 1915 and went to Egypt in Mar 1916.

3rd (Home Service) Garrison Bn. Formed in Nov 1915. Became the 11th Bn Royal Defence Corps in Aug 1917.

51st Graduated Bn. Formed at the Curragh from the 213th Graduated Bn on 27 Oct 1917 in the 194th Brigade, 65th Division.

52nd Graduated Bn. Formed at the Curragh from the 221st Graduated Bn on 27 Oct 1917 in the 196th Brigade, 65th Division.

53rd Young Soldier Bn. Formed from the 62nd Training Reserve Bn on 27 Oct 1917.

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