Durham Light Infantry

68th and 106th Regiment of Foot

Durham Light Infantry Museum
Aykley Heads
Durham
Co Durham
DH1 5TU

1st Bn. Regular. 04 Aug 1914 in the Abbottabad Brigade, 2nd (Indian) Division.

2nd Bn. Regular. 04 Aug 1914 at Lichfield in the 18th Brigade, 6th Division.

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

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

1/5th Bn. Territorial Force. 04 Aug 1914 at the Drill Hall, Stockton-on-Tees in the York and Durham Brigade, Northumbrian Division (50th Div).

2/5th Bn. Territorial Force. Formed at Stockton-on-Tees in Sep 1914. Joined the 189th Brigade, 63rd Division.

3/5th Bn. Territorial Force. Formed at Stockton-on-Tees in Jun 1915. Supplied drafts to the 1/5th Bn.

1/6th Bn. Territorial Force. 04 Aug 1914 at Bishop Auckland in the Durham Light Infantry Brigade, Northumbrian Division (50th Div).

2/6th Bn.Territorial Force. Formed at Ravensworth Park near Gateshead in Sep 1914.. Joined the 190th Brigade, 63rd Division.

3/6th Bn. Territorial Force. Formed at Bishop Auckland in Jun 1915. Supplied drafts to the 1/6th Bn.

1/7th Bn. Territorial Force. 04 Aug 1914 at Livingstone Road, Sunderland in the Durham Light Infantry Brigade, Northumbrian Division (50th Div).

2/7th Bn. Territorial Force. Formed at Sunderland on 16 Sep 1914. Joined the 190th Brigade, 63rd Division.

3/7th Bn. Territorial Force. Formed at Sunderland in Jun 1915. Supplied drafts to the 1/7th Bn.

1/8th Bn. Territorial Force. 04 Aug 1914 at Gilesgate, Durham in the Durham Light Infantry Brigade, Northumbrian Division (50th Div).

2/8th Bn. Territorial Force. Formed at Durham in Oct 1914. Joined the 190th Brigade, 63rd Division.

3/8th Bn. Territorial Force. Formed at Durham in Jun 1915. Supplied drafts to the 1/8th Bn.

1/9th Bn. Territorial Force. 04 Aug 1914 at Burt Terrace, Gateshead in the Durham Light Infantry Brigade, Northumbrian Division (50th Div).

2/9th Bn. Territorial Force. Formed at Gateshead on 11 Sep 1914. Joined the 190th Brigade, 63rd Division.

3/9th Bn. Territorial Force. Formed at Gateshead in Jun 1915. Supplied drafts to the 1/9th Bn.

10th (Service) Bn. K1. Formed at Newcastle on 22 Aug 1914 in the 43rd Brigade, 14th Division.

11th (Service) Bn. K2. Formed at Newcastle in Sep 1914 in the 61st Brigade, 20th Division.

Poppy 12th (Service) Bn. K3. Formed at Newcastle in Sep 1914 in the 68th Brigade, 23rd Division.

13th (Service) Bn. K3. Formed at Newcastle in Sep 1914 in the 68th Brigade, 23rd Division.

14th (Service) Bn. K3. Formed at Newcastle in Sep 1914 in the 64th Brigade, 21st Division.

15th (Service) Bn. K3. Formed at Newcastle in Sep 1914 in the 64th Brigade, 21st Division.

16th (Reserve) Bn. K4. Formed at Durham in Oct 1914. Stayed in the UK and supplied drafts to the Service Battalions overseas.

17th (Reserve) Bn. K4. Formed at Barnard Castle in Nov 1914. Stayed in the UK and supplied drafts to the Service Battalions overseas.

18th (Service) (1st County) (Durham Pals) Bn. Locally raised. Formed in the County of Durham by Col R Burdon and a Committee on 10 Sep 1914. Joined the 93rd Brigade, 31st Division.

19th (Service) (2nd County) Bn. Locally raised. Formed at Durham by the West Durham Parliamentary Recruiting Committee as a Bantam Battalion on 13 Jan 1915. Joined the 106th Brigade, 35th Division.

20th (Service) (Wearside) Bn. Locally raised. Formed in Sunderland by the Mayor and committee on 10 Jul 1915. Joined the 123rd Brigade, 41st Division.

21st (Reserve) Bn. Locally raised. Formed at Cocken Hall from the Depot Coys of the 18th and 20th Bns in Jul 1915. Stayed in the UK and supplied drafts to the 18th and 20th Bns.

22nd (Service) (3rd County Pioneers) Bn. Locally raised. Formed in the County of Durham by the Durham Recruiting Committee on 01 Oct 1915 attached to the 19th Division.

23rd (Reserve) Bn. Locally raised. Formed at Catterick from the Depot Coys of the 19th Bn in Oct 1914. Stayed in the UK and supplied drafts to the 19th Bn.

24th Bn. Not Formed.

25th (Works) Bn. Formed at Pocklington in May 1916. Became the 7th Labour Bn in Apr 1917.

26th Bn. Territorial Force. Formed at Clacton from the 23rd Provisional Bn on 01 Jan 1917 in the 222nd Brigade.

27th Bn. Territorial Force. Formed at St. Osyth from the 25th Provisional Bn on 01 Jan 1917 in the 222nd Brigade.

28th (Home Service) Bn. Formed at Frinton on 27 Apr 1918 in the 226th Brigade.

29th (Service) Bn. Formed at Margate on 01 Jun 1918. Joined the 41st Brigade, 14th Division.

1st (Home Service) Bn. Formed at Blyth in Jun 1916.

51st Graduated Bn. Formed from the 258th Graduated Bn on 27 Oct 1917 in the 215th Brigade, 72nd Division.

52nd Graduated Bn. Formed from the 273rd Graduated Bn on 27 Oct 1917 in the 220th Brigade, 73rd Division.

53rd Young Soldiers Bn. Formed on 27 Oct 1917 from the 2nd Young Soldier Bn.

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