Essex Regiment

44th and 56th Regiment of Foot

Essex Regt Museum
Oakland Park
Moulsham Street
Chelmsford
Essex
CH2 9AQ

1st Bn. Regular. 04 Aug 1914 in Mauritius.

2nd Bn. Regular. 04 Aug 1914 at Chatham in the 12th Brigade, 4th 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 Brentwood in the Essex Brigade, East Anglian Division (54th Div).

2/4th Bn. Territorial Force. Formed at Brentwood in Oct 1914. Joined the 206th Brigade, 69th Division.

3/4th Bn. Territorial Force. Formed at Brentwood in May 1915. Supplied drafts to the 1/4th Bn.

1/5th Bn. Territorial Force. 04 Aug 1914 at the Association Buildings, Market Road, Chelmsford in the Essex Brigade, East Anglian Division (54th Div).

2/5th Bn. Territorial Force. Formed at Chelmsford in Oct 1914. Joined the 206th Brigade, 69th Division.

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

1/6th Bn. Territorial Force. 04 Aug 1914 at West Ham in the Essex Brigade, East Anglian Division (54th Div).

2/6th Bn. Territorial Force. Formed at West Ham in Nov 1914. Joined the 206th Brigade, 69th Division.

3/6th Bn. Territorial Force. Formed at West Ham in May 1915. Supplied drafts to the 1/6th Bn.

1/7th Bn. Territorial Force. 04 Aug 1914 at Walthamstow Lodge, Church Hill, Walthamstow in the Essex Brigade, East Anglian Division (54th).

2/7th Bn. Territorial Force. Formed at Walthamstow in Nov 1914. Joined the 206th Brigade, 69th Division.

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

1/8th (Cyclist) Bn. Territorial Force. 04 Aug 1914 at Colchester, Eastern Command.

2/8th (Cyclist) Bn. Territorial Force. Formed at Colchester. Stayed in the UK.

3/8th (Cyclist) Bn. Territorial Force. Formed at Colchester. Stayed in the UK.

9th (Service) Bn. K1. Formed at Warley in Aug 1914 in the 35th Brigade, 12th Division.

10th (Service) Bn. K2. Formed at Warley in Sep 1914 in the 53rd Brigade, 18th Division.

11th (Service) Bn. K3. Formed at Warley in Sep 1914 in the 71st Brigade, 24th Division.

12th (Reserve) Bn. K4. Formed at Harwich on 26 Oct 1914. Stayed in the UK and supplied drafts to the Service Battalions overseas.

13th (Service) (West Ham) Bn. Locally raised. Formed at West Ham by the Mayor and borough on 27 Dec 1914. Joined the 100th Brigade, 33rd Division.

14th (Reserve) Bn. Locally raised. Formed at Brentford from the Depot Coys of the 13th Bn in Sep 1915. Stayed in the UK and supplied drafts to the 13th Bn.

15th Bn. Territorial Force. Formed at Great Yarmouth from the 65th Provisional Bn on 01 Jan 1917 in the 225th Brigade.

16th Bn. Territorial Force. Formed at Fleet from the 66th Provisional Bn on 01 Jan 1917 in the 213th Brigade, 71st Division.

17th Bn. Territorial Force. Formed at Sheringham from the 67th Provisional Bn on 01 Jan 1917 in the 223rd Brigade.

18th Bn. Formed at Great Yarmouth on 27 Apr 1918 in the 225th Brigade.

1st Garrison Bn. Formed at Denham on 21 Jul 1915. Went to Gallipoli in Aug 1915.

2nd Garrison Bn. Formed at Halton in Jan 1916. Went to India joining the Nasirabad Brigade, 5th (Indian) Division.

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