King's (Liverpool Regiment)

8th Regiment of Foot

The Museum of Liverpool Life
Albert Dock
Liverpool
L3 4AQ

1st Bn. Regular. 04 Aug 1914 at Aldershot in the 6th Brigade, 2nd Division.

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

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

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

1/5th (Territorial Rifles) Bn. Territorial Force. 04 Aug 1914 at 65 St. Anne Street, Liverpool in the Liverpool Brigade, West Lancashire Division (55th Div).

2/5th (Territorial Rifles) Bn. Territorial Force. Formed at Liverpool in Sep 1914. Joined the 171st Brigade, 57th Division.

3/5th Bn. Territorial Force. Formed at Liverpool in May 1915. Supplied drafts to the 1/5th and 2/5th Bns.

1/6th (Territorial Rifles) Bn. Territorial Force. 04 Aug 1914 at the Princes Park Barracks, Upper Warwick Street, Liverpool in the Liverpool Brigade, West Lancashire Division (55th Div).

2/6th (Territorial Rifles) Bn. Territorial Force. Formed at Liverpool on 10 Nov 1914. Joined the 171st Brigade, 57th Division.

3/6th Bn. Territorial Force. Formed at Liverpool in May 1915. Supplied drafts to the 1/6th and 2/6th Bns.

1/7th Bn. Territorial Force. 04 Aug 1914 at 99 Park Street, Bootle in the Liverpool Brigade, West Lancashire Division (55th Div).

2/7th Bn. Territorial Force. Formed at Bootle in Oct 1914. Joined the 171st Brigade, 57th Division.

3/7th Bn. Territorial Force. Formed in May 1915. Supplied drafts to the 1/7th and 2/7th Bns.

1/8th (Liverpool Irish) Bn. Territorial Force. 04 Aug 1914 at 75 Shaw Street, Liverpool in the Liverpool Brigade, West Lancashire Division (55th Div).

2/8th (Liverpool Irish) Bn. Territorial Force. Formed at Liverpool in Oct 1914. Joined the 171st Brigade, 57th Division.

3/8th Bn. Territorial Force. Formed in May 1915. Supplied drafts to the 1/8th and 2/8th Bns.

1/9th Bn. Territorial Force. 04 Aug 1914 at 57 Everton Road, Liverpool in the South Lancashire Brigade, West Lancashire Division (55th Div).

2/9th Bn. Territorial Force. Formed at Liverpool in Oct 1914. Joined the 172nd Brigade, 57th Division.

3/9th Bn. Territorial Force. Formed in May 1915. Supplied drafts to the 1/9th and 2/9th Bns.

1/10th (Liverpool Scottish) Bn. Territorial Force. 04 Aug 1914 at 7 Fraser Street, Liverpool in the South Lancashire Brigade, West Lancashire Division (55th Div).

2/10th (Liverpool Scottish) Bn. Territorial Force. Formed at Liverpool in Oct 1914. Joined the 172nd Brigade, 57th Division.

3/10th Bn. Territorial Force. Formed at Liverpool in May 1915. Supplied drafts to the 1/10th and 2/10th Bns.

11th (Service) (Pioneer) Bn. K1. Formed at Liverpool on 23 Aug 1914 attached to the 14th Division.

12th (Service) Bn. K2. Formed at Liverpool in Sep 1914 attached to the 20th Division.

13th (Service) Bn. K3. Formed at Liverpool in Oct 1914 attached to the 25th Division.

14th (Service) Bn. K3. Formed at Liverpool in Oct 1914 in the 65th Brigade, 22nd Division.

15th (Reserve) Bn. K4. Formed at Formby in Nov 1914. Stayed in the UK and supplied drafts to the Service Battalions overseas.

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

17th (Service) (1st City of Liverpool) Bn. Locally raised. Formed at Liverpool by Lord Derby on 29 Aug 1914. Joined the 89th Brigade, 30th Division.

18th (Service) (2nd City of Liverpool) Bn. Locally raised. Formed at Liverpool by Lord Derby on 19 Aug 1914. Joined the 89th Brigade, 30th Division.

19th (Service) (3rd City of Liverpool) Bn. Locally raised. Formed at Liverpool by Lord Derby on 29 Aug 1914. Joined the 89th Brigade, 30th Division.

20th (Service) (4th City of Liverpool) Bn. Locally raised. Formed at Liverpool by Lord Derby on 16 Oct 1914. Joined the 89th Brigade, 30th Division.

21st (Reserve) Bn. Locally raised. Formed at Knowsley Park from the Depot Coys of the 17th and 18th Bns in Aug 1915. Stayed in the UK and supplied drafts to the 17th and 18th Bns.

22nd (Reserve) Bn. Locally raised. Formed at Knowsley Park from the Depot Coys of the 19th and 20th Bns. Stayed in the UK and supplied drafts to the 19th and 20th Bns.

23rd (Works) Bn. Formed at Prescot in May 1916. Stayed in the UK.

24th (Works) Bn. Formed in Jun 1916 (no further information is available, the Battalion may have been renumbered to the 27th).

25th Bn. Territorial Force. Formed at Sheringham from the 43rd Provisional Bn on 01 Jan 1917 in the 223rd Brigade.

26th Bn. Territorial Force. Formed in Essex from the 44th Provisional Bn on 01 Jan 1917 in the 218th Brigade, 73rd Division.

27th (Works) Bn. Possibly the renumbered 24th Bn. Stayed in the UK.

27th (Home Service) Bn. Formed at Sidestrand on 27 Apr 1918 in the 223rd Brigade.

28th Bn. Formed at Clacton in Jun 1918 absorbed by the 17th Bn in Jul 1918.

1st Garrison Bn. Formed at Liverpool on 19 Aug 1915. Went to Egypt in Sep 1915.

2nd Garrison Bn. Formed at Pembroke Dock in Nov 1915. In 1916 went to Egypt.

3rd (Home Service) Garrison Bn. Formed at Pembrocke Dock in Apr 1916. Became the 3rd Bn Royal Defence Corps.

1st (Docks) Bn. Formed at Liverpool in Aug 1915 and remained there.

2nd (Docks) Bn. Formed at Liverpool in 1918 and remained there.

51st Graduated Bn. Formed at Fermoy from the 217th Graduated Bn on 27 Oct 1917 in the 195th Brigade, 65th Division.

52nd Graduated Bn. Formed at Herringfleet from the 233rd Graduated Bn on 27 Oct 1917 in the 205th Brigade, 68th Division.

53rd Young Soldier Bn. Formed at Prees Heath from the 72nd Young Soldier Bn on 27th Oct 1917.

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