Lancashire Fusiliers

20th Regiment of Foot

Lancashire Fusiliers Museum
Wellington Barracks
Bolton Road
Bury
Lancashire
BL8 2PL

1st Bn. Regular. 04 Aug 1914 at Karachi in the Karachi Brigade, 4th (Indian) Division.

2nd Bn. Regular. 04 Aug 1914 at Dover in the 12th Brigade, 4th Division.

3rd (Reserve) Bn. Regular. Stayed in the UK (Humber Garrison) 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 Bn. Territorial Force. 04 Aug 1914 at Castle Armoury, Bury in the Lancashire Fusiliers Brigade, East Lancashire Division (42nd Div).

2/5th Bn. Territorial Force. Formed at Bury on 09 Sep 1914. Joined the 197th Brigade, 66th Division.

3/5th Bn. Territorial Force. Formed at Bury on 11 Oct 1914. Joined the 197th Brigade, 66th Division.

4/5th Bn. Territorial Force. Formed at Southport in the spring of 1915. Supplied drafts to the 1/5th, 2/5th and 3/5th Bns.

1/6th Bn. Territorial Force. 04 Aug 1914 at Rochdale in the Lancashire Fusilier Brigade, East Lancashire Division (42nd Div).

2/6th Bn. Territorial Force. Formed at Mossborough on 29 Sep 1914. Joined the 197th Brigade, 66th Division.

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

1/7th Bn. Territorial Force. 04 Aug 1914 at the Drill Hall, Cross Lane, Salford in the Lancashire Fusilier Brigade, East Lancashire Division (42nd Div).

2/7th Bn. Territorial Force. Formed at Salford in Aug 1914. Joined the 197th Brigade, 66th Division.

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

1/8th Bn. Territorial Force. 04 Aug 1914 at the Drill Hall, Cross Lane, Salford in the Lancashire Fusiliers Brigade, East Lancashire Division (42nd Div).

2/8th Bn. Territorial Force. Formed at Mossborough on 29 Sep 1914. Joined the 197th Brigade, 66th Division.

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

9th (Service) Bn. K1. Formed at Bury on 31 Aug 1914 in the 34th Brigade, 11th Division.

10th (Service) Bn. K2. Formed at Bury in Sep 1914 in the 52nd Brigade, 17th Division.

Poppy 11th (Service) Bn. K3. Formed at Codford in Sep 1914 attached to the 25th Division.

12th (Service) Bn. K3. Formed at Bury in Sep 1914 in the 65th Brigade, 22nd Division.

13th (Reserve) Bn. K4. Formed at Hull on 05 Dec 1914. Stayed in the UK and supplied drafts to the Service Battalions overseas.

14th Bn. Not formed.

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15th (Service) (1st Salford) Bn. Locally raised. Formed at Salford by Mr Montague Barlow MP. and the Salford Brigade Committee on 11 Sep 1914. Joined the 96th Brigade, 32nd Division.

16th (Service) (2nd Salford) Bn. Locally raised. Formed at Salford by Mr Monague Barlow MP. and the Salford Brigade Committee on 05 Nov 1914. Joined the 96th Brigade, 32nd Division.

17th (Service) (1st South East Lancashire) Bn. Locally raised. Formed at Bury by Lt Col. G.E. Wike and a committee as a Bantam Bn on 03 Dec 1914. Joined the 104th Brigade, 35th Division.

18th (Service) (2nd South East Lancashire) Bn. Locally raised. Formed at Bury by Lt Col. G.E. Wike and a committee as a Bantam Bn on 13 Jan 1915. Joined the 104th Brigade, 35th Division.

19th (Service) (3rd Salford) (Pioneer) Bn. Locally raised. Formed at Salford by Mr Monague Barlow MP. and the Salford Brigade Committee on 15 Jan 1915. Joined the 96th Brigade, 32nd Division.

20th (Service) (4th Salford) Bn. Locally raised. Formed at Salford by Mr Montague Barlow MP. and the Salford Brigade Committee as a Bantam Bn on 23 Mar 1915. Joined the 104th Brigade, 35th Division.

21st (Reserve) Bn. Locally raised. Formed at Conwy from the Depot Coys of the 15th, 16th and 19th Bns in Aug 1915. Stayed in the UK and supplied drafts to the 15th, 16th and 19th Bns.

22nd (Reserve) Bn. Locally raised. Formed at Ashton-in-Makerfield from the Depot Coys of the 17th, 18th and 20th Bns in Aug 1915. Stayed in the UK and supplied drafts to the 17th, 18th and 20th Bns.

23rd (Service) Bn. Formed in France from the 4th Provisional Garrison Guard Bn on 25 May 1918 in the 176th Brigade, 59th Division.

24th Bn. Formed at Aldershot from the 2/7th Bn on 09 Jul 1918. Remained in the UK.

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