Royal Welsh Fusiliers

23rd Regiment of Foot

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1st Bn. Regular. 04 Aug 1914 at Malta.

2nd Bn. Regular. 04 Aug 1914 at Portland unbrigaded. Landed in France on 11 Aug 1914 on L of C duties.

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

1/4th (Denbighshire) Bn. Territorial Force. 04 Aug 1914 at Wrexham in the North Wales Brigade, Welsh Division (53rd Div).

2/4th (Denbighshire) Bn. Territorial Force. Formed at Wrexham in Sep 1914. Joined the Welsh Division (53rd Div).

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

1/5th (Flintshire) Bn. Territorial Force. 04 Aug 1914 at the Drill Hall, Flint in the North Wales Brigade, Welsh Division (53rd Div).

2/5th (Flintshire) Bn. Territorial Force. Formed at Wrexham in Sep 1914. Joined the 203rd Brigade, 68th Division.

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

1/6th (Caernarvonshire and Anglesey) Bn. Territorial Force. 04 Aug 1914 at Canarvon in the North Wales Brigade, Welsh Division (53rd Div).

2/6th (Caernarvonshire and Anglesey) Bn. Territorial Force. Formed at Canarvon in Sep 1914. Joined the 203rd Brigade, 68th Division.

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

1/7th (Merioneth and Montgomery) Bn. Territorial Force. 04 Aug 1914 at Newtown in the North Wales Brigade, Welsh Division (53rd Div).

2/7th (Merioneth and Montgomery) Bn. Territorial Force. Formed at Newtown in Sep 1914. Joined the 203rd Brigade, 68th Division.

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

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

9th (Service) Bn. K2. Formed at Wrexham on 09 Sep 1914 in the 58th Brigade, 19th Division.

10th (Service) Bn. K3. Formed at Wrexham on 16 Sep 1914 in the 76th Brigade, 25th Division.

11th (Service) Bn. K3. Formed at Wrexham on 18 Sep 1914 in the 67th Brigade, 22nd Division.

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

13th (Service) (1st North Wales) Bn. Locally raised. Formed at Rhyl by the Denbigh and Flint Territorial Force Association on 03 Sep 1914. Joined the 113th Brigade, 38th Division.

14th (Service) Bn. Locally raised. Formed at Llandudno by the Welsh National Executive Committee on 02 Nov 1914 in the 113th Brigade, 38th Division.

15th (Service) (1st London Welsh) Bn. Locally raised. Formed in London on 21 Oct 1914. Joined the 113th Brigade, 38th Division.

16th (Service) Bn. Locally raised. Formed at Llandudno by the North Wales Executive Committee in Nov 1914 in the 113th Brigade, 38th Division.

17th (Service) (2nd North Wales) Bn. Locally raised. Formed at Llandudno on 02 Feb 1915 in the 113th Brigade, 38th Division.

18th (Reserve) (2nd London Welsh) Bn. Locally raised. Formed in London in Feb 1915. Stayed in the UK and supplied drafts to the 15th Bn.

19th (Service) Bn. Formed by the Welsh National Executive Committee as a Bantam Bn in Mar 1915 attached to the 38th Division.

20th (Reserve) Bn. Formed in North Wales in 1915. Stayed in the UK and supplied drafts to the Locally Raised Battalions overseas.

21st (Reserve) Bn. Formed in North Wales in 1915. Stayed in the UK and supplied drafts to the Locally Raised Battalions overseas.

22nd (Reserve) Bn. Formed in North Wales in 1915. Stayed in the UK and supplied drafts to the Locally Raised Battalions overseas.

23rd Bn. Territorial Force. Formed at Mundesley from the 47th Provisional Bn on 01 Jan 1917 in the 224th Brigade.

24th (Denbighshire Yeomanry) Bn. Territorial Force. Formed in Egypt from the dismounted Denbighshire Yeomanry on 01 Mar 1917 in the 231st Brigade, 74th Division.

25th (Montgomery and Welsh Horse Yeomanry) Bn. Territorial Force. Formed in Egypt from the two dismounted Yeomanry Regiments on 04 Mar 1917 in the 231st Brigade, 74th Division.

26th (Service) Bn. Formed in France from the 4th Garrison Guard Bn on 16 Jul 1918 in the 176th Brigade, 59th Division.

1st Garrison Bn. Formed at Wrexham in Jul 1915. Went to Gibraltar.

2nd Garrison Bn. Formed at Garswood Park on 21 Oct 1915. Went to Egypt.

3rd (Reserve) Garrison Bn. Formed at Wrexham in Feb 1916. Stayed in the UK.

4th Garrison Bn. Formed at Bebington on 15 Apr 1916. In Jun 1916 the Battalion went to France as Army Troops.

5th (Home Service) Garrison Bn. Formed at Wrexham in Aug 1916. Became the 12th Bn Royal Defence Corps.

6th Garrison Bn. Formed at Aintree in Sep 1916. Went to Egypt.

7th Garrison Bn. Formed in Jan 1917 and was disbanded in Feb 1917.

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