King's Royal Rifle Corps

The King's Royal Rifle Corps was an infantry rifle regiment of the British Army.

First World War

Prior the the First World War, the regiment comprised four battalions (1st to 4th) and two reverse battalions (5th & 6th). During the war, a further 15 service battalions were raised (7th to 21st).

The following battalion summary is compiled from Wikipedia:

Battaltion First Deployed Battles
1st Aug 1914, 6th Brigade in the 2nd Division, Western Front Mons (Aug 1914), Marne (Sep 1914), Aisne (Sep 1914), Ypres (Oct 1914), Festubert (May 1915), Loos (Sep 1915), Somme (Autumn 1916), Arras (Nov 1917), Cambrai (Nov 1917), Somme (Autumn 1918), Selle (Oct 1918)
2nd Aug 1914, 2nd Brigade in the 1st Division, Western Front Aubers Ridge (May 1915)
3rd Dec 1914, 80th Brigade in the 27th Division, Western Front Ypres (Apr 1915)
4th Dec 1914, 80th Brigade in the 27th Division, Western Front Ypres (Apr 1915)
7th Aug 1914, 41st Brigade in the 14th (Light) Division, Western Front Ypres (May 1915), Delville Wood (Jul 1916), Flers-Courcelette (Sep 1916), Arras (Apr 1917), Langemark (Aug 1917), Passchendaele (Oct 1917), Passchendaele (Nov 1917), St. Quentin (Mar 1918), Avre (Apr 1918)
8th May 1915, 41st Brigade in the 14th (Light) Division, Western Front Similar to 7th Battalion
9th May 1915, 42nd Brigade in the 14th (Light) Division, Western Front Similar to 7th Battalion
10th Jul 1915, 59th Brigade in the 20th (Light) Division, Western Front Mont Sorrel (Jun 1916), Delville Wood (Jul 1916), Guillemont (Sep 1916), Flers-Courcelette (Sep 1916), Morval (Sep 1916), Le Transloy (Oct 1916), Langemarck (Aug 1917), Menin Road Ridge (Sep 1917), Polygon Wood (Sep 1917), Cambrai (Nov 1917)
11th Jul 1915, 59th Brigade in the 20th (Light) Division, Western Front Same as 10th Battalion
12th Jul 1915, 60th Brigade in the 20th (Light) Division, Western Front Similar to 10th Battalion
13th Jul 1915, 111th Brigade in the 37th Division, Western Front Morval (Sep 1916), Arras (Apr 1917), Cambrai (Nov 1917), 100 Days Offensive (Autumn 1918)
16th ("Church Lads Brigade") Nov 1915, 100th Brigade in the 33rd Division, Western Front
17th ("British Empire League") Mar 1916, 117th Brigade in the 39th Division, Western Front
18th ("Arts & Crafts") Mar 1916, 122nd Brigade in the 41st Division, Western Front
20th ("British Empire League Pioneers") Mar 1916, 3rd Division
21st ("Yeoman Rifles") May 1916, 124th Brigade in the 41st Division

Selected Personnel

Links

King's Royal Rifle Corps

Categories

Infantry regiments | Rifle regiments
This page was last modified on 7 June 2019 and has been edited by Dave Pattern.

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