Service Battalions

In August 1914, Lord Kitchener called for 100,000 men to augment the Regular Army. The response was immediate and resulted in the formation of ‘Service’ battalions of Regular regiments. They saw some of the hardest fighting in the 1914-18 War.

The Queen’s Service Battalions were the 6th, 7th, 8th, 10th and 11th, those of The East Surrey Regiment were numbered 7th, 8th, 9th, 12th and 13th These battalions were disbanded in 1919, although their numbers in some cases were revived in 1937 when battalions of The London Regiment adopted Regimental titles.

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