1/18th Battalion in the First World War.
In 1973, Mr Sidney F Major finally completed the writing of the First World War History of the 1/18th Battalion, London Regiment, a copy of which was passed to the Regimental Museum.
During the current period of commemorating the centenary of the actions of the 1st Battalion, London Irish Rifles during the Great War, we are delighted to be able to add here a transcribed copy of this history.
This remarkable narrative allows readers to follow the details of the Battalion from its mobilisation in early August 1914 to its return from France during 1919.
You can read the full war time history of the 1/18th Battalion by clicking on the links below:
CHAPTER 1 - AUGUST 1914 to AUGUST 1915.
CHAPTER 2 - SEPTEMBER 1915.
CHAPTER 3 - OCTOBER to DECEMBER 1915.
CHAPTER 4 - JANUARY to MAY 1916.
CHAPTER 5 - 21st to 25th MAY 1916.
CHAPTER 6 - JUNE to AUGUST 1916.
CHAPTER 7 - SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 1916.
CHAPTER 8 - OCTOBER 1916 to APRIL 1917.
CHAPTER 9 - 7th APRIL 1917.
CHAPTER 10 - APRIL TO SEPTEMBER 1917.
CHAPTER 11 - OCTOBER TO DECEMBER 1917.
CHAPTER 12 - DECEMBER 1917 TO MARCH 1918.
CHAPTER 13 - MARCH TO APRIL 1918.
CHAPTER 14 - APRIL TO LATE AUGUST 1918.
CHAPTER 15 - LATE AUGUST TO THE BEGINNING OF SEPTEMBER 1918.
CHAPTER 16 - MID SEPTEMBER 1918 TO 1919.