Guides to British Infantry Regiments of the First World War

By clicking on the regimental title below, you’ll be taken to a page which provides an overview of that regiment’s service in the First World War. Each article will look at how you can research a soldier who served in that regiment during the war and what resources are available. I have written similar guides to other regiments of the British and Indian Armies:

I also offer a First World War Soldier Research Service.

British Infantry Regiments of the First World War

The regiments below are listed alphabetically rather than by order of precedence. This is a work in progress and I’m continually adding more regiments and updating my existing ones.

Cambridgeshire Regiment

Coldstream Guards

Connaught Rangers

Grenadier Guards

Herefordshire Regiment

Hertfordshire Regiment

Highland Cyclist Battalion

Honourable Artillery Company

Household Battalion

Huntingdonshire Cyclist Battalion

Irish Guards

Kent Cyclist Battalion

Leinster Regiment

London Rifle Brigade

Monmouthshire Regiment

Northern Cyclist Battalion

Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry

Royal Dublin Fusiliers

Royal Irish Regiment

Royal Munster Fusiliers

Scots Guards

Welsh Guards