2nd Battalion 102nd King Edward’s Own Grenadiers

This article looks at the short-lived 2nd Battalion 102nd King Edward’s Own Grenadiers and will help you research those who served with the Battalion during the First World War. I have also written an article on the 1st Battalion 102nd King Edward’s Own Grenadiers and a series of guides to help you research soldiers who served in the Indian Army during the war:

The 2nd Battalion 102nd King Edward’s Own Grenadiers in the First World War

Lineage: The 2nd Battalion 102nd Grenadiers was formed at Arangaon, near Ahmednagar on 16 February 1918 and was disbanded on 24 January 1922. For a history of the Regiment’s lineage see my page on the 1st Battalion 102nd King Edward’s Own Grenadiers.

Class Composition of Battalion in 1919: 2 Companies of Rajputana Gujars, 1 Company of Rajputana Jats and 1 Company of Punjabi Musalmans. 

War Diaries of the 2nd Battalion 102nd King Edward’s Own Grenadiers

There are two war diaries for the 2nd Battalion 102nd King Edward’s Own Grenadiers and unfortunately, as of January 2017, neither has been digitized and can only be viewed at the National Archives.

  • Date: 01 January – 30 November 1918
  • 31st Infantry Brigade, 10th (Irish) Division
  • Reference: WO 95/4586
  • Notes
  • Date: July 1921
  • Waziristan Force: Column Troops
  • Reference: WO 95/5402
  • Notes: A short war diary consisting of just three pages. All entries are brief apart from a description of an attack on a convoy on 16 July 1921. There are no appendices.

Further Sources for the 2nd Battalion 102nd King Edward’s Own Grenadiers

If you are researching a British or Indian officer who served in the Battalion, then the Indian Army List can be consulted.

Extracts from the War Diaries of the 2nd Battalion 102nd King Edward’s Own Grenadiers 

July 1921, Waziristan Force, WO 95/5402

9 July 1921 – Chagmalai – Twenty enemy in position on hill 500 yards north of Dotak Picquet at 06.45 [?]. Driven off by piqueting troops. Enemy continued to snipe working party on road at a long /. Our casualties nil, enemies unknown.

22 July 1921 – Chagmalai – Donegul, Dotah, Diamond and Dogra picquets were relieved.

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