Territorial Regiments

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In 1881 the British Army was reorganised into territorial regiments with regular, militia and volunteer battalions.

Reference: “Short Histories of the Territorial Regiments of the British Army,” edited by R. de M. Rudolf, I.S.O. of the War Office. 1905.

Original TitlesTerritorial RegimentsVolunteer Battalions
1st FootRoyal Scots (Lothian Regiment)Queen’s Rifle Volunteer Brigade, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th & 9th V.B.
2nd FootQueens’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment)1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th V.B.
3rd FootBuffs (East Kent Regiment)1st & 2nd V.B.
4th FootKing’s Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment)1st & 2nd V.B.
5th FootNorthumberland Fusiliers1st, 2nd & 3rd V.B.
6th FootRoyal Warwickshire Regiment1st & 2nd V.B.
7th FootRoyal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)1st, 2nd 3rd & 4th V.B.
8th FootKing’s (Liverpool Regiment)1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th & 8th V.B.
9th FootNorfolk Regiment1st, 2nd 3rd & 4th V.B.
10th FootLincolnshire Regiment1st, 2nd & 3rd V.B.
11th FootDevonshire Regiment1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th & 5th V.B.
12th FootSuffolk Regiment1st, 2nd, 3rd V.B. & Cambridge University VRC
13th FootPrince Albert’s (Somersetshire Light Infantry)1st, 2nd & 3rd V.B.
14th FootPrince of Wales’s Own (West Yorkshire Regiment)1st, 2nd & 3rd V.B.
15th FootEast Yorkshire Regiment1st & 2nd V.B.
16th FootBedfordshire Regiment1st, 2nd 3rd & 4th V.B.
17th FootLeicestershire Regiment1st V.B.
18th FootRoyal Irish RegimentNo Volunteer Battalions
19th FootAlexandra Princess of Wales’s Own (Yorkshire Regiment)1st & 2nd V.B.
20th FootLancashire Fusiliers1st, 2nd & 3rd V.B.
21st FootRoyal Scots Fusiliers1st & 2nd V.B.
22nd FootCheshire Regiment1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th & 5th V.B.
23rd FootRoyal Welsh Fusiliers1st, 2nd & 3rd V.B.
24th FootSouth Wales Borderers1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th & 5th V.B.
25th FootKing’s Own Scottish Borderers1st Roxburgh and Selkirk VRC, 2nd & 3rd V.B, Gallaway VRC
26th and 90th FootCameronians (Scottish Rifles)1st Lanarkshire VRC, 2nd V.B. 3rd Lanarkshire VRC & 4th V.B.
27th and 108th FootRoyal Inskilling FusiliersNo Volunteer Battalions
28th and 61st FootGloucestershire Regiment1st, 2nd & 3rd V.B.
29th and 36th FootWorcestershire Regiment1st & 2nd V.B.
30th and 89th FootEast Lancashire Regiment1st & 2nd V.B.
31st and 70th FootEast Surrey Regiment1st Surrey VRC, 2nd, 3rd & 4th V.B.
32nd and 46th FootDuke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry1st & 2nd V.B.
33rd and 76th FootDuke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)1st, 2nd & 3rd V.B.
34th and 55th FootBorder Regiment1st, 2nd & 3rd V.B.
35th and 107th FootRoyal Sussex Regiment1st & 2nd V.B., 1st Cinque Ports VRC
37th and 67th FootHampshire Regiment1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th & 5th V.B.
38th and 80th FootSouth Staffordshire Regiment1st, 2nd & 3rd V.B.
39th and 54th FootDorsetshire Regiment1st V.B.
40th and 82nd FootPrince of Wales’s Volunteers (South Lancashire Regiment)1st & 2nd V.B.
41st and 69th FootWelsh Regiment1st, 2nd & 3rd V.B., 3rd Glamorganshire V.B.
42nd and 73rd FootBlack Watch (Royal Highlanders)1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th & 6th V.B.
43rd and 52nd FootOxfordshire Light Infantry1st & 2nd V.B., 1st & 2nd Bucks VRC
44th and 56th FootEssex Regiment1st, 2nd 3rd & 4th V.B.
45th and 95th FootSherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment)1st & 2nd V.B, 1st Nottinghamshire VRC, 4th V.B.
47th and 81st FootLoyal North Lancashire Regiment1st & 2nd V.B.
48th and 58th FootNorthamptonshire Regiment1st V.B.
49th and 66th FootPrincess Charlotte of Wales’s (Royal Berkshire Regiment)1st V.B.
50th and 97th FootQueen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment)1st, 2nd 3rd & 4th V.B.
51st and 105th FootKing’s Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry)1st V.B.
53rd and 85th FootKing’s (Shropshire Light Infantry)1st & 2nd V.B., 1st Hereforshire VRC
57th and 77th FootDuke of Cambridges’s Own (Middlesex Regiment)1st & 2nd V.B., 17th Middlesex VRC
60th FootKing’s Royal Rifle Corps1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 9th, 12th, 13th, 21st, 22nd 25th, 26th & 27th Middlesex VRC, 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th London VRC
62nd and 99th FootDuke of Edinburgh’s (Wiltshire Regiment)1st Wiltshire VRC & 2nd V.B.
63rd and 96th FootManchester Regiment1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th & 6th V.B.
64th and 98th FootPrince of Wales’s (North Staffordshire Regiment)1st & 2nd V.B.
65th and 84th FootYork and Lancaster Regiment1st & 2nd V.B.
68th and 106th FootDurham Light Infantry1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th & 5th V.B.
71st and 74th FootHighland Light Infantry1st, 2nd & 3rd V.B, 9th Lanarkshire VRC & 5th V.B.
72nd and 78th FootSeaforth Highlanders1st V.B, 1st Sutherland VRC & 3rd V.B.
75th and 92nd FootGordon Highlanders1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th & 7th V.B.
79th FootQueen’s Own Cameron Highlanders1st V.B.
83rd and 86th FootRoyal Irish RiflesNo Volunteer Battalions
87th and 89th FootPrincess Victoria’s (Royal Irish Fusiliers)No Volunteer Battalions
88th and 94th FootConnaught RangersNo Volunteer Battalions
91st and 93rd FootPrincess Louise’s (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders)1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th & 5th V.B., 1st Dumbartonshire VRC & 7th V.B.
100th and 109th FootPrince of Wales’s Leinster Regiment (Royal Canadians)No Volunteer Battalions
101st and 104th FootRoyal Munster FusiliersNo Volunteer Battalions
102nd and 103rd FootRoyal Dublin FusiliersNo Volunteer Battalions
 Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consorts Own)7th, 14th, 15th, 16th, 18th, 19th, 20th, 24th, 2nd Tower Hamlets VRC