The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders (Princess Louise's)

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History - 1914 to 1918
Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Battalions during WW1

1914

  • 1st Battalion Princess Louise's (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) - Dinapore:
    19 October embarked at Bombay for UK
    Landed at Plymouth 19 November and to Winchester joining 81st Brigade,
    27th Division 20 December landed at Havre.


  • 2nd Battalion Princess Louise's (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) - Fort George:
    14 August landed at Boulogne as L of C Troops.
    22 August joined 19th Brigade forming at Valenciennes.
    12 October 19th Brigade attached to 6th Division


  • 3rd (Reserve) Battalion Princess Louise's (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) - Stirling:
    August moved to Woolwich.


  • 4th (Extra Reserve) Battalion Princess Louise's (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) - Paisley:
    August moved to Devonport.
    November moved to Sunderland.


  • 1/5th (Renfrewshire) Battalion Princess Louise's (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) T.F. - Drill Hall, Finnart Street, Greenock:
    attached to Black Watch Brigade, Army Troops.
    Scottish Coast Defences.


  • 1/6th (Renfrewshire) Battalion Princess Louise's (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) T.F. - High Street, Paisley:
    A & SH Brigade, Highland Division
    August moved to Bedford.


  • 1/7th Battalion Princess Louise's (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) T.F. - Stirling:
    A & SH Brigade, Highland Division
    August moved to Bedford.
    December left Highland Division and landed in France on 16 December.


  • 1/8th (The Argyllshire) Battalion Princess Louise's (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) T.F. - Dunoon:
    A & SH Brigade, Highland Division
    August moved to Bedford.


  • 1/9th (The Dumbartonshire) Battalion Princess Louise's (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) T.F. - Hartfield, Dumbarton:
    A & SH Brigade, Highland Division
    August moved to Bedford.


  • 2/5th (Renfrewshire) Battalion Princess Louise's (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) T.F. -
    September formed at Greenock.


  • 2/6th (Renfrewshire) Battalion Princess Louise's (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) T.F. -
    September formed at Paisley.


  • 2/7th Battalion Princess Louise's (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) T.F. -
    September formed at Stirling.


  • 2/8th (The Argyllshire) Battalion Princess Louise's (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) T.F. -
    September formed at Dunoon.


  • 2/9th (The Dumbartonshire) Battalion Princess Louise's (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) T.F. -
    September formed at Dumbarton.


  • 10th (Service) Battalion Princess Louise's (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) -
    August formed at Stirling,
    K1 to Bordon in 27th Brigade, 9th Division
    November moved to New Alresford in billets.


  • 11th (Service) Battalion Princess Louise's (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) -
    September formed at Stirling,
    K2 to Aldershot in 45th Brigade, 15th Division
    November moved to Bramshott.


  • 12th (Service) Battalion Princess Louise's (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) -
    September formed at Stirling,
    K3 moved to Codford St. in 77th Brigade, 26th Division
    October moved to Bristol in billets


  • 13th (Reserve) Battalion Princess Louise's (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) -
    November formed at Blackheath as a service Battalion of K4 in 106th Brigade of original 35th Division

1915

  • 1st Battalion Princess Louise's (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) - France:
    81st Brigade, 27th Division
    27 November embarked at Marchseilles.
    12 December landed at Salonika.


  • 2nd Battalion Princess Louise's (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) - France:
    19th Brigade, 6th Division
    31 May 19th Brigade attached to 27th Division
    19 August 19th Brigade moved to 2nd Division in place of 4th Guards Brigade.
    25 November 19th Brigade moved to 33rd Division
    Battalion to 98th Brigade, 33rd Division on 27 November.


  • 3rd (Reserve) Battalion Princess Louise's (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) - Woolwich:
    May moved to Edinburgh.


  • 4th (Extra Reserve) Battalion Princess Louise's (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) - Sunderland:
    February moved to Plymouth.
    May moved to Edinburgh.


  • 1/5th (Renfrewshire) Battalion Princess Louise's (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) T.F. -
    Scottish Coast Defences:
    attached to Black Watch Brigade, Army Troops.
    24 April moved to HLI Brigade, Lowland Division at Dunfermline.
    11 May formation became 157th Brigade, 52nd Lowland Division
    1 June embarked at Devonport.
    12 June arrived at Alexandria
    1 July arrived at Mudros.
    3 July landed at Cape Helles.


  • 1/6th (Renfrewshire) Battalion Princess Louise's (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) T.F. - Bedford:
    A & SH Brigade, Highland Division
    15 April moved to 1st Highland Brigade.
    May moved to France.
    12 May formation became 152nd Brigade, 51st Highland Division


  • 1/7th Battalion Princess Louise's (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) T.F. - France:
    6 January to 10th Brigade, 4th Division
    27 May amalgamated with 1/9th Battalion from 27th Division
    20 July resumed identity.


  • 1/8th (The Argyllshire) Battalion Princess Louise's (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) T.F. - Bedford:
    A & SH Brigade, Highland Division
    5 April moved to 1st Highland Brigade.
    May moved to France.
    12 May formation became 152nd Brigade, 51st Highland Division


  • 1/9th (The Dumbartonshire) Battalion Princess Louise's (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) T.F. - Bedford:
    A & SH Brigade, Highland Division
    Early in year left Highland Division and went to France.
    23 February to 81st Brigade, 27th Division
    21 May moved to 10th Brigade, 4th Division
    27 May amalgamated with 1/7th Battalion.
    20 July resumed identity and moved to VI Corps Troops.


  • 2/5th (Renfrewshire) Battalion Princess Louise's (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) T.F. - Greenock:
    30 November absorbed by 2/8th Battalion.
    moved temporarily No 9th Battalion - in 193rd Brigade, 64th Division


  • 2/6th (Renfrewshire) Battalion Princess Louise's (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) T.F. - Paisley:
    By August at Falkirk in 193rd Brigade, 64th Division
    Autumn moved to Angus for the winter.
    From 8 November became No 10 Battalion.


  • 2/7th Battalion Princess Louise's (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) T.F. - Stirling:
    By August at Falkirk in 193rd Brigade, 64th Division
    Autumn moved to Angus for the winter.
    From 8 November became No 11 Battalion.


  • 2/8th (The Argyllshire) Battalion Princess Louise's (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) T.F. - Dunoon:
    By August at Falkirk in 193rd Brigade, 64th Division
    Autumn moved to Angus for the winter.
    From 8 November became No 9 Battalion.
    30 November absorbed 2/5th Battalion.


  • 2/9th (The Dumbartonshire) Battalion Princess Louise's (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) T.F. - Dumbarton:
    By August at Falkirk in 193rd Brigade, 64th Division
    Autumn moved to Angus for the winter.
    From 8 November became No 12 Battalion.


  • 3/5th (Renfrewshire) Battalion Princess Louise's (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) T.F. -
    April formed at Greenock.
    Summer may have been at Bridge of Earn.
    Autumn moved to Ripon.


  • 3/6th (Renfrewshire) Battalion Princess Louise's (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) T.F. -
    April formed at Paisley.
    Summer may have been at Bridge of Earn.
    Autumn moved to Ripon.


  • 3/7th Battalion Princess Louise's (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) T.F. -
    April formed at Stirling.
    Summer may have been at Bridge of Earn.
    Autumn moved to Ripon.


  • 3/8th (The Argyllshire) Battalion Princess Louise's (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) T.F. -
    April formed at Dunoon.
    Summer may have been at Bridge of Earn.
    Autumn moved to Ripon.


  • 3/9th (The Dumbartonshire) Battalion Princess Louise's (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) T.F. -
    April formed at Dumbarton.
    Summer may have been at Bridge of Earn.
    Autumn moved to Ripon.


  • 10th (Service) Battalion Princess Louise's (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) - Alresford in billets:
    27th Brigade, 9th Division
    February moved to Bramshott.
    11 May landed in France.


  • 11th (Service) Battalion Princess Louise's (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) - Bramshott:
    45th Brigade, 15th Division
    February moved to Basingstoke.
    April moved to Chisledon.
    9 July landed at Boulogne.


  • 12th (Service) Battalion Princess Louise's (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) - Bristol in billets:
    77th Brigade, 26th Division
    February moved to Sutton Veny.
    September landed at Boulogne.
    November moved to Salonika.


  • 13th (Reserve) Battalion Princess Louise's (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) - Blackheath:
    106th Brigade of original 35th Division
    January moved to White City, London.
    10 April became a 2nd reserve Battalion and moved to Dorking.
    June moved to Tain.
    October moved to Richmond in 9th Reserve Brigade.


  • 14th (Service) Battalion Princess Louise's (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) -
    Early in year formed
    by June moved to Plymouth.
    September moved to 118th Brigade, 39th Division at Witley.


  • 15th (Reserve) Battalion Princess Louise's (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) -
    November formed at Gailes.
    May have been a service Battalion for a short period.

1916

  • 1st Battalion Princess Louise's (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) - Macedonia:
    81st Brigade, 27th Division


  • 2nd Battalion Princess Louise's (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) - France:
    98th Brigade, 33rd Division


  • 3rd (Reserve) Battalion Princess Louise's (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) - Edinburgh:


  • 4th (Extra Reserve) Battalion Princess Louise's (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) - Edinburgh:


  • 5th (Reserve) Battalion Princess Louise's (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) -
    8 April formed at Ripon by redes of 3/5th Battalion.
    1 September absorbed 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th (Reserve) Battalions at Ripon in Highland Reserve Brigade T.F.


  • 6th (Reserve) Battalion Princess Louise's (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) -
    8 April formed at Ripon by redes of 3/6th Battalion.
    1 September absorbed by 5th (Reserve) Battalion.


  • 7th (Reserve) Battalion Princess Louise's (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) -
    8 April formed at Ripon by redes of 3/6th Battalion.
    1 September absorbed by 5th (Reserve) Battalion.


  • 8th (Reserve) Battalion Princess Louise's (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) -
    8 April formed at Ripon by redes of 3/6th Battalion.
    1 September absorbed by 5th (Reserve) Battalion.


  • 9th (Reserve) Battalion Princess Louise's (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) -
    8 April formed at Ripon by redes of 3/6th Battalion.
    1 September absorbed by 5th (Reserve) Battalion.


  • 1/5th (Renfrewshire) Battalion Princess Louise's (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) T.F. - Gallipoli:
    157th Brigade, 52nd Lowland Division
    8 January moved to Mudros.
    February moved to Egypt.


  • 1/6th (Renfrewshire) Battalion Princess Louise's (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) T.F. - France:
    152nd Brigade, 51st Highland Division
    12 June to 5th Division as Pioneer Battalion.


  • 1/7th Battalion Princess Louise's (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) T.F. - France:
    10th Brigade, 4th Division
    1 March to 154th Brigade, 51st Division


  • 1/8th (The Argyllshire) Battalion Princess Louise's (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) T.F. - France:
    152nd Brigade, 51st Division


  • 1/9th (The Dumbartonshire) Battalion Princess Louise's (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) T.F. - France:
    VI Corps Troops.
    27 February moved to Base and used to supply drafts.


  • 2/6th (Renfrewshire) Battalion Princess Louise's (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) T.F. - Angus:
    193rd Brigade, 64th Division Known as No 10 Battalion.
    11 January resumed identity.
    March moved to Norwich.


  • 2/7th Battalion Princess Louise's (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) T.F. - Angus:
    193rd Brigade, 64th Division Known as No 11 Battalion.
    11 January resumed identity.
    March moved to Norwich.


  • 2/8th (The Argyllshire) Battalion Princess Louise's (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) T.F. - Angus:
    193rd Brigade, 64th Division Known as No 9 Battalion.
    11 January resumed identity.
    March moved to Norwich and later Sheringham.


  • 2/9th (The Dumbartonshire) Battalion Princess Louise's (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) T.F. - Angus:
    193rd Brigade, 64th Division Known as No 12 Battalion.
    11 January resumed identity.
    March moved to Norwich.


  • 3/5th (Renfrewshire) Battalion Princess Louise's (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) T.F. - Ripon:
    8 April became 5th (Reserve) Battalion.


  • 3/6th (Renfrewshire) Battalion Princess Louise's (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) T.F. - Ripon:
    8 April became 6th (Reserve) Battalion.


  • 3/7th Battalion Princess Louise's (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) T.F. - Ripon:
    8 April became 7th (Reserve) Battalion.


  • 3/8th (The Argyllshire) Battalion Princess Louise's (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) T.F. - Ripon:
    8 April became 8th (Reserve) Battalion.


  • 3/9th (The Dumbartonshire) Battalion Princess Louise's (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) T.F. - Ripon:
    8 April became 9th (Reserve) Battalion.


  • 10th (Service) Battalion Princess Louise's (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) - France:
    27th Brigade, 9th Division
    6 May moved to 26th Brigade, 9th Division


  • 11th (Service) Battalion Princess Louise's (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) - France:
    45th Brigade, 15th Division


  • 12th (Service) Battalion Princess Louise's (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) - Macedonia:
    77th Brigade, 26th Division


  • 13th (Reserve) Battalion Princess Louise's (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) - Richmond:
    9th Reserve Brigade.
    About June moved to Dunfermline.
    1 September became 41st Training Reserve Battalion in 9th Training Reserve Brigade.


  • 14th (Service) Battalion Princess Louise's (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) - Witley:
    118th Brigade, 39th Division
    23 February moved to 120th Brigade, 40th Division at Blackdown.
    June landed at Le Havre.


  • 15th (Reserve) Battalion Princess Louise's (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) - Gailes:
    March moved to Montrose.
    June moved to Lanark.
    1 September absorbed in Training Reserve Battalions of 9th Training Reserve Brigade at Dunfermline.

1917

  • 1st Battalion Princess Louise's (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) - Macedonia:
    81st Brigade, 27th Division


  • 2nd Battalion Princess Louise's (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) - France:
    98th Brigade, 33rd Division


  • 3rd (Reserve) Battalion Princess Louise's (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) - Edinburgh:
    March moved to Dreghorn.
    November moved to Kinsale, Ireland in 25th Reserve Brigade.


  • 4th (Extra Reserve) Battalion Princess Louise's (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) - Edinburgh:


  • 5th (Reserve) Battalion Princess Louise's (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) - Ripon:
    Highland Reserve Brigade T.F.


  • 1/5th (Renfrewshire) Battalion Princess Louise's (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) T.F. - Egypt:
    157th Brigade, 52nd Lowland Division


  • 1/6th (Renfrewshire) Battalion Princess Louise's (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) T.F. - France:
    Pioneer Battalion, 5th Division
    December moved to Italy.


  • 1/7th Battalion Princess Louise's (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) T.F. - France:
    154th Brigade, 51st Division


  • 1/8th (The Argyllshire) Battalion Princess Louise's (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) T.F. - France:
    152nd Brigade, 51st Division


  • 1/9th (The Dumbartonshire) Battalion Princess Louise's (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) T.F. - France:
    used to supply drafts?


  • 2/6th (Renfrewshire) Battalion Princess Louise's (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) T.F. - Norwich:
    193rd Brigade, 64th Division
    April moved to Taverham.
    October moved to Norwich.


  • 2/7th Battalion Princess Louise's (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) T.F. - Norwich:
    193rd Brigade, 64th Division
    April moved to Taverham.
    Autumn disbanded.


  • 2/8th (The Argyllshire) Battalion Princess Louise's (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) T.F. - Norwich:
    193rd Brigade, 64th Division
    April moved to Taverham.
    October moved to Norwich.


  • 2/9th (The Dumbartonshire) Battalion Princess Louise's (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) T.F. - Norwich:
    193rd Brigade, 64th Division
    April moved to Taverham.
    October disbanded.


  • 10th (Service) Battalion Princess Louise's (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) - France:
    26th Brigade, 9th Division


  • 11th (Service) Battalion Princess Louise's (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) - France:
    45th Brigade, 15th Division


  • 12th (Service) Battalion Princess Louise's (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) - Macedonia:
    77th Brigade, 26th Division


  • 14th (Service) Battalion Princess Louise's (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) - France:
    120th Brigade, 40th Division


  • 16th Battalion Princess Louise's (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) T.F. -
    1 January formed at Sandwich by redes of 3rd Provisional Battalion in 221st Brigade.

1918

  • 1st Battalion Princess Louise's (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) - Macedonia:
    81st Brigade, 27th Division
    30 September 81st Brigade, 27th Division Izlis, NW of Doiran, Macedonia.


  • 2nd Battalion Princess Louise's (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) - France:
    98th Brigade, 33rd Division
    11 November Sassegnies, SW of Aulnoye, France.


  • 3rd (Reserve) Battalion Princess Louise's (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) - Kinsale, Ireland:
    25th Reserve Brigade.


  • 4th (Extra Reserve) Battalion Princess Louise's (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) - Edinburgh:
    July moved to Dunbar (Forth Garrison).


  • 5th (Reserve) Battalion Princess Louise's (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) - Ripon:
    Highland Reserve Brigade T.F.
    May moved to Galashiels (Forth Garrison).


  • 1/5th (Renfrewshire) Battalion Princess Louise's (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) T.F. - Egypt:
    157th Brigade, 52nd Lowland Division
    11 April sailed from Alexandria
    Arrived Marseilles 17 April.
    28 June left 52nd Division and moved to 103rd Brigade, 34th Division at Bambecque.
    11 November moved with 103rd Brigade, 34th Division Halluin, France.


  • 1/6th (Renfrewshire) Battalion Princess Louise's (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) T.F. - Italy:
    Pioneer Battalion, 5th Division
    April returned to France.
    5 October moved to 153rd Brigade, 51st Division
    11 November joined 153rd Brigade, 51st Division near Houdain, north of Cambrai, France.


  • 1/7th Battalion Princess Louise's (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) T.F. - France:
    154th Brigade, 51st Division
    11 November 154th Brigade, 51st Division north of Cambrai, France.


  • 1/8th (The Argyllshire) Battalion Princess Louise's (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) T.F. - France:
    152nd Brigade, 51st Division
    7 February moved to 183rd Brigade, 61st Division
    1 June moved to 45th Brigade, 15th Division and absorbed surplus personnel of 11th Battalion which had been reduced to cadre.
    11 November 45th Brigade, 15th Division south of Leuze, Belgium.


  • 1/9th (The Dumbartonshire) Battalion Princess Louise's (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) T.F. - France:
    used to supply drafts?


  • 2/6th (Renfrewshire) Battalion Princess Louise's (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) T.F. - Norwich:
    193rd Brigade, 64th Division
    By March had left 64th Division
    Disbanded on 13 March.


  • 2/8th (The Argyllshire) Battalion Princess Louise's (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) T.F. - Norwich:
    193rd Brigade, 64th Division
    Early in year left 64th Division
    Disbanded on 19 July.


  • 10th (Service) Battalion Princess Louise's (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) - France:
    26th Brigade, 9th Division
    17 February moved to 97th Brigade, 32nd Division
    11 November 97th Brigade, 32nd Division near Avesnes, France.


  • 11th (Service) Battalion Princess Louise's (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) - France:
    45th Brigade, 15th Division
    9 June reduced to a training cadre, surplus personnel to 1/8th Battalion.
    Cadre moved to 118th Brigade, 39th Division
    30 July became X Corps Reinforcement Battalion.
    26 August disbanded.


  • 12th (Service) Battalion Princess Louise's (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) - Macedonia:
    77th Brigade, 26th Division
    30 September 77th Brigade, 26th Division near Strumica, north-west of Lake Doiran, Macedonia.


  • 14th (Service) Battalion Princess Louise's (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) - France:
    120th Brigade, 40th Division
    7 April moved to 90th Brigade, 30th Division after posting 24 officers and 496 men as drafts, reduced to cadre.
    15 June moved to 14th Division at Boulogne and crossed to England, to Cowshot, near Pirbright
    18 June reconstituted by absorbing 17th Battalion and moved to 42nd Brigade, 14th Division
    4 July landed at Boulogne.
    11 November joined 42nd Brigade, 14th Division Evregnies, east of Roubaix, Belgium.


  • 16th Battalion Princess Louise's (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) T.F. - Sandwich:
    221st Brigade.


  • 17th Battalion Princess Louise's (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) -
    1 June formed at Deal
    Absorbed into 14th Battalion at Cowshot on 18 June.


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