The Regiment raised 22 Battalions in total during the course of World War I and saw action on the Western Front, Macedonia and Italy, winning 60 battle honours including 7 Victoria Crosses. The regiment lost 12,840 men who were killed during the course of the war.
04.08.1914 Stationed at Aldershot at the outbreak of war as part of the 6th Brigade of the 2nd Division.
13.08.1914 Mobilised for war and landed at Rouen and were engaged in various actions on the Western Front including;
The Battle of Mons and the subsequent retreat, The Battle of the Marne, The Battle of the Aisne, First Battle of Ypres during which B, C and D, companies were surrounded and overwhelmed losing a total of 1.027 men either killed, missing or wounded in just 6 weeks.
Battle of Givenchy, The Battle of Festubert, The Battle of Loos.
13.12.1915 Transferred to the 99th Brigade of the 2nd Division.
The Battle of Delville Wood, The Battle of the Ancre, Operations on the Ancre.
Attack on Vimy Ridge, The First and Second Battles of the Scarpe, The Battle of Arleux, The Battle of Cambrai.
The Battle of St Quentin, The Battle of Bapaume, The First Battle of Arras 1918, The Battle of Albert, The Second Battle of Bapaume, The Battle of Havrincourt, The Battle of the Canal du Nord, The Battle of Cambrai 1918, The Battle of the Selle.
11.11.1918 Ended the war in France, Capelle N.E. of Solesmes.