10 January 2009

24th (County of London) Battalion, The London Regiment (The Queen's)


The 24th (County of London) Battalion, The London Regiment (The Queen's) had its origins in the 4th Volunteer Battalion, The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment).

Here are some sample army service numbers and corresponding joining dates for the 24th Londons:

3 joined on 1st April 1908
914 joined on 19th February 1909
1119 joined on 24th March 1910
1200 joined on 13th February 1911
1348 joined on 18th June 1912
1460 joined on 6th March 1913
1737 joined on 8th April 1914
1888 joined on 6th August 1914
2588 joined on 4th September 1914
3190 joined on 19th October 1914
3272 joined on 12th November 1914
3315 joined on 7th December 1914
3339 joined on 1st January 1915
3378 joined on 17th February 1915
3395 joined on 12th March 1915
3417 joined on 9th April 1915
3722 joined on 3rd May 1915
4121 joined on 1st June 1915
4476 joined on 6th July 1915
4678 joined on 3rd August 1915
4842 joined on 6th September 1915
4920 joined on 8th October 1915
5174 joined on 22nd November 1915
5252 joined on 29th December 1915
5329 joined on 29th February 1916
5349 joined on 4th March 1916
5649 joined on 8th April 1916
5919 joined on 3rd June 1916
6619 joined on 3rd July 1916
6777 joined on 1st August 1916

When the Territorial Force was re-numbered in 1917, the 24th Londons were allocated six digit numbers within the range 720001 to 740000. See my post on six digit number anomalies in the 24th Londons Regiment.

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Read my other posts on numbering in the London Regiment battalions:

City of London Battalions

1st (City of London) Battalion (Royal Fusiliers)
2nd (City of London) Battalion (Royal Fusiliers)
3rd (City of London) Battalion (Royal Fusiliers)
4th (City of London) Battalion (Royal Fusiliers)
5th (City of London) Battalion (Rifle Brigade)
6th (City of London) Battalion (Rifles)
7th (City of London) Battalion
8th (City of London) Battalion (Post Office Rifles)

County of London Battalions

9th (County of London) Battalion (Queen Victoria's Rifles)
10th County of London) Battalion (Hackney) [Originally Paddington Rifles]
11th (County of London) Battalion (Finsbury Rifles)
12th (County of London) Battalion (The Rangers)
13th (County of London) Battalion (Kensington)
14th (County of London) Battalion (London Scottish)
15th (County of London) Battalion (Prince of Wales's Own Civil Service Rifles)
16th (County of London) Battalion (Queen's Westminster Rifles)
17th (County of London) Battalion (Poplar & Stepney Rifles)
18th (County of London) Battalion (London Irish Rifles)
19th (County of London) Battalion (St Pancras)
20th (County of London) Battalion (Blackheath & Woolwich)
21st (County of London) Battalion (First Surrey Rifles)
22nd (County of London) Battalion (The Queen's)
23rd (County of London) Battalion
25th (County of London) Cyclist Battalion
28th (County of London) Battalion (Artists Rifles)

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