Brierley Hill war memorial: the regiments and battalions

An analysis of the 134 individuals identified on the war memorial illustrates the army’s policy of recruiting into locally based regiments. ¬†Almost three quarters of these casualties belonged to the South Staffordshire Regiment (41%) and the Worcestershire Regiment (31%).

The regiments were split into battalions.  The largest were the 1/5th (Territorial Force) and the 1st Battalion for the South Staffs, and the 10th and 3rd Battalions for the Worcestershire.

Regimental pie chart

The break down of the battalions is given in the table below:

Regimental Battalion

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