The Fighting Battalions
The machine gun section India 1913.
The 1st were in India when war was declared and eventually reached the Western Front in France in November 1914, before being sent to the Salonika front in 1915.
Follow the link to read about the first few days of the war following the 2nd Battalion from Fort George Inverness on the outbreak of war and to Bolougne France in Aug 1914.War Diaries Hyslop435
Follow the link to learn about the action of the 2nd Battalion at Plugstreet Wood November 1914 hyslop diary Nov 1914
The service battalions became Kitchener’s New Army and were formed in the early stages of the war to replace the professional and Territorial Forces. The 1oth were raised in Stirling in 1914 and deployed to aldershot for training before going to France in 1915.
Follow the link to read more on the Service Battalions.