The Queens,  24th County of London Regiment


St Albans


Soldier, 24th County of London Regiment (The Queen's) by L L Christmas of St Albans


The 24th County of London Regiment (the Queens) was a territorial regiment that had its origins in the 4th Volunteer Battalion of The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment).



Post Card of unknown soldier

Photographed by L.L. Christmas,

23 Catherine Street, St Albans

WW1 Soldier, 24th COunty of London Regiment  

When the War broke out this was one of the battalions which came to the St Albans area in August 1914, and went to France as the 1/24th County of London Battalion in March 1915. However the 2/24th Battalion remained in the area between April and June 1915. Can you help? I don't know which part of the St Albans area (including surrounding villages) they were in

It should be noted that during the 1914-18 War, all four London Regiments raised 2nd and 3rd line battalions: the 1st Battalions serving on the Western Front and the 2nd Battalions in Palestine and other theatres. In 1916, the units of The London Regiment became part of the corps of their original regiments, though they kept their London Regiment titles.

There is a War Memorial to the 1/24 and 2/24 battalions, county of London Regiment in Kennington Park, London.

More information on their history can be found on the Queen's Royal Surrey Regiment web site.


Postcard of the same soldier

Photographer details not recorded.

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