Queen Victoria's Rifles

Queen Victoria's Rifles

The 9th County of London Territorial Regiment, Queen Victoria’s Rifles were formed on 1 April 1908 when volunteer regiments were reorganised into the new Territorial Force. The QVRs were on their way to their summer Camp when war was declared and they were embodied into the Army on 4th August 1914, mustering at their HQ in Davies Street. They arrived in Le-Harve on 5th November 1914 and were one of the first Territorial battalions to serve in France. On 17th April 1915, they participated in an attack to capture Hill 60, overlooking the Ypres Salient. The Hill was captured and on 20 April, the QVRs were ordered up to the front line as the enemy made a counter attack. The company commanders were killed and Lieutenant G Harold Woolley took command. Only 40 QVRs were left in the front line, but rallying the troops, Woolley helped repulse the Counter attack by throwing bombs. For his gallantry Lieutenant Woolley was awarded the Victoria Cross, the first to be won by the Territorial Force. The QVR’s remained in France for the rest of the war. They suffered heavy losses at the Battle of Gommecourt on 1st July 1916. They are remembered at Hill 60 by the QVR memorial.

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    Born 1896

    Died 1916

    British Army 4963 Private London Regiment 9th lond Battalion

    British Army 391822 Rifleman London Regiment (Queen Victoria's Rifles) 9th (County of London) Battalion

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    Born 1899

    Died 1982

    British Army Second Lieutenant London Regiment 9th lond Battalion

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    Born 1888

    Died 1971

    British Army 3719 Private London Regiment 9th lond Battalion

    British Army 391072 Private London Regiment 9th lond Battalion

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    Born 1890

    Died 1916

    British Army 5859 Private London Regiment

    British Army 5859 Rifleman London Regiment (Queen Victoria's Rifles) 1st/9th Battalion

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    Born 1899

    Died 1916

    British Army 3483 Acting Corporal London Regiment

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    Born 1899

    Died 1916

    British Army 4591 Private London Regiment 9th lond Battalion

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    British Army 419066 Private London Regiment

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    Died 1916

    British Army 391590 Private London Regiment

    British Army 4549 Rifleman London Regiment (Queen Victoria's Rifles) 9th (County of London) Battalion

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    Died 1916

    British Army 391573 Private London Regiment

    British Army 4513 Lance Corporal London Regiment (Queen Victoria's Rifles) 9th (County of London) Battalion

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    Born 1884

    Died 1916

    British Army 2425 Lance Corporal London Regiment 1/9th Battalion (County of London)

    British Army 390433 Private London Regiment 9th lond Battalion

    British Army 2425 Lance Corporal London Regiment (Queen Victoria's Rifles) 9th (County of London) Battalion

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    Born 1894

    British Army 3890 Private London Regiment 9th lond Battalion

    British Army 234954 Private Labour Corps

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    Died 1916

    British Army 391561 Private London Regiment

    British Army 4488 Rifleman London Regiment (Queen Victoria's Rifles) 9th (County of London) Battalion

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    Born 1887

    Died 1915

    British Army 1631 Private London Regiment

    British Army London Regiment 9th lond Battalion

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    Died 1916

    British Army 4567 Private London Regiment

    British Army 391595 Private London Regiment

    British Army 4567 Rifleman London Regiment (Queen Victoria's Rifles) 9th (County of London) Battalion

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    Born 1894

    Died 1916

    British Army 391139 Private London Regiment

    British Army 3835 Private London Regiment (Queen Victoria's Rifles) 9th (County of London) Battalion

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    Born 1887

    Died 1916

    British Army 391329 Private London Regiment

    British Army 4116 Rifleman London Regiment (Queen Victoria's Rifles) 9th (County of London) Battalion

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    Born 1891

    Died 1916

    British Army 390479 Private London Regiment

    British Army 2527 Corporal London Regiment (Queen Victoria's Rifles) 9th (County of London) Battalion

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    Born 1867

    Died 1924

    British Army Lieutenant Colonel London Regiment

    British Army London Regiment 9th lond Battalion

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    Born 1893

    Died 1916

    British Army 5872 Rifleman London Regiment (Queen Victoria's Rifles)

    British Army 5872 Private London Regiment

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    Born 1887

    Died 1949

    British Army 391679 Corporal London Regiment 9th lond Battalion