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 1891

    Died 1916

    British Army 3912 Private London Regiment 9th lond Battalion

    British Army 391189 Rifleman London Regiment (Queen Victoria's Rifles) 9th (County of London) Battalion

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    Born 1887

    British Army 394260 Serjeant London Regiment 9th lond Battalion

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    Born 1897

    Died 1916

    British Army 3625 Private London Regiment 9th lond Battalion

    British Army 3625 Rifleman London Regiment (Queen Victoria's Rifles) 9th (County of London) Battalion

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    Born 1894

    Died 1916

    British Army 4769 Private London Regiment 9th lond Battalion

    British Army 391709 Rifleman London Regiment (Queen Victoria's Rifles) 9th (County of London) Battalion

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    Born 1897

    Died 1916

    British Army 391349 Private London Regiment

    British Army 4143 Rifleman London Regiment 1/9th (County of London) Battalion (Queen Victoria's Rifles)

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    Born 1895

    Died 1916

    British Army 390074 Private London Regiment

    British Army 1560 Corporal London Regiment (Queen Victoria's Rifles) 9th (County of London) Battalion

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    British Army 259652 Private Labour Corps

    British Army 390023 Private Labour Corps

    British Army 1369 Rifleman London Regiment 2nd/9th Battalion

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    Born 1895

    Died 1916

    British Army 3019 Private London Regiment

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    Born 1891

    Died 1916

    British Army 390300 Private London Regiment 1/9th lond Battalion

    British Army 2123 Rifleman London Regiment (Queen Victoria's Rifles) 9th (County of London) Battalion

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    Born 1895

    Died 1916

    British Army 391133 Rifleman London Regiment (Queen Victoria's Rifles)

    British Army 3827 Rifleman London Regiment (Queen's Victoria's Rifles) 9th (County of London) Battalion

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    Born 1891

    Died 1915

    British Army 1547 Private London Regiment 1/9 lond Battalion

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    Born 1900

    Died 1959

    British Army 395644 Private London Regiment

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    Born 1883

    Died 1916

    British Army 5808 Rifleman London Regiment 9th (County of London) Bttn (Queen Victoria's Rifles)

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    Born 1883

    Died 1916

    British Army 391592 Private London Regiment

    British Army 4558 Rifleman London Regiment (Queen Victoria's Rifles) 9th (County of London) Battalion

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    British Army 743221 Serjeant London Regiment

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    British Army 45 Serjeant London Regiment

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    British Army 371082 Private London Regiment

    British Army 342595 Lance Corporal Labour Corps

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    Born 1894

    Died 1916

    British Army 391155 Private London Regiment 9th lond Battalion

    British Army 3861 Rifleman London Regiment (Queen Victoria's Rifles) 9th (County of London) Battalion

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    Born 1890

    Died 1916

    British Army 1004 Lance Corporal London Regiment

    British Army 1004 Private London Regiment

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    Died 1916

    British Army 390164 Private London Regiment

    British Army 1782 Rifleman London Regiment (Queen Victoria's Rifles) 9th (County of London) Battalion