HC Deb 09 October 1946 vol 427 cc73-4W
Mr. M. Lindsay

asked the Secretary of State for War the names of the infantry battalions, other than motorised battalions which formed part of the B.L.A. continuously from 1st July, 1944, until the conclusion of hostilities, giving the num- ber of battle casualties suffered by each, with separate figures for officers and other ranks.

Mr. Bellenger

The following infantry battalions (other than motor battalions) served continuously in Europe from 1st July, 1944, to 8th May, 1945:

Regiment. Battalion.
*Grenadier Guards 2nd
*Coldstream Guards 1st, 5th.
*Irish Guards 2nd, 3rd.
*Welsh Guards 2nd.
Royal Scots 8th.
Queen's Royal Regiment 1/5th.
Royal Warwickshire Regiment 2nd.
King's Regiment 5th.
Royal Norfolk Regiment 1st.
Lincolnshire Regiment 2nd, 4th.
Devonshire Regiment 2nd
Suffolk Regiment 1st.
Somerset Light Infantry 4th, 7th
East Yorkshire Regiment 2nd.
Leicestershire Regiment 1st.
Royal Scots Fusiliers 6th, 11th.
Royal Welch Fusiliers 4th, 6th, 7th
South Wales Borderers 2nd
Monmouthshire Regiment 2nd, 3rd.
King's Own Scottish Borderers 1st, 6th.
Cameronians 9th.
Gloucestershire Regiment 2nd.
Worcestershire Regiment 1st.
East Lancashire Regiment 1st.
Duke of Wellington's Regiment 7th.
Hampshire Regiment 7th.
Dorsetshire Regiment 4th, 5th.
South Lancashire Regiment 1st.
Welch Regiment 1/5th, 4th.
Black Watch 1st, 5th, 7th.
Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry 1st, 1st Bucks Battalion.
Essex Regiment 2nd.
Royal Berkshire Regiment 5th.
King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry 1/4th.
King's Shropshire Light Infantry 2nd, 4th.
Herefordshire Regiment 1st.
Middlesex Regiment 1st, 1/7th, 2nd, 8th.
Princess Louise's Kensington Regiment 2nd.
Wiltshire Regiment 4th, 5th.
Manchester Regiment 1st.
York and Lancaster Regiment 1st Hallamshire.
Durham Light Infantry 9th, 18th.
Highland Light Infantry 1st, 10th.
Glasgow Highlanders 2nd.
Seaforth Highlanders 2nd, 5th, 7th.
Gordon Highlanders 1st, 2nd, 5/7th.
Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders 5th.
Royal Ulster Rifles 2nd.
Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders 2nd, 7th.
* Although these are infantry units they were employed in an "Armoured" role.

I regret that separate figures of the battle casualties of each battalion are not readily available.