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Reserve battalions - did they move around?
« on: Thursday 17 May 18 17:46 BST (UK) »
I am tracking an individual who was in the 13th Batt. Highland Light Infantry in April 1916. I believe this was transferred to the 52nd Training Batt. of 12th Reserve Brigade, based at Leven, Fife in September of that year. Would the battalion have stayed there for the duration of the war or did they move to other areas of Britain at any time?
Bumstead - London, Suffolk
Plant, Woolnough, Wase, Suffolk
Flexney, Godfrey, Burson, Hobby -  Oxfordshire
Street, Mitchell - Gloucestershire
Horwood, Heale Drew - Bristol
Gibbs, Gait, Noyes, Peters, Padfield, Board, York, Rogers, Horler, Heale, Emery, Clavey, Mogg, - Somerset
Fook, Snell - Devon
M(a)cDonald, Yuell, Gollan, McKenzie - Rosshire
McLennan, Mackintosh - Inverness
Williams, Jones - Angelsey & Caernarvon

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Re: Reserve battalions - did they move around?
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 17 May 18 19:16 BST (UK) »
As a Training Reserve they more than likely stayed put unless there was reason to move such as a larger establishment.
Warks:Ashford;Cadby;Clarke;Clifford;Cooke Copage;Easthope;
Edmonds;Felton;Colledge;Lutwyche;Mander(s);May;Poole;Withers.
Staffs.Edmonds;Addison;Duffield;Webb;Fisher;Archer
Salop:Easthope,Eddowes,Hoorde,Oteley,Vernon,Talbot,De Neville.
Notts.Clarke;Redfearne;Treece.
Som.May;Perriman;Cox
India Kane;Felton;Cadby
London.Haysom.
Lancs.Gay.
Worcs.Coley;Mander;Sawyer.
Kings of Wessex & Scotland
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Re: Reserve battalions - did they move around?
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 17 May 18 19:24 BST (UK) »
The longlongtrail entry on training reserve battalions has only Leven as the location.

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Re: Reserve battalions - did they move around?
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 17 May 18 22:32 BST (UK) »
Thank you both for the information. I feared that was the answer

Steve
Bumstead - London, Suffolk
Plant, Woolnough, Wase, Suffolk
Flexney, Godfrey, Burson, Hobby -  Oxfordshire
Street, Mitchell - Gloucestershire
Horwood, Heale Drew - Bristol
Gibbs, Gait, Noyes, Peters, Padfield, Board, York, Rogers, Horler, Heale, Emery, Clavey, Mogg, - Somerset
Fook, Snell - Devon
M(a)cDonald, Yuell, Gollan, McKenzie - Rosshire
McLennan, Mackintosh - Inverness
Williams, Jones - Angelsey & Caernarvon