11th Battalion Worcestershire Regiment - 1914

The 11th Battalion Worcestershire Regiment was raised in Worcester in September 1914 as part of the Third New Army and as such the 11th Battalion was in the 78th Brigade of the 26th Division.

78th Brigade was made up of the following battalions:
9th Battalion Gloustershire Regiment
11th Battalion Worcestershire Regiment
7th Battalion Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry
7th Battalion Royal Berkshire Regiment

The 11th Worcestershire was commanded by Colonel R. M. Rainey-Robinson, formerly of the Indian Army, with 2/Lieut. T. J. Edwards as Adjutant. The latter was actually the first officer of the Battalion.

On 13th November 1914 the 11th Worcestershire were quartered in Barbourne and the officers and men were billeted in private houses. Battalion Headquarters were established at Barbourne College (now Gheluvelt Park).

Colonel R. M. Rainev-Robinson C.B.

Captain and Adjutant T. J. Edwards
(later Major in the 11th Battalion)