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|Commanding Officers of the 7th Battalion|
Successive schemes and experiments continued
until 1906/1907, when the movement for reform finally bore fruit in the
measures by which Lord Haldane framed the new military system. The
forces of the country were reorganised into three main groups—the forces
overseas, the Expeditionary Force and the Territorial Force, the latter
being enlisted for home defence and formed on the cadre of the old Yeomanry
Responsibility for home defence was entrusted to the new Territorial Force, which was organised into permanent Brigades and Divisions on the pattern of the Regular Army, so as to provide a force able to take the field against an invasion. That recognition of the value of the Volunteer units was marked by a new designation, and the two Volunteer Battalions of the County were entitled the 7th and 8th Battalions of the Worcestershire Regiment. Orders were given that the renumbered Territorial Battalions were in future to wear the same uniform and badges and to carry the same Colours (but it was not until after the World War 1 that the Territorial Battalions displayed on their Colours the Regimental Battle Honours) as the Regular Battalions.
At the time of the Haldane reorganization, the command of the 7th Worcestershire was held by Colonel E. V. V. Wheeler.
1914 (September) 2/7th Battalion formed at Kidderminster.
1915 (January) 2/7th Battalion attached to 2nd Gloucester and Worcester Brigade, 2nd South Midland Division.
1915 (April) 3/7th Battalion formed at Worcester.
1915 (May) 1/7th Battalion became part of 144th Brigade, 48th Division.
1916 (April) 3/7th Battalion became 7th (Reserve) Battalion on 8th April 1916.
1916 (October) 7th Reserve Battalion (3/7th) absorbed the 8th Reserve Battalion (3/8th).
1918 (February) 2/7th Battalion disbanded in France (6th February 1918).
1919 (April) Kidderminster: 1/7th Battalion was disembodied (2nd April 1919).
Battalion was disbanded on the 1st April 1967.
Below is a list of all the officers who have
commanded the 7th Battalion Worcestershire Regiment from 1908 to 1967.
DETAILS ABOUT EACH OFFICER MY BE OBTAINED BY CLICKING ON THE INDIVIDUAL