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Regimental History

20th Century

1920 Army Renumbering Series

In 1920 a new Army wide numbering system was introduced allocating a block of numbers to each regiment. The King's Own Royal Regiment had a series of numbers starting with 370xxxx.  All soldiers with previous service received a new number.  Once a soldier had been allocated a number, this was retained by him throughout his service, including when transferred to other units.

 

1 294000 Royal Army Service Corps
294001 304000 The Life Guards
304001 309000 Royal Horse Guards
309001 721000 Cavalry of the Line
721001 1842000 Royal Artillery (Field Branch)
1842001 2303000 Royal Engineers
2303001 2604000 Royal Signals
2604001 2646000 Grenadier Guards
2646001 2688000 Coldstream Guards
2688001 2714000 Scots Guards
2714001 2730000 Irish Guards
2730001 2744000 Welsh Guards
2744001 2809000 Black Watch
2809001 2865000 Seaforth Highlanders
2865001 2921000 Gordon Highlanders
2921001 2966000 Cameron Highlanders
2966001 3044000 Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders
3044001 3122000 Royal Scots
3122001 3178000 Royal Scots Fusiliers
3178001 3233000 Kings Own Scottish Borderers
3233001 3299000 Cameronians
3299001 3377000 Highland Light Infantry
3377001 3433000 East Lancashire Regiment
3433001 3511000 Lancashire Fusiliers
3511001 3589000 Manchester Regiment
3589001 3644000 Border Regiment
3644001 3701000 Princes of Wales Volunteers
3701001 3757000 King's Own Royal Regiment Lancaster
3757001 3846000 The King's Regiment
3846001 3902000 The Loyal Regiment
3902001 3947000 South Wales Borderers
3947001 4025000 Welch Regiment
4025001 4070000 King's Shropshire Light Infantry
4070001 4103000 Monmouthshire Regiment
4103001 4114000 Herefordshire Regiment
4114001 4178000 Cheshire Regiment
4178001 4256000 Royal Welch Fusiliers
4256001 4334000 Royal Northumberland Fusiliers
4334001 4379000 East Yorkshire Regiment
4379001 4435000 Green Howards
4435001 4523000 Durham Light Infantry
4523001 4601000 West Yorkshire Regiment
4601001 4680000 Duke of Wellington's Regiment
4680001 4736000 King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
4736001 4792000 York and Lancaster Regiment
4792001 4848000 Lincolnshire Regiment
4848001 4904000 Leicestershire Regiment
4904001 4960000 South Staffordshire Regiment
4960001 5038000 Sherwood Foresters
5038001 5094000 North Staffordshire Regiment
5094001 5172000 Royal Warwickshire Regiment
5172001 5239000 Gloucestershire Regiment
5239001 5328000 Worcestershire Regiment
5328001 5373000 Royal Berkshire Regiment
5373001 5429000 Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Regiment
5429001 5485000 Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
5485001 5562000 Hampshire Regiment
5562001 5608000 Wiltshire Regiment
5608001 5662000 Devonshire Regiment
5662001 5718000 Somerset Light Infantry
5718001 5763000 Dorsetshire Regiment
5763001 5819000 Royal Norfolk Regiment
5819001 5875000 Suffolk Regiment
5875001 5931000 Northamptonshire Regiment
5931001 5942000 Cambridgeshire Regiment
5942001 5998000 Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire Regiment
5998001 6076000 Essex Regiment
6076001 6132000 Queens Royal Regiment
6132001 6188000 East Surrey Regiment
6188001 6278000 Middlesex Regiment
6278001 6334000 The Buffs
6334001 6390000 Royal West Kent Regiment
6390001 6446000 Royal Sussex Regiment
6446001 6515000 The Royal Fusiliers
6515001 6825000 London Regiment * Ceased to exist 1938 (TA Regiment)
6802501 6814000 The Inns of Court Regiment
6825001 6837000 Honourable Artillery Company
6837001 6905000 Kings Royal Rifle Corps
6905001 6972000 The Rifle Brigade
6972001 7006000 Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
7006001 7040000 Royal Ulster Rifles
7040001 7075000 Royal Irish Fusiliers
7075001 7109000 Royal Dublin Fusiliers * Disbanded 31 July 1922
7109001 7143000 Royal Irish Regiment * Disbanded 31 July 1922
7143001 7177000 Conaught Rangers * Disbanded 31 July 1922
7177001 7211000 Leinster Regiment * Disbanded 31 July 1922
7211001 7245000 Royal Munster Fusiliers * Disbanded 31 July 1922
7245001 7536000 Royal Army Medical Corps
7536001 7539000 The Army Dental Corps
7539001 7560000 Royal Guernsey Militia and the Royal Alderney Artillery Militia
7560001 7574000 Royal Militia of the Island of Jersey
7574001 7657000 Royal Army Ordnance Corps
7657001 7681000 Royal Army Pay Corps
7681001 7717000 Corps of Military Police
7717001 7718800 Military Provost Staff Corps
7718801 7720400 Small Arms School Corps
7720401 7732400 Army Education Corps
7732401 7733000 Band of the Royal Military Academy
7733001 7757000 Corps of Military Accountants
7757001 7807000 Royal Army Veterinary Corps
7807001 7868000 Machine Gun Corps
7868001 7891868 Royal Tank Regiment
7891869 8230000 Royal Armoured Corps
10000001 10350000 Militia
10350001 10400000 Intelligence Corps
10400001 10500000 Royal Army Pay Corps (Additional Numbers)
10500001 10508000 Middle East 2nd Echelon (For issue to Allies locally enlisted)
10510001 10530000 Army Dental Corps (Additional Numbers)
10530001 10600000 Royal Army Ordnance Corps (Additional Numbers)
10600001 10630000 Reconnaissance Corps
10630001 10655000 Army Catering Corps
10655001 10660000 Army Physical Training Corps
10660001 11000000 Royal Army Service Corps (Additional Numbers)
11000001 11500000 Artillery (Coast Defence and Anti Aircraft Branch)
13000001 14000000 Pioneer Corps
14000001 14002500 Lowland Regiment
14002501 14005000 Highland Regiment
14200001 15000000 General Service Corps
15000001 15005000 India (for Local Enlistments into British Corps and Regiments)
16000001 16100000 Royal Electrical & Mechanical Engineers
19000001 19200000 General Service Corps
97000001 97100000 Non Combatant Corps
W/1 W/500000 Auxiliary Territorial Service (Women)
W/500001 W/1000000 Voluntary Aid Detachments

 

 

 

 

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