Group    From 1908  To 1922

17th (County of London) Battalion, The London Regiment (Poplar and Stepney Rifles)

Categories: Armed Forces

London unit which served in WW1 where it lost 1,022 soldiers. More information at Stepping Forward London.

It's Wikipedia page shows how it was formed in 1908, gives details of its service during WW1 and how in 1922 it became the 17th London Regiment (Poplar and Stepney Rifles).

Credit for this entry to: Andrew Behan.

This section lists the memorials where the subject on this page is commemorated:
17th (County of London) Battalion, The London Regiment (Poplar and Stepney Rifles)

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London Troops War Memorial

Designed by Aston Webb with figures by Alfred Drury. The Duke of York who un...

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Poplar & Stepney Rifles

Poplar & Stepney Rifles Site of the Drill Hall (1860 - 1907) of 26th Midd...

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Other Subjects

Sir Thomas Wyatt

Sir Thomas Wyatt

Born near Maidstone, son of the poet of the same name.  Opposed the marriage of Queen Mary to Phillip of Spain, he marched on London in 1554 with 4,000 men of Kent but, failing, on 6 February, to g...

Person, Armed Forces, Execution

1 memorial
H. F. Hollman

H. F. Hollman

Co-partner or employee of the South Suburban Gas Company. Served but did not die in WW1.

Person, Armed Forces

War served, WW1
1 memorial
Sir John Pringle

Sir John Pringle

Military physician. Born Roxburghshire, Scotland. Studied in Flanders/Netherlands, where he later returned in his role as military physician, and Paris. Instituted sanitary reforms first on battlef...

Person, Armed Forces, Medicine, France, Netherlands, Scotland

1 memorial
Bomber Command crews

Bomber Command crews

During WW2 they flew over Germany at night to bomb first industial targets but later whole areas including civilian towns. Their average age was 22 and they went out night after night, knowing that...

Group, Armed Forces

2 memorials
HMS Shrapnel

HMS Shrapnel

From Exploring East London: "During World War II the college was used by the armed forces for providing technical training for personnel; first by the RAF in 1940, then by the army in 1941 and then...

Group, Armed Forces, Education

1 memorial