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5th Battalion (Territorial Force) Border Regiment (Cumberland)

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The 5th Border Regiment finds its roots from the Cumberland Volunteers when it was converted from the 3rd (Cumberland) Volunteer Battalion on 1 April 1908[1] only to be renamed a year later in 1909 the 5th (Cumberland) Battalion The Border Regiment.[1]

First World War (1914-1918)

With the onset of the First World War, the Battalion was mobilised on 4 August 1914 and on 15 March 1915 it was converted to the 1/5th Border Regiment.[1] As a result of this conversion and subsequent division, the 5th Border Regiment refers to three individuals battalions of the (Cumberland) Territorial Force:

Interwar Years

The Battalion was again reformed as the 5th (Cumberland) Border Regiment on 7 February 1920.[1]

Second World War (1939-1945)

With the onset of the Second World war, the Battalion was mobilised on 1 September 1939 and remained active until it was converted to the 110th Regiment RAC on 1 November 1941.[1]

Casualties of the 5th Battalion (Roll of Honour)

Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-19, Volume 39, The Border Regiment does not differentiate between the three battalions of the Cumberland Territorial Force. A soldier from the 2/5th Battalion is listed as serving in the 5th Battalion. As a result of this, casualties of the 1/5th, 2/5th and 3/5th Battalions have been combined into one Roll of Honour.

References / notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 5 The Border Regiment. Orders of Battle. Retrieved 17 July 2013.
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