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First World War

The 1/14th Battalion was mobilized on the outbreak of war, departing for France on 15 September 1914.













On 31 October 1914 the battalion encountered German forces at Messines in Belgium, the first territorial unit to do so - a memorial stands on the site. The 2/14th Battalion embarked for France in June 1916 but was then transferred to Salonika and Palestine.

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In 1937, on the break-up of the London Regiment, the unit was re-named The London Scottish, The Gordon Highlanders.

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