British Army


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The British Army entered the Second World War on 3rd September 1939 and served across all major theatres from Europe, to the Pacific, and the Far East.


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Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders

Several soldiers with connections to Northern Ireland died in 1944 while serving in the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders during the Italian Campaign.


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Auxiliary Military Pioneer Corps


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Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)


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Burma Rifles


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Cameronians


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Cheshire Regiment


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Commandos


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Corps of Military Police


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Dorsetshire Regiment


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Durham Light Infantry

During the Second World War, the Durham Light Infantry raised 15 Battalions seeing action in France in 1940 and throughout the remainder of the conflict.


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East Lancashire Regiment


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General Service Corps


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Glider Pilot Regiment


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Gordon Highlanders


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Grenadier Guards


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Hampshire Regiment


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Highland Light Infantry


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Intelligence Corps


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Irish Guards

During the Second World War, the Irish Guards fought in Norway, France, North Africa, Italy, Belgium, Netherlands, and Germany, seeing action in May 1940.


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King's Own Scottish Borderers


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Lancashire Fusiliers


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London Irish Rifles

In 1937, following the disbanding of the London Regiment, the unit known as the London Irish Rifles became London Irish Rifles, the Royal Ulster Rifles.


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London Scottish Gordon Highlanders


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Middlesex Regiment


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Monmouthshire Regiment


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North Staffordshire Regiment


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Northamptonshire Regiment


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Oxford and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry


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Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry


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Parachute Regiment


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Pioneer Corps

The Pioneer Corps formed in 1939 as a combatant corps. The British Army used it for light engineering and a range of other tasks across the theatre of war.


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Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders


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Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment


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Royal Armoured Corps


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Royal Army Chaplains' Department


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Royal Army Medical Corps


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Royal Army Ordnance Corps


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Royal Army Service Corps


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Royal Artillery


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Royal Berkshire Regiment


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Royal Corps of Signals


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Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers


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Royal Engineers


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Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers

Battalions of the historic regiment of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers served throughout the world during the Second World War from Dunkirk to Burma.


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Royal Irish Fusiliers


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Royal Norfolk Regiment


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Royal Scots Fusiliers


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Royal Ulster Rifles


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Royal Warwickshire Regiment


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Royal Welch Fusiliers


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Seaforth Highlanders


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Sherwood Foresters


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Somerset Light Infantry


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South Lancashire Regiment


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South Staffordshire Regiment


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Special Boat Service


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The Green Howards


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The King's (Liverpool) Regiment


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Ulster Home Guard


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Welch Regiment


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Wiltshire Regiment


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Worcestershire Regiment