The Territorial Regiments in this book are the regular county regiments which, in 1881, were given territorial titles in place of their old Foot numbers, so the Guards, the King’s Royal Rifle Corps and the Rifle Brigade do not feature in it. There is no publication date but it would have been somewhere between the end of the Boer War and 1908 when the new Territorial Force (TF) was created from the Volunteers and later known as the Territorial Army (TA). In order to stimulate recruiting in the local area, a short history of the services of each regiment was prepared in pamphlet form, for distribution in its own recruiting area, and this publication brings them all together as one book. The title page for each regiment gives the Battle Honours borne on the Colours, up to and including the Boer War of 1899-1902, colour of the facings worn with the scarlet uniform, and the location of the Regimental Depot, the Militia and the Volunteer Battalions. It does not give the location of the Regular Battalions. The histories, none more than ten pages long, were compiled chiefly from information given by the officers commanding the regimental depots, and they are limited to a brief outline of the more important campaigns. Each history ends with the names of VC and DCM winners stating in which campaign they were awarded.
SHORT HISTORIES OF THE TERRITORIAL REGIMENTS OF THE BRITISH ARMY, INCLUDING THE NAMES OF THE OFFICERS AND SOLDIERS WHO HAVE WON THE VICTORIA CROSS OR THE DISTINGUISHED CONDUCT MEDAL
Histories of the Regular Army county regiments (regiments of the line), limited to a brief outline of the more important campaigns. Guards, KRRC and RB are not included. Names of VC and DCM winners with the campaign in which they were awarded.