Formed in August 1914
: in Winchester. Part of Hampshire Brigade,43rd
Wessex Division. 9 October 1914 :
sailed for India,
landing Karachi 11 November 1914. 18 March 1916 :
landed at Basra with 33rd Indian Brigade, and remained
in Mesopotamia and Persia for the rest of the war.
Battalion HQ and one Company were captured at Kut-el-Amara
on 29 April 1916. The remainder formed a Composite
Bn with the 1/5th Bn, the Buffs, and - attached to
35th Indian Brigade, transferred to 14th Indian Division.
November 1916, transferred to 36th Indian Brigade.
See 1/4th Hampshire
Regiment Signallers Diary Nov. 1916 - Sep. 1919 by
the Late Arthur James Foster ex-Corporal of the Hampshire
of Baku. 26 Aug-15 Sep 1918.