Was formed on Salisbury
Plain in Sep. 1914. In Oct. 1914 it was at Lyndhurst
as part of 2/1st Hampshire Brigade in 2nd
Wessex Division. In Dec. 1914 the battalion
embarked from Southampton and arrived at Bombay
on 4 Jan. 1915. In March 1917 it was transferred
to Egypt, arriving at Ismailia on 5 April 1917.
It was assigned to 232nd
Brigade in 75th Division. It ended the war in
Aug. 1918 and was disbanded in Palestine, transferring
5 officers and 300 men to the 1/4th Wiltshire Regiment.