Bn. GLOUCESTERSHIRE REGIMENT
'Forest of Dean' Service Battalion (Pioneers) 1914-19
Awarded 9 battle honours: France & Flanders 1915-18. Ypres 1917. Somme 1916, 1918. Ancre Heights.
Ancre 1916. Pilckem. St. Quentin. Rosieres. Kemmel.
Died: 10 officers and 292 men.
Sign of the 39th Division: A white square with three light (Eton) blue stripes. Adopted by General Barnadiston.
Raised by Lieut-Colonel H. Webb, MP in December 1914.
3 March - Battalion left Witley, Surrey by train for Southampton. 07.30 sailed for France on the 'Marguerite' and 'Maidan'. Arrived at Le Havre 06.30 the next day.
Reduced to cadre on 6 May 1918.