Royal Fusiliers' Commanding Officers


HRH Prince Edward
1792 - 1795
Sir William Myers
1804 - 1811 (2nd Btn)
Edward Michael Pakenham
1806 - 1809 (1st Btn)
Edward Blakeney
1809 - 1815 (1st Btn)
Major John Mervin Nooth
(commanded 2nd Btn at Albuhera 1811)
John Walwin Beatty
(commanded 1st Btn at Salamanca 1812)
Lord Frederick FitzClarence
1825 - 1832
Frederick Farquharson
1832 - 1850
Lacy Walter Yea
1850 - 18th June 1855
Sir Thomas St Vincent Troubridge Bt CB
1855
Arthur John Pack
1855
William Henry Charles Wellesley
1855
Reginald Yonge Shipley CB
1856
1st Battalion
Richard William Aldworth
1857 - Dec 1863
Hugh Robert Hibbert
Dec 1863 - Oct 1871
George Henry Waller
Oct 1871 - 1880
Henry Kerr
June 1880 - Dec 1881
Fitzmaurice Beauchamp
Dec 1881 - Apr 1883
Robert Fowler Butler
Apr 1883 - 1887
William Wheaton Chard
Apr 1887 -Sep 1890
Geoffrey Barton CB
1890 - 1894
Charles Lysaght Mortimer
1894 - 1898
Colin George Donald
1898
William Bernard Hickie
2nd Battalion
Poulett George Henry Somerset
1858 - 1864
Joshua Harry Cooper
1864 - 1873
George Flower Herbert
1873 - Sep 1878
Alfred Goodlad Daubeny
Sep 1878 - Nov 1880
Robert Watson Sparks
Nov 1880 - Mar 1881
William Butterworth Colvin
Mar 1881 - April 1883
Frederick Charles Keyser CB
Dec 1883 - Dec 1887
George Brookes Meares
Dec 1887 - Sep 1890
Gardiner Frederick Guyon
Sep 1890 - Nov 1897
Robert Preston Berkett Rodick
Nov 1897
Lt-Col Cooper CB
1902 - 1906
Lt-Col Bird
1906
H E B Newenham
1914-1915
3rd Battalion
Charles David Myers Gall
April 1898
G E Briggs
May 1899 - May 1903
Lieut-Col Guy du Maurier DSO
killed 9th march 1915
Lieut-Col A V Johnson DSO
March 1915
4th Battalion
Norman Reginald McMahon DSO
Killed 1914
5th Battalion
Lt-Col Vivian Henry
1914
6th Battalion
Lt-Col R C Batt MVO
1914
Lieut-Col Campbell
Jan 1915
7th Battalion
Lieutenant-General Sir Sydney Lawford KCB
Lt-Col Cockerill
1914
Lt-Col R S I Hesketh
from Aug 4th 1914
8th Battalion
Lt-Col A C Annesley
Aug 21st 1914
Lt-Colonel N B Elliott-Cooper VC DSO MC
1917
9th Battalion
J C Robertson
1914
Lt-Col W V L van Somersen DSO
c1917 - June 1919
Jock Cleghorn DSO
1944 - 1951
10th Battalion
Lt-Col Hawker DSO
1914
Lt-Col The Hon R White
Nov 1914
11th Battalion
Lt-Col CC Carr
1914
12th Battalion
Col C J Stanton
from 15th Sep 1914 - 24th Sep 1915
Lt-Col Garnons-Williams
Mortally wounded on day he took command, first day of battle of Loos, 25th Sep 1915
Major Compton
25th Sep 1915
13th Battalion
Col F P Hutchinson
1914
Col Des Voeux
July 1915 to Aug 1916
14th Battalion
C R Hely-Hutchinson
1914
15th Battalion
Col S G Bird DSO
1914
16th Battalion
Lt-Col G R Lascelles
1914
17th Empire Battalion
Major G Harland Bowden MP
1914
18th Battalion
Col Lord Henry Scott
1914
19th Battalion
Lt-Col W Gordon
1914
20th Battalion
Lt-Col C H Bennett DSO
1914
21st Battalion
Lt-Col J Stuart-Wortley
1914
22nd Battalion
R Barnett-Barker
1914 up until Nov 1917
23rd Sportmans Battalion
Col Viscount Maitland
from formation in 1914 to 29th Jan 1916
Lt-Col H A Vernon DSO
31st Jan1916 - 23rd May 1917
Lt-Col E A Winter DSO MC
24th May 1917 - 14th April 1919
Lt-Col F L Ashburner MVO DSO
15th April 1919 - March 1920
25th (Frontiersmen) Battalion
Daniel Patrick Driscoll CMG DSO CdeG
Jan 1915 - 1919
26th Bankers Battalion
Lt-Col the Hon W F North
Lt-Col G McNichol
killed in action 20th Sep 1917 Menin Road, Ypres
32nd Battalion
Lt-Col Key
35th Battalion
Col N A K Burne
36th Battalion
Col G E Even CB
37th Battalion
Colonel Savage
38th Battalion
J H Patterson DSO
1917 - 1919
39th Battalion
Eliezer Margolin
1917 - 1919
40th Battalion
Lt-Col Scott
1917
Lt-Col F Samuel
1/1st (City of London) Regiment (Territorial)
Lt-Col D V Smith DSO VD
1916
1/2nd (City of London) Regiment (Territorial)
Lt-Col J Attenborough CMG TD
1914-1918
1/3rd (City of London) Regiment (Territorial)
Lt-Col F D Samuel DSO TD 1916
1/4th (City of London) Regiment (Territorial)
Lt-Col L L Wheatley
2/3rd (City of London) Regiment (Territorial)
Lt-Col The Rev P W Beresford DSO
until 26th Oct 1917


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by Stephen Luscombe