Essex Territorial Army
Essex has a long tradition of volunteer soldiers.
In 1881 a major reform took place which saw the 44th and 56th Regimenets become the 1st and 2nd Battalions of the new Essex Regiment.
Another part of this reform was the formation of 4 Territorial battalions of the Essex Regiment from the Existing Militia Units.
Thus began the life of the Essex Regiment Territorial Army
The 8th Battalion was added in 1914 at the outbreak of war for home defence.
Click below to visit the menu page for each Battalion