This Day in History: 1914-10-12
The 2nd Battalion arrived at Marseilles as part of the Indian Army Corps sent to reinforce the British Army on the western front in France. On arrival they were issued with clothing and equipment and given briefings on the latest British weapons and tactics. They were to fight in France almost continuously until 9th November 1915 when they embarked in Marseilles for Egypt. Click here for an extract of the Regimental History about this event and here for a description of the campaign.