British Army

The British Army entered the Second World War on 3rd September 1939 and served across all major theatres from Europe, to the Pacific, and the Far East.

Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders

Several soldiers with connections to Northern Ireland died in 1944 while serving in the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders during the Italian Campaign.

Auxiliary Military Pioneer Corps

Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)

Burma Rifles


Cheshire Regiment


Corps of Military Police

Dorsetshire Regiment

Durham Light Infantry

During the Second World War, the Durham Light Infantry raised 15 Battalions seeing action in France in 1940 and throughout the remainder of the conflict.

East Lancashire Regiment

General Service Corps

Glider Pilot Regiment

Gordon Highlanders

Grenadier Guards

Hampshire Regiment

Highland Light Infantry

Irish Guards

During the Second World War, the Irish Guards fought in Norway, France, North Africa, Italy, Belgium, Netherlands, and Germany, seeing action in May 1940.

King's Own Scottish Borderers

Lancashire Fusiliers

London Irish Rifles

In 1937, following the disbanding of the London Regiment, the unit known as the London Irish Rifles became London Irish Rifles, the Royal Ulster Rifles.

London Scottish Gordon Highlanders

Middlesex Regiment

Monmouthshire Regiment

North Staffordshire Regiment

Northamptonshire Regiment

Oxford and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry

Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry

Parachute Regiment

Pioneer Corps

The Pioneer Corps formed in 1939 as a combatant corps. The British Army used it for light engineering and a range of other tasks across the theatre of war.

Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Royal Armoured Corps

Royal Army Chaplains' Department

Royal Army Medical Corps

Royal Army Ordnance Corps

Royal Army Service Corps

Royal Artillery

Royal Berkshire Regiment

Royal Corps of Signals

Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers

Royal Engineers

Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers

Battalions of the historic regiment of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers served throughout the world during the Second World War from Dunkirk to Burma.

Royal Irish Fusiliers

Royal Norfolk Regiment

Royal Scots Fusiliers

Royal Ulster Rifles

Royal Warwickshire Regiment

Royal Welch Fusiliers

Seaforth Highlanders

Sherwood Foresters

Somerset Light Infantry

South Lancashire Regiment

South Staffordshire Regiment

Special Boat Service

The Green Howards

The King's (Liverpool) Regiment

Ulster Home Guard

Welch Regiment

Wiltshire Regiment

Worcestershire Regiment