London Irish Rifles at War's end.

Monday, 11 November, 1918
A London Irish Sniper at the Battle of Albert, 6 August 1918.

During the First World War, The London Irish Rifles formed three battalions with one based at home providing drafts of trained recruits to the 1st and the 2nd Battalion serving at the front. The 1st Battalion fought throughout the war on the Western Front and was near Tournai at the war's end. The 2nd Battalion served on the Western Front, Salonika and Palestine and was disbanded in the Jordan Valley before war's end in May 1917. The London Irish killed in action amounted to almost 1,100 dead and the Battalions were awarded the following Battle Honours:

Festubert 1915, LOOS, SOMME 1916,18, Flers-Courcelette, Morval, Le Transloy, MESSINES 1917, YPRES 1917, Langemarck 1917, CAMBRAI 1917, ST QUENTIN, Bapaume 1918, Ancre 1918, Albert 1918, Pursuit to Mons, FRANCE AND FLANDERS 1915-1918, Doiran 1917, MACEDONIA 1916-17, GAZA, El Mughar, Nebi Samwil, JERUSALEM, Jericho, Jordan, PALESTINE 1917-18.

The Battle Honours in BOLD, some shared with our other antecedent regiments, were carried forward by The Royal Irish Rangers, and then The Royal Irish Regiment. The Battle Honours for the First World War are emblazoned on the Regiment's Queen's Colours.