12th (Reserve)Battalion of Essex Regiment index


Regimental Information

The 12th Battalion was formed on 26 October 1914 at Harwich.

In January 1915 the Battalion  moved to White City, London and then to Dorking in May 1915 and shortly afterwards to Colchester.

By March 1916 the Battalion was back at Harwich where it remained until it was disbanded on 31 August 1916 with its personnel transferred to the 26th and 27th Reserve Training battalions.


  Second Lieutenant Marshall Stuart Straight
  Corporal 13042 Cyrus Jack Mills

World War One

1914-1916 12th Essex Commanding Officers