King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, UK

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This page was initially automatically created using data from series WO 95 (official war diaries) in the UK National Archives Discovery catalogue. It is not guaranteed to be complete or accurate. You can edit this page to make it more useful. Please help to improve the page by adding or correcting facts, and citing reliable sources.


King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, UK
Years active: unknown – unknown
Country: United Kingdom
Service: British Army
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Type: Infantry
Specific type: Infantry regiment (administrative)
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Name1: King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry)
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Alternate names: 51st Foot, KOYLI
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Relationship type: Administrative
Parent unit: York Infantry Record Office, UK
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Subordinate unit: 1st Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, UK
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Subordinate unit: 2nd Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, UK
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Subordinate unit: 6th Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, UK
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Subordinate unit: 7th Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, UK
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Subordinate unit: 8th Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, UK
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Subordinate unit: 9th Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, UK
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Subordinate unit: 10th Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, UK
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Subordinate unit: 11th Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, UK
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Subordinate unit: 12th Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, UK
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Subordinate unit: 13th Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, UK
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Subordinate unit: 14th Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, UK
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Subordinate unit: 15th Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, UK
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Subordinate unit: 16th Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, UK
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Subordinate unit: 51st Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, UK
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Subordinate unit: 52nd Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, UK
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Subordinate unit: 53rd Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, UK
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Subordinate unit: 1st Garrison Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, UK
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Regimental Museums and Archives[edit]

The Regimental Gallery of the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry is located in the same building as Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery.

An online exhibition is available: A Call To Arms: The King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry at War, 1914-15


Personal narratives[edit]

Related media[edit]

The King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry page on Doncaster 1914-18 has information and links.

The project is collecting information about people connected with Doncaster who were linked to a range of units during the war.

Official sources[edit]

Unit war diaries[edit]

None. Administrative organisations did not keep war diaries because they had no operational role.

See descendant unit pages for their war diaries.


Unit histories[edit]

  • James, E.A. (1998) [first published 1978]. British Regiments 1914-1918. Heathfield, UK: Naval & Military Press. pp. 91–92. ISBN 0-906304-03-2. 


Other official documents[edit]

Medal rolls[edit]

Campaign medal rolls at the UK National Archives.

Medal Officers Other ranks
1914 Star WO 329/2510 WO 329/2466
1914-15 Star WO 329/2951 WO 329/2761, WO 329/2762, WO 329/2763
British War and Victory medals WO 329/2237 WO 329/1455, WO 329/1456, WO 329/1457, WO 329/1458, WO 329/1459, WO 329/1460, WO 329/1461, WO 329/1462, WO 329/1463, WO 329/1464, WO 329/1465, WO 329/1466, WO 329/1467, WO 329/1468
Territorial Force War Medal WO 329/3272 WO 329/3265

Other sources[edit]

References[edit]


This page contains data imported from the UK National Archives Discovery catalogue, licensed under Open Government Licence v2.0.