The Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment – more commonly known as the Sherwood Foresters – were created as part of the Childers Reforms of the British Army in 1881. Two battalions were formed, which served in Ireland and Egypt until the outbreak of the First World War.
Both battalions were then redeployed back to England. During the conflict, the regiment raised 13 battalions for home service and 20 for foreign service. These fought in Gallipoli and Italy as well as on the Western Front, gaining 57 battle honours.
Commonwealth War Graves