16th Battalion West Riding Volunteers


This very grainy photograph shows a special service detachment of the 16th Battalion West Riding Volunteers outside Clifton Drill Hall in Rotherham. The photograph was taken prior to the detachment leaving for 3 months of coastal defence duty.

The picture shows that at this stage of the war, the Officers were wearing the Tiger and Rose OSD cap badge with Tiger and Rose collar badges.

The OR’s are wearing the Royal Arms cap badge.