1860 Worcestershire Rifle Volunteer Corps formed
1883 2nd Volunteer Battalion formed from the Worcestershire Rifle Volunteer Corps.
1908 (April) 8th Battalion was formed as a Territorial volunteer battalion (1st April 1908).
1914 (August) 8th Battalion (became the 1/8th Battalion) at their annual camp at Minehead, England.
1914 (August) 1/8th Battalion was part of Gloucester and Worcester Brigade, South Midland Division. Moved on mobilisation to Swindon.
1914 (September) 1/8th Battalion moved to Danbury, Essex, England.
1914 (September) 2/8th Battalion formed at Worcester as a home service "second line" unit.
1914 (September) 1/8th Battalion at Maldon, Essex, England.
1915 (January) 2/8th Battalion attached to 2nd Gloucester & Worcester Brigade, 2nd South Midland Division at Northampton.
1915 (January) The 3/8th Battalion was formed.
1915 (March) 1/8th Battalion landed in France, Boulogne (31st March 1915).
1915 (April) 3/8th Battalion formed at Worcester in as Training/Depot. "third line" unit and moved to Weston-super-Mare.
1915 (April) 2/8th Battalion moved to Chelmsford.
1915 (May) 1/8th Battalion joined the 144th Brigade, 48th Division (15th May 1915).
1916 (February) 2/8th Battalion moved to Salisbury Plain.
1916 (April) 3/8th Battalion became 8th (Reserve) Battalion (8th April 1916) at Salisbury Plain.
1916 (May) 2/8th Battalion landed in France (24th May 1916).
1916 (August) 2/8th Battalion became part of the 183rd Brigade, 61st Division.
1916 (September) 8th (Reserve) Battalion (3/8th) was absorbed into the 7th (Reserve) Battalion (1st Sept.)
1917 (November) 1/8th Battalion moved to Italy.
1918 (February) 2/8th Battalion transferred to 182nd Brigade, 61st Division (11th February 1918).
1918 (September) 1/8th Battalion returned to France and transferred to 75th Brigade, 25th Division (17th September 1918).
Lieut.-Col. W. K. Peake