The 1914-1918 War saw the raising of twenty-five battalions of the Suffolk Regiment.
The Regular Army formed the British Expeditionary Force to France in 1914, which included the 2nd Battalion.
The Regular Army was virtually destroyed following the Battles of Mons and The Marne and to replace it Kitchener's New Army was formed.
These new units - the 7th, 8th, 9th, 11th and 12th Battalions - followed the Regulars into the war: six battalions of the regiment were engaged on the Somme in 1916 and five in the battles at Arras in 1917.
During the war years, apart from France and Flanders, battalions of the regiment fought at Gallipoli, Salonika and in the Middle East.
The Regimental Chapel situated in St Mary's Church, Bury St Edmunds, commemorates the 360 officers and 6,513 other ranks of the Suffolk Regiment who did not return