Formed at Bebington on 10th August 1915 as a local reserve for the 15th & 16th Battalions, then transferred to 17th Reserve Brigade.
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission has 35 recorded WW1 deaths for the 17th (Reserve) Battalion, Cheshire Regiment.
GRUNDY, R. Private, 46004. 17th (Reserve) Battalion, Cheshire Regiment, Transferred to :- Private, 35638, 60th Company, Labour Corps. Grevillers British cemetery, Pas-de-Calais, France. 21-03-1918.