First World War
With the 4th Division, the 10th brigade served with the British Expeditionary Force on the Western Front and was one of the first British units to be sent overseas upon the declaration of war. The brigade fought in the Battle of Mons and the subsequent retreat from Mons and many other battles such as that as First Ypres, the Somme and Third Ypres.
Order of battle
The order of battle was as follows:
Second World War
The 10th Infantry Brigade again saw active service as part of the British Expeditionary Force that was sent to France after the outbreak of war in 1939. The brigade and division were evacuated at Dunkirk after fierce fighting in the battles of France and Belgium. After being based in the United Kingdom, the brigade spent many years on home defence and training duties, anticipating a German invasion which never arrived. The brigade was later sent to Algeria and Tunisia in 1943. After this the brigade fought in Italy where it saw extremely hard fighting at Monte Cassino through most of 1944, before being shipped off to Greece to help calm the Civil War as part of Lieutenant-General Ronald Scobie's III Corps, where it ended the war.
Order of battle
Subordinate units included:
Commanders during World War II
Post-World War II
Following the reactivation of the 4th Infantry Division on 1 April 1956, from the 11th Armoured Division, the 10th Brigade again became part of the division (along with the 11th and 12th brigades). The brigade headquarters was based at Essex Barracks in Hildesheim until it was disbanded in April 1958.