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14th (Light) Division

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Country  United Kingdom
Type  Infantry
Engagements  World War I
Branch  British Army
Size  Division
14th (Light) Division
Active  September 1914 – March 1919

The 14th (Light) Division was an infantry division of the British Army, one of the Kitchener's Army divisions raised from volunteers by Lord Kitchener during the First World War. All of its infantry regiments were originally of the fast marching rifle or light infantry regiments, hence the title "Light". It fought on the Western Front for the duration of the First World War.
The division was disbanded by March 1919, and was not reformed in the Second World War.

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Order of Battle

The division comprised the following infantry brigades, which underwent major changes between February 1918 (the Army's brigade reorganisation from 4 to 3 infantry battalions) and June 1918 (rebuilt after the losses of the German Spring Offensive).

41st Brigade
  • Before June 1918
  • 7th Battalion, The King's Royal Rifle Corps (left February 1918)
  • 8th Battalion, The King's Royal Rifle Corps
  • 7th Battalion, The Rifle Brigade (Prince Consort's Own)
  • 8th Battalion, The Rifle Brigade (Prince Consort's Own)
  • 41st Machine Gun Company (joined February 1916, left to move into 14th MG Battalion March 1918)
  • 41st Trench Mortar Battery (joined May 1916)
  • After June 1918
  • 18th Battalion, The York and Lancaster Regiment
  • 29th Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry
  • 33rd Battalion, The London Regiment (Rifle Brigade)
  • 41st Trench Mortar Battery
  • 42nd Brigade 
  • Before June 1918
  • 5th Battalion, The Oxford and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry
  • 5th Battalion, The King's (Shropshire Light Infantry) (disbanded February 1918)
  • 9th Battalion, The King's Royal Rifle Corps
  • 9th Battalion, The Rifle Brigade (Prince Consort's Own)
  • 42nd Machine Gun Company (joined February 1916, left to move into 14th MG Battalion March 1918)
  • 42nd Trench Mortar Battery (joined April 1916)
  • After June 1918
  • 6th (Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry) Battalion, the Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
  • 16th Battalion, The Manchester Regiment (1st City)
  • 14th Battalion, Princess Louise's (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders)
  • 42nd Trench Mortar Battery
  • 43rd Brigade 
  • Before June 1918
  • 6th Battalion, The Somerset Light Infantry (Prince Albert's)
  • 6th Battalion, The Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry (disbanded February 1918)
  • 6th Battalion, The King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry (disbanded February 1918)
  • 10th Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry (disbanded February 1918)
  • 9th Battalion, The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) (joined February 1918, left April)
  • 7th Battalion, The King's Royal Rifle Corps (joined February 1918)
  • 43rd Machine Gun Company (joined February 1916, left to move into 16th MG Battalion March 1918)
  • 43rd Trench Mortar Battery (joined April 1916)
  • After June 1918
  • 12th Battalion, The Suffolk Regiment (East Anglia)
  • 20th Battalion, The Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment)
  • 10th Battalion, The Highland Light Infantry
  • 43rd Trench Mortar Battery
  • Divisional Troops 
  • 11th Battalion The King's Regiment (Liverpool) (pioneers) (left June 1918)
  • 15th Battalion The Loyal Regiment (North Lancashire) (pioneers) (joined June 1918)
  • 249th Machine Gun Company (joined July 1917, left October 1917)
  • 224th Machine Gun Company (joined November 1917, left to move into 14th MG Battalion March 1918')
  • 14th Battalion Machine Gun Corps (formed March 1918)
  • 14th Divisional Train ASC (100, 101, 102 and 103 Companies)
  • 26th Mobile Veterinary Section AVC
  • 215th Divisional Employment Company, Labour Corps (joined June 1917)
  • Artillery

  • XLVI Brigade RFA
  • XLVII Brigade RFA
  • XLVIII Brigade RFA (left January 1917)
  • XLIX (Howitzer) Brigade, RFA (broken up October 1916)
  • V.14 Heavy Trench Mortar Battery RFA (joined July 1916, left January 1918)
  • X.14, Y.14 and Z.14 Medium Mortar Batteries RFA (formed March 1916; Z broken up February 1918, redistributed to X and Y)
  • Engineers

  • 61st, 62nd and 89th Field Companies
  • 14th Divisional Signals Company
  • Royal Army Medical Corps

  • 42nd, 43rd and 44th Field Ambulances
  • 25th Sanitary Section (left April 1917)
  • Battles

    Second Battle of Ypres

  • Hooge (German Liquid Fire Attack) - 30 and 31 July 1915
  • Second Attack on Bellewaarde - 25 September 1915
  • Battle of the Somme

  • Battle of Delville Wood - August - September 1916
  • Battle of Flers-Courcelette - September 1916
  • Battle of Arras (1917)

  • The First Battle of the Scarpe - 9–14 April 1917
  • The Third Battle of the Scarpe - 3–4 May 1917
  • Third Battle of Ypres

  • The Battle of Langemark - 22–27 August 1917
  • The First Battle of Passchendaele October 1917
  • The Second Battle of Passchendaele November 1917
  • First Battles of the Somme 1918

  • The Battle of St Quentin - 23–25 March 1918
  • The Battle of the Avre - 4 April 1918
  • Hundred Days Offensive

  • The Battle of Ypres 1918
  • The advance in Flanders
  • Commander

  • Major-General Thomas Morland (August 1914 - October 1914)
  • Major-General Victor Arthur Couper (1916-1918)
  • Major-General Percy Cyriac Burrell Skinner (1918)
  • References

    14th (Light) Division Wikipedia


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