|Active 1908 - 1945|
Branch British Army
|Country United Kingdom|
|Part of 51st (Highland) Infantry Division|
The 152nd Infantry Brigade (part of the 51st (Highland) Infantry Division) was an infantry brigade of the British Army that fought during both the First and Second World Wars.
The brigade was raised in 1908, as the Seaforth and Cameron Highlanders Brigade, upon the creation of the Territorial Force and was assigned to the Highland Division. The brigade was composed of the 4th, 5th and 6th battalions of the Seaforth Highlanders and the 4th Battalion, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders.
First World War
The division was mobilised for service in early August 1914 and most of the men volunteered for overseas service. In mid-May 1915 the brigade was numbered as the 152nd (1st Highland) Brigade and the division became 51st (Highland) Division and the infantry battalions received the '1/' prefix, 1/5th Seaforths for example, to distinguish them from their 2nd Line duplicates training as 191st (2/1st Seaforth and Cameron Highlanders), of 64th (2nd Highland) Division.
In early May 1915 the division was sent to the Western Front.
Order of battle First World War
Second World War
The original 152nd Brigade, formed along with the division in 1908, was effectively destroyed when the 51st (Highland) Division surrendered during the Battle of France at St Valery-en-Caux on 12 June 1940. It was reformed in August 1940 from the 26th Infantry Brigade of the 9th (Highland) Infantry Division, formed as the 2nd Line duplicate of the 51st, which was renumbered as the 51st Division.