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157th Infantry Division (France)

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157th Infantry Division (France)

157th Infantry Division was an infantry division of the French Army during the First World War.

Contents

Commanders

  • 28/04/1915 - 15/09/1915: Général Gillain
  • .
  • 23/12/1915 - : Général Blazer
  • 23/05/1916: Général Brulard
  • 28/01/1917: Général Beaudemoulin
  • 04/05/1918 - Dissolution: Général Goybet
  • First World War

  • 213e Régiment d'Infanterie from March to November 1916
  • 214e Régiment d'Infanterie from March 1917 to June 1918 (dissolution)
  • 252e Régiment d'Infanterie from March 1917 to June 1918 (dissolution)
  • 333e Régiment d'Infanterie from March 1917 to November 1918
  • 401e Régiment d'Infanterie from April 1915 to August 1916
  • 402e Régiment d'Infanterie from April 1915 to August 1916
  • 32e Bataillon de Chasseurs Alpins from April 1915 to August 1916
  • 102e Bataillon de Chasseurs Alpins from April 1915 to March 1916
  • 107e Bataillon de Chasseurs Alpins from April 1915 to August 1916
  • 116e Bataillon de Chasseurs Alpins from April 1915 to March 1916
  • 53e régiment d'infanterie territoriale from March 1916 à ????
  • 70e régiment d'infanterie territoriale from August to November 1918
  • 99e régiment d'infanterie territoriale from March to November 1916
  • 133e régiment d'infanterie territoriale from March 1916 to ????
  • 371st Infantry Regiment (United States) and 372nd Infantry Regiment (United States) (both from 93rd Infantry Division (United States)) from June to November 1918
  • 1915

    April 28 – September 23

  • Established at the Camp of la Valbonne; stayed briefly and received instruction.
  • From September 1, transported by VF in the area of Liancourt; rest, instruction.
  • From September 25, transported by VF in the areas of Châlons-sur-Marne, Saint-Hilaire-au-Temple.
  • September 27 – October 10

  • Moved towards Saint-Hilaire-le-Grand.
  • September 8–30 : entered into the Second Battle of Champagne: French assaults north of the Wacques farm.
  • From September 30, held ready to intervene, towards Wacques farm.
  • October 10, 1915 – January 18, 1916

  • Withdrawal from the front and transported by VF in the area of Belfort; rest.
  • From October 29, rested and went towards Montbéliard and Héricourt.
  • From December 26, worked on defensive organization while going towards Delle and Saint-Hippolyte.
  • 1916

    January 18 – May 30

  • Regrouped in the area of Delle, Montbéliard, then moved towards Dannemarie.
  • From January 27, occupation of an area near Carlspach and Burnhaupt-le-Bas : February 22, helped by Germans.
  • May 30, 1916 - March 19, 1917

  • Occupation of a new area, further north, between Leimbach and the Rhone–Rhine Canal, forced to the right, December 1, until near Ammerzwiller.
  • 1917

    March 19 – April 9

  • Withdrawal from the front, moved towards Arches, through Mélisey, le Thillot and Rupt.
  • From March 23, rest and instruction at the camp of Arches.
  • April 9 – June 16

  • Moved towards the area of Belfort, through Remiremont, le Thillot and Montreux-Château; occupation of an area between the Swiss border and the Rhone-Rhine Canal.
  • June 16 – July 6

  • Withdrawal from the battle; transported by VF from Belfort, to the area of Épernay; rest and instruction.
  • July 6 – November 20

  • Moved towards Reims, and, from July 9, occupation of an area between Courcy and Loivre.
  • November 20 – December 9

  • Withdrawal from the front ; rested near Damery.
  • December 9, 1917 – May 21, 1918

  • Occupation of an area between Courcy and southern Godat, spread out to the right, March 31, 1918, until near Cavaliers de Courcy.
  • 1918

    May 21–27

  • Withdrawal from the front ; moved in stages towards the area of Fismes; rest et instruction, then moved toward the front.
  • May 27 – June 4

  • 27 mai 1918 : Second Battle of the Marne
  • Entered into the Third Battle of the Aisne: resistance between Saint-Mard and Maizy by the German advancement, then withdrawal towards the Marne River; occupation of points of passage of this river, between Chézy and La Ferté-sous-Jouarre.
  • June 4–10

  • Moved in stages towards Villenauxe; rest and instruction.
  • June 10 – July 13

  • Transported in trucks to the area of Clermont-en-Argonne, then occupation of an area between l'Aire and the woods of Avocourt.
  • July 13–16

  • Withdrawal from the front; rested near the farm of Grange-le-Comte.
  • July 16 - September 14

  • Occupation of an area near the woods of Avocourt and west of Forges, spread out to the left, July 20, until the bridge of Quatre Enfants.
  • September 14–26

  • Withdrawal from the front; moved in stages towards Vanault-les-Dames and Possesse; rested in the area of Valmy.
  • September 26 – October 8

  • Moved towards the front.
  • Entered, from September 28, on the banks of la Dormoise, into the Battle of Somme-Py (Battle of Champagne and Argonne): advanced until Monthois and Challerange.
  • October 8 – November 11

  • Withdrawal from the front and rested near Valmy.
  • From October 11, transported by VF towards Bruyères.
  • From October 13, occupation of an area between the high valley of la Weiss and la Fave.
  • Annexations

  • Cut off from April 1915 to March 1916
  • 34th Army Corps, from March 1916 to November 1918
  • Second Army

    June 10 – September 14, 1918

    Fourth Army

    September 26 – October 11, 1915 June 8–10, 1918 September 14 - October 11, 1918

    Fifth Army

    June 18, 1917 – March 29, 1918

    Sixth Army

    September 1–26, 1915 March 29 – June 8, 1918

    Seventh Army

    October 11, 1915 – June 18, 1917 October 11 – November 11, 1918

    References

    157th Infantry Division (France) Wikipedia


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