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19th (Western) Division

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Country  United Kingdom
Type  Infantry
Branch  British Army
Size  Division
19th (Western) Division
Active  September 1914–March 18, 1919
Engagements  First World War Battle of Loos Battle of the Somme Battle of Albert Battle of Pozières Battle of the Ancre Heights Battle of the Ancre Battle of Messines Battle of Passchendaele Battle of the Sambre

The 19th (Western) Division was an infantry division of the British Army, part of Kitchener's Army, formed in the Great War in September 1914 as part of the K2 Army Group. The division landed in France in July 1915 and spent the duration of the First World War in action on the Western Front.

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Formation

56th Brigade 

The brigade initially comprised the following four battalions which were all disbanded in February 1918 due to an Army-wide reorganisation.

  • 7th (Service) Battalion, King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment)
  • 7th (Service) Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment
  • 7th (Service) Battalion, South Lancashire Regiment
  • 7th (Service) Battalion, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment
  • From February 1918, the brigade comprised:

  • 1/4th Battalion, King's (Shropshire Light Infantry)
  • 8th (Service) Battalion, Prince of Wales's (North Staffordshire Regiment) (from 57 Bde)
  • 57th Brigade 
  • 10th (Service) Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment
  • 8th (Service) Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment
  • 10th (Service) Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment (until June 1918)
  • 3rd Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment (from June 1918)
  • 8th (Service) Battalion, Prince of Wales's (North Staffordshire Regiment) (to 56 Bde February 1918)
  • 58th Brigade 
  • 9th (Service) Battalion, Cheshire Regiment
  • 9th (Service) Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers
  • 9th (Service) Battalion, Welsh Regiment
  • 2nd Battalion, Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment) (from May 1918)
  • 6th (Service) Battalion, Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment) (from December 1915 until June 1918)
  • Pioneers 
  • 5th (Service) Battalion, South Wales Borderers
  • Battles

  • Battle of Loos
  • Battle of the Somme (1916)
  • Battle of Albert
  • Battle of Pozières
  • Battle of the Ancre Heights
  • Battle of the Ancre
  • Battle of Messines (1917)
  • Third Battle of Ypres
  • Third Battle of the Aisne
  • Battle of the Sambre
  • References

    19th (Western) Division Wikipedia


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