Search Results for Mesopotamia

The campaign in Mesopotamia

This section of the Long, Long Trail will be helpful for anyone wishing to find out about the fighting in the campaign in Mesopotamia. Why did British forces fight in Mesopotamia? There were considerable British…


Early battles in Mesopotamia (Basra and Qurna, 1914)

  British forces involved in Mesopotamia in 1914 (Mesopotamia Expeditionary Force / Indian Expeditionary Force “D”) Indian Expeditionary Force “D” 16th Indian Infantry Brigade 2nd Bn, the Dorsetshire Regiment 20th DCO Infantry (Brownlow’s Punjabis) 104th…


Despatch from India in March 1919

The following despatch from His Excellency the Commander-in-Chief in India on the part taken by India, including the Indian States, in the prosecution of the war, has been received from the Government of India: —…


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44th (Home Counties) Division

The history of 44th (Home Counties) Division The Home Counties Division was a formation of the Territorial Force. It was formed as a result of the reforms of the army carried out in 1908 under…


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1st (Peshawar) Division

History of the Division Headquartered in Peshawar and manning stations at Chitral, Drosh, Malakand, Chakdara, Dargia, Abazan, Jamrus, Shabkadar and Mardan, the 1st (Peshawar) Division remained in the area throughout the war. It mobilised for…


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43rd (Wessex) Division

The history of 43rd (Wessex) Division The Wessex Division was a formation of the Territorial Force. It was formed as a result of the reforms of the army carried out in 1908 under the Secretary…


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Hospital admissions and discharge records

Availability of records Wouldn’t it be great to be able to find records of a soldier’s admission to or discharge from a hospital? Sadly in most cases it will not be possible as the records have…


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The Heavy Batteries of the Royal Garrison Artillery

A Heavy Battery of the RGA tows its 60-pounder guns along the roads of Northern France. The role of the Heavy Battery Heavy Batteries RGA were equipped with heavy guns, sending large calibre high explosive…


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Army Service Corps Mechanical Transport Companies

The British Army was the most mechanised of all in the Great War when it came to using motor vehicles for transport. A large total of ASC Mechanical Transport Companies eventually existed, in the following…


The British Official Histories of the Great War

This is a list of the original histories. Virtually all have been reprinted, some on many occasions. Some are now also available in paperback versions. The war on land France and Belgium 1914 History of…