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13th (Western) Division

The history of 13th (Western) Division The Division came into existence as a result of Army Order No. 324, issued on 21 August 1914, which authorised the formation of the six new Divisions of K1….



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3rd (Lahore) Division

History of the Division The 3rd (Lahore) Division existed before the declaration of war and was under command of the Northern Army in India. It was responsible for posts and depots at Montgomery, Multan, Amritsar,…



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2nd (Rawalpindi) Division

History of the 2nd (Rawalpindi) Division Headquartered in Rawalpindi, the Division remained in the area throughout the war. It held posts at Abbottabad, Attock, Bura Gali, Ghora Daka, Kalabagh, Khanspur, Khya Gali, Lyallpore, Mona, Murree…


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63rd (2nd Northumbrian) Division

The history of 63rd (2nd Northumbrian) Division On 31 August 1914 the War Office issued instructions for all units of the Territorial Force to form a reserve unit. The men who had agreed to serve…


Hampshire Regiment

Battalions of the Regular Army 1st Battalion August 1914 : in Colchester. Part of 11th Brigade in 4th Division. Moved to Harrow but soon landed at Le Havre on 23 August 1914. 2nd Battalion August…


The Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment)

Battalions of the Regular Army 1st Battalion August 1914 : in Dublin. Under command of 13th Brigade in 5th Division. 15 August 1914 : landed at Le Havre. December 1917 : moved with Division to…


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The Siege Batteries of the Royal Garrison Artillery

An unidentified British soldier standing with a 9.2 inch howitzer Mk I, named Berdameda, which was supporting the Australians on the Somme. The camouflaged box in front of the gun is known as a dirt…


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The Companies and Battalions of the Machine Gun Corps

This section of the Long, Long Trail will be helpful for anyone wishing to find out about the history of the units of the Machine Gun Corps. Machine Gun Companies numbered 1-99 Unit Remarks 1st…