14th (Light) Division

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14th (Light) Division
British 14th (Light) Division Insignia.png
Active September 1914 - March 1919
Country  United Kingdom
Branch New Army
Type Infantry
Engagements World War I

The 14th (Light) Division was one of the Kitchener's Army divisions raised from volunteers by Lord Kitchener. It fought on the Western Front for the duration of the First World War.

Formation[edit]

The division comprised the following infantry brigades, which underwent major changes between February and June 1918.

41st Brigade
42nd Brigade 
43rd Brigade 

World War I[edit]

The 14th (Light) Division all the regiments were of the fast marching rifle or light infantry regiments, hence the title "Light". The battalions in the 43rd Brigade were:

The 14th Division served on the Western Front throughout the war and the 43rd Brigade were engaged in the following actions: 2nd Battle of Ypres

  • 30 and 31 July 1915 - Hooge (German Liquid Fire Attack)
  • 25 September 1915 - Second Attack on Bellewaarde

see http://www.1914-1918.net/14div.htm

Pioneers 

Battles[edit]

2nd Battle of Ypres

  • 30 and 31 July 1915 - Hooge (German Liquid Fire Attack)
  • 25 September 1915 - Second Attack on Bellewaarde
  • Trônes Wood: 14–15 July 1916
  • Holding of Delville Wood: 4 September 1916 – April 1917

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