159th (Cheshire) Brigade

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For the equivalent formation in World War II, see 159th Infantry Brigade (United Kingdom).

The 159th (Cheshire) Brigade was an infantry brigade formation of the British Army that saw service during the Great War. The brigade was raised in 1908, when the Territorial Force was created, originally as the Cheshire Brigade and was assigned to the Welsh Division. In 1915 the brigade became the 159th (Cheshire) Brigade and the division the 53rd (Welsh) Division. The brigade served with the 53rd (Welsh) Division in the Middle East throughout the First World War.

A similar formation, the 159th Infantry Brigade saw service in World War II but contained no Cheshire connection.

Formation[edit]

Commander Brigadier-General Noel Ernest Money
  • 1/4th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment
  • 1/5th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment (until February 1915)
  • 1/7th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment
  • 2/5th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment (until April 1915)
  • 2/6th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment (until April 1915)
  • 1/4th Battalion, Welsh Regiment
  • 1/5th Battalion, Welsh Regiment
  • 3rd/152nd Indian Infantry (from 1918)
  • 1st153rd Indian Infantry (from 1918)
  • 2nd/153rd Indian Infantry (from 1918)

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "52nd (Lowland) Division". The Long Long Trail. Retrieved 16 January 2012.