15th Indian Division

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15th Indian Division
Active 1916–1919
Country India
Allegiance British Empire
Branch British Indian Army
Type Infantry
Engagements Mesopotamian campaign
Major General H.T. Brooking

The 15th Indian Division was a formation of the British Indian Army, operational from 1916 to 1919.

The division was formed on 7 May 1916 on the Euphrates Front in Mesopotamia, as a replacement for 12th Indian Division. It served throughout the war on the Euphrates Front, and was formally disbanded in March 1919. The division was not attached to either of the army corps operating in Mesopotamia, the I Corps and III Corps.

The 2/6th Gurkhas of 42 Brigade march towards the Action of Khan Baghdadi

Order of Battle July 1918[edit]

Battles and engagements[edit]

11 September 1916 Action of As Sahilan
28 – 29 September 1917 Capture of Ramadi
9 March 1918 Occupation of Hīt
26 – 27 March 1918 Action of Khan Baghdadi

External links[edit]

  • British Empire has list of all Indian Army regiments with pictures of their regimental badges.

Notes and references[edit]

  • Perry, F.W. (1993). History of the Great War: Order of Battle of Divisions: Indian Army Divisions Pt. 5B. Ray Westlake Books. ISBN 1-871167-23-X
  • Moberly, F.J. (1923). Official History of the War: Mesopotamia Campaign, Imperial War Museum. ISBN 1-870423-30-5