15th Indian Division
|15th Indian Division|
|Branch||British Indian Army|
|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.
Order of Battle July 1918
- 12th Indian Infantry Brigade
- 42nd Indian Infantry Brigade
- 50th Indian Infantry Brigade
- Divisional Artillery
- Divisional troops
Battles and engagements
- 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
- British Empire has list of all Indian Army regiments with pictures of their regimental badges.
Notes and references
- 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