163rd Infantry Brigade (United Kingdom)
First World War units included:
- 1/4th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment
- 1/5th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment
- 1/4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment
- 1/5th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment
- 1/8th Battalion, Hampshire Regiment
- 163rd Machine Gun Company
- 163rd Trench Mortar Battery
The brigade was part of the 54th (East Anglian) Infantry Division from September 3, 1939 to December 13, 1943 when that division was disbanded. The brigade then became a Lines of Communication unit for the 21st Army Group. It stayed in the United Kingdom for the duration of its service. The original battalions of the brigade were converted into the 53rd Infantry Brigade on September 18, 1939 and the 163rd Brigade was reformed from the 161st Infantry Brigade .
Second World War commanders included Brig. M.D. Jephson, Brig. R.A.D. Moseley, Brig. O.M. Wales, and Lieut.Col. A.L. Taffs.
Before September 18, 1939
- 5th Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment
- 6th Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment
- 7th Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment
From September 18, 1939
- 2/4th Battalion, The Essex Regiment
- 5th Battalion, Royal Berkshire Regiment
- 7th Battalion, The Royal Berkshire Regiment
- 16th Battalion, The King's Own Royal Regiment
- 1st (Buckinghamshire) Battalion, The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry
- 5th Battalion, The King's Regiment (Liverpool)
- "52nd (Lowland) Division". The Long Long Trail. Retrieved 16 January 2012.
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