2nd Indian Infantry Brigade

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2nd Indian Infantry Brigade
Active 1939–1945
Country British India
Allegiance British Crown
Branch British Indian Army
Size Brigade

The 2nd Indian Infantry Brigade was an Infantry formation of the Indian Army during World War II. It was formed in Rawalpindi in September 1939. In October 1940, it was re named 16th (Independent) Indian Infantry Brigade in November 1941, and left India for Burma. The brigade was caught in the Battle of Sittang Bridge where it suffered heavy losses. Instead of being reformed in September 1942, it was re named yet again this time to 116th Indian Infantry Brigade. Attached to the 39th Indian Infantry Division it now provided specialised jungle conversion training. An infantry battalion would spend from four to six months with the brigade, before being sent to the front to replace a tired battalion in one of the fighting divisions.[1]

Formation[edit]

2nd Indian Infantry Brigade[edit]

16th Indian Infantry Brigade[edit]

  • 4/1st Gurkha Rifles July 1941 to October 1941
  • 1/9th Jat Regiment October 1941 to July 1942
  • 1/7th Gurkha Rifles October 1941 to December 1941
  • 4/12th Frontier Force Regiment October 1941 to January 1942
  • 7th Burma Rifles December 1941 to January 1942
  • 4th Burma Rifles January 1942
  • 1/7th Gurkha Rifles January to February 1942
  • 2nd Burma Rifles February 1942
  • 2nd The King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry February 1942
  • 4/12th Frontier Force Regiment February to September 1942
  • 4th Burma Rifles February to March 1942
  • 3rd Burma Rifles February to March 1942
  • 8th Burma Rifles February to March 1942
  • 2nd The Duke of Wellington's Regiment February to May 1942
  • 7/10th Baluch Regiment February to May 1942
  • 7/9th Jat Regiment July to September 1942 [3]

116th Indian Infantry Brigade[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "16 Brigade". Order of Battle. Retrieved 2009-10-19. 
  2. ^ "2 Infantry Brigade Subordanates". Order of Battle. Retrieved 2009-10-19. 
  3. ^ "16 Infantry Brigade Subordanates". Order of Battle. Retrieved 2009-10-19. 
  4. ^ "116 Infantry Brigade Subordanates". Order of Battle. Retrieved 2009-10-19.