28th Division (United Kingdom)

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28th Division
Active 1914–1918
Country  United Kingdom
Branch British Army
Type Infantry
Engagements Western Front
Battle of Gravenstafel
Battle of St Julien
Battle of Frezenberg
Battle of Bellewaarde
Battle of Loos
Balkans Campaign
Battle of Doiran
Battle honours Ypres
Loos
Doiran
Commanders
Notable
commanders
Edward Bulfin

The 28th Division was a regular British Army formation in World War I .

History[edit]

Formed in England in December 1914 - January 1915 from regular army battalions returning from India, Singapore and Egypt . In January 1915 the division moved to France and on to the Western Front.

The division took part in the 2nd Battle of Ypres where they suffered massive casualties and in the Battle of Loos . In October 1915 the 28th Division embarked from Marseilles to Egypt and in November 1915 on to Salonika where the division would remain for the rest of the war.

Component units[edit]

83rd Brigade

This Brigade was temporarily under the command of 5th Division between 3 March and 7 April 1915, when it was replaced by 15th Brigade from that Division.

84th Brigade

This Brigade was temporarily under the command of 5th Division between 23 February and 7 April 1915, when it was replaced by 13th Brigade from that Division.

85th Brigade

Brigade transferred temporarily to 3rd Division between 19 February 1915 and 6 April 1915. It was replaced by the 9th Brigade from that Division.

228th Brigade

This Brigade was formed on 26 February 1917, as Army Troops, although it was always associated with this Division. It came under the command of the Greek Crete Division from 30 September 1918, and was broken up on 4 October 1918.

Divisional Troops[edit]

  • 23rd (Service) Battalion (Welsh Pioneers), Welsh Regiment (joined August 1916)

Divisional Mounted Troops[edit]

  • B Squadron, 1/1st Surrey Yeomanry (joined 22 December 1914, left to join XVI Corps on 27 December 1916)
  • 28th Cyclist Company (joined 29 December 1914, left to join XVI Corps on 8 December 1916)

Artillery[edit]

On formation:

Commanders[edit]

  • Maj-Gen. E. Bulfin (17/12/1914) Sick
  • Maj-Gen. C. Briggs (12/10/1915)
  • Maj-Gen. H. Croker (21/5/1916)
  • Brig-Gen. E. Morris (Acting, 27/1/1917)
  • Maj-Gen. H. Croker (8/3/1917)

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