30th Division (United Kingdom)

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30th Division
Active World War I
1915 - September 1919
Branch New Army
Type Infantry
Engagements Battle of the Somme
o Battle of Albert

The British 30th Division was a New Army division that was originally made up of battalions raised by public subscription or private patronage. The division was taken over by the British War Office in August 1915 and moved to France in December. It served on the Western Front for the duration of the First World War.

Unit history[edit]

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Formation[edit]

21st Brigade 

The brigade joined from the 7th Division in December 1915, swapping with the 91st Brigade.

Until May/June 1918 the brigade comprised the following battalions:

From July 1918 the brigade comprised the following battalions:

89th Brigade 

Until June 1918 the brigade comprised the following battalions:

  • 17th (Service) Battalion, The King's (Liverpool Regiment)
  • 18th (Service) Battalion, The King's (Liverpool Regiment) (to 21 Bde December 1915, from 21 Bde February 1918)
  • 19th (Service) Battalion, The King's (Liverpool Regiment)
  • 20th (Service) Battalion, The King's (Liverpool Regiment) (disbanded February 1918)
  • 2nd Battalion, The Bedfordshire Regiment (from December 1915, to 90 Bde February 1918)

From June/July 1918 the brigade comprised the following battalions:

90th Brigade 

Until June 1918, the brigade comprised the following battalions:

  • 16th (Service) Battalion (1st City), The Manchester Regiment
  • 17th (Service) Battalion (2nd City), The Manchester Regiment (until February 1918)
  • 18th (Service) Battalion (3rd City), The Manchester Regiment (disbanded February 1918)
  • 2nd Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers (until April 1918)
  • 2nd Battalion, The Bedfordshire Regiment (from 89 Bde February 1918 until May 1918)
  • 14th (Service) Battalion, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders (from April 1918)

From June 1918, the brigade comprised the following battalions:

  • 2/14th (County of London) Battalion, The London Regiment
  • 2/15th (County of London) Battalion, The London Regiment
  • 2/16th (County of London) Battalion, The London Regiment
91st Brigade 

The brigade formed in April 1915 and moved to the 7th Division in December of that year, swapping with the 21st Brigade.

  • 20th (Service) Battalion (5th City), The Manchester Regiment
  • 21st (Service) Battalion (6th City), The Manchester Regiment
  • 22nd (Service) Battalion (7th City), The Manchester Regiment
  • 24th (Service) Battalion (Oldham), The Manchester Regiment
Pioneers 
  • 11th (Service) Battalion (St.Helens Pioneers), The Prince of Wales's Volunteers (South Lancashire Regiment) (until June 1918)
  • 6th (Service) Battalion (Pioneers), South Wales Borderers (from July 1918)

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