32nd Division (United Kingdom)

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32nd Division
British 32nd Division insignia.png
Active World War I
1915–1919
Country United Kingdom
Branch New Army
Type Infantry
Engagements Battle of the Somme
o Battle of Albert
Battle of Amiens
Commanders
Notable
commanders
Reginald Barnes

The British 32nd Division was a New Army division that was originally made up of battalions raised by public subscription or private patronage.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 September 1915. Given to Major-General Reginald Barnes to command. It served in France on the Western Front for the duration of the First World War.

The division's insignia was four 'eights' arranged in an 'X' shape.

Unit history[edit]

to be completed .

Formation[edit]

95th Brigade 

The brigade moved to the 5th Division in December 1915, swapping with the 14th Brigade.

96th Brigade 
97th Brigade 
  • 11th (Service) Battalion (Lonsdale), The Border Regiment (until May 1918)
  • 1/5th (Cumberland) Battalion, The Border Regiment (from May 1918)
  • 15th (Service) Battalion (1st Glasgow), Highland Light Infantry (to 14 Bde January 1916)
  • 16th (Service) Battalion (2nd Glasgow), Highland Light Infantry (to Pioneers February 1918)
  • 17th (Service) Battalion (3rd Glasgow), Highland Light Infantry (disbanded February 1918)
  • 2nd Battalion, King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry (from December 1915)
  • 10th (Service) Battalion, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders (from February 1918)
14th Brigade 

The brigade joined from the 5th Division in December 1915, swapping with the 95 Brigade.

  • 1st Battalion, The Dorsetshire Regiment
  • 19th (Service) Battalion (3rd Salford), Lancashire Fusiliers (from 96 Bde January 1916 until July 1916)
  • 1/5th Battalion, The Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment) (from July 1916)
  • 15th (Service) Battalion (1st Glasgow), Highland Light Infantry (from 97 Bde January 1916)
  • 2nd Battalion, The Manchester Regiment (to 14 Bde February 1918)
Pioneers 

Battles[edit]

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