45th Infantry Division (United Kingdom)

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45th Infantry Division
Active First World War
Second World War
Country Great Britain
Branch Territorial Army
Type Infantry

The 45th Infantry Division was a 2nd Line Territorial Army division during both World War I and World War II. It was formed as a duplicate of the 43rd (Wessex) Infantry Division.

The division was first formed as the 2nd Wessex Division of the Territorial Force in 1914-1915. It became the 45th (2nd Wessex) Division in 1915.

During World War II, the division was active in the United Kingdom throughout its service. It was placed on a lower establishment on 1 December 1941, and finally disbanded on 30 August 1944. The division did not see active service during the war.

Commanders during World War II[edit]

Component Units[edit]

(as at 7 September 1939, when the division became operational)[1][2]

134th Infantry Brigade[edit]

  • 4th Battalion, Devonshire Regiment
  • 6th Battalion, Devonshire Regiment
  • 8th Battalion, Devonshire Regiment

135th Infantry Brigade[edit]

  • 5th Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry
  • 6th Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry
  • 7th Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry

136th Infantry Brigade[edit]

Support Units[edit]


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