5th Infantry Brigade (New Zealand)

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5th Infantry Brigade
Active 1940–1945
Country  New Zealand
Branch Crest of the New Zealand Army.jpg New Zealand Military Forces
Type Infantry
Part of 2nd New Zealand Division

Second World War

James Hargest
Howard Karl Kippenberger
Keith Lindsay Stewart

The 5th Infantry Brigade was a formation of the New Zealand Military Forces, active during the Second World War as part of the 2nd New Zealand Division. It saw service during the Battle of Greece, the Battle of Crete, the North African Campaign and the Italian Campaign before being disbanded in late 1945.

Order of Battle[edit]

The 5th Infantry Brigade was made up of the following units:[1]

At various times during the war, the 28th Battalion was also attached to the brigade.


  1. ^ McClymont 1959, p. 25.


  • McClymont, W. G. (1959). To Greece. Official History of New Zealand in the Second World War 1939–45. Wellington, New Zealand: War History Branch.