61st (2nd South Midland) Division

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For the equivalent formation in World War II, see 61st Infantry Division (United Kingdom).
61st (2nd South Midland) Division
Active World War I
January 1915 – January 1919
Country United Kingdom
Branch Territorial Force
Type Infantry
Engagements Battle of Fromelles

The British 61st (2nd South Midland) Division was a second-line Territorial Force division raised in 1915 as a reserve for the first-line battalions of the 48th (South Midland) Division. The division was sent to the Western Front in May 1916 and served there for the duration of the First World War.

Formation[edit]

182nd (2nd Warwickshire) Brigade 
  • 2/5th Battalion, the Royal Warwickshire Regiment (disbanded February 1918)
  • 2/6th Battalion, the Royal Warwickshire Regiment
  • 2/7th Battalion, the Royal Warwickshire Regiment
  • 2/8th Battalion, the Royal Warwickshire Regiment (disbanded February 1918)
  • 2/8th Battalion, the Worcestershire Regiment (from 183rd Bde. February 1918)
183rd (2nd Gloucester and Worcester) Brigade 

The brigade contained the following battalions until February 1918 when most of them were disbanded.

  • 2/4th (City of Bristol) Battalion, the Gloucestershire Regiment
  • 2/6th Battalion, the Gloucestershire Regiment
  • 2/7th Battalion, the Worcestershire Regiment
  • 2/8th Battalion, the Worcesters (to 182nd Bde. February 1918)

Between February and June 1918 the Brigade contained the following battalions.

From May 1918 the following battalions joined the Brigade.

184th (2nd South Midland) Brigade 

Battles[edit]

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