76th Infantry Division (United Kingdom)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
76th Infantry Division
76 inf div.jpg
Formation sign of the 76th Infantry Division[1]
Active World War II
18 November 1941 - 1 September 1944
Country Great Britain
Branch British Army
Type Infantry
Role Home Defence

The 76th Infantry Division was a Second World War British Army unit created for service during that war.

History[edit]

It was converted from the Norfolk County Division on 18 November 1941. It then became a reserve division and was finally disbanded on 1 September 1944. This division remained in Great Britain throughout its service.

Commanders[edit]

The Division had the following Commanders[2]

  • Maj.Gen. W.M. Ozanne (18 November 1941 - 20 December 1943)
  • Maj.Gen. C.B. Callander (21 December 1943 - 12 March 1944)
  • Maj.Gen. J.E. Utterson-Kelso (13 March 1944 - 1 September 1944)

Component Units[edit]

The following units served with the division on its formation.[2]

213th Infantry Brigade

220th Infantry Brigade

222nd Infantry Brigade

Artillery

  • 52nd Field Regiment, Royal Artillery
  • 53rd Field Regiment, Royal Artillery
  • 56th Anti Tank Regiment, Royal Artillery

Engineers

  • 591st Field Company, Royal Engineers
  • 757th Field Company, Royal Engineers

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Cole p48
  2. ^ a b Joslen p99

References[edit]

  • Cole H (1973) Formation Badges of World War 2. Britain, Commonwealth and Empire. Arms and Anchor Press SBN 85368 078 7
  • Joslen Lt. Col. H F Orders of Battle. Second World War 1939-1945 Naval and Military Press ISBN 9781843424741

External links[edit]