77th Infantry Division (United Kingdom)

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77th Infantry Division
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Formation sign if the 77th Infantry Division[1]
Active World War II 1941 - 1944
Country Great Britain
Branch British Army
Type Infantry
Role Home Defense

The 77th Infantry Division was a division of the British Army formed during the Second World War.

History[edit]

This division was formed from the Devon and Cornwall Division on 1 December 1941. It remained in the United Kingdom throughout the war, was converted into a reserve formation in December 1942, and disbanded in September 1944, Divisional HQ taking the number of the recently disbanded 45th (Holding) Division.

Commander[edit]

  • Maj.Gen. W.G. Michelmore

Component Units[edit]

(upon formation)[2]

203rd Infantry Brigade[edit]

209th Infantry Brigade[edit]

  • 8th Bn. The Buffs
  • 9th Bn. The Buffs
  • 10th Bn. The Buffs

211th Infantry Brigade[edit]

Support Units[edit]

  • 23rd Field Regiment Royal Artillery
  • 77th Infantry Division Signal Regiment
  • 100th Field Company, Royal Engineers
  • 101st Field Company, Royal Engineers

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Cole p48
  2. ^ Joslen p100

References[edit]

  • Cole H (1973) Formation Badges of World War 2. British, 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

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