18th (Eastern) Division

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For the equivalent formation in World War II, see 18th Infantry Division (United Kingdom).
18th (Eastern) Division
British 18th (Eastern) Division insignia.png
Active World War I
September 1914 - 20 March 1919
Country United Kingdom
Branch New Army
Type Infantry
Part of K2 Army Group
Engagements Battle of the Somme (1916)
Third Battle of Ypres
Battle of Epehy

The British 18th (Eastern) Division was a New Army division formed in September 1914 as part of the K2 Army Group. The division landed in France on 25 May 1915 and spent the duration of the First World War in action on the Western Front, becoming one of the elite divisions of the British Army. During the Battle of the Somme, the Division was commanded by Major General Ivor Maxse.

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53rd Brigade 
54th Brigade 
55th Brigade 
Pioneers 
  • 8th (Service) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment (from 54th Bde February 1915)

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