20th (Light) Division

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20th (Light) Division
Active World War I
September 1914 - May 1919
Country United Kingdom
Branch New Army
Type Infantry
Engagements Battle of Loos
Battle of Mont Sorrel
Battle of the Somme (1916)
o Battle of Guillemont
o Battle of Flers-Courcelette
o Battle of Morval
o Battle of Le Transloy
Battle of Messines
Third Battle of Ypres
Battle of Cambrai

The British 20th (Light) Division was a New Army division formed in September 1914 as part of the K2 Army Group. The division landed in France July 1915 and spent the duration of the First World War in action on the Western Front.

Unit history[edit]

Formation[edit]

59th Brigade 
60th Brigade 
61st Brigade 
Pioneers 
  • 11th (Service) Battalion, Durham Light Infantry (from 61 Bde January 1915)

Battles[edit]

Memorial to the division close to Delville Wood in the Somme

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