24th Division (United Kingdom)

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24th Division
British 24th Division Insignia.png
Active World War I
formed September 1914
Country United Kingdom
Branch New Army
Type Infantry
Engagements Battle of the Somme
Third Battle of Ypres

The British 24th Division was a New Army division that was sent to France between August and September, 1915. It served on the Western Front for the duration of the First World War. From its arrival in France to May 1917, it was commanded by Major-General John Capper.

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Formation[edit]

War Memorial of the 24th Division, Battersea Park, by Eric Kennington
17th Brigade (from 11 October 1915) 

The brigade joined the division from the 6th Division in October 1915, swapping with the 71st Brigade.

71st Brigade (until 11 October 1915) 

The brigade moved to the 6th Division in October 1915, swapping with the 17th brigade.

72nd Brigade 
73rd Brigade 

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