4th Infantry Brigade (United Kingdom)

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The 4th Infantry Brigade (United Kingdom) was a Second World War British Army brigade. It was part of the British 2nd Infantry Division.

World War II[edit]

History[edit]

A regular army formation, this brigade served in France in 1940 as part of the BEF, evacuated to England on May 31, 1940. It remained in the United Kingdom until April 1942 when, with the rest of the 2nd Infantry Division, it was shipped to India to fight in the Burma Campaign until the end of the war in 1945. During the war, three members of the brigade won the Victoria Cross, all members of the 2nd Royal Norfolks, all posthumously. They were George Gristock, John Niel Randle and George Arthur Knowland

Composition[edit]

The following units served with 4th Infantry Brigade in World War II:[1]

Battles[edit]

The brigade took part in the following actions:[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Joslen 1990, p. 234
  2. ^ 4 Infantry Brigade at Orders of Battle.com

Bibliography[edit]

  • Joslen, Lt-Col H.F. (1990) [1st. Pub. HMSO:1960]. Orders of Battle, Second World War, 1939–1945. London: London Stamp Exchange. ISBN 0-948130-03-2. 

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