62nd (2nd West Riding) Division

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62nd (2nd West Riding) Division
Active World War I
1914–1919
Country United Kingdom
Branch Territorial Force
Type Infantry
Engagements Battle of Arras (1917)
Battle of Cambrai
Operation Michael (Somme, 1918)
Second Battle of the Marne
Second Battle of the Somme (1918)
Commanders
Notable
commanders
Walter Braithwaite

The British 62nd (2nd West Riding) Division was a Territorial Force division during World War I.

History[edit]

During the First World War the division fought on the Western Front at Bullecourt in the Battle of Arras and Havrincourt in the Battle of Cambrai. During Operation Michael, in 1918, they were in the line near Arras and in the Second Battle of the Marne, in the Ardre Valley. At the opening of Second Battle of the Somme (1918), they fought the Battle of Havrincourt and continued across the Saint Quentin Canal at Marcoing, before beginning the fighting advance to Maubeuge on the Sambre.

Component units[edit]

185th Brigade (2/1st West Riding)
  • 1/5th Bn, The Devonshire Regiment (joined June 1918)
  • 1/8th Bn, The West Yorkshire Regiment (joined January 1918)
  • 2/5th Bn, The West Yorkshires (joined March 1915, left August 1918)
  • 2/6th Bn, The West Yorkshires (joined March 1915, left January 1918)
  • 2/7th Bn, The West Yorkshires (joined March 1915, left June1918)
  • 2/8th Bn, The West Yorkshires (joined March 1915, left February1918)
  • 2/20th (County of London) Bn, The London Regiment (joined August 1918)
186th Brigade (2/2nd West Riding)
  • 5th Bn, The Duke of Wellington's Regiment (joined January 1918)
  • 2/4th Bn, The Duke of Wellington's (joined March 1915)
  • 2/5th Bn, The Duke of Wellington's (joined March 1915, left January 1918)
  • 2/6th Bn, The Duke of Wellington's (joined March 1915, disbanded January 1918)
  • 2/7th Bn, The Duke of Wellington's (joined March 1915, left as a cadre June 1918)
  • 2/4th Bn, The Hampshire Regiment (joined June 1918)
187th Brigade (2/3rd West Riding)
  • 5th Bn, The KOYLI (joined February 1918)
  • 2/4th Bn, The KOYLI (joined March 1915)
  • 2/5th Bn, The KOYLI (joined March 1915, absorbed February 1918)
  • 2/4th (Hallamshire) Bn, The York and Lancaster Regiment (joined March 1915)
  • 2/5th Bn, The York and Lancaster (joined March 1915, disbanded February 1918)

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