62nd (2nd West Riding) Division

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62nd (2nd West Riding) Division
Active 1914–1919
Country  United Kingdom
Branch  British Army
Type Infantry
Engagements

World War I

Battle of Arras (1917)
Battle of Cambrai (1917)
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 (2/1st West Riding) Brigade
186th (2/2nd West Riding) Brigade
  • 2/4th Battalion, Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment) (joined March 1915)
  • 2/5th Battalion, Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment) (joined March 1915, left January 1918)
  • 2/6th Battalion, Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment) (joined March 1915, disbanded January 1918)
  • 2/7th Battalion, Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment) (joined March 1915, left as a cadre June 1918)
  • 5th Battalion, Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment) (joined January 1918)
  • 2/4th Battalion, Hampshire Regiment (joined June 1918)
187th (2/3rd West Riding) Brigade

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