Italian 1st Eritrean Division

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The First Eritrean Division or I Division Indigeni (Native) was organized for service in the Second Italo-Abyssinian War in 1935. It was formed from the Eritrean askari of the Battalion indigeni (Native Battalions) who provided the regular colonial forces of Italian Eritrea.

Order of battle[edit]

1st Native Division - Gen. Salvatore di Pietro

  • 1st Mixed Brigade - Brig. Gen. Gallina
    • 1st Native Battalion Group
      • I "Turitto" Native Battalion
      • VI "Cossu" Native Battalion
      • XVI "Adi Caieh" Native Battalion
    • 5th Native Battalion Group
      • VII "Prestinari" Native Battalion
      • XV "Billia" Native Battalion
    • 1st Mountain Artillery Battalion (65L17)
  • 3rd Mixed Brigade - Brig. Gen. Cubeddu
    • 2nd Native Battalion Group
      • III "Galliano" Native Battalion
      • XI Native Battalion
    • VI Native Battalion Group
      • II "Hidalgo" Native Battalion
      • XIII "Roma" Native Battalion
      • XXIV Native Battalion
    • 3rd Mountain Artillery Battalion (65L17)