2nd Indian Infantry Brigade

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For the First World War formation, see 2nd Indian Brigade.
2nd Indian Infantry Brigade
16th Indian Infantry Brigade
116th Indian Infantry Brigade
Active 1939–1945
Country British Raj British India
Allegiance  British Empire
Branch British Raj Red Ensign.svg British Indian Army
Type Infantry
Size Brigade

The 2nd Indian Infantry Brigade was an infantry brigade formation of the Indian Army during World War II. It was formed in Rawalpindi in September 1939. In October 1940, it was renamed 16th (Independent) Indian Infantry Brigade in November 1941, and left India for Burma. The brigade was caught in the Battle of Sittang Bridge where it suffered heavy losses. Instead of being reformed in September 1942, it was renamed yet again, this time to 116th Indian Infantry Brigade. Attached to the 39th Indian Infantry Division it now provided specialised jungle conversion training. An infantry battalion would spend from four to six months with the brigade, before being sent to the front to replace a tired battalion in one of the fighting divisions.[1]

Formation[edit]

2nd Indian Infantry Brigade[edit]

16th Indian Infantry Brigade[edit]

  • 1st Battalion, 9th Jat Regiment October 1940 to March 1941
  • 2nd Battalion, 1st Gurkha Rifles October 1940 to April 1941
  • 4th Battalion, 12th Frontier Force Regiment October 1940 to March 1941
  • 4th Battalion, 1st Gurkha Rifles July 1941 to October 1941
  • 1st Battalion, 9th Jat Regiment October 1941 to July 1942
  • 1st Battalion, 7th Gurkha Rifles October 1941 to December 1941
  • 4th Battalion, 12th Frontier Force Regiment October 1941 to January 1942
  • 7th Battalion, Burma Rifles December 1941 to January 1942
  • 4th Battalion, Burma Rifles January 1942
  • 1st Battalion, 7th Gurkha Rifles January to February 1942
  • 2nd Battalion, Burma Rifles February 1942
  • 2nd Battalion, King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry February 1942
  • 4th Battalion, 12th Frontier Force Regiment February to September 1942
  • 4th Battalion, Burma Rifles February to March 1942
  • 3rd Battalion, Burma Rifles February to March 1942
  • 8th Battalion, Burma Rifles February to March 1942
  • 2nd Battalion, Duke of Wellington's Regiment February to May 1942
  • 7th Battalion, 10th Baluch Regiment February to May 1942
  • 7th Battalion, 9th Jat Regiment July to September 1942 [3]

116th Indian Infantry Brigade[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "16 Brigade". Order of Battle. Retrieved 2009-10-19. 
  2. ^ "2 Infantry Brigade Subordanates". Order of Battle. Retrieved 2009-10-19. 
  3. ^ "16 Infantry Brigade Subordanates". Order of Battle. Retrieved 2009-10-19. 
  4. ^ "116 Infantry Brigade Subordanates". Order of Battle. Retrieved 2009-10-19.