26th Division (United Kingdom)
Formation sign of the 26th Division, a strip of blue cloth on the shoulder strap.
|Active||September 1914 – 10 May 1919|
|Engagements||World War I|
The 26th Division was an infantry division of the British Army during World War I. The division was created in September 1914 from men volunteering for Lord Kitchener's New Armies and was the last division to be raised under the K3 elistment scheme. Although the 26th Division began to assemble in September 1914, it was not fully deployed on the Western Front until the following year. In November 1915, the division was redeployed to the Macedonian Front, where it remained until the end of the war.
The 26th Division took part in the following operations:
- 10–18 August 1916: the Battle of Horseshoe Hill
- 24–25 April and 8–9 May 1917: the Battles of Doiran
- 18–19 September 1918: the Third Battle of Doiran
- 22–30 September 1918: the Pursuit to the Strumica Valley.
Demobilization began in February 1919, and the division was formally disbanded on 10 May 1919.
- Chappell pp. 15-16
- Chappell, Mike (1986). British Battle Insignia (1). 1914-18. Oxford: Osprey Publishing. ISBN 9780850457278.
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