62nd (2nd West Riding) Division

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

The 62nd (2nd West Riding) Division was an infantry division of the British Army that saw active service on the Western Front during the First World War.


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
187th (2/3rd West Riding) Brigade

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