6th Indian Infantry Brigade

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6th (Lucknow) Infantry Brigade
6th Indian Infantry Brigade
Active pre-World War II – 22 December 1941
Country  British India
Allegiance  British Empire
Branch  British Indian Army
Type Infantry
Size Brigade
Part of 11th Indian Infantry Division
Peacetime HQ Lucknow

World War II

Malayan Campaign
Battle of Gurun

The 6th Indian Infantry Brigade was an infantry brigade formation of the Indian Army during World War II. The brigade was a pre-war formation designated 6th (Lucknow) Infantry Brigade in India in September 1939.[1] In November 1940, the brigade arrived in Singapore and come under the command of the 11th Indian Infantry Division. On the 22 December 1941, the brigade was absorbed into the 15th Indian Infantry Brigade after being almost destroyed at the Battle of Gurun on 15 December 1941 soon after the Battle of Jitra. What remained of the brigade surrendered to the Japanese on 15 February 1942, after the Battle of Singapore.[2]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ Kempton 2003b, p. 14
  2. ^ "6 Indian Brigade". Order of Battle. Retrieved 2009-10-23. 
  3. ^ "6 Indian Brigade Units". Order of Battle. Retrieved 2009-10-23. 


  • Kempton, Chris (2003b). 'Loyalty & Honour', The Indian Army September 1939 – August 1947. Part II Brigades. Milton Keynes: The Military Press. ISBN 0-85420-238-2.