72nd Indian Infantry Brigade

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72nd Indian Infantry Brigade
Active 1943–1944
Country British Raj British India
Allegiance  British Empire
Branch  British Indian Army
Type Infantry
Size Brigade
Part of 36th Indian Infantry Division
Engagements World War II
* Burma Campaign
A.R. Aslett

The 72nd Indian Infantry Brigade was an infantry brigade, of both the British and Indian Armies, formed in the United Kingdom in January 1941 during the Second World War. On 1 June 1943 it was re-designated as the British 72nd Infantry Brigade.

On 28 April 1943 a new 72nd Infantry Brigade was formed in India by the re-designation of the 72nd Indian Infantry Brigade, which had been formed a few weeks earlier in March 1943 as an infantry formation of the Indian Army during World War II. It was assigned to the 36th Indian Infantry Division, which became a British division on 1 September 1944.[1][2]

Composition in United Kingdom 1941-1943[edit]

Composition with 36th Infantry Division, India, 1943-[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Joslen
  2. ^ "72 Indian Brigade". Order of Battle. Retrieved 2009-10-23. 
  3. ^ "72 Indian Brigade Units". Order of Battle. Retrieved 2009-10-23. 
  4. ^ Joslen


  • Joslen, HF, Orders of Battle Volume 1 United Kingdom and Colonial Formations and Units in the Second World War 1939 - 1945, London, HMSO 1960
  • Foster, Geoffry, 36th Division - North Burma - 1944-45, England 1946