76th Infantry Division (United Kingdom)

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76th Infantry Division
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Formation sign of the 76th Infantry Division[1]
Active 18 November 1941 - 1 September 1944[2]
Country United Kingdom
Branch British Army
Type Infantry
Role Home defence, training, and deception.

The 76th Infantry Division was a Second World War British Army unit created for service during that war.

History[edit]

It was converted from the Norfolk County Division on 18 November 1941. It then became a reserve division and was finally disbanded on 1 September 1944. This division remained in Great Britain throughout its service.

General officer Commanding[edit]

Commanders included:

Appointed General Officer Commanding
18 November 1941 Major-General W. M. Ozanne[2]
21 December 1943 Major-General Colin Callander[2]
13 March 1944 Major-General John Edward Utterson-Kelso[2]

Order of Battle[edit]

Notes[edit]

Footnotes
Citations
  1. ^ Cole p48
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t Joslen 2003, p. 99.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Joslen 2003, p. 376.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n Joslen 2003, p. 383.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h Joslen 2003, p. 385.
  6. ^ Joslen 2003, pp. 99, 608.

References[edit]

  • Cole H (1973) Formation Badges of World War 2. Britain, Commonwealth and Empire. Arms and Anchor Press SBN 85368 078 7
  • Joslen, Lt-Col H.F. (2003) [1st. pub. HMSO:1960]. Orders of Battle: Second World War, 1939–1945. Uckfield: Naval and Military Press. ISBN 9781843424741. OCLC 65152579.