9th Infantry Brigade (United Kingdom)

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9th Infantry Brigade
Active 1914-1918
Country  United Kingdom
Branch  British Army
Type Infantry
Role Infantry brigade
Size Brigade
Part of 3rd Infantry Division
Engagements First World War
Second World War
Bernard Montgomery
Brian Horrocks

The 9th Infantry Brigade was a Regular Army infantry brigade of the British Army that saw active service during both the First and Second World Wars.


First World War[edit]

During the First World War, 9th Brigade's composition was as follows:[1]

The brigade served with the 3rd Division throughout the war, except for a brief a period in early 1915 when it exchanged places with the 85th Brigade of 28th Division.

Second World War[edit]

Infantry waiting to get off Queen White Beach, Sword

The 9th Infantry Brigade together with 7th Infantry Brigade and 8th Infantry Brigade formed the 3rd Infantry Division. At the outbreak of the Second World War, the division was commanded by Major-General Bernard Montgomery. With the 3rd Division the brigade was sent to France in October 1939, shortly after the outbreak of war, as part of the British Expeditionary Force, which evacuated from Dunkirk. After the evacuation, the Brigade spent four years training in the UK, in preparation for an eventual assault landing in Europe. The 3rd Infantry Division was the first British division to land at Sword on D-Day and fought through the Battle of Normandy, the Netherlands and later the invasion of Germany. During the often intense fighting from Sword to Bremen, the Division suffered 2,586 killed.[2]

The brigade comprised:[3]


  1. ^ Baker, Chris. "The 3rd Division in 1914-1918". The Long, Long Trail. Retrieved 10 July 2014. 
  2. ^ Delaforce, Patrick (1995). Monty's Iron Sides. Stroud, Gloucestershire: Allan Sutton Publishing. p. 206. ISBN 0-7509-0781-9. 
  3. ^ Joslen, p. 247


  • Joslen, Lt-Col H.F. (2003) [1960]. Orders of Battle: Second World War, 1939–1945. Uckfield: Naval and Military Press. ISBN 978-1-84342-474-1.