10th Infantry Brigade (United Kingdom)

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10th Brigade
10th Infantry Brigade
Active 1914-1918
1938-1945
1956-1958
Country  United Kingdom
Branch  British Army
Type Infantry
Size Brigade
Part of 4th Infantry Division
Garrison/HQ Essex Barracks, Hildesheim
Engagements World War I
World War II

The 10th Infantry Brigade was a Regular Army infantry brigade of the British Army. During the First and Second World Wars this brigade was part of the 4th Division throughout both world wars.

History[edit]

First World War[edit]

With the 4th Division, the 10th brigade served with the British Expeditionary Force on the Western Front and was one of the first British units to be sent overseas upon the declaration of war. The brigade fought in the Battle of Mons and the subsequent retreat from Mons and many other battles such as that as First Ypres, the Somme and Third Ypres.[1]

Order of battle[edit]

The order of battle was as follows:[1]

Second World War[edit]

The 10th Infantry Brigade again saw active service as part of the British Expeditionary Force that was sent to France after the outbreak of war in 1939. The brigade and division were evacuated at Dunkirk after fierce fighting in the battles of France and Belgium. After being based in the United Kingdom, the brigade spent many years on home defence and training duties, anticipating a German invasion which never arrived. The brigade was later sent to Algeria and Tunisia in 1943. After this the brigade fought in Italy where it saw extremely hard fighting at Monte Cassino through most of 1944, before being shipped off to Greece to help calm the Civil War as part of Lieutenant-General Ronald Scobie's III Corps, where it ended the war.[2]

Order of battle[edit]

Subordinate units included:[3]

Commanders during World War II[edit]

Commanders included:[4]

Post-World War II[edit]

Following the reactivation of the 4th Infantry Division on 1 April 1956, from the 11th Armoured Division, the 10th Brigade again became part of the division (along with the 11th and 12th brigades).[5] The brigade headquarters was based at Essex Barracks in Hildesheim until it was disbanded in April 1958.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "The 4th Division in 1914-1918". The Long, Long Trail. Retrieved 22 August 2015. 
  2. ^ "Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment". The Wartime Memories Project. Retrieved 22 August 2015. 
  3. ^ "Subordinates". Orders of Battle. Retrieved 22 August 2015. 
  4. ^ "Appointments". Orders of Battle. Retrieved 22 August 2015. 
  5. ^ "British Army of the Rhine". BAOR Locations. Retrieved 22 August 2015. 
  6. ^ "History of BAOR and BFG". Archived from the original on July 3, 2010. Retrieved 22 August 2015. 

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