24th Division (United Kingdom)

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24th Division
British 24th Division Insignia.png
Active September 1914 – 1919
Country  United Kingdom
Branch  British Army
Type Infantry
Engagements

World War I

Battle of the Somme
Third Battle of Ypres

The 24th Division was a New Army infantry division of the British Army raised in 1914 in the First World War that was sent to France between August and September 1915. It served on the Western Front for the duration of the First World War. From its arrival in France to May 1917, it was commanded by Major-General John Capper.

Unit History[edit]

Formation[edit]

War Memorial of the 24th Division, Battersea Park, by Eric Kennington
71st Brigade (until 11 October 1915)

The brigade moved to the 6th Division in October 1915, swapping with the 17th brigade.

72nd Brigade
73rd Brigade
17th Brigade (from 11 October 1915)
  • 1st Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)
  • 1st Battalion, Prince of Wales's (North Staffordshire Regiment) (to 72nd Brigade in October 1915)
  • 2nd Battalion, Prince of Wales's Leinster Regiment (Royal Canadians) (to 73rd Brigade in October 1915)
  • 3rd Battalion, Rifle Brigade (Prince Consort's Own)
  • 12th (Service) Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment) (from 73rd Brigade in October 1915, disbanded February 1918)
  • 8th (Service) Battalion, Buffs (East Kent Regiment) (from 72nd Brigade in October 1915, disbanded February 1918)
  • 8th (Service) Battalion, Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment) (from 72nd Brigade in February 1918)
  • 1/2nd (City of London) Battalion, London Regiment (left in February 1916)

The brigade joined the division from the 6th Division in October 1915, swapping with the 71st Brigade.

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