Essex County Division

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Essex County Division
Essex County Division -vector.svg
Division insignia of the Essex County Division[1]
Active18 February – 7 October 1941
CountryUnited Kingdom
BranchBritish Army
TypeStatic Division

The Essex County Division was a formation of the British Army formed in World War II on 18 February 1941 by the redesignation of the West Sussex County Division. It lasted until 7 October when it was disbanded. It had one commanding officer, Major General J. H. T. Priestman, It was under the command of XI Corps from formation to 22 July and then under GHQ Home Forces.


Organization of the Division in June 1941:[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Cole p58
  2. ^ "Essex County Division". Retrieved 20 January 2019.


  • Cole, Howard (1973). Formation Badges of World War 2 Britain, Commonwealth and Empire. London: Arms and Armour Press.
  • Joslen, Lt-Col H.F. (1990) [1st. Pub. HMSO:1960]. Orders of Battle, Second World War, 1939–1945. London: London Stamp Exchange. ISBN 0-948130-03-2.