29th Division

Formed at Nuneaton, Rugby, Banbury and Stratford between January and March 1915 from the Regular Battalions returning from overseas garrisons. Landed at Gallipoli in April 1915. Served at Gallipoli until January 1916. Arrived in France in March 1916. Served in France and Flanders until the Armistice.

Battles and Engagements
Gallipoli

The landing at Cape Helles. 25-26 Apr 1915.
Capture of Sedd el Bahr. 26 Apr 1915.
First Battle of Krithia. 28 Apr 1915.
Eski Hissarlik. 1-2 May 1915.
Second Battle of Krithia. 6-8 May 1915.
Third Battle of Krithia. 4 Jun 1915.
Gully Ravine. 28 Jun-2 Jul 1915.
Krithia Vineyard. 6-13 Aug 1915.
Battle of Scimitar Hill. 21 Aug 1915.
Evacuation of Suvla. 19-20 Dec 1915.

 

 

Evacuation of Helles. 7-8 Jan 1916.

 

France and Flanders

Battle of Albert. 1-13 Jul 1916, including the capture of Montauban, Mametz, Fricourt, Contalmaison and La Boisselle.
Battle of Le Transloy. 1-18 Oct 1916, including the capture of Eaucourt l’Abbaye, Le Sars and the attacks on Butte de Warlencourt.

 

 

First Battle of the Scarpe. 9-14 Apr 1917, including the capture Monchy le Preux and the Wancourt Ridge.
Second Battle of the Scarpe. 23-24 Apr 1917, including the capture of Guemappe and Gavrelle.
Battle of Langemarck. 16-18 Aug 1917.
Battle of the Menin Road. 20-25 Sep 1917.
Battle of Polygon Wood. 26 Sep-3 Oct 1917.
Battle of Broodside. 4 Oct 1917.
Battle of Poelcappelle. 9 Oct 1917.
The tank attack. 20-21 Nov 1917.
Capture of Bourlon Wood. 23-28 Nov 1917.
German counter attacks. 30 Nov-3 Dec 1917.

 

Battle of Estaires. 9-11 Apr 1918, including the first defence of Givenchy.
Battle of Messines. 10-11 Apr 1918.
Battle of Hazebrouck. 12-15 Apr 1918, including the defence of the Hinges Ridge and the Nieppe Forest.
Battle of Bailleul. 13-15 Apr 1918, including the defence of Neuve Eglise.
First Battle of Kemmel. 17-19 Apr 1918.
Advance in Flanders. 18 Aug-6 Sep 1918.
Actions of Outtersteene Ridge. 18 Aug 1918.
Battle of Ypres. 28 Sep-2 Oct 1918.
Battle of Courtrai. 14-19 Oct 1918.

 

   

 

Infantry Units

 

86th Brigade.

2nd Bn Royal Fusiliers. Jan 1915 - 11 Nov 1918.
1st Bn Lancashire Fusiliers. Jan 1915 - 11 Nov 1918.
16th Bn Middlesex Regt. 25 Apr 1916 - 11 Feb 1918. Disbanded.
1st Bn Royal Munster Fusiliers. 10 Jan 1915 - 25 Apr 1916. To the L of C Troops. (Formed a composite Bn with the 1st Bn Royal Dublin Fusiliers in the 87th Brigade from 30 Apr 1915 until 19 May 1915).
1st Bn Royal Dublin Fusiliers. Jan 1915 - 19 Oct 1917. To the 16th Division. (Formed a composite Bn with the 1st Bn Royal Munster Fusiliers in the 87th Brigade).
1st Bn Royal Dublin Fusiliers. 26 Apr 1918 - 11 Nov 1918.
2/3rd Bn London Regt. 24 Sep 1915 - Jan 1916. To the 53rd Division.
1st Bn Royal Guernsey Light Infantry. 02 Oct 1917 - 27 Apr 1918. To the GHQ Troops.

 

 

87th Brigade.

2nd Bn South Wales Borderers. Jan 1915 - 11 Nov 1918.
1st Bn King’s Own Scottish Borderers. Jan 1915 - 11 Nov 1918.
1st Bn Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Jan 1915 - 05 Feb 1918. To the 36th Division.
1st Bn Border Regt. Jan 1915 - 11 Nov 1918.
Composite Bn. 30 Apr 1915 - 19 May 1915. Split back into its original Battalions. (Formed from the 1st Bn Royal Dublin Fusiliers and the 1st Bn Royal Munster Fusiliers and nicknamed the Dubsters).

 

88th Brigade.

1/5th Bn Royal Scots. 11 Mar 1915 - 24 Apr 1916. To the L of C Troops.
4th Bn Worcestershire Regt. 02 Feb 1915 - 11 Nov 1918.
2nd Bn Hampshire Regt. Feb 1915 - 11 Nov 1918.
1st Bn Essex Regt. Jan 1915 - 04 Feb 1918. To the 37th Division.
2nd Bn Leinster Regt. 23 Apr 1918 - 11 Nov 1918.
2/1st Bn London Regt. 25 Sep 1915 - Jan 1916. To the 53rd Division.
1st Bn Newfoundland Regt. 19 Sep 1915 - 29 Apr 1918. To the GHQ Troops.

 

 

Pioneers.

1/2nd Bn Monmouthshire Regt. 01 May 1916 - 11 Nov 1918.

 

 

Artillery Units

Royal Field Artillery

A Royal Horse Artillery Brigade served with this Division, I have included it under the Royal Field Artillery as that is the role it carried out it would have been re-equipped with 18 Pdr guns at some time.

XV Brigade RHA. (Formed Jan 1915).

B Bty RHA. Jan 1915 - 11 Nov 1918.
L Bty RHA. Jan 1915 - 11 Nov 1918.
Y Bty RHA. Jan 1915 - 27 Nov 1916. To the 1st Cavalry Division.
1st Warwickshire Bty RHA. 27 Nov 1916 - 11 Nov 1918.
369th Bty. 31 Mar 1916 - 20 May 1916. To the CXXXII Brigade.
460th (Howitzer) Bty. 12 Sep 1916 - 11 Nov 1918.

 

 

XVII Brigade.

10th Bty. Jan 1915 - Jan 1915. to the CXLVII Brigade.
13th Bty. Jan 1915 - 11 Nov 1918.
26th Bty. Jan 1915 - 11 Nov 1918.
92nd Bty. Jan 1915 - 11 Nov 1918.
370th Bty. 31 Mar 1916 - 20 May 1916. To the CXXXII Brigade.
D (Howitzer) Bty. (From CXLVII Bde). Jan 1917 - 11 Nov 1918.
D (Howitzer) Bty. (Former 460th (H) Bty). 20 May 1916 - 12 Sep 1916. To the XV Bde RHA where it reverted back to 460th (H) Bty.
D (Howitzer) Bty. (From CXXXII Bde). 12 Sep 1916 - 19 Jan 1917. Broken up and divided between the 460th (Howitzer) Bty, XV Brigade RHA and D (Howitzer) Bty, CXLVII Brigade.

 

CXLVII Brigade. (Formed 01 Jan 1915). Became an Army Field Artillery Brigade on 31 Jan 1917.

10th Bty. Jan 1915 - 31 Jan 1917. To the Army Field Artillery. Part of the Bty was used to form the 368th Bty.
97th Bty. Jan 1915 - 31 Jan 1917. To the Army Field Artillery. Part of the Bty was used to form the 368th Bty.
368th Bty. Jan 1915 - 31 Jan 1917. To the Army Field Artillery.
371st Bty. 31 Mar 1916 - 20 May 1916. To the CXXXII Brigade.
D (Howitzer) Bty. 21 May 1916 - 31 Jan 1917. To the Army Field Artillery.

 

 

LVII (Howitzer) Brigade. (Part of this Brigade joined 02 Mar 1916). Renumbered to CXXXII (Howitzer) Bde Mar 1916. The Bde originally from the 10th Division. Only two of the the Btys joined from the 10th Div and the Bde was reformed in the 10th Div with the remaining Btys.

460th (Howitzer) Bty. 03 Mar 1916 - 08 Mar 1916. Became A (Howitzer) Bty, CXXXII Brigade.
A (Howitzer) Bty. 02 Mar 1916 - 08 Mar 1916. Became B (Howitzer) Bty, CXXXII Brigade.
D (Howitzer) Bty. 02 Mar 1916 - 08 Mar 1916. Became C (Howitzer) Bty, CXXXII Brigade.

 

CXXXII (Howitzer) Brigade. Reorganized as a standard Bde on 20 May 1916 and dropped the (Howitzer) designation. Broken up 12 Sep 1916.

Before Reorganization.

A (Howitzer) Bty. 08 Mar 1916 - 20 May 1916. To the XVII Brigade where it became D (Howitzer) Bty.
B (Howitzer) Bty. 08 Mar 1916 - 20 May 1916. To the CXLVII Brigade where it became D (Howitzer) Bty.
C (Howitzer) Bty. 08 Mar 1916 - 20 May 1916. Became D (Howitzer) Bty.

After reorganization.

369th Bty. 20 May 1916 - 12 Sep 1916. Broken up and divided between the Btys of the XV Brigade RHA and XVII Brigade.
370th Bty. 20 May 1916 - 12 Sep 1916. Broken up and divided between the Btys of the XV Brigade RHA and XVII Brigade.
371st Bty. 20 May 1916 - 12 Sep 1916. Broken up and divided between the Btys of the XV Brigade RHA and XVII Brigade.
D (Howitzer) Bty. 20 May - 12 Sep 1916. to the XVII Brigade.

 

   
Royal Garrison Artillery

4th (Highland) Mountain Brigade.

Argyllshire Mountain Bty. 10 Mar 1915 - 29 Jul 1915. To the 11th Division.
Ross and Cromarty Mountain Bty. 10 Mar 1915 - 29 Jul 1915. To the 11th Division.

 

   
Attached Units

1st New South Wales Brigade. (Attached to the Division 04 May 1915 - 19 Aug 1915).

1st Australian Bty. 04 May 1915 - 19 Aug 1915. To the Corps Troops.
2nd Australian Bty. 04 May 1915 - 19 Aug 1915. To the Corps Troops.
3rd Australian Bty. 04 May 1915 - 19 Aug 1915. To the Corps Troops.

 

 

Unbrigaded

6th Australian Bty. 04 May 1915 - 17 Aug 1915. To Anzac.
3rd New Zealand Bty. 04 May 1915 - 17 Aug 1915. To Anzac.

5th Lancashire Bty. 14 May 1915 - 19 Aug 1915. To the corps Troops.
6th Lancashire Bty. 06 Jul 1915 - 19 Aug 1915. To the Corps Troops.

43rd Siege Bty. 14 Sep 1915 - 05 Mar 1916. To Macedonia.

 

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