6th Division

A Regular Division stationed in Ireland prior to the outbreak of the war. Arrived in France in September 1914. Served in France and Flanders until the Armistice.

Battles and Engagements
France and Flanders

Battle of Armentieres. 13 Oct-2 Nov 1914, including the capture of Metern.

 

 

Actions of Hooge. 19 Jul. 30 Jul. 9 Aug 1915.

 

Battle of Flers-Courcelette. 15-22 Sep 1916, including the capture of Martinpuich.
Battle of Morval. 25-28 Sep 1916, including the capture of Combles, Lesboeufs and Gueudecourt.
Battle of Le Transloy. 1-18 Oct 1916, including the capture of Eaucourt l'Abbaye, Le Sars and the attacks on Butte de Warlencourt.

 

 

Battle of Hill 70. 15-25 Aug 1917.
The tank attack. (Battle of Cambrai) 20-21 Nov 1917.
Capture of Bourlon Wood. 23-28 Nov 1917.
German counter attacks. (Battle of Cambrai) 30 Nov-3 Dec 1917.

 

Battle of St. Quentin. 21-23 Mar 1918.
Battle of Bailleul. 13-15 Apr 1918, including the defence of Neuve Eglise.
First Battle of Kemmel. 17-19 Apr 1918.
Second Battle of Kemmel. 25-26 Apr 1918.
Battle of the Scherpenberg. 29 Apr 1918.
Advance in Flanders. 18 Aug-6 Sep 1918.
Battle of Epehy. 18 Sep 1918.
Battle of the St. Quentin Canal. 29 Sep-2 Oct 1918, including the passage at Bellenglise and the capture of the Bellicourt tunnel defences.
Battle of Beaurevoir. 3-5 Oct 1918.
Battle of Cambrai. 8-9 Oct 1918, including the capture of Villers Outreaux and Cambrai.
The pursuit to the Selle. 9-12 Oct 1918.
Battle of the Selle. 17-25 Oct 1918.

 

   

 

Mounted Units

 

C Sqn 19th Hussars. 04 Aug 1914 - 14 Apr 1915. to the 9th Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division.

 

   

 

Infantry Units

 

16th Brigade.

1st Bn Buffs. 04 Aug 1914 - 11 Nov 1918.
8th Bn Bedfordshire Regt. 17 Nov 1915 - 16 Feb 1918. Disbanded.
1st Bn Leicestershire Regt. 04 Aug 1914 - 17 Nov 1915. To the 71st Brigade.
1/5th Bn Loyal North Lancashire Regt. 15 Feb 1915 - 11 Jun 1915. To the 50th Division.
1st Bn King’s Shropshire Light Infantry. 04 Aug 1914 - 11 Nov 1918.
2nd Bn York and Lancaster Regt. 04 Aug 1914 - 11 Nov 1918.

 

 

17th Brigade. (Exchanged with the 71st Brigade, 24th Division on 14 Oct 1915).

1st Bn Royal Fusiliers. 04 Aug 1914 - 14 Oct 1915. To the 24th Division.
1st Bn North Staffordshire Regt. 04 Aug 1914 - 14 Oct 1915. To the 24th Division.
2nd Bn Leinster Regt. 04 Aug 1914 - 14 Oct 1915. To the 24th Division.
3rd Bn Rifle Brigade. 04 Aug 1914 - 14 Oct 1915. To the 24th Division.
1/2nd Bn London Regt. 21 Feb 1915 - 14 Oct 1915. To the 24th Division.

 

18th Brigade.

1st Bn West Yorkshire Regt. 04 Aug 1914 - 11 Nov 1918.
1st Bn East Yorkshire Regt. 04 Aug 1914 - 26 Nov 1915. To the 21st Division.
11th Bn Essex Regt. 27 Oct 1915 - 11 Nov 1918.
2nd Bn Sherwood Foresters. 04 Aug 1914 - 27 Oct 1915. To the 71st Brigade.
2nd Bn Durham Light Infantry. 04 Aug 1914 - 11 Nov 1918.
14th Bn Durham Light Infantry. 28 Nov 1915 - 01 Feb 1918. Disbanded.
1/16th Bn London Regt. 12 Nov 1914 - 09 Feb 1916. To the 56th Division.

 

 

19th Brigade. (Served with the Division 12 Oct 1914 - 31 May 1915 when it transferred to the 27th Division).

2nd Bn Royal Welsh Fusiliers. 12 Oct 1914 - 31 May 1915. To the 27th Division.
1st Bn Cameronians. 12 Oct 1914 - 31 May 1915. To the 27th Division.
1/5th Bn Cameronians. 19 Nov 1914 - 31 May 1915. To the 27th Division.
1st Bn Middlesex Regt. 12 Oct 1914 - 31 May 1915. To the 27th Division.
2nd Bn Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. 12 Oct 1914 - 31 May 1915. To the 27th Division.

 

71st Brigade.

9th Bn Norfolk Regt. 11 Oct 1915 - 11 Nov 1918.
9th Bn Suffolk Regt. 11 Oct 1915 - 16 Feb 1918. Disbanded.
8th Bn Bedfordshire Regt. 11 Oct 1915 - 17 Nov 1915. To the 16th Brigade.
1st Bn Leicestershire Regt. 17 Nov 1915 - 11 Nov 1918.
11th Bn Essex Regt. 11 Oct 1915 - 27 Oct 1915. To the 18th Brigade.
2nd Bn Sherwood Foresters. 27 Oct 1915 - 11 Nov 1918.

 

 

Pioneers.

11th Bn Leicestershire Regt. 01 Apr 1916 - 11 Nov 1918.

 

 

Artillery Units
Royal Field Artillery

II Brigade.

21st Bty. 04 Aug 1914 - 11 Nov 1918.
42nd Bty. 04 Aug 1914 - 11 Nov 1918.
53rd Bty. 04 Aug 1914 - 11 Nov 1918.
87th (Howitzer) Bty. 12 May 1916 - 11 Nov 1918.

 

 

XXIV Brigade.

43rd (Howitzer) Bty. 12 May 1916 - 11 Nov 1918.
110th Bty. 04 Aug 1914 - 11 Nov 1918.
111th Bty. 04 Aug 1914 - 11 Nov 1918.
112th Bty. 04 Aug 1914 - 11 Nov 1918.

 

XXXVIII Brigade. (Became an Army Field Artillery Brigade 14 Jan 1917).

24th Bty. 04 Aug 1914 - 14 Jan 1917. To the Army Field Artillery.
34th Bty. 04 Aug 1914 - 15 Feb 1916. to the 5th London Brigade, 47th Division.
72nd Bty. 04 Aug 1914 - 14 Jan 1917. To the Army Field Artillery.
508th (Howitzer) Bty. 08 Dec 1916 - ??. Became C Bty.
C Bty. ?? - 14 Jan 1917. Broken up, one section to the 43rd (Howitzer) Bty, XXIV Brigade and one section going to the 87th (Howitzer) Bty, II Brigade.
D (Howitzer) Bty. 12 May 1916 - 14 Jan 1917. To the Army Field Artillery.

 

 

XII (Howitzer) Brigade. (Broken up 12 May 1916).

43rd (Howitzer) Bty. 04 Aug 1914 - 12 May 1916. To the XXIV Brigade.
86th (Howitzer) Bty. 04 Aug 1914 - 18 May 1915. To the 4th Division.
87th (Howitzer) Bty. 04 Aug 1914 - 12 May 1916. To the II Brigade.
When the Brigade was broken up one section from each battery went to form D Bty, XXXVIII Brigade.

 

Royal Garrison Artillery

24th Heavy Bty. 04 Aug 1914 - 17 Apr 1915. To the IV Brigade RGA, No 1 Group Heavy Artillery Reserve.

 

   

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