71st Division

The Division was formed in Hampshire and Surrey in November 1916. The Infantry was provided by the breaking up of the 6th Provisional Brigade and three Battalions from the 190th Brigade, 63rd Division. The Division remained in Great Britain on Home Defence Duties. The break up of the Division started in January 1918, and all the units had been transferred, drafted or disbanded by April 1918.

Infantry Units

 

212th Brigade.

61st Provisional Bn. 28 Nov 1916 - 01 Jan 1917. Became the 11th Bn Norfolk Regt.
11th Bn Norfolk Regt. 01 Jan 1917 - 29 Oct 1917. Left the Division and was disbanded on 20 Dec 1917.
249th Graduated Bn. Jul 1917 - 27 Oct 1917. Became the 51st Graduated Bn Bedfordshire Regt.
51st Graduated Bn Bedfordshire Regt. 27 Oct 1917 - 19 Feb 1918. To the 64th Division.
52nd Graduated Bn Royal Sussex Regt. Nov 1917 - 18 Feb 1918. To the 64th Division.
250th Graduated Bn. Jul 1917 - 27 Oct 1917. Became the 52nd Graduated Bn Middlesex Regt.
52nd Graduated Bn Middlesex Regt. 27 Oct 1917 - 26 Feb 1918. To the 64th Division.
100th Provisional Bn. 24 Nov 1916 - 10 Jan 1917. Became the 29th Bn London Regt.
29th Bn London Regt. 01 Jan 1917 - Sep 1917. To the 226th Brigade.
101st Provisional Bn. 26 Nov 1916 - 01 Jan 1917. Became the 30th Bn London Regt.
30th Bn London Regt. 01 Jan 1917 - 05 Feb 1918. To the 226th Brigade.

 

 

213th Brigade.

16th Bn Queen’s. Nov 1916 - 12 Nov 1917. To the 214th Brigade.
52nd Graduated Bn Queen’s. Nov 1917 - 18 Feb 1918. To the 64th Division.
252nd Graduated Bn. Jul 1917 - 27 Oct 1917. Became the 52nd Graduated Bn Bedfordshire Regt.
52nd Graduated Bn Bedfordshire Regt. 27 Oct 1917 - 25 Feb 1918. To the 64th Division.
253rd Graduated Bn. Sep 1917 - 27 Oct 1917. Became the 51st Graduated Bn Royal Sussex Regt.
51st Graduated Bn Royal Sussex Regt. 27 Oct 1917 - 25 Feb 1918. To the 64th Division.
18th Bn Hampshire Regt. 26 Dec 1916 - Dec 1917. Left the Division and was disbanded.
66th Provisional Bn. 30 Nov 1916 - 01 Jan 1917. Became the 16th Bn Essex Regt.
16th Bn Essex Regt. 01 Jan 1917 - Dec 1917. Left the Division and was disbanded.
25th Bn Middlesex Regt. 03 Nov 1916 - 22 Dec 1916. 2 Coys to Hong Kong and 2 Coys to Singapore.

 

214th Brigade. (Left the Division on 12 Feb 1918 and joined the 67th Division).

16th Bn Queen’s. 12 Nov 1917 - 12 Feb 1918. To the 67th Division.
255th Graduated Bn. Jul 1917 - 27 Oct 1917. Became the 52nd Graduated Bn Queen’s.
52nd Graduated Bn Queen’s. 27 Oct 1917 - Nov 1917. To the 213th Brigade.
256th Graduated Bn. Sep 1917 - 27 Oct 1917. Became the 52nd Graduated Bn Royal Sussex Regt.
52nd Graduated Bn Royal Sussex Regt. 27 Oct 1917 - Nov 1917. To the 212th Brigade.
2/6th Bn Durham Light Infantry. 29 Nov 1916 - 01 Sep 1917. To the 226th Brigade.
2/7th Bn Durham Light Infantry. 29 Nov 1916 - 12 Feb 1918. To the 67th Division.
2/8th Bn Durham Light Infantry. 29 Nov 1916 - Jul 1917. Left the Division and disbanded by Dec 1917.

 

   

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