72nd Division

The Division was formed in Somerset in November 1916. The Infantry was provided by the breaking up of the 8th Provisional Brigade and some units from the 188th Brigade, 63rd Division. The Division remained in Great Britain on Home Defence Duties. The break up of the Division was started in January 1918 and was completed by April 1918.

Infantry Uints

 

215th Brigade.

81st Provisional Bn. Nov 1916 - 01 Jan 1917. Became the 18th Bn Royal Warwickshire Regt.
18th Bn Royal Warwickshire Regt. 01 Jan 1917 - Dec 1917. Left the Division and was disbanded in Jan 1918.
259th Graduated Bn. Sep 1917 - 27 Oct 1917. Became the 51st Graduated Bn Royal Fusiliers.
51st Graduated Bn Royal Fusiliers. 27 Oct 1917 - Mar 1918. To the 68th Division.
28th Provisional Bn. Nov 1916 - 01 Jan 1917. Became the 13th Bn Lincolnshire Regt.
13th Bn Lincolnshire Regt. 01 Jan 1917 - Jul 1917. Left the Division and was disbanded.
70th Provisional Bn. Nov 1916 - 01 Jan 1917. Became the 15th Bn Royal Sussex Regt.
15th Bn Royal Sussex Regt. 01 Jan 1917 - 25 Mar 1918. Disbanded.
258th Graduated Bn. Jul 1917 - 27 Oct 1917. Became the 51st Graduated Bn Durham Light Infantry.
51st Graduated Bn Durham Light Infantry. 27 Oct 1917 - 15 Jan 1918. To the 69th Division.

 

 

216th Brigade.

262nd Graduated Bn. Jul 1917 - 27 Oct 1917. Became the 51st Graduated Bn Royal Warwickshire Regt.
51st Graduated Bn Royal Warwickshire Regt. 27 Oct 1917 - Mar 1918. To the 68th Division.
10th Bn Somerset Light Infantry. 20 Nov 1916 - Jul 1917. Left the Division and was disbanded in Nov 1917.
261st Graduated Bn. Jul 1917 - 27 Oct 1917. Became the 51st Graduated Bn Leicestershire Regt.
51st Graduated Bn Leicestershire Regt. 27 Oct 1917 - 15 Jan 1918. To the 69th Division.
83rd Provisional Bn. Nov 1916 - 01 Jan 1917. Became the 10th Bn Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry.
10th Bn Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. 01 Jan 1917 - Jul 1917. Left the Division and was disbanded in Jan 1918.
14th Bn King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. 20 Nov 1916 - Apr 1918. Disbanded.

 

217th Brigade.

2/4th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers. Nov 1916 - Apr 1918. Disbanded.
2/5th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers. Nov 1916 - Jul 1917. Left the Division and was disbanded in Jan 1918.
2/6th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers. Nov 1916 - Dec 1917. Disbanded.
265th Graduated Bn. Sep 1917 - 27 Oct 1917. Became the 52nd Graduated Bn Royal Fusiliers.
52nd Graduated Bn Royal Fusiliers. 27 Oct 1917 - Mar 1918. To the 68th Division.
264th Graduated Bn. Jul 1917 - 27 Oct 1917. Became the 51st Graduated Bn King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.
51st Graduated Bn King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. 27 Oct 1917 - 15 Jan 1918. To the 69th Division.

 

   

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