75th Division

British units only.

Formed in Egypt in April/May 1917 from first and second line Territorial Force Battalions from India. As British units were disbanded or posted to other units they were replaced with Indian units. Served in Palestine until the Armistice (31 October 1918).

Battles and Engagements

Palestine

Second Battle of Gaza. 17-19 Apr 1917.
Third Battle of Gaza. 27 Oct-7 Nov 1917.
Capture of Gaza. 1-7 Nov 1917.
Capture of Junction Station. 13-14 Nov 1917.
Battle of Nabi Samweil. 20-24 Nov 1917.

 

 

Tell ‘Asure. 8-12 Mar 1918.
Berukin. 9-11 Apr 1918.
Battle of Sharon. 19-23 Sep 1918.

 

 

Infantry Units

 

232nd Brigade.

1/5th Bn Devonshire Regt. 25 Jun 1917 - 26 May 1918. To the 62nd Division.
2/4th Bn Somerset Light Infantry. 25 Sep 1917 - 02 May 1918. To the 34th Division.
1/4th Bn Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry. 14 Apr 1917 - 04 Jun 1917. To the 233rd Brigade.
2/5th Bn Hampshire Regt. Apr 1917 - Aug 1918. Disbanded.
1/4th Bn Wiltshire Regt. 03 May 1918 - 31 Oct 1918.

 

 

233rd Brigade.

1/5th Bn Somerset Light Infantry. 11 May 1917 - 31 Oct 1918.
1/4th Bn Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry. 04 Jun 1917 - Jun 1917. To the 234th Brigade.
2/4th Bn Hampshire Regt. 15 May 1917 - May 1918. To the 62nd Division.
2/4th Bn Dorsetshire Regt. 02 May 1918 - Aug 1918. Disbanded.
1/4th Bn Wiltshire Regt. 25 Sep 1917 - 03 May 1918. To the 232nd Brigade.

 

234th Brigade.

2/4th Bn Devonshire Regt. 13 Dec 1917 - 17 Aug 1918. Disbanded.
1/4th Bn Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry. 25 Jun 1917 - 31 Oct 1918.
2/4th Bn Dorsetshire Regt. 29 Aug 1917 - 02 May 1918. To the 233rd Brigade.

 

 

Attached Troops.

2nd Bn Loyal North Lancashire Regt. 14 Apr 1917 - Dec 1917. To the L of C Troops.

 

Back to the Home Page

Back to British Divisions Page