Indian Divisions in Mesopotamia

From FIBIwiki
Jump to: navigation, search

Indian divisions formed for service in the 1st World War were composed of battalions of the Regular British Army the British Territorial Force and the British Indian Army. The following units saw action in the Mesopotamia Campaign.

6th (Poona) Division

Commanding Officer, Maj-Gen Sir Arthur Barrett
16th Indian Infantry Brigade

17th Indian Infantry Brigade

18th Indian Infantry Brigade

Divisional Artillery

Divisional troops

7th (Meerut) Division

19th Brigade

21st Brigade

28th Brigade

12th Indian Division

12th Indian Brigade
Commanding Officer, Brigadier K E Lean

30th Indian Brigade
Commanding Officer, Major General C J Melliss

33rd Indian Brigade
Commanding Officer, Brigadier R Wapshare

Divisional Cavalry

Divisional Artillery

  • 86 Heavy Bty Royal Garrison Artillery
  • 104 Heavy Bty Royal Garrison Artillery

1/5th Hants Howitzer Bty Royal Field Artillery
Divisional Engineers

  • 12 Field Coy Sirmur Imperial Service Coy, Sappers & Miners
  • 12 Div Signal Coy

14th Indian Division

35th Brigade

36th Brigade
(Garrison of Baghdad city)

37th Brigade

Artillery

  • 13th Brigade Royal Field Artillery
  • C/69th Howitzer battery

15th Indian Division

12th Indian Infantry Brigade

42nd Indian Infantry Brigade

50th Indian Infantry Brigade

Divisional Artillery

  • CCXXII Brigade RFA
  • 375 Bty. RFA
  • 1070 Bty. RFA
  • 1072 Bty. RFA
  • 429 (Howitzer) Bty. RFA
  • CCXV Brigade RFA
  • 1087 Bty. RFA
  • 1088 Bty. RFA
  • 816 Bty. RFA
  • 524 (Howitzer) Bty. RFA
  • Volunteer Battery

Divisional troops

  • 2nd Regiment of Cavalry, Punjab Frontier Force|22nd Cavalry (Frontier Force)
  • 448 Field Company RE
  • 450 Field Company RE
  • 451 Field Company RE
  • 48th Pioneers
  • 275 M.G. Coy

16th Indian Division

43rd Indian Brigade

44th (Ferozepore) Brigade
Joined the division in February 1917

45th (Jullundur) Brigade
Joined the division in May 1917

Ambala Brigade
Joined the division in May 1917

Divisional troops

17th Indian Division

34th Brigade

51st Brigade

52nd Brigade

Artillery 220th Brigade Royal Field Artillery 221st Brigade Royal Field Artilley

18th Indian Division

53rd Brigade

54th Brigade

55th Brigade

Divisional Artillery

  • 336th Brigade Royal Field Artillery
  • 337th Brigade Royal Field Artillery

7th (Meerut) Indian Cavalry Brigade

11th Indian Cavalry Brigade