28th Division

Player's Cigarettes card of the 'battle insignia' of 28th Division. This was narrow, red braid on the shoulder strap.

  • from France via Egypt, disembarkation completed by 04-Jan-16
  • 12-Oct-15: Major General C J Briggs CB
  • 21-May-16: Major General H L Croker CB CMG

83rd Infantry Brigade

  • Brigadier General R H Hare CMG MVO DSO
  • 2/King’s Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment)
  • 2/East Yorkshire Regiment
  • 1/King’s Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry) (to France, 20-Jun-18)
  • 1/York & Lancaster Regiment

84th Infantry Brigade

  • Brigadier General G A Weir DSO
  • Brigadier General F C Nisbet DSO (by 1918)
  • 2/Northumberland Fusiliers (to France, 21-Jul-18)
  • 1/Suffolk Regiment
  • 2/Cheshire Regiment
  • 1/Welsh Regiment
  • 2/5/Durham Light Infantry (Garrison) (attached from 228th Brigade, 14-Oct-17 to 10-Mar-18)

85th Infantry Brigade

  • Brigadier General B C M Carter CB CMG
  • Brigadier General K M Davie DSO (by 1918)
  • 2/The Buffs (East Kent Regiment)
  • 3/Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment) (to France, 26-Jul-18)
  • 2/East Surrey Regiment
  • 3/Duke of Cambridge’s Own (Middlesex Regiment)

228th Infantry Brigade

  • formed in theatre, 01-Mar-17
  • Brigadier General W C Ross CB CMG
  • 2nd Garrison Battalion, King’s (Liverpool Regiment) (from Headquarters Troops 28-Aug-17)
  • 2/5th Durham Light Infantry TF, attached to 84th Brigade, 14-Oct-17 to 10-Mar-18
  • 1st Garrison Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-Shire Buffs, the Duke of Albany’s)
  • 2nd Garrison Battalion, Princess Victoria’s (The Royal Irish Fusiliers) (to Headquarters Troops 06-Aug-17)
  • 22/Rifle Brigade (Prince Consort’s Own) (Wessex and Welsh) TF

Divisional Troops

  • 23/Welsh Regiment (Welsh Pioneers) (from UK, 31-Aug-16)
  • 38th, 2/1st Northumberland and 1/7th Hampshire Field Companies, Royal Engineers
  • B Squadron, 1/1st Surrey Yeomanry (to XVI Corps Cavalry, 27-Dec-16)
  • 28th Divisional Cyclist Company (to C Coy, XVI Corps Cyclist Battalion, 09-Dec-16)

Divisional Artillery

  • III, XXXI, LIV, CXXX and CLXVI Brigades, Royal Field Artillery (CLXVI Brigade less D (Howitzer) Battery to Egypt, 11 to 13-Aug-17, LIV Brigade from 10th Division, 29-Aug-17)

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Soldiers of the 1st Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment manning trenches on the ‘Birdcage Line’ defences outside Salonika in 1916. © IWM (Q 31608)

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