100th Indian Infantry Brigade

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100th Indian Infantry Brigade
Active April 1920–August 1945
Disbanded August 1945
Country British Raj British India
Allegiance  British Empire
Branch British Raj Red Ensign.svg British Indian Army
Type Infantry
Size Brigade
Engagements

World War II

Commanders
Notable
commanders
F.M. Moore
W.A.L. James
C.H.B. Rodham

The 100th Indian Infantry Brigade was an infantry brigade formation of the Indian Army during World War II. It was formed in April 1920 at Jhansi. The brigade was assigned to the 34th Indian Infantry Division until June 1943, when it was transferred to the 20th Indian Infantry Division until the end of the war.[1] It was known for its participation in Battle of Imphal or known as "Imphal Campaign" where it fought along with other Indian Infantry regiments converged to form the 20th Indian Division and drove back the Japanese Army back to Burma inflicting heavy losses.[2] This was a turning point in the Burma Campaign, part of South-East Asian theatre of World War II.

Order of battle[edit]

The following units served with the brigade:[1][3][4]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b "100 Indian Brigade". Order of Battle. Retrieved 2009-10-23. 
  2. ^ OPERATION U' - The Imphal Campaign:. 
  3. ^ Woodburn Kirby, Vol III, Appendix 19.
  4. ^ Woodburn Kirby, Vol IV, Appendix 18.
  5. ^ Joslen, p. 505.

References[edit]

  • Lt-Col H.F. Joslen, Orders of Battle, United Kingdom and Colonial Formations and Units in the Second World War, 1939–1945, London: HM Stationery Office, 1960/Uckfield: Naval & Military Press, 2003, ISBN 1-843424-74-6.
  • Maj-Gen S. Woodburn Kirby, History of the Second World War, United Kingdom Military Series: The War Against Japan Vol III, The Decisive Battles, London: HM Stationery Office, 1961.
  • Maj-Gen S. Woodburn Kirby, History of the Second World War, United Kingdom Military Series: The War Against Japan Vol IV, The Reconquest of Burma, London: HM Stationery Office, 1955.