116th Brigade (United Kingdom)

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The 116th Brigade was a formation of the British Army during the First World War. It was raised as part of the new army also known as Kitchener's Army and assigned to the 39th Division. The brigade was originally numbered the 121st intended for the 40th Division of the Fifth New Army. The brigades first commander was Brigadier-General Reginald Barnes.

Formation[edit]

The infantry battalions did not all serve at once, but all were assigned to the brigade during the war.

  • 11th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment (1st South Down)
  • 12th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment (2nd South Down)
  • 13th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment (3rd South Down)
  • 14th Battalion, Hampshire Regiment (1st Portsmouth)
  • 116th Machine Gun Company
  • 116th Trench Mortar Battery
  • 1/1st Battalion, Hertfordshire Regiment

References[edit]

  • "39th Division". The Long Long Trail. Retrieved 14 February 2012.