14th Indian Division

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14th Indian Division
Active 12 May 1916 – February 1919
Country  British India
Allegiance British Crown
Branch  British Indian Army
Type Infantry
Size Division
Part of III Corps
Engagements

World War I

Mesopotamian Campaign
Second Battle of Kut
Fall of Baghdad (1917)

The 14th Indian Division was formed during World War I, for service in the Mesopotamian Campaign. It was composed of Battalions of the Regular British Army, the British Territorial Force and the British Indian Army.

History[edit]

Map showing the 14th Division movements

The Division now part of the Tigris Corps was involved in a number on minor engagements the Second Battle of Kut and the Fall of Baghdad, the Division's 36th Brigade was left in Baghdad as the Garrison.

The Division remained in Mesopotamia until the Armistice of Mudros 31 October 1918.[1][2]

Order of battle[edit]

The division commanded the following units, although not all of them served at the same time:[3]

35th Indian Brigade[edit]

36th Indian Brigade[edit]

Departed for the North Persia Force in June 1918, replaced by 56th Indian Brigade

37th Indian Brigade[edit]

56th Indian Brigade[edit]

Joined in August 1918 to replace 36th Indian Brigade

Artillery[edit]

Battles[edit]

Troops entering Baghdad

[1] [2]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e British Official History of the Great War, Mesopotamia Campaign Vol. 4
  2. ^ a b c d "warpath". 
  3. ^ Perry 1993, p. 128

Bibliography[edit]

  • Haythornthwaite, Philip J. (1996). The World War One Source Book. London: Arms and Armour Press. ISBN 1-85409-351-7. 
  • James, Brigadier E.A. (1978). British Regiments 1914–18. London: Samson Books Limited. ISBN 0-906304-03-2. 
  • Moberly, F.J. (1923). Official History of the War: Mesopotamia Campaign. London: Imperial War Museum. ISBN 1-870423-30-5. 
  • Perry, F.W. (1993). Order of Battle of Divisions Part 5B. Indian Army Divisions. Newport: Ray Westlake Military Books. ISBN 1-871167-23-X. 

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