157th Infantry Division (France)

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157th Infantry Division was an infantry division of the French Army during the First World War.

Commanders[edit]

Mariano Goybet

Order of battle[edit]

First World War[edit]

1915[edit]

April 28 – September 23

September 27 – October 10

October 10, 1915 – January 18, 1916

  • Withdrawal from the front and transported by VF in the area of Belfort; rest.
  • From October 29, rested and went towards Montbéliard and Héricourt.
  • From December 26, worked on defensive organization while going towards Delle and Saint-Hippolyte.

1916[edit]

January 18 – May 30

  • Regrouped in the area of Delle, Montbéliard, then moved towards Dannemarie.
  • From January 27, occupation of an area near Carlspach and Burnhaupt-le-Bas : February 22, helped by Germans.

May 30, 1916 - March 19, 1917

1917[edit]

March 19 – April 9

  • Withdrawal from the front, moved towards Arches, through Mélisey, le Thillot and Rupt.
  • From March 23, rest and instruction at the camp of Arches.

April 9 – June 16

  • Moved towards the area of Belfort, through Remiremont, le Thillot and Montreux-Château; occupation of an area between the Swiss border and the Rhone-Rhine Canal.

June 16 – July 6

  • Withdrawal from the battle; transported by VF from Belfort, to the area of Épernay; rest and instruction.

July 6 – November 20

  • Moved towards Reims, and, from July 9, occupation of an area between Courcy and Loivre.

November 20 – December 9

  • Withdrawal from the front ; rested near Damery.

December 9, 1917 – May 21, 1918

  • Occupation of an area between Courcy and southern Godat, spread out to the right, March 31, 1918, until near Cavaliers de Courcy.

1918[edit]

May 21–27

  • Withdrawal from the front ; moved in stages towards the area of Fismes; rest et instruction, then moved toward the front.

May 27 – June 4

June 4–10

  • Moved in stages towards Villenauxe; rest and instruction.

June 10 – July 13

  • Transported in trucks to the area of Clermont-en-Argonne, then occupation of an area between l'Aire and the woods of Avocourt.

July 13–16

  • Withdrawal from the front; rested near the farm of Grange-le-Comte.

July 16 - September 14

September 14–26

September 26 – October 8

October 8 – November 11

  • Withdrawal from the front and rested near Valmy.
  • From October 11, transported by VF towards Bruyères.
  • From October 13, occupation of an area between the high valley of la Weiss and la Fave.

Annexations[edit]

  • Cut off from April 1915 to March 1916
  • 34th Army Corps, from March 1916 to November 1918

Second Army

June 10 – September 14, 1918

Fourth Army

September 26 – October 11, 1915
June 8–10, 1918
September 14 - October 11, 1918

Fifth Army

June 18, 1917 – March 29, 1918

Sixth Army

September 1–26, 1915
March 29 – June 8, 1918

Seventh Army

October 11, 1915 – June 18, 1917
October 11 – November 11, 1918