182nd (2nd Warwickshire) Brigade

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2/1st Warwickshire Brigade
182nd (2/1st Warwickshire) Brigade
182nd Infantry Brigade
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The divisional insignia of the 61st Infantry Division, World War II.
Active 1914–1919
Country  United Kingdom
Branch  British Army
Type Infantry
Size Brigade
Part of 61st (2nd South Midland) Division
61st Infantry Division
Engagements World War I
World War II
Charles Hudson

The 182nd (2/1st Warwickshire) Brigade was an infantry brigade of the British Army that saw active service in World War I with the 61st (2nd South Midland) Division and remained in the United Kingdom throughout World War II, serving with the 61st Infantry Division.

First World War[edit]

The brigade was formed as a duplicate of the 143rd (1/1st Warwickshire) Brigade and consisted of those men in the Territorial Force who did not wish to serve overseas. The brigade was assigned to the 61st (2nd South Midland) Division. With the division, the brigade served on the Western Front from May 1916 onwards.

Order of battle[edit]

Second World War[edit]

The brigade was disbanded after the war in 1919. It was, however, reformed again in 1939 in the Territorial Army, now as the 182nd Infantry Brigade, prior to the outbreak of the Second World War when war with Nazi Germany was becoming increasingly obvious. It was assigned to the 61st Infantry Division. However, the brigade never saw active service overseas and remained in the United Kingdom throughout the war.[2]

Order of battle[edit]

182nd Infantry Brigade was constituted as follows during the war:[3]


The following officers commanded 182nd Infantry Brigade during the war:[4]

  • Brigadier R.J. Cash (until 15 February 1940)
  • Brigadier E.S.B. Williams (from 15 February 1940 until 31 July 1941)
  • Brigadier C.E. Hudson (from 31 July 1941 until 27 November 1943)
  • Brigadier J.S. Nichols (from 27 November 1943 until 28 March 1945)
  • Brigadier T.B.L. Churchill (from 28 March 1945)


  • 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, 2003, ISBN 1-84342-474-6.