10th (Irish) Division

British units only.

Formed in Ireland in August 1914 as part of the First New Army. The Division served in Gallipoli, Macedonia and Palestine. Between April and May 1918 the Division was reduced to one British Battalion per Brigade, the shortfall was made up with Indian units. The Division remained in Palestine until the Armistice (31 October 1918).

Battles and Engagements
Gallipoli

The landing at Suvla. 6-15 Aug 1915.
Battle of Sari Bair. 6-10 Aug 1915.
Capture of Chocolate Hill. 7-8 Aug 1915.
Hill 60. 21 Aug and 27-28 Aug 1915.

 

   
Macedonia

Kosturino. 7-8 Dec 1915.
Retreat from Serbia. 8-13 Dec 1915.

 

 
Capture of the Karajokois. 30 Sep-2 Oct 1916.
Capture of Yenikoi. 3-4 Oct 1916.
Palestine

Third Battle of Gaza. 27 Oct-7 Nov 1917.
Capture of the Sheria Position. 6 Nov 1917.
Capture of Jersusalem. 7-9 Dec 1917.

 

 

Defence of Jerusalem. 26-30 Dec 1918.
Tell ‘Asure. 8-12 Mar 1918.
Battle of Nablus. 18-21 Sep 1918.

 

 

Infantry Units

 

29th Brigade.

5th Bn Royal Irish Regt. 29 Aug 1914 - Jun 1915. Became the Pioneer Bn.
10th Bn Hampshire Regt. Mar 1915 - Oct 1915. To the 27th Division.
6th Bn Royal Irish Rifles. Aug 1914 - 15 May 1918. Disbanded.
5th Bn Connaught Rangers. Sep 1914 - 29 Apr 1918. To the 66th Division.
1st Bn Leinster Regt. 02 Nov 1916 - 31 Oct 1918.
6th Bn Leinster Regt. Aug 1914 - 02 May 1918. To the 14th Division.

 

 

30th Brigade.

1st Bn Royal Irish Regt. 03 Nov 1916 - 31 Oct 1918.
6th Bn Royal Munster Fusiliers. Aug 1914 - 30 Apr 1918. Went to France. Reduced to Cadre on 05 Jun 1918, surplus personnel to the 2nd Bn, the Cadre then went to the 39th Division.
7th Bn Royal Munster Fusiliers. Aug 1914 - 03 Nov 1916. Absorbed by the 6th Bn.
6th Bn Royal Dublin Fusiliers. Aug 1914 - 27 May 1918. To the 66th Division.
7th Bn Royal Dublin Fusiliers. Aug 1914 - Apr 1918. Went to France. Reduced to Cadre on 06 Jun 1918, surplus personnel to the 2nd Bn, the Cadre then went to the 16th Division.

 

31st Brigade.

38th Bn Royal Fusiliers. 11 Jun 1918 - 17 Jul 1918. To the 60th Division.
5th Bn Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Aug 1914 - 28 May 1918. To the 66th Division.
6th Bn Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Aug 1914 - 02 May 1918. To the 14th Division.
2nd Bn Royal Irish Fusiliers. 02 Nov 1916 - 31 Oct 1918.
5th Bn Royal Irish Fusiliers. Aug 1914 - 30 Apr 1918. To the 14th Division.
6th Bn Royal Irish Fusiliers. Aug 1914 - 02 Nov 1916. Absorbed by the 5th Bn.

 

 

Pioneers.

5th Bn Royal Irish Regt. Jun 1915 - 01 Apr 1918. To the 52nd Division.

 

Attached Troops.

10th Bn Hampshire Regt. Aug 1914 - Mar 1915. To the 29th Brigade.

 

   

Artillery Units

Royal Field Artillery

LIV Brigade.

172nd Bty. Aug 1914 - Feb 1915. Became A Bty.
173rd Bty. Aug 1914 - Feb 1915. Became B Bty.
174th Bty. Aug 1914 - Feb 1915. Became C Bty.

 

 

LIV Brigade. When the Brigade was reorganised a fourth Battery was formed. The Brigade left the Division 29 Aug 1917 and went to the 28th Division.

A Bty. Feb 1915 - 29 Aug 1917. With the Brigade to the 28th Division.
B Bty. Feb 1915 - 29 Aug 1917. With the Brigade to the 28th Division.
C Bty. Feb 1915 - 29 Aug 1917. With the Brigade to the 28th Division.
D Bty. Feb 1915 - 20 Jul 1916. Went to LVII Brigade where it became A Bty.

 

LV Brigade.

175th Bty. Aug 1914 - Feb 1915. Became A Bty.
176th Bty. Aug 1914 - Feb 1915. Became B Bty.
177th Bty. Aug 1914 - Feb 1915. Became C Bty.

 

 

LV Brigade. When the Brigade was reorganised a fourth Battery was formed. The Brigade left the Division Jan 1916 and joined the 13th Division.

A Bty. Feb 1915 - Jan 1916. With the Brigade to the 13th Division.
B Bty. Feb 1915 - Jan 1916. With the Brigade to the 13th Division.
C Bty. Feb 1915 - Jan 1916. With the Brigade to the 13th Division.
D Bty. Feb 1915 - Jan 1916. With the Brigade to the 13th Division.

 

LVI Brigade.

178th Bty. Aug 1914 - Feb 1915. Became A Bty.
179th Bty. Aug 1914 - Feb 1915. Became A Bty.
180th Bty. Aug 1914 - Feb 1915. Became A Bty.

 

 

LVI Brigade. When the Brigade was reorganised a fourth Battery was formed. The Brigade left the Division Feb 1916 and joined the 13th Division.

A Bty. Feb 1915 - Feb 1916. With the Brigade to the 13th Division.
B Bty. Feb 1915 - Feb 1916. With the Brigade to the 13th Division.
C Bty. Feb 1915 - Feb 1916. With the Brigade to the 13th Division.
D Bty. Feb 1915 - Feb 1916. With the Brigade to the 13th Division.

 

LVII (Howitzer) Brigade.

181st (Howitzer) Bty. Aug 1914 - Feb 1915. Became A (Howitzer) Bty.
182nd (Howitzer) Bty. Aug 1914 - Feb 1915. Became A (Howitzer) Bty.
183rd (Howitzer) Bty. Aug 1914 - Feb 1915. Became A (Howitzer) Bty.

 

 

LVII (Howitzer) Brigade. When the Brigade was reorganised a fourth Battery was formed. Only A (Howitzer) and D (Howitzer) Btys landed on Gallipoli, the remainder of the Brigade stayed on Mudros. The Brigade. In Jul 1916 the brigade was reorganised as a standard Brigade and lost the Howitzer designation.

A (Howitzer) Bty. Feb 1915 - 16 Dec 1915. Left the Divisions and served as an independent Battery on Gallipoli eventually joining the 29th Division.
A (Howitzer) Bty. (Former A (H) Bty CXVII Bde, 26th Div). 19 May 1916 - 23 Jul 1916. To the LXVII Brigade where it became D (Howitzer) Bty.
B (Howitzer) Bty. Feb 1915 - 23 Jul 1916. To the LXVIII Brigade where it became D (Howitzer) Bty.
C (Howitzer) Bty. Feb 1915 - 23 Jul 1916. Became D (Howitzer) Bty.
D (Howitzer) Bty. Feb 1915 - 16 Dec 1915. Left the Division and served as an independent Battery on Gallipoli eventually joining the 29th Division.

 

LVII Brigade. After reorganisation. Left the Division Aug 1917 and joined the 26th Division.

A Bty. Jul 1916 - Aug 1917. With the Brigade to the 26th Division.
B Bty. Jul 1916 - Aug 1917. With the Brigade to the 26th Division.
C Bty. Aug 1916 - Aug 1917. With the Brigade to the 26th Division.
D (Howitzer) Bty. Jul 1916 - Aug 1917. With the Brigade to the 26th Division.

 

 

LXVII Brigade. The Brigade was reorgaised 26 Dec 1916.

A Bty. 17 Oct 1915 - 26 Dec 1916. Remained as it was.
B Bty. 17 Oct 1915 - 26 Dec 1916. Broken up and divided between A and C Btys.
C Bty. 17 Oct 1915 - 26 Dec 1916. Became B Bty.
D Bty. 17 Oct 1915 - 23 Jul 1916. To LVII Brigade where it became B Bty.
D (Howitzer) Bty. 23 Jul 1916 - 26 Dec 1916. Reamained as it was.

 

LXVII Brigade. After reorganisation.

A Bty. 26 Dec 1916 - 31 Oct 1918.
B Bty. 26 Dec 1916 - 31 Oct 1918.
C (Howitzer) Bty. 03 Oct 1917. 31 Oct 1918.
D (Howitzer) Bty. 26 Dec 1916 - 03 Oct 1917. Became C (Howitzer) Bty.

 

 

LXVIII Brigade. The Brigade was reorgaised 29 Dec 1916.

A Bty. 15 Oct 1915 - 29 Dec 1916. Broken up and divided between B and C Btys.
B Bty. 15 Oct 1915 - 29 Dec 1916. Remained as it was.
C Bty. 15 Oct 1915 - 29 Dec 1916. Became A Bty.
D Bty. 15 Oct 1915 - 02 Aug 1916. To LVII Brigade where it became C Bty.
D (Howitzer) Bty. 23 Jul 1916 - 29 Dec 1916. Remained as it was.

 

LXVIII Brigade. After reorganisation.

A Bty. 29 Dec 1916 - 31 Oct 1918.
B Bty. 29 Dec 1916 - 31 Oct 1918.
C (Howitzer) Bty. 03 Oct 1917 - 31 Oct 1918.
D (Howitzer) Bty. 29 Dec 1916 - 03 Oct 1917. Became C (Howitzer) Bty.

 

 

CCLXIII Brigade. (Formed at Moascar 27 Sep 1917 the number having previously been used by a Brigade in the 52nd Diviision).

75th Bty. 11 Oct 1917 - 31 Oct 1918. Attached to the Desert Mounted Corps 01 Sep 1918 - 10 Oct 1018.
424th Bty. 15 Aug 1918 - 31 Oct 1918.
C (Howitzer) Bty. (Former D (H) LVII Bde, Alexandria). 11 Oct 1917 - 31 Oct 1918.

 

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