13th (Western) Division

Formed on Salisbury Plain in August 1914 as part of the First New Army. Arrived in Gallipoli in July 1915, served here until January 1916 when the Division moved to Egypt. The Division served on the Suez Canal until February 1916. The Division then went to Mesopotamia. Served in Mesopotamia until the Armistice (31 October 1918).

Battles and Engagements
Gallipoli

Battle of Sari Bair. 6-10 Aug 1915.
Russell’s Top. 7 Aug 1915.
Hill 60. 21 Aug and 27-28 Aug 1915.
Evacuation of Suvla. 19-20 Dec 1915.

 

 

Last Turkish attack at Helles. 7 Jan 1916.
Evacuation of Helles. 7-8 Jan 1916.

 

Egypt

Did not take part in any major actions.

 

   
Mesopotamia

Capture of Hanna and Fallahiya. 5 Apr 1916.
Second attack on Sannaiyat. 9 Apr 1916.
Action of Bait ‘Isa. 17-18 Apr 1916.
Third attack on Sannaiyat. 22 Apr 1916.

 

 

Capture of the Hai Salient. 25 Jan-5 Feb 1917.
Capture of the Dahra Bend. 9-16 Feb 1917.
Passage of the Diyala. 7-10 Mar 1917.
Occupation of Baghdad. 11 Mar 1917.
Delli ‘Abbas. 27-28 Mar 1917.
Duqma. 29 Mar 1917.
Nahr Kalis. 9-15 Apr 1917.
Passage of the ‘Adhaim. 18 Apr 1917.
Action of the Shatt al ‘Adhaim. 30 Apr 1917.
Second action of Jabal Hamrin. 16-20 Oct 1917.
Third action of Jabal Hamrin. 3-6 Dec 1917.

 

Tuz Khurmatli. 29 Apr 1918.

 

   

 

 

Infantry Units

 

38th Brigade.

6th Bn King’s Own. Aug 1914 - 31 Oct 1918.
6th Bn East Lancashire Regt. Aug 1914 - 31 Oct 1918.
2/7th Bn Hampshire Regt. Sep 1918 - 31 Oct 1918.
6th Bn South Lancashire Regt. Aug 1914 - 31 Oct 1918.
6th Bn Loyal North Lancashire Regt. Aug 1914 - 31 Oct 1918.

 

 

39th Brigade. (The Brigade left the Division and joined the North Persia Force in Jul 1918).

9th Bn Royal Warwickshire Regt. Aug 1914 - Jul 1918. To the North Persia Force.
7th Bn Gloucestershire Regt. Aug 1914 - Jul 1918. To the North Persia Force.
9th Bn Worcestershire Regt. Aug 1914 - Jul 1918. To the North Persia Force.
7th Bn North Staffordshire Regt. 29 Aug 1914 - Jul 1918. To the North Persia Force.

 

40th Brigade.

8th Bn Cheshire Regt. 12 Aug 1914 - 31 Oct 1918.
8th Bn Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Aug 1914 - 31 Oct 1918.
4th Bn South Wales Borderers. Aug 1914 - 31 Oct 1918.
8th Bn Welsh Regt. Aug 1914 - Jan 1915. Became the Pioneer Bn.
5th Bn Wiltshire Regt. Dec 1914 - 31 Oct 1918.

 

 

Pioneers.

8th Bn Welsh Regt. Jan 1915 - 31 Oct 1918.

 

Attached Troops.

5th Bn Wiltshire Regt. Aug 1914 - Dec 1914. To the 40th Brigade.

 

   

 

Artillery Units
Royal Field Artillery

LV Brigade. Joined from the 10th Division.

A Bty. Jan 1916 - 31 Oct 1918.
A (Howitzer) (from LXIX Bde). 23 Nov 1916 - 15 Jun 1917. To the 14th (Indian) Division.
B Bty. Jan 1916 - 31 Oct 1918.
C Bty. Jan 1916 - 31 Oct 1918.
D Bty. Jan 1916 - 15 Jun 1917. Broken up and divided between B and C Btys.
60th (Howitzer) Bty. 19 Jun 1917 - 31 Oct 1918.

 

 

LVI Brigade. Joined from the 10th Division. The Brigade left the Division 02 Jul 1917 and joined the 7th (Indian) Division.

A Bty. Feb 1916 - 02 Jul 1916. With the Brigade to the 7th (Indian) Division.
B Bty. Feb 1916 - 02 Jul 1916. With the Brigade to the 7th (Indian) Division.
C Bty. Feb 1916 - 02 Jul 1916. With the Brigade to the 7th (Indian) Division.
D Bty. Feb 1916 - 02 Jul 1916. With the Brigade to the 7th (Indian) Division.

 

LXVI Brigade.

208th Bty. Aug 1914 - Feb 1915. Became A Bty.
209th Bty. Aug 1914 - Feb 1915. Became B Bty.
210th Bty. Aug 1914 - Feb 1915. Became C Bty.

 

 

LXVI Brigade. When the Brigade was reorganised a fourth Battery was formed.

A Bty. Feb 1915 - 31 Oct 1918.
B Bty. Feb 1915 - 31 Oct 1918.
C Bty. Feb 1915 - 31 Oct 1918.
D Bty. Feb 1915 - 15 Jun 1917. Broken up and divided between A and B Btys.
61st (Howitzer) Bty. 18 Jun 1917 - 31 Oct 1918.
72nd (Howitzer) Bty RGA. 23 Nov 1916 - 17 Jun 1917. To 15th (Indian) Division.

 

LXVII Brigade.

211th Bty. Aug 1914 - Feb 1915. Became A Bty.
212th Bty. Aug 1914 - Feb 1915. Became B Bty.
213th Bty. Aug 1914 - Feb 1915. Became C Bty.

 

 

LXVII Brigade. When the Brigade was reorganised a fourth Battery was formed. The Brigade joined the 10th Division 17 Oct 1915.

A Bty. Feb 1915 - 17 Oct 1915. With the Brigade to the 10th Division.
B Bty. Feb 1915 - 17 Oct 1915. With the Brigade to the 10th Division.
C Bty. Feb 1915 - 17 Oct 1915. With the Brigade to the 10th Division.
D Bty. Feb 1915 - 17 Oct 1915. With the Brigade to the 10th Division.

 

LXVIII Brigade.

214th Bty. Aug 1914 - Feb 1915. Became A Bty.
215th Bty. Aug 1914 - Feb 1915. Became B Bty.
216th Bty. Aug 1914 - Feb 1915. Became C Bty.

 

 

LXVIII Brigade. When the Brigade was reorganised a fourth Battery was formed. The Brigade joined the 10th Division 15 Oct 1915.

A Bty. Feb 1915 - 15 Oct 1915. With the Brigades to the 10th Division.
B Bty. Feb 1915 - 15 Oct 1915. With the Brigades to the 10th Division.
C Bty. Feb 1915 - 15 Oct 1915. With the Brigades to the 10th Division.
D Bty. Feb 1915 - 15 Oct 1915. With the Brigades to the 10th Division.

 

LXIX (Howitzer) Brigade.

217th (Howitzer) Bty. Aug 1914 - Feb 1915. Became A (Howitzer) Bty.
218th (Howitzer) Bty. Aug 1914 - Feb 1915. Became B (Howitzer) Bty.
219th (Howitzer) Bty. Aug 1914 - Feb 1915. Became C (Howitzer) Bty.

 

 

LXIX (Howitzer) Brigade. When the Brigade was reorganised a fourth Battery was formed. The Brigade was broken up 13 May 1916.

A (Howitzer) Bty. Feb 1915 - 13 May 1916. Remained with the Division and joined LV Brigade 23 Nov 1916.
B (Howitzer) Bty. Feb 1915 - 13 May 1915. To the 3rd (Indian) Division.
C (Howitzer) Bty. Feb 1915 - 13 May 1915. To the 14th (Indian) Division.
D (Howitzer) Bty. Feb 1915 - 13 May 1915. To the 7th (Indian) Division.

 

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