24th Division

Formed at Shoreham in September 1914 as part of the Third New Army. Arrived in France in August 1915. Served in France and Flanders until the Armistice.

Battles and Engagements
France and Flanders

Battle of Loos. 25 Sep-8 Oct 1915.

 

 

Battle of Delville Wood. 15 Jul-3 Sep 1916.
Battle of Guillemont. 3-6 Sep 1916.

 

Battle of Vimy. 9-14 Apr 1917.
Battle of Messines. 7-14 Jun 1917, including the capture of Wytschaete.
Battle of Pilkem. 31 Jul-2 Aug 1917.
Battle of Langemarck. 16-18 Aug 1917.

 

 

Battle of St. Quentin. 21-23 Mar 1918.
Actions of the Somme crossings. 24-25 Mar 1918.
Battle of Rosieres. 26-27 Mar 1918.
Battle of the Avre. 4 Apr 1918.
Battle of Cambrai. 8-9 Oct 1918, including the capture of Villers Outreaux and Cambrai.
The pursuit to the Selle. 9-12 Oct 1918.
Battle of Valenciennes. 1-2 Nov 1918, including the capture of Mont Houy.
Battle of the Sambre. 4 Nov 1918, including the passage of the Sambre-Oise canal and the capture of Le Quesnoy.
Passage of the Grande Honelle. 5-7 Nov 1918.

 

 

Infantry Units

 

17th Brigade. (Exchanged with the 71st Brigade in Oct 1915).

8th Bn Queen’s. 07 Feb 1918 - 11 Nov 1918.
8th Bn Buffs. 18 Oct 1915 - 13 Feb 1918. Disbanded, personnel to the 1st and 6th Bns.
1st Bn Royal Fusiliers. 14 Oct 1915 - 11 Nov 1918.
12th Bn Royal Fusiliers. 18 Oct 1915 - 13 Feb 1918. Disbanded, personnel to the 1st, 10th and 11th Bns.
2nd Bn Leinster Regt. 14 Oct 1915 - 19 Oct 1915. To the 73rd Brigade.
3rd Bn Rifle Brigade. 14 Oct 1915 - 11 Nov 1918.
1/2nd Bn London Regt. 14 Oct 1915 - 09 Feb 1916. To the 56th Division.

 

 

71st Brigade. (Exchanged with the 17th Brigade, 6th Division on 11 Oct 1915).

9th Bn Norfolk Regt. Sep 1914 - 11 Oct 1915. To the 6th Division.
9th Bn Suffolk Regt. Sep 1914 - 11 Oct 1915. To the 6th Division.
8th Bn Bedfordshire Regt. Sep 1914 - 11 Oct 1915. To the 6th Division.
11th Bn Essex Regt. Sep 1914 - 11 Oct 1915. To the 6th Division.

 

72nd Brigade.

8th Bn Queen’s. Sep 1914 - 07 Feb 1918. To the 17th Brigade.
8th Bn Buffs. 12 Sep 1914 - 18 Oct 1915. To the 17th Brigade.
9th Bn East Surrey Regt. Sep 1914 - 11 Nov 1918.
8th Bn Queen’s Own. 12 Sep 1914 - 11 Nov 1918.
1st Bn North Staffordshire Regt. 18 Oct 1915 - 11 Nov 1918.

 

 

73rd Brigade.

12th Bn Royal Fusiliers. 13 Sep 1914 - 18 Oct 1915. To the 17th Brigade.
9th Bn Royal Sussex Regt. Sep 1914 - 11 Nov 1918.
7th Bn Northamptonshire Regt. Sep 1914 - 11 Nov 1918.
13th Bn Middlesex Regt. Sep 1914 - 11 Nov 1918.
2nd Bn Leinster Regt. 19 Oct 1915 - 01 Feb 1918. To the 16th Division.

 

Pioneers.

12th Bn Sherwood Foresters. Apr 1915 - 11 Nov 1918.

 

 

Attached Troops.

11th Bn Royal Warwickshire Regt. Oct 1914 - 09 Apr 1915. To the 37th Division.
13th Bn Royal Fusiliers. 13 Sep 1914 - 09 Apr 1915. To the 37th Division.
12th Bn Sherwood Foresters. 01 Oct 1914 - Apr 1915. Became the Pioneer Bn.

 

 

Artillery Units

 

CVI Brigade.

A Bty. Sep 1914 - 11 Nov 1918.
B Bty. Sep 1914 - 11 Nov 1918.
C Bty. Sep 1914 - 11 Nov 1918.
D Bty. Sep 1914 - 13 May 1916. Went to CIX Bde where it became A Bty.
D (Howitzer) Bty. 13 May 1916 - 11 Nov 1918.

 

 

CVII Brigade.

A Bty. Sep 1914 - 11 Nov 1918.
B Bty. Sep 1914 - 11 Nov 1918.
C Bty. Sep 1914 - 11 Nov 1918.
D Bty. Sep 1914 - 13 May 1916. Went to CIX Bde where it became B Bty.
D (Howitzer) Bty. 13 May 1916 - 11 Nov 1918.

 

CVIII Brigade. On 27 Jan 1917 the Brigade left the Division and became an Army Field Artillery Brigade.

A Bty. Sep 1914 - 03 Oct 1916. Broken up and divided between B and C Btys.
A (Howitzer) Bty. 08 Oct 1916 - 13 Oct 1916. Became C (Howitzer) Bty.
A Bty. 13 Oct 1916 - 27 Jan 1917. With the Brigade to the Army Field Artillery.
B Bty. Sep 1914 - 27 Jan 1917. With the Brigade to the Army Field Artillery.
C Bty. Sep 1914 - 13 Oct 1916. Became A Bty.
C (Howitzer) Bty. 13 Oct 1916 - Broken up and divided between D (Howitzer) Bty, CVI Bde and D (Howitzer) Bty, CVII Bde.
D Bty. Sep 1914 - 13 May 1916. Went to CIX Bde where it became C Bty.
D (Howitzer) Bty. 13 May 1916 - 27 Jan 1917. With the Brigade to the Army Field Artillery.

 

 

CIX (Howitzer) Brigade. Reorganisation took place in May 1916 when the Brigade lost its Howitzer designation.

A (Howitzer) Bty. Sep 1914 - 13 May 1916. Went to CVI Bde where it became D (Howitzer) Bty.
B (Howitzer) Bty. Sep 1914 - 13 May 1916. Went to CVIII Bde where it became D (Howitzer) Bty.
C (Howitzer) Bty. Sep 1914 - 07 Dec 1915. Went to CXXXI Bde, 2nd (Canadian) Division where it became C (Howitzer) Bty.
D (Howitzer) Bty. Sep 1914 - 13 May 1916. Went to CVII Bde where it became D (Howitzer) Bty.

 

CIX Brigade. Broken up 03 Oct 1916.

A Bty. 13 May 1916 - 03 Oct 1916. Broken up and divided between A and B Btys CVI Bde.
B Bty. 13 May 1916 - 03 Oct 1916. Broken up and divided between C Bty, CVI Bde and A Bty, CVII Bde.
C Bty. 13 May 1916 - 03 Oct 1916. Broken up and divided between B and C Btys CVII Bde.

 

   
     

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