46th (North Midland) Division

The North Midland Division was a Territorial Force Division already in existence at the outbreak of the war. The Division and Brigades were not numbered until April 1915 previously just named. Arrived in France in February 1915. Served in France and Flanders until the Armistice.

Battles and Engagements
France and Flanders

Actions of the Hohenzollern Redoubt. 13-19 Oct 1915.

 

 

Attack on the Gommecourt Salient. 1 Jul 1916.

 

German retreat to the Hindenburg Line. 14 Mar-5 Apr 1917.
Battle of Hill 70. 15-25 Aug 1917.

 

 

Advance in Flanders. 18 Aug-6 Sep 1918.
Battle of the St. Quentin Canal. 29 Sep-2 Oct 1918, including the passage at Bellenglise and the capture of the Bellicourt tunnel defences.
Battle of Beaurevoir. 3-5 Oct 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 the Selle. 17-25 Oct 1918.

 

 

Infantry Units

 

137th (Staffordshire) Brigade.

4th Bn King’s. 10 Nov 1915 - 03 Dec 1915. To the 19th Division.
1/4th Bn Suffolk Regt. 10 Nov 1915 - 15 Nov 1915. To the 15th Division.
1/5th Bn South Staffordshire Regt. 04 Aug 1914 - 11 Nov 1918.
1/6th Bn South Staffordshire Regt. 04 Aug 1914 - 11 Nov 1918.
1/5th Bn North Staffordshire Regt. 04 Aug 1914 - 30 Jan 1918. To the 59th Division.
1/6th Bn North Staffordshire Regt. 04 Aug 1914 - 11 Nov 1918.
1/4th Bn Seaforth Highlanders. 06 Nov 1915 - 13 Nov 1915. To the 15th Division.
1/4th Bn London Regt. 11 Nov 1915 - 15 Nov 1915. To the 47th Division.

 

 

138th (Lincolnshire and Leicestershire) Brigade.

1/4th Bn Lincolnshire Regt. 04 Aug 1914 - 03 Jan 1918. To the 59th Division (after going to Egypt and then back to France).
1/5th Bn Lincolnshire Regt. 04 Aug 1914 - 11 Nov 1918.
1/4th Bn Leicestershire Regt. 04 Aug 1914 - 11 Nov 1918.
1/5th Bn Leicestershire Regt. 04 Aug 1914 - 11 Nov 1918.

 

139th (Notts and Derby) Brigade.

1/4th Bn Black Watch. 06 Nov 1915 - 14 Nov 1915. To the 15th Division.
1/5th Bn Sherwood Foresters. 04 Aug 1914 - 11 Nov 1918.
1/6th Bn Sherwood Foresters. 04 Aug 1914 - 11 Nov 1918.
1/7th Bn Sherwood Foresters. 04 Aug 1914 - 31 Jan 1918. To the 59th Division.
1/8th Bn Sherwood Foresters. 04 Aug 1914 - 11 Nov 1918.
1/3rd Bn London Regt. 06 Nov 1915 - 16 Nov 1915. To the 47th Division.

 

 

Pioneers.

1/1st Bn Monmouthshire Regt. 03 Sep 1915 - 11 Nov 1918.

 

 

Artillery Units
Royal Field Artillery

1st North Midland Brigade. Numbered CCXXX May 1916.

1/1st Lincolnshire Bty. 04 Aug 1914 - 13 May 1916. Became A Bty.
1/2nd Lincolnshire Bty. 04 Aug 1914 - 13 May 1916. Became B Bty.
1/3rd Lincolnshire Bty. 04 Aug 1914 - 13 May 1916. Became C Bty.
D Bty. (Newly formed). 19 Apr 1916 - 23 May 1916. To the CCXXXIII Brigade where it became A Bty.

CCXXX Brigade.

A Bty. 13 May 1916 - 11 Nov 1918.
B Bty. 13 May 1916 - 11 Nov 1918.
C Bty. 13 May 1916 - 11 Nov 1918.
D (Howitzer) Bty. (From CCXXXIII (H) Bde). 23 May 1916 - 11 Nov 1918.

 

 

2nd North Midland Brigade. Numbered CCXXXI May 1916.

1/1st Staffordshire Bty. 04 Aug 1914 - 13 May 1916. Became A Bty.
1/2nd Staffordshire Bty. 04 Aug 1914 - 13 May 1916. Became B Bty.
1/3rd Staffordshire Bty. 04 Aug 1914 - 13 May 1916. Became C Bty.
D Bty. (Newly formed). 25 Apr 1916 - 23 May 1916. To the CCXXXIII Bde where it became B Bty.

CCXXXI Brigade.

A Bty. 13 May 1916 - 11 Nov 1918.
B Bty. 13 May 1916 - 11 Nov 1918.
C Bty. 13 May 1916 - 11 Nov 1918.
D (Howitzer) Bty. 23 May 1916 - 11 Nov 1918.

 

3rd North Midland Brigade. Numbered CCXXXII May 1916.

1/4th Staffordshire Bty. 04 Aug 1914 - 13 May 1916. Became A Bty.
1/5th Staffordshire Bty. 04 Aug 1914 - 13 May 1916. Became B Bty.
1/6th Staffordshire Bty. 04 Aug 1914 - 13 May 1916. Became C Bty.
D Bty. (Newly formed). 04 May 1916 - 23 May 1916. To the CCXXXIII Brigade where it became C Bty.

CCXXXII Brigade. Became an Army Field Artillery Brigade 03 Jan 1917.

A Bty. 13 May 1916 - 03 Jan 1917. To the Army Field Artillery.
B Bty. 13 May 1916 - 03 Jan 1917. To the Army Field Artillery.
C Bty. 13 May 1916 - 28 Aug 1916. Broken up and divided between A and B Btys.
512th (Howitzer) Bty. 27 Oct 1916 - 03 Nov 1916. Became C (Howitzer) Bty.
C (Howitzer) Bty. 03 Nov 1916 - 02 Jan 1917. Broken up, one section to D (Howitzer) Bty, CCXXX Brigade and one section to D (Howitzer) Bty, CCXXXI Brigade.
D (Howitzer) Bty. (From CCXXXIII (H) Bde). 23 May 1916 - 03 Jan 1917. To the Army Field Artillery.

 

 

4th North Midland (Howitzer) Brigade. Numbered CCXXXIII (Howitzer) May 1916.

1/1st Derbyshire (Howitzer) Bty. 04 Aug 1914 - 13 May 1916. Became A (Howitzer) Bty.
1/2nd Derbyshire (Howitzer) Bty. 04 Aug 1914 - 13 May 1916. Became B (Howitzer) Bty.
R (Howitzer) Bty. 28 Feb 1916 - 23 Feb 1916. To the CCXXXI Brigade where it became D (Howitzer) Bty.

CCXXXIII (Howitzer) Brigade. Reorganized as a standard brigade 23 May 1916 dropping the Howitzer designation.

A (Howitzer) Bty. 13 May 1916 - 23 May 1916. To the CCXXX Brigade where it became D (Howitzer) Bty.
B (Howitzer) Bty. 13 May 1916 - 23 May 1916. To the CCXXXII Brigade wher it bacame D (Howitzer) Bty.

CCXXXIII Brigade. Broken up 29 Aug 1916.

A Bty. (From CCXXX Bde). 23 May 1916 - 28 Aug 1916. Broken up one section to A Bty, CCXXX Brigade and one section to B Bty, CCXXX Brigade.
B Bty. (From CCXXXI Bde). 23 May 1916 - 28 Aug 1916. Broken up one section to B Bty, CCXXXI Brigade and one section to C Bty, CCXXXI Brigade.
C Bty. (From CCXXXII Bde). 23 May 1916 - 28 Aug 1916. Broken up one section to A Bty, CCXXXI Brigade and one section to C Bty, CCXXX Brigade.

 

Royal Garrison Artillery

North Midland (Staffordshire) Heavy Bty. 04 Aug 1914 - 18 Apr 1915. To the XIII Heavy Brigade RGA.

 

   

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