British 11th (Northern) Division
The British 11th Division, was one of the Kitchener's Army
Kitchener's Army
The New Army, often referred to as Kitchener's Army or, disparagingly, Kitchener's Mob, was an all-volunteer army formed in the United Kingdom following the outbreak of hostilities in the First World War...

 divisions raised from volunteers by Lord Kitchener, it fought at Gallipoli and the Western Front
Western Front (World War I)
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 during the First World War
World War I
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. The division's insignia was an ankh
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 or ankhus.


The division comprised the following infantry
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32nd Brigade
British 32nd Infantry Brigade (Guards)
The 32nd Infantry Brigade was a British Army formation from World War I to after World War II.-World War I:The Brigade was raised originally as the 32nd Infantry Brigade, part of the 11th Division, a New Army formation which served at Gallipoli and on the Western Front during World War...

  • 9th Battalion, The Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment)
  • 6th Battalion, Alexandra, Princess of Wales Own (Yorkshire Regiment)
  • 6th Battalion, The York and Lancaster Regiment
  • 2nd Battalion Alexandra, Princess of Wales Own (Yorkshire Regiment)

33rd Brigade
British 33rd Independent Infantry Brigade (Guards)
The 33rd Infantry Brigade was a British Army unit originally part of the 11th Division during the First World War.It was re-formed as 33rd Independent Infantry Brigade in October 1941 during the Second World War, under the command of Brigadier J. Jefferson...

  • 6th Battalion, The Lincolnshire Regiment
  • 6th Battalion, The Border Regiment
  • 7th Battalion, The South Staffordshire Regiment
  • 9th Battalion, the Sherwood Foresters
    Sherwood Foresters
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     and Derbyshire
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34th Brigade :
  • 8th Battalion, the Northumberland Fusiliers
  • 9th Battalion, the Lancashire Fusiliers
    Lancashire Fusiliers
    The Lancashire Fusiliers was a British infantry regiment that was amalgamated with other Fusilier regiments in 1968 to form the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers.- Formation and early history:...

  • 8th Battalion, The Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)
  • 11th Battalion, The Manchester Regiment
    The Manchester Regiment
    The Manchester Regiment was a regiment of the British army, formed in 1881 by the amalgamation of the 63rd Regiment of Foot and the 96th Regiment of Foot...

  • 5th Battalion, The Dorsetshire Regiment

Pioneers :
  • 6th Battalion, The East Yorkshire Regiment

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