British 17th (Northern) Division
The British 17th Division was a New Army division
Division (military)
A division is a large military unit or formation usually consisting of between 10,000 and 20,000 soldiers. In most armies, a division is composed of several regiments or brigades, and in turn several divisions typically make up a corps...

 formed in September 1914 as part of the K2 Army Group. The division moved to France in July 1915 and spent the duration of the First World War
World War I
World War I , which was predominantly called the World War or the Great War from its occurrence until 1939, and the First World War or World War I thereafter, was a major war centred in Europe that began on 28 July 1914 and lasted until 11 November 1918...

 in action on the Western Front
Western Front (World War I)
Following the outbreak of World War I in 1914, the German Army opened the Western Front by first invading Luxembourg and Belgium, then gaining military control of important industrial regions in France. The tide of the advance was dramatically turned with the Battle of the Marne...



50th Brigade :
  • 10th (Service) Battalion, The Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment)
  • 7th (Service) Battalion, The East Yorkshire Regiment
  • 7th (Service) Battalion, Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Regiment) (disbanded February 1918)
  • 6th (Service) Battalion, The Dorsetshire Regiment (from March 1915)
  • 7th (Service) Battalion, The York and Lancaster Regiment (until March 1915)

51st Brigade
British 51st Infantry Brigade
The British 51st Infantry Brigade is currently known as 51 Brigade, part of the 2nd Division. It is currently the regional administrative formation responsible for all the units of the Territorial Army based in Scotland. It is the largest Regional Brigade in the United Kingdom in terms of...

  • 7th (Service) Battalion, The Lincolnshire Regiment
  • 7th (Service) Battalion, The Border Regiment
  • 10th (Service) Battalion, The Sherwood Foresters
  • 8th (Service) Battalion, The South Staffordshire Regiment (disbanded February 1918)
  • 3/4th Battalion Battalion, The Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment) (from June 1917 to 52nd Bde August 1917)

52nd Brigade
British 52nd Infantry Brigade
The 52nd Infantry Brigade is a Scottish formation in the British Army. It was formed and disbanded several times during the 20th Century.- History :...

  • 10th (Service) Battalion, 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:...

  • 12th (Service) 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...

  • 9th (Service) Battalion, The Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)
  • 9th (Service) Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers (until August 1917)
  • 3/4th Battalion, The Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment) (from 51st Bde August 1917, disbanded February 1918)

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