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  British 49th (West Riding) Infantry Division - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This military division was formed on April 1, 1908 as the West Riding Division in the Territorial Force of the British Army.
The division was disbanded (in Germany) in 1946, but reformed in the Territorial Army (in 1947), having been renamed the 49th (West Riding) Armoured Division.
In 1956, it was renamed the 49th (West Riding and Midland) Infantry Division, its base moved to Leeds, and the 8th Armoured Brigade was removed from its order of battle.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/British_49th_(West_Riding)_Infantry_Division   (354 words)

 Uniforms - LoveToKnow 1911   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Infantry.-The uniforms of the four Foot Guard regiments are distinguished by the cuffs, which have slashed flaps and buttons, by the blue shoulder-straps and by the embroidery patches on the collar, cuff-flaps and skirts, which are analogous to the GardeLitzen of continental armies.
Swords, except in the case of Scottish infantry, are worn suspended by slings from a belt (the belt in infantry, rifles and hussars being worn under the tunic or sash).
In the 1st Guard division the shoulderstraps and piping are red and white, in the 2nd red and red, in the 3rd yellow and yellow respectively.
www.1911ency.org /U/UN/UNIFORMS.htm   (13779 words)

 British 49th (West Riding) Division - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The British 49th (West Riding) Division was a Territorial Force division that was sent to France in April 1915 and served on the Western Front for the duration of the First World War.
The division's insignia was the White Rose of York.
See British 49th (West Riding) Infantry Division for the division's World War II history.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/British_49th_(West_Riding)_Division   (229 words)

 Territorial Army - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The divisions were assigned numbers in April 1915 so that, for example, the 'East Anglian Division' became the 54th Division.
For instance, the second line 'Wessex Division' was originally called the '2nd Wessex Division' (later the 45th Division) and the second line battalion for the 1/5th East Surreys was the 2/5th East Surreys.
The 42nd and 52nd divisions were sent to Gallipoli as reinforcements for the Helles front in May and June of 1915.
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/Territorial_Army   (1097 words)

 Combat Mission British Uniforms   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In October 1944, the division was finally committed to action in the Scheldt fighting, and remained in Northwest Europe until after the cessation of hostilities in May 1945.
The Guards Armoured Division was formed in the United Kingdom in 1941, and after many reorganizations, moved to Northwest Europe on 28 Jun 1944, where it fought until the cessation of hostilities in May 1945.
In 1939, the Armoured Division (Egypt) was a Regular Division; it was redesignated the 7th Armoured Division in 1940.
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 British Light Infantry Regiments
On June 22, 1940 the battalion sailed from Glasgow on the transport Andes as part of the 49th Infantry Division for Iceland, to hold that island in case the Germans attempted to seize it.
The first full-scale Divisional assault carried out by the 49th Division at Cristot, the capture and holding of Tessel Wood during the battle of Fontenay le Pesnil, and the capture of Le Havre were the outstanding actions of the Battalion in France.
Throughout the war the 2/4th Battalion served with the 46th Division, and was the first in action in France in 1940.
www.lightinfantry.org.uk /regiments/KOYLI/kingyork_ww2.htm   (1132 words)

 Nijmegen Salient - www.canadiansoldiers.com
While British XXX Corps was unable to meet their objective of linking up with British paratroopers in Arnhem, the US 82d Airborne Division had nonetheless managed to capture an intact bridge at Nijmegen over the Waal River.
British XXX Corps had passed through, and at the start of Nov were defending the area; after the Battle of the Scheldt, the First Canadian Army took over part of the line in this area.
As British forces were moved to the south, the First Canadian Army had to prepare for further German attacks.
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 Infantry Divisionss   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The division fought in France with the BEF and later in the Far East.
13th Division - Readopted the sign it wore in WW I. it was reformed in Greece in the winter of 1945-46 during the campaign against the ELAS drafted from British units returning from the 4th Indian Division.
The tulip of the 212th was previously worn by the Lincolnshire Division, and the Seaxes of the 223rd marked the brigade's association with Essex.
www.hypospace.net /equipment/inf_formations.htm   (1274 words)

 free download ebooks - Orange wattle   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Native to Australia, it is widely distributed throughout the south west corner of Western Australia, extending north as far as the Murchison River, Western Australia, and east to Israelite Bay, Western Australia.
After the war, it remained with the British Northern Command, containing the 146th, 147th, and 148th Brigades (1st, 2nd, and 3rd West Riding Brigades, respectively).
Throughout the rest of World War II, it was reorganized frequently, and was under the command of the British I Corps, the II Canadian Corps, and the I Canadian Corps.
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 History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The origin of 49 (East) Brigade can be traced back to the 49th Division which was formed in 1908 as a result of the Territorial and Reserve Forces Act of 1907 when fourteen divisions were established.
The 49th Division fought its way steadily across Northern France and Belgium and then on into Holland for the capture of Arnhem in April 1945, where it remained until the end of the war.
The 49th Infantry Brigade was reformed in 1982 and comprised 5000 Territorial Army soldiers from units widely scattered throughout the United Kingdom.
www.army.mod.uk /49brigade/about_us/history   (415 words)

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British First Army order of battle, 20 April 1943
British First Army order of battle, 4 May 1943
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 Fontenay le Pesnil War Cemetery   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Fonentay le Pesnil saw heavy fighting in June and July 1944, particularly involving units of the 49th (West Riding) Division whose memorial is close by.
The German graves are largely soldiers from the 12th SS Panzer Division (Hitlerjugend).
Following this road you reach the memorial to the 49th (West Riding) Division on the right; directly opposite is a signposted track for the cemetery.
battlefieldsww2.50megs.com /fontenay_le_pesnil_war_cemetery.htm   (209 words)

 49th (West Riding) Division
The West Riding 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.
Left the Division and went to France where it joined the VIII Brigade, 2nd Group Heavy Artillery Reserve.
www.warpath.orbat.com /divs/49_div.htm   (283 words)

 Detailed Operational History of the 1st Hussars
11 Nov. 44: Arrives in Grosbeck, in the Nijmegen salient (A Squadron to 6th Canadian Infantry Brigade, B Squadron to 4th Canadian Infantry Brigade, C Squadron to 5th Canadian Infantry Brigade), for holding and counter-attack role.
6 Feb. 45: GOC 49th British (West Riding) Infantry Division, inspects the regiment.
5 Mar. 45: A and C Squadrons with the Highland Light Infantry of Canada and the North Shore Regiment, clear the southern Hochwald.
www.geocities.com /Pentagon/Barracks/4674/DOH-1stHus.html   (1705 words)

 49th (West Riding) Division [UK]
49th (West Riding) Division, by Chris Baker (The British Army in the Great War).
49th (West Riding) Division, by Brad Chappell (The Regimental Warpath 1914-1918)
The Polar Bears : from Normandy to the relief of Holland with the 49th Division.
www.regiments.org /formations/uk-div/div49inf.htm   (106 words)

 A Short History of 49th (West Riding and Midland) Infantry Division. : [COLE, (Howard)]
A Short History of 49th (West Riding and Midland) Infantry Division.
Identified as a "Draft" this is an unpublished account of the services of the Division.
The Division was in Finland and Norway at the time of Narvik, the occupation of Iceland and D-Day - Operation MARTLET around Fontenay, the drive to the Seine, Belgium and into Holland, actions around Arnhem and Nijmegen.
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 ::The Proving Grounds::
One such instance occurred at Luga, where elements of the German 269th Infantry Division were assigned to hold the western approaches to the German drive on Leningrad.
The British VIII Corps consisted of the 15th Scottish Division, the 11th Armoured Division, the 43rd Wessex Division and two independant Tank Brigades the 4th and 31st.
The battle i had set in mind was this, british troops launch an attack from the treeline from the south and battle there way through the town and sucure it, then with armour and arty support launch an attack across the bridges and cap some VL on the north side of the river.
www.the-proving-grounds.com /research_results.html?sku=117   (4605 words)

 WarWheels.Net - British Armoured Cars In Europe - 1944-1945
Also, each British Corps Signals unit should have had two Staghound 37mm each, and each British Infantry Division should have had one Humber IV 37mm and two Staghound 37mm in its Signals organisation, while Canadian Infrantry Divisions were due 3 Staghounds.
3rd, 15th (Scottish), 43rd (Wessex), 49th (West Riding), 50th (Northumbrian), 51st (Highland), 53rd (Welsh) and 59th (Staffordshire) Infantry Divisions were in France as of June 1944, with 52nd (Lowland) still in the UK but this still gives nine infantry divisions in all to be counted.
As the British Army - or more correctly, the British Government - amalgamates and even disbands regiments at regular intervals, just knowing which regimental title a unit had at a particular time, and what it has now, is an art and the subject of many books in itself.
www.warwheels.net /BritACsInEurope44_45BROWN.html   (3853 words)

 1st Line Territorial Force Infantry Division 1918
One of the most apparent differences is that the number of infantry battalions in Divisions on the Western Front was reduced from 13 to 10 (including the pioneer battalion).
The 43rd and 44th Division were sent to India in 1914, and by the end of the war they had lost much of their infantry which had been sent mostly to the Middle-East as reinforcements.
Another exception was the 53rd Division which changed to the Indian establishment between 4 June and 29 August 1918.
www.win.tue.nl /~drenth/BritArmy/Divisions/tf_divs1918.html   (273 words)

 goDutch.com The Dutch Heritage Website:: News Article
The village of Apeldoorn itself was built at the eastern ridge of the Veluwe.
West of the slope, the sandy areas, also classified as desert, in the 18th and 19th centuries were largely forested, a development currently under review.
In April, The Canadian 49th West Riding Infantry Division crossed the Apeldoorn Canal, while the 1st Canadian Infantry Division captured Apeldoorn and cleared the road to Deventer and the area between the river and the canal.
www.godutch.com /inserts/Friendship03/articles/p03a01.asp   (1075 words)

 Welcome To Replicaters.com
As per a 1937 Department of Defence specification, the British Battle Dress Uniform (BDU) was the standard uniform for personnel of all arms and services, officers, NCO's and men in the field.
Infantry Formation Badges: 3rd Infantry Division, 5th Infantry Division, 15th (Scottish) Infantry Division, 43rd (Wessex) Infantry Division, 49th (West Riding) Infantry Division, 50th (Northumbrian) Infantry Division, 51st (Highland) Infantry Division, 52nd (Lowland) Infantry Division, 53rd (Welsh) Infantry Division, 59th (Staffordshire) Infantry Division, 56 Infantry Brigade, 115th Infantry Brigade.
Our British wwii (ww2, world war two) uniforms, equipment, gear, webbing, shoes and boots, caps, badges, patches, insignia, chevrons etc have been replicated to exact specifications prevalent during the world war and are a favourite among re-enactors.
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 British Divisions in WWII - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
List of military divisions — List of British divisions in WWII
This page is a list of British divisions that fought in World War II.
It is intended to provide a central point to access information about British formations of that size.
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/British_Divisions_in_WWII   (166 words)

 More Links - "Detroit's Own" Polar Bear Memorial Association
Aussies in the North Russian Relief Force The British North Russia Relief Force was organized from volunteers in England during the spring of 1919 for the primary purpose of relieving the British, French and American forces who had been fighting the Bolshevik Red Army during the winter of 1918-1919.
Their other purpose was to train the White Russian forces so that they could take over the defense of the local population upon the planned withdrawal of the Relief Force before the next winter set in.
The 31st Infantry is also known as the "Polar Bear Regiment".
pages.prodigy.net /mvgrobbel/photos/polarbearlinks.htm   (1116 words)

 Duke of Wellington's West Riding Regiment
The Duke of Wellingtons West Riding Regiment by Harry Payne
The story of the battalion, written primarily for the men who served with it, is well told, based on official documents, supplemented by personal recollections of many officers and other ranks; the sketch maps are clear and most of them concentrate on the battalion’s front as opposed to the general area-type maps.
History of the 1/4th Battlaion, Duke of Wellingtons West Riding Regiment, 1914 - 1919 by Capt P G Bales.
www.regimental-art.com /west_riding.htm   (1544 words)

 Scots and Scots Descendants - S
In 1808, he was appointed captain of light artillery in General Wilkinson's division, stationed at Baton Rouge, LA; and at the commencement of the War of 1812 he was appointed lieutenant colonel.
Married 1883 Virginia West, a daughter of William A. and Catherine Ann (McCleary) West.
By 1606 James had acted decisively, issuing charters to the London and Plymouth Companies, and in 1607 his London Company established in Virginia the first permanent British colony in the New York, naming the settlement Jamestown and the river on which it stood the James, in honor of their Scottish sponsor.
www.chicago-scots.org /clubs/History/Names-S.htm   (11386 words)

 Table of contents for The 12th SS
Repelling British Attacks between 15 and 18 June 1944 2.7 Actions of SS-Panzergrenadierregiment 25 and 21.
SS-Panzerkorps to Cut Off the British Odon-Bridgehead on 29 June 1944 3.7 Continuation of the Counteroffensive by the I. and II.
Breakout by the British from the Bridgehead East of the Orne River.
www.loc.gov /catdir/toc/ecip056/2005001216.html   (278 words)

 British Divisions WW2   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Researching the activities of British units which fought in WW2 is becoming more and more commonplace; either for those with an interest in specific regiments or divisions, or for family historians.
For each division all the units that served with it are listed, with details of where it served and in which major battles.
For the moment I have only listed divisions which saw active service during WW2 - those that remained in Britain and supplied drafts are not shown.
battlefieldsww2.50megs.com /british_divisions_ww2.htm   (236 words)

 Amazon.com: A short history of 49th West Riding & Midland infantry division, Territorial army: Books: F. K Hughes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Amazon.com: A short history of 49th West Riding & Midland infantry division, Territorial army: Books: F. K Hughes
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49th West Riding & Midland infantry division, T.A
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 Introduction - "Detroit's Own" Polar Bear Memorial Association
The "Detroit's Own" Polar Bear Memorial Association is dedicated to honoring and maintaining the memory of the 339th Infantry Regiment, the 1st Battalion of the 310th Engineers, the 337th Ambulance Co. and the 337th Field Hospital of the U.S. Army's 85th Division.
These men, known as "Detroit's Own" and "Polar Bears", fought the Bolshevik enemy and the elements as part of the American North Russian Expeditionary Force in 1918-1919.
There is a British "Polar Bear Association" whose members are veterans of the United Kingdom's 49th (West Riding) Infantry Division and they have recently created their own
pages.prodigy.net /mvgrobbel/photos/polarbear.htm   (594 words)

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