22nd Division (United Kingdom)

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22nd Division
22nd Division sign WW1.svg
Division formation sign, a strip of black cloth on the shoulder strap.[1]
Active September 1914–1919
Country  United Kingdom
Branch  British Army
Type Infantry
Size Division
Engagements World War I

The 22nd Division was an infantry division of the British Army during World War I, raised in September 1914, from men volunteering for Lord Kitchener's New Armies. The division moved to France in September 1915, but it was transferred to Greece only one month later. It served in the Balkans Campaign for the duration of the First World War.

The 22nd Division's insignia was a solid black bar.

Unit history

to be completed

Order of Battle

the following units served with the division[2] 65th Brigade

66th Brigade

67th Brigade

  • 11th (Service) Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers
  • 7th (Service) Battalion, South Wales Borderers
  • 8th (Service) Battalion, South Wales Borderers (left 30 June 1918)
  • 11th (Service) Battalion, Welsh Regiment
  • 67th Machine Gun Company (joined 14 July 1916)
  • 67th Trench Mortar Battery (joined 4 November 1916)

Divisional Troops

Royal Artillery

  • XCVIII Brigade, Royal Field Artillery (R.F.A.)
  • XCIX Brigade, RFA
  • C Brigade, R.F.A.
  • CI Brigade, R.F.A.
  • 22nd Divisional Ammunition Column RFA (transferred to XII Corps January 1915)
  • 22nd Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery (R.G.A.) (joined XXIII Heavy Artillery Brigade on 31 August 1915)

Royal Engineers

  • 87th Field Company (left February 1915)
  • 88th Field Company (left February 1915)
  • 99th Field Company (joined February 1915)
  • 100th Field Company (joined February 1915)
  • 127th Field Company (joined by June 1915)
  • 22nd Divisional Signals Company

Royal Army Medical Corps

  • 66th Field Ambulance
  • 67th Field Ambulance
  • 68th Field Ambulance
  • 39th Sanitary Section


See also


  1. ^ Chappell p. 14
  2. ^ Baker, Chris. "22nd Division". The Long, Long Trail. Retrieved 14 November 2018.


  • Chappel M 1986 British Battle Insignia (1). 1914-18 Osprey Publishing ISBN 9780850457278

External links

  • The British Army in the Great War: The 22nd Division
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