26th Division (United Kingdom)

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26th Division
26th Division sign WW1.svg
Formation sign of the 26th Division, a strip of blue cloth on the shoulder strap.[1]
Active September 1914 – 10 May 1919
Country  United Kingdom
Branch  British Army
Type Infantry
Size Division
Engagements World War I

The 26th Division was an infantry division of the British Army during World War I. The division was created in September 1914 from men volunteering for Lord Kitchener's New Armies and was the last division to be raised under the K3 elistment scheme. Although the 26th Division began to assemble in September 1914, it was not fully deployed on the Western Front until the following year. In November 1915, the division was redeployed to the Macedonian Front, where it remained until the end of the war.

The 26th Division took part in the following operations:

Demobilization began in February 1919, and the division was formally disbanded on 10 May 1919.

See also


  1. ^ Chappell pp. 15-16


  • Chappell, Mike (1986). British Battle Insignia (1). 1914-18. Oxford: Osprey Publishing. ISBN 9780850457278. 

External links

  • 26th Division at 1914-1918.net

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