Essex County Division

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Essex County Division
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Division insignia of the Essex County Division[1]
Active 18 February – 7 October 1941
Country United Kingdom
Branch British Army
Type Static Division

The Essex County Division was a formation of the British Army formed in World War II on 18 February 1941 by the redesignation of the West Sussex County Division. It lasted until 7 October when it was disbanded. It had one commanding officer, Major General J. H. T. Priestman, and commanded the 207th Independent Infantry Brigade (Home), 208th Independent Infantry Brigade (Home) and 223rd Independent Infantry Brigade (Home). It was under the command of XI Corps from formation to 22 July and then under GHQ Home Forces.

See also


  1. ^ Cole p58


  • Cole, Howard (1973). Formation Badges of World War 2 Britain, Commonwealth and Empire. London: Arms and Armour Press.
  • Joslen, Lt-Col H.F. (1990) [1st. Pub. HMSO:1960]. Orders of Battle, Second World War, 1939–1945. London: London Stamp Exchange. ISBN 0-948130-03-2.
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