1st (Peshawar) Division


1st (Peshawar) Division

Infobox Military Unit
unit_name= 1st (Peshawar) Division
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dates= 1903
country= British India
allegiance= British Crown
branch= British Indian Army
type= Infantry
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size= Division
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Past Commanders= Major-Gen. C. Blomfield (from March 1911 to June 1915)
Major-Gen. F. Campbell (from June 1915 onwards. Became Lieut-Gen. Sir from 1 July 1917)
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colonel_of_the_regiment=
notable_commanders=Major-Gen. C. Blomfield (from March 1911 to June 1915)
Major-Gen. F. Campbell (from June 1915 onwards. Became Lieut-Gen. Sir from 1 July 1917)
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battles=Third Afghan War
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The 1st (Peshawar) Division was a Regular Division of the British Indian Army it was formed after the Kitchener reforms of the Indian Army in 1903. During the Great War it remained in India for local defence but it was mobilised for action on the North West Frontier on several occasions during the period. [cite web|title=1914-1918|url=http://www.1914-1918.net/Peshawar_div.htm] [cite web|title=orbat|url=http://orbat.com/site/history/historical/india/army1914.html]

The Division was in the Northern Army, later called Northern Command. In 1919, the Division was mobilised for operations in Afghanistan during the Third Afghan War. Typical of all Indian Army formations, it contained a mixture of British units and Indian ones and unlike British Divisions it contained a mixture of cavalry and infantry components. [cite web|title=1914-1918|url=http://www.1914-1918.net/Peshawar_div.htm] [cite web|title=orbat|url=http://orbat.com/site/history/historical/india/army1914.html] .

Formation in 1914

1st (Risalpur) Cavalry Brigade

:13th Duke of Connaught's Lancers :14th Murrays Jat Lancers :1st Duke of York's Own Skinner's Horse :Queen Victoria's Own Corps of Guides (Frontier Force) Lumsden's) Cavalry:21st Lancers :M Battery RHA :1st Guides Infantry. [cite web|title=1914-1918|url=http://www.1914-1918.net/Peshawar_div.htm] [cite web|title=orbat|url=http://orbat.com/site/history/historical/india/army1914.html]

1st (Peshawar) Infantry Brigade

:2nd Bn, King's (Liverpool Regiment) :1st Bn, Royal Sussex Regiment :14th Sikh Regiment :21st Punjab Regiment:72nd Punjab Regiment. [cite web|title=1914-1918|url=http://www.1914-1918.net/Peshawar_div.htm] [cite web|title=orbat|url=http://orbat.com/site/history/historical/india/army1914.html]

2nd (Nowshera) Infantry Brigade

:1st Bn, Durham Light Infantry :24th Punjab Regiment :46th Punjab Regiment :82nd Punjab Regiment:112th Infantry [cite web|title=1914-1918|url=http://www.1914-1918.net/Peshawar_div.htm] [cite web|title=orbat|url=http://orbat.com/site/history/historical/india/army1914.html]

Peshawar Brigade

Formed July 1918

:1st Bn, Yorkshire Regiment :30th Lancers. [cite web|title=1914-1918|url=http://www.1914-1918.net/Peshawar_div.htm] [cite web|title=orbat|url=http://orbat.com/site/history/historical/india/army1914.html] .

Divisional Troops

:2/1st Guides Rifles:38th Dogra Regiment:51st Sikhs [cite web|title=1914-1918|url=http://www.1914-1918.net/Peshawar_div.htm] [cite web|title=orbat|url=http://orbat.com/site/history/historical/india/army1914.html] .

References

Further reading

*Perry, F.W. & Becke, A.F. (1945). "History of the Great War: Order of Battle of Divisions: Indian Army Divisions Pt. 5B". London HMSO. ISBN 187116723X
*Haythornthwaite P.J. (1992). "The World War One Sourcebook", Arms and Armour Press.
*Moberly, F.J. (1923). "Official History of the War: Mesopotamia Campaign", Imperial War Museum. ISBN 1870423305


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