61st (South Midland) Infantry Division


61st (South Midland) Infantry Division

The 61st Infantry Division was a Territorial Army unit of the British Army during the Second World War.

History

The 61st Division was formed as a 2nd Line duplicate division of the 48th (South Midland) Infantry Division. On 15 April 1940 part of the division (the British 146th Infantry Brigade and 61st Division HQ) was converted into Maurice Force, a formation created for operations in Norway. Although the division was reformed it did not see active service outside the United Kingdom.

Commanders

* Maj.Gen. R.J. Collins
* Maj.Gen. A. Carton De Wiart
* Maj.Gen. Sir Edmond Schreiber
* Maj.Gen. C.S.O. Fullbrook-Leggatt
* Maj.Gen. J.O. Carpenter
* Maj.Gen. C.B. Wainwright

Component Units

"(as of 3 September 1939)"

;182nd Infantry Brigade

*2/7th Bn. The Royal Warwickshire Regiment
*9th Bn. The Royal Warwickshire Regiment
*9th Bn. The Worcestershire Regiment

;183rd Infantry Brigade

*4th Bn. The Northamptonshire Regiment
*7th Bn. The Gloucestershire Regiment
*10th Bn. The Worcestershire Regiment

;184th Infantry Brigade

*5th Bn. The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry
*6th Bn. The Royal Berkshire Regiment
*2nd Buckinghamshire Bn, The Oxford and Buckinghamshire Regiment

upport Units

;Royal Artillery
*119th Field Regt.
*120th Field Regt.
*145th (Buckingham and Berkshire Yeomanry) Field Regt.
*63rd (Worcestershire and Oxfordshire Yeomanry)Anti-Tank Regt.

External links

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