15th Indian Infantry Division

Infobox Military Unit
unit_name= 15th Indian Division


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dates= 1916 - 1919
country= British Empire
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branch=British Indian Army
type= Infantry
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notable_commanders=Major General H.T. Brooking
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battles=Mesopotamia Campaign
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History

The division was formed on 7 May 1916 on the Euphrates Front in Mesopotamia, as a replacement for 12th Indian Division. It served throughout the war on the Euphrates Front, and was formally disbanded in March 1919.

Order of Battle July 1918

*12th Indian Infantry Brigade
** 1/5th Bn. Queen's Royal Regiment
** 1st Bn. 90th Punjabis
** 1st Bn. 43rd Erinpura Regiment
** 2nd Bn. 39th Garhwal Rifles
** 128 M.G. Coy
** 12 Lt. T.M. Bty

*42nd Indian Infantry Brigade
** 1/4th Bn. Dorset Regiment
** 2nd Bn. 5th Gurkha Rifles
** 2nd Bn. 6th Gurkha Rifles
** 1st Bn. 5th Gurkha Rifles
** 130 M.G. Coy
** 42 Lt. T.M. Bty

*50th Indian Infantry Brigade
** 1st Bn. Ox & Bucks
** 1st Bn. 6th Jat Light Infantry
** 1st Bn. 14th Ferozepore Sikhs
** 1st Bn. 97th Deccan Infantry
** 256 M.G. Coy
** 50 Lt. T.M. Bty

*Divisional Artillery
** CCXXII Brigade RFA
*** 375 Bty. RFA
*** 1070 Bty. RFA
*** 1072 Bty. RFA
*** 429 (Howitzer) Bty. RFA
** CCXV Brigade RFA
*** 1087 Bty. RFA
*** 1088 Bty. RFA
*** 816 Bty. RFA
*** 524 (Howitzer) Bty. RFA
*** Volunteer Battery

*Divisional troops
** 22nd Cavalry (Frontier Force)
** 448 Field Company RE
** 450 Field Company RE
** 451 Field Company RE
**48th Pioneers
** 275 M.G. Coy

Battle Honours

11 September 1916 Action of As Sahilan

28-29 September 1917 Capture of Ramadi

9 March 1918 Occupation of Hit

26-27 March 1918 Action of Khan Baghdadi

External links

* [http://www.britishempire.co.uk/forces/armyunits/armyunit.htm/ British Empire] has list of all Indian Army regiments with pictures of their regimental badges.

Notes and References

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

Moberly, F.J. (1923). "Official History of the War: Mesopotamia Campaign", Imperial War Museum. ISBN 1870423305


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