28th Division

Formed at Hursley, Pitt Hill and Magdalen Hill Camp near Winchester between December 1914 and January 1915 from the Regular Battalions returning from overseas garrisons. Arrived in France in January 1915. Served in France and Flanders until November 1915 when the Division moved to Macedonia. Served in Macedonia until the Armistice (30 September 1918).

Battles and Engagements
France and Flanders

Battle of Gravenstaffel. 22-23 Apr 1915.
Battle of St. Julien. 24 Apr-5 May 1915.
Battle of Frezenberg. 8-13 May 1915.
Battle of Bellewaarde. 24-25 May 1915.
Battle of Loos. 25 Sep-8 Oct 1915.

 

   
Macedonia

Occupation of Maziriko. 2 Oct 1916.
Capture of Bairakle Jom’a. 31 Oct 1916.

 

 

Capture of the Ferdie and Essex trenches (near Bairakli Jom’a). 15 May 1917.
Capture of Bairakli and Kumli. 16 Oct 1917.

 

Battle of Dojran. 18-19 Sep 1918.

 

   

 

Infantry Units

 

83rd Brigade.

2nd Bn King’s Own. 23 Dec 1914 - 30 Sep 1918.
1/5th Bn King’s Own. 03 Mar 1915 - 21 Oct 1915. To the 1st Division.
2nd Bn East Yorkshire Regt. 23 Dec 1914 - 30 Sep 1918.
1st Bn King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. 13 Dec 1914 - 20 Jun 1918. To the 50th Division.
1st Bn York and Lancaster Regt. 24 Dec 1914 - 30 Sep 1918.
1/3rd Bn Monmouthshire Regt. 03 Mar 1915 - 02 Sep 1915. To the 49th Division. (Amalgamated with the 1/1st in the 84th Brigade on 27 May 1915. Resumed identity on 11 Aug 1915 and returned to the 83rd Brigade).

 

 

84th Brigade.

2nd Bn Northumberland Fusiliers. 23 Dec 1914 - 21 Jun 1918. To the 50th Division.
1st Bn Suffolk Regt. 07 Dec 1914 - 30 Sep 1918.
2nd Bn Cheshire Regt. 24 Dec 1914 - 30 Sep 1918.
1st Bn Welsh Regt. 23 Dec 1914 - 30 Sep 1918.
1/6th Bn Welsh Regt. 05 Jul 1915 - 23 Oct 1915. To the 1st Division.
1/1st Bn Monmouthshire Regt. Feb 1915 - 03 Sep 1915. To the 46th Division. (Amalgamated with the 1/2nd and 1/3rd Bns on 27 May 1915 until 11 Aug 1915).
1/12th Bn London Regt. 08 Feb 1915 - 20 May 1915. To the GHQ Troops.

 

85th Brigade.

2nd Bn Buffs. 23 Dec 1914 - 30 Sep 1918.
3rd Bn Royal Fusiliers. 24 Dec 1914 - 26 Jun 1918. To the 50th Division.
2nd Bn East Surrey Regt. 24 Dec 1914 - 30 Sep 1918.
3rd Bn Middlesex Regt. 24 Dec 1914 - 30 Sep 1918.
1/8th Bn Middlesex Regt. 11 Mar 1915 - 20 Jun 1915. To the 8th Division.

 

 

228th Brigade. (Attached to the Division Mar 1917 - 30 Sep 1918).

2nd Garrison Bn King’s. 28 Aug 1917 - 30 Sep 1918.
2/5th Bn Durham Light Infantry. 01 Mar 1917 - 30 Sep 1918.
1st Garrison Bn Seaforth Highlanders. 01 Mar 1917 - 30 Sep 1918.
2nd Garrison Bn Royal Irish Fusiliers. 01 Mar 1917 - 06 Aug 1917.
22nd Bn Rifle Brigade. 01 Mar 1917 - 30 Sep 1918.

 

Pioneers.

23rd Bn Welsh Regt. 31 Aug 1916 - 30 Sep 1918.

 

 

Attached Troops.

1/12th Bn London Regt. 30 Jan 1915 - 08 Feb 1915. To the 84th Brigade.

 

 

Artillery Units
Royal Field Artillery

III Brigade.

18th Bty. 19 Nov 1914 - 30 Sep 1918. Part of this Bty was used to form the 365th Bty.
22nd Bty. 20 Feb 1915 - 20 Jul 1916. To the CXXX Brigade.
62nd Bty. 19 Nov 1914 - 30 Sep 1918. Part of this Bty was used to form the 366th Bty.
75th Bty. 19 Nov 1914 - 22 Dec 1914. To the CXLVI Brigade. Part of this Bty was used to form the 367th Bty.
365th Bty. 19 Nov 1914 - 11 Aug 1917. Broken up and divided between the 18th and 62nd Btys.
D (Howitzer) Bty. 10 Aug 1917 - 30 Sep 1918.

 

 

XXXI Brigade.

69th Bty. 22/23 Dec 1914 - 30 Sep 1918.
100th Bty. 22/23 Dec 1914 - 30 Sep 1918.
103rd Bty. 22/23 Dec 1914 - 25 Dec 1916. Broken up and divided between the 69th and 100th Btys.
118th Bty. 07 Feb 1915 - 25 Jul 1916. To the CXXX Brigade.
131st Bty. One of the original Btys, when the Bde arrived at Winchester the Bty joined the 27th Division.
132nd Bty. One of the original Btys, when the Bde arrived at Winchester the Bty joined the 27th Division.
133rd Bty. One of the original Btys, when the Bde arrived at Winchester the Bty joined the 27th Division.
D (Howitzer) Bty. 25 Jul 1916 - 30 Sep 1918.

 

LIV Brigade.

A Bty. 29 Aug 1917 - 30 Sep 1918.
B Bty. 29 Aug 1917 - 30 Sep 1918.
C Bty. 29 Aug 1917 - 30 Sep 1918.

 

 

CXXX (Howitzer) Brigade. (Formed 08 Sep 1915). Reorganized as a standard Brigade in Jul 1916.

Before Reorganization.

A (Howitzer) Bty. 08 Sep 1915 - 25 Jul 1916. To the XXXI Brigade where it became D (Howitzer) Bty.
B (Howitzer) Bty. 08 Sep 1915 - 25 Jul 1916. To the CXLVI Brigade where it became the D (Howitzer) Bty.
C (Howitzer) Bty. 08 Sep 1915 - 25 Jul 1916. Became the D (Howitzer) Bty.

After Reorganization. The Brigade now dropped the Howitzer designation to become the CXXX Brigade.

22nd Bty. 20 Jul 1916- 30 Sep 1918.
118th Bty. 25 Jul 1916 - 30 Sep 1918.
149th Bty. 27 Jul 1916 - 28 Dec 1916. Broken up and divided between the 22nd and 118th Btys.
D (Howitzer) Bty.25 Jul 1916 - 30 Sep 1918.

 

CXLVI Brigade. (Formed 22 Dec 1914). Left the Division on 11 Aug 1917. To Egypt.

22nd A Bty. 11 Feb 1915 - 05 Mar 1915. Renumbered to 149th Bty. The Bty was formed from one section each from the 22nd and 118th Btys.
75th Bty. 22 Dec 1914 - 11 Aug 1917. To Egypt eventually joining the CCLXIII Brigade, 10th Division.
149th Bty. (Renumbered 22nd A Bty). 05 Mar 1915 - 27 Jul 1916. To the CXXX Brigade.
366th Bty. 22 Dec 1914 - 11 Aug 1917. Eventually joined the CCLXVIII Brigade, 74th Division.
367th Bty. 22 Dec 1914 - 28 Dec 1916. Broken up and divided between the 75th and 366th Btys.
D (Howitzer) Bty. 25 Jul 1916 - 10 Aug 1917. To III Brigade.

 

   
Royal Garrison Artillery

3rd Mountain Brigade. (Joined the Division 16 Sep 1918.)

2nd Mountain Bty. 16 Sep 1918 - 30 Sep 1918.
5th Mountain Bty. 16 Sep 1918 - 30 Sep 1918.
7th Mountain Bty. 16 Sep 1918 - 30 Sep 1918.

 

 

4th (Highland) Mountain Brigade. (Joined the Division Dec 1916). Left the Division 10 Sep 1918 to the Corps Troops.

Ross and Cromarty Mountain Bty. Dec 1916 - 10 Sep 1918. To the Corps Troops.
Argyllshire Mountain Bty. Dec 1916 - 10 Sep 1918. To the Corps Troops.
Buteshire Mountain Bty. Dec 1916 - 22 Jul 1918. To the 27th Division.

 

71st Heavy Bty. 18 Feb 1915 - 06 Apr 1915. To the IX Heavy Brigade, RGA.
121st Heavy Bty. 18 Feb 1915 - 06 Apr 1915. To the IX Heavy Brigade, RGA.

 

   
Attached Units.

VIII (Howitzer) Brigade. (Attached from the 5th Division 21 Feb 1915 - 23 Jun 1915.)

37th (Howitzer) Bty. 21 Feb 1915 - 23 Jun 1915. To the 5th Division.
65th (Howitzer) Bty. 21 Feb 1915 - 23 Feb 1915. To the 5th Division.

 

 

22nd Bty. 04 Feb 1915 - 20 Feb 1915. To the III Brigade.

7th Mountain Bty. 30 Dec 1915 - 18 Jun 1916. To the 3rd Mountain Brigade (which at this time was not part of the Division).

 

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