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The Big Man

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Brigades and Divisions
« on: October 06, 2008, 12:12:23 PM »
Hi all,

Please could somebody tell me what brigades and divisions the 1st, 2nd, 8th & 9th battalions served with during WWII, or where I could find this information for myself?

Many thanks in advance.

Offline Robert Bonner

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Re: Brigades and Divisions
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2008, 05:21:34 PM »
For the 1st & 2nd Battalions you should read Bell's History of The Manchester Regiment Regular Battalions 1922 - 1948.    For the 9th Battalion read Volunteer Infantry of Ashton-under-Lyne. For the 8th you should read Ardwick Boys went to Malta; after Malta they served in Italy with 10th Indian Division.

Robert

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Re: Brigades and Divisions
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2008, 05:54:41 PM »
If you can not get any of the books here is some info for them.





1st Bn:
 3-9-39  - 13-9-40 1st Malaya Inf Bde.
14-9-40 -  14-2-42 2nd Malaya Inf Bde.
15/2/42 Captured by the Japs.

199th Inf Bde. 42 Inf Div.

6th Bn reformed to the 1st Bn  28-5-42  - 15-9-42.

53rd Welsh Inf Div.
1-10-43  -27-2-44 Sp Bn.
28-2-22  -31-12-44 MG Bn.


2nd Bn:
BEF France  May 1940

2nd Inf Div
11-11-41  - 31-8-45.  MG Bn.

5th Bn:
126th Inf Bde  42nd East Lancs Inf Div.
3-9-39    - 8-9-41.
8-9-41   - 31-10-41.

55th West Lancs Inf Div
22-10-44  - 31-8-45  MG Bn.


6th Bn:
199 Inf Bde 42nd Div
3-9-39  -27-5-42
In May it reformed as the 1st Bn

7th Bn:
199th Inf Bde  42nd Div.
3-9-39  -31-10-42.

52nd (Lowland) Div.
7-6-43  -18-3-44 SP Bn.
19-3-44  -31-8-45 MG Bn.

8th Bn:
127th Inf Bde 42 Div.
3-9-39  -6-5-40.

231st Inf Bde (Malta)
20-5-40  -6-8-40

232nd Inf Bde (Malta)
7-8-40  -27-8-43.

20th Inf Bde. (Syria,Egypt & Italy) 10th Ind Div.
2-7-43 - 17-9-44.

166 Inf Bde. 55 Inf Div
28-11-44 - 31-8-45.


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The Big Man

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Re: Brigades and Divisions
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2008, 11:40:10 AM »
Thanks very much to you both. You have been very helpful.