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49 (West Riding) Infantry Division

Unit Histories

From To Type Notes
12-May-1915 12-May-1915 Converted from 1 West Riding Division
07-Feb-1920 07-Feb-1920 Reformed
01-Sep-1939 01-Sep-1939 Embodied First Line Territorial Infantry Division in the United Kingdom.
05-Apr-1940 05-Apr-1940 Converted to Avonforce For operations in Norway
10-Jun-1940 10-Jun-1940 Reformed Division reconstituted in the United Kingdom with original Brigades.
23-Jun-1940 23-Jun-1940 Converted to Alabaster Force
26-Apr-1942 26-Apr-1942 Converted from Iceland Force Division reconstituted in the United Kingdom on return of Division HQ from Iceland.
31-Aug-1945 31-Aug-1945 Active
Number of Records Returned: 8
Number of Pages Returned : 1


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