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16th Infantry Brigade (United Kingdom)

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HistoryEdit

Second Boer WarEdit

During the Second Boer War, the 16th brigade was active in South Africa as part of the 8th Division from early 1900 until the war ended in 1902.[1] It was under the command of major-general Barrington Campbell, and included the following battalions:

First World WarEdit

The brigade was part of the 6th Infantry Division during the First World War.[2] It served on the Western Front throughout the War.[2]

Component units during the First World WarEdit

Component units included:[2]

Second World WarEdit

The brigade was based in Palestine at the beginning of the Second World War as part of the British 8th Infantry Division. It was later part of the British 6th Infantry Division which was redesignated as the British 70th Infantry Division on 10 October 1941. This brigade was involved in the breakout from Tobruk and after being transferred, along with the rest of the 70th Division, to India and Burma, it was transformed into a Chindit formation. It fought in the Second Chindit Campaign of 1944, commanded by Brigadier Gilmour Anderson.[3]

Component units during the Second World WarEdit

The component units were:[4]

Officers CommandingEdit

Commanding officers included:[5]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.angloboerwar.com
  2. ^ a b c "The 6th Division in 1914-1918". The Long, Long Trail. Retrieved 22 August 2015.
  3. ^ British Army Officers 1939-1945 at unithistories.com, accessed 4 July 2015
  4. ^ "Subordinates". Orders of Battle. Retrieved 22 August 2015.
  5. ^ "Appointments". Orders of Battle. Retrieved 22 August 2015.

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