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The 60th (2/2nd London) Division was an infantry division of the British Army raised during World War I. The division was the second of two second-line Territorial Force divisions formed from the surplus of London recruits in 1914. Originally the division merely supplied the first-line Territorial divisions with drafts to replace losses through casualties. It was not until late 1915 that the division began to be equipped for field operations and it was not sent overseas to France until mid-1916. As a "lesser" division it was sent to the minor fronts of Salonika and finally Palestine. In mid-1918, most British battalions were replaced with Indian battalions and sent to the Western Front, the division effectively became a British Indian Army division.

60th (2/2nd London) Division
British 60th (London) Division Insignia.png
Active31 August 1914 – 31 May 1919
Country United Kingdom
Branch British Army
TypeInfantry
SizeDivision
EngagementsWorld War I
Third Battle of Gaza
Commanders
Notable
commanders
Edward Bulfin

Its engagements included the Third Battle of Gaza, the Battle of Beersheba (1917), the Battle of Jerusalem (1917), the Second Transjordan attack on Shunet Nimrin and Es Salt (1918), the Battle of Megiddo (1918), the Battle of Sharon (1918), and the Battle of Nahr el Faliq.[citation needed]

The divisional insignia was a bee.

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FormationEdit

EngagementsEdit

General Officer CommandingEdit

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External linksEdit

  • Baker, Chris. "The 60th (2/2nd London) Division in 1914-1918". The Long, Long Trail. Retrieved 24 June 2015.