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British 42nd (East Lancashire) Division

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42nd (East Lancashire) Division
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The British 42nd (East Lancashire) Division was a Territorial Army division. Originally called the 'East Lancashire Division', it was redesignated as the 42nd Division in 1915. During World War I the division fought at Gallipoli, in the Sinai desert and on the Western Front in France. In 1940 the division was deployed as part of the British Expeditionary Force in France.

In the modern British Army the division survives as the British 42 North West Brigade

Table of contents
1 Formation
2 Unit History
3 Battles
4 External Links


The division comprised three infantry brigades:

; 125th Brigade (Lancashire Fusiliers Brigade) :

; 126th Brigade (East Lancashire Brigade) : ; 127th Brigade (Manchester Brigade) :

Unit History

World War I

Landed at Helles. Battles of Krithia? Fought in the Helles diversion at the start of the Battle of Sari Bair in what was known as the 'Battle of Krithia Vineyard'.

Moved the Egypt and participated in the advance across the Sinai.

World War II


External Links

The British Army in the Great War: The 42nd (East Lancashire) Division