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Encyclopedia > British 10th (Irish) Division
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10th (Irish) Division
Army New Army
Formed August, 1914
Demobilised January, 1919
British First World War divisions
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The 10th (Irish) Division, was a New Army division, one of Kitchener's New Army K1 Army Group divisions raised largely in Ireland from the Irish National Volunteers in 1914. It fought at Gallipoli, Salonika and Palestine during the First World War and was the first Irish Division ever to take the field in war. 10th Irish Division Symbol Image created by Valisk Public Domain Valisk 08:45, 6 Jan 2004 (UTC) This image has been (or is hereby) released into the public domain by its creator, Valisk. ... WWI recruitment poster for Kitcheners Army. ... 1914 (MCMXIV) is a common year starting on Thursday. ... 1919 (MCMXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... List of military divisions — List of British divisions in WWI This page is a list of British divisions that fought in World War I. Divisions were either infantry or cavalry. ... The 9th (Scottish) Division, was one of the Kitcheners Army divisions raised from volunteers by Lord Kitchener to serve on the Western Front during the First World War. ... (Redirected from 11th (Northern) Division) The British 11th (Northern) Division, was one of the Kitcheners Army divisions raised from volunteers by Lord Kitchener, it fought at Gallipoli and the Western Front during the First World War. ... Following the outbreak of hostilities in the Great War the then British Secretary of State for War Horatio Kitchener, Lord Kitchener of Khartoum, advised forming a volunteer army of a million men. ... WWI recruitment poster for Kitcheners Army. ... Symbol of the Polish 1st Legions Infantry Division in NATO code A division is a large military unit or formation usually consisting of around ten to fifteen thousand soldiers. ... The National Volunteers is the name taken by the group of the Irish Volunteers that sided with Irish Parliamentary Party leader John Redmond after the group split in the wake of the question of the Volunteers role in World War I. While Redmond took no role in the creation of... 1914 (MCMXIV) is a common year starting on Thursday. ... Combatants United Kingdom France India Australia New Zealand Newfoundland Ottoman Empire Commanders Sir Ian Hamilton Otto Liman von Sanders Strength 5 divisions (initial) 14 divisions (final) 6 divisions (initial) 14 divisions (final) Casualties 252,000 (205,000 British, 47,000 French) dead 97,000 wounded 145,000+ sick 253,000... The White Tower The Arch of Galerius Map showing the Thessaloníki prefecture Thessaloníki (Θεσσαλονίκη) is the second-largest city of Greece and is the principal city and the capital of the Greek region of Macedonia. ... Map of the British Mandate of Palestine. ... Combatants Entente Powers Central Powers Commanders {{{commander1}}} {{{commander2}}} Strength {{{strength1}}} {{{strength2}}} Casualties > 5 million military deaths > 3 million military deaths {{{notes}}} World War I, also known as the First World War and (before 1939) the Great War, the War of the Nations, War to End All Wars, was a world...

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Formation

A church service at the 10th (Irish) Division's Basingstoke camp, 1915.

The division comprised the following brigades: Download high resolution version (1000x664, 196 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Download high resolution version (1000x664, 196 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Location within the British Isles View from Basingstoke railway station forecourt; the chrome yellow buildings stand on the site of older office buildings that have been demolished to build apartments. ... Brigade is a term from military science which refers to a group of several battalions (typically two to four), and directly attached supporting units (normally including at least an artillery battery and additional logistic support). ...

29th Brigade 
30th Brigade 
31st Brigade 
  • 5th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers [11]
  • 6th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers [11]
  • 5th Battalion, Princess Victoria's (Royal Irish Fusiliers) [12]
  • 6th Battalion, Princess Victoria's (Royal Irish Fusiliers) [12]
  • 2nd Battalion, Princess Victoria's (Royal Irish Fusiliers) [13]
  • 2/42nd Battalion, Deolie [14]
  • 74th Battalion, Punjabis [14]
  • 2/101st Grenadiers [14]
  • 38th Battalion, [Royal Fusiliers] {for reference only}.aka Jewish Legion
Pioneers 
  • 5th Battalion, The Royal Irish Regiment [1,15]

In the British Army, there have been two regiments titled the Royal Irish Regiment // Royal Irish Regiment The Royal Irish Regiment was formed in 1684 by the Earl of Granard from independent companies in Ireland. ... The Royal Ulster Rifles was an Irish infantry regiment of the British Army. ... The Connaught Rangers (the Devils Own) was a regiment of the British Army, raised in 1793 from the men of Connacht by John Thomas de Burgh, 13th Earl of Clanricard. ... The Royal Canadian Regiment is an infantry regiment of the Canadian Forces. ... Official name The Princess of Waless Royal Regiment (Queens and Royal Hampshires) Colonel-in-Chief HM Queen Margrethe II of Denmark Nicknames The Tigers Motto Anniversaries Marches Quick: The Farmers Boy Quick: The Soldiers of the Queen Description Infantry regiment Creation date 1992 Reason for creation Formed by... The Royal Canadian Regiment is an infantry regiment of the Canadian Forces. ... The Royal Munster Fusiliers consisted of two regular service and two reserve battalions prior to World War I. Subsequently it had a total of 11 raised battalions. ... The Royal Munster Fusiliers consisted of two regular service and two reserve battalions prior to World War I. Subsequently it had a total of 11 raised battalions. ... Official name The Royal Dublin Fusiliers Colonel-in-Chief HRH Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn (1908) Nicknames The Blue Caps The Dubs The Lambs The Old Toughs Motto Anniversaries Marches Slow: The British Grenadiers Saint Patricks Day Unnofficial: The Dublin Fusiliers Alliances Description Line Infantry regiment Creation... In the British Army, there have been two regiments titled the Royal Irish Regiment // Royal Irish Regiment The Royal Irish Regiment was formed in 1684 by the Earl of Granard from independent companies in Ireland. ... Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers Motto: Nec Aspera Terrent (By Difficulties Undaunted) In 1688 the inhabitants of Inniskillen, Ireland, organized a town millitia to defend the area aginst James II. The millitia fought the enemy with such succes that it was later incorporated into the army of William III as the Inniskilling... Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers Motto: Nec Aspera Terrent (By Difficulties Undaunted) In 1688 the inhabitants of Inniskillen, Ireland, organized a town millitia to defend the area aginst James II. The millitia fought the enemy with such succes that it was later incorporated into the army of William III as the Inniskilling... The 101st Grenadiers was a regiment of the British Indian Army. ... This article is about the British Army battalions known as the Jewish Legion or Zion Mule Corps, which fought in World War I against the Ottoman Empire. ...

Unit History

The 10th Division was sent to Gallipoli where, as part of General Sir Frederick Stopford's IX Corps, it landed at Suvla Bay on August 7 to participate in the August offensive. Some battalions of the division were landed at Anzac and fought at Chunuk Bair. Combatants United Kingdom France India Australia New Zealand Newfoundland Ottoman Empire Commanders Sir Ian Hamilton Otto Liman von Sanders Strength 5 divisions (initial) 14 divisions (final) 6 divisions (initial) 14 divisions (final) Casualties 252,000 (205,000 British, 47,000 French) dead 97,000 wounded 145,000+ sick 253,000... -1... Battle of Sari Bair Conflict First World War Date 6–29 August 1915 Place Gallipoli peninsula, Turkey Result Turkish victory The Battle of Sari Bair, also known as the August Offensive, was the last attempt made by the British to seize control of the Gallipoli peninsula from Turkey during World... Battle of Chunuk Bair Conflict First World War Date 6–10 August 1915 Place Anzac, Gallipoli, Turkey Result Turkish victory The Battle of Chunuk Bair was a World War I battle fought between the Turkish defenders and troops of New Zealand and Britain on Turkeys Gallipoli peninsula in August...


In September, 1915, when the Suvla front became a stalemate, the division was moved to Salonika where it remained for two years. The White Tower The Arch of Galerius Map showing the Thessaloníki prefecture Thessaloníki (Θεσσαλονίκη) is the second-largest city of Greece and is the principal city and the capital of the Greek region of Macedonia. ...


In September 1917 the division moved to Egypt where it joined General Chetwode's XX Corps. The division fought in the Third Battle of Gaza which succeeded in breaking the resistance of the Turkish defenders in southern Palestine. 1917 (MCMXVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar. ... Philip Walhouse Chetwode, 1st Baron Chetwode (21 September 1869–1950) was a British cavalry officer during World War I. He served on the Western Front in smaller cavalry commands receiving little distinction. ... The British XX Corps was a World War I army corps that was formed in Palestine in 1917. ... Third Battle of Gaza Conflict First World War Date 31 October–7 November 1917 Place Gaza, southern Palestine Result Allied victory The Third Battle of Gaza was fought in 1917 in southern Palestine during World War I. The British forces under the command of General Edmund Allenby successfully broke the...


Battles

Combatants United Kingdom France India Australia New Zealand Newfoundland Ottoman Empire Commanders Sir Ian Hamilton Otto Liman von Sanders Strength 5 divisions (initial) 14 divisions (final) 6 divisions (initial) 14 divisions (final) Casualties 252,000 (205,000 British, 47,000 French) dead 97,000 wounded 145,000+ sick 253,000... Battle of Sari Bair Conflict First World War Date 6–29 August 1915 Place Gallipoli peninsula, Turkey Result Turkish victory The Battle of Sari Bair, also known as the August Offensive, was the last attempt made by the British to seize control of the Gallipoli peninsula from Turkey during World... The Battle of Chunuk Bair was a World War I battle fought between the Turkish defenders and troops of New Zealand and Britain on Turkeys Gallipoli peninsula in August 1915. ... Third Battle of Gaza Conflict First World War Date 31 October–7 November 1917 Place Gaza, southern Palestine Result Allied victory The Third Battle of Gaza was fought in 1917 in southern Palestine during World War I. The British forces under the command of General Edmund Allenby successfully broke the...

Notes

  1. Became Divisional Pioneer battalion in June 1915
  2. Disbanded May 1918
  3. Transferred to 66th Division April 1918
  4. Joined Division March 1915, transferred to 27th Division November 1916
  5. Replaced 10th Battalion November 1916
  6. Amalgamated into 6th Battalion November 1916 transferred and amalgamated into the 2nd Munsters (Regular Army, 1st Division) in April 1918
  7. Transferred to 66th Division May 1918
  8. Transferred and absorbed into 11th Royal Irish Fusiliers, (Regular Army)
  9. Regular Army Battalion, joined Division to replace 7th Battalion The Royal Munsters November 1916
  10. Indian Battalions arrived May 1918 until demobilisation.
  11. Both Battalions left for service in France May 1918. 5th Bn. joined 66th Division and 6th Bn. joined 50th Division.
  12. Amalgamated as 5th Battalion in November 1916. Transferred to 16th (Irish) Division May, 1918
  13. Joined Division in November 1916 as replacement for 6th Bn. Royal Irish Fusiliers.
  14. Indian and Guards Battalions replaced France bound Battalions in May 1918.
  15. Transferred to 50th Division, April 1918.

(Redirected from 27th Division (British)) The British 27th Division was a First World War regular army infantry division formed in late 1914 by combining various units that had been acting as garrisons about the British Empire. ... See: British 1st Airborne Division British 1st Armoured Division British 1st Cavalry Division British 1st Division (World War I) British 1st Infantry Division This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... The British 50th (Northumbrian) Division was a first-line Territorial Force division. ... (Redirected from 16th (Irish) Division) The British 16th (Irish) Division was a New Army division formed in Ireland in September 1914 as part of the K2 Army Group. ...

Reading

  • Bryan Cooper (1918): The 10th (Irish) Division in Gallipoli.
    Irish Academic Press (1993), (2003). ISBN 0-7165-2517-8.
  • Desmond & Jean Bowen: Heroic Option: The Irish in the British Army
    Pen & Sword BooKs (2005), ISBN 1-84415-152-2.

External links

The British Army in the Great War: The 10th (Irish) Division


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