4th Division British 1918

A Regular Division stationed at Woolwich, Shornecliffe, Dover and Colchester prior to the outbreak of the war. Arrived in France in August 1914. Served in France and Flanders until the Armistice.

Battles and Engagements France and Flanders Battle of Le Cateau. 26 Aug 1914. Affair of Nery. 1 Sep 1914. Battle of the Marne. 7-10 Sep 1914, including the passage of the Petit Morin and the passage of the Marne. Battle of the Aisne. 12-15 Sep 1914, including the capture of the Aisne Heights including the Chemin des Dames. Battle of Messines. 12 Oct-2 Nov 1914. Battle of Armentieres. 13 Oct-2 Nov 1914, including the capture of Metern.

Battle of St. Julien. 24 Apr-5 May 1915. Battle of Frezenberg. 8-13 May 1915. Battle of Bellewaarde. 24-25 May 1915.

Battle of Albert. 1-13 Jul 1916, including the capture of Montauban, Mametz, Fricourt, Contalmaison and La Boisselle.

Le Sars and the attacks on Butte de Warlencourt. Battle of Valenciennes. 26-30 Aug 1918. Battle of Hazebrouck. . First Battle of the Scarpe. 28 Mar 1918. Third Battle of the Scarpe. 18 Apr 1918. 9 Oct 1917. including the capture of Mont Houy. 4 Oct 1917. Battle of the Scarpe. Battle of Bethune. including the defence of the Hinges Ridge and the Nieppe Forest. Battle of Broodside. 1-2 Nov 1918. Advance in Flanders. 9-14 Apr 1917. 12-15 Apr. Battle of Polygon Wood. including the capture of Fresnoy. 12 Oct 1917. including the capture of Eaucourt l'Abbaye. First Battle of Passchendaele. Battle of Poelcappelle. Battle of the Selle. 17-25 Oct 1918. Battle of Drocourt-Queant. 1-18 Oct 1916. 27 Sep-1 Oct 1918. 3-4 May 1917. including the capture of Monchy le Preux. including the capture of Bourlon Wood. First Battle of Arras. including the second defence of Givenchy. Battle of the Canal du Nord. including the capture Monchy le Preux and the Wancourt Ridge. 18 Aug-6 Sep 1918.Battle of Le Transloy. 26 Sep-3 Oct 1917. 2-3 Sep 1918.

To the 9th Cavalry Brigade.14 Apr 1915. . Disbanded. 1st Cavalry Division. 2nd Bn Duke of Wellington’s Regt.20 Feb 1918. 10 Feb 1918 . 1st Bn Royal Warwickshire Regt.11 Nov 1918. Infantry units 10th Brigade. Aug 1914 .11 Nov 1918. 3/10th Bn Middlesex Regt.Mounted Units B Sqn 19th Hussars. 04 Aug 1914 . 02 Aug 1917 .

01 Mar 1916.11 Nov 1918.10 Feb 1918. 04 Aug 1914 . 1/9th Bn Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. 36th Division from 05 Nov 1915 until 03 Feb 1916. 1st Bn Rifle Brigade. 06 Jan 1915 . 11th Brigade. All the Battalions that were serving with the Brigade at that time went to the 36th Division. 1/7th Bn Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. 1st Bn Somerset Light Infantry. To the 16th Division. To the 51st Division. To the 36th Division. 04 Aug 1914 . 04 Aug 1914 . 04 Aug 1914 .11 Nov 1918. To the GHQ Troops. Household Bn. 2nd Bn Royal Irish Fusiliers. 2nd Bn Royal Irish Regt. 04 Aug 1914 .2nd Bn Seaforth Highlanders. 12th Brigade. (Exchanged with the 107th Brigade.22 Jul 1915. 17 Nov 1916 . .15 Nov 1916. 04 Aug 1914 .11 Nov 1918. Disbanded. To the 34th Division. 1st Bn Royal Irish Fusiliers. 1st Bn East Lancashire Regt. To the Corps Troops. 1st Bn Hampshire Regt.11 Nov 1918. 21 May 1915 . 26 Jul 1915 .22 May 1916. To the 7th Division. 17 Nov 1914 . 04 Aug 1914 . 04 Aug 1914 . 14 Mar 1915 .01 Feb 1918.) 1st Bn King’s Own. To the 11th Brigade. 2nd Bn Royal Dublin Fusiliers.26 Jul 1915. 1/5th Bn London Regt.02 Aug 1917.19 May 1915.11 Nov 1918.

03 Feb 1916. To the GHQ Troops.11 Nov 1918. 05 Nov 1915 .) 1/2nd Bn Monmouthshire Regt. To the 36th Division. 10th Bn Royal Irish Rifles. To the 36th Division. 2nd Bn Duke of Wellington’s Regt.05 Nov 1915. (Amalgamated with the 1/1st and 1/3rd Bns in the 84th Brigade. 05 Nov 1915 .03 Feb 1916. Pioneers. 21 Jun 1916 . 107th Brigade.06 Dec 1914.2nd Bn Lancashire Fusiliers. 21st Bn West Yorkshire Regt. 04 Aug 1914 . (Served with the Division from 05 Nov 1915 until 03 Feb 1916. 2nd Bn Essex Regt. 9th Bn Royal Irish Rifles. 28th Division from 27 May 1915 until 24 Jul 1915). 03 Feb 1916 .11 Nov 1918. 05 Nov 1915 . To the 10th Brigade. 20 Nov 1914 .10 Feb 1918. 16 Feb 1915 . To the 36th Division. 36th Division 05 Nov 1915 . To the 36th Division.03 Feb 1916. To the 36th Division.) 8th Bn Royal Irish Rifles. Served with the 109th Brigade. 1/5th Bn South Lancashire Regt.11 Nov 1918. 04 Aug 1914 . To the 36th Division.05 Nov 1915. 2nd Bn Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers.03 Feb 1916. 15th Bn Royal Irish Rifles. . 04 Aug 1914 . 05 Nov 1915 .03 Feb 1916.

19 .11 Nov 1918.) 39th Bty. 125th Bty.14 Jan 1917. 21 May 1916 . 68th Bty. . (Became an Army Field Artillery Brigade on 14 Jan 1917.25 Jun 1917. 86th (Howitzer) Bty. To the Army Field Artillery. To the XXXII Brigade. 88th Bty. Artillery Units Royal Field Artillery XIV Brigade.Attached Troops. 04 Aug 1914 . To the XIX Brigade.08 Feb 1915. To the Army Field Artillery. 04 Aug 1914 . To the 12th Division. 27th Division.14 Jan 1917. 04 Aug 1914 . 3/4th Bn Queen’s. XXIX Brigade.14 Jan 1917. 04 Aug 1914 .

134th Bty. 86th (Howitzer) Bty. 31st (Howitzer) Bty. 04 Aug 1914 . 21 May 1916 . D (Howitzer) Bty. sections rejoined their original batteries (86th and 128th (Howitzer) batteries. 04 Aug 1914 .28 Nov 1914. Broken up.17 Feb 1915. 04 Aug 1914 . 127th Bty.126th Bty.11 Nov 1918.11 Nov 1918. 27th Bty. Attached to the 7th Division. 04 Aug 1914 . To the Corps Troops. 21 May 1916 .14 Jan 1917. XXXVII (Howitzer) Brigade. (Left the Division 17 Feb 1915 to the Corps Tropps).11 Nov 1918. 04 Aug 1914 .11 Nov 1918. XXXII Brigade. 135th Bty. 55th(Howitzer) Bty. 14 Jan 1917 .11 Nov 1918.11 Nov 1918. 35th (Howitzer) Bty. 04 Aug 1914 . To the Corps Troops.17 Feb 1915. 128th (Howitzer) Bty.11 Nov 1918. 04 Aug 1914 . 04 Aug 1914 . .

XXXII Brigade. To the CXXVII Brigade. 2nd Mountain Bty.21 Apr 1915. 25 Jun 1915 . 04 Aug 1914 . 18 May 1915 . To the No 2 Group Heavy Artillery Reserve. 06 Aug 1915 . 06 Aug 1915 . When the Brigade was broken up one section from each battery went to form D Bty. to the CXXVII Brigade. To the Corps Troops. 86th (Howitzer) Bty.21 May 1916. (Formed 06 Aug 1915). 14 Dec 1914 . 86th (Howitzer) Bty. 128th (Howitzer) Bty.29 Apr 1915.21 May 1916. 128th (Howitzer) Bty.CXXVII (Howitzer) Brigade.06 Aug 1915.06 Aug 1915. Broken up 21 May 1916. Attached Units. . To the XXIX Brigade. To the XIV Brigade. Royal Garrison Artillery 31st Heavy Bty.