18th (Eastern) Division

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18th (Eastern) Division
British 18th (Eastern) Division insignia.png
Active September 1914 – 20 March 1919
Country  United Kingdom
Branch  British Army
Type Infantry
Part of K2 Army Group
Engagements First World War
Battle of the Somme
Third Battle of Ypres
Battle of Épehy

The 18th (Eastern) Division was an infantry division of the British Army formed in September 1914 during the Great War as part of the K2 Army Group, part of Kitchener's New Armies. The division landed in France on 25 May 1915 and spent the duration of the First World War in action on the Western Front, becoming one of the elite divisions of the British Army. During the Battle of the Somme in 1916, the 18th Division was commanded by Major General Ivor Maxse.

Formation history

Order of Battle

53rd Brigade 
54th Brigade 
55th Brigade 
  • 8th (Service) Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment (from 54th Bde February 1915)


See also

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Further reading

  • Nicholls, G.H.F. (1922). The 18th Division in the Great War. Edinburgh: William Blackwood and Sons.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>