20th (Light) Division

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20th (Light) Division
Active September 1914 - May 1919
Country  United Kingdom
Branch  British Army
Type Infantry

World War I

Battle of Loos
Battle of Mont Sorrel
Battle of the Somme (1916)
Battle of Guillemont
Battle of Flers-Courcelette
Battle of Morval
Battle of Le Transloy
Battle of Messines (1917)
Third Battle of Ypres
Battle of Cambrai (1917)

The 20th (Light) Division was an infantry division of the British Army, part of Kitchener's Army, raised in the First World War. The division was formed in September 1914 as part of the K2 Army Group. The division landed in France July 1915 and spent the duration of the First World War in action on the Western Front.

Unit history


59th Brigade
60th Brigade
61st Brigade
  • 11th (Service) Battalion, Durham Light Infantry (from 61 Bde January 1915)


Memorial to the division close to Delville Wood in the Somme

General Officer Commanding

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