61st (2nd South Midland) Division

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For the equivalent formation in Second World War, see 61st Infantry Division (United Kingdom).
61st (2nd South Midland) Division
Active January 1915 – January 1919
Country  United Kingdom
Branch  British Army
Type Infantry

First World War

Battle of Fromelles

The 61st (2nd South Midland) Division was an infantry division of the British Army raised in 1915 during the Great War as a second-line reserve for the first-line battalions of the 48th (South Midland) Division. However, the division was sent to the Western Front in May 1916 and served there for the duration of the First World War.


182nd (2nd Warwickshire) Brigade 
183rd (2nd Gloucester and Worcester) Brigade 

The brigade contained the following battalions until February 1918 when most of them were disbanded.

  • 2/4th (City of Bristol) Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment
  • 2/6th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment
  • 2/7th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment
  • 2/8th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment (to 182nd Bde. February 1918)

Between February and June 1918 the 183rd Brigade contained the following battalions.

From May 1918 the following battalions joined the Brigade.

184th (2nd South Midland) Brigade 


General officer commanding

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