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1918

The Battle of the Ancre, a phase of the First Battles of the Somme 1918

The Battle of the Albert, a phase of the Second Battles of the Somme 1918

The Battle of Havrincourt

The Battle of the Canal du Nord

The Battle of Cambrai

The pursuit to the Selle

The Battle of the Selle

The Battle of the Sambre


At the Armistice on 11 November 1918 the Division was in the area of Le Quesnoy. After moving back 

to the Bethencourt - Caudry area, it moved forward on 1 December 1918 to Charleroi. By 20 December, 

units were billeted between Charleroi and the Maubeuge-Nivelles road. Demobilisation began on Boxing 

Day and by 25 March 1919 the Division ceased to exist.


The Great War cost 37th Division 29969 men killed, wounded or missing.


The order of battle of the 37th Division

110th Brigade

This brigade (often known as the Leicester Tigers Brigade) transferred to 21st Division on 7 July 1916

6th Bn. the Leicestershire Regiment

7th Bn. the Leicestershire Regiment

8th Bn. the Leicestershire Regiment

9th Bn. the Leicestershire Regiment

110th Machine Gun Company                   joined 4 March 1916, moved to 37th Bn MGC February

1918

110th Trench Mortar Battery                    formed on 13 June 1916 from two sections that arrived in

March


111th Brigade

This brigade was attached to 34th Division between 6 July and 22 August 1916

10th Bn, the Royal Fusiliers

13th Bn, the Royal Fusiliers                 moved to 112th Bee 4 February 1918

13th Bn, the King's Royal Rifle Corps

13th Bn, the Rifle Brigade

111th Machine Gun Company            joined 4 March 1916, moved to 37th Bn MGC 4 March 1918

111th Trench Mortar Battery             formed 2 July 1916 from two sections that joined in May


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112th Brigade

This brigade was attached to 34th Division between 6 July and 22 August 1916

11th Bn, the Royal Warwickshire Regiment     disbanded 7 February 1918

6th Bn, the Bedfordshire Regiment                   left 21 May 1918

8th Bn, the East Lancashire Regiment              disbanded 4 February 1918

10th Bn, the Loyal North Lancashire                 disbanded 4 February 1918

Regiment

112th Machine Gun Company                            joined 4 March 1916, moved to 37th Bn MGC 4 March 1918

112th Trench Mortar Battery                              formed 1 July 1916 from two sections that joined in May and June

13th Bn, the Royal Fusiliers                                 joined from 111th Bde 4 February 1918

1st Bn, the Essex Regiment                                 joined 4 February 1918

1/1st Bn, the Hertfordshire Regiment               joined 11 May 1918


63rd Brigade

This brigade joined from 21st Division in exchange for 110th Bde on 8 July 1916

8th Bn, The Lincolnshire Regiment

8th Bn, the Somerset Light Infantry

4th Bn, the Middlesex Regiment

10th Bn, the York & Lancaster Regiment          disbanded 4 February 1918

63rd Machine Gun Company                              moved to 37th Bn MGC 4 March 1918

63rd Trench Mortar Battery


Divisional Troops

9th Bn, the North Staffordshire Regiment        Divisional Pioneer Battalion (was attached to 34th Division

                                                                                  with 111th and 112 Bdes in 1916)

16th Motor Machine Gun Battery                       joined 26 July 1915, left 9 May 1916

247th Machine Gun Company                             joined 19 July 1917, moved to 37th Bn MGC 4 March 1918

37th Battalion MGC                                               formed 4 March 1918


Divisional Mounted Troops

RHQ and B Sqn, the Yorkshire Dragoons         left May 1916

37th Divisional Cyclist Company, Army             left 12 May 1916

Cyclist Corps


Divisional Artillery

The three field gun Brigades (CCXXIII, CCXXIV and CCXXV) were raised for the original 31st Division

but when this was broken up they joined the artillery reserve. They joined 37th Division by 15 April 1915.

CCXVI (Howitzer) Brigade was raised for the original 32nd Division which was also broken up, and it

too joined by 15 April 1915.

CCXXIII Brigade, RFA

CCXXIV Brigade, RFA

CCXXV Brigade, RFA                                    broken up 31 August 1916

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1918

The Battle of the Ancre, a phase of the First Battles of the Somme 1918

The Battle of the Albert, a phase of the Second Battles of the Somme 1918

The Battle of Havrincourt

The Battle of the Canal du Nord

The Battle of Cambrai

The pursuit to the Selle

The Battle of the Selle

The Battle of the Sambre


At the Armistice on 11 November 1918 the Division was in the area of Le Quesnoy. After moving back 

to the Bethencourt - Caudry area, it moved forward on 1 December 1918 to Charleroi. By 20 December, 

units were billeted between Charleroi and the Maubeuge-Nivelles road. Demobilisation began on Boxing 

Day and by 25 March 1919 the Division ceased to exist.


The Great War cost 37th Division 29969 men killed, wounded or missing.


The order of battle of the 37th Division

110th Brigade

This brigade (often known as the Leicester Tigers Brigade) transferred to 21st Division on 7 July 1916

6th Bn. the Leicestershire Regiment

7th Bn. the Leicestershire Regiment

8th Bn. the Leicestershire Regiment

9th Bn. the Leicestershire Regiment

110th Machine Gun Company                   joined 4 March 1916, moved to 37th Bn MGC February

1918

110th Trench Mortar Battery                    formed on 13 June 1916 from two sections that arrived in

March


111th Brigade

This brigade was attached to 34th Division between 6 July and 22 August 1916

10th Bn, the Royal Fusiliers

13th Bn, the Royal Fusiliers                 moved to 112th Bee 4 February 1918

13th Bn, the King's Royal Rifle Corps

13th Bn, the Rifle Brigade

111th Machine Gun Company            joined 4 March 1916, moved to 37th Bn MGC 4 March 1918

111th Trench Mortar Battery             formed 2 July 1916 from two sections that joined in May


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112th Brigade

This brigade was attached to 34th Division between 6 July and 22 August 1916

11th Bn, the Royal Warwickshire Regiment     disbanded 7 February 1918

6th Bn, the Bedfordshire Regiment                   left 21 May 1918

8th Bn, the East Lancashire Regiment              disbanded 4 February 1918

10th Bn, the Loyal North Lancashire                 disbanded 4 February 1918

Regiment

112th Machine Gun Company                            joined 4 March 1916, moved to 37th Bn MGC 4 March 1918

112th Trench Mortar Battery                              formed 1 July 1916 from two sections that joined in May and June

13th Bn, the Royal Fusiliers                                 joined from 111th Bde 4 February 1918

1st Bn, the Essex Regiment                                 joined 4 February 1918

1/1st Bn, the Hertfordshire Regiment               joined 11 May 1918


63rd Brigade

This brigade joined from 21st Division in exchange for 110th Bde on 8 July 1916

8th Bn, The Lincolnshire Regiment

8th Bn, the Somerset Light Infantry

4th Bn, the Middlesex Regiment

10th Bn, the York & Lancaster Regiment          disbanded 4 February 1918

63rd Machine Gun Company                              moved to 37th Bn MGC 4 March 1918

63rd Trench Mortar Battery


Divisional Troops

9th Bn, the North Staffordshire Regiment        Divisional Pioneer Battalion (was attached to 34th Division

                                                                                  with 111th and 112 Bdes in 1916)

16th Motor Machine Gun Battery                       joined 26 July 1915, left 9 May 1916

247th Machine Gun Company                             joined 19 July 1917, moved to 37th Bn MGC 4 March 1918

37th Battalion MGC                                               formed 4 March 1918


Divisional Mounted Troops

RHQ and B Sqn, the Yorkshire Dragoons         left May 1916

37th Divisional Cyclist Company, Army             left 12 May 1916

Cyclist Corps


Divisional Artillery

The three field gun Brigades (CCXXIII, CCXXIV and CCXXV) were raised for the original 31st Division

but when this was broken up they joined the artillery reserve. They joined 37th Division by 15 April 1915.

CCXVI (Howitzer) Brigade was raised for the original 32nd Division which was also broken up, and it

too joined by 15 April 1915.

CCXXIII Brigade, RFA

CCXXIV Brigade, RFA

CCXXV Brigade, RFA                                    broken up 31 August 1916


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    1918

    The Battle of the Ancre, a phase of the First Battles of the Somme 1918

    The Battle of the Albert, a phase of the Second Battles of the Somme 1918

    The Battle of Havrincourt

    The Battle of the Canal du Nord

    The Battle of Cambrai

    The pursuit to the Selle

    The Battle of the Selle

    The Battle of the Sambre


    At the Armistice on 11 November 1918 the Division was in the area of Le Quesnoy. After moving back 

    to the Bethencourt - Caudry area, it moved forward on 1 December 1918 to Charleroi. By 20 December, 

    units were billeted between Charleroi and the Maubeuge-Nivelles road. Demobilisation began on Boxing 

    Day and by 25 March 1919 the Division ceased to exist.


    The Great War cost 37th Division 29969 men killed, wounded or missing.


    The order of battle of the 37th Division

    110th Brigade

    This brigade (often known as the Leicester Tigers Brigade) transferred to 21st Division on 7 July 1916

    6th Bn. the Leicestershire Regiment

    7th Bn. the Leicestershire Regiment

    8th Bn. the Leicestershire Regiment

    9th Bn. the Leicestershire Regiment

    110th Machine Gun Company                   joined 4 March 1916, moved to 37th Bn MGC February

    1918

    110th Trench Mortar Battery                    formed on 13 June 1916 from two sections that arrived in

    March


    111th Brigade

    This brigade was attached to 34th Division between 6 July and 22 August 1916

    10th Bn, the Royal Fusiliers

    13th Bn, the Royal Fusiliers                 moved to 112th Bee 4 February 1918

    13th Bn, the King's Royal Rifle Corps

    13th Bn, the Rifle Brigade

    111th Machine Gun Company            joined 4 March 1916, moved to 37th Bn MGC 4 March 1918

    111th Trench Mortar Battery             formed 2 July 1916 from two sections that joined in May


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    112th Brigade

    This brigade was attached to 34th Division between 6 July and 22 August 1916

    11th Bn, the Royal Warwickshire Regiment     disbanded 7 February 1918

    6th Bn, the Bedfordshire Regiment                   left 21 May 1918

    8th Bn, the East Lancashire Regiment              disbanded 4 February 1918

    10th Bn, the Loyal North Lancashire                 disbanded 4 February 1918

    Regiment

    112th Machine Gun Company                            joined 4 March 1916, moved to 37th Bn MGC 4 March 1918

    112th Trench Mortar Battery                              formed 1 July 1916 from two sections that joined in May and June

    13th Bn, the Royal Fusiliers                                 joined from 111th Bde 4 February 1918

    1st Bn, the Essex Regiment                                 joined 4 February 1918

    1/1st Bn, the Hertfordshire Regiment               joined 11 May 1918


    63rd Brigade

    This brigade joined from 21st Division in exchange for 110th Bde on 8 July 1916

    8th Bn, The Lincolnshire Regiment

    8th Bn, the Somerset Light Infantry

    4th Bn, the Middlesex Regiment

    10th Bn, the York & Lancaster Regiment          disbanded 4 February 1918

    63rd Machine Gun Company                              moved to 37th Bn MGC 4 March 1918

    63rd Trench Mortar Battery


    Divisional Troops

    9th Bn, the North Staffordshire Regiment        Divisional Pioneer Battalion (was attached to 34th Division

                                                                                      with 111th and 112 Bdes in 1916)

    16th Motor Machine Gun Battery                       joined 26 July 1915, left 9 May 1916

    247th Machine Gun Company                             joined 19 July 1917, moved to 37th Bn MGC 4 March 1918

    37th Battalion MGC                                               formed 4 March 1918


    Divisional Mounted Troops

    RHQ and B Sqn, the Yorkshire Dragoons         left May 1916

    37th Divisional Cyclist Company, Army             left 12 May 1916

    Cyclist Corps


    Divisional Artillery

    The three field gun Brigades (CCXXIII, CCXXIV and CCXXV) were raised for the original 31st Division

    but when this was broken up they joined the artillery reserve. They joined 37th Division by 15 April 1915.

    CCXVI (Howitzer) Brigade was raised for the original 32nd Division which was also broken up, and it

    too joined by 15 April 1915.

    CCXXIII Brigade, RFA

    CCXXIV Brigade, RFA

    CCXXV Brigade, RFA                                    broken up 31 August 1916

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    1918

    The Battle of the Ancre, a phase of the First Battles of the Somme 1918

    The Battle of the Albert, a phase of the Second Battles of the Somme 1918

    The Battle of Havrincourt

    The Battle of the Canal du Nord

    The Battle of Cambrai

    The pursuit to the Selle

    The Battle of the Selle

    The Battle of the Sambre


    At the Armistice on 11 November 1918 the Division was in the area of Le Quesnoy. After moving back 

    to the Bethencourt - Caudry area, it moved forward on 1 December 1918 to Charleroi. By 20 December, 

    units were billeted between Charleroi and the Maubeuge-Nivelles road. Demobilisation began on Boxing 

    Day and by 25 March 1919 the Division ceased to exist.


    The Great War cost 37th Division 29969 men killed, wounded or missing.


    The order of battle of the 37th Division

    110th Brigade

    This brigade (often known as the Leicester Tigers Brigade) transferred to 21st Division on 7 July 1916

    6th Bn. the Leicestershire Regiment

    7th Bn. the Leicestershire Regiment

    8th Bn. the Leicestershire Regiment

    9th Bn. the Leicestershire Regiment

    110th Machine Gun Company                   joined 4 March 1916, moved to 37th Bn MGC February

    1918

    110th Trench Mortar Battery                    formed on 13 June 1916 from two sections that arrived in

    March


    111th Brigade

    This brigade was attached to 34th Division between 6 July and 22 August 1916

    10th Bn, the Royal Fusiliers

    13th Bn, the Royal Fusiliers                 moved to 112th Bee 4 February 1918

    13th Bn, the King's Royal Rifle Corps

    13th Bn, the Rifle Brigade

    111th Machine Gun Company            joined 4 March 1916, moved to 37th Bn MGC 4 March 1918

    111th Trench Mortar Battery             formed 2 July 1916 from two sections that joined in May


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    112th Brigade

    This brigade was attached to 34th Division between 6 July and 22 August 1916

    11th Bn, the Royal Warwickshire Regiment     disbanded 7 February 1918

    6th Bn, the Bedfordshire Regiment                   left 21 May 1918

    8th Bn, the East Lancashire Regiment              disbanded 4 February 1918

    10th Bn, the Loyal North Lancashire                 disbanded 4 February 1918

    Regiment

    112th Machine Gun Company                            joined 4 March 1916, moved to 37th Bn MGC 4 March 1918

    112th Trench Mortar Battery                              formed 1 July 1916 from two sections that joined in May and June

    13th Bn, the Royal Fusiliers                                 joined from 111th Bde 4 February 1918

    1st Bn, the Essex Regiment                                 joined 4 February 1918

    1/1st Bn, the Hertfordshire Regiment               joined 11 May 1918


    63rd Brigade

    This brigade joined from 21st Division in exchange for 110th Bde on 8 July 1916

    8th Bn, The Lincolnshire Regiment

    8th Bn, the Somerset Light Infantry

    4th Bn, the Middlesex Regiment

    10th Bn, the York & Lancaster Regiment          disbanded 4 February 1918

    63rd Machine Gun Company                              moved to 37th Bn MGC 4 March 1918

    63rd Trench Mortar Battery


    Divisional Troops

    9th Bn, the North Staffordshire Regiment        Divisional Pioneer Battalion (was attached to 34th Division

                                                                                      with 111th and 112 Bdes in 1916)

    16th Motor Machine Gun Battery                       joined 26 July 1915, left 9 May 1916

    247th Machine Gun Company                             joined 19 July 1917, moved to 37th Bn MGC 4 March 1918

    37th Battalion MGC                                               formed 4 March 1918


    Divisional Mounted Troops

    RHQ and B Sqn, the Yorkshire Dragoons         left May 1916

    37th Divisional Cyclist Company, Army             left 12 May 1916

    Cyclist Corps


    


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    1918

    The Battle of the Ancre, a phase of the First Battles of the Somme 1918

    The Battle of the Albert, a phase of the Second Battles of the Somme 1918

    The Battle of Havrincourt

    The Battle of the Canal du Nord

    The Battle of Cambrai

    The pursuit to the Selle

    The Battle of the Selle

    The Battle of the Sambre


    At the Armistice on 11 November 1918 the Division was in the area of Le Quesnoy. After moving back 

    to the Bethencourt - Caudry area, it moved forward on 1 December 1918 to Charleroi. By 20 December, 

    units were billeted between Charleroi and the Maubeuge-Nivelles road. Demobilisation began on Boxing 

    Day and by 25 March 1919 the Division ceased to exist.


    The Great War cost 37th Division 29969 men killed, wounded or missing.


    The order of battle of the 37th Division

    110th Brigade

    This brigade (often known as the Leicester Tigers Brigade) transferred to 21st Division on 7 July 1916

    6th Bn. the Leicestershire Regiment

    7th Bn. the Leicestershire Regiment

    8th Bn. the Leicestershire Regiment

    9th Bn. the Leicestershire Regiment

    110th Machine Gun Company                   joined 4 March 1916, moved to 37th Bn MGC February

    1918

    110th Trench Mortar Battery                    formed on 13 June 1916 from two sections that arrived in

    March


    111th Brigade

    This brigade was attached to 34th Division between 6 July and 22 August 1916

    10th Bn, the Royal Fusiliers

    13th Bn, the Royal Fusiliers                 moved to 112th Bee 4 February 1918

    13th Bn, the King's Royal Rifle Corps

    13th Bn, the Rifle Brigade

    111th Machine Gun Company            joined 4 March 1916, moved to 37th Bn MGC 4 March 1918

    111th Trench Mortar Battery             formed 2 July 1916 from two sections that joined in May


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