Guest Posted 15 January , 2018 Share Posted 15 January , 2018 (edited) For anyone with an interest of the detailed composition of a Division, the HQ Gen Staff War Diary of 27th Div (WO 95/2254 or Ancestry Link here or TNA link here for £3.50) has a rather useful 120 pages of the War Establishment of 27th Division. This drills into all units, support units etc and provides some esoteric establishments such as the HQ of an Infantry Base depot, HQ General Base Depot, CCS, Div Ammo Park etc.... The Division was formed in late 1914 from units drawn in the main from Overseas Battalions of the Regular Army. Its War Establishment (dated 7th Dec 1914) may well have small but important differences from the Aug 1914 War Establishments as the Army adjusted to the realities of modern warfare. I thought it worth flagging. Of interest the HQ Infantry Brigade shows a Brigade Machine Gun Officer on its establishment - the early establishment of whom was something the GWF has debated in the past. Incidentally the diary also contains Maj Gen T D'O Snow's* personal narrative of the Division's time in France before being sent to Salonika as well as some interesting correspondence with Edmonds on some small but sensitive issues of Second Ypres. Originally GOC 4th Div, injured on 9th Sep when his horse fell and evacuated to England and subsequently appointed GOC 27th Div Contents page: Edited 15 January , 2018 by Guest Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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