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49th (West Riding) Infantry Division

General Officer Commanding (GOC):
03.09.1939  Maj.-Gen. P.J. Mackesy
10.06.1940 Maj.-Gen. H.O. Curtis
12.04.1943 (acting) Brig. N.P. Procter
30.04.1943 Maj.-Gen. E.H. Barker
30.11.1944 Maj.-Gen. G.H.A. MacMillan
27.01.1945 (acting) Brig. R.H. Senior
06.02.1945 Maj.-Gen. G.H.A. MacMillan
24.03.1945 (acting) Brig. R.H. Senior
28.03.1945 Maj.Gen. S.B. Rawlins
18.04.1945 (acting) Brig. E.N. Crosse
27.04.1945 Maj.Gen. S.B. Rawlins
23.08.1945 (acting) Brig. H. Wood

 

Divisional troops

Royal Armoured Corps (RAC)
 
49th Reconnaissance Regiment 01.01.1944-31.08.1945

Royal Engineers (RE)
 
228th Field Company RE 03.09.1939-30.09.1939
229th Company RE 03.09.1939-04.04.1940
230th Field Company RE 03.09.1939-04.04.1940
294th Field Company RE 26.04.1942-31.08.1945
756th Field Company RE 26.04.1942-31.08.1945
757th Field Company RE 26.04.1942-31.08.1945
231st Field Park Company RE 03.09.1939-04.04.1940
289th Field Park Company RE 26.04.1942-31.08.1945
23rd Bridging Platoon RE 01.10.1943-31.08.1945

Royal Signals (Sigs)
 
49th Divisional Signals  03.09.1939-04.04.1940 & 10.06.1940-23.06.1940 & 26.04.1942-31.08.1945

Royal Artillery (RA)
 
69th Field Regiment RA 03.09.1939-23.06.1940 & 09.09.1942-31.08.1945
70th Field Regiment RA  03.09.1939-08.06.1940
71st Field Regiment RA 03.09.1939-08.06.1940
79th Field Regiment RA 08.06.1940-23.06.1940
80th Field Regiment RA 08.06.1940-23.06.1940
143rd Field Regiment RA 26.04.1942-31.08.1945
178th Field Regiment RA 15.05.1942-28.12.1942
185th Field Regiment RA 24.12.1942-29.11.1944
74th Field Regiment RA 30.11.1944-31.08.1945
58th Anti-Tank Regiment RA 03.09.1939-23.06.1940
88th Anti-Tank Regiment RA 17.06.1942-24.07.1943
55th Anti-Tank Regiment RA 26.07.1943-31.08.1945
118th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA 07.05.1942-12.08.1942
89th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA 29.12.1942-31.08.1945

Infantry

Machine Gun Battalion
 
Second Battalion The Kensington Regiment 28.02.1944-31.08.1945

Reconnaissance
 
49th Reconnaissance Regiment  05.09.1942-31.12.1943

Support Battalion
 
2nd Battalion The Kensington Regiment 07.06.1943-27.02.1944

Brigades
 
146th Infantry Brigade 03.09.1939-04.04.1940 & 10.06.1940-23.06.1940 & 26.08.1942-31.08.1945

 
147th Infantry Brigade  03.09.1939-04.04.1940 & 26.04.1942-31.08.1945

 
148th Infantry Brigade 03.09.1939-04.04.1940
70th Infantry Brigade 18.05.1942-20.08.1944
56th Infantry Brigade 20.08.1944-31.08.1945

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