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14th Indian Infantry Division

The Badge of this unit depicts a Mountain Range in Black, (the centre peak being Takath at 10,000ft overlooking Quetta) set in a White Frame on a Black background, (the frame taking the form of the letter "Q" to link with Quetta were the Division was Formed in May1942 by Maj/Gen HH Rich.                       

 

History

 

The Division served in the Eastern Army (India) taking part in the Hard Fighting in the Arakan, before the "Fourteenth Army" was raised. They took part in the Mayu Peninsular Operation before being forced to withdraw when Maundu, & Buthidaung, were evacuated in May 1943.  

 

The Division was moved back from the Arakan to Central Indian Command where they assumed the Role of a Training Division.

 

They were commanded by Maj/Gen HH Lloyd.

 

Divisional Commander

Maj/Gen W.L. Lloyd

 

Headquarters Brigade

9th Btn Jat Regt (M/Gun)

 

Divisional Artillery

130th Field Regt (Royal Artillery)

44th Light A/A. Regt (Royal Artillery)

23rd Mountain Regt (Indian Artillery)

 

47th Indian Infantry Brigade

Commanded by Brig.R.A. Wimberly

 

1st Btn Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers

1st Btn 7th Rajputan Rifles

5th Btn 8th Punjab Regt

 

55th Indian Infantry Brigade

Commanded by Brig A. Hunt

2nd Btn 1st Punjab Regt

8th Btn 6th Rajputan Regt

5th Btn 17th Dogra Regt

 

123rd Indian Infantry Brigade

Commanded by Brig B Hammond

10th Btn Lancashire Fusiliers

8th Btn 10th Baluch Regt

1st Btn 15th Punjab Regt

 

Royal Indian Army Service Corps

15th 44th 48th 59th Animal Trt Coy's (Mule)

41st 75th 318th GP Trt Coy's

65th 68th 100th Supply Issue Units

 

Medical Services

IMS RAMC IMD IHC IAMC

41st 45th 60th Indian Field Ambulance

 

14th Indian Division Signal Unit

Indian Division Provost Unit

 

Indian Army Ordnance Corps

Indian Ordnance Sub-Park

54th 82nd Ordnance Mobile W/Shop

14th Indian Division Recovery Unit

 

Indian Engineers Sappers & Miners

73rd 74th Field Coy's KGO (Bengal Lancers)

26th Field Coy (Royal Bombay)

306th Field Coy KGO (Bengal Lancers)

When you go home

tell them of us and say,

For your tomorrow,

we gave our today

Lt Gen Slim at Fort Dufferin, Mandalay, in March 1945 Lt Gen Slim at Fort Dufferin, Mandalay, in March 1945
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