77th Infantry Division (United Kingdom)

77th Infantry Division (United Kingdom)

Infobox Military Unit
unit_name= 77th Infantry Division

dates= World War II 1941 - 1944
country= Great Britain
branch= British Army
type= Infantry
role= Home Defense
The 77th Infantry Division was a war-formed division of the British Army during the Second World War.


This division was formed from the Devon and Cornwall Division on 1 December 1941. It remained in the United Kingdom through out the war and was converted into a reserve formation in December 1942 finally being disbanded in September 1944.


*Maj.Gen. W.G. Michelmore

Component Units

(upon formation)

203rd Infantry Brigade

*9th Bn. The Essex Regiment
*10th bn. The Loyal Regiment
*12th Bn. The Devonshire Regiment

209th Infantry Brigade

*8th Bn. The Buffs
*9th Bn. The Buffs
*10th Bn. The Buffs

211th Infantry Brigade

*10th Bn. The East Surrey Regiment
*11th Bn. The Devonshire Regiment
*14th Bn. The Royal Warwickshire Regiment

upport Units

*23rd Field Regiment Royal Artillery
*77th Infantry Division Signal Regiment
*100th Field Company, Royal Engineers
*101st Field Company, Royal Engineers

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