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23rd Division
British 23rd Division insignia.png
Active World War I
September 1914 - March 1919
Country United Kingdom
Branch New Army
Type Infantry
Engagements Battle of the Somme
Battle of Albert
Battle of Bazentin Ridge
Battle of Pozières
Battle of Flers-Courcelette
Battle of Morval
Battle of Le Transloy
Battle of Messines
Third Battle of Ypres
Battle of Vittorio Veneto

The British 23rd Division was a New Army division that was sent to France in August, 1915, under the command of Major-General Sir James Melville Babington. During the First World War the division served on the Western Front until October 1917 when it moved to Italy.

Unit History[edit | edit source]

Formation[edit | edit source]

68th Brigade 
69th Brigade 
70th Infantry Brigade 

Between October 1915 and July 1916 the brigade transferred to the 8th Infantry Division, swapping with the 24th Brigade.

24th Brigade

Between October 1915 and July 1916 the brigade joined from the British 8th Division, replacing the 70th Brigade.

Pioneers 

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Related formation[edit | edit source]

The 23rd (Northumbrian) Division was a 2nd Line Territorial Army duplicate of the British 50th (Northumbrian) Infantry Division during the Second World War.

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