Divisions, Brigades and Battalions – Arras and Bullecourt 1917

Somewhere along the line, I thought it might be useful to include the Order of Battle for Arras and Bullecourt on the website. “Military Operations, France and Belgium, Volume One, 1917”, which covers this period of fighting, only offers a skeleton Order of Battle. It does not set out which battalions made up each of the divisions involved. Below is a running list of the divisions and their battalions, including pioneers, trench mortar batteries and machine gun companies. It does not include field ambulances, signalling companies or engineer field companies. Nevertheless, with the centenary of the Battle of Arras drawing ever closer, I think some readers of the website might appreciate having such detail to hand.



9th April – 15th May



5th Brigade:   2nd Ox & Bucks Light Infantry, 2nd Highland Light Infantry, 17th Royal Fusiliers, 24th Royal Fusiliers, 5th/MGC, 5th TMB

6th Brigade:   1st King’s Liverpool Regiment, 2nd South Staffordshire Regiment, 13th Essex Regiment, 17th Middlesex Regiment, 6th MGC, 6th TMB

99th Brigade:   1st Royal Berkshire Regiment, 1st King’s Royal Rifle Corps, 22nd Royal Fusiliers, 23rd Royal Fusiliers, 99th MGC, 99th TMB

Pioneers:           10th Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry



8th Brigade:      2nd Royal Scots, 1st Royal Scots Fusiliers, 8th East Yorkshire Regiment, 7th King’s (Shropshire Light Infantry), 8th MGC, 8th TMB

9th Brigade:     1st Northumberland Fusiliers, 4th Royal Fusiliers, 13th King’s Liverpool Regiment, 12th West Yorkshire Regiment, 9th MGC, 9th TMB

76th Brigade:     2nd Suffolk Regiment, 1st Gordon Highlanders, 8th King’s Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment), 10th Royal Welsh Fusiliers, 76th MGC, 76th TMB

Pioneers:           20th King’s Royal Rifle Corps



10th Brigade:   Household Battalion, 1st Royal Warwickshire Regiment, 2nd Seaforth Highlanders, 1st Royal Irish Fusiliers, 10th MGC, 10th TMB

11th Brigade:   1st Somerset Light Infantry, 1st East Lancashire Regiment, 1st Hampshire Regiment, 1st Rifle Brigade, 11th MGC, 11th TMB

12th Brigade:   1st King’s Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment), 2nd Lancashire Fusiliers, 2nd Duke of Wellington’s Regiment, 2nd Essex Regiment, 12th MGC, 12th TMB

Pioneers:         21st West Yorkshire Regiment



13th Brigade:   2nd King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 1st Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment), 14th Royal Warwickshire Regiment, 15th Royal Warwickshire Regiment, 13th MGC, 13th TMB

15th Brigade:     1st Norfolk Regiment, 1st Bedfordshire Regiment, 1st Cheshire Regiment, 16th Royal Warwickshire Regiment, 15th MGC, 15th TMB

95th Brigade:     1st Devonshire Regiment, 1st East Surrey Regiment, 1st Duke of Cornwall’s Light infantry, 12th Gloucestershire Regiment, 95th MGC, 95th TMB

Pioneers:           6th Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders



26th Brigade:     8th Black Watch, 7th Seaforth Highlanders, 5th Queen’s Own (Cameron Highlanders), 10th Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, 26th MGC, 26th TMB

27th Brigade:   11th Royal Scots, 12th Royal Scots, 6th King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 9th Cameronians (Scottish Rifles), 27th MGC, 27th TMB

South African Brigade:   1st South African Regiment, 2nd South African Regiment, 3rd South African Regiment, 4th South African Regiment, 28th MGC, South African TMB

Pioneers:        9th Seaforth Highlanders



35th Brigade:       7th Norfolk Regiment, 7th Suffolk Regiment, 9th Essex Regiment, 5th Royal Berkshire Regiment, 35th MGC, 35th TMB

36th Brigade:         8th Royal Fusiliers, 9th Royal Fusiliers, 7th Royal Sussex Regiment, 11th Middlesex Regiment, 36th MGC, 36th TMB

37th Brigade:         6th Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment), 6th The Buffs (East Kent Regiment), 7th East Surrey Regiment, 6th Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment), 37th MGC, 37th TMB

Pioneers:     5th Northamptonshire Regiment



41st Brigade:       7th King’s Royal Rifle Corps, 8th King’s Royal Rifle Corps, 7th Rifle Brigade, 8th Rifle Brigade, 41st MGC, 41st TMB

42nd Brigade:       5th Ox & Bucks Light Infantry, 5th King’s (Shropshire Light Infantry), 9th King’s Royal Rifle Corps, 9th Rifle Brigade, 42nd MGC, 42nd TMB

43rd Brigade:         6th Somerset Light Infantry, 6th Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry, 6th King’s Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry), 10th Durham Light Infantry, 43rd MGC, 43rd TMB

Pioneers:         11th King’s Liverpool Regiment



44th Brigade:           9th Black Watch, 8th Seaforth Highlanders, 8/10th Gordon Highlanders, 7th Queen’s Own (Cameron Highlanders), 44th MGC, 44th TMB

45th Brigade:           13th Royal Scots, 6/7th Royal Scots Fusiliers, 6th Queen’s Own (Cameron Highlanders), 11th Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, 45th MGC, 45th TMB

46th Brigade:           7/8th King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 10th Cameronians (Scottish Rifles), 10/11th Highland Light Infantry, 12th Highland Light Infantry, 46th MGC, 46th TMB

Pioneers:     9th Gordon Highlanders



50th Brigade:           10th West Yorkshire Regiment, 7th East Yorkshire Regiment, 7th Yorkshire Regiment, 6th Dorsetshire Regiment, 50th MGC, 50th TMB

51st Brigade:           7th Lincolnshire Regiment, 7th Border Regiment, 8th South Staffordshire Regiment, 10th Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment), 51st MGC, 51st TMB

52nd Brigade:       9th Northumberland Fusiliers, 10th Lancashire Fusiliers, 9th Duke of Wellington’s Regiment, 12th Manchester Regiment, 52nd MGC, 52nd TMB

Pioneers:     7th York & Lancaster Regiment



53rd Brigade:       8th Norfolk Regiment, 8th Suffolk Regiment, 10th Essex Regiment, 6th Royal Berkshire Regiment, 53rd MGC, 53rd TMB

54th Brigade:       11th Royal Fusiliers, 7th Bedfordshire Regiment, 6th Northamptonshire Regiment, 12th Middlesex Regiment, 54th MGC, 54th TMB

55th Brigade:       7th Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment), 7th The Buffs (East Kent Regiment), 8th East Surrey Regiment, 7th Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment), 55th MGC, 55th TMB

Pioneers:           8th Royal Sussex Regiment



62nd Brigade: 12th Northumberland Fusiliers, 13th Northumberland Fusiliers, 1st Lincolnshire Regiment, 10th Yorkshire Regiment, 62nd MGC, 62nd TMB,

64th Brigade:   1st East Yorkshire Regiment, 9th King’s Own 9/Yorkshire Light Infantry), 10th King’s Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry), 15th Durham Light Infantry, 63rd MGC, 63rd TMB

110th Brigade:   6th Leicestershire Regiment, 7th Leicestershire Regiment, 8th Leicestershire Regiment, 9th Leicestershire Regiment, 110th MGC, 110th TMB

Pioneers:       14th Northumberland Fusiliers  



17th Brigade:       8th The Buffs (East Kent Regiment) 1st Royal Fusiliers, 12th Royal Fusiliers, 3rd Rifle Brigade, 17th MGC, 17th TMB

72nd Brigade:     8th Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment), 9th East Surrey Regiment, 8th Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment), 1st North Staffordshire Regiment, 72nd MGC, 72nd TMB

73rd Brigade:     9th Royal Sussex Regiment, 7th Northamptonshire Regiment, 13th Middlesex Regiment, 2nd Leinster Regiment, 73rd MGC, 73rd TMB

Pioneers:     12th Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)



86th Brigade:       2nd Royal Fusiliers, 1st Lancashire Fusiliers, 16th Middlesex Regiment, 1st Royal Dublin Fusiliers, 86th MGC, 86th TMB

87th Brigade:       2nd South Wales Borderers, 1st King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 1st Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, 1st Border Regiment, 87th MGC, 87th TMB

88th Brigade:       4th Worcestershire Regiment, 2nd Hampshire Regiment, 1st Essex Regiment, Newfoundland Regiment, 88th MGC, 88th TMB

Pioneers:       2nd Monmouthshire Regiment


 21st Brigade:       18th King’s Liverpool Regiment, 2nd Yorkshire Regiment, 2nd Wiltshire Regiment, 19th Manchester Regiment, 21st MGC, 21st TMB

89th Brigade:       17th King’s Liverpool Regiment, 19th King’s Liverpool Regiment, 20th King’s Liverpool Regiment, 2nd Bedfordshire Regiment, 89th MGC, 89th TMB

90th Brigade:       2nd Royal Scots Fusiliers, 16th Manchester Regiment, 17th Manchester Regiment, 18th Manchester Regiment, 90th MGC, 90th TMB

Pioneers:     11th South Lancashire Regiment



92nd Brigade:         10th East Yorkshire Regiment, 11th East Yorkshire Regiment, 12th East Yorkshire Regiment, 13th East Yorkshire Regiment, 92nd MGC, 92nd TMB

93rd Brigade:           15th West Yorkshire Regiment, 16th West Yorkshire Regiment, 18th West Yorkshire Regiment, 18th Durham Light Infantry, 93rd MGC, 93rd TMB

94th Brigade:           11th East Lancashire Regiment, 12th York & Lancaster Regiment, 13th York & Lancaster Regiment, 14th York & Lancaster Regiment, 94th MGC, 94th TMB

Pioneers:   12th King’s Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry)



19th Brigade:         20th Royal Fusiliers, 2nd Royal Welsh Fusiliers, 1st Cameronians (Scottish Rifles), 5/6th Cameronians (Scottish Rifles), 19th MGC, 19th TMB

98th Brigade:         4th King’s Liverpool Regiment, 1/4th Suffolk Regiment, 1st Middlesex Regiment, 2nd Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, 98th MGC, 98th TMB

100th Brigade:       1st Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment), 2nd Worcestershire Regiment, 16th King’s Royal Rifle Corps, 1/9th Highland Light Infantry, 100th MGC, 100th TMB

Pioneers:       18th Middlesex Regiment



101st Brigade:       15th Royal Scots, 16th Royal Scots, 10th Lincolnshire Regiment, 11th Suffolk Regiment, 101st MGC, 101st TMB

102nd Brigade:      20th Northumberland Fusiliers, 21st Northumberland Fusiliers, 22nd Northumberland Fusiliers, 23rd Northumberland Fusiliers, 102nd MGC, 102nd TMB

103rd Brigade:       24th Northumberland Fusiliers, 25th Northumberland Fusiliers, 26th Northumberland Fusiliers, 27th Northumberland Fusiliers, 103rd MGC, 103rd TM

Pioneers:   18th Northumberland Fusiliers



63rd Brigade:           8th Lincolnshire Regiment, 8th Somerset Light Infantry, 4th Middlesex Regiment, 10th York & Lancaster Regiment, 63rd MGC, 63rd TMB

111th Brigade:         10th Royal Fusiliers, 13th Royal Fusiliers, 13th King’s Royal Rifle Corps, 13th Rifle Brigade, 111th MGC, 111th TMB

112th Brigade:         11th Royal Warwickshire Regiment, 6th Bedfordshire Regiment, 8th East Lancashire Regiment, 10th Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, 112th MGC, 112th TMB

Pioneers:       9th North Staffordshire Regiment



149th Brigade:         4th Northumberland Fusiliers, 5th Northumberland Fusiliers, 6th Northumberland Fusiliers, 7th Northumberland Fusiliers, 149th MGC, 149th TMB

150th Brigade:         4th East Yorkshire Regiment, 4th Yorkshire Regiment, 5th Yorkshire Regiment, 5th Durham Light Infantry, 150th MGC, 150th TMB

151st Brigade:         5th Border Regiment, 6th Durham Light Infantry, 8th Durham Light Infantry, 9th Durham Light Infantry, 151st MGC, 151st TMB

Pioneers:       7th Durham Light Infantry



152nd Brigade:       5th Seaforth Highlanders, 6th Seaforth Highlanders, 6th Gordon Highlanders, 8th Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders

153rd Brigade:       6th Black Watch, 7th Black Watch, 5th Gordon Highlanders, 7th Gordon Highlanders, 153rd MGC, 153rd TMB

154th Brigade:       9th Royal Scots, 4th Seaforth Highlanders, 4th Gordon Highlanders, 7th Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, 154th MGC, 154th TMB

Pioneers:       8th Royal Scots



167th Brigade:       7th Middlesex Regiment, 8th Middlesex Regiment, 1st London Regiment, 3rd London Regiment, 167th MGC, 167th TMB

168th Brigade:         4th London Regiment, 12th London Regiment (Rangers), 13th London Regiment (Kensingtons), 14th London Regiment (London Scottish), 168th MGC, 168th TMB

169th Brigade:         2nd London Regiment, 5th London Regiment (London Rifle Brigade), 9th London Regiment (Queen Victoria’s Rifles), 16th London Regiment (Queen’s Westminster Rifles), 169th MGC, 169th TMB

Pioneers:             5th Cheshire Regiment



 188th Brigade:         Howe Battalion, Anson Battalion, 1st Royal Marine Light Infantry, 2nd Royal Marine Light Infantry, 188th MGC, 188th TMB

189th Brigade:         Drake Battalion, Hawke Battalion, Nelson Battalion, Hood Battalion, 189th MGC, 189th TMB

190th Brigade:         7th Royal Fusiliers, 4th Bedfordshire Regiment, 10th Royal Dublin Fusiliers, 1/28th London Regiment (Artists’ Rifles), 190th MGC, 190th TMB

Pioneers:        14th Worcestershire Regiment



1st Brigade:             1st Battalion (Western Ontario Regiment), 2nd Battalion (Eastern Ontario Regiment), 3rd Battalion (Toronto Regiment), 4th Battalion (Central Ontario Regiment)

2nd Brigade:             5th Battalion (Saskatchewan Regiment), 7th Battalion (British Columbia Regiment), 8th Battalion (90th Winnipeg Rifles), 10th Battalion (Alberta Regiment)

3rd Brigade:             13th Battalion (Black Watch of Montreal), 14th Battalion (Royal Montreal Regiment), 15th Battalion (48th Highlanders of Toronto), 16th Battalion (Canadian Scottish)




4th Brigade:             18th Battalion (Western Ontario Regiment), 19th Battalion (Central Ontario Regiment), 20th Battalion (Central Ontario Regiment), 21st Battalion (Eastern Ontario Regiment)

5th Brigade:               22nd Battalion (French Canadians), 24th Battalion (Victoria Rifles of Montreal), 25th Battalion (Nova Scotia Regiment), 26th Battalion (New Brunswick Regiment)

6th Brigade:               27th Battalion (City of Winnipeg), 28th Battalion (Saskatchewan Regiment), 29th Battalion (British Columbia Regiment), 31st Battalion (Alberta Regiment)



7th Brigade:               Royal Canadian Regiment, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry, 42nd Battalion (Black Watch of Montreal), 49th Battalion (Alberta Regiment)

8th Brigade:               1st Canadian Mounted Rifles, 2nd Canadian Mounted Rifles, 4th Canadian Mounted Rifles, 5th Canadian Mounted Rifles

9th Brigade:               43rd Battalion (Cameron Highlanders of Winnipeg), 52nd Battalion (New Ontario Regiment), 58th Battalion (Central Ontario Regiment), 60th Battalion (Victoria Rifles of Montreal)



10th Brigade:             44th Battalion (Manitoba Regiment), 46th Battalion (Saskatchewan Regiment), 47th Battalion (British Columbia Regiment), 50th Battalion (Alberta Regiment)

11th Brigade:               54th Battalion (British Columbia Regiment), 75th Battalion (Mississauga Horse), 87th Battalion (Grenadier Guards of Montreal), 102nd Battalion (North British Columbia Regiment)

12th Brigade:               38th Battalion (Eastern Ontario Regiment), 72nd Battalion (Seaforth Highlanders of Vancouver), 78th Battalion (Winnipeg Grenadiers), 73rd Battalion (Black Watch of Montreal)

Pioneers:                       85th Battalion (Nova Scotia Highlanders) – (73rd Bn  disbanded 19/4/17 and replaced by 85th Bn)

Several pioneer battalions were attached to the Canadian Corps: the 107th Battalion was attached to the 1st Division, the 2nd Pioneer Battalion to the 2nd Division, the 3rd Pioneer Battalion and the 123rd Battalion to the 3rd Division, and the 67th and 124th Battalions to the 4th Division.



1st Cavalry Brigade:     2nd Dragoon Guards (Queen’s Bays), 5th Dragoon Guards, 11th Hussars, 1st Signal Troop, 1st MGSqdn, ‘I’ Battery Royal Horse Artillery

2nd Cavalry Brigade:     4th Dragoon Guards, 9th Royal Lancers, 18th Hussars, 2nd Signal Troop, 2nd MGSqdn, ‘H’ Battery Royal Horse Artillery

9th Cavalry Brigade:     15th Hussars, 19th Hussars, 1st Bedfordshire Yeomanry, 9th Signal Troop, 9th MGSqdn, ‘Y’ Battery Royal Horse Artillery



3rd Cavalry Brigade:       4th Hussars, 5th Irish Lancers, 16th Lancers, 3rd Signal Troop, 3rd MGSqdn, ‘D’ Battery Royal Horse Artillery

4th Cavalry Brigade:       6th Dragoon Guards (Carabiniers), 3rd Hussars, 1st Queen’s Own Oxfordshire Hussars, 4th Signal troop, 4th MG Sqdn, ‘J’ Battery Royal Horse Artillery

5th Cavalry Brigade:       2nd Dragoons (Royal Scots Greys), 12th Lancers, 20th Hussars, 5th Signal Troop, 5th MGSqdn, ‘E’ Battery Royal Horse Artillery



6th Cavalry Brigade:       3rd Dragoon Guards, 1st Royal Dragoons, 1st North Somerset Yeomanry, 6th Signal Troop, 6th MGSqdn, ‘C’ Battery Royal Horse Artillery

7th Cavalry Brigade:       1st Life Guards, 2nd Life Guards, 1st Leicestershire Yeomanry, 7th Signal Troop, 7th MGSqdn, ‘K’ Battery Royal Horse Artillery

8th Cavalry Brigade:       Royal Horse Guards, 10th Hussars, 1st Essex Yeomanry, 8th Signal Troop, 8th MGSqdn, ‘G’ Battery Royal Horse Artillery




11th APRIL – 17th MAY



20th Brigade:       2nd Border Regiment, 2nd Gordon Highlanders, 8th Devonshire Regiment, 9th Devonshire Regiment, 20th MGC, 20th TMB

22nd Brigade:        2nd Royal Warwickshire Regiment, 1st Royal Welsh Fusiliers, 20th Manchester Regiment, 2/1st Honourable Artillery Company, 22nd MGC, 22nd TMB

91st Brigade:         2nd Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment), 1st South Staffordshire Regiment, 21st Manchester Regiment, 22nd Manchester Regiment, 91st MGC, 91st TMB

Pioneers:             24th Manchester Regiment


 58th (2/1st LONDON) DIVISION

173rd Brigade:      2/1st London Regiment, 2/2nd London Regiment, 2/3rd London Regiment, 2/4th London Regiment, 214th MGC, 173rd TMB

174th Brigade:       2/5th London Regiment (London Rifle Brigade), 2/6th London Regiment (City of London), 2/7th London Regiment, (City of London) 2/8th London Regiment (Post Office Rifles), 198th MGC, 174th TMB

175th Brigade:       2/9th London Regiment (Queen Victoria’s Rifles), 2/10th London Regiment (Hackney Rifles), 2/11th London Regiment (Finsbury Rifles), 2/12th London Regiment (Rangers), 215th MGC, 175th TMB

Pioneers:               None attached at this date



185th Brigade:         2/5th West Yorkshire Regiment, 2/6th West Yorkshire Regiment, 2/7th West Yorkshire Regiment, 2/8th West Yorkshire Regiment, 212th MGC, 185th TMB

186th Brigade:           2/4th Duke of Wellington’s Regiment, 2/5th Duke of Wellington’s Regiment, 2/6th Duke of Wellington’s Regiment, 2/7th Duke of Wellington’s Regiment, 213th MGC, 186th TMB

187th Brigade:           2/4th King’s Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry), 2/5th King’s Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry), 2/4th York & Lancaster Regiment, 2/5th York & Lancaster Regiment, 208th MGC, 187th TMB

Pioneers:                   1/9th Durham Light Infantry      



1st Brigade:             1st A.I.F., 2nd A.I.F, 3rd A.I.F, 4th A.I.F., 1st MGC A.I.F, 1st TMB A.I.F

2nd Brigade:             5th A.I.F., 6th A.I.F., 7th A.I.F., 8th A.I.F., 2nd MGC A.I.F., 2nd TMB A.I.F.

3rd Brigade:             9th A.I.F., 10th A.I.F, 11th A.I.F, 12th A.I.F., 3rd MGC A.I.F., 3rd TMB A.I.F.

Pioneers:                   1st A.I.F. Pioneers



5th Brigade:             17th A.I.F., 18th A.I.F., 19th A.I.F, 20th A.I.F., 5th MGC A.I.F., 5th TMB A.I.F.

6th Brigade:             21st A.I.F., 22nd A.I.F., 23rd A.I.F., 24th A.I.F., 6th MGC A.I.F., 6th TMB, A.I.F

7th Brigade:             25th A.I.F., 26th A.I.F., 27th A.I.F., 28th A.I.F., 7th MGC A.I.F., 7th TMB A.I.F.

Pioneers:                 2nd A.I.F. Pioneers



4th Brigade:             13th A.I.F., 14th A.I.F., 15th A.I.F., 16th A.I.F., 4th MGC A.I.F., 4th TMB A.I.F.

12th Brigade:           45th A.I.F., 46th A.I.F., 47th A.I.F., 48th A.I.F., 12th MGC A.I.F., 12th TMB A.I.F.

13th Brigade:           49th A.I.F., 50th A.I.F., 51st A.I.F., 52nd A.I.F., 13th MGC A.I.F., 13th TMB A.I.F.

Pioneers:                  3rd A.I.F. Pioneers



8th Brigade:               29th A.I.F., 30th A.I.F., 31st A.I.F., 32nd A.I.F., 8th MGC A.I.F., 8th TMB A.I.F.

14th Brigade:             53rd A.I.F., 54th A.I.F., 55th A.I.F., 56th A.I.F., 14th MGC A.I.F., 14th TMB A.I.F.

15th Brigade:             57th A.I.F., 58th A.I.F., 59th A.I.F., 60th A.I.F., 15th MGC A.I.F., 15th TMB A.I.F.

Pioneers:                    5th A.I.F. Pioneers



Sialkot Brigade:     17th Lancers, 6th King Edward’s Own Cavalry, 19th Bengal Lancers, 10th MGSqdn, ‘Q’ Battery, Royal Horse Artillery

Mhow Brigade:       6th Inniskilling Dragoons, 2nd Lancers, 38th King George’s Own Central India Horse, 11th MGSqdn, ‘A’ Battery, Royal Horse Artillery

Lucknow Brigade:   1st King’s Dragoon Guards, 29th Lancers, 36th Jacob’s Horse, 12th MGSqdn, ‘U’Battery, Royal Horse Artillery