27th Division Order of Battle, 1914 - 1918

December 1914
(France)

Infantry

80th Brigade1
2/King's Shropshire Light Infantry - 3/King's Royal Rifle Company - 4/King's Royal Rifle Company
Rifle Company
4/Rifle Brigade - Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry4

81st Brigade2
1/Royal Scots - 2/Goucestershire - 2/Cameron Highlander
1/Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders

82nd Brigade3
1/Royal Irish Regiment - 2/Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry - 2/Royal Irish Fusiliers
1/Leinsters

Artillery

1st Brigade R.F.A.7
98th Battery - 132nd Battery - 133rd Battery - 1st Bde Ammunition Column

19th Brigade R.F.A.7
95th Battery - 96th Battery - 131st Battery - 19th Bde Ammunition Column

20th Brigade R.F.A.7
67th Battery - 99th Battery - 364th Battery - 20th Bde Ammunition Column

27th Divisional Ammunition Column8

Mounted Troops

A Squadron 1/Surrey Yeomanry5 - 27th Cyclist Company6

Engineers

Field Companies
1/South Midland9 - 1/Wessex10 - 2/Wessex10

Signal Service
Wessex11

Field Ambulances

81st (1/Home Counties)12 - 82nd (2/Home Counties)12 - 83rd (3/Home Counties)12

16th Mobile Veterinary Section13

27th Divisional Train14


September 1915
(France)

Infantry

80th Brigade
2/King's Shropshire Light Infantry - 3/King's Royal Rifle Company - 4/King's Royal Rifle Company
4/Rifle Brigade - Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry15

81st Brigade
1/Royal Scots - 2/Goucestershire - 2/Cameron Highlander
1/Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders - 9/Royal Scots16

82nd Brigade
1/Royal Irish Regiment - 2/Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry - 2/Royal Irish Fusiliers
1/Leinsters - 1/Cambridgeshire17

Artillery

1st Brigade R.F.A.
11th Battery - 98th Battery - 132nd Battery - 133rd Battery20 - 1st Bde Ammunition Column

19th Brigade R.F.A.
39th Battery21 - 95th Battery22 - 96th Battery - 131st Battery - 19th Bde Ammunition Column

20th Brigade R.F.A.
67th Battery - 99th Battery - 148th Battery19 - 364th Battery23 - 20th Bde Ammunition Column

129th Howitzer Brigade R.F.A.18
A Battery18 - B Battery18 - C Battery18 - 129th Bde Ammunition Column

27th Divisional Ammunition Column

Mounted Troops

A Squadron 1/Surrey Yeomanry - 27th Cyclist Company

Engineers

Field Companies
17th24 - 1/Wessex - 2/Wessex

Signal Service
Wessex

Field Ambulances

81st - 82nd - 83rd>

16th Mobile Veterinary Section13

27th Divisional Train25


July 1916
(Macedonia)

Infantry

80th Brigade
2/King's Shropshire Light Infantry - 3/King's Royal Rifle Company - 4/King's Royal Rifle Company
4/Rifle Brigade - 80th Machine Gun Company26 - 80th Trench Mortar Battery27

81st Brigade
1/Royal Scots - 2/Goucestershire28 - 2/Cameron Highlander
1/Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders - 81st Machine Gun Company26 - 81st Trench Mortar Battery27

82nd Brigade
1/Royal Irish Regiment29 - 2/Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry - 2/Royal Irish Fusiliers30
1/Leinsters31 - 82nd Machine Gun Company26 - 82nd Trench Mortar Battery27

Artillery

1st Brigade R.F.A.
11th Battery - 98th Battery34 - 132nd Battery34 - D (Howitzer) Battery35 - 1st Bde Ammunition Column

19th Brigade R.F.A.
39th Battery - 96th Battery - 131st Battery - 19th Bde Ammunition Column

20th Brigade R.F.A.
67th Battery - 99th Battery - 148th Battery36 - D (Howitzer) Battery - 20th Bde Ammunition Column

129th Howitzer Brigade R.F.A.
95th Battery38 - 133rd Battery20 - 364th Battery38 - D (Howitzer) Battery39 - 129th Bde Ammunition Column

27th Divisional Ammunition Column40

Mounted Troops

A Squadron 1/Surrey Yeomanry32 - 27th Cyclist Company33

Engineers

Field Companies
17th - 1/Wessex41 - 2/Wessex41

Signal Service
Wessex

Pioneers

26/Middlesex42

Field Ambulances

81st - 82nd - 83rd>

16th Mobile Veterinary Section

27th Divisional Train43


July 1917
(Macedonia)

Infantry

80th Brigade
2/King's Shropshire Light Infantry - 3/King's Royal Rifle Company - 4/King's Royal Rifle Company44
4/Rifle Brigade - 80th Machine Gun Company - 80th Trench Mortar Battery

81st Brigade
1/Royal Scots - 2/Cameron Highlander - 1/Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders
13/Black Watch46 - 81st Machine Gun Company - 81st Trench Mortar Battery

82nd Brigade
2/Gloucestershire28 - 2/Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry - 10/Hampshire47
10/Cameron Highlanders48 - 82nd Machine Gun Company - 82nd Trench Mortar Battery

Artillery

1st Brigade R.F.A.
11th Battery - 98th Battery34 - D (Howitzer) Battery - 1st Bde Ammunition Column

19th Brigade R.F.A.
39th Battery - 96th Battery - 131st Battery - 19th Bde Ammunition Column

20th Brigade R.F.A.
67th Battery - 99th Battery - D (Howitzer) Battery - 20th Bde Ammunition Column

129th Howitzer Brigade R.F.A.
95th Battery38 - 133rd Battery - D (Howitzer) Battery39 - 129th Bde Ammunition Column

27th Divisional Ammunition Column40

Mounted Troops

A Squadron 1/Surrey Yeomanry32 - 27th Cyclist Company33

Engineers

Field Companies
17th - 500th (1/Wessex) - 501st (2/Wessex)

Signal Service
Wessex

Pioneers

26/Middlesex

Field Ambulances

81st - 82nd - 83rd>

16th Mobile Veterinary Section

818th Divisional Emplnt Company49

27th Divisional Train50


August 1918
(Macedonia)

Infantry

80th Brigade
2/King's Shropshire Light Infantry - 3/King's Royal Rifle Company - 4/Rifle Brigade
80th Machine Gun Company - 80th Trench Mortar Battery
80th Small Arms Ammunition Section Ammunition Column

81st Brigade
1/Royal Scots - 2/Cameron Highlander - 1/Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders
81st Machine Gun Company - 81st Trench Mortar Battery
81st Small Arms Ammunition Section Ammunition Column

82nd Brigade
2/Gloucestershire - 2/Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry - 10/Hampshire
10/Cameron Highlanders48 - 82nd Machine Gun Company - 82nd Trench Mortar Battery 82nd Small Arms Ammunition Section Ammunition Column

Artillery

1st Brigade R.F.A.
11th Battery - 98th Battery - D (Howitzer) Battery - 1st Bde Ammunition Column

19th Brigade R.F.A.
39th Battery - 96th Battery - 131st Battery - 19th Bde Ammunition Column

20th Brigade R.F.A.
67th Battery - 99th Battery - D (Howitzer) Battery - 20th Bde Ammunition Column

129th Howitzer Brigade R.F.A.
95th Battery38 - 133rd Battery - D (Howitzer) Battery - 129th Bde Ammunition Column

Engineers

Field Companies
17th - 500th - 501st

Signal Service
Wessex

Pioneers

26/Middlesex

Field Ambulances

81st - 82nd - 83rd>

16th Mobile Veterinary Section

818th Divisional Emplnt Company

27th Divisional Train


Notes on Order of Battle

  1. Formed at Winchester on 17/11/14. The 4 regular battalions came from India and reached Winchester on 19/11/14.
  2. Formed at Winchester on 17/11/14. 2/Glouc. (from Tientsin) arrived on 13/11/14, and the other 3 battalions (from India) on 20/11/14.
  3. Formed at Winchester on 17/11/14. 2/D.C.L.I. (from Hong Kong) arrived on 13/11/14; and the other 3 battalions (from India) on 18/11 (1/Leins.), 19/11 (1/R. Ir. Rgt.), and 20/11 (2/R. Ir. Fus.).
  4. Arrived at Winchester from Salisbury on 16/11/14. Joined 80th Bde. on 20/11/14.
  5. Joined at Winchester on 21/11/14.
  6. Formed at Winchester on 28/11/14.
  7. I (in Aug. 1914, 13, 67, 69 Bties. at Edinburgh) was re-formed on 23/1/14 at Winchester with 98 (from XX), 132 (formed of left of 96), and 133 (formed of left of 98).
        XIX joined at Winchester on 19/11/14 (with 95, 96, and 97) from India. 97 was transferred to CLXVII (29th Div.), and XIX was reorganized with 95, 96, and 131 (formed of left of 95).
        XX joined at Winchester on 19/11/14 (with 98, 99, and 100) from India. 98 was transferred to I, and 100 to XXXI (28th Div.); and XX was reorganized with 67 (from original I, and made up with 1 sec. of 100), 99, and 364 (formed from 1 sec. of 99 and 1 sec. of 100).
        On 30/11/14 nine 18-pdr. guns, etc., arrived to complete batteries to 4 guns each. (In Aug., 1914, XXXI (131, 132, and 133) was at Sheffield.)
  8. Formed at Winchester in Dec., 1914 (from IV Home Counties (How.) Bde. R.F.A. of Home Counties Div., T.F.).
  9. Joined at Winchester on 4/12/14; transferred to 5th Div., 24/3/15.
  10. Joined at Winchester on 20/11/14.
  11. Joined at Winchester on 20/11/14.
  12. Joined at Winchester : 81st on 17/11, and 82nd and 83rd on 13/11/14.
  13. Joined at Winchester.
  14. Formed in Nov., 1914; and consisted of 95, 96, 97, and 98 Cos., A.S.C. (The Train was made up from Home Counties Divl. T. & S. Coln.)
  15. Left on 8/11/15. On formation of 3rd Cdn. Div. it joined 7th Cdn. Bde. on 24/12/15.
  16. Joined from U.K. on 28/2/15; left on 24/11/15 on transfer to 14th Bde., 5th Div.; transferred on 25/1/16 to Third Army Troops, and on 1/3/16 to 154th Bde., 51st Div.
  17. Joined from England on 28/2/15; early in March it joined 82nd Bde. It was transferred to VII Corps Trps. 15/11/15, and on 29/2/16 to 118th Bde., 39th Div.
  18. Formed 26/8/15. A/LIII (H.) joined 14/6/15 (from 9th Div.) and became A (6/9/15). A/XCII (H.) joined 10/8/15 (from 12th Div.) and became C (6/9/15). CXXIX (H.) was reorganized on 25/7/16. A (H.) became D (H.). B (H.) was transferred to I and became D/I; C went to XX and became D/XX. 133 joined from I, 95 from XIX, and 364 from XX.
  19. Transferred from XV (5th Div.) on 9/2/15. 1 sec. 11 and 1 sec. 39 formed 11A Bty. on 10/2/15. 11A was numbered 148 on 23/2/15. It had joined XX on 10/2/15.
  20. Transferred to CXXIX on 25/7/16.
  21. Joined from XIV (4th Div.) on 9/2/15. (Also see note 19.)
  22. Transferred to CXXIX on 25/7/16.
  23. Transferred to CXXIX on 25/7/16.
  24. Transferred from 5th Div. on 26/3/15.
  25. Became 55th Divnl. Train on 1/1/16.
  26. Formed 16/5/16.
  27. 80th formed on 2/9/16; 81st on 16/10/16; and 82nd on 31/7/16.
  28. Transferred to 82nd Bde. on 3/11/16.
  29. Transferred to 30th Bde., 10th Div., on 3/11/16.
  30. Transferred to 31st Bde. 10th Div., on 2/11/16.
  31. Transferred to 29th Bde., 10th Div., on 2/11/16.
  32. Transferred on 27/12/16 to XVI Corps Cav. Regt.
  33. Transferred on 7/12/16 to XVI Corps Cyclist Bn.
  34. 98 was broken up and 1 sec. joined 11 and 1 sec. 132 on 28/12//16; 132 was then renumbered 98.
  35. Formerly B/CXXIX (see note 18).
  36. 148 was broken up and 1 sec. joined 67 and 1 sec. 99 on 27/12/16.
  37. Formerly C/CXXIX (see note 18).
  38. 95 was broken up and 1 sec. joined 133 and 1 sec. 364 on 27/12/16; 364 was then renumbered 95.
  39. Formerly A/CXXIX (see note 18).
  40. The D.A.C. was abolished on 8/1/17. It formed B Section of XVI Corps Ammn. Coln. on 17/1/17.
  41. Renumbered 500th and 501st on 1/2/17.
  42. Joined from England on 26/8/16.
  43. Train (483, 484, 485, 486 Cos., A.S.C.) embarked at Devonport on 16/1/16, reached Salonika on 21/2/16, and became 27th Divnl. Train. The Train was reorganized in pack and wheel echelons in April, 1916; and 852,853, 854, and 855 Cos. were added to it later.
  44. Transferred on 12/6/18 to B.E.F. (France), and joined 151st Bde., 50th Div., on 16/7/18.
  45. S.A.A. Secs. were attached to Bdes. from 28/9/16.
  46. 13/B.W. (Scottish Horse Bn.) joined 1/11/16, and on 11/6/18 it was transferred to B.E.F. (France), and joined 149th Bde., 50th Div., on 15/7/18.
  47. Joined on 2/11/16, from 29th Bde., 10th Div.
  48. 10/Cam. H. (Lovat's Scouts): 1/1 and 1/2Lovat's Scouts Yeo. were amalgamated at Cairo on 27/9/16 and became 10/Cam. H. (Lovat's Scouts). The Bn. reached Salonika on 20/10/16 and joined 82nd Bde. on 1/11/16. It was transferred on 22/6/18 to B.E.F. (France), and joined L. of C. Troops on 6/7/18. The Bn. was disbanded on 17/4/19.
  49. Formed 14/9/17.
  50. Reorganized in Nov., 1917. 852 Coy. absorbed 853 Coy. on 23/11/17; and, on the same day, 854 and 855 Cos. (pack echelon) left the Train and became A.T. Pack Bde. Cos. (unalloted).