Divisions & Campaigns, British Commonwealth

 

British Army
Div Type Name Campaigns Notes
1 Infantry - TU AN RO AP Regular
1 (i) Infantry London - r. 56 Inf
2 Infantry - FR IK CB Regular
2 (i) Infantry London - r. 47 Inf
3 Infantry - FR NO NF RH CE Regular
4 Infantry - FR AN RO AP EE Regular
5 Infantry - FR SI NA AN RO AP CE Regular
6 Infantry - ME LI r. 70 Inf
7 Infantry - - Regular, r. 6 Inf
8 Infantry - - Regular
9 Infantry Highland - r. 51 Inf
12 Infantry Eastern FR -
15 Infantry Scottish NO NF RH CE -
18 Infantry Eastern MS d. 2/42
23 Infantry Northern FR -
36 Infantry - IK CB -
38 Infantry Welsh - -
40 Infantry - - -
42 Infantry East Lancashire FR r. 42 Armd
43 Infantry Wessex NO NF RH AA CE -
44 Infantry Home Counties FR EL -
45 Infantry - - -
46 Infantry North Midland FR TU NA AN RO AP PV -
47 Infantry London - -
48 Infantry South Midland FR -
49 Infantry West Riding DN NO NF RH CE -
50 Infantry Northumbrian FR TO EL TU SI NO NF RH -
51 Infantry Highland FR EL TU SI NO NF RH AA CE d. 5/40, f. 8/40
52 Infantry Lowland FR NO NF RH CE -
53 Infantry Welsh NO NF RH AA CE -
54 Infantry East Anglian MS d. 2/42
55 Infantry - - -
56 Infantry London TU NA AN RO AP PV -
57 Infantry - - -
59 Infantry Staffordshire NO NF -
61 Infantry - - -
66 Infantry - - -
70 Infantry - LI -
76 Infantry - - -
77 Infantry - - -
78 Infantry - TU SI NA AN RO AP PV -
80 Infantry - - -
- Infantry Devon & Cornwall - r. 77 Inf
- Infantry Dorset - -
- Infantry Durhan & North Riding - -
- Infantry Essex - -
- Infantry Hampshire - -
- Infantry Lincolnshire - -
- Infantry Norfolk - r. 78 Inf
- Infantry Northumberland -  
- Infantry West Sussex - r. Essex Inf
- Infantry Yorkshire -  
1 Airborne - SI NA RH -
6 Airborne - NO AA CE -
1 Armoured - FR LI TO EL TU RO AP Regular
2 Armoured - LI d. 5/41
6 Armoured - TU AN RO AP PV -
7 Armoured - WD LI TO EL TU NF NO NF RH CE -
8 Armoured - - -
9 Armoured - - -
10 Armoured - TO EL -
11 Armoured - NO NF RH CE -
42 Armoured - - -
79 Armoured - NO NF RH CE Specialized Armour
- Armoured Guards NO NF RH AA CE -
1 Cavalry - ME r. 10 Armd

 

Australian Army
Div Type Name Campaigns Notes
1 Infantry Australian - -
2 Infantry Australian - -
3 Infantry Australian NG -
4 Infantry Australian - -
5 Infantry Australian NG -
6 Infantry Australian WD BC -
7 Infantry Australian ME NG BO -
8 Infantry Australian MS d. 2/42
9 Infantry Australian LI TO EL NG BO -
10 Infantry Australian - -
11 Infantry Australian - -
12 Infantry Australian - -
1 Armoured Australian - -
3 Armoured Australian - -
1 Motorized Australian - r. Armd
3 Motorized Australian - r. Armd

 

Canadian Army
Div Type Name Campaigns Notes
1 Infantry Canadian FR SI NA AN RO AP CE -
2 Infantry Canadian NO NF RH CE -
3 Infantry Canadian NO NF RH CE -
4 Armoured Canadian NO NF RH CE -
5 Armoured Canadian AN RO AP CE -

 

Indian Army
Div Type Name Campaigns Notes
1 Infantry Burma BU -
2 Infantry Indian - -
3 Infantry Indian IB Chindits
4 Infantry Indian WD EA LI TO EL TU NA AN RO AP EE -
5 Infantry Indian EA TO AR IK CB -
6 Infantry Indian ME -
7 Infantry Indian IB IK CB -
8 Infantry Indian NA AN RO AP PV -
9 Infantry Indian MS d. 2/42
10 Infantry Indian ME TO AN RO AP PV -
11 Infantry Indian MS d. 2/42
12 Infantry Indian - -
14 Infantry Indian AR -
17 Infantry Indian BU IK CB -
19 Infantry Indian CB -
20 Infantry Indian IB IK CB -
21 Infantry Indian - -
23 Infantry Indian IB IK -
25 Infantry Indian IK CB -
26 Infantry Indian IB -
31 Armoured Indian - -
32 Armoured Indian - r. 44 Armd
36 Infantry Indian IK r. 36 (UK) Inf
39 Infantry Indian - -
43 Armoured Indian - r. 44 Armd
44 Armoured Indian - r. 44 Abn
44 Airborne Indian CB -

 

New Zealand Army
Div Type Name Campaigns Notes
1 Infantry New Zealand -  
2 Infantry New Zealand BC LI TO EL NA AN RO AP PV -
3 Infantry New Zealand NS BI -
4 Infantry New Zealand - -
5 Infantry New Zealand - -
6 Infantry New Zealand - -

 

South African Army
Div Type Name Campaigns Notes
1 Infantry South African EA LI TO EL -
2 Infantry South African LI TO d. 6/42
3 Infantry South African - -
6 Armoured South African AN RO AP PV -

 

Other British Empire
Div Type Name Campaigns Notes
1 Infantry African - r. 11 Inf
2 Infantry African - r. 12 Inf
11 Infantry African EA -
12 Infantry African EA -
81 Infantry West African IB AR CB -
82 Infantry West African IK CB -

 

Notes:

(1) See the campaign lists here.

(2) The British Territorial Army comprised all numbered Infantry Divisions except for 36, 76, 77, 78, 80 and those of the Regular Army.

(3) The British Home County divisions comprised all non-numbered Infantry Divisions.

Sources: British Army - David Fraser, And We Shall Shock Them and Land Forces of Britain, the Empire and Commonwealth; Australian and Indian Armies - I.C.B. Dear, The Oxford Companion to World War II; All others - John Ellis, The World War II Databook. Campaigns compiled by the author.