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61st Infantry Division (United Kingdom)

61st Infantry Division[1]
Active 1939 - 1945
Country United Kingdom
Branch Infantry
Type Infantry Division
Officer Commanding Major General C. B. Wainwright

The 61st Infantry Division[1][2] was a 2nd Line Territorial Army unit of the British Army during the Second World War formed in 1939 shortly before the outbreak of war on 3 September 1939. The division did not see active service outside Britain.


  • History 1
    • Commanders 1.1
  • Component Units 2
  • See also 3
  • Notes 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6


The 61st Infantry Division[1] was formed as a 2nd Line Far East to fight in the final stages of the Burma Campaign against the Imperial Japanese Army.


Component Units

182nd Infantry Brigade

183rd Infantry Brigade

184th Infantry Brigade

Support Units

See also


  1. ^ a b c Joslen, p. 95
  2. ^ Chappell, p. 37


  • Chappell, Mike (1987). British battle insignia (2): 1939-1940. Men-At-Arms. Osprey Publishing.  
  • Joslen, Lieutenant-Colonel H.F (1960) [1960]. Orders Of Battle Second World War 1939-1945. Naval & Military Press Ltd.  

External links

  • 61 (South Midland) Infantry Division at Orders of

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