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27th Division
Active World War I
formed October 1914
Country United Kingdom
Branch Regular Army
Type Infantry
Engagements World War I

The British 27th Division was a First World War regular army infantry division formed in late 1914 by combining various units that had been acting as garrisons about the British Empire. The division spent most of 1915 on the Western Front in France before moving to Salonika where it remained with the British Salonika Army for the duration of the war. In 1916 its commander Hurdis Ravenshaw was captured by an Austrian submarine whilst sailing to England. In 1918 in Salonika the division took part in the Battle of Doiran.


80th Brigade 

The infantry battalions did not all serve at once, but all were assigned to the brigade during the war.


81st Brigade 

The following battalions also served with the brigade for periods in 1915:

  • 1/9th (Highlanders) Battalion, the Royal Scots
  • 1/9th (The Dumbartonshire) Battalion, the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders
82nd Brigade 
19th Brigade (May 31, 1915 to August 19, 1915) 

The brigade joined the division in May 1915 from the 6th Division before joining the 2nd Division in August.

Artillery (on formation)

See also


  1. "27th Division". The Long Long Trail. Retrieved 20 January 2012. 

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