WW1 Brigades and Divisions in which Essex Battalions served
During World War One, Essex Regiment had 17 battalions but these did not fight as one unit as they were split across the army. The exception to this was the Territorial battalions who were posted to Turkey and Egypt for the duration of the war, fighting as 161 Brigade.
The table below shows the Division and Brigade for each battalion.
|1st||29th Division||88th Brigade|
|2nd||4th Division||12th Brigade|
|4th||54th Division||161 Brigade|
|5th||54th Division||161 Brigade|
|6th||54th Division||161 Brigade|
|7th||54th Division||161 Brigade|
|8th||72nd Division||8th Provisional Brigade|
|9th||12th Division||35th Brigade|
|10th||18th Division||53rd Brigade|
|11th||To Oct 1915||24th Division||71 Brigade|
|11th||from Oct 1915||6th Division||18 Brigade|
|13th||To Dec 1915||33rd Division||100 Brigade|
|13th||From Dec 1915||2nd Division||6th Brigade|
|15th||from May 1918||59th Division||177 Brigade|
|16th||71st Division||213 Brigade|
|18th||Home Service battalion|
|Essex Yeomanry||3rd Cavalry Division||8th Cavalry Brigade|
For details of how the army organised its structure including Divisions and Brigades click here.