65th Division

65th (2nd LOWLAND) DIVISION

The 2nd Lowland Division was formed from the Home Service men of the Territorial Force units in the 52nd Division, it was formed in Great Britain in January 1915. Although the Division remained in Great Britain (serving in Ireland from early 1917) for the duration of the war many men volunteered for overseas duties. The Division was finally disbanded in March 1918 and all the units in the Division had been transferred, drafted of disbanded by May 1918.

Infantry Units

194th (2nd South Scottish) Brigade.

2/7th Bn Royal Scots. Nov 1915 - Mar 1918. Disbanded.
2/8th Bn Royal Scots. Nov 1915 - Summer 1917. Disbanded.
2/4th Bn Royal Scots Fusiliers. Jan 1915 - 15 May 1918. Disbanded.
2/5th Bn Royal Scots Fusiliers. Jan 1915 - Jan 1916. Absorbed by the 2/4th Bn.
213th Graduated Bn. 23 Jul 1917 - 27 Oct 1917. Became the 51st Graduated Bn Cheshire Regt.
51st Graduated Bn Cheshire Regt. 27 Oct 1917 - May 1918. Remained in Ireland unbrigaded.
2/4th Bn King’s Own Scottish Borderers. Jan 1915 - Jan 1916. Absorbed by the 2/5th Bn.
2/5th Bn King’s Own Scottish Borderers. Jan 1915 - 15 May 1918. Disbanded.
2/5th Bn Border Regt. Jan 1915 - Jan 1916. Absorbed by the 2/4th Bn Royal Scots Fusiliers.

195th (2nd Scottish Rifles) Brigade.

2/4th Bn Royal Scots. Nov 1915 - Aug 1917. Absorbed by the 2/9th Bn.
2/5th Bn Royal Scots. Nov 1915 - Jan 1916. Absorbed by the 2/4th Bn.
2/6th Bn Royal Scots. Nov 1915 - Jan 1916. Absorbed by the 2/4th Bn.
2/9th Bn Royal Scots. Nov 1915 - Mar 1918. Disbanded.
217th Graduated Bn. 23 Jul 1917 - 27 Oct 1917. Became the 51st Graduated Bn King’s.
51st Graduated Bn King’s. 27 Oct 1917 - Mar 1918. Remained in Ireland but eventually joined the 68th Division.
2/5th Bn Cameronians. Jan 1915 - 15 May 1918. Disbanded.
2/6th Bn Cameronians. Jan 1915 - 15 May 1918. Disbanded.
2/7th Bn Cameronians. Jan 1915 - Nov 1915. Absorbed by the 2/6th Bn.
2/8th Bn Cameronians. Jan 1915 - Nov 1915. Absorbed by the 2/5th Bn.

196th (2nd Highland Light Infantry) Brigade.

221st Graduated Bn. 30 Jul 1917 - 27 Oct 1917. Became the 52nd Graduated Bn Cheshire Regt.
52nd Graduated Bn Cheshire Regt. 27 Oct 1917 - May 1918. Remained in Ireland unbrigaded.
2/5th Bn Highland Light Infantry. Jan 1915 - May 1918. Disbanded.
2/6th Bn Highland Light Infantry. Jan 1915 - May 1918. Disbanded.
2/7th Bn Highland Light Infantry. Jan 1915 - End 1917. Disbanded.
2/9th Bn Highland Light Infantry. Jan 1915 - May 1918. Disbanded.

 

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