1st Infantry Division (United Kingdom)

The 1st Infantry Division was a regular army infantry division of the British Army with a very long history. The division was present at the Peninsular War, the Crimean War, the First World War, and during the Second World War and was finally disbanded in 1960.

1st Division
1st Infantry Division
1st Division insignia used in World War I
(the international signal pennant for '1')
Active1809–1818
1854–1856
1899–1960
Country United Kingdom
Branch British Army
TypeInfantry
SizeDivision
Nickname(s)'Mobile Marvels'
'Mudcrushers'
'The Salvation Army'
'Beecham's'
EngagementsPeninsular War
Battle of Talavera
Battle of Salamanca
Siege of Tarragona
Battle of Vitoria
Siege of San Sebastián
Battle of the Pyrenees
Battle of the Bidassoa (1813)
Battle of Toulouse (1814)
Battle of Quatre Bras
Battle of Waterloo
Crimean War
Battle of Alma
Battle of Balaclava
Battle of Inkerman
Second Boer War
Battle of Belmont
Battle of Graspan
Battle of Modder River
Battle of Magersfontein
Battle of Boshof
First World War
Battle of Mons
First Battle of the Marne
First Battle of the Aisne
First Battle of Ypres
Battle of Aubers Ridge
Battle of Loos
Battle of the Somme
Battle of Pozières
Battle of Passchendaele
Battle of Épehy
Second World War
Battle of France
Fondouk
El Kourzia
Tunisia Campaign
Battle of Anzio
Battle of Monte Cassino
Liri Valley
Gothic Line
Commanders
Notable
commanders
The Duke of Cambridge
Lord Methuen
Harold Alexander
Kenneth Anderson
Gerald Templer
Charles Loewen
Richard Gale
Horatius Murray
Insignia
1st Infantry Division sign
used in World War 2.