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34e division d'infanterie (Royaume-Uni)

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The 34th Division was an infantry division of the British Army that was raised in 1914, during the First World War. The division was raised from volunteers for Lord Kitchener's New Armies, that was originally made up of infantry battalions raised by public subscription or private patronage. The division was taken over by the War Office in September 1915. It served in France and Belgium in the trenches of the Western Front for the duration of the war. The Division was one of the six created for the Fourth New Army on 10 December 1914. The division was originally made up of Pals battalions, and two brigades of the Northumberland Fusiliers; the Tyneside Scottish and Tyneside Irish. Major-General Edward Ingouville-Williams took command of the division in June 1915. It landed in France in January 1916. The division's first major action was the attack at La Boisselle on the first day of the Battle of the Somme during which the division suffered heavy casualties and many of the original Pals were killed. It went on to suffer further losses at the Battle of the Lys in April 1918. The following units served with the division: 101st Brigade 15th (Service) Battalion (1st Edinburgh), Royal Scots (left May 1918) 16th (Service) Battalion (2nd Edinburgh), (McCrae's Battalion), Royal Scots (left May 1918) 10th (Service) Battalion (Grimsby Chums), Lincolnshire Regiment (transferred to 103rd Brigade February 1918) 11th (Service) Battalion, The Suffolk Regiment (left May 1918) 101st Machine Gun Company (joined 27 April 1916, moved to 34th Battalion Machine Gun Corps (M.G.C.) 26 February 1918) 101st Trench Mortar Battery (joined 18 February 1916, broken up 16 May 1918) After reorganisation in July 1918: 2/4th Battalion, Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment) (Territorial Force (T.F.)) (joined June 1918) 4th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment (T.F.
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