A Division is a large military unit formed primarily of Brigades and Battalions. During the First World war divisions consisted of up 30,000 soldiers. They were made up of infantry or cavalry and categorised into four main groups, these being: the professional Regular Army; the part-time Territorial Force; the wartime New Army and the Yeomanry Divisions of Territorial Cavalry.
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The above term is listed in our glossary of words and phrases of the Armed Forces of Great Britain during the Great War. Included are trench slang, service terms, expressions in everyday use, nicknames, the titles and origins of British and Commonwealth Regiments, and warfare in general. These words and phrases are contemporary to the war, which is reflected in the language used. They have been transcribed from three primary sources (see Contents). Feel free to expand upon and improve this content.
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- Division (Military) Wikipedia, the free encyclopaedia. Accessed 30 July, 2016.