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Kevo Wright
10-26-2008, 06:24 PM
Hello All

Just starting to research the BEF from landing in france to the dunkirk evacuation.

The specific area I will investigate is the history of the 7th & 8th Battalions of the Worcestershire Regiment and both brigades they were attached too.

To start the ball rolling I would likr to know the Brigade commander of the 144th at the time of disembarktion and landing in france.

Looking forward to anyone out there who can help or would like to participate in the research.

Regards Kevo Wright

02-16-2009, 09:35 AM
Hy! I'm new. Hope this site helps.


Try looking here.
What division was the 144th asigned to?

02-16-2009, 12:02 PM
Hi Try Google BEF British Tanks 1940 lots of good stuff
Cheers Gerry

Richie B
02-16-2009, 06:16 PM

Have you looked here ?


Also found this information


Major-General A. F. A. N. Thorne

143rd BrigadeóBrigadier J. Muirhead

1st Battalion The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry
1st/7th and 8th Battalions The Royal Warwickshire Regiment

144th BrigadeóBrigadier J. M. Hamilton

2nd Battalion The Royal Warwickshire Regiment
5th Battalion The Gloucestershire Regiment
8th Battalion The Worcestershire Regiment

145th BrigadeóBrigadier A. C. Hughes (to 15th May) Brigadier The Hon. N. F. Somerset (from 15th May)

2nd Battalion The Gloucestershire Regiment
4th Battalion The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry
1st Buckinghamshire Battalion, The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry.

From here


Good hunting