This is the only image of a memorial at the National Memorial Arboretum I’ve included in this short series from a particular fighting regiment, this one being from the 49th.West Riding Infantry division. It was a formation of the Territorial Force. It was formed as a result of the reforms of the army carried out in 1908 under the Secretary of State for War, Richard Burdon Haldane. The division fought in the Great War in the trenches of the Western Front, in the fields of France and Flanders. During World War II the division fought in the Norwegian Campaign and in North-western Europe. After the Second World War it was disbanded in 1946, then reformed in 1947. It remained with the Northern Command until finally being disbanded in 1967.
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