This article shows the dates Divisions entered the Great War in France and Flanders to the date of the armistice or their amalgamation/dissolution.
 
Division. Served in France and Flanders. Remarks.
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1st Cavalry (Regular). August-14 Armistice  
2nd Cavalry (Regular). September-14 Armistice Formed in France.
3rd Cavalry (Regular). October-14 Armistice  
4th Cavalry (Indian). October-14 February-18 The 4th and 5th Cavalry Divisions were originally the 1st and 2nd Indian Cavalry Divisions.
5th Cavalry (Indian). December-14 February-18
     
     
Guards (Regular). August-15 Armistice Formed in France.
1st (Regular). August-14 Armistice  
2nd (Regular). August-14 Armistice  
3rd (Regular). August-14 Armistice  
4th (Regular). August-14 Armistice  
5th (Regular). August-14 November-17  
    April-18 Armistice  
6th (Regular). September-14 Armistice  
7th (Regular). October-14 Armistice  
8th (Regular). November-14 Armistice  
9th (Scottish) (New Army). May-15 Armistice  
11th (Northern) (New Army). July-15 Armistice  
12th (Eastern) (New Army). May-15 Armistice  
14th (Light) (New Army). May-15 Armistice The 14th Division was reduced to cadre in April 1918, returned to England in June, and after being reconstituted with fresh battalions, went back to France in July, 1918.
       
       
       
       
       
       
15th (Scottish) (New Army). July-15 Armistice  
16th (Irish) (New Army). December-15 Armistice The 16th Division was reduced to cadre in April 1918, returned to England in June, and was reconstituted with 5 English, 2 Scottish, 1 Welsh, and 1 Irish battalions, returning to France in July/August, 1918.
       
       
       
       
       
       
17th (Northern) (New Army). July-15 Armistice  
18th (Eastern) (New Army). July-15 Armistice  
19th (Western) (New Army). July-15 Armistice  
20th (Light) (New Army). July-15 Armistice  
21st (New Army). September-15 Armistice  
22nd (New Army). September-15 November-15  
23rd (New Army). August-15 November-17  
24th (New Army). August-15 Armistice  
25th (New Army). September-15 Armistice The 25th Division was reduced to cadre in June, 1918, and proceede to England, where, in July, the cadre battalions were made up with drafts. In August the Division made up one full strength brigade for service in North Russia, and the remaining battalions were broken up. The Divisional and Brigade Headquarters returned to France in September, 1918, and reconstituted with nine battalions from Italy.
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
27th (Regular). December-14 November-15  
28th (Regular). January-15 November-15  
29th (Regular). March-16 Armistice  
30th (Regular). November-15 Armistice The 30th Division was reduced to cadre in May, 1918, and reconstituted with battalions from other divisions, including five from Palestine, in late June, 1918.
     
     
     
     
     
31st (Regular). March-16 Armistice  
32nd (Regular). November-15 Armistice  
33rd (Regular). November-15 Armistice  
34th (Regular). January-16 Armistice The 34th Division was reduced to cadre in May, 1918, and reconstituted in June with battalions from Palestine.
     
       
       
35th (Regular). January-16 Armistice  
36th (Ulster) (New Army). October-15 Armistice  
37th (New Army). July-15 Armistice  
38th (Welsh) (New Army). December-15 Armistice  
39th (New Army). March-16 Armistice The 39th Division was reduced to cadre in May, 1918, and was not reconstituted.
     
       
40th (New Army). June-16 Armistice The 40th Division was reduced to cadre in May, 1918, and reconstituted with low category battalions in June, 1918.
       
       
       
41st (New Army). May-16 November-17  
    March-18 Armistice  
42nd (East Lancashire) T.F. March-17 Armistice  
46th (North Midland) T.F. February-15 Armistice The 46th Division commenced to move to Egypt in January, 1916, and after Divisional Headquarters and two Infantry Brigades had arrived there the move was cancelled and the whole Division was in France again by the middle of February, 1916.
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
47th (2nd London) T.F. March-15 Armistice  
48th (South Midland) T.F. March-15 November-17  
49th (West Riding) T.F. April-15 Armistice  
50th (Northumbrian) T.F. April-15 Armistice The 50th Division was reduced to cadre in June, 1918, and was reconstituted in July, 1918, with eight battalions from Salonika and two from another division in France.
       
       
       
       
       
51st (Highland) T.F. April-15 Armistice  
52nd (Lowland) T.F. April-18 Armistice  
55th (West Lancashire) T.F. January-16 Armistice Assembled in France.
56th (1st London) T.F. January-16 Armistice Assembled in France.
57th (2nd West Lancashire) T.F. February-17 Armistice  
58th (2/1st London) T.F. January-17 Armistice  
59th (2/North Midland) T.F. February-17 Armistice The 59th Division was reduced to cadre in May, 1918, and was reconstituted with low category battalions in June.
       
       
       
60th (2/2nd London) T.F. June-16 November-16  
61st (2/South Midland) T.F. May-16 Armistice  
62nd (2/West Riding) T.F. January-17 Armistice  
63rd (Royal Naval). May-16 Armistice The 63rd Division served at Antwerp in October, 1914. It was then known as the Royal Naval Division; it received the number 63rd in July, 1916.
       
       
       
       
66th (2/East Lancashire) T.F. March-17 Armistice The 66th Division was reduced to cadre in May, 1918, and was reconstituted in July/September, 1918. With the South African Brigade, two battalions from the old 66th Division, four from Salonika, and one from the old 30th Division.
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
74th (Yeomanry). May-18 Armistice  
3rd Indian (Lahore). September-14 December-15  
7th Indian (Meerut). October-14 December-15  
1st Canadian. February-15 Armistice  
2nd Canadian. September-15 Armistice  
3rd Canadian. January-16 Armistice Formed in France.
4th Canadian. August-16 Armistice  
1st Australian. March-16 Armistice  
2nd Australian. March-16 Armistice  
3rd Australian. November-16 Armistice  
4th Australian. June-16 Armistice  
5th Australian. June-16 Armistice  
New Zealand. April-16 Armistice  
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