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9th Infantry Division (India)

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9th Infantry Division (India)
Indian 9th Infantry Division
Active 15 September 1940 - 15 February 1942 (Surrendered)
Country India
Allegiance British Indian Army
Branch Army
Type Infantry
Engagements Battle of Malaya
Battle of Kota Bharu
Commanders
Current
commander
Arthur Edward Barstow
The 9th Indian Infantry Division was an Indian division which formed part of Indian III Corps in the Malaya
Command of the Indian Army during World War II during the Battle of Malaya. It was commanded by
Major-General Barstow.
History
The 9th Indian Infantry Division was formed on September 15, 1940 at Quetta, India before being transferred to
Malaya. On September 15, 1940 the three original brigades of the division were the 15th, 20th, and 21st Indian
Infantry Brigades. The 3/17th Dogra Regiment from the 9th Division was the first British Commonwealth Army unit
to see action against the Japanese at the Battle of Kota Bharu on December 8, 1941.
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The 9th Indian Division
fought a relatively successful defensive retreat down Malaya's east coast until the 22nd Brigade was cut off from the
rest of the division at a demolished railway bridge near the village of Layang Layang in the state of Johore.
Major-General Barstow was killed crossing the bridge, while attempting to contact the brigade. The 22nd Brigade
was destroyed whilst trying to find another way to Singapore.
What was left of the division was amalgamated with the 11th Indian Division.
Component Units 1941 - 1942
8th Indian Infantry Brigade - Brigadier Berthold Wells (Billy) Key
3/17th Dogra Regiment - Lieut.Col George Alan Preston DSO (WIA at Kota Bharu)
2/10th Baluch Regiment - Lieut.Col James Frith
2/12th Frontier Force Regiment (2nd Sikhs) - Lieut.Col Arthur Cumming V.C.
1st Mysore Infantry (Indian States Forces) - Lieut.Col K.H.Preston
1st Hyderabad Infantry (Indian States Forces) - Lt.Col Charles Albert "Clive" Hendricks (KIA at Kota Bharu)
22nd Indian Infantry Brigade - Brigadier George Painter
Brigadier Painter
2/18th Royal Garhwal Rifles - Lt.Col L.H.Cockram/ Lt.Col G.E.R.S.Hartigan
5/11th Sikh Regiment - Lieut.Col John Parkin/ MacAdam
1/13th Frontier Force Rifles - Lieut.Col Clarence Gilbert
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Support Units
CRA - Brigadier E.W. Goodman
5th Field Regt. - Lieut.Col E.W.F.Jephson Royal Artillery (16x4.5 inch Howitzers)
88th Field Regt. - Lieut.Col Sylvain Claude D'Aubuz Royal Artillery (24x25pdrs)
80th Anti-Tank Regt. - Lieut.Col W.Napier Royal Artillery (48x2pdrs/47mm Bredas)
21st Mountain Battery, IA - Major J.B.Soper IA (12x3.7 inch Mountain Howitzers)
Footnotes
[1] [1] Smith
Books
Alan Jeffreys, Duncan Anderson (2005). British Army in the Far East 1941-45. Osprey Publishing. ISBN
1-84176-790-5.
Colin Smith (2006). Singapore Burning. England: Penguin Books. ISBN978-0-14-101036-6.
Tsuji, Masanobu; Margaret E. Lake, tr. (1997). Japan's Greatest Victory, Britain's Worst Defeat. New York: Da
Capo Press. ISBN 1-873376-75-8.
External links
Malaya Conflict Site (http:/ / www. fepow-community. org. uk/ Research/ Malaya_Command/ )
9 Indian Infantry Division (1941-42) (http:/ / www. britishmilitaryhistory. co. uk/ documents. php?aid=104&
nid=14& start=0)
Article Sources and Contributors
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