We welcome John back to the branch. His talk is a change to the advertised talk.
The 46th Division was the first Territorial Division to deploy to the Western Front as a complete formation. With a partial and incompleted detour to Egypt in 1916, it spent the rest of the war there. The division suffered a disastrous baptism of fire at the Hohenzollern Redoubt (13 October 1915) and was again cruelly used at Gommecourt (1 July 1916), before finding enduring fame in the Breaking of the Hindenburg Line at Bellenglise (29 September 1918). This talk will examine important ways in which the division evolved over time, especially in the case of its officers.