The 47th Indian Infantry Brigade was formed as an erstwhile infantry formation under the British Indian Army during the Second World War. It was founded under the administration of the British Empire in India at Secunderabad in Andhra Pradesh in October 1942. The brigade remained in active military service till the year 1945. The 47th Indian Infantry Brigade was attached with the 19th Indian Infantry Division. Later the British Indian infantry formation was assigned to the 14th Indian Infantry Division in March 1942.
Formation of 47th Indian Infantry Brigade
The 47th Indian Infantry Brigade was formed by various infantry regiments which are mentioned as follows-
* 1/7th Rajput Regiment (October 1941 - May 1943)
* 2/1st Punjab Regiment (October 1941 - September 1942)
* 5/8th Punjab Regiment (October 1941 - June 1943)
* 1st Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (October 1942 - July 1943)
* 7/13th Frontier Force Rifles (July 1943 - August 1945)
* MG/9th Jat Regiment (January 1943 - February 1943)
* 15/10th Baluch Regiment (August 1943 - August 1945)
* 14/11th Sikh Regiment (July 1943 - August 1945)
Commanding Officers of 47th Indian Infantry Brigade
Some of the most prominent Commanders of the 47th Indian Infantry Brigade are listed below-
* Brigadier G. L. Blight
* Brigadier R. A. A. Wimberley
* Brigadier E. H. Blacker
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