The 89th Indian Infantry Brigade was an army formation that functioned under the British Empire in India during the Second World War. It was formed in October 1942 as a part of the British Indian Army and remained in existence till the year 1945. The infantry formation was initially allotted to the 7th Indian Infantry Division. Later the 89th Indian Infantry Brigade was attached to the 5th Indian Infantry Division from May 1944 to June 1944.
It was again assigned to the 7th Indian Infantry Division and the brigade served under its command until the culmination of World War II. The troops of the formation provided significant military service during the Burma Campaign in the South East Asian Theatre of World War II.
Formation of 89th Indian Infantry Brigade
The 89th Indian Infantry Brigade was formed with the following infantry regiments-
* 4/8th Gurkha Rifles (October 1942 - August 1945)
* 2nd King's Own Scottish Borderers (January 1943 - June 1945)
* 7/15th Punjab Regiment (October 1942 - September 1943)
* 7/2nd Punjab Regiment (September 1943 - March 1944)
* 3/6th Gurkha Rifles (June 1945 - August 1945)
* 4/1st Gurkha Rifles (January 1944 - February 1944)
* 1/11th Sikh Regiment (April 1944 - August 1945)
* 4th Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment (July 1945 - August 1945)
* 7th York and Lancaster Regiment (June 1945 - July 1945)
Commanding Officers of 89th Indian Infantry Brigade
Some of the most reputed commanding officers of the 89th Indian Infantry Brigade are mentioned below-
* Brigadier W. A. Crowther
* Brigadier I. C. A. Lauder DSO, OBE, PJK
* Brigadier J. C. Martin
* Lieutenant Colonel H. R. R. Conder
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(Last Updated on : 08-02-2013)
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