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29th British Inf. Brigade


(including Commonwealth countries)

British Commonwealth Forces in Korea Commonwealth troops serving in Korea included British, Canadian, Australian, New Zealander, and South African contingents.

The first British units to arrive at Pusan on 28 August 1950 were the 1st Battalion The Middlesex Regiment and 1st Battalion The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders under the 27th British Infantry Brigade. They were soon joined by the 3d Battalion Royal Australian Regiment from Japan where it was conducting occupation duty. They initially served under the US 24th Infantry Division. It was redesignated the 27th Commonwealth Infantry Brigade in October when Australian and Canadian units were assigned, which served under the US 1st Cavalry Division. The 29th British Infantry Brigade Group arrived in September 1950, followed by the 28th Commonwealth Brigade Group in April 1951, which replaced the 27th, and then the 25th Canadian Infantry Brigade Group. In July these units were organized into the 1st Commonwealth Division. The Division, while under US/UN operational control, was administered by Commander-in-Chief, Commonwealth Forces headquartered in Japan. At the war*s end 14,200 Commonwealth troops were serving in Korea. A total of 26,791 Canadians and 17,164 Australian troops served in Korea. The last British troops departed Korea in July 1957.

  • 27th British Infantry Brigade (Aug 50-Oct 50, redesignated below)
  • 27th Commonwealth Infantry Brigade (Oct 50-Apr 51, HQreplaced by below)
  • 28th Commonwealth Infantry Brigade (Apr 51)
  • 29th British Infantry Brigade Group (Sep 50)

Casualties                         1078 KIA                 2692 WIA

Great Britain and Commonwealth Ground Forces Korea Summary Organization

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