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eMedals-WWI 63rd (Royal Naval) Division and Three Infantry Brigade Brass Plaques

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WWI 63rd (Royal Naval) Division and Three Infantry Brigade Brass Plaques

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WWI 63rd (Royal Naval) Division and Three Infantry Brigade Brass Plaques

WWI 63rd (Royal Naval) Division and Three Infantry Brigade Brass Plaques - 63rd (Royal Naval) Division Plaque (inscribed "63rd" flanked by "ROYAL" and "NAVAL" on the upper ribbon banner and "DIVISION" on the lower ribbon banner, the "63rd" surmounted by an anchor, engraved "A.M." on the reverse, 53 mm x 155 mm, holes on either side of "DIVISION" for mounting); 188th Infantry Brigade Plaque (brass, inscribed "188th INF BRIGADE" on the ribbon banner, 17 mm x 155 mm, holes at either end for mounting); 189th Infantry Brigade Plaque (brass, inscribed "189th INF BRIGADE" on the ribbon banner, 17 mm x 155 mm, holes at either end for mounting); and 190th Infantry Brigade Plaque (brass, inscribed "190th INF BRIGADE" on the ribbon banner, 17 mm x 155 mm, holes at either end for mounting). Light contact and oxidation, extremely fine.Footnote: The 63rd (Royal Naval) Division was a United Kingdom infantry division which served during the First World War. It was originally formed as the Royal Naval Division at the outbreak of the war, from Royal Navy and Royal Marine reservists and volunteers who were not needed for service at sea, and fought at Antwerp and at Gallipoli. In 1916, following heavy losses among the original naval volunteers, it was transferred to the British Army as the 63rd (Royal Naval) Division, re-using the number from a disbanded Territorial Force division. As an Army unit, it fought on the Western Front for the remainder of the war. After the evacuation of Gallipoli, the RND moved to France where it participated in the final phase of the Battle of the Somme, advancing along the River Ancre to capture Beaucourt. The Division arrived at Ypres just before the Second Battle of Passchendaele. Due to the changing nature of the unit, it was made up of a number of brigades during the war: the 1st Royal Naval Brigade (also known as the 1st (Royal Naval) Brigade, 1st Brigade (1914 - July 1916), which was replaced by the 190th Brigade in July 1916, made up of four battalions of army personnel), the 2nd Royal Naval Brigade (also known as the 2nd (Royal Naval) Brigade, 2nd Brigade, 189th Brigade, made up of four Naval battalions) and the 3rd Royal Naval Brigade (also known as the 3rd (Royal Marine) Brigade, 188th Brigade, made up of two battalions of Marine Light Infantry and two Naval battalions).
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