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The Actions of the Hohenzollern Redoubt took place from 13–19 October 1915, at the Hohenzollern Redoubt (Hohenzollernwerk) near Auchy-les-Mines in France, on the Western Front in World War I. In the aftermath of the Battle of Loos (25 September – 8 October 1915), the 9th (Scottish) Division captured the strongpoint and then lost it to a German counter-attack.
Aldershot Command was a Home Command of the British Army.
Amiens is a city and commune in northern France, north of Paris and south-west of Lille.
Anti-Aircraft Command (AA Command, or "Ack-Ack Command") was a British Army command of the Second World War that controlled the Territorial Army anti-aircraft artillery and searchlight formations and units defending the United Kingdom.
Anti-aircraft warfare or counter-air defence is defined by NATO as "all measures designed to nullify or reduce the effectiveness of hostile air action."AAP-6 They include ground-and air-based weapon systems, associated sensor systems, command and control arrangements and passive measures (e.g. barrage balloons).
The Armistice of 11 November 1918 was the armistice that ended fighting on land, sea and air in World War I between the Allies and their last opponent, Germany.
An Army Group Royal Artillery (AGRA) was a British Commonwealth military formation type during the Second World War and shortly thereafter.
The Army Reserve is the active-duty volunteer reserve force and integrated element of the British Army.
Ashbourne is a market town in the Derbyshire Dales, England.
An Austrian knot (or Tyrolean knot) is an elaborate design of twisted cord or lace worn as part of a dress uniform, usually on the lower sleeve.
Bakewell is a small market town and civil parish in the Derbyshire Dales district of Derbyshire, England, well known for the local confection Bakewell pudding.
A bank holiday is a public holiday in the United Kingdom, some Commonwealth countries, Hong Kong and the Republic of Ireland.
A barrage is massed artillery fire aimed at points, typically apart, along one or more lines that can be from a few hundred to several thousand yards long.
A battle honour is an award of a right by a government or sovereign to a military unit to emblazon the name of a battle or operation on its flags ("colours"), uniforms or other accessories where ornamentation is possible.
The Battle of Britain (Luftschlacht um England, literally "The Air Battle for England") was a military campaign of the Second World War, in which the Royal Air Force (RAF) defended the United Kingdom (UK) against large-scale attacks by Nazi Germany's air force, the Luftwaffe.
The Battle of Cambrai (Battle of Cambrai, 1917, First Battle of Cambrai and Schlacht von Cambrai) was a British attack followed by the biggest German counter-attack against the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) since 1914, in the First World War.
The Battle of France, also known as the Fall of France, was the German invasion of France and the Low Countries during the Second World War.
The Battle of Hill 70 was a battle of World War I between the Canadian Corps and five divisions of the German 6th Army.
The Battle of Loos was a battle that took place from 1915 in France on the Western Front, during the First World War.
The Battle of Passchendaele (Flandernschlacht, Deuxième Bataille des Flandres), also known as the Third Battle of Ypres, was a campaign of the First World War, fought by the Allies against the German Empire.
The Battle of Polygon Wood took place during the second phase of the Third Battle of Ypres in World War I and was fought near Ypres in Belgium, in the area from the Menin road to Polygon Wood and thence north, to the area beyond St Julien.
The Battle of St Quentin Canal was a pivotal battle of World War I that began on 29 September 1918 and involved British, Australian and American forces operating as part of the British Fourth Army under the overall command of General Sir Henry Rawlinson.
The Battle of the Bulge (16 December 1944 – 25 January 1945) was the last major German offensive campaign on the Western Front during World War II.
The Battle of the Menin Road Ridge, sometimes called "Battle of the Menin Road", was the third British general attack of the Third Battle of Ypres in the First World War.
The Battle of the Somme (Bataille de la Somme, Schlacht an der Somme), also known as the Somme Offensive, was a battle of the First World War fought by the armies of the British Empire and France against the German Empire.
Bellenglise is a commune in the department of Aisne in Hauts-de-France in northern France.
Belton House is a Grade I listed country house in Belton near Grantham, Lincolnshire, England.
Lieutenant Colonel Bernard William Vann, (9 July 1887 – 3 October 1918) was an English recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.
Beverley is a historic market town, civil parish and the county town of the East Riding of Yorkshire, England.
Bishop Burton is a village and civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England.
--> The Bofors 40 mm gun, often referred to simply as the Bofors gun, is an anti-aircraft/multi-purpose autocannon designed in the 1930s by the Swedish arms manufacturer AB Bofors.
Boulogne-sur-Mer, often called Boulogne (Latin: Gesoriacum or Bononia, Boulonne-su-Mér, Bonen), is a coastal city in Northern France.
Bourlon is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Hauts-de-France region in northern France.
Braintree is a town in Essex, England.
The British Expeditionary Force (BEF) was the British Army sent to the Western Front during the First World War.
Brookfield Community School is an academy school located on Chatsworth Road (A619) in the west of Chesterfield, Derbyshire.
Bullecourt is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Hauts-de-France region in France.
Buxton is a spa town in Derbyshire, in the East Midlands region of England.
A cadre is the complement of commissioned officers and non-commissioned officers of a military unit responsible for training the rest of the unit.
Caen (Norman: Kaem) is a commune in northwestern France.
The Canadian Corps was a World War I corps formed from the Canadian Expeditionary Force in September 1915 after the arrival of the 2nd Canadian Division in France.
Cantaing-sur-Escaut is a commune in the Nord department in northern France.
Cassiobury Park is the principal public park in Watford, Hertfordshire, in England.
Chapel-en-le-Frith is a small town and civil parish in Derbyshire, England.
Cheshire (archaically the County Palatine of Chester) is a county in North West England, bordering Merseyside and Greater Manchester to the north, Derbyshire to the east, Staffordshire and Shropshire to the south and Flintshire, Wales and Wrexham county borough to the west.
Chesterfield is a market town and borough in Derbyshire, England.
The Childers Reforms of 1881 reorganised the infantry regiments of the British Army.
Chinley is a rural village in the High Peak Borough of Derbyshire, England, with a population of 2,796 at the 2011 Census.
Chesterfield Parish Church is an Anglican church dedicated to Saint Mary and All Saints, located in the town of Chesterfield in Derbyshire, England.
Clacton-on-Sea is the largest town in the Tendring peninsula and district in Essex, England, and was founded as an urban district in the year 1871.
Clay Cross is a former industrial and mining town.
Coniston is a village and civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England, in an area known as Holderness.
County Leitrim (Contae Liatroma) is a county in the Republic of Ireland.
County Longford (Contae an Longfoirt) is a county in Ireland.
County Meath (Contae na Mí or simply an Mhí) is a county in Ireland.
County Westmeath (Contae na hIarmhí or simply An Iarmhí) is a county in Ireland.
Crich is a village in the English county of Derbyshire.
Cromford is a village and civil parish in Derbyshire, England, in the valley of the River Derwent between Wirksworth and Matlock.
Curragh Camp (Campa an Churraigh) is an army base and military college located in The Curragh, County Kildare, Ireland.
Dún Laoghaire is a suburban coastal town in County Dublin, Ireland, about 12 km (7.5 miles) south of Dublin city centre.
Demobilization or demobilisation (see spelling differences) is the process of standing down a nation's armed forces from combat-ready status.
Derby is a city and unitary authority area in Derbyshire, England.
Derbyshire is a county in the East Midlands of England.
Disley is a village and civil parish in the unitary authority of Cheshire East and the ceremonial county of Cheshire, England,Disley Parish Council; The Parish of Disley (Official Guide).
The Distinguished Conduct Medal, post-nominal letters DCM, was established in 1854 by Queen Victoria as a decoration for gallantry in the field by other ranks of the British Army.
The Dronfield Henry Fanshawe School is a mixed, state comprehensive school for 11- to 18-year-olds, in the town of Dronfield, Derbyshire.
Dublin is the capital of and largest city in Ireland.
A dugout or dug-out, also known as a pit-house, earth lodge, is a shelter for humans or domesticated animals and livestock based on a hole or depression dug into the ground.
Dunstable is a market town and civil parish located in Bedfordshire, England.
The Easter Rising (Éirí Amach na Cásca), also known as the Easter Rebellion, was an armed insurrection in Ireland during Easter Week, April 1916.
Edale is a village and civil parish in the Derbyshire Peak District, in the Midlands of England.
Edward William Spencer Cavendish, 10th Duke of Devonshire, (6 May 1895 – 26 November 1950), known as the Marquess of Hartington from 1908 to 1938, was a British politician.
Elsham is a village and civil parish in North Lincolnshire, England.
A facing colour is a common tailoring technique for European military uniforms where the visible inside lining of a standard military jacket, coat or tunic is of a different colour to that of the garment itself.
The First Canadian Army (1reArmée canadienne) was a field army and the senior formation of the Canadian Army that served on the Western Front from July 1944 until May 1945 during the Second World War.
Flesquières is a commune in the Nord department in northern France.
Folkestone is a port town on the English Channel, in Kent, south-east England.
Foncquevillers is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Hauts-de-France region of France.
Fovant is a village and civil parish in southwest Wiltshire, England, lying about west of Salisbury on the A30 Salisbury-Shaftesbury road, on the south side of the Nadder valley.
Frinton-on-Sea is a small seaside town in the Tendring District of Essex, England.
Frisia (Fryslân, Dutch and Friesland) is a coastal region along the southeastern corner of the North Sea in what today is mostly a large part of the Netherlands, including modern Friesland, and smaller parts of northern Germany.
The General Post Office (GPO; Ard-Oifig an Phoist) in Dublin is the headquarters of An Post, the Irish Post Office, and Dublin's principal post office.
George V (George Frederick Ernest Albert; 3 June 1865 – 20 January 1936) was King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions, and Emperor of India, from 6 May 1910 until his death in 1936.
George John Warren Vernon, 5th Baron Vernon (22 June 1803 – 31 May 1866) was the only son of George Charles Venables-Vernon, 4th Baron Vernon (1779–1835) of Sudbury, Derbyshire, and Frances Maria, only daughter of Admiral Sir John Borlase Warren.
On 4 May 1945 at Lüneburg Heath, east of Hamburg, Field Marshal Sir Bernard Law Montgomery accepted the unconditional surrender of the German forces in the Netherlands, in northwest Germany including all islands, and in Denmark and all naval ships in those areas.
Gommecourt is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Hauts-de-France region of France.
Grainthorpe is a small village and civil parish in the East Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England.
Grantham is a town in the South Kesteven district of Lincolnshire, England.
A grenade is a small weapon typically thrown by hand.
The Guards Division was an infantry division of the British Army that was formed in the Great War in France in 1915 from battalions of the elite Guards regiments from the Regular Army.
The Haldane Reforms were a series of far-ranging reforms of the British Army made from 1906 to 1912, and named after the Secretary of State for War, Richard Burdon Haldane.
Harpenden is a town in the St Albans City district in the county of Hertfordshire, England.
Hartington is a village in the Derbyshire Peak District, England, lying on the River Dove close to the Staffordshire border.
Hathersage is a village and civil parish in the Peak District in Derbyshire, England.
Hayfield is a village and civil parish in High Peak, Derbyshire, England, with a population of around 2,700.
The Heinkel He 111 was a German aircraft designed by Siegfried and Walter Günter at Heinkel Flugzeugwerke in 1934.
High Peak is a borough in Derbyshire, England.
The Hindenburg Line (Siegfriedstellung or Siegfried Position) was a German defensive position of World War I, built during the winter of 1916–1917 on the Western Front, from Arras to Laffaux, near Soissons on the Aisne.
The Hohenzollern Redoubt (Hohenzollernwerk) was a defensive strongpoint of the German 6th Army on the Western Front during World War I, at Auchy-les-Mines near Loos-en-Gohelle in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region of France.
Hooge is a small village on the Bellewaerde Ridge, about 4 kilometres east of Ypres in the Flemish province of West-Vlaanderen in Belgium.
The Hull Blitz was the Nazi German bombing campaign targeting the English port city of Kingston upon Hull during the Second World War.
The Humber is a large tidal estuary on the east coast of Northern England.
The Hundred Days Offensive was the final period of the First World War, during which the Allies launched a series of offensives against the Central Powers on the Western Front from 8 August to 11 November 1918, beginning with the Battle of Amiens.
Hunmanby is a large village (it has been claimed to be the largest in Great Britain but was classified as a town until the 1960s) and civil parish in the Scarborough district of North Yorkshire, England.
II Canadian Corps was a corps-level formation that, along with I (British) Corps (August 1, 1944 to April 1, 1945) and I Canadian Corps (April 6, 1943 to November 1943, and April 1, 1945 until the end of hostilities), comprised the First Canadian Army in Northwest Europe during World War II.
The Imperial Yeomanry was a volunteer mounted force of the British Army that mainly saw action during the Second Boer War.
Infantry is the branch of an army that engages in military combat on foot, distinguished from cavalry, artillery, and tank forces.
Sir Joseph Paxton (3 August 1803 – 8 June 1865) was an English gardener, architect and Member of Parliament, best known for designing the Crystal Palace, and for cultivating the Cavendish banana, the most consumed banana in the Western world.
Kemmelberg is a hill formation in Flanders, Belgium.
The King's Royal Rifle Corps was an infantry rifle regiment of the British Army that was originally raised in British North America as the Royal American Regiment (also known as the Royal Americans) in the Seven Years' War and for Loyalist service in the American Revolutionary War.
Kingston upon Hull, usually abbreviated to Hull, is a city and unitary authority in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England.
Lamotte-Warfusée is a commune in the Somme department in Hauts-de-France in northern France.
Le Verguier is a commune in the Aisne department in Hauts-de-France in northern France.
The Lee–Enfield is a bolt-action, magazine-fed, repeating rifle that served as the main firearm used by the military forces of the British Empire and Commonwealth during the first half of the 20th century.
Lehaucourt is a commune in the Aisne department in Hauts-de-France in northern France.
Lens (Linse) is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in northern France.
The Lewis gun (or Lewis automatic machine gun or Lewis automatic rifle) is a First World War-era light machine gun of US design that was perfected and mass-produced in the United Kingdom, and widely used by British and British Empire troops during the war.
A light machine gun (LMG) is a machine gun designed to be employed by an individual soldier, with or without an assistant, as an infantry support weapon.
Lincoln green is the colour of dyed woollen cloth associated with Robin Hood and his merry men in Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire.
Liverpool is a city in North West England, with an estimated population of 491,500 in 2017.
Longford is the county town of County Longford in Ireland.
Lord George Henry Cavendish (19 August 1810 – 23 September 1880, Ashford Hall, Derbyshire) was a British nobleman and politician.
The Luftwaffe was the aerial warfare branch of the combined German Wehrmacht military forces during World War II.
Luton is a large town in Bedfordshire, England, Luton east of Aylesbury, west of Stevenage, northwest of London, and southeast of Milton Keynes.
Matlock is the county town of Derbyshire, England.
Mesen (Messines in French, historically used in English) is a city located in the Belgian province of West Flanders.
In military organizations, the practice of carrying colours, standards or guidons, both to act as a rallying point for troops and to mark the location of the commander, is thought to have originated in Ancient Egypt some 5,000 years ago.
The Military Service Act 1916 was an Act passed by the Parliament of the United Kingdom during the First World War.
Montbrehain is a commune in the Aisne department in Hauts-de-France in northern France.
The Munich Agreement was a settlement permitting Nazi Germany's annexation of portions of Czechoslovakia along the country's borders mainly inhabited by German speakers, for which a new territorial designation, the "Sudetenland", was coined.
New Mills is a town in Derbyshire, England, approximately south-east of Stockport and from Manchester.
A night fighter (also known as all-weather fighter or all-weather interceptor for a period of time post-World War II) is a fighter aircraft adapted for use at night or in other times of bad visibility.
No man's land is land that is unoccupied or is under dispute between parties who leave it unoccupied due to fear or uncertainty.
The North Midland Brigade was an infantry formation of Britain's Volunteer Force from 1888 to 1908.
Operation Bodenplatte (Baseplate), launched on 1 January 1945, was an attempt by the Luftwaffe to cripple Allied air forces in the Low Countries during the Second World War.
Operation Overlord was the codename for the Battle of Normandy, the Allied operation that launched the successful invasion of German-occupied Western Europe during World War II.
Beginning on the night of March 23, 1945 the 21st Army Group under Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery launched Operation Plunder, as a part of a coordinated set of Rhine crossings.
The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British order of chivalry, rewarding contributions to the arts and sciences, work with charitable and welfare organisations, and public service outside the Civil service.
Paratyphoid fever, also known simply as paratyphoid, is a bacterial infection caused by one of the three types of Salmonella enterica.
Passendale or Passchendaele (obsolete spelling, retained in English) is a rural Belgian village in the Zonnebeke municipality of West Flanders province.
Patrington is a village and civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England, in an area known as Holderness.
Peak Dale is a small village in Derbyshire, England.
The Peak District is an upland area in England at the southern end of the Pennines.
Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School (QEGS) is an academy school for 11- to 18-year-olds in the town of Ashbourne, Derbyshire, England.
Royal Air Force Kirton in Lindsey or more simply RAF Kirton in Lindsey was a Royal Air Force installation located north of Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England.
Ramicourt is a commune in the Aisne department in Hauts-de-France in northern France.
The Risle (less common: Rille) is a long river in Normandy, left tributary of the Seine.
Roscommon is the county town of County Roscommon in Ireland.
The Royal Regiment of Artillery, commonly referred to as the Royal Artillery (RA) and colloquially known as "The Gunners", is the artillery arm of the British Army.
The Corps of Royal Engineers, usually just called the Royal Engineers (RE), and commonly known as the Sappers, is one of the corps of the British Army.
The Royal Hospital Kilmainham (Ospidéal Ríochta Chill Mhaighneann) in Kilmainham, Dublin, is one of the finest 17th-century buildings in Ireland.
Saint-Omer (Sint-Omaars) is a commune in France.
Salisbury Plain is a chalk plateau in the south western part of central southern England covering.
Sanctuary Wood Cemetery is a Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) cemetery for the dead of the First World War, 5 km east of Ypres, Belgium, near Hooge in the municipality of Zillebeke.
Scawby is a village and civil parish in North Lincolnshire, England.
Scunthorpe is a large industrial town in North Lincolnshire, England.
The British Second Army was a field army active during the First and Second World Wars.
The Second Boer War (11 October 1899 – 31 May 1902) was fought between the British Empire and two Boer states, the South African Republic (Republic of Transvaal) and the Orange Free State, over the Empire's influence in South Africa.
Sheffield is a city and metropolitan borough in South Yorkshire, England.
The Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment) was a line infantry regiment of the British Army in existence for just under 90 years, from 1881 to 1970.
The Siege of Dunkirk, also known as the Second Battle of Dunkirk, during the Second World War, occurred from September 1944, when units of the Second Canadian Division surrounded the fortified city and port of Dunkirk until the end of the war.
The 1918 Spring Offensive, or Kaiserschlacht (Kaiser's Battle), also known as the Ludendorff Offensive, was a series of German attacks along the Western Front during the First World War, beginning on 21 March 1918, which marked the deepest advances by either side since 1914.
The Staffordshire Brigade (later 137th Brigade) was a volunteer infantry brigade formation of the British Army from 1888 to 1936.
Staveley is a town within the borough of Chesterfield, in Derbyshire, England.
Sudbury is a village and civil parish in Derbyshire, England, located about south of Ashbourne.
Teesside is the conurbation in the north east of England around the urban centre of Middlesbrough that is primarily made up of the towns Billingham, Redcar, Stockton-on-Tees, Thornaby and surrounding settlements near the River Tees.
The Territorial Decoration (TD) was a military medal of the United Kingdom awarded for long service in the Territorial Force and its successor, the Territorial Army.
The Territorial Force was a part-time volunteer organisation, created in 1908 to help meet the military needs of the United Kingdom (UK) without resorting to conscription.
The Blitz was a German bombing offensive against Britain in 1940 and 1941, during the Second World War.
The National Archives (TNA) is a non-ministerial government department.
The Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme is a war memorial to 72,337 missing British and South African servicemen who died in the Battles of the Somme of the First World War between 1915 and 1918, with no known grave.
Trench warfare is a type of land warfare using occupied fighting lines consisting largely of military trenches, in which troops are well-protected from the enemy's small arms fire and are substantially sheltered from artillery.
Tyneside is a conurbation on the banks of the River Tyne in North East England which includes Newcastle upon Tyne, Gateshead, Tynemouth, Wallsend, South Shields, and Jarrow.
The Victoria Cross (VC) is the highest award of the British honours system.
Vimy is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Hauts-de-France region of France.
The Volunteer Force was a citizen army of part-time rifle, artillery and engineer corps, created as a popular movement throughout the British Empire in 1859.
The Volunteer Officers' Decoration, post-nominal letters VD, was instituted in 1892 as an award for long and meritorious service by officers of the United Kingdom's Volunteer Force.
Walton-on-the-Naze is a small town in Essex, England, on the North Sea coast in the Tendring district.
Watford is a town and borough in North West London, England, situated northwest of central London and inside the circumference of the M25 motorway.
The Western Front was the main theatre of war during the First World War.
Whaley Bridge is a small town and civil parish in the High Peak district of Derbyshire, England, on the River Goyt southeast of Manchester, north of Buxton, east of Macclesfield and west of Sheffield.
In the military science of fortification, wire obstacles are defensive obstacles made from barbed wire, barbed tape or concertina wire.
Wirksworth is a market town in the Derbyshire Dales district of Derbyshire, England, with a population recorded as 5,038 in the 2011 census.
World War I (often abbreviated as WWI or WW1), also known as the First World War, the Great War, or the War to End All Wars, was a global war originating in Europe that lasted from 28 July 1914 to 11 November 1918.
World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier.
Yorkshire (abbreviated Yorks), formally known as the County of York, is a historic county of Northern England and the largest in the United Kingdom.
The Ypres Salient is the area around Ypres in Belgium which was the scene of some of the biggest battles in World War I.
The 10th Anti-Aircraft Division (10th AA Division) was an air defence formation of the British Army during the early years of World War II.
The 139th (Sherwood Foresters) Brigade was an infantry brigade of the British Army that saw active service in World War I with the 46th (North Midland) Division.
140 Corps Engineer Regiment was a short-lived Territorial Army (TA) unit of the Royal Engineers based in the North Midlands of England during the 1960s.
The 178th (2/1st Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire) Brigade was an infantry brigade of the British Army.
The 19th (Western) Division was an infantry division of the British Army, part of Kitchener's Army, formed in the Great War.
The 226th Infantry Brigade was a Home Service formation of the British Army that existed under various short-lived titles in both the First and Second World Wars.
The 2nd Anti-Aircraft Division (2nd AA Division) was an Air Defence formation of the British Army from 1935 to 1942.
The 2nd Canadian Division (2 Cdn Div) is responsible for generating and maintaining an operationally ready, multi-purpose land force for the Canadian Army in the province of Quebec, Canada, in order to meet Canada's defence objectives, domestically and overseas.
The 32nd (Midland) Anti-Aircraft Brigade was an air defence formation of Anti-Aircraft Command in Britain's Territorial Army (TA) from 1936 to 1955, charged with defending the East Midlands of England.
39th Anti-Aircraft Brigade was an air defence formation of Britain's Territorial Army (TA) during World War II.
The 46th (North Midland) Division was an infantry division of the British Army, part of the Territorial Force, that saw service in World War I. At the outbreak of the war, the 46th Division was commanded by Major-General Hon.
The 55th (West Lancashire) Infantry Division was an infantry division of the British Army.
The 56th (London) Infantry Division was an infantry division of the British Army, which served under several different titles and designations.
The 59th (2nd North Midland) Division was an infantry division of the British Army during World War I. It was formed in late 1914/early 1915 as a 2nd Line Territorial Force formation raised as a duplicate of the 46th (North Midland) Division.
The 6.5×50mm semi-rimmed (6.5×50mmSR) Japanese cartridge, currently manufactured under the designation 6.5mm Jap, was adopted by the Imperial Japanese Army in 1897, along with the Type 30 Arisaka infantry rifle and carbine.
71st Division was a short-lived infantry division of the British Army during the First World War.
The 7th Anti-Aircraft Division was an air defence formation of the British Army during the early years of World War II.
10th (Wirksworth) Derbyshire Rifle Volunteer Corps, 11th (Matlock) Derbyshire Rifle Volunteer Corps, 149th (Sherwood Foresters) Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery, 17th (Clay Cross) Derbyshire Rifle Volunteer Corps, 18th (Whaley Bridge) Derbyshire Rifle Volunteer Corps, 21st (Hartington) Derbyshire Rifle Volunteer Corps, 22nd (Staveley) Derbyshire Rifle Volunteer Corps, 2nd (Sudbury) Derbyshire Rifle Volunteer Corps, 2nd Administrative Battalion, Derbyshire Rifle Volunteer Corps, 2nd Volunteer Battalion, Sherwood Foresters, 3rd (Chesterfield) Derbyshire Rifle Volunteer Corps, 3rd Administrative Battalion, Derbyshire Rifle Volunteer Corps, 40th (The Sherwood Foresters) Anti-Aircraft Battalion, Royal Engineers, 40th (The Sherwood Foresters) Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery, 575 (The Sherwood Foresters) Field Squadron, Royal Engineers, 575th (6th Bn Sherwood Foresters) Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery, 6th (High Peak Rifles of Buxton) Derbyshire Rifle Volunteer Corps, 6th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters, 7th (High Peak Rifles of Chapel-en-le-Frith) Derbyshire Rifle Volunteer Corps, 8th (Dove Valley) Derbyshire Rifle Volunteer Corps, 9th (High Peak Rifles of Bakewell) Derbyshire Rifle Volunteer Corps.