11th Infantry Division (India)

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The 11th Indian Infantry Division was an infantry division of the Indian Army during World War II. It formed part of Indian III Corps in the Malaya Command during the Battle of Malaya.wikipedia
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David Murray-Lyon

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It was originally commanded by Major-General Murray-Lyon until 24 December 1941.
His final appointment was as the General Officer Commanding (GOC) of the 11th Indian Infantry Division in Malaya until he was sacked by Lieutenant General Arthur Percival.

Battle of Kampar

Kampar
After the Battle of Jitra the 11th Division, under Major-General Paris, inflicted heavy casualties on the Japanese at the Battle of Kampar, but was almost completely destroyed at the Battle of Slim River.
The Battle of Kampar (30 December 1941 – 2 January 1942) was an engagement of the Malayan Campaign during World War II, involving British and Indian troops from the 11th Indian Infantry Division and the Japanese 5th Division.

Indian Army during World War II

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The 11th Indian Infantry Division was an infantry division of the Indian Army during World War II.
On 8 December, the Japanese Army attacked the Malayan peninsula, the defenders now included the Indian 9th and the 11th Indian Infantry Divisions, the 12th Indian Infantry Brigade and a number of independent battalions and units of Imperial Service Troops, in the III Indian Corps.

Battle of Singapore

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The 11th Indian Division surrendered to the Japanese on 15 February 1942, along with about 130,000 other British and Commonwealth soldiers, when Singapore was surrendered.
The Indian III Corps under Lieutenant-General Sir Lewis Heath—including the Indian 11th Infantry Division under Major-General B. W. Key with reinforcements from the 8th Indian Brigade, and the British 18th Division—was assigned the north-eastern sector, known as the "Northern Area".

Billy Key

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Billy Key.
When Major General David Murray-Lyon was dismissed from command of the 11th Indian Division Key replaced Brigadier Archibald Paris as commander of the division.

8th Indian Infantry Brigade

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8th Indian Infantry Brigade
In November 1940, the brigade was assigned to the 11th Indian Infantry Division.

East Surrey Regiment

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2nd Battalion, East Surrey Regiment - Lieut.Col. G.E. Swinton MC
In August 1940 the Battalion was posted from China to Malaya where it was attached to 11th Indian Infantry Division based in North West Malaya.

3rd Cavalry (India)

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3rd Cavalry - Lieut.Col. C.P.G.De Winton
In 1941, whilst still in the process of being equipped with armoured cars, 3rd Cavalry was made part of the 11th Indian Infantry Division and was deployed to Malaya to counter the Japanese advance.

Operation Krohcol

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Destruction of the Ledge would effectively block the road from Pattani thereby ensuring the security of 11th Indian Infantry Division's line of communication and retreat.

Japanese occupation of Malaya

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On 7 January 1942, two brigades of the 11th Indian Infantry Division were defeated in the Battle of Slim River, giving the Japanese army easy passage to Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaya.

6th Indian Infantry Brigade

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In November 1940, the brigade arrived in Singapore and come under the command of the 11th Indian Infantry Division.

11th Division

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11th Infantry Division (India)

15th Indian Infantry Brigade

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Once in Malaya the brigade was assigned to the 11th Indian Infantry Division.

28th Indian Infantry Brigade

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Coming under command III Indian Corps and 11th Indian Infantry Division the brigade surrendered with the rest of the Commonwealth forces during the Battle of Singapore on 15 February 1942.

Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders

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During the withdrawal of the 11th Indian Infantry Division the 2nd Argylls slowed the enemy advance and inflicted heavy casualties on them.

III Corps (India)

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On 7 December 1941 the Corps consisted of the Indian 9th Infantry Division, commanded by Major-General Arthur Edward Barstow, the Indian 11th Infantry Division, commanded by Major-General David Murray-Lyon, a lines of communication Area, and the Penang Fortress.

XII Corps (India)

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11th Infantry Division headquartered at Ahmedabad

Gopal Gurunath Bewoor

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The first two sectors were manned by 12 Division with 11 Division holding Barmer and Kutch.

Southern Command (India)

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11th Infantry Division headquartered at Ahmedabad

Charles Moses

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As liaison officer to the 11th Indian Division, Moses twice narrowly escaped ambushes.

5th Division (Imperial Japanese Army)

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It was particularly successful at the battle of Jitra 11 December 1941 and battle of Slim River on 6 January 1942 where, in both battles, it defeated the Indian 11th Infantry Division.