|11th (East Africa) Division|
|Part of||Fourteenth Army|
|Engagements||Second World War|
The 11th (East Africa) Infantry Division was a British Empire colonial unit formed in February 1943 during the Second World War.
In 1943, the 11th (East Africa) Division was formed primarily of troops from British East Africa. The division should not be confused with the earlier 11th (African) Division which was composed of brigades both from British East Africa and from Nigeria in British West Africa, fought in the East African Campaign and was disbanded in late 1941.
The Division was composed of troops from Kenya, Uganda, Nyasaland, Tanganyika,Southern Rhodesia, Northern Rhodesia, and from Belgian Congo. The 11th (East Africa) Division fought with the Fourteenth Army in Burma during the Burma Campaign. In the later part of 1944, the division pursued the Japanese retreating from Imphal down the Kabaw valley and established bridgeheads over the Chindwin River. In 1945, elements of the division played a part in the Battle of Meiktila and Mandalay.
Under Brig. J. F. Macnab:
Under Brig. N. C. Hendricks:
Under Brig. V. K. H. Channer (to 18 November 1944), and Brig. A. P. Walsh (from 18 November 1944):
Under CRA Brig. J. V. D. Radford: