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The First Eritrean Division or I Division Indigini (Native) was organized for service in the Second Italo-Abyssinian War in 1935. It was formed from the Eritrean ascari of the Battalion indigeni (Native Battalions) who provided the regular colonial forces of Italian Eritreamarker.

Order of battle

1st Native Division - Gen. Salvatore di Pietro
  • 1st Mixed Brigade - Brig. Gen. Gallina
    • 1st Native Battalion Group
      • I "Turitto" Native Battalion
      • VI "Cossu" Native Battalion
      • XVI "Adi Caieh" Native Battalion
    • 5th Native Battalion Group
      • VII "Prestinari" Native Battalion
      • XV "Billia" Native Battalion
    • 1st Mountain Artillery Battalion (65L17)
  • 3rd Mixed Brigade - Brig. Gen. Cubeddu
    • 2nd Native Battalion Group
      • III "Galliano" Native Battalion
      • XI Native Battalion
    • VI Native Battalion Group
      • II "Hidalgo" Native Battalion
      • XIII "Roma" Native Battalion
      • XXIV Native Battalion
    • 3rd Mountain Artillery Battalion (65L17)



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