I Brigade of the Royal Field Artillery

This was a unit of Britain’s pre-war regular army. It is also sometimes shown as 1 Brigade RFA.

History

  • In August 1914 this unit was at Edinburgh and comprised numbers 13, 67 and 69 Batteries.
    – 13 Battery left to join 17 Brigade
    – 67 Battery left to join 20 Brigade RFA, changing places with 98 Brigade from 20 Brigade
  • The brigade was re-formed at Winchester on 23 November 1914 and came under command of 27th Division. It now comprised numbers 98, 132 and 133 Batteries.
  • Went to France with the Division in December 1914 and moved with it to Salonika in late 1915.
    – 11 Battery joined from 15 Brigade on 9 February 1915. One section of 11 Battery left next day for 20 Brigade.
    – 133 Battery left for 129 Brigade on 25 July 1916.
    – B Battery from 129 Brigade joined on the same day and was renamed as D (Howitzer) Battery.
    – 98 Battery was broken up on 28 December 1916, the two sections joining 11 and 132 Batteries respectively. 132 Battery was then renamed as a new 98 Battery.
  • The brigade thus ended the war with 11, 98 and D (How) Batteries.

Links

The Batteries and Brigades of the Royal Field Artillery

The Order of Battle of Divisions