VIII (Howitzer) Brigade of the Royal Field Artillery

This was a unit of Britain’s pre-war regular army. It is also sometimes shown as 8 (Howitzer) Brigade RFA.

History

  • Comprising numbers 37, 61 and 65 (Howitzer) Batteries RFA, this brigade came under command of the 5th Division and was in Ireland. It landed at Le Havre in France in mid August 1914.
    – 61 (How) battery left for 27th Division on 21 February 1915.
    – The brigade was broken up on 21 May 1916; 37 (How) Battery less one of its sections went to 27 Brigade RFA; 65 (How) Battery less one of its sections went to 28 Brigade RFA; the two spare sections formed D Battery of 15 Brigade RFA.
  • Note that a different 8 Brigade RFA was formed in January 1917.

Links

The Batteries and Brigades of the Royal Field Artillery

The Order of Battle of Divisions