XCVIII, XCIX, C, CI (Howitzer) Brigades (22nd Divisional Artillery)

These units were formed as part of the raising of the Third New Army, K3. They are also sometimes shown as 98, 99, 100 and 101 (Howitzer) Brigades RFA.

XCVIII

  • This brigade was originally comprised of A, B, C and D Batteries RFA and the Brigade Ammunition Column. It was placed under command of the 22nd Division. The brigade then remained with the division throughout the war: you can see details of its battles and movements on the page describing the division.
    • On 21 July 1916 D Battery left to join 101 Brigade, becoming its A Battery. A (Howitzer) Battery joined from 101 Brigade and was became 98 Brigade’s D (Howitzer) Battery.
    • On 5 January 1917 A Battery was broken up, with two-gun sections going to B and C Batteries up to six guns each. C Battery was then renamed as A Battery.
    • The Brigade Ammunition Columns of the brigades of 22nd Division remained as such throughout the war and were not merged into Divisional Ammunition Columns (as happened in most other divisions).

XCIX

  • This brigade was originally comprised of A, B, C and D Batteries RFA and the Brigade Ammunition Column. It was placed under command of the 22nd Division. The brigade then remained with the division throughout the war: you can see details of its battles and movements on the page describing the division.
    • On 21 July 1916 D Battery left to join 101 Brigade, becoming its B Battery. B (Howitzer) Battery joined from 101 Brigade and became 99 Brigade’s D (Howitzer) Battery.
    • On 5 January 1917 A Battery was broken up, with two-gun sections going to B and C Batteries up to six guns each. C Battery was then renamed as A Battery.
    • The Brigade Ammunition Columns of the brigades of 22nd Division remained as such throughout the war and were not merged into Divisional Ammunition Columns (as happened in most other divisions).

C

  • This brigade was originally comprised of A, B, C and D Batteries RFA and the Brigade Ammunition Column. It was placed under command of the 22nd Division. The brigade then remained with the division throughout the war: you can see details of its battles and movements on the page describing the division.
    • On 21 July 1916 C Battery left to join 101 Brigade, becoming its C Battery. D Battery was then renamed as C Battery. C (Howitzer) Battery joined from 101 Brigade and was became 100 Brigade’s D (Howitzer) Battery.
    • On 12 June 1917 D (Howitzer) Battery left to join 114 Brigade RFA in 26th Division. It was not replaced.
    • The Brigade Ammunition Columns of the brigades of 22nd Division remained as such throughout the war and were not merged into Divisional Ammunition Columns (as happened in most other divisions).

CI (Howitzer)

  • This brigade was originally comprised of A, B, C and D (Howitzer) Batteries RFA and the Brigade Ammunition Column. It was placed under command of the 22nd Division. The brigade then remained with the division throughout the war: you can see details of its battles and movements on the page describing the division.
    • On 21 July 1916 A, B and C (Howitzer) Batteries left to join 98, 99 and 100 Brigades as their D (Howitzer) Batteries. The D Batteries of those brigades joined and were renamed as A, B and C Batteries. The “(Howitzer)” was dropped from the brigade’s title.
    • On 5 January 1917 A Battery was broken up, with two-gun sections going to B and C Batteries up to six guns each. C Battery was then renamed as A Battery.
    • The Brigade Ammunition Columns of the brigades of 22nd Division remained as such throughout the war and were not merged into Divisional Ammunition Columns (as happened in most other divisions).

Links

The Batteries and Brigades of the Royal Field Artillery

22nd Division

The Order of Battle of Divisions