XII (Howitzer) Brigade of the Royal Field Artillery

This was a unit of Britain’s pre-war regular army. It is also sometimes shown as 12 (Howitzer) Brigade RFA.

History

  • Comprising numbers 43, 86 and 87 (Howitzer) Batteries, this brigade came under command of the 6th Division and went with it to France in September 1914.
    – 86 (Howitzer) Battery left for 127 Brigade of 4th Division on 18 May 1915.
    – The brigade was broken up on 12 May 1916: 43 (Howitzer) Battery less a section went to 24 Brigade; 87 (Howitzer) Battery less a section went to 2 Brigade; the two sections formed D Battery of 38 Brigade.

Links

The Batteries and Brigades of the Royal Field Artillery

The Order of Battle of Divisions