XVII Brigade of the Royal Field Artillery

This was a unit of Britain’s pre-war regular army. It is also sometimes shown as 17 Brigade RFA.

History

  • Comprising 10, 26 and 92 Batteries, this brigade was at Allahabad in India when war was declared. It was ordered to return to England, where on arrival it came under command of 29th Division.
    – soon after arrival, 10 Battery was replaced by 13 Battery from 1 Brigade RFA
    – 370 Battery left England on 15 March 1916 and joined the brigade on 30 March
    – 370 Battery then went to 132 Brigade, changing places with 460 (Howitzer) Battery
    – 460 (Howitzer) Battery was then renamed as D (Howitzer) Battery
    – D (Howitzer) Battery left for 15 Brigade RHA on 16 September 1916 and was replaced by D (Howitzer) Battery from 132 Brigade.
  • It served with the division in Gallipoli, Egypt and on the Western Front in France and Flanders.

Links

The Batteries and Brigades of the Royal Field Artillery

The Order of Battle of Divisions