XXIII Brigade of the Royal Field Artillery

This was a unit of Britain’s pre-war regular army. It is also sometimes shown as 23 Brigade RFA.

History

  • Comprising 107, 108 and 109 Batteries, this brigade was under command of 3rd Division before it sailed for France in August 1914.
    – 109 Battery left for 283 Brigade on 15 April 1916.
    – ‘D’ Battery (formerly two sections with 30 (Howitzer) Brigade, joined on 11 May 1916.
    – 534 (Howitzer) Battery joined 23 November 1916 and was renamed as C (How.) Battery.
    – Brigade left division and became an Army Brigade on 21 January 1917.
    – A Battery joined from 169 Brigade 24 January 1917.
    – C (How.) Battery renamed as D (How.) Battery on 29 January 1917. The former A Battery from 169 Brigade then became C Battery.

Links

The Royal Artillery

The Order of Battle of Divisions