The raising of 108 to 113 Siege Batteries RGA

The raising of six new Siege Batteries of the Royal Garrison Artillery was authorised by Army Council Instruction 397/1916, with effect from 14 February 1916.

RGA Siege BatteryRaised at
108 Siege BatteryForth Defences
109 Siege BatteryDover
110 Siege BatterySheerness
111 Siege BatteryWeymouth
112 Siege BatteryPortsmouth
113 Siege BatteryPembroke Dock

The ACI stated that the establishment of each battery would be that laid down for batteries equipped with 6, 8 or 9.2-inch howitzers.

Three officers and 78 men from the Forth, North Scottish and Clyde RGA (Territorial Force) were to be allotted to 108, 109 and 110 Siege Batteries RGA respectively.


The Royal Artillery

Siege Batteries

What was a Siege Battery?