I Brigade

This was a unit of Britain's pre-war regular army. It is also sometimes shown as 1 Brigade RFA.

History

  • In August 1914 this unit was at Edinburgh and comprised numbers 13, 67 and 69 Batteries.
    - 13 Battery left to join 17 Brigade
    - 67 Battery left to join 20 Brigade RFA, changing places with 98 Brigade from 20 Brigade
  • The brigade was re-formed at Winchester on 23 November 1914 and came under command of 27th Division. It now comprised numbers 98, 132 and 133 Batteries.
  • Went to France with the Division in December 1914 and moved with it to Salonika in late 1915.
    - 11 Battery joined from 15 Brigade on 9 February 1915. One section of 11 Battery left next day for 20 Brigade.
    - 133 Battery left for 129 Brigade on 25 July 1916.
    - B Battery from 129 Brigade joined on the same day and was renamed as D (How) Battery.
    - 98 Battery was broken up on 28 December 1916, the two sections joining 11 and 132 Batteries respectively. 132 Battery was then renamed as a new 98 Battery.
  • The brigade thus ended the war with 11, 98 and D (How) Batteries.

Can't find what you are looking for? Run into a brick wall? Can't understand military documents? Benefit from the Long, Long Trail's professional service, fourteeneighteen|research.
fourteeneighteen logo

The Long, Long Trail is pleased to recommend Naval & Military Press, the home of military history books on the web.

The Long, Long Trail is pleased to recommend Battle Honours, the UK’s leading company offering battlefield tours, with the ability and experience to arrange tours for groups of all sizes.
Battle Honours logo

Visit the Long, Long Trail's bookstore: The Dugout