CIII Brigade

This unit was formed as part of the raising of the Third New Army, K3. It is also sometimes shown as 103 Brigade RFA.

History

  • This brigade was originally comprised of A, B, C and D Batteries RFA and the Brigade Ammunition Column. It was placed under command of the 23rd Division. The batteries were all armed with four 18-pounder field guns. The brigade then remained with the division throughout the war: you can see details of its battles and movements on the page describing the division.
    • Between 15 and 19 May the Brigade Ammunition Column left, being merged into the 23rd Divisional Ammunition Column.
    • On 20 May 1916 D Battery left to join 105 Brigade, becoming its B Battery. B (Howitzer) Battery joined from 105 Brigade and became 103 Brigade's D (Howitzer) Battery.
    • On 1-3 September 1916 the field gun batteries were made up to six guns. A section of two from B Battery of 105 Brigade arrived and joined B Battery, and the other section joined C Battery. A section joined A Battery from C Battery of 105 Brigade.
    • The howitzer battery was also made up to six on 18 January 1917 by the arrival of a section of two from C (Howitzer) Battery of 104 Brigade.

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