CIV Brigade

This unit was formed as part of the raising of the Third New Army, K3. It is also sometimes shown as 104 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 until early 1917: 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 19 May 1916 D Battery left to join 105 Brigade, becoming its C Battery. C (Howitzer) Battery joined from 105 Brigade and became 104 Brigade's D (Howitzer) Battery.
    • On 3 September 1916 the field gun batteries were made up to six guns. C Battery was broken up and its sections of two guns joined A and B batteries respectively. D (Howitzer) Battery joined from 105 Brigade and became C (Howitzer) Battery.
    • On 18 January 1917 C (Howitzer) Battery was broken up, with its sections of two howitzers going to the D (Howitzer) Batteries of 102 and 103 Brigades respectively.
    • On the same date, 104 Brigade left 23rd Division t become an Army Field Artillery Brigade.
    • B Battery joined from 238 Brigade (of 47th (London) Division) on 21 January 1917 and became 104 Brigade's new C Battery.

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