CV (Howitzer) Brigade

This unit was formed as part of the raising of the Third New Army, K3. It is also sometimes shown as 105 Brigade RFA.

History

  • This brigade was originally comprised of A, B, C and D (Howitzer) Batteries RFA and the Brigade Ammunition Column. It was placed under command of the 23rd Division. The batteries were all armed with four 4.5-inch howitzers. The brigade then remained with the division until it was broken up in September 1916: 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 19-20 May 1916 A, B and C (Howitzer) Batteries all left, becoming the D (Howitzer) Batteries of 102, 103 and 104 Brigades respectively. The D (field gun) Batteries of those brigades joined 105 Brigade and were renamed as A, B and C Batteries.
    • On 1-3 September 1916 the Brigade was broken up. A and one section of C Battery went to 102 Brigade; B and the other section of C went to 103 Brigade; and D (Howitzer) Battery went to 104 Brigade, becoming its C (Howitzer) Battery.

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