CXI Brigade

This unit was formed as part of the raising of the Third New Army, K3. It is also sometimes shown as 111 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 25th Division. The batteries were all armed with four 18-pounder field guns. The brigade then remained with the division throughout the war until it was broken up (see below): you can see details of its battles and movements on the page describing the division.
    • On 26 May 1916 the Brigade Ammunition Column left, being merged into the 25th Divisional Ammunition Column.
    • On 31 May 1916 D Battery left, becoming the B Battery of 113 Brigade. The D (Howitzer) Battery of that brigade joined in its place.
    • On 27 November 1916 the brigade was broken up. A Battery and half of C went to 110 Brigade, becoming its new C Battery of six guns. B Battery and the other half of C Battery went to 112 Brigade. D (Howitzer) Battery went to 113 Brigade as its new C (Howitzer) Battery.

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