CXII Brigade

This unit was formed as part of the raising of the Third New Army, K3. It is also sometimes shown as 112 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: 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 C Battery of 113 Brigade. The D (Howitzer) Battery of that brigade joined in its place.
    • On 26-27 November 1916 the field gun batteries were made up to six guns each: B Battery and a section of C Battery joined from111 Brigade were split up for this purpose.
    • D (Howitzer) Battery was also brought up to six howitzers by the arrival of a section of two from C (Howitzer) Battery of 113 Brigade on 14 January 1917.
    • The brigade did not remain with the 25th Division when it was returned to England on 30 June 1918, but rejoined the reconstituted division on 4 October 1918 after it had arrived back in France.

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