CLI (County Palatine) (Howitzer) Brigade

This unit is also sometimes shown as 151 (Howitzer) Brigade RFA.

History

  • This brigade joined 30th Division at Grantham by 13 August 1915. It comprised A, B, C and D Batteries, each of four 4.5-inch howitzers. You can see details of its battles and movements on the page describing the division.
    • On 8 February 1916 C (Howitzer) Battery left and joined III Highland (Howitzer) Brigade in 51st (Highland) Division.
    • On 21 May 1916 A, B and D (Howitzer) Batteries all left, joining 148, 149 and 150 Brigades respectively (all in 30th Division). They were replaced by the D Batteries arriving from these brigades, which were then renamed as A, B and C Batteries of 151 Brigade.
    • The brigade was broken up on 26 August 1916 and ceased to exist. A Battery and a two-gun section of C went to 148 Brigade as its new C Battery. B Battery and the other two-gun section of C went to 149 Brigade as its new B Battery.

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