XXXIV Brigade

This was a unit of Britain's pre-war regular army. It is also sometimes shown as 34 Brigade RFA.

History

  • This brigade was originally comprised of numbers 22, 50 and 70 Batteries RFA. It was under command of 2nd Division and went to France with it in August 1914.
    • 22 Battery left to join 3 Brigade in 28th Division on 4 February 1915
    • On 26 May 1916 one of the other brigades in 8th Division (44 (Howitzer)Brgade) was broken up and its 56 (Howitzer) Battery, less one section, joined 34 Brigade.
    • 521 (Howitzer) Battery joined on 16 November 1916 and was renamed as 'D' Battery.
    • On 25 January 1917 the brigade left 8th Division and became an Army Field Artillery Brigade.
    • On the same date, 'D' Battery was broken up with one section going to 47 Battery of 41 Brigade and one to 'D' Battery of 36 Brigade, both in 8th Division.
    • Also on that date, 'A' Battery joined from 40 Brigade (of 11th Division) and was renamed as 'C' Battery.
    • At the same time, a section joined 56 (Howitzer) Battery from 'C' Battery of 40 Brigade.

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