XLVII Brigade

This unit was formed as part of the raising of the First New Army, K1. It is also sometimes shown as 47 Brigade RFA.

History

  • This brigade was originally comprised of numbers 151, 152 and 153 Batteries RFA and the Brigade Ammunition Column. It was placed under command of the 14th (Light) Division and went to France with it in May 1915.
    • On 14 January 1915 the three six-gun batteries were reorganised to become four four-gun batteries and were titled as A, B, C and D.
    • On 24 May 1916 D Battery left to join 49 Brigade of the same Division, being replaced by the former B (Howitzer) Battery of that brigade which now became D/47.
    • On 6 October 1916, A, B and C Batteries all increased to six guns when joined by sections from 49 Brigade. The same happened to D Battery on 8 January 1917 when a section joined from 48 Brigade.
    • Click here for an extract from the brigade's war diary: War diary extract on this site

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