XLVIII Brigade

This unit was formed as part of the raising of the First New Army, K1. It is also sometimes shown as 48 Brigade RFA.

History

  • This brigade was originally comprised of numbers 154, 155 and 156 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 D (Howitzer) Battery of that brigade which now became D/48.
  • The brigade left the Division on 7 January 1917 and was converted into an Army Brigade RFA.
    • At the same time, C Battery was broken up, with sections going to 46 and 47 Brigades. A Battery of 158 Brigade joined and was renamed as C/48.
    • A section joined D Battery from D Battery of 293 Brigade on 16 February 1917.

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