LIV Brigade

This unit was formed as part of the raising of the First New Army, K1. It is also sometimes shown as 54 Brigade RFA.

History

  • This brigade was originally comprised of numbers 172, 173 and 174 Batteries RFA and the Brigade Ammunition Column. It was placed under command of the 10th (Irish) Division.
    • In February 1915 the three six-gun batteries were reorganised to become four four-gun batteries and were titled as A, B, C and D.
  • The brigade sailed from Devonport on 7 July 1915 for operations in the Mediterranean, and arrived at Alexandria in Egypt two weeks later. It moved to Mudros, the forward base for operations at Gallipoli, arriving on 11 September 1915 but did not proceed into that theatre of war. It left Mudros on 5 October 1915 and arrived at Salonika 10 October (the ammunition column followed a little later).
    • D Battery left on 20 July 1916 and became A Battery of LVII Brigade RFA.
  • The brigade was transferred to 28th Division on 29 August 1917.
  • It was merged into XCVIII Brigade RFA between 9 and 26 October 1919.

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