LXI (Howitzer) Brigade

This unit was formed as part of the raising of the First New Army, K1. It is also sometimes shown as 61 (Howitzer) Brigade RFA.

History

  • This brigade was originally comprised of numbers 193, 194 and 195 (Howitzer) Batteries RFA and the Brigade Ammunition Column. It was placed under command of the 11th (Northern) 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 left 11th (Northern) Division when that formation was ordered to the Mediterranean in late June 1915. It moved to France and came under orders of the Guards Division on 24 August 1915.
    • D Battery left to go to 50th (Northumbrian) Division on 21 February 1916.
    • The brigade was reorganised into two six-gun batteries (A and B) on 14 November 1916. The brigade was then broken up, with A Battery going to 74 Brigade RFA and B going to 75 Brigade RFA.

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