LXIII Brigade

This unit was formed as part of the raising of the First New Army, K1. It is also sometimes shown as 63 Brigade RFA.


  • This brigade was originally comprised of numbers 199, 200 and 201 Batteries RFA and the Brigade Ammunition Column. It was placed under command of the 12th (Eastern) 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.
    • On 25 May 1916 D Battery left to join 65 Brigade which was also under command of 12th (Eastern) Division, and was replaced by B (Howitzer) Battery from 65 Brigade RFA. It was then renamed as the new D (Howitzer) Battery.
    • The brigade was reorganised on 30 August 1916. Half of each of A and B Batteries of 65 Brigade and were added to bring A, B and C batteries up to six guns each. D Battery of 63 Brigade was exchanged with D Battery from 65 Brigade. Brigade HQ also arrived from 65 Brigade and took over command of 63 Brigade.
    • On 7 January 1917 a section of two guns joined from C (Howitzer) Batery of 64 Brigade RFA and was added to D (Howitzer) Battery.
  • The brigade remained with 12th (Eastern) Division throughout the war: you can see details of its battles and movements on the page describing the division.

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