LXVIII Brigade

This unit was formed as part of the raising of the First New Army, K1. It is also sometimes shown as 68 Brigade RFA.


  • This brigade was originally comprised of numbers 214, 215 and 216 Batteries RFA and the Brigade Ammunition Column. It was placed under command of the 13th (Western) Division.
  • The brigade remained with 13th (Western) Division until late 1915 when it was moved to 10th (Irish) Division: you can see details of its battles and movements on the pages describing the divisions.
    • 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 division moved to the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force as part of the reinforcement of the Gallipoli theatre. 68 Brigade RFA sailed from Avonmouth on 18 June 1915, and arrived at Alexandria (Egypt) on 4 July. This brigade did not however proceed from there to Gallipoli.
  • Orders were received for the brigade to proceed to join the British Salonika Force and to be transferred to the 10th (Irish) Division. The brigade landed at Salonika between 13 and 15 October 1915.
    • On 31 July 1916 D Battery left and became C Battery of 57 Brigade RFA. It was replaced by B (Howitzer) Battery from the same brigade, which was now renamed as D (Howitzer) Battery of 68 Brigade RFA.
    • On 27 December 1916 A Battery was split up, with one section of two guns going each to B and C Batteries, bringing them up to six guns each. Atthat point the former C Battery was renamed as A Battery.
    • The Brigade Ammunition Column was transferred to the Divisional Ammunition Column on 25 September 1917.
    • D (Howitzer) Battery was renamed as C (Howitzer) Battery some time before 3 October 1917.

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