LXXV Brigade

This unit was formed as part of the raising of the Second New Army, K2. It is also sometimes shown as 75 Brigade RFA.

History

  • This brigade was originally comprised of numbers 235, 236 and 237 Batteries RFA and the Brigade Ammunition Column. It was placed under command of the 16th (Irish) Division.
    • On 23 January 1915 the three six-gun batteries were reorganised to become four four-gun batteries and were titled as A, B, C and D.
  • In July 1915 the brigade left the 16th (Irish) Division and moved via a period on SalisburyPlain to land at Le Havre on 3 September 1915. Next day it came under orders of the new Guards Division. The brigade then remained with the division throughout the war: you can see details of its battles and movements on the page describing the division.
    • The Brigade Ammunition Column left on 13 May 1916 to merge with others in the divisional artillery to form the Guards Divisional Ammunition Column.
    • On 14 November 1916 the batteries were reorganised to become six-gun units. B Battery sent a section of two guns to join A and C Batteries. B Battery joined from 61 Brigade RFA (of the same division) and became 75 Brigade's D (Howitzer) Battery. Half of D Battery joined from 76 (Howitzer) Brigade and made D (Howitzer) battery up to six howitzers.

Can't find what you are looking for? Run into a brick wall? Can't understand military documents? Benefit from the Long, Long Trail's professional service, fourteeneighteen|research.
fourteeneighteen logo

The Long, Long Trail is pleased to recommend Naval & Military Press, the home of military history books on the web.

The Long, Long Trail is pleased to recommend Battle Honours, the UK’s leading company offering battlefield tours, with the ability and experience to arrange tours for groups of all sizes.
Battle Honours logo

Visit the Long, Long Trail's bookstore: The Dugout