LXXXIV Brigade

This unit was formed as part of the raising of the Second New Army, K2. It is also sometimes shown as 84 Brigade RFA.

History

  • This brigade was originally comprised of numbers 262, 263 and 264 Batteries RFA and the Brigade Ammunition Column. It was placed under command of the 18th (Eastern) Division. The brigade then remained with the division until late January 1917: you can see details of its battles and movements on the page describing the division.
    • On 16 February 1915 the three six-gun batteries were reorganised to become four four-gun batteries and were titled as A, B, C and D Batteries.
    • The Brigade Ammunition Column left on 17 May 1916 to merge with others in the divisional artillery to form the 18th Divisional Ammunition Column.
    • On 24 May 1916 D Battery left to join 85 Brigade as its C Battery. It was replaced by the arrival of A (Howitzer) Battery from 85 Brigade, which was then renamed as 84 Brigade's D (Howitzer) Battery.
    • On 3 December 1916 the 18-pounder batteries were made up to six guns each. C Battery sent its tw-gun sections to join A and B Batteries.
  • On 25 January 1917 the brigade left the division and became an Army Brigade.
    • B and a section of C Battery from 60 Brigade joined and became this brigade's new C Battery on 8 February 1917.
    • On 9 February 1917 D (Howitzer) Battery was broken up, sending a section each to join the D (Howitzer) Batteries of 82 and 83 Brigades.

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