IX Brigade

This was a unit of Britain's pre-war regular army. It is also sometimes shown as 9 Brigade RFA.

History

  • Comprising 19, 20 and 28 Batteries, this brigade came under command of the 7th (Meerut) Division of the Indian Army. It moved to France with the Division in 1914 and also went with it to Mesopotamia and Palestine in 1915 and 1917 respectively.
  • On 1 April 1918 it transferred to the 52nd (Lowland) Division at Moascar (by which time it had been joined by D battery of 69 Brigade) and moved once again to France. It sailed from Alexandria on 4 April 1918 but its ship the Kingstonian was torpedoed en route. The guns and equipment were lost but the men were rescued and finally arrived at Marseilles on the ships Lychnis and Berberis 12 April. New guns and equipment were received by the brigade on 23-26 April 1918.

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