XCIII Brigade

This unit was formed as part of the raising of the Second New Army, K2. It is also sometimes shown as 93 Brigade RFA.

History

  • This brigade was originally comprised of numbers 289, 290 and 291 Batteries RFA and the Brigade Ammunition Column. It was placed under command of the 20th (Light) Division. The brigade then remained with the division until late August 1916 when it was broken up: you can see details of its battles and movements on the page describing the division.
  • On 15 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.
    • D Battery left on 11 May 1916, to go to 92 Brigade and became its C Battery. It was replaced by D (Howitzer) Battery which arrived from 92 Brigade and became 93 Brigade's D (Howitzer) Battery.
    • The Brigade Ammunition Column left between 12 and 15 May 1916 to merge with others in the divisional artillery to form the 20th Divisional Ammunition Column.
    • Between 22 and 31 August 1916 A Battery was broken up, with two-gun sections going to B and C Batteries. C Battery was then renamed as A Battery.
    • On 8 January 1917 the brigade left 20th (Light) Division, having been redesignated into an Army Brigade. At the same time, D (Howitzer) Battery was broken up, with two-howitzer sections going to join the D (Howitzer) Batteries of 91 and 92 Brigades. It was never replaced.
    • B Battery joined from 166 Brigade (33rd Division) on 16 January 1917 and was renamed as C Battery.

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