XCV Brigade

This unit was formed as part of the raising of the Third New Army, K3. It is also sometimes shown as 95 Brigade RFA.

History

  • This brigade was originally comprised of A, B, C and D Batteries RFA and the Brigade Ammunition Column. It was placed under command of the 21st Division. The brigade then remained with the division throughout the rest of the Great War: you can see details of its battles and movements on the page describing the division.
    • The Brigade Ammunition Column left on 11 May 1916 to merge with others in the divisional artillery to form the 21st Divisional Ammunition Column.
    • On 20 May 1916 A Battery left to join 97 Brigade, becoming its A Battery. D Battery was the renamed as A Battery. A (Howitzer) Battery joined from 97 Brigade and was became 95 Brigade's D (Howiitzer) Battery.
    • On 28-29 August 1916 A two-gun section left A Battery to join B Battery. A Battery joined from 97 Brigade and brought 95 Brigade's A Battery up to six guns. A two-gun section from C Battery of 97 Brigade arrived to join C Battery.
    • On 13 January 1917 D (Howitzer) Battery was made up to six howitzers by the arrival of a section of two from A (Howitzer) Battery from 96 Brigade.

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