XCIX Brigade

This unit was formed as part of the raising of the Third New Army, K3. It is also sometimes shown as 99 Brigade RFA.


  • 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 22nd 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.
    • On 21 July 1916 D Battery left to join 101 Brigade, becoming its B Battery. B (Howitzer) Battery joined from 101 Brigade and was became 99 Brigade's D (Howitzer) Battery.
    • On 5 January 1917 A Battery was broken up, with two-gun sections going to B and C Batteries up to six guns each. C Battery was then renamed as A Battery.
    • The Brigade Ammunition Columns of the brigades of 22nd Division remained as such throughout the war and were not merged into Divisional Ammunition Columns (as happened in most other divisions).

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