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61st Division - Artillery?


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Have finally (after days of questions and searching) narrowed down the placement of my GGrandfather. Likely to be 61st Division according to the new 6 digit number he was assigned. However the 61st Division page is missing on LLT and unable to track down comprehensive information elsewhere.

I understand the 305th battery SM 2/1 Bde was part of the 61st Division? But can find no information about where the 305th battery were in France.

Am I being a dunce and missing an obvious source (apart from NArchives).

Thanks Zeli

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The 2/1 South Midland Brigade became 305 Brigade, RFA (not 305 Battery as you indicate) in the 61st Divisional Artillery. On 16 and 17 September 1916 305th Brigade, RFA was broken up: one-half of A Battery went to C Battery, 307 Brigade, RFA; the other half of A Battery went to A Battery, 306 Brigade, RFA; one-half of B Battery, went to C Battery, 306 Brigade, RFA and the other half went to B Battery, 306 Brigade, RFA; one-half of C Battery went to A Battery, 307 Brigade, RFA and the other half went to B Battery, 307 Brigade, RFA. Regards, Dick Flory

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61st Division page is missing on LLT

Being spring cleaned and will be back next week.

unable to track down comprehensive information elsewhere

Permits himself a wry smile.

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The 2/1 South Midland Brigade became 305 Brigade, RFA (not 305 Battery as you indicate) in the 61st Divisional Artillery. On 16 and 17 September 1916 305th Brigade, RFA was broken up: one-half of A Battery went to C Battery, 307 Brigade, RFA; the other half of A Battery went to A Battery, 306 Brigade, RFA; one-half of B Battery, went to C Battery, 306 Brigade, RFA and the other half went to B Battery, 306 Brigade, RFA; one-half of C Battery went to A Battery, 307 Brigade, RFA and the other half went to B Battery, 307 Brigade, RFA. Regards, Dick Flory

Dick. Wrote battery - probably due to late hour and all the facts and figures stuffed into head over last few days. Thanks for the extra info.

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