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Guest alj123

According to the War Graves website ,my greatgrandfather

Gunner D Mcleod died on 6 october 1917,whilst serving with

466th Battery.65th Brigade.Royal Field Artillery.

However this particular brigade was apparently broken up

in august 1916. Would his battery be posted to another brigade

or would the individual soldiers be used as replacements ?

My mother seems to recall hearing a story that he was on

a railway gun at the time of his death, but she is not sure.

Any info would be appreciated .

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Joe Sweeney

alj123,

The 65th Bde your looking for was disbanded in 1919.

The 466th Btry was formed in 1916 and was unbrigaded until the new 65th bde was formed in 1917. The 466th was equipped with 18pdr's. The 65th was an Army Field Artillery Bde.

On 11 Nov the 65th AFA Bde was in the 4th Army. The whole Bde (4 batteries) was equipped with 18pdr's.

Another 65th Bde (How) was formed in 1914 as part of the 12th Division. This Bde was broken up in 1916.

The two Bdes have no relationship except share the same number.

Joe Sweeney

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Guest alj123

Thanks for the info . It was having 2x 65th Brigades that

threw me .

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