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The 149th Siege Battery was formed 22nd May 1916 in Hartlepool from a nucleus the Durham RGA.

Does anyone know what gun they were equipped with ?

Any other information on deployments would be welcomed.

Ian

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Ian,

149 SB went out to the WF 21.8.1916, with armament of 4 x 6in Hows (26 cwt, mechanised). Initially joining 3 HAG on the 28th. The battery was made up to 6 guns in Feb 1918 with a section joining from 448 SB, by which time it was a component battery of 67 HAG (Bde).

Rgds

Paul

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ORDER OF BATTLE FOR THE BRITISH ARMIES IN FRANCE, lists 149 S/BATTERY on the 11/11/1918.

with 6 - 6inch HOWITZERS,with 67th BRIGADE,1ST ARMY.

ALLEN

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kevinrowlinson

Hi Ian,

The batteries formed at Hartlepool were;

149 SB, 22 May 1916, 4 x 6inch Hows (26 cwt)

Gunners of Durham RGA renumbered with regular numbers between 166080-166105

190 SB, 13 July 1916, 4 x 9.2 inch Hows rearmed with 4 x 6 inch Hows (26 cwt) 16 Dec 1917

Gunners of Durham RGA renumbered with regular numbers 136602-136653

230 SB, 12 Aug 1916, 4 x 6 inch Hows (26 cwt)

Gunners of Durham RGA renumbered with regular numbers around 102557 and 132417-132446

253 SB, 13 Sept 1916, 4 x 6 inch Hows (26 cwt)

Gunners of Durham RGA renumbered with regular numbers 132622-132633

265 SB, 28 Sept 1916, 4 x 9.2 Hows

Gunners of Durham RGA renumbered with regular numbers around 146054

295 SB, 1 nov 1916, 4 x 6 inch Hows (26 cwt)

313 SB, 12 Dec 1916, 4 x 8 inch Hows

357 SB, 21 Jan 1917, 4 x 8 inch Hows (armed on arrival in France)

400 SB, 19 April 1917, personnel only to France, one section to 270 SB, one section to 290 SB

Kevin

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Many thanks to everyone for the information - much appreciated.

Ian

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