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66th Battery Royal Field Artillery


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66th Battery, RFA served with 4th Brigade, RFA during most of the Great War. The 4th Brigade, RFA war diary is available at The National Archives: for the period Aug 1914 to Oct 1915 it is under WO 95/3936; for the period Jan 1916 to Apr 1918 under WO 95/5100; for the period May 1918 to Apr 1919 under WO 95/4697. The portion of the Brigade war diary for the period Nov-Dec 1915 has not been traced.

I don't know of any books on the Brigade. It initially served with 3rd (Lahore) Division, but transferred to 7th (Meerut) Division on 17 Oct 1914. It transferred back to the 3rd (Lahore) Division in January 1916 and served with that division for the remainder of the war. In April 1918 it moved under 53rd Brigade, RFA.

Dick Flory

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Are you interested in a particular person or battle? 66th Battery RFA served on the Western Front 1914/1915 (Neuve Chappelle, Aubers, Festubert), Mesopotamia 1916/1917(mentioned in connection with the attack Dujaila Redoubt) and Palestine 1918 (Tabsor, Megiddo). I found the following books helpful:

Mesopotamia - "Battles on the Tigris" by Ron Wilcox.

Palestine - "The Last Crusade" by Anthony Bruce.


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