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1st London Heavy Batt,Royal Garrison Artillery (TF)


Archie1

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Does anyone know about the movements of this unit in France please. They arrived there on 2 March 1916. My wife's Grt Grt Uncle Lewis Robert Etheridge was awarded the Military Medal (L/Gazette 8 Dec 1916). He joined the regiment on 28 May 1913 & was discharged 13 Dec 1919 unfortunately he had lost a leg (SWB B248439) His first number was 783, changing in 1917 to 318161. He finished the was a Sergeant.

Thanks for your help!

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You need the battery's war diary which can be found at the Nat. Archives using ref. WO 95/223. 42 brigade is also in the same box which is for the time after 23 Dec 1917.

Kevin

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Many thanks Kevin.

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From the Long Long Trail

56th London Division
http://www.1914-1918.net/56div.htm

1st London Heavy Battery, RGA
a battery of four 4.7-inch guns which left the Division to join 58th Division in early 1915

58th (2/1st London Division)
http://www.1914-1918.net/58div.htm

1st London Heavy Battery, RGA a battery of four 4.7-inch guns

which joined from 1st London Division in early 1915, left 11 February and moved independently to France, arriving on 3 March 1916 and coming initially under orders of XXVII Heavy Artillery Group

The Heavy Batteries were taken from the Divisional Artillery and were allocated to various Heavy Artillery Groups as required.







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Thanks Ian

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My Great Uncle commemorated below also served with the battery he was killed on 13/10/18, I think in some form of traffic accident.

He was a pre war regular.

G

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