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Edward Dunnings, Gunner RGA


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How would I find out the brigade someone served in (apparently needed for war diaries) and where he was posted during the war?

 

The details I have about my Great Grandfather are:

Edward Dunnings, Gunner, 120994

Royal Garrison Artillery

Served France and Belgium 1915-1919

In amongst his effects was a tribute medal for 325 siege battery

I have a copy of the medal roll, but that does not give his brigade

 

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You are extremely fortunate that you know his battery. The battery consisted of 4 x 6in (26cwt) Hows and went out on the 14th May 1917, and later made up to 6 Hows in June 1917.

His number implies being conscripted/mobilised to No. 3 Depot, Citadel, Plymouth, at the very start of Oct. 1916. After being numbered and kitted out he would then been posted, after roughly a couple of weeks, to a regional company for training. He was then probably posted to Prees Heath where he would have joined 325th Sge Bty on formation from the 12th Dec. 1916.

It joined 1st HAG on the 23rd May 1917, before joining 66th Brigade on the 3rd Dec. 1917. 1 HAGs diaries can be obtained from the NA site using references; WO 95/209/1 & WO 95/209/2. Unfortunately  66 Brigade's diary doesn't appear to have survived.

 

Kevin

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