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Remembered Today:

264 Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery


RJMortimer
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Hi,

 

Today I visited the National Archives and discovered that in June 1918 my great great uncle Gilbert Leslie Mortimer (who I have posted about before) joined the 264th Siege Battery of the RGA in June 1918 as a second lieutenant. I was wondering if anyone might know about this unit and where they were during mid to late 1918? All I could see regarding a location was "theatre of war- France".

 

I'd really like to find out what I can about Gilbert's service and if there is a photograph of the 264th SB that would be amazing.

 

Thanks for any help!

Ryan

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Ryan

 

264th Siege Battery was attached to 52nd Heavy Artillery Group, later 52nd Brigade RGA.  The battery was re-organised with 4 x 6in Howitzers on 24 Dec 1917.

 

The 52nd HAG war diary would be my first port of call: http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/af1ba67fac53493da978b9eefbe70a8c

 

Regards

 

Colin

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As Colin says, 52 HAG diary will confirm that 264 Siege Battery joined on 27/9/17, and remained with them until the end of the war.

On 31/12/1917   /  1/1/1918, 52HAG HQ was at  36.B.17.a.80.45  at Rue Pontceau, Nieppe, near Armentieres.

The exact locations for 1918 will be given in the war diary linked to in Colin's post.

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