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379 Siege Battery RGA - May 1918


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Trying to track a chap in the RASC who first arrives in France (Le Havre) on 19th May 1918  and  by 23rd May arrives with  his transport column at 379 Siege Battery RGA near Rouen.

I've read elsewhere that  379 SB  was in Palestine 1917  but had embarked at Alexandria end of April 1918 .   Up to April  1918 is in  WO95/4407  , I think, but can't find it in NA search or Ancestry War Diaries.   Can anyone point me to a War Diary for 379th Siege Battery RGA   May 1918 onwards?    


Another thread on GWF has


379th, 420th, 443rd Siege Batteries [61st Brigade RGA] ceased to belong to EEF 21 May 1918   

so should I be looking for  61st Brigade RGA  elsewhere ?


Thanks for any help.


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Kevin just beat me to it!


From the beginning of 1918, when the fluid compositions of Heavy Artillery Groups gave way to Brigades RGA with more or less fixed composition, heavy and siege batteries ceased to keep separate War Diaries.


13 Brigade's War Diary can be downloaded from the Kew website, but I don't think it is available on Ancestry yet.



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Thanks both  for your advice. I'll follow that lead.

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