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rflory

Tim wrote:

Plus any ideas which regular units were Lancashire ones?
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Expect for the "locally-raised brigades" (approx. 140th Brigade to 190th Brigade, RFA) whose gunners had regimental numbers prefixed with the letter "L", all regular RA units were recruited on a national-wide basis, so there would not be a regular Lancashire unit. Regards, Dick Flory

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clive_hughes

Dick,

I wonder if you could help with a (hopefully) brief query please?

I am trying to put together an account of an ordinary gunner's WW1 service for a colleague of mine. He was posted to the 31st Divisional Ammunition Column on 18 April 1917 and left them on the 14 May following, being invalided with the effects of exposure.

Could you give me some idea of what the Short History of the 31st Divn Artillery says they were up to during that period?

many thanks,

LST_164

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rflory

Marc wrote:

Out of interest, where might i find out what and where the 20. (S. T) COY. SOUTH DIVN R.G.A were located prior to May 1901?
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It was at Gosport from late 1899-1901 and at Farnham from at least 1896 to 1899. Dick Flory

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rflory

LSG_164 wrote:

He was posted to the 31st Divisional Ammunition Column on 18 April 1917 and left them on the 14 May following, being invalided with the effects of exposure. Could you give me some idea of what the Short History of the 31st Divn Artillery says they were up to during that period?

In April 1917 it was at Vimy Ridge; in May 1917 at Oppy and Cavrelle; in June at Cadorna Trench. It took part in daylight raids around Acheville in November 1917; and from March to April 1918 was defending against the German Spring Offensive south of Arras.

Regards, Dick Flory

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Doug Lewis

Hi Dick

This is a long shot but you might be able to help. The only information I have is : Major W.F. Dyke M.C. RHA. Could you tell me anything about him, I would like to know which Brigade he was in.

Regards Doug.

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clive_hughes

Dick,

thank you very much for that swift and succinct reply!

regards,

LST_164

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barneph1

Hi Dick,

I have just joined the forum and am researching my grandfather who I know was a Bombadier with the 43rd Battery of the Royal Field Artillery. I believe the battery was assigned to the 6th Division under the command of General Sir Douglas Haig.

My grandfather was mentioned in despatches on several occasions and I have one of the documents signed by Winston Churchill dated 30th April 1916. I have even managed to find the electronic copy of the London Gazette with the entry in it! My grandfather also won the Military Medal but I still have research to do on this.

Is there anything you can tell me about the 43rd battery or any publications that might assist me with my research. I have attached a photo sent to my Grandmother in Xmas 1914 which I think may include my grandfather though I have been unable to positively identify him.

Many thanks.

Phil.

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Martyn Gibson

Hi Dick,

Can you tell me anything about 54th Battery RFA 39th Brigade about the November/Dec 1917 period.

Very much appreciated

Martyn

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ronrumbol
I have the following Royal Artillery and Canadian Artillery unit histories and would be happy to do lookups as time permits:

Divisional Artilleries

Narrative of the 5th Divisional Artillery, 1914-1918

History of the 20th Divisional Artillery, 1914-1919

29th Divisional Artillery War Record and Honours Book 1915-1918

Brief History of 31st Divisional Artillery (officers only listed)

History of the 33rd Divisional Artillery in the War, 1914-1918

A Short History of the 39th (Deptford) Divisional Artillery 1915-1918

War Services of the 62nd West Riding Divisional Artillery

Royal Field Artillery Brigades

The War History of the 1st Northumbrian Brigade, RFA TF

War Diary of the 1st West Lancashire Brigade, RFA

A Short History of the 1st West Lancashire Artillery Brigade

Kamp News, 1915-1918 (3rd West Lancashire Brigade, RFA TF

Hertfordshire Yeomanry and Artillery Honours and Awards (4 E Anglican Bde, RFA TF)

Lewisham Gunners (4th Lond Howitzer Bde, RFA)

London Gunners Come to Town (5, 6, 7, and 8 London Brigades, RFA TF)

Short Record of War Services of the 7th London Brigade, RFA TF

25th Brigade Ammunition Column War Diary (1914)

Roll of Honour and Casualties and List of Officers who have served with 75th Brigade, RFA, 24

August to 11 November 1918.

Push and Return Push (82 Brigade, RFA

The Raising of the 157th Brigade (City of Aberdeen), RFA TF

The History of the Locally Raised 160th Wearside Brigade, Royal Field Artillery

Exploits and Escapades, Brief History of happenings of the 3rd Staffs Battery, RFA

Before the Echoes Die Away (242 Bde, RFA, 5th Warsickshire (How) Battery)

The Story of the Monmouthshire Volunteer Artillery (266 Bde, RFA TF)

Diex Aix: God Help Us (9 Divisional Ammunition Column, RFA)

Royal Field Artillery Batteries

2nd City of Edinburgh Battery, RFA, 1914-1918

Record of the 3rd Devonshire Battery (Tavistock), 4th Wessex Bde, RFA TF, The Great War,

1914-1919

Third Durham Volunteer Artillery (4th Durham Battery, RFA TF)

The Battery Book (1/6 Hants Battery, RFA TF)

The History of Strange's Battery, Royal Artillery (8th Battery, RFA)

27th Battery, RFA, 1914-1919

The History of A Battery, 84th Brigade, RFA 1914-1919

Field Guns in France (D/151; A/150 Batteries, RFA)

The Long March, Story of "The Devils Own", B/210 Burnley Battery, RFA 1914-1919

Over There, Commemorative History of the Old Leak Battery, 1908-1919 (C/231, RFA)

An Australian in the RFA (D/242, RFA

A Record of D245 Battery, 1914-1919

History of the Yarmouth Battery, 1569-1926 (A/270, A/264, A/272 Batteries, RFA)Romford to

Beirut via France, Egypt and Jericho (B/271, RFA)

Royal Horse Artillery Brigades and Batteries

History of the 1/1st Hants Royal Horse Artillery during the Great War, 1914-1919

Shropshire Royal Horse Artillery, 1912-1918

The War Diary of "E" Battery, Royal Horse Artillery, 5th Aug. 1914-31st Oct. 1919

The Story of "F" Troop, Royal Horse Artillery (F Bty, RHA)

Some Pages from the History of "Q" Battery, RHA in the Great War

Royal Garrison Artillery Brigades

The 25th Army Brigade, RGA on the Western Front in 1918

61, How Some Wheels Went Round (61 Heavy Artillery Group, RGA)

History of the 77th Bde, RGA, France 1916-19

Nine Days: Adventures of a Heavy Artillery Brigade of the Third Army during the German

Offensive of March 21-29, 1918 (90 Brigade, RGA)

Heavy Batteries, RGA

9 Heavy Battery, RGA, 1914-1919

War Diary and Roll of Honour, 14th Heavy Battery, RGA in France, Belgium, Germany

With the Heavies in Flanders (24 Heavy Battery, RGA)

Dads Diary, A Gunners Experience in War, 1914-1918 (121 Heavy Battery, RGA)

126 Heavy Battery, RGA, 1915-1919

The Hampstead Heavies (138 Heavy Battery, RGA)

Diary of 144th (York) Heavy Battery, RGA, 1915-1919

Siege Batteries, RGA

The Eleventh Siege Battery, RGA, 1914-1918

Notes of History of 19th Siege Battery, RGA

20th Siege Battery, RGA, BEF, France and Flanders, 20th June 1915-11th November 1918

27th Siege Battery, RGA, BEF, France and Flanders, 5 Sept 1915 to 15 Apr 1919.

Memoirs of 42 Siege Battery, RGA, 1914-1918

52 Siege Battery, RGA, August 1915-August 1919

A Short History of the 72nd (South African) Siege Battery

The History of 76 Siege Battery, RGA

History of 81 Siege Battery, RGA

History of the 91st (Siege) Battery, RGA, December 1915 to 11 November 1918

Siege Battery 94 During the World War, 1914-1918

Occasional Gunfire, Private War Diary of a Siege Gunner (118 Siege Battery, RGA)

126th Heavy Battery, RGA 1915-1919

History of the 135th Siege Battery, RGA

144th Siege Battery, R. G. A.

A History of 154 Siege Battery, RGA, France 1916-19

Nominal Roll of 170th Siege Battery, RGA

178 Siege Battery, R. G. A., B. E. F. France

"Two Eleven," Being the History of 211 Siege Battery, R. G. A. on the Western Front

220th Siege Battery, R. G. A.

"228", The History of a Siege Battery during the Great War

History of 250 Siege Battery, R.G.A.

With a Siege Battery in France, 303 Siege Battery, RGA

London Gunners (309 (Hon Arty Co) Siege Battery, RGA)

The Honourable Artillery Company in the Great War

332 Siege Battery, R.G.A.

The Record of 355 Siege Battery

A Short Record of the 359th Siege Battery RGA

Canadian Field Artillery

Gun-Fire, An Historical Narrative of the 4th Brigade, CFA

NREF, 16th Brigade, C.F.A.

The Battery, The History of 10th (St. Catherines) Field Battery, RCA (10 Bty, CFA)

The Diary of the 13th Battery, Canadian Field Artillery 1914-1919

Battery Action! The Story of the 43rd Battery, CFA

The History of the Fifty-Fifth Battery, CFA

The 60th C. F. A. Battery Book, 1916-1919

The Story of the Sixty-Sixth C. F. A. (66 Bty, CFA)

Second Canadian Divisional Ammunition Column and Its Part in the Great World War

Canadian Siege Artillery

The Seventh (7 Siege Battery, CGA)

War Diary, 10th Canadian Siege Battery, 1917-1919

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ronrumbol

Hi Dick,

My Father was in the 122nd Seige Battery which I think was attached to the 66th Bde from December 1916.

Unfortunately his service record was destroyed in the WW2 blitz and I wish to find out his movements possibly through the movements of the 122nd Seige Battery. Can you help at all please?

Best regards,

Ron Rumbol.

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cooper120
I have the following Royal Artillery and Canadian Artillery unit histories and would be happy to do lookups as time permits:

Divisional Artilleries

Narrative of the 5th Divisional Artillery, 1914-1918

History of the 20th Divisional Artillery, 1914-1919

29th Divisional Artillery War Record and Honours Book 1915-1918

Brief History of 31st Divisional Artillery (officers only listed)

History of the 33rd Divisional Artillery in the War, 1914-1918

A Short History of the 39th (Deptford) Divisional Artillery 1915-1918

War Services of the 62nd West Riding Divisional Artillery

Royal Field Artillery Brigades

The War History of the 1st Northumbrian Brigade, RFA TF

War Diary of the 1st West Lancashire Brigade, RFA

A Short History of the 1st West Lancashire Artillery Brigade

Kamp News, 1915-1918 (3rd West Lancashire Brigade, RFA TF

Hertfordshire Yeomanry and Artillery Honours and Awards (4 E Anglican Bde, RFA TF)

Lewisham Gunners (4th Lond Howitzer Bde, RFA)

London Gunners Come to Town (5, 6, 7, and 8 London Brigades, RFA TF)

Short Record of War Services of the 7th London Brigade, RFA TF

25th Brigade Ammunition Column War Diary (1914)

Roll of Honour and Casualties and List of Officers who have served with 75th Brigade, RFA, 24

August to 11 November 1918.

Push and Return Push (82 Brigade, RFA

The Raising of the 157th Brigade (City of Aberdeen), RFA TF

The History of the Locally Raised 160th Wearside Brigade, Royal Field Artillery

Exploits and Escapades, Brief History of happenings of the 3rd Staffs Battery, RFA

Before the Echoes Die Away (242 Bde, RFA, 5th Warsickshire (How) Battery)

The Story of the Monmouthshire Volunteer Artillery (266 Bde, RFA TF)

Diex Aix: God Help Us (9 Divisional Ammunition Column, RFA)

Royal Field Artillery Batteries

2nd City of Edinburgh Battery, RFA, 1914-1918

Record of the 3rd Devonshire Battery (Tavistock), 4th Wessex Bde, RFA TF, The Great War,

1914-1919

Third Durham Volunteer Artillery (4th Durham Battery, RFA TF)

The Battery Book (1/6 Hants Battery, RFA TF)

The History of Strange's Battery, Royal Artillery (8th Battery, RFA)

27th Battery, RFA, 1914-1919

The History of A Battery, 84th Brigade, RFA 1914-1919

Field Guns in France (D/151; A/150 Batteries, RFA)

The Long March, Story of "The Devils Own", B/210 Burnley Battery, RFA 1914-1919

Over There, Commemorative History of the Old Leak Battery, 1908-1919 (C/231, RFA)

An Australian in the RFA (D/242, RFA

A Record of D245 Battery, 1914-1919

History of the Yarmouth Battery, 1569-1926 (A/270, A/264, A/272 Batteries, RFA)Romford to

Beirut via France, Egypt and Jericho (B/271, RFA)

Royal Horse Artillery Brigades and Batteries

History of the 1/1st Hants Royal Horse Artillery during the Great War, 1914-1919

Shropshire Royal Horse Artillery, 1912-1918

The War Diary of "E" Battery, Royal Horse Artillery, 5th Aug. 1914-31st Oct. 1919

The Story of "F" Troop, Royal Horse Artillery (F Bty, RHA)

Some Pages from the History of "Q" Battery, RHA in the Great War

Royal Garrison Artillery Brigades

The 25th Army Brigade, RGA on the Western Front in 1918

61, How Some Wheels Went Round (61 Heavy Artillery Group, RGA)

History of the 77th Bde, RGA, France 1916-19

Nine Days: Adventures of a Heavy Artillery Brigade of the Third Army during the German

Offensive of March 21-29, 1918 (90 Brigade, RGA)

Heavy Batteries, RGA

9 Heavy Battery, RGA, 1914-1919

War Diary and Roll of Honour, 14th Heavy Battery, RGA in France, Belgium, Germany

With the Heavies in Flanders (24 Heavy Battery, RGA)

Dads Diary, A Gunners Experience in War, 1914-1918 (121 Heavy Battery, RGA)

126 Heavy Battery, RGA, 1915-1919

The Hampstead Heavies (138 Heavy Battery, RGA)

Diary of 144th (York) Heavy Battery, RGA, 1915-1919

Siege Batteries, RGA

The Eleventh Siege Battery, RGA, 1914-1918

Notes of History of 19th Siege Battery, RGA

20th Siege Battery, RGA, BEF, France and Flanders, 20th June 1915-11th November 1918

27th Siege Battery, RGA, BEF, France and Flanders, 5 Sept 1915 to 15 Apr 1919.

Memoirs of 42 Siege Battery, RGA, 1914-1918

52 Siege Battery, RGA, August 1915-August 1919

A Short History of the 72nd (South African) Siege Battery

The History of 76 Siege Battery, RGA

History of 81 Siege Battery, RGA

History of the 91st (Siege) Battery, RGA, December 1915 to 11 November 1918

Siege Battery 94 During the World War, 1914-1918

Occasional Gunfire, Private War Diary of a Siege Gunner (118 Siege Battery, RGA)

126th Heavy Battery, RGA 1915-1919

History of the 135th Siege Battery, RGA

144th Siege Battery, R. G. A.

A History of 154 Siege Battery, RGA, France 1916-19

Nominal Roll of 170th Siege Battery, RGA

178 Siege Battery, R. G. A., B. E. F. France

"Two Eleven," Being the History of 211 Siege Battery, R. G. A. on the Western Front

220th Siege Battery, R. G. A.

"228", The History of a Siege Battery during the Great War

History of 250 Siege Battery, R.G.A.

With a Siege Battery in France, 303 Siege Battery, RGA

London Gunners (309 (Hon Arty Co) Siege Battery, RGA)

The Honourable Artillery Company in the Great War

332 Siege Battery, R.G.A.

The Record of 355 Siege Battery

A Short Record of the 359th Siege Battery RGA

Canadian Field Artillery

Gun-Fire, An Historical Narrative of the 4th Brigade, CFA

NREF, 16th Brigade, C.F.A.

The Battery, The History of 10th (St. Catherines) Field Battery, RCA (10 Bty, CFA)

The Diary of the 13th Battery, Canadian Field Artillery 1914-1919

Battery Action! The Story of the 43rd Battery, CFA

The History of the Fifty-Fifth Battery, CFA

The 60th C. F. A. Battery Book, 1916-1919

The Story of the Sixty-Sixth C. F. A. (66 Bty, CFA)

Second Canadian Divisional Ammunition Column and Its Part in the Great World War

Canadian Siege Artillery

The Seventh (7 Siege Battery, CGA)

War Diary, 10th Canadian Siege Battery, 1917-1919

Thats a fantastic collection, would you by any chance have any info on the 226th Siege Battery RGA. My grandfather James Alexander Platts was with them and I am trying to establish where they were. I know he was in other units prior to this and am just starting to make a little headway on these. Thanks

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Dashers1

Finally I have found the 27 Battery RFA (XXX11 Brigade) unit histories (One of three). My Grand-Father was a regular in the XXX11 RFA and was one of the few that survived the Great War reasonably un-scathed. I have a number of feelers out trying to confirm which of the three Battery's he was with for the duration of the war (27th,134th & 135th).

I would be very grateful if you could forward the 27th Battery history for me to read....Hopefully another piece of the Jigsaw is put in place.

I can forward my E:Mail address if required for this download.

Many regards ChrissA

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kevinrolfe

My great uncle was in The Royal Garrison Artillery the 352nd Siege Bty.

Bombardier Thomas Dunsford (58604) died 07/06/1917.

i was just wondering if there was anything to the build up to this moment?

If you could find the time to have a look that would be fantastic

Kevin

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Swally

Dick,

Sorry to bother you but do you have anything on - 32nd Brigade RFA ?

My granda Robert Allan Gunner 31660 who was with the RFA which was part of the B.E.F, I have his date entry into the Theatre of War as 23/8/1914.

See what you can do Dick,

Thanks,

Swally

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Mangonel

151 Siege Battery RGA

Diary 1916 - 1919

R J Blackadder

(IWM Docs 88/11/1)

I have a copy of the above on account of Blackadder being quoted in other sources as belonging to 152 Siege Battery.

He didn't, but there it is.

151 was formed in Broughty Ferry in May 1916 from men belonging to the North Scottish RGA (T) and drafted from the Derby Scheme.

If anyone has an interest in this unit, I can look under the appropriate dates.

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rflory

Mangonel: You are correct that Major Robert John Blackadder served with 151st Siege Battery, RGA and won the MC with that battery as an Acting Captain at Beaurains on 28 March 1918. He was a 1903 graduate from St Andrews University and before being commissioned he served as a Private in 16th Battalion, The London Regiment.

If you have the time I would love to have a list of the officers who served with Blackadder in 151st Siege Battery, RGA. Regards, Dick Flory

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Mangonel

Dick,

As a starter, he lists the officers who left for France with the Battery as:

Major W B Minto NSRGA (T)

Capt. C J C Street RGA

Lt. D Ross Keyt NSRGA (T)

2nd Lt. R J Blackadder NSRGA (T)

2nd Lt. R V Dawse RGA

2nd Lt. J H Hitchcock RGA

There will be others, of course, but it will be into the New Year before I get round to them.

His diary entry for 28 March 1918 is as follows:

We did some area strafing at 1 am and at 3 am the Hun again attacked from the north of the Scarpe on our left to somewhere well on our right.

The Battery of course all turned out to give him a reception and from about 3.30 am till 8 am all six guns were going at a steady rate of fire.

I went forward several times with Dawes to see if we could get sight of the Hun and so have a direct shoot on him, but on our immediate front it appears the line held firm and only retired late in the day to conform with the Corps on the right.

The shelling of the Battery became more and more intense and accurate as the morning advanced and it was only a matter of time till some casualties occurred.

Communication with all batteries had been severed and my Battery alone was in touch with Brigade Headquarters. About 8 am a message came to post a man to watch the progress of the Hun and give a warning to the Brigade, - then the astounding order to cease firing, pull out and save the guns if possible!

On my front I could see no reason for this sudden change of tactics, as only last night I had been informed there was to be no retiral, - a fight to the finish! - The Hun was not within 5000 yards of me in front so far as I could see, so I presumed he must have broken through far on the right and there was danger of being cut off. This I learned after was the cause of the sudden withdrawal.

Now to get my guns, stores and men away. This required at least six caterpillar engines and 11 lorries, - orders were at once given for these to come to the position and for the guns to cease fire and limber up. The guns were hauled off their platforms and stores stacked ready to load onto the lorries, the platforms lifted and mounted on their carriages, all under shellfire of varying intensity and accuracy. The caterpillars came up one at a time and it was a relief to see the guns go off one at a time safely.

The lorries too were loaded, only one coming into the danger zone at a time, - the road was badly torn by now but all got away, - nothing of value was left but the price was paid in human lives, - in all this my Officers worked splendidly and the men like heroes, - poor Lt. Howe was killed, four gunners too gave their lives and about 15 wounded. Again I was spared, - why I cannot say.

My Officer at the Observation Post came in badly shaken and slightly gassed and Dawes who kept a look out for the Hun's approach had some merry times.

All guns etc. , away. I cleared off to get orders and to my relief there were none for me so I parked outside Dainville and got my men good billets in the village. It was nearly 6 pm before they were fed and some had had nothing that day.

The killed were buried near Arras and all the wounded taken to hospital.

We were seated in a comfortable cottage in Dainville - the Mess - just waiting for dinner about 8 pm when orders came for me to get into position as soon as possible.

It was raining hard, my Officers and men were completely done, so I went to Corps Headquarters to ask for a nights sleep at least.

This was readily granted as they knew of the mornings work and all went to bed and slept sound.

Robert

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Mangonel

A small update on Dick's request:

McNair, 100 Siege Battery at Bethune 8 Sep. 16.

Capt. Lumsdun (handwritten?) same date.

24 Dec. 16:

"An Officer and 14 men of 235 Siege Battery arrived........I discovered, he came out to France in 1914 by the same boat I did. He was then in the Liverpool Scottish."

30 Dec. 16

"Our new officer arrived at night."

No name given.

4 Jan. 17

"Dined at Beaussart with Waklin at the Town Majors."

15 Feb. 17

"....in search of Lt. Love (handwritten?) of 143 Siege Battery......Major Glasson and the Forth RGA."

At this date he gives an indication of not being a very happy bunny:

I learned today that the Officers in the North Scottish RGA who are still at home on Coast Defence have been promoted over those who have come out to France! Thus I am still 2nd Lieutenant and must apparently stay at home in soft places if I (w)ant to get on. However this is the better place.

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rflory

Mangonel: Thank you very much for the information on the officers of 151 Siege Battery, RGA. Regards, Dick Flory

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Dick,

I am hoping that you can help me with some information reference 122nd Siege Battery, RGA. A relative of mine served with them until he was killed 05/03/1918. He was a/sgt Thomas William Montford 374240. He is buried at Montescourt-Lizerolles Communial cemetery.

I know nothing about the Battery, Brigade or Army group they were with, other than they have had something to do with Sussex fortress RGA.

Any help would be greatly appreciated, when it is convienient.

Thanks,

Dale.

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julia jeffries
I have the following Royal Artillery and Canadian Artillery unit histories and would be happy to do lookups as time permits:

Divisional Artilleries

Narrative of the 5th Divisional Artillery, 1914-1918

History of the 20th Divisional Artillery, 1914-1919

29th Divisional Artillery War Record and Honours Book 1915-1918

Brief History of 31st Divisional Artillery (officers only listed)

History of the 33rd Divisional Artillery in the War, 1914-1918

A Short History of the 39th (Deptford) Divisional Artillery 1915-1918

War Services of the 62nd West Riding Divisional Artillery

Royal Field Artillery Brigades

The War History of the 1st Northumbrian Brigade, RFA TF

War Diary of the 1st West Lancashire Brigade, RFA

A Short History of the 1st West Lancashire Artillery Brigade

Kamp News, 1915-1918 (3rd West Lancashire Brigade, RFA TF

Hertfordshire Yeomanry and Artillery Honours and Awards (4 E Anglican Bde, RFA TF)

Lewisham Gunners (4th Lond Howitzer Bde, RFA)

London Gunners Come to Town (5, 6, 7, and 8 London Brigades, RFA TF)

Short Record of War Services of the 7th London Brigade, RFA TF

25th Brigade Ammunition Column War Diary (1914)

Roll of Honour and Casualties and List of Officers who have served with 75th Brigade, RFA, 24

August to 11 November 1918.

Push and Return Push (82 Brigade, RFA

The Raising of the 157th Brigade (City of Aberdeen), RFA TF

The History of the Locally Raised 160th Wearside Brigade, Royal Field Artillery

Exploits and Escapades, Brief History of happenings of the 3rd Staffs Battery, RFA

Before the Echoes Die Away (242 Bde, RFA, 5th Warsickshire (How) Battery)

The Story of the Monmouthshire Volunteer Artillery (266 Bde, RFA TF)

Diex Aix: God Help Us (9 Divisional Ammunition Column, RFA)

Royal Field Artillery Batteries

2nd City of Edinburgh Battery, RFA, 1914-1918

Record of the 3rd Devonshire Battery (Tavistock), 4th Wessex Bde, RFA TF, The Great War,

1914-1919

Third Durham Volunteer Artillery (4th Durham Battery, RFA TF)

The Battery Book (1/6 Hants Battery, RFA TF)

The History of Strange's Battery, Royal Artillery (8th Battery, RFA)

27th Battery, RFA, 1914-1919

The History of A Battery, 84th Brigade, RFA 1914-1919

Field Guns in France (D/151; A/150 Batteries, RFA)

The Long March, Story of "The Devils Own", B/210 Burnley Battery, RFA 1914-1919

Over There, Commemorative History of the Old Leak Battery, 1908-1919 (C/231, RFA)

An Australian in the RFA (D/242, RFA

A Record of D245 Battery, 1914-1919

History of the Yarmouth Battery, 1569-1926 (A/270, A/264, A/272 Batteries, RFA)Romford to

Beirut via France, Egypt and Jericho (B/271, RFA)

Royal Horse Artillery Brigades and Batteries

History of the 1/1st Hants Royal Horse Artillery during the Great War, 1914-1919

Shropshire Royal Horse Artillery, 1912-1918

The War Diary of "E" Battery, Royal Horse Artillery, 5th Aug. 1914-31st Oct. 1919

The Story of "F" Troop, Royal Horse Artillery (F Bty, RHA)

Some Pages from the History of "Q" Battery, RHA in the Great War

Royal Garrison Artillery Brigades

The 25th Army Brigade, RGA on the Western Front in 1918

61, How Some Wheels Went Round (61 Heavy Artillery Group, RGA)

History of the 77th Bde, RGA, France 1916-19

Nine Days: Adventures of a Heavy Artillery Brigade of the Third Army during the German

Offensive of March 21-29, 1918 (90 Brigade, RGA)

Heavy Batteries, RGA

9 Heavy Battery, RGA, 1914-1919

War Diary and Roll of Honour, 14th Heavy Battery, RGA in France, Belgium, Germany

With the Heavies in Flanders (24 Heavy Battery, RGA)

Dads Diary, A Gunners Experience in War, 1914-1918 (121 Heavy Battery, RGA)

126 Heavy Battery, RGA, 1915-1919

The Hampstead Heavies (138 Heavy Battery, RGA)

Diary of 144th (York) Heavy Battery, RGA, 1915-1919

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The Eleventh Siege Battery, RGA, 1914-1918

Notes of History of 19th Siege Battery, RGA

20th Siege Battery, RGA, BEF, France and Flanders, 20th June 1915-11th November 1918

27th Siege Battery, RGA, BEF, France and Flanders, 5 Sept 1915 to 15 Apr 1919.

Memoirs of 42 Siege Battery, RGA, 1914-1918

52 Siege Battery, RGA, August 1915-August 1919

A Short History of the 72nd (South African) Siege Battery

The History of 76 Siege Battery, RGA

History of 81 Siege Battery, RGA

History of the 91st (Siege) Battery, RGA, December 1915 to 11 November 1918

Siege Battery 94 During the World War, 1914-1918

Occasional Gunfire, Private War Diary of a Siege Gunner (118 Siege Battery, RGA)

126th Heavy Battery, RGA 1915-1919

History of the 135th Siege Battery, RGA

144th Siege Battery, R. G. A.

A History of 154 Siege Battery, RGA, France 1916-19

Nominal Roll of 170th Siege Battery, RGA

178 Siege Battery, R. G. A., B. E. F. France

"Two Eleven," Being the History of 211 Siege Battery, R. G. A. on the Western Front

220th Siege Battery, R. G. A.

"228", The History of a Siege Battery during the Great War

History of 250 Siege Battery, R.G.A.

With a Siege Battery in France, 303 Siege Battery, RGA

London Gunners (309 (Hon Arty Co) Siege Battery, RGA)

The Honourable Artillery Company in the Great War

332 Siege Battery, R.G.A.

The Record of 355 Siege Battery

A Short Record of the 359th Siege Battery RGA

Canadian Field Artillery

Gun-Fire, An Historical Narrative of the 4th Brigade, CFA

NREF, 16th Brigade, C.F.A.

The Battery, The History of 10th (St. Catherines) Field Battery, RCA (10 Bty, CFA)

The Diary of the 13th Battery, Canadian Field Artillery 1914-1919

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The History of the Fifty-Fifth Battery, CFA

The 60th C. F. A. Battery Book, 1916-1919

The Story of the Sixty-Sixth C. F. A. (66 Bty, CFA)

Second Canadian Divisional Ammunition Column and Its Part in the Great World War

Canadian Siege Artillery

The Seventh (7 Siege Battery, CGA)

War Diary, 10th Canadian Siege Battery, 1917-1919

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julia jeffries

Dear Dick

Apologies for my incompetance in using this site. I'm never sure whether I'm doing the right thing & it must be very irritating for other people.

Anyway I was reading another thread this morning I noticed you are researching Royal Artillery officers.

I have some information about Major Fred Davenport who was with the RFA & died near Ypres in 1917.

If you would like me to send it please let me know.

Julia

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kevin donaldson
Hi Dick

Any chance of a look-up on

Gunner 836307 Edwin Knight

'B' Battery 242nd Brigade

Died of wounds 4.5.17 probably received whilst behind Vimy Ridge night of 19/20 April 1917.

What guns were used by 'B' Battery?

Thanks

Dave

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kevin donaldson
Hi Dick

Any chance of a look-up on

Gunner 836307 Edwin Knight

'B' Battery 242nd Brigade

Died of wounds 4.5.17 probably received whilst behind Vimy Ridge night of 19/20 April 1917.

What guns were used by 'B' Battery?

Thanks

Dave

Hello there, i hope you dont mind me adding a comment, but my great grandfather served with the 242 bgde "c" battery rfa. His name and rank was gunner robert laybourn 760085 and was from seaham harbour in County Durham. On the 10th April 1917 gunner laybourn earned the military medal whilst supporting an infantry attack near the town of Ablain, st nazaire. Unfortunatly my great grandfather dieds in 1918. Nice to read about someone else who served with the 242 brgde.

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rflory

Dave: None of the references I have on 242nd Brigade, RFA mention Gunner Knight. Regards, Dick Flory

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