110th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery, 25th Division

110th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery, 25th Division

110th Bde. RFA was raised to support the 25th Division, and moved to France on 25th September 1915. The Division was engaged during the Battle of the Somme in 1916. In May and June 1917, it took part in the Battle of Messines, and in July / August, the Third Battle of Ypres (Passchendaele). Having lost half its strength in the first onslaught of the March 1918 German offensive near Bapaume on the Somme, carrying out a fighting withdrawal for a week and covering more than 36 miles, the reinforced 25th Division was moved near to Ploegsteert in Flanders, and was caught up in the renewed German attack (the Battles of the Lys) in April, where it lost two-thirds of its fighting strength in five days of heavy fighting withdrawing to Bailleul. On 9th May, the remnants of the Division left by train to recuperate in a quiet stretch of the front at the Chemin des Dames; it arrived just in time for the next German offensive, the Third Battle of The Aisne, 27th May to 6th June 1918. Once again thrown piecemeal into action against a rapid German advance, the 25th Division was virtually destroyed. The Service Battalions were broken up and the Divisional Headquarters was sent back to England to rebuild, while what remained of the Divisional Artillery stayed in France to support other formations. The disaster that befell the Brigade on the 27th May 1918, when supporting the 8th Division, can hardly be overstated. Left unsupported by friendly infantry in the Bois de Gernicourt on the banks of the Aisne, the 110th Brigade had lost 14 18-pounder guns and 4 howitzers by 10.00 a.m., and many men were captured as their Battery positions were over-run by the advancing Germans, including my great-uncle, Major A. P. Evershed M.C., commanding 'D' Battery. I'm trying to link as many people who served in 110th Bde RFA as I can.

Created by: Guy74824

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  • British Army Temporary Lieutenant Royal Field Artillery

    British Army Lieutenant Royal Field Artillery

  • British Army Adjutant Lieutenant Royal Field Artillery

    British Army Captain Royal Field Artillery

  • British Army Captain Royal Field Artillery

    British Army Major Royal Field Artillery

  • British Army Captain Royal Field Artillery

    British Army Major Royal Field Artillery

    British Army Temporary Lieutenant Colonel Royal Field Artillery

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    British Army 150155 Trooper Ceylon Mounted Rifles

    British Army Second Lieutenant Royal Field Artillery

  • Born 1894

    Died 1918

    British Army L/3179 Driver Royal Field Artillery

    British Army L/3179 Gunner Royal Field Artillery b/110th Battalion

  • Born 1892

    Died 1917

    British Army 15 Gunner Royal Field Artillery

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  • Died 1917

    British Army 5463 Gunner Royal Field Artillery d/110th Battalion

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    British Army 90026 Gunner Royal Field Artillery d/110th Battalion

  • Died 1917

    British Army 837268 Gunner Royal Field Artillery a/110th Brigade

  • British Army Captain Royal Field Artillery

  • British Army 5021 Acting Bombardier Royal Field Artillery

    British Army 851250 Acting Bombardier Royal Field Artillery c/110th Battalion

  • Died 1917

    British Army 64462 Gunner Royal Field Artillery

    British Army 64462 Acting Bombardier Royal Field Artillery b/110th Battalion

  • British Army 57334 Driver Royal Field Artillery hq/110th Battalion

  • Born 1892

    Died 1918

    British Army 14912 Private Army Veterinary Corps

    British Army 92114 Lance Bombardier Royal Field Artillery d/110th Battalion

  • Died 1917

    British Army 188283 Gunner Royal Field Artillery b/110th Battalion

  • Born 1894

    Died 1977

    British Army Second Lieutenant Royal Field Artillery

    British Army Lieutenant Royal Field Artillery

  • British Army R4/066994 Private Army Service Corps

    British Army 216368 Driver Royal Field Artillery a/110th Battalion

  • Born 1897

    Died 1918

    British Army 90947 Gunner Royal Field Artillery d/110th Battalion

  • Born 1888

    Died 1918

    British Army 69635 Gunner Royal Field Artillery d/110th Battalion