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.

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  • Died 1916

    British Army 58131 Gunner Royal Field Artillery d/110th Battalion

  • Profile picture for John Barratt

    Died 1916

    British Army 67267 Gunner Royal Field Artillery b/110th Battalion

  • British Army 59516 Bombardier Royal Field Artillery 40th Brigade

    British Army 3360 Warrant Officer Class 2 Royal Field Artillery Territorial Force

    British Army 676545 Second Lieutenant Royal Field Artillery

  • Profile picture for Charles Cecil Gordon

    Born 1885

    Died 1917

    British Army Captain Acting Major Royal Field Artillery b/110th Battalion

  • Died 1917

    British Army 63220 Acting Bombardier Royal Field Artillery

    British Army 63220 Gunner Royal Field Artillery d/110th Battalion

  • British Army Second Lieutenant Royal Field Artillery

    British Army Major Royal Field Artillery

    British Army Captain Royal Field Artillery c/110th Battalion

  • Died 1917

    British Army 3415 Cooper Royal Field Artillery

    British Army 810472 Cooper Royal Field Artillery d/110th Battalion

  • Born 1892

    Died 1916

    British Army 20786 Driver Royal Field Artillery d/110th Battalion

  • Died 1917

    British Army W/5741 Gunner Royal Field Artillery b/110th Battalion

  • Born 1896

    Died 1918

    British Army 29701 Gunner Royal Field Artillery b/110th Battalion

  • British Army Lieutenant Army Veterinary Corps

    British Army Captain Army Veterinary Corps

  • Born 1897

    Died 1917

    British Army L/23978 Gunner Royal Field Artillery d/110th Battalion

  • Born 1891

    British Army Second Lieutenant Royal Field Artillery

    British Army Second Lieutenant Royal Air Force

  • Profile picture for Archibald John Cunningham

    Died 1918

    British Army Lieutenant Royal Horse and Royal Field Artillery

    British Army Lieutenant Royal Field Artillery a/110th Brigade

  • Died 1917

    British Army 1708 Gunner Royal Field Artillery

    British Army 681930 Gunner Royal Field Artillery d/110th Battalion

  • Profile picture for Arthur Brooks

    Born 1889

    Died 1917

    British Army 64845 Bombardier Royal Field Artillery

    British Army 64845 Sergeant Royal Field Artillery b/110th Brigade

  • British Army W/3249 Driver Royal Field Artillery

    British Army W/3249 Bombardier Royal Field Artillery a/110th Battalion

  • Died 1918

    British Army 50767 Driver Royal Field Artillery

    British Army 50767 Gunner Royal Field Artillery d/110th Battalion

  • Profile picture for Joseph Bradshaw

    Born 1894

    Died 1918

    British Army 67299 Royal Field Artillery

    British Army 67299 Gunner Royal Field Artillery

    British Army 67299 Gunner Royal Field Artillery b/110th Battalion

  • Died 1918

    British Army 1772 Driver Royal Field Artillery c/110th Battalion