18/62 Battery RFA

18/62 Battery RFA

A community for members of 18/62 Bty Royal Field Artillery who served with the Battery during WW1. Prior to the beginning of the Great War, 18 Bty as part of 3rd Brigade RFA, was stationed in India at Jullunder. At the outbreak of war, the Bty with the rest of the Brigade was sent back to England to join the newly formed 28th Division. It was here that 3rd Brigades orbat changed, the 18th and 62nd Bty's were combined to form 18/62 Bty RFA. 75 Bty was moved to 146 Brigade RFA (22/12/1914). The reason for this move is unknown, but a report from the time suggested that the lack of Artillery available, meant that the assets had to be spread around to cover the various operations. However, the 3rd Brigade was brought back up to full manning with addition of 65th Bty and 22nd (Howitzer) Bty RFA respectively. After a short period of training, the Bty was ordered to France and then Belgium, where it took part in the second battle of Ypres and the battle of Loos. The individual Battles in which it saw action were: Gravenstaffle - 22/23 April 1915. St Julien - 24 April-5 May 1915. Frezenburg - 8/13 May 1915. Bellewaarde - 24/25 May 1915. Loos - 25 September-8 October 1915. On the 19th of October the Bty was ordered to set sail for Alexandria in Egypt. A few days later they were at Marseille, and on the 24th of October 1915 they boarded a vessel that would take them to Salonika. This outpost of the war was to be their home for the next three years.

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