NO. 6 RESERVE BRIGADE ARTILLERY WAR DIARY March 1917

 

 

NO. 6 RESERVE BRIGADE ARTILLERY

WAR  DIARY

BISCOT CAMP, LUTON

MARCH  1917

 

Mar 1

1 Warrant Officer (B.S.M), 5 Sergeants, 6 Corporals, 9 Bombardiers, 1 Corporal  Shoeing-Smith, 1 Shoeing-Smith, 1 Wheeler & 1 Trumpeter transferred to 382nd, Battery R.F.A.

 

2nd Lt. T.P.S. HOODLESS 3/2nd Lond. Bde. D.A.C. taken on strength of Brigade

 

Mar 2

45 Recruits joined from 4a Reserve Depot, R.F.A.

 

The undermentioned Officers were taken on strength of Brigade

 

2nd Lt. S.H. WIGG            3/6th Lond. Bde. R.F.A.

 

2nd Lt. L.E.S. JACKSON    3/2nd Lond. Bde. R.F.A.

 

Mar 4

A Draft of 11 N.C.O’s , 104 Gunners, 5 Signallers & 1 Fitter proceeded Overseas to Salonika

Conducting Officer 2nd Lt. J.J. SMITH

 

Mar 5

70 (C1) Gunners transferred to 17th Infantry Labour Co. (Queen’s Royal West Surrey Regiment)

 

The undermentioned Officers proceeded Overseas

 

Lieut. W.H. KING          3/5th Lond. Bde. R.F.A.

 

Lieut. J.H. NELSON       3/1st Lond. Bde R.F.A.

 

2nd Lt. G.E. BRIDGES      3/7th Lond. Bde. R.F.A.

 

2nd Lt. N. GRANT            3/2nd Lond. Bde. R.F.A.

 

2nd Lt. J.L. MYERS          3/1st Lond. Bde. R.F.A.

 

Mar 6

The undermentioned Officers reported from  No. 2 R.F.A. Cadet School Exeter. (R.F.A. Special Reserve) on the 2nd and 3rd March 1917 and were taken on the strength of the Brigade

 

2nd Lt. W.M. CRAIG

“          G.C. CHAPMAN

“          A.J. DARBY

“          L.J. JAMES

“          P. GORDON

“          W.E. GRAINGER

“          E.H. HADDOCK

“          R.T. HARRISON

 

2nd Lt. H. KENT

“          A.E. MARRIOTT

“          H.S. MORRIS

“          R.H. PEARSON

“          L.S. ROBERTSON

“          C.B. ROBERTSON

“          J.A.C. SAMSON

“          H.E.K. SAWTELL

 

Mar 8

Lieut. C.H. WOOLRYCH 3/1st Lond. Bde. R.F.A. taken on strength

 

Mar 9

The undermentioned Officers reported from No. 1 R.F.A. Cadet School, St. John Wood,  (R.F.A. Special Reserve) and taken on the Brigade from 6th March 1917

 

2nd Lt. H. BIRKMYRE

“           F.D. CAWLEY

“          M.C. CHATFIELD-CLARKE

“          W.K. CAMBRIDGE

“          J.T. CAMBRIDGE

“          J.L. DICKINSON

“          B. EMBRY

“          W. GRAYSTONE

“          S.G. HAINES

“          H.W. CLARENCE-SMITH

“          E.L. HOLLIS

“          H.M. JESSOP

“          G.W. MAYNE

“          R.V. HILLAR

“          A.C. NICHELSON

“          A.N. RAWES

“          W.A. SLADE

“          J. WEDGWOOD

“          L.F. WINTER

 

Mar 10

Capt. R.W. MARTELL 3/2nd Lond. Bde. R.F.A. taken on strength

 

Capt. C.E.F. GAITSKELL 3/3rd Lond. Bde. R.F.A. was posted to 69th Divisional Artillery and struck off strength of Brigade

 

Mar 14

A Draft of 60 Drivers proceeded Overseas (France)

Conducting Officer 2nd Lt. BLAVER

 

Lieut. M. SIRED 3/3rd Lond. Bde. R.F.A. taken on strength

 

Mar 15

The undermentioned Officers proceeded Overseas and were struck off strength

 

Lieut. A.F.R.D. RYDER        3/6th Lond. Bde. R.F.A.

2nd Lt. H. BRIDGEWATER              “

2nd Lt. G.C. WOOLVEN       3/2nd Lond. Bde. R.F.A.

 

 

2nd Lt. L.A.G. PAINE 3/1st Lond. Bde. R.F.A on posting to London Recruiting District was struck off strength of Brigade

 

Mar 16

2nd Lt. N. HUNTER 3/2nd Lond. Bde. R.F.A. on demobilisation was struck off strength of Brigade

 

Mar 17

A Draft of 18 Drivers proceeded Overseas (France)

Conducting Officer 2nd Lt. BLAVER

 

Sergeant LUCAS & BOMB, LEGGETT transferred to 382nd Battery R.F.A. (sic)

 

Sergeant REGAN & BOMB, BURTIN rejoined from 382nd Battery R.F.A.

 

21 B1 Drivers transferred to Remount Depot Kettering

 

5 B1 Drivers transferred to Remount  Depot Market Harborough

 

Lieut. H.P. BARROW 3/6TH Lond. Bde. Taken on strength

 

Mar 18

6 Gunners were transferred to 382nd Battery

 

Mar 19

382nd Battery moved to Ewshott

 

The undermentioned Officers proceeded Overseas

 

Capt. R.W. MARTELL       3/2nd Lond. Bde. R.F.A.

 

Capt.H.J. GLOVER            1st Lond. Bde. R.F.A.

 

Capt. H.W. STEPHENS     3/2nd Lond. Bde. R.F.A.

 

2nd Lt. A.P. BARBER          3/1st Lond. Bde. R.F.A.

 

Mar 20

100 B1 & C1 Gunners & Drivers were transferred to Labour Coy. Devon Regt. Plymouth

 

A Draft of 24 Drivers proceeded Overseas (France)

Conducting Officer 2ND Lt. FRIPP

 

2nd Lt. C.E. WILES 3/6th Lond. Bde. Taken on strength

 

Capt. E.C. WHITE 3/2nd Lond. Bde. Posted to No. 7 Res. Bde at Bordon

 

A Draft of 50 Recruits arrived from No. 4a Res. Bde. Woolwich

 

Mar 21

A Draft of 9 Artificers proceeded Overseas (France)

 

2nd Lt. G.H. NEVILLE 3/7th Lond. Bde. R.F.A. taken on strength

 

Mar 22

2nd Lt. EAGLETON 3/2nd Lond. Bde taken on strength

 

Mar 23

2nd Lt. E.R. GREEN 3/6th Lond. Bde. R.F.A. taken on strength

 

Mar 26

The undermentioned Officers proceeded Overseas

 

Lieut.  M. SIRED 3/3RD Lond. Bde. R.F.A.

 

2nd Lt. J.H. McDOUALL 3/1st Lond. Bde. R.F.A.

“          H.A.F. GRAYSTONE R.F.A. Special Reserve

 

2nd Lt. H.G. THOMAS reported from Recruiting Office, Stourbridge and was taken on the strength of the Brigade

 

Mar 27

2nd Lt. F. SHEA reported from No.1 R.F.A. Cadet School, St John’s Wood. (R.F.A. Special Reserve) and taken on strength of the Brigade,

 

Lieut. J.C. THORNTON 3/3rd Lond. Bde. R.F.A. taken on strength of Brigade

 

Lieut. E.N. BLOOD, on relinquishing Commission owing to ill-health, was struck off strength of Brigade

 

Mar 29

A Draft of 134 Gunners, 130 Drivers and 50 Signallers proceeded Overseas

 

2nd Lt. G.S.L. CURTIS 3/1st Lond. Bde. R.F.A.

 

2nd Lt   H.K. FOERS 3/3rd Lond. Bde. R.F.A.

“           A.C. BURTONSHAW           “

 

2nd Lt. H.A. JESSOP Special Reserve

“          L.T. WINTER               “

“          W.C. de GALE             “

“          H.C. CHATFIELD-CLARKE       “

“          G.W. MAYNE               “

“          A.C NICHELSON           “

“          J.D. CAWLEY                 “

 

2nd Lt. P.A. DERRETT 3/7th Lond. Bde taken on strength of Brigade

 

114 “A4” men were transferred to 68th D.A.C.

 

Mar 31

The undermentioned Officers joined the Brigade

 

2nd Lt.  Lt. E.A. ROBERTSON 3/5th Lond. Bde. R.F.A.

 

2ND Lt. LUCKHAM (S.R.) from No. 2 Cadet School

“          RUSTON                        “

“          WEEDON                       “

 

2nd Lt. G.R. WATT 3/7th London Bde. R.F.A.

 

Lieut. N.V. BRASNET 3/6th London Bde. R.F.A.

 

 

The following casualties occurred amongst the Horses of the Brigade during the month of March 1917

 

187 Joined, 214 Transferred, 1 Died or Destroyed Leaving a total strength of 563

 

 

Signed C.H, ALEXANDER Colonel R.A. Commandant

 No. 6  Reserve Brigade, R.F.A. (T)

 

 

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Most Relevant Date: 

Thursday, March 1, 1917 to Saturday, March 31, 1917