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25Th brigade royal field artillery. 113th battery
« on: Monday 07 January 13 19:38 GMT (UK) »
Hello,
I am looking for any information on 25Th brigade royal field artillery. 113th battery in which my grt  Grandad served between 1901 and 1911, I believe he spent over 6 yrs in India from 1902. I am very interested in what he did there and was it usual to spend so long there?

I have spent several days trawlling google and can find little before ww1 :(

Helen
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Re: 25Th brigade royal field artillery. 113th battery
« Reply #1 on: Monday 05 February 18 23:57 GMT (UK) »
Hello Helen
I have been studying this brigade for a while. My three Great Uncles who were regular soldiers joined it prior to WW1 and served in it from Mons right the way through to Entering Germany.    They all survived becoming officers from humble beginnings.  The War diary is at Kew and abruptly ends in Feb 17 when the brigade became detached from the 25th division.   I have read the original diary mud and all from Feb 17 onwards some years ago which is no longer available at Kew. 
There is a book on the 25th division not particularly helpful about our brigade but interesting.
I guess our relatives would have known each other!

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Re: 25Th brigade royal field artillery. 113th battery
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 06 February 18 00:01 GMT (UK) »
Hi Helen
You might find the census helpful. In 1911 I believe the battery were based in the North East. In August 1914 they were at deep cut in Surrey.

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Re: 25Th brigade royal field artillery. 113th battery
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 05 May 18 09:56 BST (UK) »
I have not been on for a long while but thanks for the reply

I bet reading those diaries were very interesting.

It is possible the knew each other although my great grandfather came out in1911. I'm particularly interested as he enlisted and served under a different name, he had previously enlisted under his own name but left twice ???

it was always known to us he served under this name as great grandma was very disappointed that she could claim his widow's pension

whilst in India, he spent several stays in the hospital either through drinking or drinking-related accidents but interested to find out why the regiment was there.
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