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Re: Royal Field Artillery
« Reply #18 on: Thursday 22 November 18 11:45 GMT (UK) »
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Jim, so approximately how many men would be in a D battery? I'm particularly interested in 178 Brigade.

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Re: Royal Field Artillery
« Reply #19 on: Thursday 22 November 18 19:43 GMT (UK) »
A Brigade often had different size guns so it would depend on what type of gun D Bty. had.
From what I can see 178/Bde. was a Howitzer Bde. but did have 18 pounders.
War diary if you have an Ancestry sub:
http://www.rootschat.com/links/01n2j/
According to this D/Bty. manned 18 pounders & had a crew of 10.
Warks:Ashford;Cadby;Clarke;Clifford;Cooke Copage;Easthope;
Edmonds;Felton;Colledge;Lutwyche;Mander(s);May;Poole;Withers.
Staffs.Edmonds;Addison;Duffield;Webb;Fisher;Archer
Salop:Easthope,Eddowes,Hoorde,Oteley,Vernon,Talbot,De Neville.
Notts.Clarke;Redfearne;Treece.
Som.May;Perriman;Cox
India Kane;Felton;Cadby
London.Haysom.
Lancs.Gay.
Worcs.Coley;Mander;Sawyer.
Kings of Wessex & Scotland
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Re: Royal Field Artillery
« Reply #20 on: Thursday 22 November 18 19:49 GMT (UK) »
A Brigade often had different size guns so it would depend on what type of gun D Bty. had.

Hi Jim, they had 4.5 inch howitzers. 

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Re: Royal Field Artillery
« Reply #21 on: Thursday 22 November 18 21:30 GMT (UK) »
Their diary says they had 4 Howitzers + 2 80 pounders + 2 60 pounders.
Warks:Ashford;Cadby;Clarke;Clifford;Cooke Copage;Easthope;
Edmonds;Felton;Colledge;Lutwyche;Mander(s);May;Poole;Withers.
Staffs.Edmonds;Addison;Duffield;Webb;Fisher;Archer
Salop:Easthope,Eddowes,Hoorde,Oteley,Vernon,Talbot,De Neville.
Notts.Clarke;Redfearne;Treece.
Som.May;Perriman;Cox
India Kane;Felton;Cadby
London.Haysom.
Lancs.Gay.
Worcs.Coley;Mander;Sawyer.
Kings of Wessex & Scotland
Census information is Crown copyright,from
www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/

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Re: Royal Field Artillery
« Reply #22 on: Thursday 22 November 18 22:01 GMT (UK) »
Their diary says they had 4 Howitzers + 2 80 pounders + 2 60 pounders.

Many thanks Jim. I do appreciate your assistance

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Re: Royal Field Artillery
« Reply #23 on: Friday 23 November 18 09:54 GMT (UK) »
A field battery had in the order of 200 men and a similar number of horses.  I hope you are able to get the photo you are looking for in another place.  The battery concerned had 6 18 pounder guns, D Battery had the heavier calibre howitzers.

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Re: Royal Field Artillery
« Reply #24 on: Friday 23 November 18 10:05 GMT (UK) »
A field battery had in the order of 200 men and a similar number of horses.  I hope you are able to get the photo you are looking for in another place.  The battery concerned had 6 18 pounder guns, D Battery had the heavier calibre howitzers.

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