Monday, 2 April 2007

Chapter 12: 2nd Division Artillery

2nd DIVISION ARTILLERY
Formed September 1915 and assigned to 2nd Division.

Subunits:
· 2nd Division Ammunition Column September 1915 to past November 1918
· 4th Field Artillery Brigade 23 September 1915 to past November 1918 (NB 10th, 11th and 12th batteries)
· 5th Field Artillery Brigade 6 September 1915 to past November 1918
· 6th Field Artillery Brigade 19 October 1915 to 20 January 1917
· 22nd Field Artillery (Howitzer) Brigade February 1916 to 27 January 1917
· V2A Heavy Trench Mortar Battery 17 April 1916 to 21 February 1918
· X2A Medium Trench Mortar Battery 17 April 1916 to 21 February 1918
· Y2A Medium Trench Mortar Battery 17 April 1916 to 21 February 1918
· Z2A Medium Trench Mortar Battery 17 April 1916 to 21 February 1918
· 3rd Medium Trench Mortar Battery 21 February 1918 to past November 1918
· 4th Medium Trench Mortar Battery 21 February 1918 to past November 1918

The Artillery Regiment


1916

Detachment: 10 Other Ranks, 1 x 18-pounder gun or 4.5 inch Howitzer


Section:

18 pounder: 1 Officer, 18 Other Ranks (inc 16 drivers), 2 x detachments

Total: 1 Officer, 16 drivers, 22 Other Ranks, 2 guns


4.5 inch Howitzer: 1 Officer, 20 Other Ranks (inc 18 drivers) 2 x det

Total: 1 Officer, 18 drivers, 22 Other Ranks, 2 guns


Troop: N/A


Battery


Regiment/ Brigade: 20 officers, 579 Other Ranks, Brigade HQ, 3 x 18 pounder batteries, 1 x 4.5 inch Howitzer Batteries


Commanders:
· Brigadier General G. J. Johnston 1 December 1915 to 8 October 1917
· Brigadier General O. F. Phillips 8 October 1917 to past November 1918
Campaigns:
Gallipoli: Defence of Anzac

Egypt: Defence of Suez Canal

Western Front: Pozieres, Advance to the Hindenburg Line, Bullecourt, Menin Road, Broodeseinde, Passchendaele, Hamel, Amiens, Mont St Quentin, Hindenburg Line, Montebrehain

From: http://www.awm.gov.au/atwar/structure/army_detailed_structure.htm


2nd Division Artillery Insignia at Australian Corps Memorial Park, Le Hamel, France. (SE, May 2003)

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