Artillery - 1st FAB - 101st (Howitzer) Battery
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The 101st Howitzer Battery was raised as part of the 21st Howitzer Brigade, in March 1916.
Howitzer Batteries were raised in Egypt for deployment to France as part of five Howitzer Artillery Brigades numbered 21-25 with the second digit corresponding to the number of its supported Division. T Something bigger was needed with greater weight of shell. The 4.5 inch Howitzer was the answer.
Supply of howitzers was an issue initially and there weren't enough to go around, so the Howitzer Brigades were broken up and a Battery allocated to each Field Artillery Brigade to augment the Field Batteries in one of the many re-organisations that characterised the AIF artillery in WW1.
The 101st was allocated to the 1st Field Artillery Brigade, with which it served out the rest of the war.
Credit - Steve Larkins Nov 2015
- 4 Military Crosses
- 28 Military Medals, and one bar
- 1 Mentioned in Despatches
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