Albert Edward Guttridge
Attested at Peterborough under the Derby Scheme, age 32 years & 6 month, 14-12-1915.
Called up to Ipswich on 1-5-1916.
Posted to 2/3rd East Anglian Field Artillery (Howitzer) Brigade, Royal Field Artillery, 1-5-1916.
Allotted No. 1699 within the 3rd East Anglian Field Artillery (Howitzer) Brigade.
Posted to D/346 Brigade RFA, 1-8-1916, No. 2781 and allotted new No. 2780
Transferred to 536th Howitzer Battery, RFA on 26-8-1916. (He would have again been renumbered at this point - probably to No. 286251)
Appointed as acting Bombardier, 7-9-1916.
536th Battery became C Battery of 155 Brigade RFA on ?????
To France on 5th October 1916.
Awarded the British War Medal & Victory Medal.
Transferred to 168th Brigade RFA on 20-1-1917.
Per the Order of Battle for 32nd Division (see link below
CLV Brigade RFA: C (Howitzer) Bty. 10 Oct 1916 - 20 Jan 1917. Broken up and divided between D (Howitzer) Bty, CLXI Bde and D (Howitzer) Bty, CLXVIII Bde. Transferred to D Battery of 168th Brigade RFA on 20-1-1917.
Albert would have been one of the men transferring to latter - CLXVIII (168th) Artillery Brigade Royal Field Artillery on 20-1-1917 upon the break up of CLV (155th) Brigade.
Renumbered in March 1917 to 889553.
Appointed as a Lance-Bombardier with 168th Brigade RFA on 15-7-1917
Granted "RP" (????? Pay) Class 2 of 3d (3 old pence) on 29-9-1917
Granted "RP" (????? Pay) Class 1 of 6d (6 old pence) on 4-12-1917
Awarded the Military Medal on 23-12-1917 (Gazetted 23-2-1918)
Admitted to 28 "O.R.S." (???? Rest Station) with P.U.O. (Pyrexia of Uncertain Origin) on 22-6-1918
Returned to duty on 30-6-1918
Leave to UK from 168th Brigade from 21-8-1918 to 4-9-1918.
Leave extended to 15-9-1918.
Leave extended to 30-9-1918.
Leave extended to 20-10-1918.
Returned to France, 21-10-1918.
Posted to 4th Army Reinforcement Camp on 16-11-1918.
To England for demobilisation from 168th Brigade RFA (attached to the War Trophies Park, XIII Corps at that point) as a Lance-Bombardier, 14-2-1919
Transferred to Class Z Reserve on 15-3-1919
155th Brigade was attached to attached to 32nd Division whilst Albert was with them:
See CLV Brigade:http://www.1914-1918.net/rfa_units.htm
168th Brigade was also attached to 32nd Division whilst Albert was with them:
See CLXVIII Brigade on the above link.http://www.1914-1918.net/32div.htm
The Order of Battle for 32nd Division:http://warpath.orbat...div.htm#CLVBde1