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#1 saw119

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 10:51 AM

Does anyone have any information on this artillery brigade from 1917 onwards? There doesn't seem to be a war diary? (I could be wrong, I frequently am!) I have looked at the LLT entry. What would they have done? I don't even know that!

#2 Terry_Reeves

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 10:56 AM

The war diary is at the National Archives:

WO 95/3075 310 Brigade Royal Field Artillery1917 Jan. - 1919 Aug.

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 11:36 AM

There is also Wyrills History of the 62nd Division to give a good overview of what the division was doing.

But the publication you really need in addition to the War Diary is a History of the 62nd Division Artillery written by the CRA, Anderson??
Sorry can't quote the title or author with a great deal of confidence off the top of my head, I will post again from home tonight with more accurate details , I have in the past borrowed it from the National Library, but it is online and I will hopefully be able to let you have the details of where it can be downloaded from tonight.

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 12:12 PM

Saw, Richard

The book by Anderson can be found here.

http://archive.org/d...icesof62n00ande

If I remember correctly some content is similar to the Divisional History.

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 12:41 PM

The war diary is at the National Archives:

WO 95/3075 310 Brigade Royal Field Artillery1917 Jan. - 1919 Aug.

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Ahh, ok but it can't be downloaded electronically it appears.

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 02:10 PM

Saw, Richard

The book by Anderson can be found here.

http://archive.org/d...icesof62n00ande

If I remember correctly some content is similar to the Divisional History.

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Thats the one Colin, saved me a job.

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 03:08 PM

Is the Divisional history available online as well, does anyone know?

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 03:57 PM

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Sadly I do not believe it is online. You can buy a reprint from Naval or Military Press in a two volume set for about £20 or look on Abebooks or Ebay for an original for considerably more. The cheapest bet would be to use the inter-library loans service to borrow a copy to look up what you are after.

I'd recommend looking at the war diary to get the best detail of where the brigade served and what it did; bear in mind that often artillery units were detached from their parent divisions to support the infantry of other formations so the divisional history may not be that helpful.

I hope this helps

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 05:15 PM

On the subject of the War Diary it doesn't seem to be available as a pdf download but only as a copy documents item. Does anyone have experience of this, how much will it cost?