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2nd (Army) NZFA Brigade


Formed in 1917 by reorganising existing units, the 2nd Brigade came under the control of the Army commander and was called an "Army" Brigade. It consisted of three 6-gun 18-pounder batteries and one 6-gun howitzer battery. Supported the 57th Division and the 3rd Australian Division at Armentières and the 25th Division at Messines.


  • 2nd Battery
  • 5th Battery
  • 6th Battery
  • 9th Battery
  • Ammunition Column

Main engagements:
Polygon Wood
Le Quesnoy

E gun of 2nd Bty in action
"E" Gun, 2nd Battery, in action
2nd Bty under Hun fire 1916
2nd Battery under Hun fire
(original caption)
Photographer: Sgt H ("Jack") Howes, 2nd Bty