1st West Riding Artillery Volunteers [UK]
Authors and Contributors this page: T.F. Mills, Martin York
Page created 1 September 2003. Corrected and updated 19.07.2004
1st West Riding Artillery Volunteers,
Royal Artillery
1860-1961
United Kingdom  
  Titles & Lineage
  History & War Service
  Battle Honours
  Colours, Standards and Guidons

  Badges and Uniforms
  Colonels
 Traditions
 Bibliography

Note: This is a battalion history of the part-time Reserves, which are normally liable for full-time active service only in an emergency. See the main regimental or corps page(s) for more information.
How to find information about individuals who served in this corps
 
  Titles and Lineage English County Index
Numeric Artillery Index
   
  1860.08.02 1st Yorkshire (West Riding) Artillery Volunteer Corps
raised at Leeds; more batteries raised:
   
  • <1st Battery> at Leeds, raised 2 Aug. 1860
  • <2nd Battery>, raised 6 Aug. 1860
  • <3rd Battery>, raised 1 Nov. 1860
  • <4th Battery>, raised 4 Jan. 1862
  • <5th Battery>, raised 10 Feb 1862
  • <6th Battery>, raised 17 Feb. 1862
  <1886> seventh and eight batteries raised
  1882.04.01 assigned to Northern Division, RA
  1889.07.01 1st West Riding of Yorkshire Artillery Volunteers
HQ at Leeds and eight btys; assigned to Western Division, RA
  1891.11 1st West Riding of Yorkshire Volunteer Artillery
  1902.01.01 1st West Riding of Yorkshire RGA (Volunteers)
(divisional organisation abolished)
  1908.05.12 1st West Riding Brigade, RFA
transferred to T.F. with HQ at Fenton Street, Leeds
   
  • 1st West Riding Battery at Leeds
  • 2nd West Riding Battery at Leeds; moved by 1911 to Bramley
  • 3rd West Riding Battery at Leeds
  • 1st West Riding Ammunition Column at Leeds
  1915 formed duplicate 2/1st West Riding Brigade, RFA
  1916.04.03 245th Brigade, RFA
   
  • A Battery
  • B Battery
  • C Battery
  1920.02.07 1st West Riding Brigade, RFA
reconstituted in T.A. with HQ at Fenton Street, Leeds
   
  • 1st West Riding Battery at Leeds
  • 2nd West Riding Battery at Bramley
  • 3rd West Riding Battery at Leeds
  • 11th West Riding Battery at Ikley, transferred from 4th West Riding Bde
  1921 69th (West Riding) Brigade, RFA
   
  • 273 (1st West Riding) Battery at Leeds
  • 274 (2nd West Riding) Battery at Bramley
  • 275 (3rd West Riding) Battery at Leeds
  • 276 (11th West Riding) Battery (Howitzer) at Ilkley
  1924.06.01 69th (West Riding) Field Brigade, RA
  1938.11.01 69th (West Riding) Field Regiment, RA
  1939.04.21 formed duplicate 121st Field Regiment by separation of 275 Bty and 276 Bty
  1947.01.01 269th (West Riding) Field Regiment, RA
reconstituted in T.A. with HQ at Leeds
  1955.03.10 absorbed 321 (West Riding) HAA Regiment without change of title
  1961.05.01 amalgamated with 270 (West Riding) Field Regiment, to form 249th (The West Riding Artillery) Field Regiment RA
     
     
  History (Links) & War Service Introduction to Volunteers
History:
The West Riding Regiment Royal Artillery (Territorials), by Campbell Ricketts (Yorkshire Volunteers Association)
69 (West Riding) Field Regiment RA(TA), by Derek Barton (The Royal Artillery 1939-45)
122 (West Riding) Fd Rgt RA (TA), by Derek Barton (The Royal Artillery 1939-45)
   
Deployment and War Service of Units:
 
Biography and Gallantry Awards:
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Associations, Forums and Re-Enactors:
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  Battle Honours Index of Battle Honours
Index of Wars

Note: battle honours are not awarded to artillery

  Colours, Standards and Guidons
Note: Artillery regiments and batteries do not carry Colours.
  Uniforms and Badges
   
Badges:
Uniform:
   
   
     
   
   
  Honorary Colonels Index of Royal Colonels
1862.11.22 Sir John William Ramsden, Bt., VD
1914.05.01 Lt-Col. (Hon. Col.) C. Coghlan, CB, VD
1921.07.02 Lt-Col. E.A. Hirst, CMG, TD
1931.12.01 Col. W.F. Lucey, CMG, DSO, TD
1947.10.31 Col. G. Armitage, MC
1952.10.31 Lt-Col. J.S. Charlton, TD
1957 Maj. G.H. Kitson, OBE, TD
  Traditions
 
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  Bibliography How To Find Books
Seddon, W. The Leeds Volunteer Artillery.
Wyatt, J.T. The Leeds Volunteer Artillery 1947-1971.
Ackroyd, E. The Bradford Volunteer Artillery - 122(WR) Field Regiment RA TA 1939 -1942.