Albert was a gunner with the 124th Battery of the Royal Garrison Artillery during the First World War - his regiment number was 75457
Note I have assumed he was with the 124th RGA as that is who he is listed with on the Absent Voters list - however I would
have expected the incident to have shown in the War Diary of the 124th - I have read it through and as yet have been unable
to find the incident in which he was injured and his colleagues killed - so I have slight doubts as to whether he was in the
124th - note also his medal card has a reference to "R.G.A./ 138.B." so I am wondering if he was in the 138th??? - but it is just
guesswork at this stage - unless someone out there knows to the contrary???? - please???
Heavy Batteries RGA were equipped with heavy guns, sending large calibre high explosive shells in
fairly flat trajectory fire.The usual armaments were 60 pounder (5 inch) guns, although some had
obsolescent 5 inch howitzers. As British artillery tactics developed, the Heavy Batteries were most
often employed in destroying or neutralising the enemy artillery, as well as putting destructive fire
down on strongpoints, dumps, store, roads and railways behind enemy lines.
History of 124th during First World War
1st May 1916 124th Heavy Battery join XIII Corps 124th Heavy Battery, RGA was originally trained
on 4.7inch QF guns but prior to being sent to the France they were equipped with the 60 pounder
heavy field gun. Armed with four of these guns they went out to the Western Front in April
1916 where they joined XIII Corps Heavy Artillery on 1 May 1916.
4th May 1916 124th Heavy Battery to 29th HAG 124th Heavy Battery, RGA transfer to 29th
Heavy Artillery Group on 4 May 1916
1st Jul 1916 124th Heavy Battery in action at The Somme 124th Heavy Battery RGA are in
action at the Battle of the Somme.
8th Dec 1916 124th Heavy Battery to 24th HAG 124th Heavy Battery, RGA transfer 24th Heavy
Artillery Group from 29th HAG on 8th Dec 1916.
23rd Jan 1917 More guns for 124th Heavy Battery On 23rd Jan 1917, 124th Heavy Battery,
RGA was increased to six guns with one section joining from 203rd Heavy Battery.
26th Jan 1917 124th Heavy Battery to 60 HAG 124th Heavy Battery, RGA join 60 Heavy
Artillery Group on 26 Jan 1917.
24th May 1917 124th Heavy Battery to 9 HAG 124th Heavy Battery, RGA join 9 Heavy Artillery
Group from 60 HAG on 24th of May 1917.
31st Jul 1917 124th Heavy Battery in action at The Somme 124th Heavy Battery RGA are in
action at the 3rd Battle of Ypres (Passchendaele).
7th Sep 1917 124th Heavy Battery to 11 HAG 124th Heavy Battery, RGA join 11 Heavy
Artillery Group from 9 HAG on 7th of September 1917.
4th Nov 1917 124th Heavy Battery to 50 HAG 124th Heavy Battery, RGA transfer 50 Heavy
Artillery Group from 11 HAG on the 4th of Nov 1917.
6th Nov 1917 124th Heavy Battery to 16 HAG 124th Heavy Battery, RGA transfer to 16th Heavy
Artillery Group from 50 HAG on the 6th of Nov 1917.
9th Jan 1918 124th Heavy Battery to 42 HAB 124th Heavy Battery, RGA transfer to 42nd Heavy
Artillery Brigade from 16 HAG on the 9th of Jan 1918.
31st Jan 1918 124th Heavy Battery to 44 HAB 124th Heavy Battery, RGA transfer to 44th Heavy
Artillery Brigade from 42 HAB on the 31st of Jan 1918.
25th Feb 1918 124th Heavy Battery to 42 HAB 124th Heavy Battery, RGA rejoin 42nd Heavy
Artillery Brigade on 25th of Feb 1918 and remain with it for the rest of the war.
11th Nov 1918 According to the Order of Battle, November 11th 1918, 124th Heavy Battery
RGA, was in 42nd Brigade RGA and part of the 5th Army. 42nd Brigade was a Mobile Brigade and
124 Battery had 6 sixty pounder guns.
Inglis, Albert George
Church Road West
75457 Gnr, 124th Bty., R.G.A.
There is a similar listing for Spring 1919
However in the Autumn 1919 list he is shown as "Discharged" so presumably by now he has been invalided out
because of the injuries he received when his gun was hit by an enemy shell
Rose Cottage - Church Road West
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