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V, X, Y and Z Trench Motar Batteries, 23rd Div, Royal Artillery




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V, X, Y and Z Trench Motar Batteries, 23rd Div, Royal Artillery were situated in the northern part of the line during the Battle of Messines around the area of Hill60 and The Caterpillar mines.
  • V.23 Heavy Trench Mortar Battery was formed in March 1916 and was disbanded in late October 1917
  • X.23 Medium Trench Mortar Battery was raised as 12th TM Bty in 1915 and joined the 23rd Division in January 1916, being redesignated as X Battery in March 1916
  • Y.23 Medium Trench Mortar Battery was raised as 21st TM batt in 1915 and joined the 23rd Division in January 1916 being redesignated as Y Battery on 15 March 1916
  • Z.23 Medium Trench Mortar Battery was formed in March 1916 and initially was armed with French 58mm mortars.


Those who served with V, X, Y and Z Trench Motar Batteries, 23rd Div, Royal Artillery

at The Battle of Messines.

  • Jones  
  • Harry Pte






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