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3rd Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery



3rd Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery proceeded to France on the 17th of September 1914 with the BEF.

The Siege Batteries were deployed behind the front line, tasked with destroying enemy artillery, supply routes, railways and stores. The batteries were equipped with heavy Howitzer guns firing large calibre 6, 8 or 9.2 inch shells in a high trajectory.

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Those known to have served with 3rd Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery during the Great War 1914-1918.

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L/Bdr. George William Henniker MM. 3rd Seige Battery Royal Garrison Artillery

George Henniker was my grandfather on my mothers side. During my research I have discovered that he enlisted on 25th October 1915. George served with the Royal Garrison Artillery. His medal cards at the National Archive show that as a gunner he was with the 128th battery (not known if that was the 128th Heavy Battery or the 128th Siege Battery, both units saw service in France).

George went on to be promoted to Lance Bombardier and was serving with the 3rd Siege Battery at this time. He was awarded the Military Medal on 21st December 1918 allegedly for an action involving him taking a water cart behind enemy lines and returning with water for the troops (more research required). George was transferred to 'Z' Reserve on 2nd April 1919 and returned home safely to West Peckham.

George had a brother Ernest who served with the 9th Battalion Royal Sussex Regiment who unfortunately did not survive the war and is buried in Tincourt New British Cemetery on the Somme.





Recomended Reading.

Available at discounted prices.



Dawn Raid: Bombardment of the Hartlepools

J M Ward


An excellent account of the naval bombardment on the 16th of December 1914.


Guns of the Northeast: Coastal Defences from the Tyne to the Humber

Joe Foster


A detailed study of the coastal defences of North East England, including accounts of the bombardment of the East coast in 1914, with many excellent photgraphs and diagrams.


Bombardment: The Day the East Coast Bled

Mark Marsay


A well researched book with many personal accounts of the events of the 16th of December 1914


Retreat and Rearguard 1914: The BEF's Actions from Mons to the Marne

Jerry Murland


The British action at Mons on 23 August 1914 was the catalyst for what became a full blown retreat over 200 blood drenched miles. This book examines eighteen of the desperate rearguard actions that occurred during the twelve days of this near rout. While those at Le Cateau and Nery are well chronicled, others such as cavalry actions at Morsain and Taillefontaine, the Connaught Rangers at Le Grand Fayt and 13 Brigades fight at Crepy-en-Valois are virtually unknown even to expert historians. We learn how in the chaos and confusion that inevitably reigned units of Gunners and other supporting arms found themselves in the front line.





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