Ammunition Column

An ammunition column consists of military vehicles carrying artillery and small arms ammunition for the combatant unit to which the column belongs. Thus the ammunition columns of a division, forming part of the brigades of field artillery, carry reserve ammunition for the guns, the machine guns of the infantry and the rifles of all arms. Generally speaking, the ammunition column of each of the artillery brigades furnishes spare ammunition for its own batteries and for one of the brigades of infantry.

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Ammunition Column - In The British Army
... All ammunition columns are officered and manned by the Royal Artillery ... but may be called upon to furnish ammunition to any unit requiring it during an action ... employed with the ammunition column are, as a matter of course, immediately available to replace casualties in the batteries ...
Australian Army Artillery Units, World War I
... Subunits 1st Division Ammunition Column August 1914 - past November 1918 1st Field Artillery Brigade August 1914 - past November 1918 1st Field Artillery Battery 2nd Field ...
36th Brigade Royal Field Artillery
... reservists and drafts from other units an Ammunition Column was also formed. 36th Brigade Ammunition Column Capt ... BSM David William Phillpotts (22245) BQMS Charles John Read (19995) 36th Brigade Ammunition Column - BSM Frederick Bradford (13922) ...
Kitchener's Army - Structure - Divisional Structure in 1915
... field artillery brigades (12 batteries - 18 pounders (~8 kg) with three ammunition columns) 1 field artillery howitzer brigade (4 batteries - 4.5 in. 114 mm) howitzers with one ammunition column) 1 heavy battery (4 x 60 pounder (27 kg) with one ammunition column) 1 divisional ammunition column Engineers HQ ...

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