In May 1916 the 2nd North Midland Brigade RFA became 231 Brigade RFA under a reorganisation, with the 3rd (Leek) Battery becoming ‘C’ Battery.
The 1st and 2nd Batteries, both based in Stoke, became ‘A’ and ‘B’ Batteries respectively.
231 Brigade RFA was still part of the Divisional Artillery of the 46th (North Midland) Division.
Operations the battery participated in:-
Hooge Liquid Fire Attack
Battle of Albert (Somme):-
Operations on the Ancre
Occupation of the Gommecourt Defences
Attack of Bettemoy Greben
German Retreat to the Hindenburg Line
Attack on Lieven and Lens
German Lys Offensive:-
Battle of Bethune
Advance in Flanders
Battles of the Hindenburg Line:-
St Quentin Canal
Battle of the Selle
Battle of the Sambre-Ouise Canal
The names of the Battles around the top of the memorial (Hooge, Loos, Ypres, Somme, Bellenglise, Ramicourt, Bohain, Lens and Gommecourt) are those of the major engagements of the 46th (North Midland) Division and hence where the Old Leek Battery saw action whilst serving with the Division.