The Battery is a six gun battery utilizing the US designed M2A2 Howitzer firing 105 mm ammunition. However, the unit is in a transitionary phase, in which it will be using both 81mm Mortars as well as the M2A2.
48th Field Battery was formed at Tel el Kebir, Egypt, on 6 March 1916 and first saw action in France from June 1916 to January 1917, after which the Battery was disbanded to be re-raised in 1921 and attached to 13th Field Brigade. The Battery was re-formed in 1939 and became part of the 6th/13th Field Regiment in 1988. 48th Field Battery has been an independent battery since the disbandment the 6/13th Field Regiment in 1997.
Victoria Cross recipient William Kibby was a member of 48th Field Battery prior to joining the AIF.