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The Wartime Memories Project - The Great War - Day by Day



1st June 1915

On this day:


  • 23rd Manchesters move to Masham   23rd Manchesters leave Morcambe to join 104th Brigade in 35th Division at Masham, North Yorkshire for further training.

  • Two 12pdrs added at Adeer   In June 1915 two Quick Fire 12-pdr guns with searchlights were added for coastal defence of the Ardeer Explosives Factory.

  • 27th Northumberlands join 34th Division   27th (4th Tyneside Irish) Northumberlands join 103rd Brigade, 34th Division.

  • NSF Midland Works opens   National Shell Factory Midland Works, Birmingham, started in June 1915, with the first output being in February 1916, making and completing 18-pdr and 4.5-in shells. It was under control of the Board of Management.

  • NSF Valley Road, Bradford opens.   National Shell Factory Valley Road, Bradford, West Yorkshire opened in started in June 1915. The first output was in November 1915. Production included 4.5-in. shell fuses and gaines, making and completing 4.5-in. shells. It was under the control of the Board of Management.

  • NSF Victoria Road, Bristol   National Shell Factory Victoria Road, Bristol, Gloucestershire started in June 1915. The first output was early in 1916. Output included completing and rectifying 18-pdr shells. It was under the control of the Board of Management.

  • NSF Peel Foundry, Derby   National Shell Factory Peel Foundry, Derby, Derbyshire started in June 1915. First output was in December 1915. Production included 4.5 and 4.7-in. shells, 60-pdr, 6-in. shell heads; aero-engine cylinders. It was under the control of the Board of Management.

  • NSF Fitzwilliam Street, Huddersfield opens.   National Shell Factory Fitzwilliam Street, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire started in June 1915. First output was in November 1915. Production included 18-pdr shell and shell heads. It was under the control of the Board of Management.

  • NSF Cunard Co.Liverpool opens   National Shell Factory Cunard Co. Rimrose Road, Liverpool, Lancashire opened in June 1915. Production included 8-in. 6-in. and 4.5-in. shells. It was under the control of the Board of Management.

  • NSF North Haymarket, Liverpool opens.   National Shell Factory North Haymarket, Liverpool, Lancashire, started in June 1915. Production included 18-pdr, 4.5-in. and 6-in. shell. It was under the control of the Board of Management.

  • NSF Tramway Depot, Liverpool opens   National Shell Factory Tramway Depot, Lambeth Road, Liverpool, Lancashire opened in June 1915. First output was in July 1915. Production included 18-pdr shell, completing and rectifying 18-pdr, 15-pdr, 2.75-in. 4.5-in. and 60-pdr. It was under the control of the Board of Management.

  • NSF Spring Close Works, Nottingham   National Shell Factory Spring Close Works, Old Lenton, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire opened in June 1915. First output was in late 1915. Production included 13-pdr, 2.75-in. shell and the production and completion of 18-pdr. It was under the control of the Board of Management.

  • NSF Brinsworth Iron Works, Rotherham   National Shell Factory Brinsworth Iron Works and Rotherham Iron Works, Rotherham, West Yorkshire started in June 1915. First output was in November 1915 producing 4.5-in. shell. It was under the control of the Board of Management.

  • NSF Mains Road, Dundee   National Shell Factory Mains Road, Dundee, Angus was situated at 51-63 Mains Road and opened in June 1915. First output was in September 1915. Production included 18-pdr and 2.75-in. shell, forgings and burster containers. It was under the control of the Board of Management.

  • NSF Ebbw Vale opens   National Shell Factory Ebbw Vale, Monmouthshire opened in June 1915. First output was in August 1915. Production included 18-pdr and 60-pdr shell. It was under the control of the Board of Management.

  • Ferry Road, Cardiff   National Shell Factory Ferry Road, Grangetown, Cardiff, Glamorgan opened in June 1915. First output was in late 1915. Production included 18-pdr shell, 60-pdr shell heads and 6-in. proof shot. It was under the control of the Board of Management.

  • NSF Messrs Baldwin?s Works opened.   National Shell Factory Messrs Baldwin’s Works, Landore, Swansea, Glamorgan started in June 1915. First output was in late 1915. Production included 18-pdr and 4.5-in. shell. It was under the control of the Board of Management.

  • Lord Kitchener inspects 10th Division   Lord Kitchener inspects 10th Division at Hackwood Park.

  • Daily Battery Activity 6th London Brigade RFA    Report from 6th County of London Brigade RFA Reference to the map refer throughout to the continued sheet Bethune 1/4000 unless otherwise stated

    Last night the 15th & 16th London Battery’s occupied their new positions at Vermelles, as did one section only of the 17th London Battery. Registration was commenced at once. The 15th London Battery fired 13 rounds on A.29.c.10.7, 9 rounds on A.29.c.9.4, 7 rounds on A.28.d.2.8 and 9 rounds on G.11.b.6.8. The 16th London Battery registered cardinal points in its zone. The 17th Lon Battery, being incomplete did not register. Their position however was shelled and one wagon belonging to 17th Bty, RFA was lost, but no one hurt.

    War Diaries


  • Recruitment and Training   

    16 RIR Departing from Lurgan enroute to England.

    16th Btn. Royal Irish Rifles - Pioneers. Recruitment was brought up to the required total by the transfer of 200 members of the Belfast Young Citizen Volunteers.

    Training was nearly complete and preparations were in hand for the move to England.

    Officers and men were sent to Belfast and Dublin for courses on Railway Transport and Embarkation obviously with a view to organising the Battalion’s planned movements which would include both rail and ship embarkation and disembarkation.

    All the men were given 4 days embarkation leave and returned fit and ready for the move to England.

    A Military Gymkhana was held in Lurgan with over 25 events many of which were novelties giving great amusement to all onlookers.

    Doran Family


  • 1st June 1915 9th Lancers train

  • 22nd Northumberlands join 34th Division   In June 1915 22nd Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers join 102nd Brigade, 34th Division, which concentrated at Ripon for training.

  • Arrangements with 81st Field Ambulance   The 19th Infantry Brigade occupy the same line of trenches between the Bridoux Road and Railway at Rue du Bois with in addition a section formerly occupied by the 17th Infantry Brigade, owing to one of the Brigades of the 27th Division being considerably under strength.

    Arrangements have been made for the 81st Field Ambulance at Erquinghem to collect the sick and wounded from the Regiment of 19 1B occupying the section north of the Railway as stated above, from Arręt in I8a (sheet 36 1/40000) bringing them to this Field Ambulance on passing through to the 81st Field Ambulance headquarters.

    War diary RAMC 19th Field Ambulance, Erquinghem-Lys


  • Back to Reserve    E Battery 3rd Brigade RHA

    With 5th Cavalry Brigade near Le Nieppe

    1st to 30th June - in reserve with 5th Cavalry Brigade one mile east of Chateau le Nieppe on the Cassel - St. Omer road.

    12th June 1915 - 5th Cavalry Brigade visited by Field Marshal C-in-C Brigade and addressed near our bivouac.

    war diaries


  • 1st Jun 1915 Devotion to Duty

  • 1st Jun 1915 51st Brigade Artillery in action

  • June 1915 

  • 1st Jun 1915 In Bivouacs

  • 1st Jun 1915 On the March

  • 1st Jun 1915 On the March

  • 1st Jun 1915 Lectures

  • 1st Jun 1915 Casualties

  • 1st Jun 1915 Bombing

  • 1st Jun 1915 Reliefs

  • 1st Jun 1915 On the Move

  • 1st June 1915 

  • 1st of June 1915 Change in the Front Line

  • 1st of June 1915 Letter of Appreciation

  • 1st of June 1915 Preparation for relief

  • 11th Jun 1915 7th Northumberlands into Trenches

  • 15th Jun 1915 Diversionary Attack

  • NSF Parkgate Street, Dublin   National Shell Factory Parkgate Street, Dublin opened in June 1915. First output of 18pdr shells was in March 1915. It was under the control of the Board of Management.





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