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

2nd August 1915

On this day:

  • Staff changes   The Adjutant, Capt. M.J.K. O’Malley rejoined 6th County of London Brigade from the Base. A supply of Cooks' Carts were received.

    War Diaries

  • 2nd August 1915 A Wet Day

  • P Class Zeppelin   Zeppelin LZ49 (LZ79)

    • Production Ref: LZ49
    • Class type : P
    • Tactical ref: LZ79
    • Usage: Military
    • First Flight: 2nd August 1915


    Dropped a total of 4,440 kg (9,790 lb) of bombs in two attacks on Brest-Litovsk and Kovel, also one attack on Paris on the 30th January 1916. It was hit by French fire and damaged beyond repair in a forced landing near Ath.

    John Doran

  • 2nd Aug 1915 A terrible time.

  • 2nd Aug 1915 It is here our duty lies

  • 2nd Aug 1915 Ship Sunk

  • 2nd Aug 1915 On the March

  • 2nd Aug 1915 In Dugouts

  • 2nd Aug 1915 Relieved from the Line

  • 2nd Aug 1915 Fatigues

  • 2nd Aug 1915 Relief

  • 2nd Aug 1915 Inspection

  • 2nd August 1915 

  • 2nd Aug 1915 Inspection

  • 2nd Aug 1915 Trenches Stengthened

  • 1st Cameronians instruct 10th Rifles near Laventie   War Diary of the 1st Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) 2nd Division, records: Location, in trenches near Laventie. 4 platoons 10/RB attached from 8.30 pm for 24 hrs for instruction.

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. Louis Frederick Barnes. Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry 6th Btn Read their Story.
  • Pte. Joseph Walter Fox. Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry 1st Btn Read their Story.
  • Pte. Evan Fraser. Royal Scots 2nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Charles Gridley. East Surrey Regiment 2nd Btn. Read their Story.

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