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



3rd September 1915

On this day:


  •     The Air Ship Schütte-Lanz SL7 had it's first flight on 3rd September 1915 Measuring 162.1 metres (532 ft) long with a diameter of 19.75 metres (65 ft) and a Gas Capacity of 35,130 cubic meters, she was capable of 92.9 km/h, with a payload of 15.6 tonnes. She was powered by 4 Maybach 840 hp/626 kW Engines

    The Army airship was based at Königsberg and carried out three reconnaissance missions and three bombing raids before suffering structural failure. The ship was repaired and possibly enlarged before being decommissioned on the 6th March 1917 when the army terminated airship operations.

    John Doran


  • 3rd Monmouths on the move   The 3rd Monmouths were sent to the Yser canal front just north of Ypres. Here they set up their battalion headquarters in Elverdinghe Chateau, which stood among a largely undamaged forest of splendid oaks. The canal and the front line were below sea level in this are and flooding and mud was a constant problem. The battalion set about the construction of a series of drainage ditches to ease the problem.

  • Equipment movements   6th County of London Brigade RFA reports one 18 pounder gun returned to 7th Brigade. Lt. Bruce took charge of the guns. One 15 pounder gun loaned by 17th London Battery to 5th London Field Artillery Battery.

    War Diaries


  • 3rd Sep 1915 Thunderstorms

  • 3rd September 1915 Heavy Rain

  • 3rd Sep 1915 65th Bde Proceed to France

  • 3rd Sep 1915 On the March

  • 3rd Sep 1915 Some Fine Work

  • 3rd Sep 1915 Heavy Transport Heard

  • 3rd Sep 1915 Narrow Escape

  • 3rd Sep 1915 Plenty of Fruit

  • 3rd Sep 1915 Wet and Dirty

  • 3rd Sep 1915 Fatigues

  • 3rd Sep 1915 Heavy Rain

  • 3rd Sep 1915 Route March

  • 3rd Sep 1915 On the March

  • 3rd Sep 1915 Very Wet Day

  • 3rd Sep 1915 On the Move

  • 3rd of September 1915 Off to France

  • 3rd Sep 1915 Trench Work





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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. John Betts. Hampshire Regiment 2nd Battalion Read their Story.
  • Lt. Wilbur Taylor Dartnell. VC. Royal Fusiliers 25th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Lt. Wilbur Taylor Dartnell. VC Royal Fusiliers 25th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Peter Grogan. East Lancashire Regiment 1/5th Btn. Read their Story.

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