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

4th February 1915

On this day:

  • 2nd Life Guards in trenches   2nd Life Guards are in trenches. 1 Officer Royal Artillery and some men and 6 trench mortars arrived. All hands were busy all day and night bringing up stores at night and baling trenches and at sanitation all day. The French apparently used only loop holes for fire, so we had to make a step for use to fire over parapet in case of attack.

    War Diary

  • Schütte-Lanz Airship.   Schütte-Lanz SL5

    • First Flight: 4th February 1915
    • Length: 153.1 metres (502 ft)
    • Diameter: 19.75 metres (65 ft)
    • Gas Capacity: 32,470 cubic meters
    • Performance: 83.2 km/h
    • Payload: 14.3 tonnes
    • Engines: 4 Daimler 840 hp/626 kW total

    SL5 was an army airship, based at Darmstadt. The structure was damaged during the first flight, but repaired after several months work. During its second flight the ship was forced down by bad weather at Gießen and stricken from service on the 5th July 1915.

    John Doran

  • Visit of Surgeon General O'Donnell to RAMC Armentières   Lt Soltau returned from Sherwood Foresters on being relieved by Lt Perry from leave of absence. Surg. General O'Donnell visited the Field Ambulance this afternoon.

    War Diary 19th Field Ambulance RAMC

  • 4th Feb 1915 Submarine Blockade

  • 1st Bn Herts in support trenches near Cuinchy   One Company in support trenches near Cuinchy 1 NCO & 20 men in Barricade Guard.

    War Diary of the 1st Battalion Hertfordshire Regiment

  • 4th Feb 1915 2nd Queens on the move

  • 4th Feb 1915 Sunny day

  • 4th Feb 1915 On the March

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Sea. William Henry Chafe. HMS Clan McNaughton Read their Story.
  • Pte. John Charles Goudie. Northumberland Fusiliers 2nd Btn. Read their Story.

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