The Wartime Memories Project - The Great War - Day by Day
5th December 1915On this day:
- British troops under Seige Turkish and German troops lay siege to the town of Kut al-Amara in the Mesopotamian province of Basra, surrounding Sir Charles Townshend's forces who had been forced to retreat from their advance towards Bagdad.
- Relocation The 6th County of London Brigade RFA less 15th London Battery and one section of Brigade Ammunition Column, moved from this station to Auchel. Units were inspected on the march by the OC. Brigade.
- 5th December 1915 Church Parade
- 12th York & Lancs ordered to Egypt Orders arrive for the Sheffield City Battalion to prepare to move to Egypt and tropical kit was issued.
Sheffield City Battalion - Ralph Gibson & Paul Oldfield
- Relief action E Battery 3rd Brigade RHA
Did a lot of registration on the Moulin D'Eau and Point 3.8. Took over from the battery we had relieved. Their zero line was one that could only be seen in certain lights so decided to make a new base line which entailed a good deal of extra trouble and time wasted.
- 5th Dec 1915 Drill & Inspection
- 5th Dec 1915 Unwell
- 5th Dec 1915 Fine Day
- 5th Dec 1915 Frost Bite.
- 5th Dec 1915 Football
- 5th Dec 1915 Into the Trenches
- 5th December 1915 Church Service
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