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

5th June 1915

On this day:

  • 6th London Brigade RFA in Action   6th County of London Brigade RFA report 15th London Battery fired 25 rounds on A.30.b.4.8 and later fired 21 rounds on the same target. 16th London Battery, at request of GOC 140 Inf. Bde. fired 3 rounds on working party in G.11.d. 17th London Battery as a consequence of a reconnaissance report by infantry, that extensive entanglements existed between G.23.b.5.7 and G.23.b.6.7, fired on both these points.

    War Diaries

  • 5th June 1915 9th Lancers train

  • U-Boat Index - WW1   

    SM U-14

    SM U-14

    Type U 13 Shipyard Kaiserliche Werft, Danzig (Werk 9) Ordered 23 Feb 1909 Launched 11 Jul 1911 Commissioned 24 Apr 1912.

    • 1 Aug 1914 - 15 Dec 1914 Walther Schwieger
    • 17 Dec 1914 - 15 Apr 1915 Otto Dröscher
    • 16 Apr 1915 - 5 Jun 1915 Oblt. Max Hammerle

    Career 1 patrols start date unknown - 5 Jun 1915 I Flotilla 1 Aug 1914 - end date unknown II Flotilla

    Successes 2 ships sunk with a total of 3,907 tons.
    2 Jun 1915 U 14 Max Hammerle Cyrus 1,669 Danish.
    3 Jun 1915 U 14 Max Hammerle Lappland 2,238 Swedish.

    Fate 5 Jun 1915 - Disabled by gunfire from armed trawler Oceanic II and sunk off Peterhead. 1 dead and 27 survivors.

    There was another U 14 in World War Two.
    That boat was launched from its shipyard on 28 Dec 1935 and commissioned into the Kriegsmarine on 18 Jan 1936.

    John Doran

  • Reports of more meningitis cases    Pte. Dainton's case reported positive; several suspected cases were sent up to Field Ambulance and isolated in tents for observation. Visited MO 5/Scottish Rifles in their billets, and owing to a number of other suspicious cases arranged to lend him some bell tents for segregation purposes.

    War diary RAMC 19th Field Ambulance, Erquinghem-Lys

  • 5th Jun 1915 Quiet day for 19th Seige Bty RGA

  • 5th Jun 1915 5th Gloucesters As Happy as Schoolboys.

  • 5th Jun 1915 11th Green Howards sports match

  • 5th Jun 1915 German Prisoners

  • 5th Jun 1915 Poisonous Gases

  • 5th Jun 1915 7th Northumberlands on the March

  • 5th Jun 1915 On the Move

  • 5th Jun 1915 Snipers Busy

  • 5th Jun 1915 Inspection

  • 5th Jun 1915 On the March

  • 5th Jun 1915 On the Move

  • 5th Jun 1915 On the March

  • 5th June 1915 Into Camp

  • 5th of June 1915 Reconnoitring

  • 5th of June 1915 Review Meeting

  • 5th of June 1915 Relief dates

  • 5th of June 1915 Artillery Joined Division

  • 5th Jun 1915 Shelling

  • 5th of June 1915 

  • 5th July 1915 

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. Wilfred Lawson Campsall. Manchester Regiment 1/5th Btn. Read their Story.
  • L/Cpl. Moses Crabtree. East Lancashire Regiment 1st/5th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Cpt. Charles Albert Glentworth Cunningham. Cameronians Scottish Rifles 12th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Dvr. Charles McCue. Army Service Corps 2nd Reserve H.T. Coy Read their Story.
  • Pte. John Williamson. East Lancashire Regiment 1/5th Btn. Read their Story.

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