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5th March 1915 - The Great War, Day by Day - The Wartime Memories Project

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



5th March 1915

On this day:


  • 5th March 1915 Replacements and Training

  • Zeppelin raid on London   LZ33 L8 set out to make a second raid on London, as it descended below cloud level to check its position, it found itself above French positions at Tirlemont. It was brought down by AA fire and the crew of 21 were all killed.

  • Lt. Cohen sick   Lt. Cohen sent down to Base sick today and struck off the strength.

  • Rest of 1st Bn Herts at Vendin   Remaining two companies joined up with the battalion at Vendin.

  • 5th Mar 1915 7th Notts & Derby train

  • 5th Mar 1915 SS Minnewaska sails

  • 5th Mar 1915 HMS Cornwall in dry dock

  • 5th Mar 1915 On the Move

  • Mar 1915 Training

  • 5th Feb 1915 Town under Shellfire





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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. John Donaldson. Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders 1st Btn.
  • Pte. William Henry Holmes. Northumberland Fusiliers 2nd Btn. Read their Story.

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