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5th November 1915On this day:
- Cartridges Accidentally Ignited 6th County of London Brigade RFA report
2000, 2130, Midnight, 0400, 0500 Bombardment of trenches in H.26.c, by all batteries of Low Group.
Shelling today was not heavy. The Chalk Pit was shelled with light incendiary shells and 16th London Battery retaliated at the request of Infantry.
2/Lt Hamilton-Davis, having arrived from the 47th A.D.A.C. was posted to the 16th London Battery. 150 cartridges accidentally ignited by a spark from a brazier in the gun pit of the 15th London Battery. 2 men were badly burnt and 1 man of the 15th London Battery was hit in the face by a cartridge accidentally placed in a rubbish heap.
13th London Battery having been ordered to rejoin the 5th London Bde RFA and left the Lowe Group.
- 5th November 1915 9th Lancers CO visits Working Parties
- 5th Nov 1915 Courage to the End
- 5th Nov 1915 Steamer Sunk
- 5th Nov 1915 Inspections & Working Parties
- 5th Nov 1915 4th Yorks Relieve 5th Yorks
- 5th Nov 1915 Rumours of Move
- 5th Nov 1915 Instruction
- 5th Nov 1915 Reliefs
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