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



6th August 1915

On this day:


  • 1st Essex and 88th Brigade go over top at Cape Helles   The 1st Essex and 88th Brigade went over the top at Calle Helles, supported by the 86th Brigade including the 2nd Royal Fusilers. They were heavily repulsed and forced to retire.

  • Training   6th County of London Brigade RFA report Major P.J. Clifton, sick, proceeded to hospital. The race course, on Hesdigneul Common, is at the disposal of Batteries of this Brigade for two days per week.

  • Serbino sunk by U9   British Merchant vessel Serbino is sunk by submarine U-9.

  • 6th August 1915 9th Lancers train

  • 4 Platoons of 10th Rifles attached 1st Cameronians   War Diary of the 1st Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) 2nd Division, records: Location, in trenches near Laventie. 4 platoons 10/RB attached, 1 RB wounded.

  • 9th West Yorks at Sulva Bay   9th West Yorks land at Suvla Bay

  • British attack The Vineyard   The Battle of Krithia Vineyard was fought during the Gallipoli Campaign from the 6th to 13th of August 1915. It was originally intended as a minor British action at Helles on the Gallipoli peninsula to divert attention from the imminent launch of the August Offensive, but instead, the British commander, Brigadier General H.E. Street, mounted a futile and bloody series of attacks that in the end gained a small patch of ground known as "The Vineyard".

  • Relocation   E Battery 3rd Brigade RHA

    Started at 0730 on change of billets and went into bivouac and billets in a farm 1/2 mile NW of Blaringhem - in at 1000 - about 10 miles.

    7th to 14th August - in reserve near Blaringhem. 8th August - Lt Neville rejoined from 36th Trench Howitzer Battery. 14th August - Lt WH O'Keefe attached for instruction.

  • 6th Aug 1915 Force Advances

  • 6th Aug 1915 Trawlers sunk

  • 6th Aug 1915 Four Smacks Sunk

  • 6th Aug 1915 Ship Torpedoed

  • 6th Aug 1915 Troops Land

  • 6th Aug 1915 Working Parties

  • 6th Aug 1915 Drill and Working Parties

  • 6th Aug 1915 Digging In

  • 6th Aug 1915 Preparations for Attack

  • 6th Aug 1915 Reliefs Completed

  • 6th Aug 1915 Singing in the Trenches

  • 6th Aug 1915 In the Trenches





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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. William Adkin. East Lancashire Regiment 6th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. John Barrett. Royal Dublin Fusiliers 1st Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Thomas Durrant. Royal Hampshire 2nd Battalion
  • Pte. Oldfield Hawarth. East Lancashire Regiment 1/5th Btn. Read their Story.

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