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

6th February 1915

On this day:

  • 1st Battalion Royal Scots Belgium & France 1914 - 1915.   1st Battalion Royal Scots in Ypres, Belgium.

  • 2nd Life Guards in trenches.   2nd Life Guards War Diary records: Off to trenches at 10 am till 12 and again at 10 pm and found a lot of sniping going on, infantry blazing at nothing as usual. Col Smith Bingham 3rd Dragoon Guards and Geoffrey Glyn Somerset Yeomanry arrived.

    The snipers took the life of 2877 Trooper Langford Wild, 2nd Life Guards, who died at a Dressing Station in Ypres at around 7.30 in the evening of the 6th of February, after having been shot in the head while in trenches at Zillebeke. His death was reported in The Surrey Mirror on 19th of February: “A Hull accountant, Trooper Langford Wild, 2nd Life Guards, has been killed at the front. In communicating the sad news the Rev. A. H. Boyd, Chaplain to the 3rd Cavalry Division, says that Wild was buried with other British soldiers in the small burial ground made on the ramparts of Ypres.”

    War Diary

  • Scarlet Fever case at Armentières   The Scarlet Fever Case admitted on 31st ? Now convalescing and transferred to Infectious Diseases Hospital, Bailleul. No further extensions.

    War Diary 19th Field Ambulance RAMC

  • 1st Bn Herts in action in Pont Fixe road   The Bn paraded at 5.20am and moved to trenches in Pont Fixe road. No.4 Company in support trenches.

    Later No.3 Company went up under orders of Officer Commanding Irish Guards and later still No.2 Coy went up under orders of Officer Commanding 3rd Bn Coldstream Guards. Heavy bombardment 2-2.15pm. At 2.15pm parties of 3rd Bn Coldstream Guards and Irish Guards assaulted Brickstacks and took the same. The Bn returned to billets in the evening - one man killed.

    War Diary of the 1st Battalion Hertfordshire Regiment

  • 6th Feb 1915 2nd Queens to trenches

  • 6th Feb 1915 Quiet day

  • 6th Feb 1915 Attack Made

  • 6th Feb 1915 In the Line

  • 6th Feb 1915 In Action

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  These include information on officers service records, letters, diaries, personal accounts and information about actions during the Great War.

Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. A. Evans. Royal Scots Fusiliers 1st Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. James Hermiston. Royal Scots 1st Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Allan McMillan. Royal Scots 1st Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Albert Needham. Leicestershire Regiment 2nd Btn.
  • Pte. William Edward Trimmer. Rifle Brigade 2nd Battalion Read their Story.

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