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6th May 1915On this day:
- Daily Battery Activity 6th London Brigade RFA 15th London Battery fired in the early morning (0415 - 0645). At 0640 16th London Battery fired thirteen rounds between J7 and ‘S’ Bend. Attack by Germans expected. Fifty rounds per gun sent to Batteries to be dumped.
- The "Second Battle of Ypres". 1st Battalion fighting at Sanctuary Wood, Zillebeke, Belgium 1915. 1st Battalion at Vlammertinghe, Belgium
Bathing arranged for in pond adjoining a farm.
As the men had been without a bath for at least 28 days, and lacking a change of underclothes for six weeks, this was greatly appreciated.
By night 100 men employed as carrying party.
- Merrie Islington sunk by U9 British Merchant vessel Merrie Islington is sunk by submarine U-9.
- 6th May 1915 9th Lancers working party
- 8th Manchesters land on Gallipoli The 8th Battalion Manchester Regiment land on Gallipoli.
- Inspections of 19th Field Ambulance Some shelling of L'Armée and Armentières early this morning - two wounded admitted here.
GOC* 6th Division inspected the buildings used as hospitals and billets, and also the transport lines- expressed himself as most pleased with the conditions.
1st weekly inspection of Motor Vehicles by Lt. Tyler 19th Brigade Supply Column. All repairs to motor vehicles will be undertaken by that Supply Column.
* General Officer Commanding
- Draft arrives at 1st Bn Herts A draft of 2 Officers and 20 men arrived from England, also 8 men from Rouen.
- Shelling on Frezenberg Ridge On May 6th, there was shelling, but less severe than on the 5th, and no attempt at an attack by the enemy.
- 6th May 1915 Wounded arrive Malta
- 6th May 1915 5th Lincs Relieved by 4th Leics
- 6th May 1915 Hot Day
- 6th May 1915 Route March
- 6th May 1915 On the March
- 6th May 1915 In Action
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