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

6th May 1915

On 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.

    War Diaries

  • 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   Some shelling of L'Armée and Armentières early this morning, two wounded admitted to 19th Field Ambulance, Erquinghem-Lys GOC 6th Division inspected the buildings used as hospitals and billets by 19th Field Ambulance and also the transport lines and 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 of 19th FA will be undertaken by that Supply Column.

    War diary RAMC 19th Field Ambulance, Erquinghem-Lys

  • Draft arrives at 1st Bn Herts   A draft of 2 Officers and 20 men arrived from England, also 8 men from Rouen.

    War Diary of the 1st Battalion Hertfordshire Regiment

  • 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

  • 6th of May 1915 Artillery move completed

  • 6th of May 1915 General's visit

  • 6th of May 1915 Northumbrians in reserve

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. Patrick Joseph Gleeson. Border Regiment 1st Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Thomas Ardill Haslam. Lancashire Fusiliers Read their Story.
  • PO. James Hough. Royal Marine Light Infantry Portsmouth Btt. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Daniel McDermott. Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 2nd Btn.
  • Ord.Sea. Robert Shipley. Howe Battalion Read their Story.
  • Sub-Lt. Arthur Walderne St.Clair Tisdall. VC. Anson Btn Read their Story.
  • Drummer. William Albert Titterton. Northumberland Fusiliers 2nd Btn.
  • Pte. George Trinder. Royal Scots 1st Battalion Read their Story.

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