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

7th April 1915

On this day:

  • 3rd Monmouths on the move   After a few days rest and recreation, equipment was reissued and the Battalion were on the move again, marching to Boeschepe, two and half miles north-west of Westoutre. Once settled the Adjutant, Company Commanders reconnoitred the trenches east of Ypres, held by the French troops. Vigorous enemy action was anticipated and the Division had the responsibility of an important area, the immortal Ypres Salient. This area had a reputation for it was most vulnerable to attack being a salient. It could be likened roughly to a saucer with the German Army in the secure position on the rim. The territory lying behind the line could be clearly observed from Passchendaele and Messines Ridge, both of which lay at the rear of the enemy lines.

  • Fuses received by 6th London Brigade RFA    6th County of London Brigade RFA report 648 fuses (Type 65) which had been exposed to the weather were received.

    War Diaries

  • Change of signal interpreters   Staff interpreter M H Murhange left for St Omer and succeeded by Interpreter Schopin from the 6th Divisional Signal Coy.

    War diary RAMC 19th Field Ambulance, Erquinghem-Lys

  • 7th Apr 1915 Training

  • 7th Apr 1915 13th Londons relieve 1st Londons

  • 7th Apr 1915 In Billets

  • 7th Apr 1915 Instruction

  • 7th Apr 1915 On the Move

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