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8th June 1915 - The Great War, Day by Day - The Wartime Memories Project

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



8th June 1915

On this day:


  • 6th London Brigade RFA prepare to Move   15th London Battery fired 12 rounds on G.4.b.5.3. 16th London Battery did not fire. 17th London Battery, in reply to 2 rounds on our front trenches, 2 rounds H.E. on our communication trenches and 3 rounds on the Le Rutuire from the enemy, fired 4 rounds and 6 rounds on the Bois Carre. At 2030 one section of each Battery of this Brigade withdrew from its position at Vermelles and proceeded to Lapugnoy to rest.

  • 8th June 1915 9th Lancers train

  • More meningitis cases   Visited with Deputy Assistant Director Medical Services 27th Division, the Assistant Director of Medical Services (ADMS) XII Division re arrangements for attachment of officers of 12th Division Field Ambulance to this Field Ambulance.

    Four cases reported suspected cerebrospinal meningitis in 5/Scottish Rifles ordered to be sent to Isolation Hospital, Bailleul by ADMS 27th Division. Transferred 8 am 9th June.

  • 8th Jun 1915 Thunderstorms

  • 8th Jun 1915 In Bivouacs

  • 8th Jun 1915 Brigade Conference

  • 8th Jun 1915 Reorganisation

  • 8th Jun 1915 Kit Inspection

  • 8th Jun 1915 In Billets





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Remembering those who died this day.

  • L/Cpl. Charles Burrell. East Lancashire Regiment 1/5th Btn. Read their Story.
  • L/Cpl. Charles Burrell. East Lancashire Regiment 1/5th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Mjt. William Henry Johnston. VC MID. Royal Engineers Read their Story.
  • Pte Felix John O'Hare. South Lancashire Regiment 2nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. John Charles Plimmer. Kings Royal Rifle Corps 9th Batallion Read their Story.

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