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8th November 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 November 1915

On this day:


  • Heavy Enemy Shelling   6th County of London Brigade RFA reports Lt Col A.C. Lowe DSO proceeded to England on 10 days leave of absence. At 0630, 0640, 0715 short bombardments took place of crossroads in H.26.c and about 100 yards along each road. At 1430, 2110 and 2200, there were short bombardments of trench H.13.d.2.5 – H.13.d.8.5 There was heavy enemy shelling of the battery positions and the observation stations and the ground between them. 16th London Battery sustained 1 casualty and the 17th London Battery sustained 2 – all slightly wounded. 16th London Battery spotted the flashes of 2 hostile batteries. The atmosphere was very clear and observation was very good. 2/Lt W.J. O’Malley, attached to the 15th London Battery, returned to the 6th London Ammunition Column.

  • 8th November 1915 9th Lancers engaged in Mounted and Dismounted Work

  • 8th Nov 1915 

  • 18th Manchesters proceed to France   An unseasonably warm day, 18th Battalion Manchester Regiment departed from Larkill Camp, they marched to Amesbury station to entrain for Folkestone and depart for France.

  • 8th Nov 1915 Heavy Rain

  • 8th Nov 1915 Parade and Route March

  • 8th Nov 1915 A Pleasant Time

  • 8th Nov 1915 Nothing Doing

  • 8th Nov 1915 Cleaning

  • 8th Nov 1915 Snipers Active

  • 8th Nov 1915 Camp Visit

  • 8th Nov 1915 Shelling

  • 8th Nov 1915 Reliefs

  • 8th Nov 1915  On the March

  • 8th Nov 1915 Admitted to Hospital





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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. Alfred Chapman. Cheshire Regiment 11th Btn.
  • Pte. James Phelan. Royal Dublin Fusiliers 1st Btn. Read their Story.
  • Lt. Edward Worsley Westbrook. Manchester Regiment 8th Battalion

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