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9th August 1915On this day:
- Training and recreation All 6th County of London Brigade RFA signallers are being re-drilled. The 16th London Battery moved it's Wagon Line and Gun Park to a position higher in the woods of the Bois Des Dames. A working party of 100 men of this Brigade proceeded to Les Brebis to construct gun pits on the second line of defence, under the supervision of 2/Lt C.E.H. Lloyd. All billets are being systematically searched, so that all surplus ordnance and supply stores can be handed to the Salvage Company. Capt M.J.K. O’Malley won 2nd prize in the Open Jumping Competition at 7th London Brigade RFA sports.
- 9th July 1915 9th Lancers working party
- First flight of Zeppelin LZ46 Zeppelin LZ46 (L14) a P Class craft had its first flight on the 9th August 1915. L14 was the most successful of the German Navy airships. It carried out 42 reconnaissance missions and 17 attacks on Britain dropping a total of 22,045 kg (48,601 lb) of bombs. It was taken out of service during 1917 and 1918 and destroyed by its crew on 23 June 1919.
- 2nd Sherwoods in action at Ypres "B" Coy. 2nd Battalion, Sherwood Foresters are in action in the second battle of Ypres
- Zeppelin Raids on Britain On night of the 9–10 August, four Zeppelins were directed against London, none reached it's target and one, LZ43(L12), was damaged by ground fire near Dover and came down in the sea off Zeebrugge. Despite eight attacks by RNAS aircraft the airship was towed into Ostend where it was later dismantled.
- 10th Green Howards leave Halton Park 10th Green Howards leave Halton Park Camp for Witley Camp
- 9th Aug 1915 19th Seige Bty RGA witness fighting
- 9th Aug 1915 Successful Attack
- 9th Aug 1915 SM U-38 sinks the British trawler Thrush
- 9th Aug 1915 HMS Lynx Lost
- 9th Aug 1915 Battle of Chateau de Hooge
- SMS Meteor Scuttled
- 9th Aug 1915 Mine Crater Taken
- 9th Aug 1915 Companies under instruction
- 9th Aug 1915 Trenches Recaptured
- 9th Aug 1915 Under Shellfire
- 9th Aug 1915 Recce
- 9th Aug 1915 In Action
- 9th Aug 1915 Trench Work
- 9th Aug 1915 Reliefs
- 9th Aug 1915 Artillery Bombardment
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