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



9th August 1915

On 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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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. Arthur Allen. East Lancashire Regiment 1/5th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Thomas Alston. East Lancashire Regiment 6th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. William James Anderton. East Lancashire Regiment 6th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Lawrence Aspen. Loyal North Lancashire Regiment 6th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Sgt. Alfred Bagnall. Prince of Wales's Leinster Regiment 6th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Percy Beal. York and Lancaster Regiment 2nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Percy Beal. York & Lancaster Regiment 2nd Battalion Read their Story.
  • Rfmn. Patrick Bell. Royal Irish Rifles 6th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Sgt. Frederick R. Bennett. South Wales Borderers 4th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Sgt. Frederick Christian Richard Bennett. South Wales Borderers 4th Btn. Read their Story.
  • 2nd Lt. William Arthur Birmingham. Royal Irish Fusiliers 6th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Lance Corporal Alexander Stewart Burton. VC 7th Battalion
  • Cpl. Alexander Stewart Burton. VC 7th Btn. Read their Story.
  • L/Cpl. Michael Canning. Royal Munster Fusiliers 7th (Service) Battalion Read their Story.
  • Sgt. George Edwin Clark. East Lancashire Regiment 6th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. James Coulson. Durham Light Infantry 2nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. George Jameson Fenwick. West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own) 9th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. George William Foster. Durham Light Infantry 2nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. James Frederick Gaffing. Durham Light Infantry 2nd Battalion. A Company Read their Story.
  • Pte. John Robert Gillett. Border Regiment 6th Btn.
  • Pte. James Haley. East Yorkshire Regiment Read their Story.
  • L/Cpl. Robert Hart. Durham Light Infantry 2nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Frederick Hawker. South Staffordshire Regiment 7th Btn Read their Story.
  • Pte, John King. East Yorkshire Regiment 1st Btn Read their Story.
  • Pte. William Henry Lawson. Durham Light Infantry 2nd Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Edward Lloyd. Royal Welsh Fusiliers 4th Btn.
  • Pte. Stephen Lowden. East Lancashire Regiment 6th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. George Lumley. East Lancashire Regiment 6th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Cpl. Francis Maskrey. Sherwood Foresters 9th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Capt. Robert Maxwell-Pike. Read their Story.
  • L/Cpl. Michael McDougall. Durham Light Infantry 2nd Battalion, C Coy. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Robert McKenzie. Durham Light Infantry 2nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Alexander McKilligan. York and Lancashire Regiment 2nd Battalion Read their Story.
  • Gnr. John H Miles. Royal Garrison Artillery 42 Trench Howitzer Bty. Read their Story.
  • Pte. William George Pritchard Minton. Lincolnshire 6th Battalion Read their Story.
  • L/Cpl. Thomas Newton. Read their Story.
  • Private James O'Neill. Durham Light Infantry 2nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Cpt. Charles Deschamps Randall. Sherwood Foresters 9th Battalion
  • Cpl. Fred Ridge. East Lancashire Regiment 6th Btn. Read their Story.
  • John Routledge. Border Regiment 6th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Sgt. James Thomas Scott. West Yorkshire Regiment 9th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. George Smith. East Lancashire Regiment 6th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. James Walker. Durham Light Infantry 2nd battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Edward Wilson. Border Regiment 6th Battalion
  • Pte. Andrew Wright. Durham Light Infantry 2nd Btn. Read their Story.

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