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



9th October 1915

On this day:


  • Conference   General Rawlinson spoke to the Division's representatives (Colonel, Adjutant, Major, Subalterns and thirty Gunners from each battery of the London Brigades Artillery and the 141st Infantry Brigade) at Drouviax.

  • 9th October 1915 9th Lancers dig trench

  • Schütte-Lanz Airship.   Schütte-Lanz SL6

    • First Flight: 9th October 1915
    • Length: 162.1 metres (532 ft)
    • Diameter: 19.75 metres (65 ft)
    • Gas Capacity: 35,130 cubic meters
    • Performance: 92.9 km/h
    • Payload: 15.8 tonnes
    • Engines: 4 Maybach 840 hp/626 kW total

    Naval airship based at Seddin. Flew six reconnaissance missions, but exploded due to unknown causes with the loss of all hands while taking off on the 10th November 1915.

  • 9th Oct 1915 Found on the Battlefield

  • 9th Oct 1915 7th Northumberlands Relieved

  • 9th Oct 1915 In Reserve

  • 9th Oct 1915 Conferences

  • 9th Oct 1915 Getting on Well

  • 9th Oct 1915 Patrol Lost

  • 9th Oct 1915 Stand to

  • 9th Oct 1915 Working Parties

  • 9th Oct 1915 Inspection

  • 9th Oct 1915 Shelling





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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. Edward Brown. Durham Light Infantry 6th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Robert Heaps. East Lancashire Regiment 1/4th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pioneer Stanley John Ernest Parker. Royal Engineers 70th Coy.
  • Pte. Oswald Wightwick. London Regiment 18th (London Irish Rifles) Btn.

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