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11th April 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

11th April 1915

On this day:

  • Brigade Positions 6th London Brigade RFA    6th County of London Brigade RFA report the guns and wagons and all the remainder of the Brigade took up their positions at dusk. Wagon lines for both Batteries are at Gerre Chateau.

    War Diaries

  • Gloucestershire Hussars embark for Gallipoli   April 1915 the Gloucestershire Hussars were ordered to overseas service, but instead of France they were going to Gallipoli. On April 11th they embarked on the 'Saturnia' and 'Minneapolis' under command of Lieut-Colonel W.H.Playne. The unit strength was:

    H.Q.: 10 Officers, 107 Other Ranks, 88 horses, 28 mules, and 8 vehicles.

    'A' squadron: Major A.J.Palmer, 7 Officers, 134 O.R., 133 horses, 14 mules, 3 vehicles.

    'B' Squadron: Major H.F.Clifford, 6 Officers, 134 O.R., 131 horses, 14 mules, 3 vehicles.

    'D' Squadron: Major R.M.Yorke, 4 Officers, 135 O.R., 133 horses, 14 mules, 3 vehicles.

  • 1st Battalion Royal Scots Belgium & France 1914 - 1915.   1st Battalion Royal Scots in Ypres, Belgium.

  • 11th April 1915 9th Lancers Church Parade

  • Motor ambulance arrives   A motor ambulance wagon sent by ADMS 6th Division arrived for temporary duty with 19th Field Ambulance.

    War diary RAMC 19th Field Ambulance, Erquinghem-Lys

  • 11th Apr 1915 Trench Work

  • 11th Apr 1915 Church Parade

  • 11th Apr 1915 Route March & Bomb Throwing

  • 11th Apr 1915 Learning the Trades

  • 11th Apr 1915 Aircraft Active

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. George Bernard Brabazon. Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry 1st Btn. Read their Story.
  • Cpl. Thomas Brady. Leinster Regiment 1st Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Charles Rennie. Royal Scots 1st Battalion Read their Story.

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