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

11th July 1915

On this day:

  • 2nd Royal Fusiliers sail from Dover   The 2nd Battalion Royal Fusilers sailed from Dover for Devonport enroute to the Dardanelles.

  • 4th Duke of Wellingtons deposit Colours in Parish Church   The 4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's West Riding Regiment deposit their colours at the parish church of of Saint John the Baptist in Halifax for safe keeping.

  • 6th London Brigade RFA Wagons Move Back   The Wagon Lines of each Battery, 6th London Brigade RFA which up to date had been very close to the Battery positions, were moved to Drovin, about 4 miles further back. The 15th London Battery this afternoon fired 33 rounds in retaliation on a German forward trench. The 16th London Battery fired 8 rounds in retaliation. The 17th Lon Battery fired several rounds in retaliation on G.34.c.7.9 and subsequently registered a hostile gun emplacement in 29.B.

    War Diaries

  • 11th July 1915 Church Parade

  • Still planning Move    Accompanied Assstant Director of Medical Services 27th Division again this afternoon. Farm at B20d4.2 now occupied by Artillery therefore saw Farm at B26b6.8 with good fields for encampment and horse lines, and also farm at B20c2.6 with large field suitable for two sections of two Field Ambulances men, horses and vehicles. Nothing definite settled, but if Divisional Rest Station moves further back to an encampment, this Field Ambulance would possibly move into the factory at Bac St Maur at present in use as Divisional Rest Station.

    War diary RAMC 19th Field Ambulance, Erquinghem-Lys

  • 1st Bn Herts hold A2 sector   The Battalion held A2 sector till the 13th, the 2 companies in reserve relieving the 2 companies in the trenches every 48 hours.

    War Diary of the 1st Battalion Hertfordshire Regiment

  • 11th Jul 1915 Training and Working Parties

  • 11th Jul 1915 Working Parties

  • 11th Jul 1915 Preparations

  • 11th Jul 1915 On the Move

  • 11th Jul 1915 Recce

  • 11th July 1915 Working Parties

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  • 11th Jul 1915 Under Fire

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. John C. Brewster. Irish Guards 1st Btn. Read their Story.
  • Sto. David Kininment Glass. HMS Pembroke Read their Story.
  • Pte. George Holland. Royal Fusiliers 8th Btn. Read their Story.

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