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



12th April 1915

On this day:


  • 3rd Monmouths relieved by 5th KOYLI   The 3rd Battalion Monmouthshire Regiment was relieved by the 5th King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry and went into billets in Ypres. This gave the men a chance to explore this famous old city, although seriously damaged by shelling there was still a thriving café trade and many shops that stock not only wine and cigars but also useful items such as batteries for electric torches and solidified fuel.

  • First Bombardments 6th London Brigade RFA    6th County of London Brigade RFA report that 15th Battery fired twenty four rounds at a cottage in Cantileux to register, range, fuse and line. Range 4150 yards. 16th Battery registered enemy and trenches from A.3, C.1.6 to A.9.a.6.8 Range 3775/4000 yards.

    Lt R Bruce and 2/Lt A F Blackwell (Both of 6th London Ammunition Column) were attached to 16th and 15th London Batteries respectively.

  • 1st Battalion Royal Scots around Sanctuary Wood, Zillebeke, Belgium April 1915.   1st Battalion Royal Scots around Sanctuary Wood, Zillebeke, Belgium
    1st Battalion Royal Scots relieved and withdrew into close support at Sanctuary Wood.

    1st Battalion Royal Scots in or around Sanctuary Wood from 12th April 1915 to 23rd May 1915.

  • 12th April 1915 First Aid Classes

  • 12th Apr 1915 89th Field Ambulance embark

  • 12th Apr 1915 Zeppelin over the Trenches

  • 12th Apr 1915 Into the Trenches

  • 12th Apr 1915 Midnight Sentry

  • 12th Apr 1915 An Exciting Rush

  • 12th Apr 1915 Admissions

  • 12th Apr 1915 Arrival

  • 12th May 1915 Working Parties





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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. Alfred Archer. Durham Light Infantry 2nd Btn
  • Lt. Donald Lynott Daly. Nigeria Regiment 3rd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Capt. Edward John Farquharson Johnston. Royal Scots 1st Battalion Read their Story.
  • Sgt. Frederick Harvey Woplin. London Regt 12th Bn (The Rangers) Read their Story.

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