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



12th February 1915

On this day:


  • German Bombing Policy   An Imperial Order dated 12 February 1915 authorised the bombing of London's docks, which was interpreted by the German General Staff as permitting bombing targets east of Charing Cross. This interpretation was formally accepted by the Kaiser on 5 May 1915.

    The first Navy attempts to bomb London, made by LZ33(L8), failed owing to poor weather.

    John Doran


  • Sheffield City Battalion line route to funeral   A Coy, Sheffield City Battalion provided 100 men to line the route to the Cathedral for the funeral of Pte. C.H. Hanforth who had died of pneumonia on the 8th of February. He was laid to rest at Fulwood Church with full military honours.

    Sheffield City Battalion - Ralph Gibson & Paul Oldfield


  • Officer changes at 2nd Royal Welsh Fusiliers   Lt Haydon rejoined today on return of Lt Harbison, MO 2/RW Fusiliers from leave.

    War Diary 19th Field Ambulance RAMC, Armentières


  • 1st Bn Herts six wounded   Two Companies in trenches, 2 in support. Casualties - 6 wounded of which 3 only slight. In the evening engaged digging.

    War Diary of the 1st Battalion Hertfordshire Regiment


  • 12th Feb 1915 2nd Queens parade

  • 12th Feb 1915 Heavy Fighting

  • 12th Feb 1915 Hard on the Feet

  • 2nd Life Guards move to Staple   2nd Life Guards paraded at 6 pm for buses, in which 6th Brigade will arrive. They did not come till 7.30 pm and at last we got away at 9.20 pm arriving at Staple at 3 am. Much equipment ammunition etc. was handed over to the Brigade which relieved us in the trenches – a very great saving of labour and of risk.

    War Diary





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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. George Buglass. Northumberland Fusiliers 2nd Btn.
  • Pte. George Burton. Northumberland Fusiliers 2nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. George Burton. Northumberland Fusiliers 2nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. George Burton. Northumberland Fusiliers 2nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Sjt. Arthur Robson. Northumberland Fusiliers 2nd Btn.
  • Pte. John Shortt. Northumberland Fusiliers 2nd Btn.

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