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



13th July 1915

On this day:


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

  • Reconnaissance    6th County of London Brigade RFA report Lt. R. Bruce proceeded to England on 7 days leave of absence. With a view to a hostile attack, the OC. Brigade together with the Gocra, reconnoitered suitable artillery positions on 2 lines of defense one passing thorough Grenay and the other passing thorough Sailly Labourse. 15th London Battery fired 6 rounds at a working party in the forward German trench and subsequently fired 47 rounds in retaliation. 16th London Battery fired 56 rounds on Front Line trenches and 13 rounds in retaliation. 17th London Battery fired a few rounds at transport on the crossroads at H.25.D in the evening: fire during the day was impossible owing to the presence of four enemy observation balloons in the direction of Eleu Avion and Lens.

    War Diaries


  • 13th July 1915 9th Lancers engaged in training

  • Cars sent in error    Instruction received from OC (Officer Commanding) MA (Motor Ambulance) convoys that the Sunbeam cars had been sent to these this unit in error. The five Talbots returned and Sunbeams with personnel etc were returned to OC MA Convoy. Lt. Ford RAMC completed the damping of smoke helmets for the 19th Infantry Brigade.

    War diary RAMC 19th Field Ambulance, Erquinghem-Lys


  • 1st Bn Herts relieved in A2 sector   The Brigade frontage was shortened, the 4th Brigade holding from Canal to La Bassie road.

    Battalion was relieved in A2 sector by the Royal Munster Fusiliers and 2nd Bn Coldstream Guards. No.4 Coy relieved 2nd Bn Coldstream Guards in Cuinchy Support Point and No.2 Coy relieved 2nd Bn Coldstream Guards at Cambrin Support Point and Braddells Point.

    War Diary of the 1st Battalion Hertfordshire Regiment


  • 13th Jul 1915 Gloucesters & Worcesters on the march

  • 13th Jul 1915 In the Trenches

  • 13th Jul 1915 Working Party Shelled

  • 13th Jul 1915 Enemy Active

  • 13th Jul 1915 Working Parties & Baths

  • 13th Jul 1915 Stand To

  • 13th July 1915 





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Remembering those who died this day.

  • J. G. Alexander. Nelson Btn
  • Lt. H. R. Baldwin.
  • James Bell. Nelson Btn
  • Joseph Bell. Nelson Btn
  • A. H. Berg. Nelson Btn
  • Pte. Charles Bishop. West Yorkshire Regiment 1/5th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. David Blades. Cameron Highlanders 2nd Btn.
  • V. Coombs. Nelson Btn
  • H. Cutts. Nelson Btn
  • Lt. W. Lintott. Nelson Btn
  • Pte. John Perrie. Royal Scots Fusiliers 1/5th Btn Read their Story.
  • Ch.Sto. A. Tooza. HMS Highflyer Read their Story.
  • W. L. Watts. Nelson Btn Read their Story.

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