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



13th March 1915

On this day:


  • 13th March 1915 Inspection Cancelled

  • Continued shelling   Some shelling of the new trenches appears to have been going on during the day at L'Epinette reported by 19th Field Abulance. Lt. Ford and 'C' Bearer Subdivision went out tonight, for the collection of the wounded

  • Valiant rescue by CSM Raven 1st Bn Herts   Two Companies in trenches, 2 in support. Digging in the evening. Casualties 4 wounded (C.S.M. Raven left trenches and went out and brought in Cpl Beaver of the 1st Bn Kings Royal Rifles who had been wounded 2 days previous (sic).

  • Relocation   E Battery 3rd Brigade RHA with 5th Cavalry Brigade are in Reserve near Melville. They moved at 1530 to billet 2 miles north of Merville at Gavdescure. In billets at 1800 and spent 14th to 16th March in billets at Gavdescure.

  • 13th Mar 1915 Fortifications Completed

  • 13th Mar 1915 2nd Queens in trenches

  • 13th Mar 1915 Tough Work

  • 13th Mar 1915 Ready to Move

  • 13th Mar 1915 Intense Bombardment

  • 13th Mar 1915 Near the Guns

  • 13th Mar 1915 Lucky Escape

  • 13th Mar 1915 Orders

  • 13th Mar 1915 Change of Command





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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Cpl. William Anderson. VC Yorkshire Regiment 2nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. William Brown. Royal Scots Fusiliers 2nd Bn. Read their Story.
  • Pte William Craik. Gordon Highlanders 2nd Read their Story.
  • Lt. Thomas Edward O'Bryen Horsford. West Yorkshire Regiment 2nd Btn Read their Story.
  • Pte. James Leahy. Rifle Brigade 2nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • L/Cpl. Duncan McIlraith. Royal Scots Fusiliers 2nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Patrick Mellon. Royal Scots Fusiliers 2nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Patrick P. Mellon. Royal Scots Fusiliers 2nd Btn
  • L/Cpl. Cecil Reginald Noble. VC Rifle Brigade 2nd Btn. C Company, Read their Story.
  • Pte. Walter Starling. Northumberland Fusiliers 2nd Btn. D Coy. Read their Story.
  • Pte. White Thomas. Sherwood Foresters 1st Battalion, B Company Read their Story.
  • Pte. Edward Turner. Middlesex Regiment 3rd Btn. Read their Story.

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