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

14th April 1915

On this day:

  • Zeppelin raids on Britain   Zeppelin L9, crossed the coast just north of Blyth and at Cambois she was attacked with rifle fire from the 1st Battalion Northern Cyclists. Bombs were dropped at West Sleekburn and it then followed a winding course to the south passing over Choppington, Bedlington, Cramlington, Seaton Burn and Forest Hall. 14 bombs were dropped en route, all falling on fields. The L9 then headed for Wallsend, harmlessly dropping 9 bombs on the way. Another 6 Incendiary Bombs were dropped at Wallsend, one hitting a cottage and slightly injuring a woman and a girl. 2 more bombs were dropped before the L9 turned east and crossed the coast at Marsden.

    14/15th April 1915 Two Navy raids failed due to bad weather on 14 and 15 April, and it was decided to delay further attempts until the more capable P-class Zeppelins were in service.

  • Batteries Rest Day 6th London Brigade RFA    Neither Battery fired.

    War Diaries

  • 14th April 1915 Cavalry men in dismounted work

  • 14th Apr 1915 On the Move

  • 14th Apr 1915 Training

  • 14th Apr 1915 Trench Work

  • 14th Apr 1915 Sore Feet

  • 14th Apr 1915 Training

  • 14th Apr 1915 Preparations

  • 14th Apr 1915 Medical Facilities

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. Thomas Dykes. Northumberland Fusiliers 1st Battalion
  • Pte. Horace Randolph Powell. Dorsetshire Regiment 2nd Btn. Read their Story.

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