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



14th May 1915

On this day:


  • 3rd Monmouths on the move   What was left of the 3rd battalion Monmouthshire Regiment was moved to the village of Winnezeele in France for a period of rest and reorganisation.

  • 6th London Brigade RFA in Action   15th London Battery fired six rounds at ‘K’ works and seven rounds on communication house in Rue D’Ouvert, and at 0615 fired twenty three rounds at electric wire in ‘K’ works, after which at 0730, twenty two rounds were fired at the Rue Du Marais. Later in the evening, from 1730 to 1910, forty five rounds were fired at the Rue Du Marais and Rue D’Ouvert. Finally at 2150, 2230, 2310 and 2355 burst of four rounds were fired at the enemy's second line trenches. The 16th London Battery, fired one hundred and eighteen rounds during the day, of which one hundred and twelve rounds were fired at the north end of the Rue D’Ouvert.

  • The "Second Battle of Ypres". 1st Battalion fighting at Sanctuary Wood, Zillebeke, Belgium May 1915.   1st Battalion fighting at Sanctuary Wood, Zillebeke, Belgium.

  • 14th May 1915 9th Lancers Relieved

  • 14th May 1915 9th Lancers Report of Action

  • Commission interview   Staff Sgt. Clenshaw interviewed by the GOC* VIth Div with regard to his application for a commission in the ASC.

    * General Officer Commanding

  • 1st Bn Herts billets at Le Touret   14 to 17-5-1915. Moved into billets at Le Touret.

  • 14th May 1915 Intense fighting

  • 14th May 1915 7th Northumberlands into Trenches

  • 14th May 1915 5th Lincs Relieved by 4th Leics

  • 14th May 1915 In the Trenches

  • 14th May 1915 In Reserve

  • 14th May 1915 Heavy Rain

  • 14th May 1915 On the March

  • 14th May 1915 Training

  • 14th May 1915 Hard Fighting





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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. Archibald John Cuff. Royal Ã?Ã? Hampshire Ã?Ã? Regt 1st Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Fred Hargreaves. East Lancashire Regiment 1/5th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Ralph Knox. Royal Scots 1st Battalion Read their Story.
  • L/Cpl. Alfred Langley. Middlesex Regiment 8th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. James McGachie. Royal Scots 1st Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Michael Munster. 1st Battalion
  • Sjt. Sydney Norton. North Staffordshire Regt C comp. 6th btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Martin Stark. Royal Scots 1st Battalion Read their Story.

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