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15th April 1915 - The Great War, Day by Day - The Wartime Memories Project

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



15th April 1915

On this day:


  • 13th KRRC move to Salisbury Plain   13th Battn KRRC continued training from their billets until the 9th April 1915 when the battalion entrained to Windmill Camp, near Ludgershall Salisbury Plain in two parties. They were there equipped with the new SMLE and joined the 111th Infantry Brigade, 37th Division.

  • 7th Black Watch hand over Kingshorn Battery.   In mid April 1915 Kinghorn Battery was handed over to the 2nd/7th Battalion Black Watch, with the 1st/7th departing for Bedford to join their Divsion enroute to France.

  • 6th London Brigade RFA Registrations and Inspection   6th County of London Brigade RFA record 15th Battery fired on red cottage in Cantileux. Range 3950 yards. 16th Battery registered three points, including the end of a German breastwork (A.3.c.1.4). Range 3775 yards. 17th Battery were inspected by GOC First Army, General Sir Douglas Haig, at two hours notice. The GOC expressed his satisfaction at the appearance of the men, harnesses and guns.

    War Diaries


  • HMS Abercrombie launched in Belfast   HMS Abercrombie was a Monitor, she was built by Harland & Wolff in Belfast and was launched on the 15th April 1915. She served in the Eastern Mediterranean until 1918.

  • 15th April 1915 Tactical Tours

  • 1st Bn Herts takes over from Civil Service Rifles   Battalion took over from 15th Bn City of London Regt. (Civil Service Rifles).

    War Diary of the 1st Battalion Hertfordshire Regiment


  • 1/6th West Yorks proceed to France   6th Battalion West Yorks proceed to France on the 15th April 1915, sailing from Folkestone and landing at Boulogne with 146th Brigade, 49th (West Riding) Division.

  • 15th April 1915 Relief and relocation

  • 15th Apr 1915 8th Worcesters in the trenches

  • 15th Apr 1915 At Rest

  • 15th Apr 1915 Training & Working Parties

  • 15th Apr 1915 Trench Work

  • 15th Apr 1915 Training

  • 15th Apr 1915 Orders

  • 15th of April 1915 War Diary





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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. Bertie Boosey. Essex Reigiment 2nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte John Henry Thornburn. The Rifle Brigade (Prince Consort's Own) 2nd Btn. Read their Story.

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