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15th December 1914 - 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 December 1914

On this day:


  • Garrisons stationed in North East England put on alert.   The Admiralty issued an alert to all garrisons defending the North East coast of England to expect raids by enemy ships. The two companies of the 18th DLI based in Hartlepool manned the trenches along the coast.

  • 2nd Life Guards in billets   The 2nd Life Guards remained in billets at Berthen and was occupied in making shelter for horses.

  • Leicestershire Yeomanry prepares to move   Regiment stood to ready to move. Built shelter for horses.

  • 15th Dec 1914 By the Light of a Brazier

  • 15th Dec 1914 Reliefs

  • 15th Dec 1914 Great Buildings Blown to Bits

  • 15th Dec 1914 Pathway





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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. George W. Blake. East Surrey Regiment 1st Btn.

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