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

15th February 1915

On this day:

  • 3rd Monmouths arrive in France   When the troopship docked in Le Havre at 8 a.m. on the morning of the 15 th February, thronging crowds lined the quayside waving flags, cheering, singing, welcoming the Welshmen, for these were early days of War, spirits and enthusiasm was high. The 3rd Battalion Monmouthshire Regiment made camp on the cliffs above Le Havre.

  • 2nd Life Guards at musketry range practice   2nd Life Guards War Diary, 15 to 18 February 1915: In billets at Staple. Nothing of note took place, and squadrons were busy at musketing and with range practice at short range for bad shots.

    War Diary

  • Enteric fever developments   Three more men of DLI admitted for observation as carriers.

    War Diary 19th Field Ambulance RAMC, Armentières

  • 15th Feb 1915 Mutiny

  • 15th Feb 1915 2nd Queens relieve 1st South Staffs

  • 15th Feb 1915 Heavy Shelling

  • 15th Feb 1915 Difficult Roads

  • 15th Feb 1915 4th East Yorks relieve 10th Sherwoods

  •    Minutes of Committee Meeting Cocken Hall 15th February 1915

    Present:- Colonel Burdon and Major Tristram.

    Nothing of any importance was reported.

    The parade state was certified as being 1355 of all ranks. Recruits were only coming in slowly: and constant drains were being made upon the regiment for the provision of Commissioned Officers for other battalions. The total loss from this source up to date would probably reach nearly 50 men. The question of a notice and advertisement issued by Mr. Evan Hayward. M.P, and Mr. Godfrey Palmer, M.P. for the purpose of obtaining 100 or 200 men for the 13th (Pioneers) Gloucester Regiment was considered; and it was agreed that support ought only to be given to this when our own County Battalions had been filled.

    With the exception of a few of the huts not being water tight (though not to any serious amount, except in one case) the rest of the camp was in good order, and might be considered finished; except the roads, which are still awaiting the action by the Surveyor to the RDC, which has been delayed in consequence of stone and trucks not having been forth-coming.

    The Rifles which had been lent to the Battalion by various members of the public were directed to be returned to their owners. Colonel Burdon notified that he had applied for cooking stoves and boilers, and also arm racks.

  • 15th Feb 1915 Officers Arrive

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. John Cassidy. Loyal North Lancashire Regiment 1st Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. G. E. Collins. Lincolnshire Regiment 1st Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Sidney Earnest Earley. Hampshire Regiment 2nd Btn. D Company Read their Story.
  • Pte. Alfred John Fielder. Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment) 3rd Battalion
  • Pte. Robert Holmes. Northumberland Fusiliers 2nd Btn.
  • Pte. Arthur George Joyce. Middlesex Regiment 3rd Battalion Read their Story.
  • Col.Sgt. Benjamin Joyce. Read their Story.
  • Pte. George McLeod. Northumberland Fusiliers 2nd Btn.
  • Pte. George Mcleod. Northumberland Fusiliers 2nd Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. George McLeod. Northumberland Fusiliers 2nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. R. Morgan. Welsh Regiment 2nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Stanley Pendall. Northumberland Fusiliers 2nd Btn.
  • L/Cpl. W. Price. Welsh Regiment 2nd Btn Read their Story.
  • Pte. Alfred Edward Reavell. Northumberland Fusiliers 2nd Btn.
  • Pte. Harold Steele. Middlesex Regiment 3rd Btn. Read their Story.

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