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15th March 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 March 1915

On this day:


  • 9th Mar 1915 Training

  • 6th London Brigade RFA Depart for France   6th County of London Brigade RFA left Hemel Hempstead by sections, starting with the 16th Battery at 2045, (15th March 1915). They departed at intervals of about 2 hours and entrained on arrival at Berkhamstead. Each section, on reaching Southampton, embarked forthwith.

  • 15th March 1915 9th Lancers at Meteren

  • 19th Field Ambulance Move   Received secret orders re move of 19th Field Ambulance to Erquinghem-Lys to take over the billets of 18th Field Ambulance and work line of 19th Infantry Brigade.

    Lt. Gurney-Dixon reported his arrival for duty. Lt. Davidson, GS wounds, left hand and hip, transferred to Base this morning.

  • Tyneside Irish in training   By March 1915 24th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers had 1737 men, they were now training in Alnwick, Northumberland. They marched proudly from Alnwick railway station through the town to the camp. Recruiting continued across the North East. By the end of spring there were enough volunteers to make four Battalions and a reserve Battalion. Nearly 70% of those were from mining communities in County Durham. Not all men were of Irish ancestry, Some men volunteered for the Tyneside Irish Battalions because their mates did or because it was the nearest recruitment office.

  • 15th Mar 1915 Quiet day for 2nd Queens

  • 15th Mar 1915 All quiet

  • 15th March 1915 

  • 15th Mar 1915 Platoon Training

  • 15th Mar 1915 Defence Work

  • 15th Mar 1915 Credit Due





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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. John Best. Prince of Wales's Leinster Regiment 1st Btn. Read their Story.
  • Capt. Robert MacGregor Bowen-Colthurst. Leinster Regiment 1st Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Philip Messenger Marshall. West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own) 1st Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Anthony Sanderson. Northumberland Fusiliers 2nd Btn. Read their Story.

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