The Wartime Memories Project - The Great War - Day by Day
15th September 1914On this day:
- 24th Heavy Battery proceed to France 24th Heavy Battery RGA land in France
- Sheffield City Battalion begin training Training begins for the Sheffield City Battalion, the larger part of the formation marched from Norfolk Barracks to Bramhall Lane Football Ground, with smaller contingents going to areas of waste ground on Edmund Road nad Queens Road to learn the basics of drill from the few men who had previous experience as soldiers. Drill instruction was undertaken for six hours under hot sun, much to the detriment of the turf on the football pitch.
Norfolk Park is also used as a training area for field craft and tactical training with trenches being dug. Potential Officers and NCO's were identified and the those with previous military service were appointed to the key positions of Company Serjeant Majors.
Sheffield City Battalion - Ralph Gibson & Paul Oldfield
- Heavy Action for E Battery 3rd Brigade RHA E Battery 3rd Brigade RHA moved out around 0500 and were in action about 1 mile south of Chassemy all day. Fired over 200 rounds chiefly searching behind Condefort. Returned to bivouac at lime about 1800.
- 15th September 1914 Ongoing Action
- 15th Sep 1914 1st East Lancs on the march
- 15th Sep 1914 Under Shellfire
- 15th Sep 1914 In Action
- 15th Sep 1914 Training
- 15th September 1914 Actions around the Aisne
- 15th Sep 1914 Line Extended
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