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17th February 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



17th February 1915

On this day:


  • Zeppelin raid on England   Zeppelin LZ27 (L4) makes a forced landing in Blavandshuk on the 17th February 1915 during a storm. 11 of the crew were interned, with four members being lost when the airship was subsequently carried out to sea.

  • 3rd Monmouths on the march   The 3rd Battalion Monmouthshire Regiment arrived by train at Bavinchove. They then marched on to Cassel, the GHQ of the French Northern Army and there the soldiers were accommodated in public buildings.

  • Mine blown at Hill 60   The first mine of the Great War was blown at Hill 60 near Ypres on the 17th of February 1915 by the Royal Engineers in tunnels which had been started by the French.

  • 1st Battalion Royal Scots Belgium & France 1914 - 1915.   1st Battalion Royal Scots in Ypres, Belgium.

  • Canadians officers start to train with 19 Field Ambulance   Major Templeton and Capt. Vesey 3rd Canadian Field Ambulance reported themselves for a week's instruction in FA duties etc.

  • 17th Feb 1915 Quiet day for 2nd Queens

  • 17th Feb 1915 





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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. William Beresford. Royal Scots 1st Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. George Brookes. Northumberland Fusiliers 2nd Btn.
  • Pte. William Dougan. Royal Scots 1st Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Thomas Fernley. Northumberland Fusiliers 2nd Btn.
  • Sjt. Edward George Harvey. Northumberland Fusiliers 2nd Btn.
  • L/Cpl. John Leonard Sheldon. Middlesex Regiment 17th (1st Football) Battalion Read their Story.
  • Sgt. Arthur Story. East Yorkshire Regiment. 2nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Walter Todman. Royal Scots 1st Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Abram Walker. Northumberland Fusiliers 2nd Btn.

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