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

17th March 1915

On this day:

  • 15th Mar 1915 Quiet day for 2nd Queens

  • 17th March 1915 Arrival in France

  • 17th March 1915 9th Lancers Readied for battle

  • Zeppelin Raids on Britain   17th March 1915 A four-airship raid by the Army on 17 March 1915 ran into fog and was abandoned, one airship bombing Calais and being damaged on landing.

    John Doran

  • 1st Bn Herts digs new trench   The General Officer Commanding 2nd Division congratulated the Bn on the fine progress made on the new trench.

    In the evening 4 platoons of the 7th Bn Kings Liverpool Regiment (Territorial Force) (one platoon of which lost its way and did not arrive) were engaged in digging trench. Our casualties, 5 wounded, 1 dying of wounds in hospital at Bethune

    War Diary of the 1st Battalion Hertfordshire Regiment

  • Relocation   E Battery 3rd Brigade RHA

    Changed our billets and went into new billets 1/2 mile west of Vieux-Berquin at La Rue du Bois. 18th to 31st March with 5th Cavalry Brigade in reserve near Vieux-Berquin

    war diaries

  • 17th Mar 1915 Londoners take over trenches

  • Tyneside Irish on Parade   A Saint Patrick's day parade took place followed by mass at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Bailiffgate for the Tyneside Irish Battalion. At 11 am a parade took place Miss Johnstone Wallace, the daughter of the Honorary Colonel, presented each man on parade with a sprig of shamrock. A few days later sporting events took place with over 2oo men taking part in the quarter mile race. The whole Battalion turned out to speculate. The Battalion pipes and drums played throughout. Shortly after arrival, the camps were given identifying letter,s A camp was occupied by the Irish. At about this time some skilled men were temporarily discharged due to a shortage of skilled men in the munitions and shipbuilding industry.


  • 17th Mar 1915 Platoon Training

  • 17th Mar 1915 No Exciting Work

  • 17th Mar 1915 Conference of Commanders

  • 17th Mar 1915 Defence Work

  • 17th Mar 1915 On the Move

  • 17th Mar 1915 Parade

  • 17th Mar 1915 Parade

  • 17th Mar 1915 On the Move

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Remembering those who died this day.

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  • Mjr. Fry. Royal Army Medical Corps Read their Story.

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