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

18th April 1915

On this day:

  • Daily Battery Activity 6th London Brigade RFA    17th Battery, 6th County of London Brigade RFA, which until this date had been in Reserve, took over the position of 15th Battery, which proceeded to Liere. 16th Battery fired twelve rounds at S Bend. 17th Battery fired at a communication trench at Cantileux for registration. Range 3525/3725 yards. 2/Lt H B Wells (6th London Ammunition Column) was attached to 17th Battery.

    War Diaries

  • 4th Yorks land in Boulogne   4th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment land in Boulogne at about 2 am, and make camp on nearby hills. They broke camp at 10pm and marched to Desveen where they entrained for Cassel, the Officers riding in first class carriages, the NCOs and men in cattle wagons.

  • Church Parade   9th Lancers in billets at Meteren. Church of England Parade service at 0915 hours. 2 Officers from England. Captain F.O. Grenfell VC & Captain J.G. Porter rejoin the regiment.

    War Diary

  • Transfer to Boulogne   Lt. Preston having been relieved by Lt. Mullen proceeded this day to Boulogne for duty.

    War diary RAMC 19th Field Ambulance, Erquinghem-Lys

  • 18th Apr 1915 On the Move

  • 18th Apr 1915 Trench Work

  • 18th Apr 1915 Quiet Day

  • 18th Apr 1915 Reconnaissance

  • 18th Apr 1915 Stores

  • 18th Apr 1915 In Billets

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. George Booth. West Riding Regiment 2nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Sydney George Bright. Bedfordshire Regiment 1st Btn Read their Story.
  • Pte. George Charles Norris. Kings Own Scottish Borderers 2nd Battalion Read their Story.
  • Lt. Frederick Rennell Thackerey. MC. Duke of Wellingtons West Riding Regt. 2nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. John Tinlin. MID King's Own Scottish Borderers 2nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. J. Ward. Loyal North Lancastershire Regt 1st Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. William Whitmore. King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry 2nd Btn. Read their Story.

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  • Items from the Home Front Archive

    'Von Kluck', cartoon sketch dated 18th April 1915
    'Von Kluck', cartoon sketch dated 18th April 1915

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