The Wartime Memories Project - The Great War - Day by Day
18th August 1915On this day:
- Munitions Tribunal meet in Halifax The Munitions Tribunal for Halifax and Hudderfield held their first meeting in Halifax.
- Appointments 6th County of London Brigade RFA report
2/Lt J.A.W. Petro proceeded to Les Brebis to assist 2/Lt C.E.H. Lloyd in digging gun pits on the defence lines.
Two 18 pounder guns fetched from 15th Divisional Artillery to provide practice for the Batteries of this Brigade.
- Gloucestershire Hussars land at Sulva Bay The Gloucestershire Hussars landed at Suvla Bay, having sailed from Alexandria on the 'Haverford' and 'Ascania'. The Regiment was concentrated near Chocolate Hill. With no cover available the enemy shelled the Regiment, 2nd Lieut. Gething was killed, Lt-Col. Playne, Captain Longworth, Lieut. Howard, and 2nd Lieut. Colledge were severely wounded.
With the Yeoman acting as infantry, an advance was made on Hill 112 and the Turkish front-line trench captured. Besides the listed officers, 11 men were killed, 44 wounded and 1 missing.
General Sir Ian Hamilton reported: "The advance of these English Yeoman was a sight calculated to send a thrill of pride through anyone with a drop of English blood running through their veins...... there was nothing to conceal a mouse...... despite the critical events in other parts of the field I could hardly take my glasses from the Yeoman; they moved like men marching on parade. Here and there a shell would take a toll of a cluster; there they lay. There was no straggling; the others moved steadily on; not a man was there who hung back or hurried."
Days of trench duty followed and more casualties (both war and sickness)
- 18th Aug 1915 Magnificent Trenches
- 18th Aug 1915 The Business of Photographs
- 18th August 1915 9th Lancers in billets
- 18th Aug 1915 Submarine Lost
- 18th Aug 1915 Submarines in the Irish Sea
- 18th Aug 1915 Brigade Parade
- 18th Aug 1915 Working Parties
- 18th Aug 1915 Night Patrol
- 18th Aug 1915 Digging In
- 18th Aug 1915 Reliefs
- 18th Aug 1915 Instruction
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