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18th December 1914 - The Great War, Day by Day - The Wartime Memories Project

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



18th December 1914

On this day:


  • 2nd Gloucesters proceed to France   2nd Battalion Gloucestershire Regiment marched from Hursley Park and entrained for Southampton where they boarded the City of Chester bound for Le Harve.

  • 2 Life Guards at Staple   At Staple the 2nd Life Guards war diary records: Orders received to be ready to concentrate

  • 18th December 1914 The 2nd Queens on the attack again

  • U-% sunk off Belgian coast   SM U-5 a Type U 5 Uboat was sunk on 18 Dec 1914 by a mine or accident off Belgian coast about 18-12. All 29 hands were lost. The ubaot had been built at Shipyard Germaniawerft, Kiel (Werk 147) Ordered 8 Apr 1908, laid down 24 Aug 1908, launched 8 Jan 1910 and commissioned 2 Jul 1910. She was commanded by Johannes Lemmer and sailed with I Flotilla.

  • 18th Dec 1914 Adventures in Flanders

  • 18th Dec 1914 23rd Brigade make Attack

  • 18th Dec 1914 Day Off

  • 18th Dec 1914 Wounded Officers

  • 18th Dec 1914 Death of an Officer

  • 18th December 1914 Bad weather limiting action again





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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. Major Baker. West Yorkshire Regiment 2nd Battalion
  • Pte. Benjamin Thomas Corbett. Warwickshire Regiment 2nd Bn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. William Edwin Dunning. Border Regiment 2nd Battalion Read their Story.

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