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18th 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



18th February 1915

On this day:


  • 8th Feb 1915 Heavy Shelling

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

  • 3rd Monmouths move to Steenvorde   On the morning of the 18th the battalion moved to billets at Steenvorde, about 14 miles west of Ypres . They had their first experience of marching on the Pave, a road surface of uneven stone, which in wet weather became treacherous to the heavily loaded infantryman. Orders were issued during this period assigning the 3 rd Monmouth's to the 83rd Infantry Brigade, which came under the 28th Division, which was commanded at this time by Major General Bulfin.

  • 18th Feb 1915 2nd Queens under fire

  • 18th Feb 1915 Heavy Shelling

  • 18th Feb 1915 Forts Bombarded

  • 18th Feb 1915 Sniping and Shelling

  • 18th Feb 1915 On the Move

  • 18th Feb 1915 Trench Work

  • 18th Feb 1915 Snipers

  • 18th Feb 1915 Well Cared For





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  These include information on officers service records, letters, diaries, personal accounts and information about actions during the Great War.




Remembering those who died this day.

  • L/Cpl. George Shivas Ross Carstairs. Royal Scots 1st Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Herbert James Compton. Royal Scots 1st Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. William Herbert Ingram. Northumberland Fusiliers 2nd Btn.
  • L/Cpl. Edward Lawson. Northumberland Fusiliers 2nd Btn.
  • Pte. Henry Poulton. Northumberland Fusiliers 2nd Btn.
  • Pte. James Ross. Royal Scots 1st Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Charles Smailes. Northumberland Fusiliers 2nd Btn.
  • Pte. Henry Sykes. Northumberland Fusiliers 2nd Btn.
  • Pte. William Webster. Northumberland Fusiliers 2nd Btn.
  • Pte. Thomas White. Northumberland Fusiliers 2nd Btn.

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