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18th October 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 October 1915

On this day:


  • 6th London Brigade in the Battle of Loos   6th London Brigade Royal Field Artillery war diary states: Concentration of fire at 1300hrs on Woods No 5 and 4 (H25.d.1.8 to H25.d.5.8 and H25.d.5.3 to H25.c.3.9). Six rounds per gun fired at 1300, followed by four rounds per gun at 1310, fired quickly. Bombardier A J Farquharson (17th London Battery) was wounded. 2/Lt J H Van den Bergh, 16th London Battery was appointed Orderly Officer to OC. Brigade and transferred to Brigade Headquarter Staff.

    Gallantry Award, Under authority granted by His Majesty the King, the Field Marshall Commanding in Chief appointed the undermentioned officer to be a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order: Major Hadrian Bayley, 15th County of London Battery, RFA, 6th London Brigade RFA, in recognition of services rendered at Le Plantin from the 12th to the 26th May 1915.

  • 8th Yorks & Lancs join 8th Division   8th Yorks and Lancs transfer with 70th Brigade to 8th Division.

  • 18th October 1915 9th Lancers training

  • 28th Division to proceed to Egypt   28th Division are ordered to leave France for Salonkia, they are to sail from Marseilles to Alexandria, Egypt.

  • 70th Field Coy RE hold trench neat The Quarries   Near "the Quarries" Sappers Burrows and Whitlaw 70th Field Company RE regained and held a trench by throwing "bomb" all through the night. Both were awarded the DCM.

  • 18th Oct 1915 7th Northumberlands in the Trenches

  • 18th Oct 1915 Training

  • 18th Oct 1915 A Trip Along the Coast

  • 18th Oct 1915 Patrols

  • 18th Oct 1915 Under Shellfire

  • 18th Oct 1915 Festival





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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. Vernon Aubry Body. Leicestershire Regiment 1st/4th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Thomas Green. Royal Dublin Fusiliers 9th Battalion Read their Story.

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