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



19th April 1915

On this day:


  • HMS Acacia launched   HMS Acacia was a fleet sweeping sloop of the Flower-class. She was built by Swan Hunter and launched on the 15th of April 1915.

  • Daily Battery Activity 6th London Brigade RFA    Today's entry by 6th County of London Brigade RFA in the War Diary is very faint copy - almost unreadable:- 16th Bty ---- to --- (Range 3575 yards), and fired 2 rounds on the enemy at ---- ---- and to the left in the trenches of the enemy at the end of the communication trench in Cantileux. Range 4175 yards.

  • 19th Apr 1915 9th Lancers train

  • 1st Bn Herts at Givenchy   Took over trenches at Windy Corner, Givenchy from 3rd Bn Coldstream Guards. 2 Companies in trenches, 2 in support.

  • Transport and battleships at anchor   The SS Marquette arrived at Mudros bay at 5.30pm. She joined SS Melville and SS Caledonia and other Transports and Battleships at anchor in Mudros Bay, Lemnos. The SS Manitou was attacked on approach to the harbour by the Turkish torpedo boat Demir Hissar. The attacker was driven off by British Destroyers and ran aground. 61 lives were lost on the Manitou when a rope broke as a boat was being lowered.

  • 19th Apr 1915 Enemy Active

  • 19th Apr 1915 Alarm Signal

  • 19th Apr 1915 Encounter with the Enemy

  •    Minutes of Committee Meeting Cocken Hall April 19th 1915

    Present- Lord Durham, W.C. Gray, Colonel H. Bowes, Colonel R. Burdon, Major Tristram, and Capt. Lowe.

    The parade state was handed in, showing 1393 of all ranks. Of these it was expected that 8 artificers would have to be returned to their employment. It was agreed that a payment of 14 should be made to the electricians. Their services as members of the Battalion having been the means of effecting a large saving in the cost of installing electric light. Recruiting expenses incurred by Captain Longden were ordered to be paid, amounting to 74-1-2.

    The question of the cookhouse was considered. The medical officer having reported that in hot weather, at all events; it was unfit for its purpose, from a sanitary point of view; and it was determined to erect a cook house according to Government plans; and that application should be made to the War Office for permission to carry out this work.

    Colonel Bowes reported that 8 new officers had been appointed to the Battalion by the war office, but had not yet arrived; also that the Battalion was now probably going to Blagdon, under canvas, early in May. There was considerable discussion as to the probable ultimate destination of the Battalion; and as to the Brigade to which it might eventually be attached; but it was felt that no action could be taken at the moment until it was ascertained what the ideas of the General Officer Commanding, York, might be on the subject.



  • 19th April 1915 On the Move

  • 19th Apr 1915 On the Move

  • 19th Apr 1915 On the Move

  • 19th Apr 1915 Orders





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  • Sgt. Patrick Bennett. Royal Irish Regiment 2nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Alfred Edward Culver. East Kent Regiment 2nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Albert Needham. East Yorkshire Regiment 4th Battalion Read their Story.

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