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19th July 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



19th July 1915

On this day:


  • New Gun Positions    15th London Battery fired 5 rounds in retaliation on German forward trenches and 16th London Battery 24 rounds. The 17th Lon Battery also fired at this objective. 30 men of the 5th London Brigade RFA and 40 men of the 7th London Brigade RFA were attached to the Batteries of the 6th London Brigade, to assist in building the new gun positions required for wire cutting.

  • Mine blown at Hooge   3rd Division blew a mine at Hooge which had been prepared by 175th Tunnelling Company, Royal Engineers. They had constructed a gallery 190 ft long and laid a charge of 3500lbs of ammonal, creating a crater 120ft in diameter and 20ft deep.

  • 19th July 1915 9th Lancers working party

  • Move to Steenwerck    Unclear orders from 19th infantry brigade. Headquarters marched at 10:30 am to billets near Steenwerck, square A15C.sheet 36; relieved by one section 82nd Field Ambulance which took over advanced dressing station at Gris Pot. Divisional baton handed over to charge of 83rd Field Ambulance.

    This day the 19th Infantry Brigade was relieved from the trenches, and moved into billets in the area west and south of Steenwerck.

    Lt. Hill temporarily attached to Royal Welch Fusiliers, in relief of Lt. Harbison proceeded on nine days leave.

  • 19th Jul 1915 19th Seige Bty RGA in action

  • 19th Jul 1915 8th Worcesters entrain

  • 19th Jul 1915 9th Welsh Fuiliers arrive in France

  • 19th Jul 1915 Mine Exploded

  • 19th Jul 1915 Situation Normal

  • 19th Jul 1915 In Billets

  • 19th Jul 1915 Into the Line

  • 19th Jul 1915 Heavy Shelling

  • 19th July 1915 





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