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20th April 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



20th April 1915

On this day:


  • Daily Battery Activity 6th London Brigade RFA    6th County of London Brigade RFA's War Diary entry is a very faint copy - almost unreadable: 16th Bty fired 12 rounds during the night at K works (A.3.C.2.9) Range 3575. 17th Bty fired at area behind Cantileux. Range approximately 4475 yards.

  • 1st Battalion fighting at Sanctuary Wood, Zillebeke, Belgium April 1915.   1st Battalion fighting at Sanctuary Wood, Zillebeke, Belgium.

  • 20th April 1915 Brigade Excerise

  • 4th Northumberlands proceed to France   4th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers sail for France with the 50th (Northumbrian) Division.

  • 4th Northumberlands arrive in France   4th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers disembark in Boulogne and march to St Martins Rest Camp, to the west of the town, three miles from the dock.

  • 7th Northumberlands depart for France.   7th Northumberlands depart for France. Embarked on S.S. Invicta, Departing from Folkstone.

  • 20th Apr 1915 Artillery Bombardment

  • 20th Apr 1915 13th Londons Giving Instruction

  • 20th Apr 1915 Reliefs

  • 20th April 1915 On the Move

  • 20th Apr 1915 On the Move

  • 20th Apr 1915 On the Move

  • 20th Apr 1915 On the Move

  • 20th Apr 1915 Orders





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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. John Henry Dunmore. Royal Scots 1st Battalion Read their Story.
  • L/Cpl. J. S.V. Fox. Wiltshire Regiment 1st Btn. Read their Story.
  • Lt. W. M.M. Gilliland. Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 2nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. James Hanning. Royal Scots 1st Battalion Read their Story.
  • L/Cpl. William J. Irvine. King's Own (Royal Lancaster) Regiment 1st Btn. Read their Story.
  • Gnr. William Jones. Royal Field Artillery 43rd Btry. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Edward Strutton. 7th Btns.
  • Pte. John William Wright. Notts and Derby Regiment 8th Btn. Read their Story.

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