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20th 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



20th February 1915

On this day:


  • 20th Jan 1915 Admissions

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

  • 2nd Life Guards CO unhappy with schemes   In the War Diary of the 2nd Life Guards, their CO Records: Criticised Squadron Schemes and discussed them. Accused by Div HQ of having 5 officers over strength when as a fact I am 4 under. Replied forcibly at some length.

  • Leave re-opened   Leave re-opened.

  • False alarm for 1st Bn Herts   The Bn had orders to stand to arms about 5.30am owing to a false alarm.

  • 20th Feb 1915 Ploegsteert shelled

  • 20th Feb 1915 2nd Queens inspected

  • Transfers   On 20th of February 1915, 22 Battery moved from 34 Brigade to 3 Brigade.

  • 20th Feb 1915 Mutiny Contained

  • 20th Feb 1915 Artillery Duel

  • 20th Feb 1915 Brutal Fighting Recalled





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There are:11 articles tagged with this date available in our Library

  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. Harry Forrester. Northumberland Fusiliers 2nd Btn.
  • Gur. William Arthur Massey. B Battery 97th Brigade Read their Story.
  • Pte. Hugh Munro. Royal Scots 1st Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. David Sangster. Royal Scots 1st Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Alexander Scott. Royal Scots 1st Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Henry Oscar Wackett. Royal Scots 1st Btn. Read their Story.

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