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

20th March 1915

On this day:

  • 20th March 1915 Brigade Attachment

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

  • Zeppelin raids Western Front   20th March 1915 On 20 March the three remaining Army airships set off to bomb Paris. One was lost on the return journey.

    John Doran

  • 19th Field Ambulance leaves Armentières   Handed over the billets and hospitals established in the Institution St Jude to a representative of the 18th Field Ambulance; also the Advanced Post at Houplines, and the clearing of the section of trenches held by the 18th Infantry Brigade, and one Regiment of the 17th Infantry Brigade

    War Diary 19th Field Ambulance RAMC, Armentières

  • Moving into Erquinghem-Lys   Marched at 2.30 pm and arrived at 3.15 pm. The Field Ambulance now working by sections - A section, Surgical, B section Bath House, C section medical. A section in the École Communale' C section in the Mairie and B section in the Divisional Bath House. Very little sickness and wounds in the Brigade.

    War Diary 19th Field Ambulance RAMC, Erquinghem-Lys

  • 20th Mar 1915 2nd DCLI in billets

  • 20th Mar 1915 Training

  • 20th Mar 1915 2nd Queens receive draft

  • 20th Mar 1915 Platoon Training

  • 20th Mar 1915 Almost One Sided

  • 20th Mar 1915 An Exchange of Verse

  • 20th Mar 1915 Bathing

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • 2nd Lt. Henry Cyril Pecker. Royal Scots 1st Battalion Read their Story.
  • L/Sgt. Richard Ernest Salusbury. King's Royal Rifle Corps 14th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Robert Smith. Royal Scots 1st Btn. Read their Story.

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