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20th October 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 October 1915

On this day:


  • 6th London Bde Battery Activity   6th County of London Brigade RFA report At noon all batteries fired 10 rounds of shrapnel on trench H.19.d.4.0 - H.25.b.10.3. as fast as possible. At 1600 Concentration of fire on Puis 14 --- and on Wood 3,4 5, 6. Retaliation as before. Leave for the Division was reopened. Capt R.A Corsan, who had been wounded, rejoined the 15th London Battery from the Base.

  • 20th October 1915 Brigade move

  • Newcastle United hand St Jame's Park over to Army   Newcastle United football club moved out of st James' Park to a temporary home at Brough Park, Byker as the club ground was handed over to the army for use as a military billet.

  • Relocation   E Battery 3rd Brigade RHA

    Marched back with 5th Cavalry Brigade for new orders. Battery to Mileules about 23 miles.

  • 20th October 1915 Relief and relocation

  • 20th Oct 1915 Converting old Enemy Trenches

  • 20th Oct 1915 2nd Sherwoods Surrounded

  • 20th Oct 1915 Caught in Anti-Submarine Net

  • 20th Oct 1915 Submarine Sails

  • 20th Oct 1915 Bathing & Training

  • 20th Oct 1915 A Difficult Letter

  • 20th Oct 1915 In the Fight

  • 20th Oct 1915 Boys Proved Themselves

  • 20th Oct 1915 Mine Exploded

  • 20th Oct 1915 Enemy Attack

  • 20th Oct 1915 Sent Home





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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Cpl. Walter Lewis. South Staffordshire Regiment 7th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Sidney Morris Rust. Essex Regiment 9th Battalion Read their Story.

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