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



21st July 1915

On this day:


  • 2nd Royal Fusiliers arrived in Malta   The 2nd Battalion Royal Fusilers arrived Malta enroute to the Dardanelles.

  • 10th Btn. Rifle Brigade proceed to France   10th Battalion, Rifle Brigade having completed their training at Hamilton Camp near Stonehenge, proceeded to France, landing at Bologne.

  • Daily Battery Activity 6th London Brigade RFA    The Adjutant of 6th County of London Brigade RFA, Captain M.J.K. O’Malley, became sick and was evacuated to 6 Field Ambulance. 15th London Battery fired a total of 36 rounds on billets at Loos and 7 rounds on German forward trenches, all in retaliation. 16th London Battery fired 23 rounds in retaliation, of these, 8 rounds were fired at Loos and remainder distributed along the German Front Line trenches. Later 32 rounds were fired at the latter target. At 3 periods during the day 17th London Battery retaliated on G.34.c.6.8. Three NCO’s and one man of the 15th London Battery were wounded as a result of examining a German 'blind' shell. One man of the 17th London Battery was wounded during bombardments of the 17th London Battery Wagon Line at Novelles

    War Diaries


  • 21st July 1915 9th Lancers train

  • Unsuccessful search for new sites for Field Ambulance   Visited by Assistant Director of Medical Services and Deputy Assistant Director Medical Services 8th Division. On their instructions, and accompanied by Lt. Hampson, went to inspect possible sites, in neighbourhood of Nouveau Monde, for Field Ambulance to occupy but found none suitable.

    War diary RAMC 19th Field Ambulance


  • 1st Bn Herts relieved by Highland Light Infantry   The Battalion was relieved by the 9th Bn Highland Light Infantry and marched into Montmorency Barracks, Bethune.

    3 new Officers joined the Battalion from England - 2/Lieut. Grimble, 2/Lieut. Gudgeon, and 2/Lieut. Lee.

    War Diary of the 1st Battalion Hertfordshire Regiment


  • 21st Jul 1915 10th Sherwoods inspected

  • 21st Jul 1915 A Change of Scene.

  • 21st Jul 1915 An Excellent Lecture

  • 21st Jul 1915 Working Parties

  • 21st Jul 1915 Snipers Active

  • 21st Jul 1915 Inspection

  • 21st Jul 1915 Instruction

  • 21st Jul 1915 On the Move

  • 21st Jul 1915 Reliefs Completed

  • 21st July 1915 





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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. Herbert Francis Burden. Northumberland Fusiliers 1st Btn. Read their Story.
  • CSM Henry Tuttle. Royal Irish Regiment 1st Btn. Read their Story.

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