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21st 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

21st October 1915

On this day:

  • 6th London Bde RFA Fire   6th County of London Brigade RFA report: At 1400 Concentration of fire (5 rounds per gun) on one trench H.19.a.2.0.-H.19.a.7.8. At 1420 the above action was repeated. Retaliation as usual. Horses of the Brigade were inspected by Deputy Director of Remounts: 60 horse were cast as being unsuitable, through age, size or other qualifications.

    War Diaries

  • 1st Battalion Royal Scots in France 1915.   1st Battalion in Somme region Picardie, France
    1st Battalion Royal Scots last fatality killed in France 1915.
    To date 1st Battalion Royal Scots had lost 162 men (that are known)

  • Lack of billets   9th Lancers at Elnes, getting into billets, not sufficient cover for all men & horses. 1 Other Rank to Temporary Hospital.

    War Diary

  • Standby   E Battery 3rd Brigade RHA

    With 5th Cavalry Brigade in billets at Mierules

    war diaries

  • 21st Oct 1915 8th Warwicks in the Trenches

  • 21st Oct 1915 Route March

  • 21st Oct 1915 Reliefs Completed

  • 21st Oct 1915 Under Shellfire

  • 21st Oct 1915 On the March

  • 21st Oct 1915 Trench Work

  • 21st October 1915 Move to new quarters

  • 21st of October 1915 Into Trenches

  • 21st of October 1915 Relieved by the French

  • 21st of October 1915 French Take Over

  • 21st of October 1915 Good Billets

  • 21st Oct 1915 Vicious Sniping

  • 21st of October 1915 Quiet

  • 21st of October 1915 Orders

  • 21st Oct 1915 Funeral held

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. Allan Boyle. Royal Scots 1st Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. James Brophy. Irish Guards 2nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Alexander Crombie. Black Watch 8th Btn.
  • Pte. Robert Maxwell. Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders 11th Btn. Read their Story.

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