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22nd November 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

22nd November 1915

On this day:

  • 16th Northumberland Fusilers arrived in France   16 Btn, Northumberland Fusiliers disembark at Boulogne from Folkestone.

    records of the 16th (service) battalion northumberland fusiliers captain ch cooke mc, newcastle upon tyne 1923

  • Fighting at Ctesiphon    The Battle of Ctesiphon began at dawn, with British Forces attacking the Ottoman defences on banks of the Tigris River in Mesopotamia.

    In just 3 days 4,500 Indian soldiers would be killed or wounded fighting for Britain against the Turks in modern day Iraq. The ancient ruins of the Arabic palace were used as hospital to treat the wounded.

  • Gloucestershire Hussars return to Egypt   On November 22nd 1915 the Gloucestershire Hussars left Gallipoli sailed back to Alexandria.

  • Training   6th County of London Brigade RFA report a course of Instruction in Military Correspondence, Indents etc. was instituted with lectures being given by S.M.J.T. Heed. All Subaltern officers are attending. The men are also having instruction in the following: shoeing, chiropody and cooking.

    War Diaries

  • 22nd November 1915 9th Lancers in Billets

  • 22nd Nov 1915 Enemy Mine Explodes

  • Compensation Offered   The German Government offers compensation to the American families of those who lost a family member when the RMS Lusitania was sunk in May. America refuses this offer.

  • 22nd Nov 1915 Company & Platoon Drill

  • 22nd Nov 1915 Lethal Weapon

  • 22nd Nov 1915 Pioneer Training

  • 22nd Nov 1915 Fatigues

  • 22nd Nov 1915 On the March

  • 22nd Nov 1915  On the Move

  • 22nd November 1915 Big move preparation

  • 22nd Nov 1915 Entertainment

  • 22nd Nov 1915 Dugouts Improved

  • 22nd Nov 1915 Withdrawal

  • 22nd of November 1915 

  • 22nd November 1915 

  • 22nd Nov 1915 Construction Work

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. James Robert Bullock. East Lancashire Regiment 1/5th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Rflmn. Matthew Clayton. Kings Royal Rifle Corps 9th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. William Bain Hogg. Highland Light Infantry 5th (City of Glasgow) Btn. D Coy Read their Story.
  • L/Sgt. Henry John Speer. King's Royal Rifle Corps 9th Btn.

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