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23rd August 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



23rd August 1915

On this day:


  • Postings and Sport   The 6th London Brigade RFA Tug O War team, captained by RSM J.T.Hood, and coached by BSM A.V.Davis, having beaten the 8th London (Howitzer) Brigade RFA in the preliminary heats and the 7th London Brigade RFA in the final heat, qualified to represent the 47 Divisional Artillery in the Divisional Sports on Wednesday next. Lt R. Bruce 6th London Ammunition Column transferred to 16th London Battery Lt W.J. Barnard 16th London Battery transferred to 6th London Amm. Col. 2/Lt J.T. Woollett 15th London Battery transferred to 6th London Amm. Col. 2/Lt J.A.W. Petro 6th London Amm. Col. attached to 17th London Battery. All with effect from tomorrow’s date. Service between England and France resumed. Officers and men of this Brigade will in future proceed on leave each Wednesday instead of Tuesday.

  • 23rd August 1915 9th Lancers in billets

  • 23rd Aug 1915 Reinforcements

  • 23rd Aug 1915 Dig until Daybreak

  • 23rd Aug 1915 Attack on Zeebrugge

  • 23rd Aug 1915 Three Smacks Lost

  • 23rd Aug 1915 Armed Trawler Torpedoed

  • 23rd Aug 1915 Ships Sunk

  • 23rd Aug 1915 7th Northumberlands into Reseve

  • 23rd Aug 1915 Divisional Reserve

  • 23rd Aug 1915 Reinforcements

  • 23rd Aug 1915 Digging

  • 23rd Aug 1915 Fatigues

  • 23rd Aug 1915 Recce

  • 23rd Aug 1915 Training

  • 23rd Aug 1915 Training

  • 23rd Aug 1915 Training





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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. Thomas Brown. Royal Welsh Fusiliers 1st Btn. Read their Story.
  • 2nd Lt. Charles Wilfred Hobkinson. York and Lancaster Regiment 6th Battalion
  • Pte. Elias Jones. Royal Welsh Fusiliers 1st Btn Read their Story.
  • FarrierQMS. Cyrus Owen Roach. Royal Field Artillery Read their Story.

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