The Wartime Memories Project - The Great War - Day by Day
23rd October 1915On this day:
- Intermittent Shelling This afternoon there was intermittent shelling by the Germans and 6th London Bde RFA retaliated.
A Concentration of fire set to take place at 1630 was postponed.
- 23rd October 1915 Conference of Commanding Officers
- SS Ilaro lost SS Ilaro was a British Merchant steamer built in 1895.
On the 23rd October 1915 when on route from Forcados, West Africa for Hull with a cargo of maize and palm kernels she hit a mine, laid by German submarine UC-5, 4 miles East from Dungeness.
One life was lost and 29 saved, the crew abandoned ship in two boats.
- Continued standby E Battery 3rd Brigade RHA
Continued on standby with 5th Cavalry Brigade at Huquilliers.
23rd to 31st October - nothing to report
23rd October - Lt Col Olivant visited the Battery
25th October - Captain CT Walwyn left the battery on posting to a Divion of the New Armies.
29th October - Major RH Sanderson joined the Battery from D Battery 46th Brigade, 14th Division
- 23rd Oct 1915 A Remarkable Incident
- 23rd Oct 1915 3rd Coldstreams in the Trenches
- 23rd Oct 1915 Reinforcements Needed
- 23rd Oct 1915 Medical Inspections
- 23rd Oct 1915 Reliefs Completed
- 23rd Oct 1915 Inspection
- 23rd Oct 1915 Trench Work
Can you add to this factual information? Do you know the whereabouts of a unit on a particular day? Do you have a copy of an official war diary entry? Details of an an incident? The loss of a ship? A letter, postcard, photo or any other interesting snipts?
If your information relates only to an individual, eg. enlistment, award of a medal or death, please use this form: Add a story.
Want to know more?
There are:11 articles tagged with this date available in our Library These include information on officers service records, letters, diaries, personal accounts and information about actions during the Great War.
Items from the Home Front Archive
Do you have any letters, photos, postcards, documents or memorabilia from the Great War? We would love to include copies. Please use this form to submit diary entries and letters or photographs for this new Section: add to this archive.
The Wartime Memories Project is a non profit organisation run by volunteers.
This website is paid for out of our own pockets, library subscriptions and from donations made by visitors.
The popularity of the site means that it is far exceeding available resources.
If you are enjoying the site, please consider making a donation, however small
to help with the costs of keeping the site running.
The Wartime Memories Project Website
is archived for preservation by the British Library
Website © Copyright MCMXCIX - MMXVII
- All Rights Reserved