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23rd 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



23rd October 1915

On 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.

    War Diaries


  • 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

    war diaries


  • 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

  • 23rd Oct 1915 Reliefs

  • 23rd of October 1915 Under Fire

  • 23rd of October 1915 Div HQ Relocates

  • 23rd of October 1915 Marching Order

  • 23rd of October 1915 Marching Order

  • 23rd Oct 1915 Concert

  • 23rd Oct 1915 Trench Work





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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Chief Eng. Stephen Robert Blair. SS Ilaro Read their Story.
  • Dvr. Robert Chambers. Royal Field Artillery 29th Divisional Ammunition Column Read their Story.
  • Pte. Thomas Cunliffe. Grenadier Guards 2nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Patrick McCreanor. Royal Irish Rifles 6th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Joseph Newman. Northumberland Fusiliers 10th Btn Read their Story.

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