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23rd September 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 September 1915

On this day:

  • Pre Loos Bombardment   6th County of London Brigade RFA report one gun declared defective from 5th London Field Artillery Battery - one from 17th London Battery was taken up to replace it. 3rd day of bombardment prior to Battle of Loos. Spare stores were stored at 47th Royal Artillery storage at Haillicourt.

  • 23rd September 1915 Regimental Parade

  • 23rd Sep 1915 Under Fire

  • 23rd Sep 1915 Artillery Duel

  • 23rd Sep 1915 Shipping Diverted

  • 23rd Sep 1915 Drifter Bombed

  • 23rd Sep 1915 Three Ships Sunk

  • 23rd Sep 1915 7th Northumberlands into Trenches

  • 23rd Sep 1915 Reliefs

  • 23rd Sep 1915 On the March

  • 23rd Sep 1915 Rations

  • 23rd Sep 1915 Artillery Active

  • 23rd Sep 1915 On the March

  • 23rd Sep 1915 Resting

  • 23rd Sep 1915 In Billets

  • P Class Zeppelin   Zeppelin LZ50 (L16)

    • Production Ref: LZ50
    • Class type : P
    • Tactical ref: L16
    • Usage: Military
    • First Flight: 23rd September 1915


    Carried out 44 reconnaissance missions and 12 attacks on England dropping a total of 18,048 kg (39,789 lb) of bombs. It also delivered supplies to German Isles in Winter 1916. It was damaged beyond repair during a training mission at Nordholz Airbase on the 19th October 1917.

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Sgt. Albert Cannon. Royal Fusilliers 11th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Arthur George Cook. Royal Sussex Regiment 1/4th Battalion, A Company. Read their Story.
  • Pte Thomas Robinson. Sherwood Foresters 2nd Btn. Read their Story.

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