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24th December 1915On this day:
- Christmas Eve Explosion 6th County of London Brigade RFA spend Christmas Eve at Annequin.
From 0700 to 0830 all batteries fired on G.4.b in support of Infantry, approximately forty five rounds H.E. and sixty rounds Shrapnel per Battery expended.
A mine was exploded by us.
At 0936 the 17th London Battery fired nine rounds H.E. on a working party in Pekin Alley.
At 1210 the 15th London Battery fired twenty eight Shrapnel and twenty H.E. shells on A.28.c.8.5 in reply to enemy shelling A.28.c and the enemy ceased firing.
From 1315 to 1500 the 15th London Battery fired one hundred and twenty seven Shrapnel and eighty H.E. on G.4.b.2.10 in reply to enemy shelling G.4.a. Enemy ceased firing with some difficulty.
At 1315 the 19th Battery fired fifteen Shrapnel on G.4.b.9.7. in reply to enemy shelling of G.4.a.
At 1830 all batteries fired on G.4.b on account of SOS signal (Five green rockets)
Lt Van den Bergh and R.S.M. Hood proceeded on leave of absence.
- 9th Lancers Kit Inspection 9th Lancers in billets, HQ Enquin.
Inspections of kit, arms, saddlery & horses by all Squadrons & Machine Gun Section.
1 Other Rank from Temporary Hospital.
- 24th Dec 1915 Into the Trenches
- St James' Park returned to football club St James' Park is handed back to Newcastle United, the army footing a bill of £590 2s and 9d for rental and damages.
- Ongoing Action E Battery 3rd Brigade RHA
24th Dec - Fired between 1700 and 1800, 1900 and 2000 also 2200 to 2300 on enemy's transport lines and trolley lines.
25th Dec - Fired a few rounds in the morning and repeated the firing of Dec 24th evening.
- 24th Dec 1915 Drill
- 24th Dec 1915 Concert at Hotel
- 24th Dec 1915 Enemy Mine
- 24th Dec 1915 Puddings
- 24th Dec 1915 Trench Recce
- 24th Dec 1915 In the Trenches
- 24th Dec 1915 Training
- 24th December 1915 Lewis gun training
- 24th Dec 1915 At Rest
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