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The Wartime Memories Project - The Great War - Day by Day



24th December 1915

On 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.

    War Diaries


  • 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.

    War Diary


  • 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.

    war diaries


  • 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





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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. John Barr. Highland Light Infantry 5th Btn.
  • Pte. John Barr. Highland Light Infantry 5th Btn.
  • CSM. James Richard Boraston. Royal Warwickshire Regiment 1st/8th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. James Toole. Durham Light infantry 14th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Ab.Sea. John Walker. Hawke Battalion Read their Story.

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    17th Divisional Army Cyclist Christmas Card 1915
    17th Divisional Army Cyclist Christmas Card 1915

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