The Wartime Memories Project - The Great War - Day by Day
24th July 1915On this day:
- 2nd Monmouths detached The 2nd Monmouths were detached from the amalgamated battalions of the Monmouhs, the first to reform as an independent unit.
- 6th London Brigade RFA in Action 15th London Battery fired a total of 48 rounds on the German Front Line trenches in retaliation. 16th London Battery retaliated similarly with 24 rounds. 17th London Battery fired at G.34.c.6.8 and dispersed a working party. Tonight one gun from the 15th, 16th and 17th London Batteries and one gun of the 13th London Battery (commanded by Major A.C. Scammel) took up forward positions prepared by working parties from the 5th and 7th Brigades, Royal Field Artillery for wire cutting.
- 24th July 1915 9th Lancers training and sports
- 24th Jul 1915 Q Ship
- 24th Jul 1915 Ship Sunk
- 19th Field Ambulance opens in the Pensionnat de demoiselles Took over Advanced Post in Laventie (Hospice Toulouse) and established and opened the Field Ambulance in the Pensionnat de demoiselles in Estaires for reception of sick and wounded. All transport had been parked in a field west of the town, and motor ambulance wagons in the courtyard of the school. Collected sick and wounded of Brigade today. General fatigues, cleaning up the buildings, were carried out in the day.
- 24th Jul 1915 8th Worcesters Inspected
- 24th Jul 1915 Battle of Nasiriyeh, Mesopotamia
- 24th Jul 1915 Fishing Smacks Sunk
- 24th Jul 1915 Orders to Move
- 24th Jul 1915 4th East Yorks relieve 7th Northumberlands
- Advance Party Departs The Transport and Machine Guns of the 10th Battalion Essex Regt, Lieutenants E.B.P. Davis and W.C. Neild under command of Major C.M. Wheatley entrained at Codford St Marys's, Wiltshire and proceeded to Havre via Southampton for active service.
- 24th Jul 1915 Enemy Mine Explodes
- 24th Jul 1915 Reliefs Completed
- 24th Jul 1915 Reliefs Completed
- 24th Jul 1915 Trench Work
- 24th Jul 1915 River trip for Injured Soliders
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:17 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