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

24th September 1915

On this day:

  • Pre Loos Bombardment   4th day of bombardment prior to Battle of Loos.

  • 24th September 1915 9th Lancers on the move

  •    E Battery 3rd Brigade RHA

    1630 orders received to move with remainder of 5th Brigade. Marched to new area through Westrehen and Fiefe to Peessy les Pernes. Got in at 2230 - village full of French Cavalry

  • 24th Sep 1915 17th Durhams Entrain

  • 24th Sep 1915 All Prepared

  • 24th Sep 1915 The Biggest Cannonade

  • 24th Sep 1915 Retaken Thirteen Times

  • 24th Sep 1915 Dover Patrol Departs

  • 24th Sep 1915 Submarine Bombed

  • 24th Sep 1915 Quintshill Rail Disaster Trial

  • 24th Sep 1915 Q Ship sinks Submarine

  • 24th Sep 1915 Artillery Barrage

  • 24th Sep 1915 Ready to Move

  • 24th Sep 1915 Into the Trenches

  • 24th Sep 1915 On the Move

  • 24th Sep 1915 Exchange of Bombs

  • 24th Sep 1915 On the March

  • 24th Sep 1915 On the March

  • 24th Sep 1915 Into Position

  • 24th Sep 1915 On the March

  • Persistent Shelling   This morning and this afternoon there was again persistent shelling by the Germans on the front line trenches, Chalk Pit Wood and Loos being their principle targets. 6th County of London Bde RFA retaliated, with one round (18 pounder) and one round (15 pounder) for every one of their rounds. At 1600 a Concentration of fire was made by 13th and 15th London Batteries on trench H.19.d.4.0 - H.25.b.2.7 while the 16th and 17th London Batteries similarly concentrated on trench H.19.d.4.0 - H.25.b.4.7. A derelict British 18 pounder Wagon Body and timber were salved. Batteries reported on a large number of misfire, due to the fact that the T tubes are not now being received in sealed tins.

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. John Berry. Yorkshire Regiment 8th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Jonathan Burchell. Royal Fusiliers 1st Battalion Read their Story.

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