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



25th April 1915

On this day:


  • Daily Battery Activity 6th London Brigade RFA    6th County of London Brigade RFA report 15th Battery did not fire. 16th Battery fired thirty six rounds in registering German trenches from A.3.d.2.2 to A.3.a.0.2. Range 3425-3600 yards. 17th Battery registered four points - a snipers post (3050 yds), Canal trench (3100 yds), German forward trench (3425 yds), and German Communication trench (3700 yds). The 16th and 17th Batteries, as the result of Chateau Gorre being shelled yesterday moved the Wagon Lines to La Motte Farm and the banks of the La Bassee canal respectively.

    Today the Brigade came under the tactical command of General Wray (Through Colonel Hall) instead of General Onslow, 2nd Division.

    War Diaries


  • 1st Battalion Royal Scots fighting at Sanctuary Wood, Zillebeke, Belgium April 1915.   1st Battalion Royal Scots fighting at Sanctuary Wood, Zillebeke, Belgium in the Second Battle of Ypres.

  • 25th April 1915 2nd Cavalry Brigade on the move

  • Arrangements for collection of sick and wounded   19th Field Ambulance, RAMC at Erquinghem-Lys. The night party for advanced post now leaves at 8 pm, and the motor ambulance wagon at 8.30 pm, for the collection of the sick and wounded from Regimental Aid Posts of the trenches.

    War diary RAMC 19th Field Ambulance, Erquinghem-Lys


  • New men drafted to 1st Bn Herts   25 to 28-4-1915. Into billets at Le Quesnoy. 25-4-1915 A draft of 30 men joined the battalion from England. Also 21 men rejoined the battalion from hospital.

    War Diary of the 1st Battalion Hertfordshire Regiment


  • CO of 4th East Yorks killed   Commanding officer of the 4th Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment, Lieutenant Col George Herbert Shaw was killed.

  • Action with French Troops   E Battery 3rd Brigade RHA

    Lent to support French Forces 3 miles NW of Ypres. Went into action one mile north of Brielen at 1530 on being attached to French Troops and registered on ridge to east of canal about Pilkem and to south of Lattu (???)

  • 25th of April 1915 

  • 25th of April 1917 Ammo column delayed

  • 25th of April 1915 Considerable losses

  • 25th Apr 1915 SS Aragon in the Dardanelles

  • 25th Apr 1915 7th Northumberlands in the Line

  • 25th Apr 1915 Trench Work

  • 25th Apr 1915 Enemy Shelling

  • 25th Apr 1915 Working Parties and Shelling

  • 25th Apr 1915 Underground Rescue

  • 25th Apr 1915 In Support

  • 25th Apr 1915 Machine Gunners in Action

  • 25th Apr 1915 Attack and Counter Attack

  • 25th April 1915 On the March

  • 25th Apr 1915 In the Trenches

  • 25th Apr 1915 On the March

  • 25th Apr 1915 Entrenching

  • 25th Apr 1915 Under Shellfire

  • 25th Apr 1915 Under Shellfire

  • 25th Apr 1915 In Action

  • 25th Apr 1915 Landing

  • 25th Aug 1915 Trench Work





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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. Alfred Stanley Arkwright. Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment) 2nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Walter Atkinson. Lancashire Fusiliers 1st Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. William Herbert Valentine Ayers. Kings Own Royal Lancaster Regiment 2nd Battalion
  • Pte. Joseph Bailey. Royal Dublin Fusiliers 1st Btn. Read their Story.
  • Sgt. Patrick Bannon. Royal Irish Fusiliers 1st Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. John Edwin Barnes. Essex Regiment 1st Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Lewis Bradshaw. Royal Warwickshire Regiment 1st Btn.
  • Pte. Patrick Carroll. Northumberland Fusiliers 2nd Btn.
  • 2nd Lt. William Alan Copeland. Royal Scots 1st Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Herbert Dunn. Northumberland Fusiliers 2nd Btn.
  • Pte. William Dunn. Northumberland Fusiliers 2nd Btn.
  • Sgt. Frederick Ellis. Essex Regiment 1st Btn. Read their Story.
  • Lt. Charles Stockley French. Royal Dublin Fusiliers 2nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Robert Fuller. Northumberland Fusiliers 2nd Btn.
  • Cpl. Benjamin Charles Gay. Gloucester Regiment 1/6th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Maj. Charles George Gordon. 2nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Gilbert Greening. Northumberland Fusiliers 2nd Btn.
  • CSM. Frederick William Hall. VC. 8th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. William Hislop. Royal Scots 1st Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Harry Hodgman. 5th Infantry Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Alexander Hutchison. Royal Scots 1st Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte Henry Arthur Kiff. Royal Fusiliers 2nd Btn Read their Story.
  • Pte. Matthew Leach. Northumberland Fusiliers 2nd Btn.
  • Pte. Daniel Lynch. Royal Munster Fusiliers 1st Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. S. Lyons. 8th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Robert Savage. Northumberland Fusiliers 2nd Btn.
  • Pte. Maurice Simmonds. Northumberland Fusiliers 2nd Btn.
  • Sgt. Frank Edward Stubbs. VC. Lancashire Fusiliers 1st Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. William Joseph Supple. Royal Dublin Fusiliers 1st Btn.
  • L/Cpl. Alweyne Montague Fisher Turner. Northumberland Fusiliers 2nd Btn.
  • 2nd Lt. Francis Stuart Verschoyle. Royal Engineers Royal Anglesea Coy. Read their Story.
  • Pte Sidney George Westall. Royal Warwickshire 1st Btn
  • Able Sea. William Charles Williams. VC MID HMS Hussar Read their Story.
  • C.S.M. William Wilson. 1st Btn. Read their Story.

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