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



26th April 1915

On this day:


  • Daily Battery Activity 6th London Brigade RFA    During the night of April 25th/26th, the 15th London Battery fired six rounds at the K works. After the second round shouting was heard from the enemy. Later the sound of hammering of posts was heard, and the sound ceased after the last two rounds were fired. 16th London Battery registered zone from A.3.d.2.2. to A.3.a.0.2. 36 rounds fired. 17th London Battery registered a communication trench leading along the north bank of the La Bassee canal. Range 3925-4200 yards.

    H A Barker and Pte P L G Winter (15th Battalion, London Regiment) gazetted as 2nd Lieutenants.

  • The "Second Battle of Ypres". 1st Battalion fighting at Sanctuary Wood, Zillebeke, Belgium April 1915.   1st Battalion fighting at Sanctuary Wood, Zillebeke, Belgium.

  • 26th April 1915 9th Lancers ready

  • Continued Action   E Battery 3rd Brigade RHA

    Attached to French Troops 3 miles NW of Ypres. (26th to 30th April) Supported French attacks on Pilkem Ridge at 0330 and at 1400 on 26th April, ranges about 3700 yards buildings and trenches - fired about 200 rounds

  • 26th Apr 1915 18th DLI leave Middlebrough

  • 26th Apr 1915 Operation Order No. 3

  • 26th April 1915 Enemy endeavouring to Break Through

  • 26th Apr 1915 7th Northumberlands in Support

  • 26th April 1915 

  • 26th Apr 1915 Suspicious Noises

  • 26th Apr 1915 Enemy Shelling

  • 26th Apr 1915 Working Parties

  • 26th Apr 1915 Under Shellfire

  • 26th Apr 1915 Eye Witness Account

  • 26th Apr 1915 Heavy Casualties

  • 26th Apr 1915 On the March

  • 26th Apr 1915 Entrenching

  • 26th Apr 1915 Working Party

  • 26th Apr 1915 Operational Order No. 12





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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. William Archbold. Durham Light Infantry 5th Btn.
  • Pte. Patrick Aspell. Royal Dublin Fusiliers 2nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Lt. Robert Bernard. Royal Dublin Fusiliers 1st Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. George Henry Blanch. Northumberland Fusiliers 2nd Btn.
  • Pte. Arthur Irwin Bridge. Northumberland Fusiliers 1/6th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Joseph Carl. King's Own Scottish Borderers 1st Btn. Read their Story.
  • Sgt. William Bolton Coates. Durham Light Infantry 8th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. John Connelly. Royal Scots 1st Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Robert Coulson. Durham Light Infantry 1/8th Btn Read their Story.
  • Pte. William Davison. Northumberland Fusiliers 2nd Btn.
  • Pte. William Denham. Durham Light Infantry 6th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. James Dumma. Royal Scots 1st Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. James Fitzpatrick. Northumberland Fusiliers 2nd Btn.
  • Pte. Walter Fletcher. Northumberland Fusiliers 2nd Btn.
  • Pte. Joseph Goodyear. Royal Warwickshire 1st Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Wilfred Hugill. Durham Light Infantry 5th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Sgt. Michael Kelly. Royal Irish Regiment 1st Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. James Kershaw. King's Own (Royal Lancaster) Regiment 1st Btn Read their Story.
  • Pte. James King Moodie. Kings Own Scottish Borderers 1st Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Robert Morrow. VC. Royal Irish Fusiliers 1st Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Thomas Mullen. Royal Scots 1st Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Charles Albert Musgrove. Northumberland Fusiliers 2nd Btn.
  • Pte Thomas Pooley. Durham Light Infantry 1/8th Btn Read their Story.
  • Pte. Harold Robinson. Royal Scots 1st Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Jack Sargeant. Durham Light Infantry 8th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Harold Snowden. Northumberland Fusiliers 2nd Btn.
  • Pte. George Thompson. Royal Scots 1st Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Joseph Turnbull. Durham Light Infantry 1/8th Battalion
  • Pte. Thomas Henry Wake. Northumberland Fusiliers C Coy. 7th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Wilfred Hereward Wake. Northumberland Fusiliers 7th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. William Willett. Northumberland Fusiliers 2nd Btn.

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