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

26th February 1915

On this day:

  • Route March   17th Batt, The Welch Reg were on a 12 mile route march in preparation to be sent to the Front. The following is an extract from a letter written by my grandfather, Idris Howells, to his wife & daughter in Rhondda. 'Home' is a boarding house in Rhos-on-Sea. "We started at 9.45 and reached back home about 1pm. We went to Llandudno and around the Great Orne's Head and the wind was blowing something terribly all the way. We are going there again on Monday to see Lloyd George."

  • 2nd Life Guards - More trench digging   2nd Life Guards War Diary: Party of 100 digging trenches.

    War Diary

  • Zeppelin raid on London   26th February 1915. The first attempt was made on 26 February but turned back due to headwinds and a second attempt ended when the airship flew below the cloud base to check its position and found itself over Belgian army positions near Ostend, riddled by rifle fire, it came down near Tirlemont and was destroyed by the wind. [LZ33(L8)]

    John Doran

  • Inspection by Brig-General Gordon   Lt. Balfour transferred to medical charge of 6th Divisional RE this day. Inspection of Field Ambulance this afternoon by Brig-General Gordon commanding 19th Infantry Brigade.

    War Diary 19th Field Ambulance RAMC, Armentières

  • Reconnaissance   No. 16 Squadron flew its first reconnaissance mission on the 26th February. As other Squadron standardised on the BE2, No. 16 Squadron inherited all their non-standard types including the frail pre-war Maurice Farman, Voisins, Bs, and Shorthorns. On the 6th March the Squadron moved to an airfield at La Gorgue.

  • 26th Feb 1915 A rough crossing to France

  • 26th Feb 1915 South Staffs relieve 2nd Queens

  • 26th Feb 1915 Bravey under Fire

  • 26th Feb 1915 Well Cared For

  • 26th Feb 1915 Parade

  • 26th Feb 1915 Final Parade in England

  • 26th Feb 1915 Final Parade in England

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. John Henry Bellerby. Northumberland Fusiliers 1st Btn.
  • Pte. Thomas Flynn. Connaught Rangers 1st Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Percy Lucas. Royal Welsh Fusiliers 1st Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. George Marr. Royal Scots 1st Btn. Read their Story.

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