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26th January 1915 - The Great War, Day by Day - The Wartime Memories Project

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



26th January 1915

On this day:


  • 2nd Life Guards are to return to the trenches.   The CO of the 2nd Life Guards made a thorough inspection of D squadron horses. The Brigadier called to tell us we are to return to the trenches.

  • Gen. Gainsford visits Redmires Camp   General Gainsford and Brigadier General Bowles visit Redmires Camp. They observed the men of the Sheffield City Battalion undertaking drill on the parade ground and physical training. They also visited Quarry Hill a short distance from the camp where two platoons from B Company were engaged in digging trenches.

  • Opening of convalescent ward - Armentières   Lieut. H V Soltau RAMC (SR) reported his arrival and posted to ? medical charge of Sherwood Foresters in relief of Lieut. Perry proceeding on 8 days leave.

    Capt. Nicholls and Lieut. Haydon placed on sick list today.

    Convalescent ward opened in the École Professionale today and staff of 1 MO, 1 NCO and 3 men appointed for duty there. Slight cases both medical and surgical will be kept there in future and returned to their units without having to be sent down to the ?

  • 1st Bn Herts CO appointed Brigadier General   The commanding Officer, Lieut. Col. The Viscount Hampden returned to England to take up an appointment as Brigadier General.

  • 26th Jan 1915 2nd Queens parade

  • 26th Jan 1915 Heavy Fighting

  • 26th Jan 1915 Patrol Enagages Enemy

  • 26th Jan 1915 Casualties

  • 26th Jan 1915 In the Trenches





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