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



26th July 1915

On this day:


  • 26th Mar 1915 Building Up

  •    On the 26th of July 1915, the minimum required strength for the second line infantry battalions was reduced to 600, with troops in excess of that number being declared available for overseas service.

  • 6th London Brigade RFA Fire   15th London Battery retaliated with 22 rounds on German forward trenches. By order of the 47th Division HQ, 16th London Battery fired on chimney seen in German trenches and after firing 16 rounds satisfied themselves that the chimney was not in the first or second line German trenches. 17th London Battery fired 2 rounds on transport on crossroads at H.25.d thereby stopping traffic. Last night the guns were bought back from wire cutting positions.

    War Diaries


  • 2nd Btn Royal Irish Regiment move brigade   2nd Battalion, Royal Irish Regiment transfer to 11th Brigade, still with 4th Division.

  • 26th July 1915 9th Lancers working party

  • Lt. Ransom joins 1st Bn Herts   Lieut. Ransom joined the Battalion from England.

    War Diary of the 1st Battalion Hertfordshire Regiment


  • 26th Jul 1915 19th Seige Bty RGA in action

  • 26th Jul 1915 Decoy Ship Engages Sub

  • 26th Jul 1915 10th Essex entrain

  • 26th Jul 1915 Trench Work

  • 26th Jul 1915 Working Parties

  • 26th Jul 1915 Working Parties

  • 26th Jul 1915 Bombardment





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Remembering those who died this day.

  • CSM. Walter Annis. The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment) 6th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Ernest Fellows. Worcestershire Regiment 3rd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Thomas Alfred Goldup. Royal West Kent Regiment 1st Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Bert Hartells. Worcestershire Regiment 3rd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Cpl. Frederick Ives. Worcestershire Regiment 3rd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Andrew McPherson. Black Watch 6th Btn. G Company. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Richard Prescott. South Lancashire Regiment 6th Btn.
  • Pte. James Reid. Royal Dublin Fusiliers 1st Btn Read their Story.
  • Pte. John Robinson. Worcestershire Regiment 3rd btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. William Elisha Smithstone. East Lancashire Regiment 1st Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Alfred Thompson. Worcestershire Regiment 3rd Btn. Read their Story.

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