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



26th May 1915

On this day:


  • Zeppelin Raid   Zeppelin LZ38 commanded by Erich Linnarz bombed Southend and Ipswich.

    The first four raids by LZ38 killed six people and injured six, causing property damage estimated at 16,898. Twice Royal Naval Air Service (RNAS) aircraft tried to intercept LZ 38 but on both occasions it was either able to outclimb the aircraft or was already at too great an altitude for the aircraft to intercept. The British fighter BE2 took about 50 minutes to climb to 10,000 ft (3,000 m).

  • Daily Battery Activity 6th London Brigade RFA    6th County of London Brigade RFA with the same objective as yesterday, 15th London Battery fired four hundred and seventy eight rounds on J10, J12, J15, J19. The 16th London Battery fired four hundred and thirty six rounds on J5, J10 and ninety four rounds at J7, J10. The 17th London Battery fired seven rounds on enemy trenches near G8 at the request of infantry.

  • 26th May 1915 9th Lancers Rest after Battle

  • Case of Enteric Fever    Armourer Sgt. Marshall of Agyll & Sutherland Highlanders reported from Bailleul to be suffering from Enteric Fever. Investigations as to contacts and billets - no satisfactory information could be elicited; no trace of probable carriers.

    Information that the 6th Division leaves this area this week received, being relieved by the 27th Division 19 IB remains in present situation.

    Lt. Millar rejoined his Regiment this afternoon.

  • 19th Seige Bty RGA proceed to France   19th Seige Battery RGA leave Bristol for France.

  • 26th May 1915 Gas attack

  • 26th May 1915 In the Firing Line

  • 24th May 1915 7th Northumberlands in Trenches

  • 26th May 1915 Training & Presparations

  • 26th May 1915 Into the Trenches

  • 26th May 1915 Londons in Fierce Fighting

  • 26th May 1915 Working Party Shelled

  • 26th May 1915 In Bivouacs

  • 26th May 1915 Enemy Shelling

  • 26th May 1915 Under Fire





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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. Patrick Aspell. Northumberland Fusiliers 2nd Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Herbert Ernest King Atkins. Royal Fusiliers 2nd Battalion Read their Story.
  • L/Sgt. William Frederick Atkins. 1/23rd London Regiment D Coy Read their Story.
  • L/Sgt. William Frederick Atkins. London Regiment 1/23rd Battalion, D Coy. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Stanley Robert Atkinson. Northumberland Fusiliers 2nd Btn Read their Story.
  • Pte. Joseph Henry Hall. Northumberland Fusiliers 2nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. William Todd Hutcheon. Northumberland Fusiliers 2nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Wilfred Henry Lewis. London Regiment 1/23rd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. John McCauley. Northumberland Fusiliers 2nd Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Henry Richard Nix. London Regiment 24th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. William James O'Brien. London Regiment 24th (The Queens) Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Edward Pearson. Northumberland Fusiliers 2nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Norman Smith. West Yorkshire Regiment 1st/7th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Norman Smith. West Yorkshire 1/7th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. George Swaddle. Northumberland Fusiliers 2nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Thomas Septimus Tatham. London Regiment 24th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Sidney "Son" Thomas. The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment) 1/24th Batallion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Herbert Waller. Northumberland Fusiliers 1/6th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Fus. Stephen Adamson Watt. Northumberland Fusiliers 2nd Btn. Read their Story.

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