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26th May 1915On 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.
War diary RAMC 19th Field Ambulance, Erquinghem-Lys
- 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
- 26th May 1915 On the March
- 26th of May 1915 Strengthening the Line
- 26th of May 1915 Under Attack
- 26th of May 1915 Situation Report 1
- 26th of May 1915 Hard Fighting
- 26th of May 1915 Digging in
- 26th of May 1915 Situation Report 2
- 26th of May 1915 Assistance Requested
- 26th of May 1915 Situation Report 3
- 26th May 1915 Under Heavy Fire
- 26th of May 1915 Holding Captured Trench
- 26th of May 1915 Relieved by 22nd Londons
- 26th of May 1915 Situation Report 4
- 26th of May 1915 Shelling Contiues
- 26th of May 1915 Relief on the Way
- 26th of May 1915 24th London Regiment Relieved
- 26th of May 1915 Zeppelins heading for Dunkirk
- 26th of May 1915 No enemy sightings
- 26th of May 1915 Orders received
- 26th of May 1915 GOC visits Brigades
- 26th of May 1915 Enemy columns
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