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



26th September 1915

On this day:


  • 20th Sep 1915 Mine Field Undetected

  • Battle of Loos   6th County of London Brigade RFA report remaining section of the 16th London Battery went up to Maroc to join the section already in the firing line. The 16th London Battery is under the command at present of Capt Cooper. Major Gordon is still with HQ at Thwaite's 141st Infantry Brigade. Detached section of 17th London Battery returned to Les Brebis to the wagon line. 2/Lt Lloyd returned to duty with the 17th London Battery from 47th Divisional Artillery.

    War Diaries


  • 13th Northumberlands in action at Chalk Pit Wood   The 13th Northumberland Fusiliers are in action at Chalk Pit Wood, Loos.

  • 1st Battalion Royal Scots in France 1915.   1st Battalion in Somme region Picardie, France

  • 14th Durhams in action   On 26th September 1915 at 4:30 am the 14th Durhams arrived at Loos (Hill 70) the 14th went into action. Here is the entry from the War Dairy: "64 brigade had instructions to go into action objective Aivnay via Hill 70 in support of 62nd and 63rd Brigades. About 9am the battalion deployed and attacked Hill 70 but the whole brigade was driven back on reaching the crest of the hill. They reformed and again attacked the hill but were again driven back and occupied the original first line English trenches and went into bivouac.Casualties:- 2 Officers killed. 14 Wounded. 8 Men killed 263 wounded."

  • 26th September 1915 9th Lancers ready to move

  • Sheffield City Battalion arrive at Hurcott Camp   The 12th York and Lancs Battalion arrive at Hurcott Camp for their final training before deployment to the front. Col Mainwaring stood down as CO being replaced by Lt.Col. J.A. Crosthwaite.

    Sheffield City Battalion - Ralph Gibson & Paul Oldfield


  • Standby   E Battery 3rd Brigade RHA

    In billets at Cauchy with 5th Csvalry Brigade. 26th Sep - stood ready to move all day.

    war diaries


  • 26th Sep 1915 Pioneers Attack

  • 26th Sept 1915  8th Lincolns Move Up

  • 26th Sep 1915 Advances Repulsed

  • 26th Sep 1915 French Troops Dig In

  • 26th Sep 1915 2nd Worcesters in Action

  • 26th Sep 1915 Dismounted Cavalry in Action

  • 26th Sep 1915 Brave Deeds

  • 26th Sep 1915 10th Essex Relieve 8th Suffolks

  • 26th Sep 1915 Chaplain under Fire

  • 26th Sep 1915 Hold at All Cost

  • 26th Sep 1915 Weather Wet

  • 26th Sep 1915 5th Lincs Relieve 4th Leics

  • 26th Sep 1915 Shoring up Defences

  • 26th Sep 1915 Reliefs Completed

  • 26th Sep 1915 Reliefs Completed

  • 26th Sep 1915 In Action

  • 26th Sep 1915 In Action

  • 26th Sep 1915 Brave Actions

  • 26th Sep 1915 In Action

  • 26th Sep 1915 Artillery Fire

  • 26th of September 1915 Trench Work

  • 26th of September 1915 Bathing Arrangements

  • 26th of September 1915 Near Misses

  • 26th Sep 1915 On the Move





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Remembering those who died this day.

  • L/Sgt. Alfred Arculus. Worcestershire Regiment 2nd Btn Read their Story.
  • Pte. Samuel Percival Armfield. Norfolk Regiment 9th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Arthur George Beaumont. Norfolk Regiment 9th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte William Brown. Durham Light Infantry 10th Btn Read their Story.
  • Pte. Joseph Burgess. Gordon Highlanders 10th Btn.
  • Pte. John George Dodds. Northumberland Fusiliers 13th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Lt-Col. Angus Falcolner Douglas-Hamilton. VC. Cameron Highlanders 6th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Tom Harry Hall. Essex Regiment 11th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. John Charles Heywood. Gordon Highlanders 9th (Pioneers) Btn. G Coy. Read their Story.
  • Cpl. Percy Hulse. Rifle Brigade. 12th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Sjt. John Reginald Judson. Northumberland Fusiliers 13th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Edward Thomas Linsley. Northumberland Fusiliers 13th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Rfmn. Thomas James Lloyd. Rifle Brigade 12th Battalion Read their Story.
  • L/Cpl. John Lowrey. Durham Light Infantry 15th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Alan McFarlane. Black Watch 9th Btn Read their Story.
  • Pte. Albert George Meadows. East Yorkshire Regiment 8th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Thomas William O'Brien. Border Regiment 2nd Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Patrick O'Neill. Royal Scots Fusiliers 7th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Alexander Palmer. Highlight Light Infantry 12th Btn. Read their Story.
  • L/Cpl. Charles Stanley Banks Palmer. London Regiment 7th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Arthur George Port. Somerset Light Infantry 8th Btn.
  • L/Sgt. Thomas Sheldon. East Yorkshire Regiment 8th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Thomas Smith. York and Lancaster Regiment 10th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. G. Stewart. Royal Scots 1st Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. James Miller Taylor. Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) 10th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Spr. Arthur Terrington. Royal Engineers 73rd Field Coy. Read their Story.
  • Pte. William Valentine. Northumberland Fusiliers 13th Btn.
  • Pte Fenwick Watson. Durham Light Infantry 14th Btn. Read their Story.

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