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



27th April 1915

On this day:


  • Daily Battery Activity 6th London Brigade RFA    15th and 16th London Batteries reported a series of explosions in the direction of Givenchy and the fact that searchlights were played on enemy Trenches from the direction of La Bassee. The 15th Battery did not fire. The 16th Battery fired five rounds at the gap in the south end of the J Breastwork. 17th London Battery registered a communication trench. Later 16th Battery shelled to the left of 17th Battery firing thirty six rounds. There was an inspection of 6th London Ammunition Column by the OC. Brigade.

  • The "Second Battle of Ypres". 1st Battalion fighting at Sanctuary Wood, Zillebeke, Belgium April 1915.   1st Battalion fighting at Sanctuary Wood, Zillebeke, Belgium.

  • 1st Bn Herts relieved by the 2nd Coldstream Guards   Bn relieved by the 2nd Coldstream Guards at B1.

  • Continued Action   E Battery 3rd Brigade RHA

    Attached to French Troops 3 miles NW of Ypres. (26th to 30th April) 27th April - Supported French Attacks from 1315 to 1900 - fired about 200 rounds

  • 27th Apr 1915 SS Aragon evacuates wounded

  • 27th Apr 1915 7th Northumberlands Withdraw

  • 27th Apr 1915 On the Move

  • 27th Apr 1915 Situation Normal

  • 27th Apr 1915 Artillery In Action

  • 27th Apr 1915 Sparse Roll Call

  • 27th Apr 1915 In the Trenches

  • 27th Apr 1915 Under Shellfire

  • 27th Apr 1915 In the Trenches

  • 27th Apr 1915 Reinforcements

  • 27th Apr 1915 Holding the Line

  • 27th Apr 1915 Instruction

  • 27th April 1915 New CO Arrives





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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Spr. David B. Baird. Royal Engineers 107th Field Company Read their Story.
  • Pte. Albert Boughton. Royal Irish Fusiliers 1st Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. David Greenhalgh. Kings Liverpool Regiment 4th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Sjt. Thomas Harper. North Staffordshire Regt 6th btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. William Heron. Northumberland Fusiliers 1/5 Btn.
  • Pte. John Hiney. Royal Scots 1st Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. John F Limerick. Sherwood Foresters 1st Btn Read their Story.
  • L/Cpl Albert E Morris. Royal Engineers 1/2nd North Midland Field Company Read their Story.
  • Lt. William Bernard Rhodes-Moorhouse. VC. 2nd Sqd. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Herbert Francis Wallis. East Surrey Regiment 2nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Sidney Clarence Wheels. Northumberland Fusiliers 2nd Btn.

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