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



27th September 1915

On this day:


  • Battle of Loos   6th County of London Brigade RFA report One gun from 17th London Battery was sent to 13th London Battery to replace a gun badly damaged by an explosion in the trench. 16th London Battery fired three rounds registering.

  • 1st Battalion Royal Scots Belgium & France 1914 - 1915.   1st Battalion in Somme region Picardie, France
    Arrivals: 2/Lt D. D. A. Berry arrived and posted to B Coy.

  • 27th September 1915 9th Lancers on the move

  • Abortive Movement   E Battery 3rd Brigade RHA

    Orders received at 0315 for Brigade to concentrate for move. Marched to rendezvous only to find that a mistake had been made that we were not wanted. Returned to billet at Cauchy.

  •    The Army in Mesopotamia advanced upon the town of Kut, a strategic port on the Tigris on the route to Baghdad. Due to the depredations of the climate, sand storms and accidents A Flight of 30 Squadron was soon reduced to only two serviceable aircraft. Nevertheless these two machines provided crucial strategic observations of enemy positions assisting in the capture of the town. Four more modern B.E.2cs arrived at Basra together with four pilots and these were shipped up to Kut by river barge. More info.

  • 27th Sep 1915 Buried Alive

  • 27th Sep 1915 In Action for 36 Hours

  • 27th Sep 1915 1st North Stafford in the Line

  • 27th Sep 1915 1st Scots Guards Charge

  • 27th Sep 1915 Through the Ruins

  • 27th Sep 1915 Transports Stopped

  • 27th Sep 1915 10th Essex in Trenches

  • 27th Sep 1915 7th Northumberlands into Trenches

  • 27th Sep 1915 In Trenches

  • 27th Sep 1915 Brave Actions

  • 27th Sep 1915 Trench Work

  • 27th Sep 1915 New Line

  • 27th Sep 1915 In Camp

  • 27th Sep 1915 Billets Shelled

  • 27th Sep 1915 Reliefs Completed

  • 27th Sep 1915 Very Cold





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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Private William Robertson Aitken. Durham Light Infantry 15th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Thomas Anderson. Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) 8th (Service) Btn. Read their Story.
  • Rfm. Walter Barton. Rifle Brigade 12th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Robert Caney. Northumberland Fusilliers 12th Battalion
  • L/Cpl. William Clark. Northumberland Fusilliers 12th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte Patrick "Pat" Connelly. Black Watch 8th Read their Story.
  • Sgt. Alfred Davidson. Northumberland Fusiliers 12th Btn.
  • Pte. John Owen Gilmore. Scots Guards 1st Bn Read their Story.
  • Pte. John Hare. Northumberland Fusiliers 12th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Arthur Edward Lewis. The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment) 8th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Douglas McLintock. Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders 11th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. James Mellon. Black Watch 8th Btn.
  • Pte. John James Mongan. Royal Scots 11th Battalion
  • Pte. John James Mongan. Royal Scots 11th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. John James Mongan. Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment) 11th Btn Read their Story.
  • Pte. Walter Reick. Durham Light Infantry 15th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. James Bede Ritson. London Regiment 1/20th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Robert Robertson. Gordon Highlanders 9th Btn.
  • Pte. Patrick Rocks. Durham Light Infantry 14th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Thomas Rudge. Northumberland Fusiliers 12th Btn. Read their Story.

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