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



28th April 1915

On this day:


  • Daily Battery Activity 6th London Brigade RFA    15th London Battery fired six rounds at a working party reported near J2. Four rounds struck the parapet. 16th London Battery verified registration of K works. 17th London Battery fired on Canal Trench and the Communication trench leading to it, verifying the range and line already registered.

    War Diaries


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

  • 28th April 1915 9th Lancers on the move

  • Preparations for enemy gas attack   Lt. Grellier proceeded by Motor Ambulance wagon to St Omer today with two other officers to be interviewed by the DGMS* in the Field. Owing to the attack in the North, the enemy employing poisonous gas, masks made of gauze, and saturated withSoda Bicarbonate solution (2oz to a wine bottle) are being prepared for the men of the Field Ambulance. * Director General Medical Services

    War diary RAMC 19th Field Ambulance, Erquinghem-Lys


  • Continued Action   E Battery 3rd Brigade RHA

    With Drench Troops about 3 miles NW of Ypres. 28th April - Supported French Attacks from 1330 to 1800 - fired about 200 rounds.

    29th April - Registering.

    war diaries


  • 28th April 1915 Operational Order

  • 28th Apr 1915 Enemy Mine Located

  • 28th Apr 1915 Reliefs Completed

  • 28th Apr 1915 Under Shellfire

  • 28th Apr 1915 In the Trenches

  • 28th Apr 1915 Casualties in April

  • 28th Apr 1915 Working Parties

  • 28th Apr 1915 In the Trenches

  • 28th Apr 1915 Relief

  • 28th Apr 1915 Ground Gained

  • 28th of April 1915 Reliefs

  • 28th of April 1915 GOC Visit

  • 28th of April 1915 Ammo column on the move

  • 28th of April 1915 General Plumer's Force

  • 28th of April 1915 





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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Capt. Charles Albert Barnes. 11th Infantry Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Patrick Booth. Royal Dublin Fusiliers 1st Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. William Brayson. Northumberland Fusiliers 2nd Btn.
  • Pte. William Edward Costain. Kings Liverpool Regiment 10th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Tom Dixon. Norfolk Regiment 1st Bt, D Coy,. Read their Story.
  • RSM. Arthur George Harrington. DCM London Regiment 5th (City of London) Battalion Read their Story.
  • Rfmn. Andrew "Warner" Marriage. London Regiment 9th (Queen Victoria's Rifles) Btn Read their Story.
  • Pte. James Nixon. Northumberland Fusiliers 4th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. R. Robinson. Lincolnshire Rgt 1st Btn. Read their Story.
  • L/Cpl. William Thomas Smith. Royal Scots 1st Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. William John Strickley. Kings Liverpool Regiment 4th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Cpl. George Wall. Monmouthshire Regiment 1st Btn. Read their Story.
  • Dvr. William Woodhouse. Royal Field Artillery 367 Bty. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Thomas George Jack Woodnutt. Hampshire Regiment 2nd Battalion Read their Story.

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