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28th June 1915 - The Great War, Day by Day - The Wartime Memories Project

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



28th June 1915

On this day:


  • SS Armenian lost   The transport ship SS Armenian was challenged by the German submarine U-24 off Trevose Head, Cornwall, whilst sailing from Bristol with a cargo of 1,400 mules intended for the British Army in France. The crew were given time to abandon ship before U-24 fired two torpedoes into her stern, sinking the ship. Twenty nine crew members were lost.

  • Leave of Absence   6th County of London Brigade RFA report Capt P.A. Love proceeded to England on 7 days leave.

  • 1st Battalion Royal Scots in France 1915.   1st Battalion Royal Scots in France 1915.

  • 28th June 1915 9th Lancers Musketry Training

  • Death of third sergeant   Sgt Pollock died at 2 am from shock and loss of blood. It was hoped that his leg might been amputated, and although transfused with saline, no reaction (?) him before death.

    Lt. Chapell Quartermaster (?) proceeded on six days leave to England, his duties being undertaken by myself.

  • Message to 1st Bn Herts from Earl of Cavan   Brigadier General the Earl of Cavan, C.B., M.V.O. issued the following order on relinquishing command of the 4th (Guards) Brigade; "On leaving the Brigade to take command of a Division it would not be seemly to recall the various actions since 18th September in which it has been my privilege and delight to command you but I may say - whether in action, in the trenches or in billets, no unit of the 4th (Guards) Brigade has ever disappointed me, nor has any battalion ever fallen short of that great standard set by our predecessors.

    We welcomed the 1st Herts Territorials at Ypres and most worthily have they bourne their part with the rest of us.

    To you all I convey the gratitude of a very full heart and I wish you Goodbye and Godspeed"

  • 28th Jun 1915 19th Seige Bty RGA report blind shells

  • 28th Jun 1915 7th Northumberlands Relieved

  • 28th Jun 1915 British attack

  • 28th Jun 1915 8th Worcs on the March

  • 28th Jun 1915 Parades and Route March

  • 28th Jun 1915 In Camp

  • 28th Jun 1915 Trench Work

  • 28th Jun 1915 Guard Duty

  • 28th Jun 1915 New Billets

  • 28th Jun 1915 Attack Made

  • 28th Jun 1915 Trench Work

  • 28th Jun 1915 Snipers





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Remembering those who died this day.

  • John Austin Biggs. Norfolk Regiment 1st Btn.
  • William Edwin Biggs. Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) 8th Btn.
  • Pte. Charles Dalton. Royal Scots 1st Battalion Read their Story.
  • Rfm. Cyril Charles Elliott. London Regiment 6th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Cpl. Edward Ferrie. Cameronians Scottish Rifles 8th Btn Read their Story.
  • L/Cpl. Samuel Fleming. Cameronian (Scottish Rifles) 8th Btn Read their Story.
  • 2nd Lt. John Hobbs. Royal Scots 1st Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Herbert Howe. Border Regiment 1st Battalion Read their Story.
  • L/Cpl. Allan Livingstone. Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) 8th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. William Mills. Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) 8th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte Richard Moonan. Scottish Rifles 8th Btn. Read their Story.
  • L/Cpl. George Potts. Worcestershire Regiment 4th Btn Read their Story.
  • Pte. William Redpath. Royal Scots 4th Battalion Read their Story.
  • L/Sgt. George Rosie. Royal Scots 7th Btn. Read their Story.
  • David Slattie. Royal Scots Greys 7th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Lt. Daniel Martin Taylor. Cameronians (Scottish Rifles). 7th Btn. Read their Story.

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