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

29th April 1915

On this day:

  • 27th Apr 1915 Trench Work

  • Zeppelin Raid   Zeppelin LZ38 commanded by Erich Linnarz attacked Ipswich

  • 3rd Monmouths in the line   The 3rd Monmouth Battalion's war diary records that they had only to stand by in the Polygon Line and '29 April, was, a very quiet day'. But even 'very quiet days' brought casualties, 2nd Lieutenant Onions, the son of the Welsh Miner's Leader, was killed as he marched his men back to the dug-outs behind the Wood. He was the first fatal casualty of the 3rd Mons Officers. The general situation was worse than anyone knew. The gas attack had broken the line in the north of the Salient and the German guns were brought up to Pilckem Ridge. Polygon Wood was the most easterly position of the area and now it was developing into a bottle shaped zone, untenable for the 3rd Mons.

  • Daily Battery Activity 6th London Brigade RFA    Between 0035 and 0045 15th London Battery fired six rounds at J2. 16th London Battery registered J6, J7 and S Bend - twenty six rounds - and verified registration of J1. 17th London Battery fired at rear extension of communication trench, and verified registration of other points.

    War Diaries

  • 29th April 1915 9th Lancers ready

  • Sports Day at Redmires   A sports day held at Redmires Camp was a huge success with over ten thousand spectators watching as over 1000 men took part in a range of sporting events. Men from the Sheffield City Battalion, the Barnsley Battalion and 15th Sherwood Foresters took part in heats throughout the mornings, with the finals being held in the afternoon. A Five mile steeple chase was run on a route around the Redmires reservoirs finishing on the parade ground. Most of the events were won by men from the Sheffield Battalion, their superior fitness being attributed to the harsh hilly environment in which they are training. A Company won the tug of war, the football competition and 16 Platoon were victorious in the Inter-Platoon Mile, winning in a time of Seven minutes 45 seconds, each man in full fighting order carrying 50lbs including their rifles.

    Sheffield City Battalion - Ralph Gibson & Paul Oldfield

  • 29th Apr 1915 SS Aragon sails for Alexandria

  • 29th April 1915 Poor Communication

  • 29th Apr 1915 7th Northumberlands in the Trenches

  • 29th Apr 1915 At Rest

  • 29th Apr 1915 Warwicks provide Instruction

  • 29th Apr 1915 Letters Censored

  • 29th Apr 1915 In the Trenches

  • 29th Apr 1915 In the Trenches

  • 29th Apr 1915 In Billets

  • 29th Apr 1915 Crowned in Glory

  • 29th of April 1915 GOC visits

  • 29th of April 1915 New commander of Northumbrians

  • 29th of April 1915 Re-grouping

  • 29th Apr 1915 The Wounded

  • 29th Apr 1915 Quieter

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. Richard Alexander Jarman. 2nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. James Edwin Tait. Northumberland Fusiliers 2nd Btn.

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