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29th January 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

29th January 1915

On this day:

  • Submarine U21 Fires on Cumbrian coast   Just after 14:15 hours on the 29th January 1915 German submarine U21 surfaced off the Cumbrian coast and opened fire on the airship sheds at Airship Shed Road, (West Shore Road) Walney Island, Barrow in Furness. No damage was caused and Walney Battery returned fire, some eye-witnesses reported that U21 had been sunk, but these reports were untrue.

  • 2 Life Guards - Capt. Ferrey promoted   2 Life Guards - War Diary, Captain Ferrey of 27th Light Cavalry was gazetted to my Regiment as a Major. I supervised a scheme for all officers set by Major Ferrey.

    War Diary

  • 1st Bn Herts move to Essaires and east of Gorre   The Bn again moved to Essaires and after dinners went on to mile E of Gorre, marching back to Hingette about 6.15pm.

    War Diary of the 1st Battalion Hertfordshire Regiment

  • 29th Jan 1915 2nd Queens leave billets

  • 29th Jan 1915 Entertainment for Wounded

  • 29th Jan 1915 Trench Work

  • 29th Jan 1915 Artillery In Action

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte Ernest Henry Linge. Essex Regiment 2nd Btn Read their Story.
  • Bugler Tulsa Singh. 74th Punjabis Read their Story.
  • Cpl. Thomas Elliott Slack. West Yorkshire Regiment 1st Battalion Read their Story.

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