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29th January 1915On 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.
- 1st Bn Herts move to Essaires and east of Gorre The Bn again moved to Essaires and after dinners went on to ½ mile E of Gorre, marching back to Hingette about 6.15pm.
- 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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