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



29th March 1915

On this day:


  • Front Line Training Rotation   6th County of London Brigade RFA report that the Return took place to War Station of officers who proceeded to Front on Thursday last. Major R R Wansbrough, Lt G Lyon Smith, Lt A F Yencken, Lt R Bruce, 2/Lt A F Blackwell, 2/Lt J A O Petro, proceeded with six NCOs and six telephonists for attachment to Regular Batteries in 1st and 2nd Divisions.

  • 29th March 1915 9th Lancers training

  • 29th Mar 1915 2nd Queens in billets

  • 29th Mar 1915 Night Work in Trenches

  • 29th Mar 1915 Warm and Comfortable

  • 29th Mar 1915 Under Instruction

  • 29th Mar 1915 Quiet Spell

  •    Minutes of Committee Meeting Cocken Hall March 29th 1915

    Present:- Lord Durham, Colonel Bowes, Major Tristram, Capt. Lowe, and Colonel Burdon.

    The strength of the battalion was stated to be 1362 of all ranks. That some were still being transferred to other battalions, and others who had been dismissed on the ground of health.

    Colonel Bowes stated that the camp had been inspected by Colonel Blackburn, Chief Engineer, Northern Command, York, on the 24th inst: and that he had expressed himself as satisfied with its condition and arrangements. No objection had been made by him to the rather congested state of the camp. He had given certain directions with regard to the disposal of the drainage, which will be carried out.

    It was stated that very few recruits were now coming in, in spite of advertisements in the newspapers; the accounts for which were stated to be very large, but were not given.

    Colonel Bowes undertook to send Colonel Burdon an account of the number of field glasses required for the battalion, in excess of those probably issued by the War Office.

    Colonel Burdon mentioned the question of leave for men and officers, and expressed a hope on behalf of himself and the Committee that leave to the very fullest possible extent would be granted until the time that the regiment moved into camp elsewhere, as very considerable dissatisfaction existed, owing to other battalions being able to obtain leave very much in excess of that granted in the 18th. Colonel Bowes stated that the difficulty lay with the orders given by the Brigadier.



  • 29th Mar 1915 Spy Captured

  • 29th Mar 1915 Accomodation





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  • Pte. Thomas Fagan. Royal Dublin Fusiliers 2nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • L/Cpl. Frederick Smith. Northumberland Fusiliers 2nd Btn. Read their Story.

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