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

29th May 1915

On this day:

  • Monmouthshires re-equip   The period from May 29th to June 10th was busily spent in organising and re-equipping. It was in this period that the first real protection against gas was issued and considerable time was given to training in the use of the new gas helmet. A party from the Monmouth's had taken part in the initial tests which, owing to the shortage of gas, were carried out inside a motor omnibus. Since the surprise use of gas various temporary solutions had been adopted to help protect the troops against the effects. These new gas helmets, quickly produced, were remarkably simple and effective under the circumstances. They remained in service for about 9 months when new forms of protection were required due to the introduction of other forms of gas as a weapon of war.

    It is interesting to note the strength of the three units forming the amalgamated Battalion was still far below strength: 1st Battalion 7 Officers 193 Other ranks; 2nd Battalion 12 Officers 476 Other ranks; 3rd Battalion 8 Officers 273 Other ranks

  • 6th London Brigade RFA Reports   15th London Battery moved its position to that occupied in the first place by the 16th London Battery, and proceeded to register on J13 and I12, with 6 rounds. This zone was invisible from the last observation station. 16th London Battery did not fire. The 20th London Battery today came under the command of the OC. 6th London Brigade RFA.

    War Diaries

  • 29th May 1915 9th Lancers in billets

  • Gibbons replaced by Hill    Lt. R C Hill arrived this morning in relief of Temp. Lt.. Gibbons who proceeded to Boulogne this afternoon to report to DDMS* there.

    * Deputy Director Medical Services

    War diary RAMC 19th Field Ambulance, Erquinghem-Lys

  • 29th May 1915 Gas shells near Zonnebeke

  • 29th May 1915 Heavy Fighting

  • 29th May 1915 Poisoned Water

  • 29th May 1915 Brave brothers in action

  • 29th May 1915 Men shelled while tending regimental graves

  • 29th May 1915 Casualties for 8th Worcesters

  • 29th May 1915 News from Prisoners

  • 29th May 1915 Trench Work

  • 29th May 1915 Burying the Dead

  • 29th May 1915 On the March

  • 29th May 1915 Reliefs

  • 29th May 1915 Instruction

  • 29th of May 1915 Officer joins HQ

  • 29th of May 1915 Operational discussions

  • 29th of May 1915 GOC visits Brigades

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Cpl. George Arthur Andrews. Hampshire Regiment 1/5th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Rflmn. Roland Cecil Barratt. London Regiment 17th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte Arthur James Cyril Blackmore. Glos. Regiment 1st/6th
  • Pte. Arthur James Cyril Blackmore. Gloucestershire Regiment 6th Btn., 7th Pltn., B Coy. Read their Story.
  • Sgt. William Clarke. Connaught Rangers 3rd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Percival Robinson. Northumberland Fusiliers 1/5th Btn. Read their Story.

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