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30th July 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



30th July 1915

On this day:


  • 2nd Royal Fusiliers pass through Lemnos   The 2nd Battalion Royal Fusilers arribed at Lemnos Harbour and transferred to HM Gunboat Newmarket, setting sail for Cape Helles, arriving at midnight.

  • Germans use flamethrower   In an attack at 03:15 in the front line at the Hooge Crater, the Germans employed a flame thrower against troops of the 8th Battalion Rifle Brigade and 7th Kings Royal Rifle Corps.

  • 6th London Brigade RFA move to Gosnay   The remaining section of the 16th London Battery and the first section of the 17th London Battery were relieved last night and proceeded to Gosnay. At midday today Lt. Colonel A.C. Lowe DSO handed over his command to Lt. Colonel Heath, OC. 71st Brigade, RFA. The 6th London Ammunition Column proceeded to Gosnay.

  • 30th Jul 1915 Under Fire

  • 13th KRRC proceed to France   The remaining 998 men and 31 officers of the 13th Battalion KRRC marched out of Windmill Camp in two halves. They sailed from Folkestone on the SS Servial to Boulogne escorted by two destroyers.

  • 30th July 1915 9th Lancers working party

  • Sheffield City Battalion leave Cannock Chase   The Sheffield City Battalion undertook a 16 mile route march cross country under the blazing sun with full packs, taking six hours to complete the course. 80men suffered exhaustion and failed to complete the route. On return to Penkridge Bank Camp, they had two hours to pack up and have their meal. They then marched four miles to Rugeley station and boarded trains for the 4th Army Training Centre at South Camp, Ripon.

  • Inspection of cases unfit for trenches.    Visited by Deputy Director Medical Service 8th Division who inspected cases unfit for trenches.

  • 1st Bn Herts relieved by the 3rd Bn Coldstream Guards   The Battalion was relieved by the 3rd Bn Coldstream Guards and marched back to billets at Le Quesnoy.

  • 30th Jul 1915 19th Seige Bty RGA expect action

  • 30th Jul 1915 Liquid Fire

  • 30th Jul 1915 Dastardly appliances of murder

  • 30th Jul 1915 Swift return to the Fray

  • 30th Jul 1915 Burning Oil

  • 30th Jul 1915 Counter Attack

  • 30th Jul 1915 Seamonster Killed

  • 30th Jul 1915 Fishing Smacks Sunk

  • 30th Jul 1915 Working Parties

  • 30th Jul 1915 Appointment

  • 30th Jul 1915 Reinforcements

  • 30th Jul 1915 Stand To

  • 30th Jul 1915 Fatigues

  • 30th Jul 1915 Reliefs

  • 30th Jul 1915 Competition

  • 30th July 1915 

  • 30th Jul 1915 Under Attack





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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. Richard Gribbin. Rifle Brigade Prince Condort's Own Regime 8th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Arthur Hollis. Kings Royal Rifle Corps 7th Battalion
  • Rfn. Arthur Howarth. Rifle Brigade 8th Btn. Read their Story.
  • 2nd Lt. Fredeick Ernest Marriott. Rifle Brigade 7th Battalion
  • Cpt. Lewis Alexander McAfee. Rifle Brigade 8th Batallion Read their Story.
  • L/Cpl. Terence McSherry. Royal Scots Fusiliers 2nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Lt. Sidney Milsom. Rifle Brigade 8th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Rflmn. Benjamin Moulding. Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own) 7th Battalion
  • Rifleman Charles Ringwood Pain. Rifle Brigade 7th (Service) Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Joseph Tierney. Durham Light Infantry 2nd Battalion Read their Story.
  • Rfmn. Frank Wardhaugh. Rifle Brigade 8th Btn. Read their Story.
  • 2nd Lt. Sidney Clayton Woodroffe. VC. Rifle Brigade 8th Btn. Read their Story.

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