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30th November 1915On this day:
- 14th DLI defend Potijze By the end of the November 1915 the 14th DLI were firmly embedded in the 6th Division, and found themselves defending Potijze. During this time the battalion endured a gas attack near Wieltje. Casualties amongst the ranks amounted to 149 with a number of officers also being gassed and wounded.
- 16th Northumberland Fusilers on the march 16 Btn, Northumberland Fusiliers continue march along Amiens -Bapaume road, via Albert. B & C Coys to Dernancourt, A & D coys to Meaulte, three miles from the front line.
- Hostile Batteries Engaged 6th County of London Brigade RFA report
twenty seven hostile batteries were engaged, of which thirteen ceased firing. An average of 140 rounds per battery were fired today.
Capt P.A. Love, having reported from Base Details, was posted to the 6th London Ammunition Column to assume command.
- 14th DLI join 6th Division Towards the end of November 1915 the 14th Btn. Durham Light Infantry transferred to 18th brigade of the 6th Division. The brigade consisted of, 1st Btn, the West Yorkshires. 1st Btn, the East Yorkshires. 11th (Service) Btn, the Essex. 2nd Btn, the Sherwood Foresters. 2nd Btn, the Durham Light Infantry. 14th (Service) Btn, the Durham Light Infantry 1/16th (County of London) Btn, the London Regiment. 18th Brigade Machine Gun Company. 18th Trench Mortar Battery.
By the end of the November 1915 the 14th. were firmly embedded in the 6th Division, and found themselves defending Potijze.
- 30th November 1915 9th Lancers Dig Trenches
- Half of Sheffield City Battalion complete musketry course With the musketry course at Larkhill completed, the Sheffield City Battalion marched to Hurcott Camp.
- Very bad arrangements E Battery 3rd Brigade RHA
Left Elques at 0800 and marched via Aire and St. Venant. We were to have stayed the night at Oblinghem having been told by the Staff Captain RA, 7th Division that we should find good billets there and that all was arranged. But when Captain Neville arrived there with the billeting party he found the place full of infantry. We eventually billeted in some farms close to Jocon arriving there just before dark. The place for horses was a quagmire.
- 30th Nov 1915 A Barn with some Company
- 30th Nov 1915 Congratulations
- 30th Nov 1915 5th Lincs Relieved by 4th Leics
- 30th Nov 1915 Enemy Mortars Active
- If Starvation Comes The special correspondent of the Standard in Switzerland says:
“The tenth issue of the German War Essays (Deutsche Kriegs-Schriften), published by Messrs. A. Marcus and E. Weber, of Bonn, is a brochure Dr. Heinz Pothoff, entitled “Volk oder Staat,” and it contains a noteworthy chapter, headed “The war of nations requires a more severe method of warfare,” from which the following is extracted:
“Can anyone doubt that the German General Staff will hesitate to employ extreme measures if Germany is ever on the verge of real starvation? Can it be doubted that our General Staff will do anything rather than allow the victorious German armies called home from France and Russia and Belgium owing to the lack of food? Will it not adopt the most severe measures rather than submit to peace dictated by starvation?
Such reprisals are within our reach. If necessary, we must expel all the inhabitants from the territories which our armies have occupied and drive them into the enemies' lines. If necessary, we must kill the hundreds of thousands of prisoners who are now consuming our supplies. That would frightful. But it would be inevitable if there were no other way of holding out.”
Dr. Heinz Pothoff, the author of this supremely infamous proposal, is the recognised leader of the Progressive People's party in the Rhineland, and he was a prominent Radical member of the Reichstag from 1905 to 1912.”
- 30th Nov 1915 Change of Commander
- 30th Nov 1915 Blizzard
- 30th Nov 1915 Survivors Inspected
- 30th Nov 1915 Reliefs Re-organised
- 30th Nov 1915 Football
- 30th Nov 1915 Practice Attack
- 30th Nov 1915 Refitting
- 30th Nov 1915 Construction Work
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