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

31st August 1915

On this day:

  •    The 45th Siege Battery embarked at Southampton on August 31st and disembarked at Boulogne on the 1st September 1915.

  • Lecture and moves   6th County of London Brigade RFA records an additional party of 20 men under Lt Blackwell, left Gosnay and proceeded to Noyelles. Lecture by Capt McCombis, Chemical Advisor, 1st Army about use of smoke helmets at Houchin. Lt Bruce and 2 NCOs attended.

    Signed G Lyon Smith Lt in his new post of Orderly Officer at Brigade Headquarters.

  • 22nd Heavy Battery proceed to France   22nd Heavy Battery RGA arrive in France

  • 31st August 1915 Pioneering Class at Esquelbecq

  • 31st Aug 1915 19th Seige Bty RGA at work

  • 31st Aug 1915 Concert by Telephone

  • 31st Aug 1915 7th Northumberlands Relieved

  • 31st Aug 1915 Working Parties

  • 31st Aug 1915 Blow Expected

  • 31st Aug 1915 Reliefs Completed

  • 31st Aug 1915 In Support

  • 31st Aug 1915 Fatigues

  • 31st Aug 1915 Quiet

  • 31st Aug 1915 Sorrow

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. Abraham Harrison. Northumberland Fusiliers 9th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Capt. John Aidan Liddell. Royal Flying Corps 7 Sqd. Read their Story.
  • Captain John Aidan Liddell. MC VC RFC 7 Squadron Read their Story.

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