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31st December 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



31st December 1915

On this day:


  • Onservation point Enagged   6th County of London Brigade RFA report from Annequin. At 0820, 0916 and 1020 the 16th London Battery fired at a suspected Observation Point (A.30.a.8.0) where a single German had been observed and a second suspected O.P. (A.29.a.4.4.) was engaged with twenty four Shrapnel and three rounds of H.E. At 1045 the 19th London Battery also observed the German at A.30.a.8.0 and engaged the house with six rounds. The 17th London Battery at 1130 fired twelve rounds of H.E. at the suspected O.P. at A.29.a.4.4. During the day the enemy shelled our trenches in A.27.b (15th London Battery retaliated, and enemy ceased firing) and at G.4.a (19th London Battery retaliated with a total of seventy four rounds on trenches G.4.b). The 16th London Battery at 1130 engaged a periscope and suspected machine gun emplacement with twenty rounds of H.E (G.4.b.2.8.). At request of Infantry the 17th London Battery fired 20 rounds H.E. on Cross trench. During the afternoon the Germans shelled our billets in Cambrin in reply to which the 15th and 17th London Batteries fired on billets in Staines with eight rounds and twenty rounds respectively. Signed A H Lowe Lt Col R.F.A Commanding Sixth London Brigade R.F.A

    War Diaries


  • Commence relief handover   E Battery 3rd Brigade RHA

    Captain Walsh, Commanding Officer, 63rd Brigade RFA came up to take over position and it was arranged that 2 guns should go out of action this night and on the next morning he registered his 2 guns. The times worked out well but his ranges differed 75 yards from our registrations. His 18 pounders being new and our 13 pounders very old. Whilst we have been in this position a lot of work has been done to the gunpits and the system of telephone communication with the Battalion Headquarters and the Group HQ Royal Artillery much improved

    war diaries


  • 31st Dec 1915 5th Northumberlands Relieved by 7th

  • 31st Dec 1915 Gifts from the Trenches

  • 31st Dec 1915 Courts Martial

  • 31st Dec 1915 Hospital Ship Arrives

  • 31st Dec 1915 The Worst in Germany

  • 31st Dec 1915 Seeing the Old YEar Out

  • 31st Dec 1915 Orders for Another Move

  • 31st Dec 1915 Reliefs

  • 31st Dec 1915 Reliefs

  • 31st Dec 1915 Inspection

  • 31st Dec 1915  Training





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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. John Jolly. Royal Sussex Regiment 2nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Bombadier William Henry "Driver" Smith. Read their Story.

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