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31st January 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 January 1915

On this day:

  • 1st Battalion Royal Scots Belgium & France 1914 - 1915.   1st Battalion Royal Scots in Ypres, Belgium.
    1st Battalion Royal Scots had lost 10 men to date (that are known)

  • 2nd Life Guards report Re-equipment of Regiment almost completed   The 2nd Life Guards War Diary records: Service as usual by the Chaplain, and 1 Squadron bathed. The re-equipment of the Regiment was almost completed.

    War Diary

  • Large draft of men arrive at 1st Bn Herts   A draft of 2 Officers and 195 men arrived. In the evening No.3 Coy was ordered to report to 2nd Bn Welch Regiment. Two platoons GIVENCHY, two PONT FIXE mile S.W. of GIVENCHY.

    War Diary of the 1st Battalion Hertfordshire Regiment

  • Further moves   E Battery 3rd Brigade RHA

    With 5th Cavalry Brigade near Merville.

    Marched at 0900 by Aire to billets in several small farms about 1 mile NE of Merville. About 23 miles. Heavy snow during the march - into billets about 1630.

    war diaries

  • 31st Jan 1915 2nd Queens in trenches

  • 31st Jan 1915 Snipers at the Keep

  • 31st Jan 1915 Defence Work

  • 31st Jan 1915 At Rest

  • 31st Jan 1915 In Billets

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. Peter Archibald McGregor. Seaforth Highlanders 1st Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Alexander Robertson. Royal Scots 1st Btn. Read their Story.

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