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31st 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

31st July 1915

On this day:

  • 31st Jul 1915 Quiet

  • 2nd Royal Fusiliers land on Cape Helles   The 2nd Battalion Royal Fusilers landed at Cape Helles from HM Gunboat Newmarket and went straight into the lines.

  • 6th London Brigade RFA move to Gosnay   6th County of London Brigade RFA report The remaining section of the 17th London Battery and the Brigade Headquarters staff proceeded last night to Gosnay.

    War Diaries

  • 31st Jul 1915 2nd KOSB on the Somme

  • 13th Rifles proceed to France   13th Battalion, Rifle Brigade land at Boulogne with 111th Brigade, 37th Division.

  • 31st July 1915 9th Lancers working party

  • 12th York & Lancs arrive at Ripon   The Sheffield City Battalion arrived at Ripon in the early hours and the men marched to South Camp on the Harrogate Road and spent the day unloading stores and settling into the camp. The training at Ripon was mainly in musketry, but before it could begin, the men had to construct a rifle range

  •    Relieved the 2nd Bn Coldstream guards in B1 sector.

    War Diary of the 1st Battalion Hertfordshire Regiment

  • Return to billets   E Battery 3rd Brigade RHA

    Started at 0830. Marched back to billet and bivouac 3/4 mile SE of Noordpeene.

    war diaries

  • 31st Jul 1915 Minefield

  • 31st Jul 1915 Ships Sunk

  • 31st Jul 1915 In Billets

  • 31st Jul 1915 Artillery Bombardment

  • 31st Jul 1915 Availability of Supplies

  • 31st Jul 1915 Trench Visit

  • 31st Jul 1915 Reliefs

  • 31st Jul 1915 Reinforcements

  • 31st Jul 1915 Shelling

  • 31st Jul 1915 Brave Actions

  • 31st July 1915 

  • 30th July 1915 In Action

  • 31st of July 1915 

  • 31st Jul 1915 Command

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Capt. William J. Davis. Kings Royal Rifles Corps 8th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Rflmn. Thomas Walter Knowles. Rifle Brigade 7th Btn. Read their Story.

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