15th September 1915
The morning was fine and warm after a quiet night. Nothing of importance happened.
In the evening the attached company of the ROYAL WELSH FUSILIERS took over “C” company trenches working as a company. “C” company withdrew to support lines.
Casualties during the day-Nil
16th September 1915
Nothing of Importance happened. Another company of the ROYAL WELSH FUSILIERS came up in the evening and went into the trenches by platoon being attached as 14th infantry.
Casualties- 2 men of the ROYAL WELSH FUSILIERS
17th September 1915
A very warm close day. Nothing of importance happened. In the evening the company of the ROYAL WELSH FUSILIERS attached again took over “C” company’s trenches.
At night the Battalion was relieved by the
where it withdrew to billets at BRAY.
Relief was completed by 9.10pm. Casualties during the day- 1 man injured.
18th September 1915
Nothing of importance happened. Large working parties were found at night. The battalion was comfortably billeted. About 7.30pm a very heavy bombardment was heard to the SE of BRAY.
19th September 1915
The battalion attended a lecture on the effects of a gas attack and how to overcome them by the chemical advisers of the 3rd Army.
After the lecture all the men put on their smoke helmets and passed through a barn in which a gas cylinder was turned on. Beyond getting an unpleasant taste no effects were felt from the gas.
20th September 1915
Nothing of importance happened. The battalion furnished large working parties.
21st September 1915
Nothing of importance happened. Very heavy gunfire to the SE about 10.30pm. Nearly the whole battalion was on fatigue most days while in BRAY except for those on duty or to whom the divisional baths had been allotted
22nd September 1915.
A fine day, nothing of importance happened. About 6pm a German aeroplane passed over BRAY and being attacked by one of our aeroplanes was seen to descend very rapidly in the direction of MAMETZ. It could not be seen whether it came down within our lines or not.
Company Officers reconnoitered the enemy trenches in our front during the afternoon.
23rd-24th September 1915
Nothing of importance happened. 15th INFANTRY BRIGADE relieved the 13th INFANTRY BRIGADE in the trenches. The whole of the 13th INFANTRY BRIGADE were now out of trenches.
Large working parties were found each day and night by the battalion.
ON THIS DAY
Pinsk taken by German forces.
Battle of Tarnopol ends
Vilna taken by German forces
Bulgarian Government order partial mobilisation
Greek Premier (M. Venizelos) asks for guarantee of 150,000 British and French troops as condition for Greek intervention
Viscount Ishii succeeds Marquis Okuma as Japanese Minister for Foreign Affairs
“Dede Agatch Agreement” concluded between Turkey and Bulgaria rectifying Turkish frontier in favour of Bulgaria.
Bulgarian Government order general mobilisation for 25th.
Second Advance on Yaunde (Cameroons) begins
Greek Government order precautionary mobilisation.
French and British Governments inform Greek Government that they are prepared to send troops requested
Allied Autumn Offensive begins:- Battle of Loos begins
Third Battle of Artois begins
Second Battle of Champagne begins