Market Lavington Museum

100 Years Ago


February 1915

The 1st battalion of the Wiltshire Regiment were in the trenches at Kemmel, about six miles south west of Ypres, with regular periods of rest at Locre. Things remained fairly quiet, and although there was daily shelling or sniper fire, and a good deal of rifle fire at night, there were few casualties.

The 2nd Battalion of the Wiltshire Regiment was at Fleurbaix, in France. All was pretty quiet there too, but the battalion HQ at Fleurbaix was shelled on 19th February, and rendered uninhabitable. They took over a large house near the Brigade HQ the next day, but this was bombed on 22nd February, and three men were wounded.

There were no casualties from any of our villages during February.

Lyn Dyson 01380 813943  e-mail: lyndadyson@yahoo.co.uk