This Day in History: 1915-07-15

On the Western Front in France the Meerut Division was withdrawn to billets for three weeks. The 2nd Battalion was in Calonne. The Regimental History reported: ‘Leave to England was given. A beer canteen was arranged and was soon in great demand. In splendid weather with good fields for parading, football etc the men now thoroughly enjoyed life [and] threw off the round shoulders and somewhat slovenly ways induced by life and work cooped up in trenches.’