Monthly Archives: August 2014

31st August 1914

31st August 1914 Tuesday Moved off at 6 am. Passed through Pommieres to Oulchy Le Chateaux, rested here ‘til after tea – Tea on these occasions consisted of a bit of biscuit and water if procurable. Off again after tea, … Continue reading

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30th August 1914

30th August 1914   Sunday Marched through forest to hill south of Soissons – 15 hours marching Complimented by general commanding division who said Guards were the finest marching brigade he had ever seen pass through (SWANK). Time now 3 pm. … Continue reading

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August 29th 1914

29th August 1914   Saturday Marched to Duellet, rested at night near Forest of Gobain.

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August 28th 1914

28th August 1914   Friday Left Etraux, marched through Tupigny, Vadencourt to St Qentin – bivouacked one night

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August 27th 1914

27th August 1914   Thursday On the move again at dawn. Marched some hours then halted at Etreux and dug trenches – under shell fire – German aeroplane over our lines today, dropped bomb near Coldstreams but was brought down by … Continue reading

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August 26th 1914

26th August 1914   Wednesday No further attacks took place during the time we held the positions so we quietly retired before dawn and marched out of the town, the same way we had entered the evening before – Marched for … Continue reading

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August 25th 1914

25th August 1914   Tuesday Off at daybreak again, marched steadily ‘til afternoon. German Taube flying over our column about 4,45 pm., Arrived at Landrecies about 5.30 from where we were to rest for the night –Very hot and dog tired … Continue reading

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August 24th 1914

24th August 1914   Monday Commenced returning just before daybreak, back along same road, marched all day, very tired and hot. Rested in field at night after march of 20 hours – Too tired for words. Had a bite of biscuit … Continue reading

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August 23rd 1914

23rd August 1914   Sunday Off at daybreak, marched towards Belgium, crossed the border at Genly, passing Malplaquet memorial, arrived at Harving and Mons – Rested here for a time. Towards afternoon moved off again through another part of the town … Continue reading

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August 22nd

22nd August 1914   Saturday Up at daybreak, had breakfast in semi darkness, marched off about 4.30 am. Arrived at Marioelles, billeted again – Treated very well by French people – Stayed in estaminet yard for night.

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