Monthly Archives: August 2014
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
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
29th August 1914 Saturday Marched to Duellet, rested at night near Forest of Gobain.
28th August 1914 Friday Left Etraux, marched through Tupigny, Vadencourt to St Qentin – bivouacked one night
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
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
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
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
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
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.