Monthly Archives: September 2014

September 30th 1914

30th September 1914   Wednesday Usual day in billet, Artillery very busy- Returned to trenches 8 pm. Advertisements

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September 29th 1914

29th September 1914   Tuesday Not much doing. Heavy firing on right. Relieved at 8 pm. Returned to billet.

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September 28th 1914

28th September 1914   Monday Had nice long sleep, nice day, no sign of trouble. Trenches again at 8 pm.

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September 27th 1914

27th September 1914   Sunday In trenches, not much doing – usual shelling by whizzbangs, Heavy guns very quiet. Got back to billet 9 pm.

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September 26th 1914

26th September 1914 Saturday Stand to at 5 am. Moved out at 6.30 am. Began trenches for 3rd line. German aeroplane over, shortly after shells came along , work stopped at 10 am. Returned to billets. Trenches at 8 pm. … Continue reading

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September 25th 1914

25th September 1914   Friday In trenches – usual shelling etc.. Lovely day – some marvellous escapes One of our 4 inch Howizers drawn up by hand to front line trenches. Roads silenced with straw – Released at 9 pm. Billets … Continue reading

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September 24th 1914

24th September 1914   Thursday Had fine rest in billet all day. Fine day – artillery still going strong. Went to trenches 7 pm.

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September 23rd 1914

23rd September 1914   Wednesday Relieved at 3 am. Went to support trenches. Easy day – Shelling continuous – not too close. Relieved 6 pm. By 3rd Coldstreamers – Return to billets at Soupir town.

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September 22nd 1914

22nd September 1914   Tuesday Stayed in trenches ‘til evening then started to dig communication at 8 pm. Germans got wind of our movements and shelled us furiously- for an hour – No casualties, digging all night.

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September 21st 1914

21st September 1914   Monday Relieved Grenadiers at night, artillery very busy on both sides , farm de Cour Soupir shelled very heavily and practically destroyed by fire. Dozens of oxen perished in the flames – all chained up in the … Continue reading

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