Monthly Archives: October 2014

October 31st 1914

31st October 1914 Saturday Zillebeke. Started digging signal HQ trench behind stalk stack. Finished it at 6 am. Heavy shelling taking place now. Farm not 20 yards to our left catching it – Hot and Heavy – but not damaged … Continue reading

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October 30th 1914

30th October 1914  Friday Still in wood digging all day, terrific fighting all around. 6th division and French advanced. We moved to new position (Zillebeke) in afternoon, got a few shells after us – nothing doing though – no casualties … Continue reading

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October 29th 1914

29th October 1914   Thursday Fearful artillery bombardment, good news, got great praise. Spoiled German’s plans by staying on in trenches overnight. Moved at 2 pm. To reinforce a weak spot (The Chateau Hooge) Terrible death trap. Had very narrow squeak … Continue reading

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October 28th 1914

28th October 1914   Wednesday Glad to get back to firing line, (on the left this time). Dug in under high bank (on reserve). Drill Sergt Winspeare gazetted for commission. Lieut in Connaughts. New MO arrived today – Battalion when asked … Continue reading

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October 27th 1914

27th October 1914   Tuesday In trenches all day, heavy fighting and plenty of shelling on both sides. Relieved at 5 pm. and went to bivouac 2 miles back, but about 7.30 pm. Germans shrapnelled us during the issue of rations, … Continue reading

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October 26th 1914

26th October 1914   Monday All awake at dawn. Heavy firing and plenty of shells coming over. On going outside the house at daylight found track of 16 German dead leading away from the house in the direction of their retirement. … Continue reading

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October 25th 1914

25th October 1914   Sunday On the move at dawn, moved to trenches occupied by HLI, attacked through woods (Beccleure) advanced half a mile to edge of another wood, here we had to charge then fall back slightly and dig in … Continue reading

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October 24th 1914

24th October 1914   Saturday Off again at 11 am. Met heavy fighting everywhere. Rested for night in field near Beccleure*. Publisher’s note : Beccleure is now known as Beselare or Becelaere

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October 23rd 1914

23rd October 1914   Friday Continuous fighting all day. French troops came up in open order to relieve us – not many casualties. One of party of four signallers went to Hooge (cycling) – pitch dark night – Had terrible journey- … Continue reading

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October 22nd 1914

22nd October 1914 Thursday. Heavy fighting on right front of Tushendaal* – In trenches all day * Paschendale

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