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Battle of Le Cateau

25th Aug 1914 11 Battery in Action

25th Aug 1914 Guns Saved

26th Aug 1914 Enemy Engaged

26th Aug 1914 Prisoners Taken

26th Aug 1914 Prisoners Taken

26th Aug 1914 Battle Begun

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Those known to have served in

Battle of Le Cateau

during the Great War 1914-1918.

  • Arnold Arthur. Pte.
  • Boyce Arthur Henry. Sgt.
  • Burns Samuel. Pte. (d.27th Aug 1914)
  • Chisholm William. Lt. (d.27th Aug 1914)
  • Clegg Robert William. Pte.
  • Clegg William Robert. Pte.
  • Coppin Frank Ernest Herbert. L/Cpl. (d.26th Aug1914)
  • Cruickshank David Waddell. Pte.
  • Curry Arthur Frederick. Sgt. (d.26th August 1914)
  • Harris Henry Percy. Sgt. (d.17th November 1917)
  • Holmes Frederick. Sgt.
  • Mahon John Joseph. Pte.
  • Moore Percy Frank. Pte.
  • Newman William John. Pte. (d.26th Aug 1914)
  • Reynolds Douglas. Maj. (d.23rd Feb 1916)
  • Saunders George. Pte.
  • Sayer John William. L/Cpl. (d.18th April 1918)
  • Snell Herbert John. WO2. (d.28th Jun 1918)
  • Spencer Francis Patrick. Pte.
  • Wiltshire William E.. Cpl. (d.9th Aug 1916)
  • Yate Charles Allix Lavington. Major (d.20th Sep 1914)
  • Yate Charles Allix Lavington. Mjr. (d.19th Sep 1914)

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Retreat and Rearguard 1914: The BEF's Actions from Mons to the Marne

Jerry Murland

The British action at Mons on 23 August 1914 was the catalyst for what became a full blown retreat over 200 blood drenched miles. This book examines eighteen of the desperate rearguard actions that occurred during the twelve days of this near rout. While those at Le Cateau and Nery are well chronicled, others such as cavalry actions at Morsain and Taillefontaine, the Connaught Rangers at Le Grand Fayt and 13 Brigades fight at Crepy-en-Valois are virtually unknown even to expert historians. We learn how in the chaos and confusion that inevitably reigned units of Gunners and other supporting arms found themselves in the front line.


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