You are not logged in.
2nd December 1914 - The Great War, Day by Day - The Wartime Memories Project

This website uses cookies. By continuing to use this site you agree to accept cookies.


If you enjoy this site please consider making a donation.



    Site Home

    Great War

    Search

    Add Stories & Photos

 Features

    Allied Army

    Day by Day

    War in the Air

    Prisoners of War

    War at Sea

    Training for War

    The Battles

    Those Who Served

    Hospitals

    Civilian Service

    Women at War

    Life on Home Front

    Central Powers Army

    Central Powers Navy

    Library

    World War Two

 Submissions

    Add Stories & Photos

    Time Capsule

 Information

    Help & FAQ's

    Our Facebook Page

    Volunteering

    News

    Events

    Contact us

    Great War Books

    About


Advertisements













World War 1 One ww1 wwII greatwar great

The Wartime Memories Project - The Great War - Day by Day



2nd December 1914

On this day:


  • Wounded Soldiers.   Heroes of Ypres Accommodated at Castleton House. - Rochdale Times, 2nd December 1914.

    Castleton House, which has recently been equipped to accommodate soldiers returning wounded or sick from the war, is now the temporary home of ten British soldiers who arrived there on Sunday.

    All the men were wounded, and went through the recent fierce fighting at Ypres, which Field Marshall Sir John French described in his despatch published on Monday. When a representative of the “Rochdale Times” visited the hospital yesterday the men were comfortably settled in a spacious front room, and as one of them remarked, “It’s a lot nicer than where we have come from.”

    The wounds of the men, though painful, are not dangerous, and several of them yesterday enjoyed an outing in a motorcar. The soldiers are drawn from different regiments, and in spite of their bandages look a body of stalwart men.

    Another soldier was removed to the Crippled Children’s Home at Norden during the week-end and there are now at this institution about a dozen Army invalids.

    The Belgian soldiers who are at the Ambulance Drill Hall continue to improve. On Saturday afternoon many of them attended the matinee at the Theatre Royal and, and on Sunday some of the members of the nursing staff gave a sacred concert which was much appreciated. Colonel Trimble, C.M.G., inspected the premises on Sunday.

  • Review of troops by HM the King   A review of troops was held by H M the King in which the 2nd Life Guards took part at Eecke. His Majesty presented the DSO to Lieut. and Adjt Stewart Menzies and the DCM to Corporal Watt of the 2nd Life Guards.

    War Diary


  • Royal Inspection Parade   E Battery 3rd Brigade RHA

    Near Bailleul with 5th Cavalry Brigade. The 5th Cavalry Brigade was visited by HM the King. The brigade was drawn up near the road. Battery guns detachments only. Half a mile south of our billets at 12 noon. At 1030 Major Forman was presented his DSO by HM the King at Chateau La Motte (Cavalry Corps HQ.)

    war diaries


  • 2nd Dec 1914 Running Messages

  • 2nd Dec 1914 Very Wet Day

  • 2nd Dec 1914 They are Beaten

  • 2nd Dec 1914 Royal Inspection

  • 2nd December 1914 Operations restricted by bad weather

  • 2nd Dec 1914 Awards





Can you add to this factual information? Do you know the whereabouts of a unit on a particular day? Do you have a copy of an official war diary entry? Details of an an incident? The loss of a ship? A letter, postcard, photo or any other interesting snipts?

If your information relates only to an individual, eg. enlistment, award of a medal or death, please use this form: Add a story.




Want to know more?


There are:9 articles tagged with this date available in our Library

  These include information on officers service records, letters, diaries, personal accounts and information about actions during the Great War.




Remembering those who died this day.

  • GQMS. Herbert Gladstone Booth. Royal Field Artillery 1st East Lancashire Brigade Ammunition Column Read their Story.
  • QMS Herbert Gladstone Booth. Royal Field Artillery 1st East Lancashire Brigade Read their Story.
  • Stk. Henry Rundle. HMS Ruby Read their Story.

    Add a name to this list.


  • Items from the Home Front Archive


    Do you have any letters, photos, postcards, documents or memorabilia from the Great War? We would love to include copies. Please use this form to submit diary entries and letters or photographs for this new Section: add to this archive.





    Select another Date
    Day:  Month:   Year:









    The Wartime Memories Project is a non profit organisation run by volunteers.

    This website is paid for out of our own pockets, library subscriptions and from donations made by visitors. The popularity of the site means that it is far exceeding available resources.

    If you are enjoying the site, please consider making a donation, however small to help with the costs of keeping the site running.


    Hosted by:

    The Wartime Memories Project Website

    is archived for preservation by the British Library





    Website © Copyright MCMXCIX - MMXVII
    - All Rights Reserved