The Wartime Memories Project - The Great War - Day by Day
3rd August 1914On this day:
- Germany declares War Germany declares war on France. Belgium refuses Germany permission to cross its territory to reach France, Germany invades Belgium.
- The 6th DLI Return From Camp
The 6th Durham Light Infantry arrived at Bishop Auckland by train from Conway, where they were to have had their summer camp.
- 3rd Green Howards strike camp The 3rd Btn. (Green Howards) Yorkshire Regiment were engaged in a day of sports, watched by their families at Deerbolt Camp when a telegram was received at 2.15pm to strike camp and return to their home base. By twenty to six the tents and other equipment had been packed and the men were ready to march out of the camp.
- Northumberland Hussars band at Bowes Museum On Bank Holiday Monday, the band of the Northumberland Hussars played two well attended concerts in the grounds of Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle.
- 4th Yorks break camp. 4th Battalion of the Yorkshire Regiment (Green Howards) were at Deganwy Camp in Wales for the annual Divisional Training at the beginning of August 1914, with rumours of impending War, the Camp broke up on the 3rd of August and Company returned to its own Headquarters. H Coy had their The Drill Hall at the old Baptist Chapel, 4 Bridge Street, Bedale.
- 3rd Aug 1914 Trying to Leave Germany
- 3rd Aug 1914 Keep Brave Hearts and Cool Heads
- 3rd Aug 1914 Medicals
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