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



4th September 1914

On this day:


  • 4th Sep 1914 9th Lancers on the River Marne

  • Continued retreat for E Bty 3rd RHA   E Battery 3rd Brigade RHA Started at 0600 and moved to Le Grand Glairet and then fell back to Bois de Done where after halting for some hours went into action near La Fayet about 1600 and engaged two enemy's concealed batteries behind Dove Hill at range of 4,600 yards. the battery was only partly concealed. Fired over 150 rounds and was under very heavy shell fire. When ordered to retire did so under still heavier shell fire. Strange to say not a single casualty though enemy had our range very accurately. Ranged on enemy, searched, our cavalry reported one gun knocked out and heavy casualties to teams. Went into bivouac in Chailly at 2030.

    War Diaries


  • 4th September 1914 Further retreat

  • 4th September 1914 Relocation

  • 4th Sep 1914 Under Canvas

  • 4th Sep 1914 Rear Guard

  • 4th Sep 1914 On the March

  • 4th Sep 1914 In Action

  • 4th September 1914 Enemy across the Marne

  • 4th Sep 1914 On the March





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