The Wartime Memories Project - The Great War - Day by Day
5th December 1914On this day:
- 2 Life Guards on route march. The 2nd Life Guards' War Diary, states they are at Eecke. A route march took place. Tactical schemes are being arranged in preparation for further active operations.
- Sheffield City Battalion march to Redmires camp In heavy rain and strong winds, Sheffield City Battalion march from the city to take up residence in the barely completed Redmires Camp. They left the Drill Hall in Edmund Road, with CO on horse back and the battalion band at the head of the column. They marched via Glossop Road to Broomhall and to the camp via Crosshall. The rain turned to sleet and snow as they climbed the hills. The camp was already a familiar place as the battalion had provided nightly work parties for the last weeks of November to assist with completing the huts and bad weather had delayed their arrival from the intended move date of the 1st of December. Some of the huts were still lacking windows when the men moved in and the first night was stormy, icy cold and few men got much sleep.
- Leicestershire Yeomanry inspection Squadrons paraded for inspection by General Officer Commanding 7th Cavalry Brigade, parade cancelled owing to wet weather.
- 5th Dec 1914 Very Wet Day
- 5th Dec 1914 Making the Most of It
- 5th Dec 1914 A Tale of Four Battles
- 5th Dec 1914 Bridge Dismantled
- 5th Dec 1914 Hardly a Row of Houses Left
- 5th December 1914 Limited action due to bad weather
- 25th Dec 1914 Nice Gifts
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