The Wartime Memories Project - The Great War - Day by Day
5th October 1914On this day:
- Royal Naval Division defend Dunkirk Two Brigades of the Royal Naval Division moved to Dunkirk to defend the town against enemy attack.
- Brigadier Inspects Squadrons of 2nd Life Guards. Brigadier inspected Squadrons of 2nd Life Guards in Marching Order.
- 2nd Life Guards Brigade entrain to Southampton 2nd Life Guards entrain with Brigade for Southampton.
- 111th Heavy Battery proceed to France 111th Heavy Battery RGA land in France
- 112th Heavy Battery proceed to France 112th Heavy Battery RGA land in France
- The Queens embark for the front The Queens embarked at Southampton.
The first train party 'A', 'B' & a portion of Transport embarked in the transport and left Southampton at dawn today, arriving at Dover in the afternoon and sailed again when dark.
The 2nd train party 'C', 'D' & transport embarked on the 'SS Turcoman' at midnight & remained in dock all day, putting out into Southampton Water about 1700 hours. On this ship were ½ Battalions of other Regiments & ½ a Battery -
- 2nd Borders embark 2nd Battalion Border regiment embarked on Troopships Turkoman and Minneapolis at Southampton.
- Relocation E Battery 3rd Brigade RHA
Marched about 15 mile to billets at Genouville Farm about 1700. Location about 1 1/2 miles north of La Nouville. Marched through two French Reserve Divisions. Still with 5th Cavalry Division.
- 5th October 1914 Further moves
- 5th Oct 1914 1st East Lancs on the march
- 5th Oct 1914 1st North Staffs on the March
- 5th Oct 1914 Howe Btn Arrive France
- 5th Oct 1914 Aircraft shot down
- Minutes of Committee Meeting
5th October 1914
Present: Lord Southampton; W. Cresswell Gray, Esq; A.F. Pease, Esq; Colonel Bowes; Capt. Tristram; Captain Roberts; Col. R. Burdon.
The minutes of the last meeting were read and confirmed.
Colonel Burdon reported there were 711 of all ranks now quartered at Cocken and at West Rainton; and it was stated that about 100 more men were enlisted, and ready to come up.
The Adjutant reported that Mr. Hughes Games and Mr Ince had joined; and a telegram offering a commission to Mr Lowe was written to be despatched.
Colonel Burdon notified that a subscription had been sent from Mr Henry
Salvin for £25.
Colonel Burdon was authorised to offer a commission to Dr. Alfred Squire Taylor, M.B. B’ch. [MBChB] Edin.
Colonel Burdon was authorised to proceed at once with the erection of huts, to hold 700 men; and also a Recreation Shed, as soon as permission could be obtained for the latter.
Colonel Burdon was instructed to write to Colonel Darwin and ask if he would be good enough to undertake the management of the finance of the Battalion, as being so much nearer the spot.
The new pattern equipment was fitted for inspection, and it was suggested that the old Webb pattern should be obtained, if possible.
Sites for the huts - as suggested by the Darlington Construction Co, and laid out by Mr Ventris this morning - were approved. Construction is to be commenced at once.
- 5th Oct 1914 On the March
- 5th Oct 1914 On the Move
- 5th Oct 1914 Artillery In Action
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