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

5th September 1914

On this day:

  • First trainees for FAU at Jordans   In early September about 60 young men took part in the first training camp for the Friends Ambulance Unit at the Quaker Centre at Jordans, in Buckinghamshire.

  • Rear guard action   E Battery 3rd Brigade RHA Started at 0400. Doing left rear guard action with 4th Hussars to 1st Division. Went into bivouac at 1700 in Vilbert.

    War Diaries

  • 4th Royal Fusiliers depart for Malta   Part of 4th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers set sail from Southampton on board HMT Galician bound for Malta. Previously they had been in camp at Wareham in training since 2nd August

  • 5th September 1914 Renforcements & Medial Attention

  • 5th September 1914 Marne action

  • 5th September 1914 Rear guard retires

  • 5th Sep 1914 Darlington Pals Recruitment Parade

  • 5th Sep 1914 Rear Guard

  • 5th Sep 1914 On the March

  • 5th Sep 1914 Reinforcements

  • 5th Sep 1914 Field Excerise

  • 5th September 1914 Enemy advance continues

  • 5th Sep 1914 On the March

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