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7th November 1914 - The Great War, Day by Day - The Wartime Memories Project

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



7th November 1914

On this day:


  • Poor conditions   E Battery 3rd Brigade RHA

    With 5th Cavalry Brigade at Dranoutre. Started out at 1500 and went into reserve at 1630. Very crowded and dirty billets.

  • 3rd Dragoons relieved by 5th Fusiliers   At 2:00am on the 7th November the Regiment was relieved by the 5th Fusiliers, reaching itís bivouac at 6:00am. The losses had been heavy in the first fight. This was largely due to the inadequate protection against shell fire. Captain Hodginson had been mortally wounded, dying the next day, and 20 NCOs and men were killed. Captain Kevill-Davies, Lieut. Talbot and 34 NCOs and men were wounded. The same evening the Brigade moved up to support Lord Cavanís Brigade, bivouacking near Zillebeke. Lieut-Colonel Smith-Bingham took over temporary command of the brigade, as General Mackins had proceeded to Boulougne owing to illness.

  • 7th Nov 1914 Continued Action

  • 7th Nov 1914 Trenches Recaptured

  • 7th Nov 1914 Tragic Letters Forwarded

  • 7th Nov 1914 Nursed by a Duchess

  • 7th Nov 1914 Garrison Surrenders

  • 7th Nov 1914 Training Parade

  • 7th Nov 1914 A Young Solider at the Front

  • 7th Nov 1914 Night Work

  • 7th Nov 1914 In Action

  • 7th Nov 1914 Under Shellfire

  • 2nd Life Guards near Zillebeke.    2nd Life Guards are 1 mile west by south of Zillebeke. At 6 am The Brigade moved to a Position of Readiness under cover of a wood 1/2 mile north of Zwarteten to support the attack of the 3rd and 22nd Infantry Brigades if required. At 9 am the Brigade returned to billets 1 mile west by south of Zillebeke. At 3 pm the Brigade being transferred to other billets in an area 3 miles east by north of ypres astride the Ypres to Roulers Railway. 1 horse killed, 3 horses wounded





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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. Matthew Crooks. Durham Light Infantry 2nd Btn Read their Story.
  • Pte. John Greenway. Worcestershire Regiment 3rd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Maj. Herbert Arthur Herbert-Stepney. Irish Guards 1st Btn. Read their Story.
  • Gnr. George Hogg. Royal Field Artillery 57th Bty Read their Story.
  • Pte. William Howl. South Staffordshire Regiment 1st Btn. Read their Story.
  • Capt. John Franks Vallentin. VC MID. South Staffordshire Regiment 1st Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Thomas Henry Willetts. Royal Warwickshire Regiment 2nd Btn. Read their Story.

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    Diary of L/Cpl James Porter 7th Btn. Royal Sussex
    Diary of L/Cpl James Porter 7th Btn. Royal Sussex

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