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7th November 1914On 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.
History of the 3rd (Prince of Wales?s) Dragoon Guards 1914-1918? by Captain H P Holt
- 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
- 7th November 1914 Mixed results in ongoing attacks
- 7th Nov 1914 In Support
- 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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