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

8th November 1914

On this day:

  • 2nd Gloucesters arrive in England   2nd Battalion Gloucestershire Regiment landed at Southampton at 9am on the 8th of November 1914 aboard HMT Arcadia having sailed from their pre war station of Ching-Wang-Tao in Northern China. Orignially bound for Sialkot in India, they had been diverted home to join the 81st Brigade, 27th Division. They entrained for Winchester then marched to Hursley Park.

  • Quiet day for 2nd Life Guards    2nd Life Guards remained in billets, 8 miles east by north of Ypres. A very quiet day. A Divine Service was held in the afternoon. 4 R & F returned to hospital sick

    War Diary

  • 8th Nov 1914 9th Lancers at Meteren

  • First Church parade for Sheffield City Battalion   Sheffield City Battalion hold their first Church Parade in the city. Six hundred and fifty men marched from Edmound Road to St Mary's church accompanied by the Dannemora Steel Works Band who played a selection of military tunes including 'Boys of the Old Brigade'. The battalion marched back to the Drill hall in Edmund road via St Mary's Road, Hereford Street, The Moor, High Street and Commercial Street. At the drill hall, a union flag which had been draped over the altar in the church was presented to the Battalion by the MP Mr Samuel Roberts.

    Sheffield City Battalion - Ralph Gibson & Paul Oldfield

  • Relocation   E Battery 3rd Brigade RHA

    With 5th Cavalry Brigade at La Creche. Started at 1630 and marched to billets at La Creche to clear our area for French Troops. In billets at 1900

    9th and 10th November in billets at La Creche all day.

    war diaries

  • 3rd Dragoons in support   At 5:00pm on the 8th November 250 men under Major Mason took over the support and reserve trenches about a mile south east of Zillebeke, but as their services were not necessary, they returned to camp at dawn next day.

    History of the 3rd (Prince of Wales?s) Dragoon Guards 1914-1918? by Captain H P Holt

  • 8th Nov 1914 1st East Lancs under fire

  • 8th Nov 1914 What a Sunday

  • 8th Nov 1914 Holding the Line

  • 8th Nov 1914 Training

  • 8th Nov 1914 Hard Fighting

  • 8th Nov 1914 Under Shellfire

  • 8th Nov 1914 Artillery In Action

  • 8th Nov 1914 Casualties

  • 8th November 1914 Line readjusted to defend against ongoing attacks

  • 8th Nov 1914 Reliefs

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • L/Cpl. Tom Booth. Duke of Wellington's West Yorkshire Regiment 2nd Battalion
  • Pte. William McLellan. Northumberland Fusiliers 1st Btn. Read their Story.

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