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

10th September 1914

On this day:

  • Durham Pals Battalion Formed   18th Battalion Durham Light Infantry was formed on the 10th of September 1914 by Col. R.Burdon and a committee, permission having been received from the War Office the previous day.

  • Sheffield City Battalion formed   Official enlistment of men for the Sheffield City Battalion and the recruiting office opened at The Corn Exchange in Sheaf Street. Those who had already volunteered were sent a postcard asking them to report. Forty volunteer clerks filled in the paperwork and each man underwent a medical to check he met the minimum size requirements for the army and was generally in good health.

  • Continuing Action in wet conditions   E Battery 3rd Brigade RHA started at 0430 and marched to near Germigny, crossing Marne at Nanteuil, where right section under Lt Maxwell did very well engaging convoy rear guards and assisting in capture of both. Rest of battery did little and went into bivouacs in Passy at 1800. Very wet and heavy going very hard on the horses.

  • 10th September 1914 support positions

  • 10th September 1914 Battle of Marne

  • 10th Sep 1914 Losses in the Morning

  • 10th Sep 1914 Bridge Work

  • 10th Sep 1914 On the Move

  • 10th Sep 1914 Night Exercise

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