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

11th October 1914

On this day:

  • BEF HQ at Mont Cassel   General Sir John French moved his HQ of the British Expeditionary Force to Mont Cassel, the highest of the Flemish Hills.

    Holts Battlefield Guide

  • 2nd Life Guards are 1 mile N of Sweevezeele   O’Neill's B Squadron, 2nd Life Guards are out watching a line from Lichtervede through Sweevezeele to Wynghene and is in touch with VI Cav. Bde Royal Dragoons at former place. Reports of heavy firing in the direction of Houthulst and that Lichtervede, Thielt and Eeghem are held by Belgians. Transport came at 10 pm which kept most of the Regiment up till midnight and this seemed unnecessary.

    War Diary

  •    E Battery 3rd Brigade RHA

    Wallon Cappel.

    Started at 0520 and moved into observation position on Mont Dupil. Returned to Quernes and then marched back again through Aire to billets in a chateau one mile south of Wallon Cappel. In billets around 2000.

  • 11th Oct 1914 1st East Lancs on the move

  • 11th Oct 1914 1st North Staffs on the Move

  • 11th Oct 1914 2nd Scots Guards on the March

  • 11th Oct 1914 A Rough Time

  • 11th Oct 1914 Messages

  • 11th Oct 1914 On the March

  • 11th October 1914 Cavalry cover for further Moves

  • 11th Oct 1914 Shelling

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