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

12th November 1914

On this day:

  • Lord Roberts inspects Indian Division   Field Marshall Lord Roberts inspects the Indian Division Staff at Hinges then drove to visit the HQ's of the Meerut Division, the Indian Cavalry and the Lahore Division.

    Holts Battlefield Guide

  • Ongoing Action   E Battery 3rd Brigade RHA

    With 1st Cavalry Division - La Hutte. In action all day and night but our area very quiet. A good deal of fighting on both flanks.

    war diaries

  • 3rd Dragoon Guars at Zillebeke   On the 12th November the 3rd Dragoons moved up again from the bivouac near Halte in support of Lord Cavanís trenches about a mile due east of Zillebeke, and at 5:00pm went into other trenches about a mile south-east of the village. That night passed quietly. Although an attack was expected at 4:30am, nothing happened till 8:20, when the regiment was subjected to some very heavy shrapnel and rifle fire. When relieved by the Blues at 6:30pm the Regiment had sustained the following casualties: Lieut Talbot, 5 NCOs and men killed and 15 NCOs and men wounded. Lieut Talbot had been previously wounded, when, sitting with his back to the parapet with four men, all five were killed by concussion from a shell which landed nearby.

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

  • 12th Nov 1914 1st East Lancs under fire

  • 12th Nov 1914 A Rough Time

  • 12th Nov 1914 13th Londons on the March

  • 12th Nov 1914 Entrenching

  • 12th Nov 1914 Holding the Line

  • 12th Nov 1914 In Action

  • 12th Nov 1914 Machine Guns Active

  • 12th Nov 1914 Tales from the Front

  • 12th November 1914 Ongoing shelling and sniping

  • 12th Nov 1914 Enemy Advance

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. Patrick Barry. Royal Munster Fusiliers 2nd Battalion
  • Pte. Bartlett Cecil Elmes. Royal Sussex Regiment 2nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Brig.Gen. Charles FitzClarence. VC, MID. General Staff Read their Story.
  • Pte. George Wilson. East Lancashire Regiment 1st Battalion Read their Story.

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