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



12th September 1914

On this day:


  • Ongoing Action for E Battery 3rd Brigade RHA   started at 0500 and marched to high ground south of the River Aisne, where Lt. Walwyn's Section, who had been detached with left flank guard with 4th Hussars reformed. This section had engaged dismounted cavalry a good deal.Battery then went on with 3rd Cavalry Brigade to high ground North East of Chassemy. Lt Walwyn's section went on again with 4th Hussars in attempt to seize Vailly which failed - section not in action. The remainder of the Battery in action against a surprise infantry attack. Finished firing at 1000 eventually when infantry were wiped out. Over 100 surrendering with remainder killed, wounded and dispersing in woods. Went into billets at Chassemy at 1830 - very wet all day.

  • move to new billets   2nd Battalion - Royal Irish Regiment

    Saturday, September 12th, 1914 - 0600 Ouchy-La-Ville

    Left and proceeded via Corudoux, Launoy and Maal to billets at 1700 to form a reserve to 9th Brigade but was not called into action.

    1700 Ouchy La Ville

    Before leaving Ouchy-La- Ville prisoners were handed over to Gordon Highlanders. There were heavy engagements all day on both our flanks. Our advanced guard (9th Brigade) was only slightly opposed.

  • 12th September 1914 Battle of Marne

  • Tyneside Irish Battalion to be raised   An indication that a new regiment of the north east Irish community was first mentioned in the Newcastle evening chronicle on Saturday the 12th September 1914.

  • 12th Sep 1914 On the March

  • 12th Sep 1914 On the March

  • 12th Sep 1914 On the March

  • 12th Sep 1914 On the Move

  • 12th Sep 1914 Route March

  • 12th Sep 1914 Transported

  • 12th September 1914 Marne Crossings

  • 12th Sep 1914 On the March





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