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

13th February 1915

On this day:

  • 3rd Monmouths embark for France   In the cold, grey dawn of 13 February the 3rd Battalion Monmouthshire Regiment paraded for the last time in Britain and before the residents of Cambridge had awakened the troop trains had pulled out and left for Southampton, detailed to reinforce Regular Brigades in the field. Having arrived at the port the soldiers, horses, transport and baggage boarded the SS Chyabassa and were ready to leave port for Le Havre. It was evening before SS Chyabassa sailed, throughout the voyage no lights were permitted while crossing the Channel, because of the fear of submarine activity. The waterway was full of ships similarly wending their way across to France, under the cover of darkness and the protection of the Royal Navy. It was a slow stealthy crossing, uneventful except for sudden changes of course, which distressed the horses.

  • 2nd Life Guards at Staple   War Diary of the 2nd Life Guards records them at Staple: Much to do, and especially with the horses, which have been looked after by the men left behind for 10 days and have suffered from want of grooming etc.

    War Diary

  • Enteric Fever Case notified   

    Lt Haydon admitted to hospital suffering from Acute Bronchitis. Telegraphic orders received for Capt. T B Nicholls to take over No 1 Advanced Depot Medical Stores, Merville.

    Lt. Hampton took over temporary medical charge of 5/Scottish Rifles from Capt. t B Nicholls. Visited HQ of 2/Durham Light Infantry to enquire into contacts of a Pte Hall notified from the Base as suffering from Enteric Fever. All contacts to be sent to 19 Field Ambulance for examination as to being 'carriers'.

    War Diary 19th Field Ambulance RAMC, Armentières

  • 13th Feb 1915 2nd Queens in reserve

  • 13th Feb 1915 Trench Work

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. William Bradley. Royal Irish Regiment 6th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Ralph Edgar Moore. Duke of Cambridge's Own Middlesex Regiment 3rd Btn.

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