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

13th October 1914

On this day:

  • 13th Oct 1914 In Action

  • Cavalry take Mount Noir   Mount Noir in the Flanders Hills was taken by the British Cavalry Corps.

    Holts Battlefield Guide

  • 2 Life Guards march to Ypres   2 Life Guards marched via Moorslede straight to Ypres, the VI Cav Bde more or less parallel to the north – our left flank guard via Klofkapperie, St Pieter, Waterdamhoek, Zillebeke, Voormezeele under Captain O’Neill. He saw a few Germans and a patrol was too excited to hit them at a few yards. Suddenly ordered to Menin to clean up the situation where we arrived at 4 pm. to find Town empty and I think full of spies and German sympathisers. Suddenly 60 Germans were reported to be entering the town from the East and to have turned South. I hurried with 1 Squadron to the south side to intercept them, but could find no trace. However a patrol returning from Halluin reported later that they had had to gallop through Menin to get back and that the 60 Germans were concealed up a side street. To our [illegible] we were then ordered back to our line of last night and finally got into billets at Winkel St Eloi Rolleghem Cappelle And Boschmolens at about 9 pm. and very wet. Orders at 2 am to march at 5 am.

    War Diary

  • 13th October 1914 2nd Queens on the move again

  • First flight of Zeppelin LZ29   Zeppelin LZ29 (ZX) was a M Class type which undertook its first flight on the 13th October 1914. It later carried out two attacks on Calais and Paris, dropping 1,800 kg of bombs. On the way back it was damaged by enemy fire and dismantled after forced landing in St. Quirin.

    John Doran

  • more action   E Battery 3rd Brigade RHA


    Started at 0800. Left section in action on La Montagne against Berthen and beyond. Went into billets at 1830 - Conditions very wet.

    war diaries

  • 13th October 1914 Further moves

  • 13th Oct 1914 1st East Lancs on the march

  • 13th Oct 1914 1st North Staffs under Fire

  • 13th Oct 1914 1st Warwicks in Action

  • 13th Oct 1914 3rd Worcs in Action

  • 13th Oct 1914 On the Move

  • 13th Oct 1914 On the March

  • 13th Oct 1914 In Action

  • 13th Oct 1914 Into Reserve

  • 13th Oct 1914 On the March

  • 13th October 1914 Slow progress in Attack renewal

  • 13th Oct 1914 Reliefs

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  • Pte. Robert Bradshaw. Manchester Regiment 2nd Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Henry Augustus Howard. Royal Sussex Regiment 2nd Btn Read their Story.

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    Newsclipping 2nd City Battalion begin training
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    Newspaper clipping 3rd City Battalion get new CO
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