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



13th September 1914

On this day:


  • 1st Hampshire lead attack   The 1st Hampshires led the attack against the Germans at the 1st Battle of the Aisne.

  • 35th Heavy Battery relieved   35th Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery are relieved by the 26th Battery, they moved by train from outside Paris through Amiens to Boulogne then Calais to St. Omer and marched to Barracks at Ebblinghem

  • 10th btn Black Watch raised   10th Battalion, Black Watch is raised at Perth, part of Kitchener's Third New Army, they join 77th Brigade, 26th Division.

  • 2nd Life Guards Lord Kitchener inspects Brigade   2nd Life Guards War Diary records that Lord Kitchener inspected the 4th Calvary Brigade.

  • Lord Kitchener makes third appeal for volunteers   Lord Kitchener's third appeal for volunteers is published.

  • 13th Sep 1914 9th Lancers on the Marne

  • E Battery 3rd Brigade RHA Standby positions   Started at 0600 and waited under cover of high ground all day while infantry attack was developing on the River Aisne. Returned to billets in Chassemy at 1900.

  • 13th September 1914 Ongoing Action

  • 13th September 1914 Continued Advance

  • 13th Sep 1914 Battle Commencing

  • 13th Sep 1914 Escort Duty Resumes

  • 13th Sep 1914 Bridge Work

  • 13th Sep 1914 In Action





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