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

14th August 1914

On this day:

  • 1st Royal Scots Fusiliers arrive in France   The 1st Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers embarked for France as part of the original British Expeditionary Force, landing at Le Havre.

  • Queen's Bays depart for France   The Queen's Bays (2nd Dragoon Guards) depart from Aldershot, marching to Farnborough station to entrain for Southampton.

  • 1st Royal Fusiliers leave Kinsale   Reveille was called at 3am but it wasn't until 1pm that 1st Royal Fusiliers departed from the barracks at Kinsale, arriving in Cork at 3pm. They marched from the station to the Cattle Market where they rested for the night.

  • 1st Black Watch land in France   1st Battalion Black Watch land at Le Havre with the BEF as part of 1st Division.

  • 2nd Btn Royal Irish Regiment proceed to France   2nd Battalion, Royal Irish Regiment land at Boulogne as part of 3rd Divison

  • Crossing to France   2nd Battalion - Royal Irish Regiment

    Friday, August 14th, 1914 - 0515 Southampton.

    Left Southampton. As we commenced to cross the Channel at 1500, an escort of cruisers joined us, 3 on the North of our track and 10 on the South. We arrived at Boulogne about 1800 and marched to a rest camp about 3 miles distance.

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  • 2nd Ox & Bucks proceed to France   2nd Battalion Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry departed Aldershot to sail to Bolougne.

  • 14th Aug 1914 Ready to Move at any Minute

  • 14th Aug 1914 On the Move

  • 14th Aug 1914 On the Move

  • 14th Aug 1914 On the Move

  • 14th August 1914 Quartering Arrangements Completed

  • 14th Aug 1914 1st Cameronians proceed to France

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