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

14th October 1916

On this day:

  • Military football match at St James' Park   A military football match is played at St James' Park, Newcastle between Munition Workers XI and Tyne Garrison XI. The match was a fund raising effort for a YMCA hut. It was refereed by Major General R.A.K. Montgomery and was won five goals to nil by the Garrison XI. Their team consisted of: L.Scott (Sunderland), Sgt I.Boocock (Bradford), W.Low (NUFC), Sgt A.Puchan (Bradford), Sgt J.Scott (Bradford), J.Brennan (Man City), S.Bainbridge (Leeds City), H.A.Walden (Bradford), L/Cpl.W.E.Chesser(Lincoln City), Sgt O.Fox (Bradford) & L/Cpl. C.Duffy (Bury). Goals were scored by Chesser, Bainbridge and Fox with a hat trick, Walden also hit the bar in the first half.

    The Munitions XI were: J.Lawrence, W.McCracken, J.Spink, F.Hudspeth, J.Finlay (NUFC), R.Liddell (Millwall), T.Spink (Grimsby), W Rutherford, T.Browell (Man City), E.Cooper (NUFC) & T.Hill.

  • Relocations   236th London Brigade Royal Field Artillery Spent the day at Beaucourt. Billeting parties proceeded to Talmas.

    War Diaries

  • 125th Heavy Brigade move their guns   125th Heavy Battery move up to High Wood on right.

  • 2nd Btn Royal Irish Regiment join 7th Division   2nd Battalion, Royal Irish Regiment transfer 22nd Brigade, 7th Division to to 49th Brigade, 16th (Irish) Division.

  • 14th October 1916 New attack scheme training

  • 14th October 1916 Brigade Operations

  • 14th October 1916 3rd Canadian Tunnelling Coy War Diary

  • 14th Oct 1916 On the Move

  • 14th Oct 1916 Training & Football

  • 14th Oct 1916 Working Parties

  • 14th Oct 1916 Working Party

  • 14th Oct 1916 Training

  • 14th Oct 1916 Training

  • 14th of October 1916 Gunsmoke ceased

  • 14th Oct 1916 Patrols

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. Frank Botto. Machine Gun Corps. 18 Coy. Read their Story.
  • Pte. W. Coxon. Durham Light Infantry
  • Pte. David George Fairweather. Black Watch 4th Btn
  • John Robert "Shoeingsmith Parker" Holmes. Royal Field Artillery Read their Story.
  • Pte. John Robert Lonsdale. Northumberland Fusiliers 8th Battalion, W Coy
  • Pte. Montague Arthur Mitchell. Hampshire Regiment 2/7th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Cpl. Albert Wier. Royal Warwickshire Regiment 6th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. James Edward Wood. East Lancashire Regiment 7th Service Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. James Edward Wood. East Lancashire Regiment 7th Battalion Read their Story.

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