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

15th August 1914

On this day:

  • The Battle of Liege   The Belgian commander of the Liege Forts, Lt. General Leman was buried under the rubble at Fort Loncin as it was destroyed by the German siege artillery. He was pulled unconscious from the debris by the Germans and was taken prisoner.

  • 9th Lancers ready to sail   9th Lancers departed Tidworth Camp, marched to Amesbury station and arrived at Southampton by train, but there was some delay before the transport ships were ready to be loaded for the crossing to Boulogne. 30 officers, 588 other ranks and 613 horses of the 9th Lancers embarked for France aboard the SS Armenian and the SS Welshman.

  • Queen's Bays sail for France   The Queen's Bays (2nd Dragoon Guards) arrived at Southampton Docks and embarked for Le Harve on the SS Minneapolis.

  • 1st Royal Fusiliers embark at Cork   The 1st Royal Fusiliers paraded in the Cattle Market, Cork, receiving reserve rations. Embarcation orders arrived at 5pm and the Battalion paraded at 9.30pm then marched to the docks to board the Empress of Ireland, with crowds watching their departure. They sailed at 2am the following morning.

  • Tandragee Company hold Shooting Match    On the 15th August 1914 the Tandragee Company held a shooting match at the rifle range in the demesne. Nine teams took part including 1 from Clare, 2 from Laurelvale, 4 from Tandragee and 2 from Scarva, with each team consisting of 8 men. Medals were awarded for the best team score, the runners up and the highest individual score. A team from Tandragee won the event, with the individual scores as follows Wilson McAdam 60; D McCullough 49; George Jackson 46; W J Meredith 46; A Vennard 41; G Stronge 40; W Gamble 39; and W J Teggart 21. Wilson McAdam (Tandragee) won the highest overall individual score with 60 out of 70; W J Newman (Tandragee) was second on 57; and W Lunn (Scarva) third on 56. Mr T H White, Orangehill, presented the prizes.

  • Further moves   2nd Battalion - Royal Irish Regiment

    Saturday, August 15th, 1914 - Boulogne

    The Battalion was inspected by the French GOC Line of Command

    . Left camp at 1845 and entrained at 2200 for unknown destination.

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  • 15th Aug 1914 On the Move

  • 15th Aug 1914 On the Move

  • 15th Aug 1914 On the move

  • 15th Aug 1915 Fishing Smack sinks Submarine

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