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

16th September 1914

On this day:

  • Another Day on Standby   E Battery 3rd Brigade RHA are out all day in a position of readiness about 2 miles south of Chassemy. Returned to bivouac at Lime about 1800.

    War diary

  • Ongoing Action   2nd Battalion - Royal Irish Regiment

    Wednesday, September 16th,1914 - 0300 Vially

    Stood to arms. Artillery engagements continue.

    0800 Regiment went to Vially by half companies for two hours each to dry their clothing. Half A Company were caught by artillery fire on return journey. Casualties 5 wounded.

    1600 Very heavy artillery fire opened on our position with high explosives. Casualties 4 killed 12 wounded. Same positions were taken up by night and entrenchments improved.

    Appendix XX

    Report by Major E.H.E. Daniell, D.S.O. to 8th Infantry Brigade 16/9/14 For B.G. attention.

    All my men are dug in but there is no point in my position safe from bombardment which has been proceeding. I request immediate artillery support in order to put this hostile battery out of action, which has been shelling us for 3 days at a range of 1900 yards. I have had many casualties. I can continue to stay here with men hidden in holes but if similar bombardment proceeds combine with infantry attack my position will be untenable.

    E.H. Daniell, Major, Commanding 2/Royal Irish Regiment - 16/9/14

    war diaries

  • 16th Sep 1914 1st East Lancs entrench

  • 16th Sep 1914 First Territorials in France

  • 16th Sep 1914 Entrenching

  • 16th Sep 1914 Artillery In Action

  • 16th Sep 1914 On the Range

  • 16th September 1914 Actions around the Aisne

  • 16th Sep 1914 Enemy Active

  • 16th September 1914 Villemontoire

  • 16th September 1914 Villemontoire

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. William Alexander. Northumberland Fusiliers 1st Bn. Read their Story.
  • Capt William Amherst Cecil. MC. Grenadier Guards 2nd Bn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Albert Henry Cook. Wiltshire Regiment 1st Btn. Read their Story.
  • L/Cpl William Henry Lee. Hampshire Regiment 1st Btn. Read their Story.
  • Gdsm. Walter Henry Moulson. Grenadier Guards 2nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. William Surtees. Coldstream Guards 2nd Battalion Read their Story.

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