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16th September 1914On 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.
- 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.
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
- 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
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