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

18th October 1914

On this day:

  • 18th Oct 1914 Confusion Abounds

  • Lord Kitchener inspects Northern Division   Lord Kitchener inspects the 11th (Northern) Division at Belton Park, near Grantham.

  • 2 Life Guards march towards Oostnieuwkerke    2nd Life Guards march at 5 am towards Oostnieuwkerke with the Blues as Advanced Guard. They had some fighting with a small party of German cyclists and a few casualties, while they put 4 cyclists to the sword and 2 more were shot by 2 wounded Corporals of Horse with their revolvers. Took regiment up to support them but needlessly. The town was reported clear and we ultimately billeted in 4 scattered farms S E of the town.

    War Diary

  • Continued Action   E Battery 3rd Brigade RHA

    Started at 0830. Halted near Houthem till 1400 which was shelled by about 90 pieces. Brought Lt Maxwell's section into action to support 12th Lancers stuck on farm near Comines. Attack successful and section also silenced a section of field guns and a section of Howitzers doing very well. Went inti billets at Hollebeke at 1900.

    war diaries

  • 18th October 1914 Further Action

  • 18th October 1914 Relief action

  • 18th Oct 1914 1st North Staffs Shelled

  • 18th Oct 1914 Royal Horse Guards in Action

  • 18th Oct 1914 3rd Dragoons Home

  • 18th Oct 1914 B Squadron under Fire

  • 18th Oct 1914 1st Royal Scots in Action

  • 18th Oct 1914 On the March

  • 18th Oct 1914 Entrenching

  • 18th Oct 1914 Reliefs

  • 18th Oct 1914 On the Move

  • 18th Oct 1914 In Action

  • 18th Oct 1914 Shelling

  • 18th October 1914 Attack meet strong resistance

  • 18th Oct 1914 Ready to Move

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. Frank Hadfield. York & Lancaster Regiment 2nd Batalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. George Edward Linton. Yorks & Lancs Regiment 2nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. St.Clair. Durham Light Infantry 2nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Edward Whitlie. King's Own Scottish Borderers 2nd Battalion

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