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

18th September 1914

On this day:

  • Bully Beef for Big Guns   Lt.General Sir Douglas Haig secured the loan of two heavy guns from the French reserves on the right of his First Army Corps, in exchange for 10,000 tins of bully beef.

  • Rest and Recovery Period   E Battery 3rd Brigade RHA In billets all day which Battle on the Aisne going on. Our first rest since leaving Le Havre and horses very badly in need of it as getting very done. The incessant marching, mostly across country and latterly in most holding ground having told on them. our total casualties in horses up to date being twenty seven. Nine died from wounds or destroyed on account of them and remainder mostly lame horses, destroyed or returned to Sick Depots.

    War Diaries

  • 18th September 1914 Standby

  • 18th Sep 1914 1st East Lancs entrench

  • 18th Sep 1914 Trench Work

  • 18th Sep 1914 Artillery In Action

  • 18th September 1914 Battle of the Aisne

  • 18th Sep 1914 Shelling

  • 18th September 1914 

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Cpl. Richard Hetherington. Royal Irish Fusiliers 1st Btn. C Coy. Read their Story.
  • Sgt. Robert Stansfeld. Royal Field Artillery 40th Brigade, 49th Bty.

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