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

22nd October 1914

On this day:

  • 2nd Berkshires arrive home   2nd Battalion Berkshire Regiment arrived in England from Jhansi, India. They moved to Hursley Park to join 25th Brigade in 8th Division.

  • 2 Life Guards March to Hooge   The 2nd Life Guards marched at 5.30 am to Hooge on the Ypres to Menin road, to be in support. Sat in the woods of a charming chateau, safe although heard shell fire till 2 pm. We were Advance Guard Regiment. Ordered off to Kleinzillebeke to clear up the situation at Hollebeke and Zandvoorde. Remained there till 4 pm when the rest of the Brigade came, and I was ordered to break up my weak squadron making two strong ones and send every available man into the trenches for the night to reinforce the VI Cavalry Brigade. I sent O’Neill and half of D Squadron on the right and took Vandeleur (Belper sick) and half of D Squadron to General Makins for orders on the left. I and my Regt HQ were told there was no room in the trenches for us, so I bivouacked with it outside Zillebeke. Tremendous musketry fire all night.

    War Diary

  • 2nd Rifles arrive at Liverpool   2nd Battalion The Rifle Brigade land at Liverpool on the 22nd of October 1914 having sailed from Bombay on the 20th of September. They moved to Hursley Park to join 25th Brigade in the 8th Division.

  • 1st Leicesters suffer heavy shelling   At La Houssoie railway station 1st Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment endure heavy enemy shelling with little cover in the muddy fields. Three officers and 20 other ranks were killed and another twenty injured.

    Fighting Tigers - Matthew Richardson

  • Further Action   E Battery 3rd Brigade RHA

    Started at 0500 but sent back as heavy infantry attack going in. Too dark to start back in action as before as soon as attack found not to be coming through. Fired again about 450 rounds. Back in billets at 1830 - one man severely wounded.

    war diaries

  • 22nd October 1914 Relocation

  • 21nd Oct 1914 Trenches Blown in

  • 22nd Oct 1914 In Action

  • 22nd Oct 1914 A Hot Encounter

  • 22nd Oct 1914 Wire Entanglements

  • 22nd Oct 1914 Entrenching

  • 22nd Oct 1914 In Billets

  • 22nd Oct 1914 In Support

  • 22nd Oct 1914 Another Attack

  • 22nd Oct 1914 A Quick Dash

  • 22nd October 1914 Divisional move to Lacouture

  • 22nd Oct 1914 In Defence

  • 22nd Oct 1914 Rations

  • 22nd Oct 1914 Enemy attack

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. John William Arthur Bywater. South Staffordshire Regiment 2nd Battalion Read their Story.
  • 2nd Lt. Edmund Trevennin Gray. Durham Light Infantry 15th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Daniel Hughes. Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry 2nd Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Stanley Sofley. Norfolk Regiment 1st Battalion
  • Sgt. Herbert Stringer. Royal Scots Fusiliers 2nd Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. James Thompson. Yorkshire Regiment 2nd Btn.
  • L/Cpl. Joseph Wakelin. Scottish Rifles 1st Btn. Read their Story.

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