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23rd October 1914 - The Great War, Day by Day - The Wartime Memories Project

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

23rd October 1914

On this day:

  • 2nd Coldstreams near Ypres   2nd Coldstream Guards were at Zonnebeke.

  • 2nd Life Guards relieved by 1st Life Guards   The War Diary of the 2nd Life Guards recored: "Off at 5 am to Brigade HQ at Kleinzillebeke, and was ordered to collect my Regiment out of the trenches and be relieved by the 1st Life Guards. Set off to do this with Colonel Barnes X Hussars, Brassey (command 1st Life Guards) and his squadron leaders when a shell hit me in four places taking a piece out of my leg. I had to retire to Hospital. My lead horses were under shell fire at Zandvoorde and Surgeon Major Power and Vet Lt Walker had just been sent flying by a shell. I afterwards heard that my 2nd in Command had been attached to the Belgian Army Headquarters and that Major Hugh Dawnay came from the Staff to take command till my return."

    War Diary

  • 23rd October 1914 9th Lancers at Messines

  • Continued Action   E Battery 3rd Brigade RHA

    Started at 0500 and in action all day as before. One man wounded and two horses killed. Back in billets at 1800 but left one gun out. Changed our billets to west of town as east under big gun fire during day.

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  • 23rd Oct 1914 11th Hussars bivouack

  • 23rd Oct 1914 1st East Lancs in trenches

  • 23rd Oct 1914 Wire Entanglements

  • 23rd Oct 1914 Attack Repulsed

  • 23rd Oct 1914 In Billets

  • 23rd Oct 1914 In Support

  • 23rd Oct 1914 On the March

  • 23rd October 1914 Divisional move to Lacouture

  • 23rd Oct 1914 Heavy Shelling

  • 23rd Oct 1914 Sight Seeing

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Dvr. Joseph Balfour. Royal Field Artillery 29th Div Ammunition Column Read their Story.
  • Pte. Herbert Barnes. Border Regiment 2nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. William Broadley. Loyal North Lancashire
  • Rifleman Reuben Joseph Brown. Kings Royal Rifle Corps 2nd Battalion Read their Story.
  • Rfmn. Philip Claude Harris. Rifle Brigade 3rd Btn. Read their Story.

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