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



24th September 1914

On this day:


  • 9th Sep 1914 Sentry Duty

  • The Queens continue mobilisation in England   At Lyndhurst a draft of 253 Rank & File from the 3rd Battalion, The Queens, joined the 2nd Battalion.

  • Race to the sea   1st Bavarian Division part of 1st Bavarian Corps and 2nd German Army.

    Somme 1914.

    In the last days of September, 1914, at the time of the "race to the sea," the two divisions of the 1st Bavarian Corps were in the 2nd Army (Von Buelow), which operated on the Somme in the Peronne region. They became heavily engaged notably at Combles (Oct. 24th) and at Maricourt (Dec. 17th). By the 4th November, the 1st Bavarian Regiment had had casualties of 63 officers and 2,090 men since the beginning of the war.

  • 24th Sept 1914 General's Visit

  • 24th Sep 1914 Hell cannot be Worse

  •    The County Battalion The Durham Light Infantry

    Committee: Lord Durham, W. Cresswell Gray; Col. Bowes, Col. Darwin, Lord Southampton, F.T. Tristram, A.F. Pease; Rowland Burdon

    Minutes of 1st meeting 21st Sept 1914

    • (1) Col. Burdon reported that some 570 men had joined up to date.
    • (2) That the names of 16 gentlemen had been sent in as being employed temporarily as officers.
    • (3) That the clothing of the men in draft had been approved and it had been ordered – delivery of some being hoped for in a fortnight.
    • (4) That he with Capt. Roberts, Messrs Tristram, Longdon, Lilley, and Col. Bowes had inspected Newton Hall and Cocken Hall yesterday and had found the latter suitable in every way for housing a large proportion Page 2 of, if not the whole Battalion and that he had written to the Earl of Durham asking him on what terms the Comm[ittee] could have the house.
    • (5) That it was proposed to feed the men and officers by contract and enquiries were being made to that effect, and
    • (6) That some of the officers and men were to be brought in before the end of this week.
    On the question of housing Mr Tristram stated that it was proposed that each man should bring his own 2 blankets and certain of the smaller items of the necessary details. It was decided that 2 blankets ought to be in the possession of each man. On the question of palliasses, Mr Pease urged that these should be provided. It was suggested they should be purchased second hand if possible. On Col. Burdon’s asking whether in case of shortage of numbers a company of miners should be substituted it was decided unanimously that the classes intended in the original prospectus should be adhered to.

    Rowland Burdon

  • 24th Sep 1914 Shelters Constructed

  • 24th Sep 1914 At Rest

  • 24th Sep 1914 Recruitment

  • 24th September 1914 Artillery exhcange of fire





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