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24th September 1914On this day:
- 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.
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
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
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.
- (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
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
- 24th Sep 1914 Shelters Constructed
- 24th Sep 1914 At Rest
- 24th Sep 1914 Recruitment
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