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

25th August 1914

On this day:


  • 25th Aug 1914 Street Fighting

  • BEF HQ moves to St Quentin   GHQ for the British Expeditionary Force moved from Le Cateau to St Quentin as the troops retreated from Mons.

    Holts Battlefield Guide

  • Fruit and Cigarettes for POW's   Fruit and Cigarettes have been donated by members of the public and given to the 250 German and Austrian Prisoners of War being held at the Seaman's Institute, Cardiff. They have also been entertained by a lantern lecture.

    Teesdale Mercury

  • 5th Battalion, Bershire Regiment raised   5th Battalion, Berkshire Regiment is raised at Reading, a part of Kitchener's first army, they join 35th Brigade in 12th (Eastern) Division.

  • 9th Battalion West Yorks raised   9th (Service) Battalion is raised at York on the 25th of August 1914 as part of Kitchener's First New Army, they join 32nd Brigade, 11th (Northern) Division.

  • 2nd Life Guards form part of VII (Household Cavalry) Brigade   At Windsor. Order to form, remainder of 2nd Life Guards refilled mainly with Lancer Reservists into a War strength Regiment and to form part of the VII (Household Cavalry) Brigade. Also to form 1st Reserve Household Cavalry Regiment of which my Regiment supplies 1/3rd. No more black horses to leave England, so the new Regiment must be horsed with a completely new lot of horses. The Reservists came in batches from August 10th and onwards, and their training and monitoring continued at Windsor until September 1st when the Brigade assembled at Windmill Court, Ludgershall.

    War Diary

  • Zeppelin raids   Zeppelin raid took place over Antwerp on the 25th August 1914

    John Doran

  • 25th August 1914 2nd Royal Irish Rgt Casualty List

  • 25th August 1914 Further moves for 1st East Lancs

  • 25th Aug 1914 On the March

  • 25th Aug 1914 11 Battery in Action

  • 25th Aug 1914 Under Attack

  • 25th Aug 1914 Fierce Fighting

  • 25th Aug 1914 Guns Saved

  • 25th Aug 1914 Flintshire RFA at Camp

  • 25th Aug 1914 Screening

  • 25th Aug 1914 On the March

  • 25th Aug 1914 On the March

  • 25th Aug 1914 On the March

  • 25th August 1914 Battle of Le Cateau - Phase 2

  • 25th Aug 1914 Rear Guard

  • 25th August 1914 Ongoing Retirement

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  • L/Sgt. Francis Lovell. Royal Berkshire Regiment 1st Batallion Read their Story.

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