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



25th January 1915

On this day:


  • 25th Jan 1915 German Attack

  • 25th Jan 1915 2nd Queens in billets

  •    Minutes of Committee Meeting Cocken Hall January 25th 1915

    Present:- Lord Durham, W. Cresswell Gray, A.F. Pease, Rowland Burdon, Col. Hugh Bowes, and Captain & Adjutant Lowe.

    The minutes of the last meeting were confirmed, as altered. Colonel Burdon reported that in order to provide accommodation for the men up to the strength of the two Depot Companies, in addition to the original Battalion, he had accepted a contract for six new hut shelters at a cost of 150 each, lined; stoves fitted, but to be extra.

    The case of the Quartermaster was considered; he having had money advanced to him at the same rate as he was previously earning, viz, 2-10-0 per week, until such time as his pay could reach him. It is now a question of whether he was to be asked to refund to the battalion the whole, or a portion of this money advanced; and it was decided that the Committee would be content if he would repay them one half of this sum.

    It was reported that one or two undesirable men had been received from Durham; but that as a rule recruits were coming in fairly satisfactorily.

    It was suggested that a statement of accounts should be prepared to show the financial position of the Committee up to date. Colonel Burdon reported that he had had a subscription of 25 from His Honour Judge Greenwell; and Mr Gray also reported that he had been promised 50 for the battalion by Mr. A.B. Horsley.

    The question of leave was considered informally by the Committee; and Colonel Bowes was requested to lay before the Brigadier their opinion that - especially in the case of the men who had been quartered at Hartlepool, and considering the class of men who formed the Battalion - it was desirable that as much leave should be granted as was in accordance with the discipline.

    Colonel Burdon also reported that in consequence of a conversation between himself, the Brigadier, and Col. Bowes, which took place at Cocken on the occasion of his meeting the Brigadier there, he had written to York, and had received definite instructions from the G.O.C. in C, Northern Command, that from this time onward neither he nor the Committee were any longer responsible for the discipline and training of the battalion, which now vested in the Colonel Commanding and the Brigadier.



  • 25th Jan 1915 In Action

  • 25th Jan 1915 Artillery In Action

  • 25th Jan 1915 Artillery In Action

  • 25th Jan 1915 Good Shooting

  • 25th Jan 1915 Swift Reinforcements

  • 25th Jan 1915 Trench Work

  • 25th Jan 1915 Attack

  • 1st Bn Herts Regt marched to Halte    mile E of Gorre, remainder including 1st Bn Herts Regt marched to Halte 1 mile S.W. of Eclas d'Essaires and returned to billets at Hingette about 6pm.





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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. Joseph Cox. South Wales Borderers 1st Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Archibald Davidson. The Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) 1st Battalion
  • Pte. Thomas Davies. South Wales Borderers 1st Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Matthew Kirkwood. London Regiment 14th (London Scottish) Battalion, G Coy. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Edward Morgan. Royal Welsh Fusiliers 4th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Edward Morgan. Royal Welch Fusiliers 1/4th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Thomas Roberts. Royal Welsh Fusiliers 4th Btn. Read their Story.
  • L/Cpl. Ernest George Spillett. Welsh Regiment 2nd Btn.
  • Pte. John Price Thomas. Royal Welsh Fusiliers 4th Btn. Read their Story.

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