The Wartime Memories Project - The Great War - Day by Day
25th September 1914On this day:
- Leeds Pals arrive at Breary Banks The 15th West Yorks, Leeds Pals travelled by train from Leeds to Masham on Friday 25 September 1914. They marched from Masham station to Breary Banks, in Colsterdale, where they occupied part of the hutted village which had been built for the Leeds Corporation reservoir construction workers, the remainer of the troops were accommodated under canvas.
- 18th DLI advance party to Cocken Hall The advance party of 20 men from the 18th DLI arrived at Cocken Hall, on the banks of the River Wear near Durham City. The hall, dating from the 17th century was lent by Earl Durham for use as a training camp of the 18th Battalion Durham Light Infantry. The hall and outbuildings were used as billets for C and D Companies with A Company billeted at Newton Hall, B Company billeted in the Drill Hall at West Rainton, until huts could be erected in the grounds.
- 2nd West Yorks return from Malta 2nd Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment land at Southampton on 25th of September 1914, having sailed from the garrison on Malta. They join 23rd Brigade, 8th Division, which is forming up at Hursley Park near Winchester.
- Casualty Notice The War Diary of E Battery 3rd Brigade RHA records: heard today that Captain HB Bartram who had left the Battery sick on the 30th August had died at Netley Hospital on the 16th September.
- Rest and Refitting 2nd Battalion - Royal Irish Regiment
September 25th, 1914 1400 Vially
2 killed and 7 wounded by shrapnel.
2030 Relieved by Royal Fusiliers and proceeded to Courcelles for rest.
Saturday, September 26th, 1914
1400 Courcelles Arrived.
Sunday, September 27th 1914 - Courcelles
Addressed by General Smith-Dorrien
Monday 28th to Wednesday 30th September - Courcelles
Resting and refitting
Casualties of the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Irish Regiment in the Officer’s ranks Aisne on the 12th to 25th September 1914
Casualty Rank and Name
- Lieutenant Rushton F.H.L. (on 14th September 1914)
- Lieutenant Laing D.P.
- Lieutenant (RAMC) Goodden H.W.
- 2nd Lieutenant Newton-King A.R.
- 2nd Lieutenant Phillips E.M.
- Other Ranks
- Killed 10 NCOs & Men
- Wounded 62 NCOs & Men
- Missing 40 NCOs & Men
- Total 112 NCOs & Men
- 25th Sep 1914 Into the Trenches
- 25th Sep 1914 Onboard Ship
- 25th Sep 1914 Wounded Admitted
- 25th Sep 1914 Trench Work
- 25th Sep 1914 At Rest
- 8th Manchesters arrive Egypt The 8th Battalion Manchester Regiment land at Alexandria in Egypt.
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