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

29th August 1914

On this day:

  • 29th Apr 1914 Patrol

  • Earl of Durham addresses meeting in Darlington   At 6.30pm a mass recruitment meeting was held in the Market Square, Darlington by the Mayor Councillor J.G. Harbottle. The meeting was opened by Rev James Alexander Gordon Birch, chaplain of the 5th DLI and the Cockerton Silver Band accompanied the hymn 'O Lord our help in ages past' The Mayor and the Earl of Durham made speeches calling upon every young man who can to join up now for the period of the war, also warning that the atrocities being experienced by the people of Belgium may one day be committed in the town of Darlington. Local dignitaries including Mr A.F. Pease, Col Sir Mark Sykes and George Beedle addressed the crowd, all speeches were met by loud cheers. It was announced that the council chamber and the recruiting office in Prebend Row would be open to take volunteers. After the meeting closed with the singing of the National Anthem, a hundred men volunteered to enlist.

    11th DLI Martin Bashforth

  • 3rd Borders at Pembroke Dock   3rd Battalion Border Regiment are based at Pembroke Dock on defensive duties.

  • Further retreat   E Battery 3rd Brigade RHA fell back again from 0800 to Chaundy while still with 3rd Cavalry Brigade and went back four miles in case wanted, but noting came of it and retired again through Chaundy to Pierremande where unit bivouacked at 1900.

    War Diaries

  • 29th August 1914 Further retreat

  • 29th August 1914 Further retreat

  • 29th Aug 1914 Suspected Spies

  • 29th Aug 1914 Roll Call

  • 29th Aug 1914 Day of Rest

  • 29th Aug 1914 Straight for the Front

  • 29th Aug 1914 On the March

  • 29th Aug 1914 Bridge Work

  • 29th Aug 1914 Signalman Attacked

  • 29th Aug 1914 At Rest

  • 29th Aug 1914 Imperial Service

  • 29th August 1914 Ongoing Retirement of Division

  • 29th Aug 1914 Defensive Positions

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  • Pte. Robert Handel Mendelsohn Griffiths. Border Regiment 3rd Btn. Read their Story.

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