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



30th August 1914

On this day:


  • 6th West Yorks leave Selby   6th Battalion West Yorks left Selby at the end of August, moving to Strenshall.

  • 3rd Monmouths move to Northampton   The 3rd Monmouths left Oswestry on 30th August when the battalion moved into billets at Northampton. Headquarters were set up at St James's Church Institute with the fields at the rear being used as their training ground. The Battalion stayed in Northampton until the end of October.

  • 30th August 1914 Continued withdrawals

  • Continued withdrawals   At 6am on the 30th August, Major Green's party rejoined 1st Battalion East Lancashire Regiment (they had gone via Peronne) and the battalion marched via Carlepont and Bailly before which a halt of 2 hours was made for food. The march resumed via Tracy-Le-Mont and Bernevil to a railway crossing where another long halt was made. Then marched on via Trolsy, Brevil and Fontenoy, entering the edge of the forest of Compiegne just as it grew dark, a very tiring march. (One or two parties of Uhlans (German Cavalry)were supposed to be in the woods). We reached Pierrefonds at 2300 and, as it was rumoured that there was smallpox in the village, billeted in the streets.

  • 30th Aug 1914 March through Thick Woods

  • 30th Aug 1914 Worst is Over

  • 30th Aug 1914 Rear Guard

  • 30th Aug 1914 Under Fire

  • 30th Aug 1914 On the March

  • 30th Aug 1914 Church Parade





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