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- here is the diary for October 1914:
1st 6 p.m. A & D Companies moved up from their positions to the trenches, the whole Battalion now occupying the trenches with 2 Companies 1st K.R.R. Corps in support taking the old positions of B & C Coys.
2nd Battalion in same position as yesterday.
3rd Battalion in same position as yesterday.
4th Battalion relieved in the trenches by 1st K.R.R.C. B & C Companies remaining in support, A & D Companies returned to the wood 1 mile N of SOUPIR.
5th Battalion in same position as yesterday.
6th 6 p.m. B & C Coys were withdrawn from support of 1st K.R.R.C. in trenches, then the whole Battalion marched to MOUSSY to relieve 1st Kings Liverpool Regt. A & D Companies occupied the trenches W of the BEAULINE Spur. B & C Companies were billeted in MOUSSY in support.
7th Battalion in same position.
8th At 10 p.m. the Companies interchanged, the two reserve companies going up to the trenches and A & D going into billets at MOUSSY.
9th Battalion in same position.
10th At 10 p.m. the Companies interchanged, the two reserve companies going up to the trenches
11th Companies in same position.
12th At 10 p.m. the Companies interchanged.
13th Companies in the same position. The section on our left which was occupied by 1st Royal Berkshire Regt. Was taken over by the 6th Battn, 267th French Regt. At 12 Midnight.
14th Companies interchanged.
15th 11.30 p.m. The Battalion was relieved by the 148th French Regt. C Coy & ½ of B left at 11.45 p.m. for FISMES. Ref. Map RHEIMS
16th After the French had taken over from the Companies in the trenches A, D and ½ B Companies, which was about 4.30 a.m., these Companies with Battn. Head Qrs. Marched to FISMES, arriving at 9 a.m. The Battalion entrained at 12 noon & left at 3.30 p.m. Destination unknown.
17th The train passed through AMIENS, BOULOGNE at 5 p.m. CALAIS arrived at STRAZELLE at 12 mid-night 17/18th October 1914 & marched to Billets – HAZEBROUCK arriving at 4.15 18th Ref. Map St. Omer
18th Billeted at HAZEBROUCK
19th 4 p.m. Marched in Brigade out of HAZEBROUCK via REECHE to GODE-WAERSVELDE arriving 8.50 p.m. and billeted.
20th 6 a.m. Advanced in Brigade via BOESCHEPE – RENENHELST – VLANERTINGHE to YPRES and went into billets at 5 p.m. ( a peculiar incident, the battalion occupying the same billets as the 1st Battalion had 3 days previous).
21st 6 a.m. Advanced in Brigade and remained in reserve just N of WIELTJE at 7 p.m. the brigade returned to billets at POTIJZIE, (The 1st Battalion are now in the 22nd Brigade & in the firing line about 2 miles to our front.)
22nd Battalion in billets except for C Coy who were escort sent out to FREZENBERG as escort to a Battery returning about 9 p.m.
23rd 2.30 a.m. The battalion marched to PILKEM to the assistance of the 2nd Brigade and at 8.30 a.m. assisted the Queens Regt. to regain the advanced trenches, which they had left the previous evening. A & D Coys were the two Coys in the firing line and done some severe fighting before the trenches were regained.
2/Lieut. B.J.H. Scott was killed, Capt. Savage, Lieut. Dent and Lieut. Haylewood were wounded and 40 Other Ranks killed and wounded, and at 4 p.m. these two Coys were withdrawn & the whole Battalion were in reserve just North of PILKEM.
24th 5.30 a.m. The battalion withdrew to PILKEM for breakfasts, and at 9.15 a.m. marched out to join our own Brigade at FREZENBERG, thence to a farm in the Wood on the road due NORTH of the wood about 3 Kilometres North of the O in HOLDHOEK