Diaries; 29th – 31st August 1914.

Saturday 29th August: Bassoles-Aulers

After a few hours’ sleep under a tree we were up and had breakfast. We then had a letter from General French* read out to us thanking everybody for the way they had done their duty. He also told in the letter about the Great Charge by the Scotch Greys and 12th Lancers the day before. They charged the enemy cavalry three times. That was where the 5 of us were sent back for Captain Wilson.

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Diaries; 22nd – 28th August 1914.

Saturday 22nd August: Aulnoy-Aymeries/ Maubeuge

We arrived at a place called Aulnoy, 121/2 miles from the Belgian Frontier at 9am. We dis-entrained here. British troops were dis-entraining at the last 3 or 4 stations we passed through. We marched off from here at 2pm.

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