Tuesday, November 11, 2014

11 November 1914 - With the Irish Guards

Postmark: Army Post Office, 11 November 1914
"...hope dear you and Lucy are quite well, you ever loving husband."

"On the morning of the 11th November, they were moved out by way of the Bellewaarde Lake and under cover of the woods there, in support of the Oxfordshire L.I. who cleared the wood north of Ch√Ęteau Hooge and captured some thirty prisoners of the Prussian Guards... At 9 P.M. the Battalion was told it might go back and get tea and supplies at some cross-roads or other in the darkness behind it. The cookers never came up and the supplies were not available till past midnight on the 12th."  (The Irish Guards in the Great War, Kipling).

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