2/4th Battalion War Diary, October 1914

    2/4th Border Regiment War Diary Transcriptions (1915-1918)
The National Archives WO/95/????    
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Transcribed from the War Diary of the 2/4th Border Regiment (1914-1919) and not the original war diary. This book was published by Carlisle book company Chas. Thurnam and Sons in 1920.
Entries from this source have been heavily abridged from their original form. This version of the war diary should be seen as a brief summary of events rather than a comprehensive account of the battalion's actions.
Place Date Hour Summary of Events
The 2/4th Border Regiment, or the 4th Border (Reserve) Regiment as it was originally called, was formed during the Great War, at Kendal, on the 24th October, 1914, under the command of Lieut.-Col. J. F. Haswell, V.D., with Captain F. W. Halton, T.D., as Adjutant, and Colour Sergeant Instructor W. A. Price as Regimental Sergeant-Major. It consisted of 350 men recruited for the Battalion, and 193 N.C.O.'s and men, many of whom were recruits transferred from the 1/4th Border Regiment on the departure of that Battalion from Sittingbourne, Kent, to Burmah. The detachment from Sittingbourne arrived at Kendal on the 27th October, 1914, and the whole Battalion was billeted in the town. The period during which the Battalion remained at Kendal was spent in preliminary training, recruiting, and, as far as possible, equipping the Battalion.

References / notes

  • National Archives Catalogue Reference: WO/95/????
  • The transcription above is available under the National Archives Open Government Licence for public sector information.
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