John French, 1st Earl of Ypres
- 14 Aug - Lands at Boulogne.
- 15 Aug - Visits President Poincaré and General Joffre.
- 17 Aug - Takes up headquarters at Le Cateau.
- 07 Sep - Sends first despatch.
- 17 Sep - Sends second despatch.
- 08 Oct - Sends third despatch.
- 20 Nov - Sends fourth despatch.
- 03 Dec - Invested with O.M.
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Source: Lord Edward Gleichen (1918–1920). Chronology of the War. Volumes I, II & III. Constable & Company, London. (Copyright expired)