The Border Regiment: On This Day

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An historical digest of the Border Regiment
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On this day...(2 September)

1915

  • 1st Border Regiment: Gallipoli (Suvla Bay). The Battalion remains in reserve with one company in the firing line; this company is changed at the end of a 48 hours tour of duty in the trenches.
    • Major Nelson leaves on special duty with orders to report to IGC Mudros.
  • 2nd Border Regiment moves from billets in Brigade Reserve at Noyelles and proceeds to trenches near Vermelles.
  • 6th Border Regiment: Gallipoli (Suvla Bay). The Battalion is in support dug outs.

1916

  • 1st Border Regiment in the firing line on the Kaaie Salient. Gas alarm; none on our front but well away to the south.
    • Casualties week-ending 2 September: Officers nil; Other Ranks: killed 1, wounded 2, sick to hospital 5.
  • 2nd Border Regiment remains encamped north of the Church in Buire.
  • 8th Border Regiment leaves Bouzincourt at 2:45pm and goes into front line trench (Hindenburg Trench) relieving the 8th South Lancashire Regiment.

1917

  • 2nd Border Regiment marches to billets in Oudezeele (west of Poperinghe) at 3:00pm; arrives about 5:00pm.
    • At 5:30pm two lorries conveying officers, warrant officers, NCOs and men of the 1st Border Regiment arrive; this is the first time in history the two battalions meet on foreign soil.
    • The 1st Borders depart at 9:30pm after having contests in football and tug of war.
  • 8th Border Regiment has church parade at Dominion Camp.
    • The Battalion marches to Chausegaro in the Dickebusche area where they bivouac.
    • Enemy aeroplanes heavily bomb surrounding area at night; there are no casualties.
  • 11th Border Regiment at Ooste-Dunkerque finding working parties. Operation Orders are received from the Brigadier.

1944

  • Freedom of Carlisle bestowed on Regiment.




An altogether different history

On This Day: An historical digest of the Border Regiment lists events between the years of the Regiment's existence (18811959). Events include a variety of different subjects such as the births and deaths of officers, NCO's and other ranks, actions of individuals and small groups, actions from regimental battle honours, casualty figures, reports and war diary extracts. This list is not exclusive and remains open to the inclusion of other relevant documentation.

Single day v's single year

  • Single day – events are bulleted with linkable years the event occurred, listing the oldest first. Each 'single day' will only list events that occurred on that specific day over a period of many years. A month calendar is included on each page.
  • Single year – events are bulleted with linkable dates (i.e. 1 July). Each 'single year' will list the events of many events in that specific year. A years navbar covering five years either side of the current year is included on each page.

Both types list the same events in slightly differing formats. To get started simply click on a day in the calendar below to be taken to the events on that day.

The calendar

Months and days of the year
January 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
February 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29
March 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
April 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
May 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
June 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
July 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
August 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
September 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
October 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
November
December


Notes, references and sources

There is a need to provide the information in a concise and accurate manner to ensure that what you read on this site is to the point and, more importantly, genuine. While every effort is made to ensure accuracy there may be some events that appear inaccurate or dates that appear misleading. Human error is a very real factor with projects like this and mistakes are sometimes unavoidable.
  • Notes – These are added to pages where additional notes are required that do not fit within the body of events listed.
  • References – These are added to pages where necessary when specific references to events are required.
  • Sources – These are added to the sources page and list all of the sources used in compiling the events in this project.

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