The Border Regiment: On This Day

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Welcome to On This Day
An historical digest of the Border Regiment
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On this day...(17 September)

1914

1915

  • 1st Border Regiment: Gallipoli (Suvla Bay). A party of 2 officers and 100 other ranks are called for to dig communication trenches for the South Wales Borderers who are holding the portion of the line to the right.
  • 2nd Border Regiment are relieved in the trenches near Vermelles and proceed to billets at Labourse, arriving about 4:00pm.
  • 6th Border Regiment: Gallipoli (Suvla Bay). The Battalion is in reserve on beach. 2nd Lieut. Graham-Clarke of the King's Own Scottish Borderers is attached to the Battalion.

1916

  • 2nd Border Regiment marches to Longpre and entrains at 10:45 for Bailleul.
  • 8th Border Regiment at Domleger has church parade at 10:00am. Three officers attend a gas demonstration.
  • 11th Border Regiment in reserve line billets find working parties for the front line trenches and Royal Engineers.

1917

  • 2nd Border Regiment marched from Arques to Longuenesse to join the [20th] Brigade for training.
  • 8th Border Regiment at Marles-les-Mines involved in general and special training during the morning and recreational training in the afternoon.
  • 11th Border Regiment in the front line encounters a raid on C Company's lines about 3:30am with one other rank killed and one wounded.
    • Heavy hostile bombardment on left sub-sector (St. Georges and Lombardzyde) during the afternoon.
    • One enemy soldier, who is wounded during raid on C Company, is brought into 11th Border's lines.
  • J. Keddle (27864 L/Cpl.) is awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal.




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 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
December 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


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.

Please note this project is in its infancy and will take some time to populate it to any degree of entirety. Please do feel free to contact the administrator with any comments or concerns.