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    Yes, M*****h.:D

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    Aahhhhh! (slapping each others hands, pat-a-cake fashion) Hot potato,

    off his drawers, pluck to make amends. (pinch each others noses)

    Aaahh!


    Catch-22 says they have a right to do anything we can't stop them from doing.

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    Hmmm. I think we should run a competition to see which passage from the Blackadder series HASN'T been quoted on this board.:D

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    August 16th

    1819

    The Peterloo Massacre occurred in Manchester when soldiers fired on unemployed demonstrators at St. Peter's Field.

    1914

    Liege surrendered to the German Army.
    Von Kluck’s First Army and von Bulow’s Second cross the Meuse river.
    Adolf Hitler enlisted in the 1st Company of the 16th Bavarian Reserve Infantry.

    1917

    The 16th (Irish)and 36th (Ulster) Divisions were committed to the Passchendaele Campaign when the Battle of Langemarck commenced at 04.45 hrs. As usual, heavy fighting means an increase in the days casualties from this area. 15 men from Co. Waterford and from South Tipperary died on the Western Front on this day.

    During the days fighting L/Cpl Frederick Room of the 2nd Bn Royal Irish Regt earned a Victoria Cross. In charge of the stretcher bearers, Freddy worked under heavy fire at dressing wounds and evacuating the wounded. Happily he survived the war, but he died in Bristol in 1932, aged 47. L/Cpl Room wasn't Irish but he was the fourth and last member of the Royal Irish to earn a VC.

    1982

    GUBU entered Irish politics when, Malcolm McArthur, wanted for the murder of a nurse named Bridie Gargan, was found in the flat of Patrick Connolly, the Attorney General.

    Taoiseach, Charlie Haughey, when told of the event, said it was grotesque, unbelievable, bizarre and unprecedented. Conor Cruise O’Brien used the acronym to describe FF politics.

    Died

    1915
    Killed in action or died of wounds in Gallipoli


    5th Bn Royal Irish Regt

    121 Sgt W. Couch. Enlisted Clonmel, Co. Tipperary.
    189 Sgt Thomas Walsh. Waterford.
    2000 Pte Patrick Carey. Clonmel, Co. Tipperary.
    54 Pte John Sheehan. Fews, Kilmacthomas, Co. Waterford.
    206 Pte Peter Sullivan. Crooke, Co. Waterford.

    7th Bn Royal Dublin Fusiliers

    21949 Pte Patrick Fraher.
    14202 Pte Thomas Whitney.
    Both from Waterford.

    6th Bn Royal Irish Fusiliers

    16793 Pte John Field. Waterford.

    1917
    Killed in action or died of wounds on the Western Front


    1st Bn Royal Irish Rifles

    8019 Rifleman Patrick O'Brien
    10322 Rifleman John Doyle
    9487 L/Cpl Thomas Lonergan.
    All from Waterford.

    2nd Bn Royal Dublin Fusiliers

    Capt James Owen Shine. His father was Col. J. Shine, Abbeyside, Dungarvan.
    40035 Richard Mooney, Fews, Co. Waterford.

    2nd Bn Royal Irish Regt

    2566 Pte Francis Banks MM. Carrick-on- Suir, Co. Tipperary.
    9481 Pte Edward Fitzgerald, Kilmacthomas, Co. Waterford.

    6th Bn Connaught Rangers

    4197 Pte Denis Marshall. Carrick-on- Suir.
    8475 Pte William Walsh. Son of Thomas and Statia Walsh, Clonmel. Buried Potizje Chateau Lawn Cemetery, Belgium.

    Other Units

    25583 Pte Thomas Leahy, 7th Bn Royal Dublin Fusiliers. From Dungarvan.

    7948 Pte James Barry, 7th Bn Royal Irish Rifles. From Waterford.

    16101 Cpl Patrick Dalton, 9th Bn Royal Dublin Fusiliers. Son of Patrick and Margaret Dalton Kickham St, Carrick-on- Suir.

    16199 Pte Denis Sheehan, 9th Bn Royal Irish Fusiliers. From Waterford. Buried New Irish Farm Cemetery, Belgium.

    8271 Pte John Mc Grath, 1st Bn Machine Gun Corps. From Waterford.

    Apart from the two men who's burial places are mentioned, all the others are recorded on the Tyne Cot Memorial to the missing. The memorial actually begins on this date. All previous missing men in this part of the Ypres salient are commemorated on the Menin Gate.

    There are 35,000 names on the Tyne Cot memorial which forms the back wall of Tyne Cot cemetery, in which there are 12,000 graves. 70% of the graves are unidentified.

    The village of Langemarck is the site of the only German cemetery in what was the Ypres salient. It holds the graves of over 44,000 men. There are 24,000 unidentified soldiers buried in a mass grave inside the gate of the cemetery. There are some German graves still in British cemeteries. Some undisturbed war-time burials in Tyne Cot, for instance.

    1922
    Killed in action at Athy, Co. Kildare


    Pte Daniel Fogarty. Born Loughmore, Co. Tipperary.
    Pte Cornelius Roche. Born Cahir, Co. Tipperary.
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    August 17th

    1878

    Oliver St. John Gogarty, writer and doctor, was born. He was the model for the ‘stately, plump Buck Mulligan’ in Joyce’s "Ulysses".

    Politics is the chloroform of the Irish people, or rather the hashish.

    1914

    Russia invaded East Prussia. Gen. Rennenkampf's First Army came from the east, from the south came Samsonov's Second Army. Opposing are German Gen. Max von Prittwitz and Gen. Gaffron's Eighth Army. Germany was forced to withdraw troops from France as Von Moltke moved two corps from Kluck's army to the Eastern front.

    1922

    The RIC was disbanded to be replaced by the Garda Síochána.

    1987

    Ruolf Hess died at a Berlin hospital near Spandau Prison aged 93.

    Died

    1916

    9412 L/Cpl William Robinson, 11th Bn The Manchester Regt. Died on the Western Front. He was from Clonmel.

    8012 Sgt James Quanne, from Tipperary. A member of 3rd Bn Royal Irish Regt, he died at home in Tipperary Town.

    11269 Pte Patrick Power, 6th Bn Royal Irish Regt. Killed in action on the Western Front. From Ballinameela, Co. Waterford.

    1918

    9104 Pte Robert Cullen, 7th Bn Royal Irish Regt. From Tipperary Town, he died on the Western Front.

    1920

    Vol Patrick Clancy, IRA, from Co. Tipperary was KIA in Kanturk, Co. Cork.
    1922

    Pte Michael Costello from Dundrum, Co. Tipperary. A member of the Free State Army he was killed in action.

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    August 18th

    1588

    A storm shattered the remaining 60 ships of the Spanish Armada leaving 11.

    1870

    Battle of Gravelotte was fought during the Franco-Prussian War. The Germans won.

    Died

    1951
    PFC Michael Fitzpatrick from Mayo died in Korea serving with 2nd Inf Div, US Army.

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    August 19th

    1504

    Lord Edward Fitzgerald, the Earl of Kildare, defeated Ulick Burke at the Battle of Knockdoe. There were 10,000 combatants and 2,000 fatalities; Fitzgerald won and was made a Knight of the Garter.

    1692

    The first execution of witches in Salem, Massachusetts. Five women were hanged. 14 more were to die later in the year.

    1887

    Francis Ledwidge was born in Slane, Co. Meath. A poet and nationalist, he fought in the Great War in the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. KIA 31st July 1917.

    "I joined the British Army because she stood between Ireland and an enemy of civilisation and I would not have her say that she defended us while we did nothing but pass resolutions".

    Someone should hang that quote on the wall of Leinster House. With a little paraphrasing, it is as relevant today as then.

    The Call to Ireland
    by Francis Ledwidge

    We have fought so much for the nation
    In the tents we helped to divide;
    Shall the cause of our common fathers
    On our earthstones lie denied?
    For the price of a field we have wrangled
    While the weather rusted the plow,
    ' twas yours and 'twas mine and 'tis ours yet
    And it's time to be fencing it now.


    1914

    The British Expeditionary Force (BEF) is officially formed in France.

    1942

    The Dieppe raid took place. 5,000 Canadian and 2,000 British soldiers launched a disastrous raid against the Germans at Dieppe, France. Over 3,600 men died. The information gathered from this landing was used to plan the successful Allied landings in Morrocco, Sicily, Italy and Normandy.

    Captain John Foote, who was serving as a Chaplain in the Canadian Army, earned a Victoria Cross at Dieppe by attending the wounded and dying in the open under fire. At the battle’s end he left the landing craft on which he would have sailed to safety and walked to the German positions to minister to the Allied prisoners.

    Died

    1915
    Killed in action at Gallipoli.

    4458 Pte John Moore, 5th Bn Connaught Rangers from Carrick-on-Suir, Co. Tipperary.

    89 Pte John Fitzgerald, 5th Bn Royal Irish Regt from Waterford.

    1917

    43060 Gnr Edward Power, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds in Salonika. He was from Waterford.

    981 Pte Gerard Coughlan, Special Cavalry Reserve. Killed in action on the Western Front. From Waterford.

    1922
    Vol Michael Condon, IRA, from Newcastle, Co. Tipperary was shot dead by the Free State Army while under arrest in Clonmel Town Hall.
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    August 20th

    1860

    At the capture of the Taku Forts in China, Hospital Apprentice Andrew Fitzgibbon was with the 67th Foot when he was severely wounded attending to injured men in the open. Andrew was awarded a VC for his courage and is one of the youngest VCs at age 15.

    1914

    Brussels fell to the German army. The Belgians, personally commanded by King Albert I, retreated to Antwerp.

    In the Battle of the Ardennes, advancing French troops battle numerically superior German forces.

    In East Prussia, Gen Prittwitz's withdrew to the Vistula River, leaving all of East Prussia in Russian hands. Moltke immediately relieved Prittwitz of his command, appointing in his place 67-year-old Gen. Paul von Hindenburg.

    British warships begin confiscating contraband cargoes as part of an embargo on Germany.

    1981

    Michael Devine became the last hunger striker to die in the Maze Prison.

    Died

    1914

    2397 Pte Patrick Mahoney. 3rd Bn Royal Irish Regt. Died at Home. He was from Fethard, Co. Tipperary.

    1917

    32908 Gnr Michael Day, Royal Field Artillery. From Waterford, he died of wounds on the Western Front.

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    August 21st

    1808

    The Battle of Vimiero was fought during the Peninsular War in Spain.

    1914

    The British Expeditionary Force, commanded by Field Marshal Sir John French, moved into Belgium.
    Serbia and Austria clashed at the Battle of Sabac, lasting until Aug 24th. Serbia won.

    1918

    The British 3rd and 4th Armies launched an attack north of the river Ancre (a tributary of the Somme).

    Died

    1915
    Killed in action at Gallipoli


    5th Bn Connaught Rangers

    930 Pte Patrick King. From Waterford.

    4460 Pte James Moran from Dungarvan. Co. Waterford.

    9350 Sgt William Lemmon, 6th Bn Yorkshire Regt. From Waterford.

    9370 Pte Paul Bregan, 1st Bn Royal Munster Fusiliers. From Cappoquin, Co. Waterford.

    1916

    3378 Pte John Sullivan, 6th Bn Royal Irish Regt. Killed in action on the Western Front. From Waterford.

    1918
    2nd Bn Royal Irish Regt


    7609 L/Cpl James Carberry, Waterford.

    6110 Pte James Johnson, Knockboy, Co. Waterford.

    7367 Pte Patrick Walsh, Waterford.

    5587 Pte Michael Fahy, New Inn, Co. Tipperary. Michael Fahy joined the army in April 1914 and served all through the war. His brother William likewise. William survived the war and was demobbed in 1922 on the disbandment of the regiment. Their grand-nephew is a member of 12th Inf Bn. Michael Fahy was killed by a sniper near Flers, France. He is buried in the AIF Cemetery.

    95105 Cpl William Burns MM, 13th Bn King's Liverpool Regt. Killed in action on the Western Front.

    1986

    Lt Aongus Murphy was killed by a road side bomb near At Tiri, Lebanon.

    1988

    Pte Patrick Wright died in Lebanon.
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    August22nd

    1485

    The Battle of Bosworth was fought in England. Richard III was defeated and killed and Henry Tudor was proclaimed King as Henry VII. Henry had landed at Milford Haven in Wales from France and, with the help of French troops, invaded England. He was crowned King in London on 30 October and, in January 1486, Henry VII married Elizabeth of York, the daughter of Edward IV, unifying the two factions of York and Lancaster and ending the civil war, the so-called Wars of the Roses. Henry came from minor Welsh nobility and his descendants would rule until 1603.

    1798

    General Humbert landed at Killala, Co. Mayo, with 100 French troops.

    1802

    George Thomas, The Raja from Tipperary died in India.

    1914

    In Belgium, Cpl Thomas of the 4th Royal Irish Dragoon Guards, became the first British soldier to fire shots in anger at the enemy in WWI.

    Two German armies strike the French under Gen. Charles Lanrezac southwest of Namur, on the Sambre River, forcing him to retreat.

    The 2nd Bn Royal Dublin Fusiliers landed in Boulogne.

    1918

    Capt Denis Latimer was shot down in Belgium. A fighter pilot in 20 Sqdn, Dublin-born Latimer shot down 28 German aircraft between March and August 1918. His observer, Lieutenant T.C. Noel, was killed and Latimer was captured. He was sbsequently awarded the Military Cross and the Distinguished Flying Cross.

    1922

    General Michael Collins, Commander in Chief of the National Army was killed in action at Béal na Bláth, Co. Cork. His convoy was ambushed by a party of irregulars. Collins was the only fatality of the action.

    1934

    H. Norman Schwarzkopf, commander of the coalition forces during the 1991 Gulf War, was born in Trenton, New Jersey.

    His father was the police chief who led the hunt for the kidnappers of Charles Lindbergh’s son. Not many people know that.:D

    1933

    O’Duffy’s National Guard was banned in Ireland.

    1941

    The Irish merchant ship Clonlara was torpedoed and sunk by U-564. 11 crewmen died. She was sailing in a British Convoy NE of Spain when hit by 4 torpedos.

    1942

    Crisis meetings in Berlin as Brazil declared war on Germany.:D

    Died

    1916

    2/Lt Theo Seale, 2nd Bn Royal Munster Fusiliers. He was from Clonmel, Co. Tipperary and he died on the Western Front. He is buried in Flatiron Copse Cemetery on the Somme.

    1918

    33119 Pte Stephen Condon, 13th Bn East Lancashire Regt. Killed in action on the Western Front. He was from Waterford.

    1941

    aboard the Clonlara


    Captain Joseph Reynolds, Liverpool. Aged 41.
    1st Mate John Spanner, 27 Dartmouth Road, Dublin, aged 41.
    2nd Mate Peter McGuigan, Lusk, Co Dublin, aged 44.
    1st Engineer Robert Spense, Ballybough, Dublin, aged 62.
    Fireman, William Carr, 5 Lower Rutland Street, Dublin , aged 29.
    Fireman, Edward Greene, 22 Aldboro House, Dublin, aged 27.
    Fireman, Edward Kavanagh, 22 Upper Dorset Street, Dublin.
    Fireman, Samuel McKane, Dublin, aged 37.
    Able Seaman John Lambe,26 Newfoundland Street, Dublin,aged 22.
    Able Seaman Archie Robertson, Bruff, Co Limerick, aged 48.
    Steward William J Smith, 5 Ropewalk Place, Ringsend, aged 38.

    1950
    Pte Thomas Ward from Co. Monaghan. Died in Korea serving with the 25th Inf Div, US Army.
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    August 23rd

    1170

    Strongbow arrived in Waterford.

    1305

    William Wallace was hanged, drawn, beheaded, and quartered in London.

    1833

    Aug 23, The dastardly British ordered the abolition of slavery in all British colonies by Aug 1, 1834. 700,000 slaves were freed.

    1914

    The ancient Belgian fortress of Namur fell to the Germans.

    The BEF met the German Army near Mons. The French Army on hearing of the fall of Namur withdrew leaving the British right flank hanging in the breeze. The retreat from Mons began during the night.


    Lt Maurice Dease, 4th Bn Royal Fusiliers, from Ballynagall, Co. Westmeath became the first soldier to win a VC in the Great War. In command of a a machine gun section at Nimy Bridge in Mons, he stayed at his post until wounded for a fifth time. He later died of his injuries.


    In Galicia the Russians repelled an Austrian offensive over three weeks from today.

    Von Hindenburg and Ludendorff took command on the Eastern Front.

    1939

    The German-Russian Treaty of Non-Aggression, the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact, was signed. It divided Eastern Europe between the two countries, paving the way to WW2.

    Died

    1914

    Killed in action with 2nd Bn Royal Irish Regt on the Western Front


    4969 Sgt Denis Walsh from Cappoquin, Co. Waterford.

    6820 L/Cpl William Roche, from Waterford City.

    7622 Pte John Connolly, from Waterford City.

    4834 Pte Patrick Ryan, from Waterford City.

    These men were the first men of the Royal Irish Regt to be killed in WW1.

    1915

    238143 Able Seaman Michael Moylan. A crewman off HMS Centurion, died at home in Ardmore, Co. Waterford.
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    August 24th

    79AD

    Mount Vesuvius erupted and buried the Roman cities of Pompeii, Stabiae and Herculaneum under 13 feet of volcanic ash and pumice. The eruption killed Pliny the Elder Along with 20,000 other people. His nephew, Pliny the Younger, wrote an account of the eruption, describing the gas and ash being violently ejected to a great height and thus lent his name to what vulcanologists call a Plinian eruption.

    410AD

    Another bad day for the Roman Empire as German barbarians sacked Rome. The Visigoths got inside the walls and everybody had to wear trousers from then on.

    1798

    A bad day for the British Empire too. Generals Cornwallis and Lake left Dublin for the west to put down yet another rebellion. Lake travelled fast by road with a small force. Cornwallis travelled with the main force down the Grand Canal.

    1914

    The French fell back in the Ardennes and reorganized west of the Meuse. The main German armies entered France.
    In the East there was fierce fighting between Russians and Germans near Frankenau.

    1929

    Yasser Arafat was born.

    1990

    Brian Keenan was released in Lebanon after being held more than four years.

    Died

    1914

    Killed in action with 2nd Bn Royal Irish Regt on the Western Front


    8178 Pte Michael Brien, Kereen, Co. Waterford.

    7037 Pte John Dwyer, Cashel, Co. Tipperary.

    7309 Pte Stephen Hogan. Carrick on Suir. He is commemorated on a memorial in St Symphorien Military Cemetery, east of Mons.

    7288 Pte William Lewis Dungarvan, Co. Waterford.

    6726 Pte Stephen Ryan, Cashel, Co. Tipperary.

    1916

    8801 Cpl Edward Troy, 2nd Bn Leinster Regt. Killed in action on the Western Front . He was from Killenaule, Co. Tipperary.

    6940 Gunner Martin Dunne, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action on the Western Front. He was from Dungarvan. Co. Waterford.

    1918

    16221 L/Cpl Patrick O'Brien, 1st Bn Royal Irish Fusiliers. Killed in action on the Western Front. Buried in Bailleul Communal Cem Ext, France. He was from Clonmel.

    77357 Pte Patrick Oswald, from Waterford. He Died in India serving in 2nd Garrison Bn Royal Northumberland Fusiliers.

    5194 Pte Edward Walsh from Carrick on Suir. KIA in France with 7th Bn Royal Irish Regt.

    1943

    72361 Capt John De La Poer. Royal Irish Fusiliers attached 8th Gurkhas. Died in Karachi, India. He was from Kilsheelan, Co. Tipperary.

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    August 25th

    1170

    Richard de Clare, Strongbow, married Aoife MacMurrough in Waterford.

    1346

    The Battle of Crecy was fought in France. Outnumbered 3 to 1, the longbowmen of Edward III’s army decimated the French in a field not far from the Somme, where a British army would be decimated 570 years later.

    1769

    Henry Flood, MP for Callan, killed James Agar, MP for Tulsk, in a duel. They should re-introduce this literal fighting of elections. The 18th century, when men were men and sheep were nervous. :D

    1803

    The British captured Robert Emmet.

    1875

    Captain Matthew Webb became the first person to swim across the English Channel, from Dover to Calais, in 21 hours and 45 min.

    1930

    Sean Connery was born in Edinburgh, Scotland. A masterful actor, Sean has played an English spy, a Russian submarine commander, King Richard the Lionheart, Robin Hood, an Egyptian swordsman all with his native Edinburgh accent.

    1970

    It’s also Claudia Schiffer’s birthday. She was born in Dusseldorf, Germany.


    Claudia models the latest in tactical swimwear in Belgian DPM. Where does she keep her survival tin. :confused:

    I’d like to apologise for this gratuitous display of Fraulein Schiffer’s charms. Other sad bastards can see more at http://www.kmmod.com/cschiffer/galleries.htm

    Died

    1914

    2nd Lt John Shine, 2nd Bn Royal Irish Regt. Son of Col. J. Shine, Abbeyside, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford. Died of Wounds on the Western Front.

    1916

    16203 Pte William Halpin, 1st Bn Royal Irish Fusiliers. Died of wounds on the Western Front. From Waterford.

    1918

    11094 Pte John Walsh, 2nd Bn Royal Irish Regt. Killed in action on the Western Front. From Waterford.

    Major Francis Anderson, Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds on the Western Front.

    1978

    Pte Gerard Moone died in Lebanon.

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    Originally posted by Groundhog
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    1930

    Sean Connery was born in Edinburgh, Scotland. A masterful actor, Sean has played an English spy, a Russian submarine commander, King Richard the Lionheart, Robin Hood, an Egyptian swordsman all with his native Edinburgh accent.

    Dont forget Irish American Cop


    Catch-22 says they have a right to do anything we can't stop them from doing.

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    Dont forget Irish American Cop

    What was he in Darby O'Gill?

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    He was Irish in both 'Darby O'Gill' & 'The Longest Day'. In both films he adopted a bit of a twang.
    "The dolphins were monkeys that didn't like the land, walked back to the water, went back from the sand."

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    We can't complain. I wonder how the Greeks are taking Colin Farrel as Alexander the great.:D

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    August 26th

    1798

    Gen Humbert marched from Ballina to Castlebar.

    1913

    The Great Dublin Lockout began.

    1914

    The battle of Le Cateau took place during the retreat from Mons.

    I Corps of the BEF reached Le Cateau on the night of August 25th. Field Marshal French ordered the retreat to continue and that no stand was to be made at Le Cateau. I Corps situation was, however, critical. Because of the proximity of the enemy, the cavalry would be unable to cover the withdrawal in the morning. The OC of 3rd Division reported his men exhausted, 7th Bde only reaching Le Cateau at 0200 and 2nd Royal Irish Rifles at 0400. Furthermore a gap was opening with I Corps further north and behind II Corps. Smith-Dorrien ignored orders and decided to fight.
    He placed his three divisions on the high ground south of the Le Cateau-Cambrai road. The 5th Div held the ground around Le Cateau, the third a line from Troiselles through Audencourt to Caudry and the 4th west of Caudry itself. In the 3rd Div which had fought at La Bascule and which contained the 2nd Bn Royal Irish Regt as part of 8th Bde and the 2nd Bn Royal Irish Rifles, 7th Bde held the Caudry area, 8th Audencourt and 9th Troiselles.
    Von Kluck decided on a frontal attack with his IV Corps while his III Corps probed the British right to try and out flank them. He was hoping for a breakthrough that would split the British Cors and leave it open to destruction. After dawn on the 26th August the Germans entered Le Cateau meeting the KOYLI and the Suffolk Regts of 5th Div. After a short fight the British withdrew out of the town to the high ground behind it. On the left, German Cavalry attacked 4th Division and were beaten back. By mid morning the Germans had found the British right and were on the high ground east of the River Selle. Now the frontal attack commenced on I Corps and by 1300 the 5th Div was being assaulted by three German divisions. Smith-Dorrien decided to disengage and the order to withdraw was issued at 1340 hrs. Communications broke down badly however and while 5th Division had the order at 1400 and most forward units by 1500, 2nd KOYLI and 2nd Suffolks never received the order, held their ground and were destroyed by the Germans.
    Meanwhile in 8th Bde, 1st Bn Gordon Highlanders and 2nd Bn Royal Scots who we met at Obourg were dug in north of Audencourt with 2nd Bn Royal Scots and 4th Bn Middlesex Regt in reserve. The brigade Stood To from 0300 to 0500. Later in the morning the Middlesex was sent to dig in East of Audencourt and the Royal Irish was split up. C and D Coys were sent under command of Maj St. Leger to extend the line to the west of the Gordon Highlanders towards Caudry. C Coy was located in a railway cutting with one Platoon of D Coy and the remainder of D Coy under Maj Panter-Downes dug in on the flank facing Caudry. B Coy was attached to 3rd Bn the Worcestershire Regt of 7th Bde under Maj Daniell to defend Caudry itself while A Coy dug in astride the road SW of Audencourt in reserve. At 1000 the CO of 2nd Royal Irish was wounded by shellfire. He remained in command of the battalion on a stretcher.
    In Caudry the bombardment continued fiercely until 1400 at which time Maj Daniell withdrew B Coy from Caudry when 7th Bde began it’s withdrawal. He made his way back to Audencourt where he rejoined the Royal Irish as it’s Bde began it’s withdrawal.
    Back in 7th Bde, Brigadier McCracken was concussed by shell-fire and replaced by the CO of Royal Irish Rifles, Lt-Col Bird.
    In 3rd Div communications again failed and the Gordons, the two companies of the Royal Irish on their left plus a company of the Royal Scots never got the withdrawal order. At 1830 St Leger’s two companies began to move left, seeking other units in Caudry. They found Panter-Downes dying of wounds with several of his men where they had fought the German advance from Caudry until they were surrounded.
    By Midnight on August 26th, the remnants of the Royal Irish were in Beaurevoir, about ten miles south-west of Le Cateau. The retreat continued until September 5th.

    2nd Bn Connaught Rangers fought a rearguard action at Le Grand Fayt.

    The Battle of Tannenberg was fought on the Eastern Front.

    1940

    The Luftwaffe bombed Campile, Co. Wexford; three women were killed.

    Died

    1914

    Killed in action with 2nd Bn Royal Irish Regt on the Western Front

    8366 Pte James Collins. Waterford City.

    8285 Pte James Daniels. Portlaw, Co. Waterford.

    2nd Bn Royal Irish Rifles

    9995 Rifleman Thomas Chittick, Ardmore, Co. Waterford.

    1915

    4453 PteJeremiah Daniels, 5th Bn Connaught Rangers. Killed in action, Gallipoli. He was from Clonmel, Co. Tipperary.

    1918

    4497 Pte William Foley, 1st Bn Royal Irish Regt. Died in Egypt.

    1951

    PFC John Canty from Co. Kerry. Died in Korea serving with the 7th Inf Div, US Army.
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    August 27th

    1914

    At Etreux, 2nd Bn Royal Munster Fusiliers were virtually wiped out in a rearguard action. Among the dead were two brothers, Charles and George Roberts.

    1916

    Italy declared war on Germany.

    1939

    Germany demanded the port of Danzig and the Danzig corridor from Poland.

    1979

    Lord Louis Mountbatten (age 79)was murdered at Mullaghmore, Co. Sligo. The IRA planted a bomb on his fishing boat. The bomb also killed his 14-year-old grandson Nicholas, 15-year-old John Maxwell and 83-year-old Lady Brabourne,. The murderer, Thomas McMahon was released from prison in 1998 as part of the Northern Ireland peace agreement.

    At Warrenpoint in Northern Ireland, the IRA killed 18 British soldiers with 2 roadside bombs. The first targeted a truck in a convoy killing 6 members of 2nd Bn The Parachute Regt. The remainder of the soldiers from the convoy took up a defensive position in a large gateway where the IRA had planted another bomb.

    Died

    1916

    4722 L/Cpl Matthew Butler, 2nd Bn Royal Irish Regt, Killed in action on the Western Front. He was from Waterford.

    1917

    59799 Gnr Michael Dalton Royal Artillery, Killed in action on the Western Front.
    198124 Cpl Frederick Mc Auliffe. Royal Engineers. Killed in action on the Western Front. From Waterford.

    1951

    Pte Phillip Lynch from Co.Galway. Died in Korea serving with the 2nd Inf Div, US Army.
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    August 28th

    1879

    Cetewayo , King of the Zulus, was captured by the British at the end of the Zulu war.

    1914

    The Battle of Heligoland Bight was the Great War’s first naval battle. Four German ships were sunk.

    In Flanders, the BEF withdrawal reached Noyon, Chauny and La Fere.

    Died

    1918

    9090 L/Sgt Charles Rooker Dungarvan Died of wounds Western Front 1st Bn Irish Guards

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    August 29th

    70AD

    The Romans entered Jerusalem.

    1914

    The Battle of Tannenberg ended in defeat for Russia. 35,000 Russians were killed, and 90,000 taken prisoner. German losses were 10,000 to 14,000. The Russian Commander, Samsonov, committed suicide.

    Gen Joffre ordered the French Fifth Army to attack the left flank of the German First Army at Guise, Hoping to relieve German pressure on the BEF at Le Cateau. It was a bold move by the French who were under pressure from the Germans themselves.

    1918

    British troops recapture Bapaume

    1975

    Eamon de Valera died, aged 92. He fought in the 1916 Rising, was instrumental in starting the Civil War and founded Fianna Fáil.

    Died

    1914

    5248 L/Cpl William Ryan, 20th Hussars. He was from From Waterford City.

    1918

    74376 Driver Thomas O'Keeffe from Portlaw, Co. Waterford. He was Killed in action on the Western Front with the Royal Field Artillery.

    1950

    Fr Patrick O’Reilly, a missionary priest from Co. Westmeath. Executed by North Korean soldiers in Mukho, South Korea.

    1987

    Cpl George Bolger from Co. Limerick died in Lebanon serving with 61st Irishbatt. On a personal note I was in the same platoon.
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    1917

    3373 Gnr John Neill, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds on the Western Front. He was from Kilmacthomas, Co. Waterford.

    1961

    Cpl Luke Kelly died in the Congo.

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    August 31st

    1916

    Sir Roger Casement was executed in Pentonville prison, London.

    British used gas in attacks at Arras and Armentieres.

    The 16th (Irish) Division joined the 4th Army on the Somme.

    1918

    Mont St Quentin was captured from the Germans.

    Died

    1915

    377 Cpl Francis Mc Garry, 5th Bn Connaught Rangers. Died in Gallipoli. He was from Dungarvan, Co. Waterford.

    109 Pte James Sullivan, 5th Bn Royal Irish Regt. Killed in action in Gallipoli. He was from Waterford City.

    1916

    Killed in action Western Front serving with 2nd Bn Leinster Regt.

    9500 Sgt Nicholas Cassidy. Clonmel.

    6674 Pte Patrick Kelly. Clonmel.

    Both men are commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial.

    1917

    37061 Bombardier William Walker. Killed in action on the Western Front. He was from Waterford city.

    1918

    41966 Gnr John Hassett, 305th Siege Bty, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action on the Western Front. He was the son of Peter and Mary Hassett, 12, Storyes Lane, Old Bridge, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary. His brother, Thomas, was seriously wounded in 1916 and medically discharged later that year.
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    Sept 1st

    1666

    A small fire began in the bakery of Thomas Farynor in Pudding Lane, London. It swelled to become the Great Fire of London.

    1830

    John Donohue, who had been transported from Ireland in 1824, was shot dead in a gun battle with police at Cambelltown, Sydney. He is remembered in the song “ The Wild Colonial Boy” . Though the hero’s name in the song is Jack Duggan.

    1856

    John Redmond was born in Co. Wexford.

    1864

    Roger Casement was born.

    1870

    Isaac Butt founded the Home Government Association, making Home Rule the objective of constitutional nationalists.

    The Battle of Sedan was fought during the Franco-Prussian War. The Germans won. The French were commanded by a foreign sounding Johnny called Marshal MacMahon.

    1914

    At Villers Cotterets the 2nd Division and the 3rd Cavalry Bde fought a rearguard action. 1st Bn Irish Guards were in 2nd Div. Lt-Col the Hon. George Morris, OC 1st Irish Guards, was killed in the woods near Villers-Cotterets, and is buried in the Guards Grave there.

    L Battery, Royal Horse Artillery fought a famous action at Nery, France. Surprised by the Germans, the battery was brought into action under heavy fire and virtually eliminated. When all about him had been killed or severely wounded Sgt David Nelson, from Co. Monaghan, manned a gun alone until his ammunition was expended. He was hospitalised with injuries received in this action and a few days later the hospital fell into German hands but Nelson escaped and made his way back to the British lines. He was awarded a VC and commissioned. Major Nelson died of wounds at Lillers, France on 8th April 1918.

    1916

    Bulgaria declared war on Romania.

    The 47th Brigade of the 16th (Irish) Division were detached to the 20th Division as a reserve. The 20th Division was about to make an attack on a small village north of the Somme river, named Guillemont.

    1918

    The US invaded Russia. Troops landed in Vladivostock.

    1939

    Germany invaded Poland and started World War II.

    1969

    Moammar Gadhafi seized power in a coup in Libya.

    Died

    1916

    M/2130587 Pte James Conway. Royal Army Service Corps. Died at home. He was from Waterford.

    1917

    533V Stoker John Sweeney, HMS Vivid.Died in Tramore, Co. Waterford.

    1922

    Vol Sean McEvoy, a member of the IRA from Co. Tipperary was killed in action in Dublin.

    1950

    Cpl Bartholemew Galvin from Co. Kerry was killed in Korea with2nd Inf Div, US Army.
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    The Battle of Sedan was fought during the Franco-Prussian War. The Germans won.
    Wouldn't be the last time the French ran into trouble with some Teutonic types at Sedan:D
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