Diary September 23, 1914


Canadian recruits in training camp 1914

A group of ‘battle-ready’ Canadian recruits of the Expedition Corps in a training camp.

War Diary of World War One for Wednesday, September 23, 1914:

Western Front

Rupprecht’s Sixth Army completes transfer from Lorraine to Artois, which was begun on September 16.
Aisne: Battlefront extending north along river Oise, fighting near Lassigny.

Home Fronts

Britain: Record gold reserves of £ 51.6 bn.
Canada­: CEF (Canadian Expedition Corps) embarkation begins.

Southern Fronts

Bosnia: Montenegrins and Serbs briefly threaten Sarajevo, but 2 Austrian mountain brigades sortie vigorously.

Far East

Tsingtao: First of 1,369 British troops and 250 mules from Tientsin (north China) land at Laoshan to support the Japanese against the German port.

African Fronts

Cameroons: Cruiser HMS Challenger arrives in estuary with 6 transport ships. 4,962 Allied troops and 16 guns plus 4,356 carriers assemble.


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