Tag Archives: 1st Battalion

14-15 September 1914: Casualty List

On this day in 1914 the 1st Battalion The Black Watch fought in the battle of the Aisne. Pictured below is a handwritten list of casualties returned on 14 and 15 September. At the top of the list is Lieutenant … Continue reading

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Account of the battle of the Aisne

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12 August 1914: 1st Battalion Regimental Orders

On this day in 1914, the 1st Battalion The Black Watch received their orders to march off the next day, taking with them all spare ammunition. Two days later, on 14 August 1914, the Battalion would land at Le Havre. … Continue reading

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4 August 1914: 1st Battalion War Diary

On this day in 1914, the United Kingdom declared war on Germany. At 6:30pm that evening, the 1st Battalion The Black Watch received their mobilization orders. Pictured below is the original handwritten war diary of the 1st Battalion. This would have … Continue reading

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