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Copied extract from a letter from General Sir Charles Fergusson, Commanding Officer, 5th Division, concerning the Battle of Le Cateau,

August 1914.

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In Collection: Hamilton of Hamwood, 1785-1939.
Description: Fergusson's letter, written to his wife between 27-29 August 1914, describes manoeuvres and losses sustained by the British Army during the Battle of Le Cateau. Reference is made to the Dublin Brigade advancing on German lines having run out of ammunition ('They got out of the trench + charged the Germans, + died to a man') and similar losses sustained by the Dundalk Brigade.
Main Creator: Fergusson, Charles, Gen. Sir, 1865-1951
Created: 1914
Extent: 4 items
Format: MANUSCRIPT
Call Number: MS 49,155/40/1 (Manuscripts Reading Room)
Rights: Copyright owned by the National Library of Ireland.