Friday 19 September 2014

The 1st Bedfords at Montgard Mill near Jury

The ruined church at Condé-sur-Aisne

Saturday 19th September 1914: Our contact with the 1st Battalion, still at Montgard Mill near Jury, has told us of an abortive shoot by our artillery against the enemy on the north bank of the River Aisne: “During the past few days we have collected a few of the stragglers that had got separated from us on the Retreat. At 5 pm we were ordered to leave the mill as the guns about us were going to bombard Sevres and Condé-sur-Aisne”.

“We left and went off to Jury and we warned the miller to leave also hoping that he would not return. He drove off with his wife and family in a great state of excitement but returned later all right”. We returned soon after and nothing happened”.

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