Battle of Le Cateau

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Battle of Le Cateau shown in historical military art prints of our world war one print series. Battle of Le Cateau by military artist Terence Cuneo published by Cranston Fine Arts.

During General Smith-Dorriens famous rearguard action at Le Cateau on August 26th 1914, Trumpeter S. F. G. Waldron, of the 37th Battery Royal Field Artillery, acted as communicating file between the captain commanding the artillery and the quartermaster-sergeant in charge of the wagon-teams and gun-limbers, two thousand yards behind the firing stations.  Waldron courageously waited with a spare horse though shrapnel and high explosive shells were bursting all round him.  Seeing the danger of his position, the officer at length ordered him to the rear.  Though wounded, Waldron returned later in the day leading a horse, which was required at the front.  His conspicuous coolness and courage were rewarded with the D.C.M.

Saving the Guns at Le Cateau by Terence Cuneo  Captain Reynold and drivers Luke and Drain saving the guns of 37th Battery from advancing German Infantry, all three were awarded the Victoria Cross.


Captain Douglas Reynolds And Drivers Drain And Luke Winning The V.C. For Saving A Gun At Le Cateau.


Captain Douglas Reynolds And Drivers Drain And Luke Winning The V.C. For Saving A Gun At Le Cateau.

On August 26th 1914, the Royal Field Artillery did some magnificent rearguard work and saved the infantry from destruction. The guns were fought until the advancing German masses were right on the gunners and the guns had then to be abandoned. Captain Reynolds, of the 37th Battery, however, meant to save his guns if it were humanly possible, and he brought up two teams in the hope of bringing at least two guns away. The men of one team were shot down, but Captain Reynolds and Drivers Drain, Gobley and Luke limbered up one gun and started off. Gobley, driving the centre pair, was hit almost at once, and then Captain Reynolds showed great resource by riding alongside the unguided pair and keeping them in hand.
Item Code : DTE0032Captain Douglas Reynolds And Drivers Drain And Luke Winning The V.C. For Saving A Gun At Le Cateau. - Editions Available
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Trumpeter Waldon Bringing a Horse to the Firing Stations at Le Cateau Under Fire.


Trumpeter Waldon Bringing a Horse to the Firing Stations at Le Cateau Under Fire.

During General Smith-Dorriens famous rearguard action at Le Cateau on August 26th 1914, Trumpeter S. F. G. Waldron, of the 37th Battery Royal Field Artillery, acted as communicating file between the captain commanding the artillery and the quartermaster-sergeant in charge of the wagon-teams and gun-limbers, two thousand yards behind the firing stations. Waldron courageously waited with a spare horse though shrapnel and high explosive shells were bursting all round him. Seeing the danger of his position, the officer at length ordered him to the rear. Though wounded, Waldron returned later in the day leading a horse, which was required at the front. His conspicuous coolness and courage were rewarded with the D.C.M.
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Private A. E. Walker Assisting A Wounded Comrade From A Burning Church, Which Was Being Used As A Hospital.


Private A. E. Walker Assisting A Wounded Comrade From A Burning Church, Which Was Being Used As A Hospital.

During the battle of Le Cateau, on August 26th 1914, the 4th Middlesex held the village of Audencourt under a terrific bombardment. Many men were wounded, and they were taken into the village church, which was used as a hospital. The enemys shells, however, set fire to the building, and Private Albert Edward Walker gallantly volunteered to move the wounded and fetch them water. For two hours he continued to perform this heroic work while the enemy kept up a fierce bombardment, frequently hitting the church. Private, subsequently Lance Corporal, Walker was awarded the D.C.M. for conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He was, unhappily, killed in the summer of 1915.
Item Code : DTE0698Private A. E. Walker Assisting A Wounded Comrade From A Burning Church, Which Was Being Used As A Hospital. - Editions Available
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Lance Corporal Holmes Takes The Place Of A Wounded Driver And Assists In Driving A Gun Out Of Action Under Heavy Fire.


Lance Corporal Holmes Takes The Place Of A Wounded Driver And Assists In Driving A Gun Out Of Action Under Heavy Fire.

In the afternoon of August 26th 1914, Von Kluck began to use the superior numbers of his army in a great enveloping on both British at Le Cateau. Some of the German batteries took up positions from which they were able to enfilade the British line, and so at about 3.30p.m. the order was given to commence a retirement. This movement was covered with great courage by the artillery, who at this stage of the battle suffered their heaviest losses. Under very heavy fire Lance Corporal Frederick William Holmes, of the 2nd Battalion The Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, carried a wounded man from the hastily dug trenches, and later mounted one of the leading horses of a gun team, when the driver had been wounded, to assist in driving a gun out of action, Lance Corporal Holmes showed the highest gallantry and was awarded the V.C.
Item Code : DTE0349Lance Corporal Holmes Takes The Place Of A Wounded Driver And Assists In Driving A Gun Out Of Action Under Heavy Fire. - Editions Available
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Major C. A. L. Yate Leading The Nineteen Survivors Of His Company In A Charge At The Battle Of Le Cateau.


Major C. A. L. Yate Leading The Nineteen Survivors Of His Company In A Charge At The Battle Of Le Cateau.

During the battle of Le Cateau, on August 26th 1914, Major Charles Allix Lavington Yate, of the 2nd Battalion, The Kings Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry), commanded one of the two companies hat remained to the end in the trenches at Le Cateau, and when all other officers were killed or wounded, and ammunition exhausted, led his nineteen survivors against the enemy in a charge in which he was severely wounded. He was picked up by the enemy and subsequently died as a prisoner of war. For his great gallantry he was awarded the V.C.
Item Code : DTE0730Major C. A. L. Yate Leading The Nineteen Survivors Of His Company In A Charge At The Battle Of Le Cateau. - Editions Available
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The Royal Regiment of Artillery at Le Cateau.


The Royal Regiment of Artillery at Le Cateau.

Maj A F Becke.

Invaluable detailed stage-by-stage account of the second major battle (after Mons) fought by the BEF in 1914. Becke was attached to the Historical Section (Military Branch) of the Committee of Imperial Defence, so had - for a regimental historian writing in 1918 - privileged access to the relevant War Diaries. In addition, he interviewed every available artillery officer who was present, and as a respected military historian and gunner officer his analysis and thoroughness are beyond question.
Item Code : NMP6736The Royal Regiment of Artillery at Le Cateau. - Editions Available
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The 1st Kings Dragoon Guards at Cateau, 25th April 1794 by Harry Payne.


The 1st Kings Dragoon Guards at Cateau, 25th April 1794 by Harry Payne.

The Allies were attacked on the plains of Cateau by 30,000 strong French Army, a fierce battle ensued but at the end the allies were victorious. The Kings Dragoon Guards captured several pieces of artillery and ammunition weapons and for this service the regiment received 500 by order of the Duke of York.
Item Code : VAR0162The 1st Kings Dragoon Guards at Cateau, 25th April 1794 by Harry Payne. - Editions Available
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Battle of Le Cateau - Tour of the Battlefield.


Battle of Le Cateau - Tour of the Battlefield.

Le Cateau, with Mons, was one of the two major engagements fought by the British Expeditionary Force in France in the opening weeks of the Great War. The battle, fought chiefly by the BEFs II Corps under the command of General Sir Horace Smith-Dorrien on 26th August 1914, came about because of the confusion caused by the unexpected speed and weight of the German advance, which had routed General Lanrezacs French Vth army. The BEF, endeavouring to cover for the French, found itself out oon a limb around the small town of Le Cateau. On the night of 25th August, the local commanders, - aware that to continue the retreat at daylight in conjunction with the fleeing French, as ordered by GHQ, would open them to the dangers of an attack by General von Klucks 1st Army in front of them while they were in the process of retiring - took the decision to stand and fight. GHQ, some 23 miles away at St Quentin, concurred. The discipline of the BEFs musketry, including units of the Argyll and Suffolk.........


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Saving the Guns at Le Cateau by Terence Cuneo.


Saving the Guns at Le Cateau by Terence Cuneo.

Captain Reynold and drivers Luke and Drain saving the guns of 37th Battery from advancing German Infantry, all three were awarded the Victoria Cross.
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