Le Cateau

Le Cateau

(French lə kato)
n
(Placename) a town in NE France: site (August 26, 1914) of the largest British battle since Waterloo, which led to the disruption of the German attack on the Allies. Pop: 6998 (2009)
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Rank: Private Regiment: Royal Sussex Regiment Age: 19 Date of death: 23-10-1918 Buried at: Highland Cemetery, Le Cateau John Edward Wall Son of John and Mary Wall, of Cardiff; husband of Elizabeth Wall, of 33, Coedcae Street, Grange, Cardiff.
Contract award: diagnostic study of the sanitation system of the agglomeration of the le cateau.
In such battles as the holding action at Le Cateau, during the retreat from Mons, the British continued to pour in a devastating fusillade against the Bosch, sustaining a rate of fire double that of the official War Department estimate of 16 aimed rounds per minute.
He was 42 years old and serving with the 2nd Battalion, The King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, when he won the Victoria Cross during the battle of Le Cateau in France less than a month after the war started.
Yate who was seriously wounded in the Boer War, commanded one of the two companies of the 2nd Battalion The King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry (KOYLI) that remained to the end in the trenches at Le Cateau on 26 August 1914.
One can find Sasa Samiac in the small town of Le Cateau, which is a pleasant drive from Paris, and in close proximity to Calais, Lille and the Belgium border.
Taylor--not identified but presumably not the Irish singer-songwriter--first recounts the history of the battalion 1914-19, including their action at Mons, Le Cateau, the Aisne, and Somme.
1) First seen at the Musee Matisse, in Le Cateau, the show traveled this spring to the Royal Academy of Arts, London, where I caught up with it in April.
After four background chapters covering the period 1870 to 1914, the author turns to the battles between August and November--Mons, Le Cateau, the Marne, Aisne and First Ypres, in which the BEF was virtually destroyed.
After three days of retreat from Mons, the BEF decided to stand its ground at Le Cateau on August 26.
The tour will include the retreat from Mons and Le Cateau to the Marne, the 1914 Christmas Truce, the later battles in Flanders and the Somme, sites associated with Rev T B Hardy VC DSO MC, the most decorated non-combatant in the Great War, and Wilfred Owen, the famous war poet.