Absolutely relevant my friend. I note more than one VC
Gentlemen I am not aware if the detailed diaries are posted online but I do believe that the 4th Royal Irish Dragoon Guards can claim the dubious honour of firing the first shot by British troops in action during the 1st World War on 22nd August 1914 when Cpl Thomas of C Sqn fired on a patrol of Uhlans.
8th East Surreys on the first day of the Battle of the Somme, and Capt Nevill's footballs.Royal West Surreys & East Surreys
My old Regiment - The Royal Scots (The Royal Regiment) have just published on their website a series of papers on significant events that the Regiment was involved in during WW1. These range from the 2nd Battalion with the BEF in the Retreat from Mons right through to the war in Northern Russia in 1919. In between there are the major battles on the Western Front, the Dardanelles Campaign and the campaigns in Egypt and Palestine. The Regiment was well spread over the various Fronts and the 1st Battalion fought on the Salonika Front in 1915-18.
There is also a section on the train crash at Quintinshill, just outside Gretna on 22 May 1915 which took the lives of 216 officers and men of the 7th Bn and of the half battalion on the train only 64 could answer the roll call. This is still the worst train crash in the UK.
The link to these briefing papers can be found here: http://www.theroyalscots.co.uk//page/the-royal-scots-the-royal-regiment-in-the-1st-world-war-ww1
I would be interested if any other Regiments or Corps have done something of a similar vain; if so post a link on this thread.
But I thought only Australians died at Gallipoli!