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John French, 1st Earl of Ypres

From The Great War 1914-1918
Half-length portrait of Field Marshal Sir John French, Commander in Chief, France, 18 August 1915.
Sir John French in studio portrait.


The following timeline provides a simple chronological listing of events relating to John French, 1st Earl of Ypres.


14 August Lands at Boulogne.
15 August Visits President Poincaré and General Joffre.
17 August Takes up headquarters at Le Cateau.
7 September Sends first despatch.
17 September Sends second despatch.
8 October Sends third despatch.
20 November Sends fourth despatch.
3 December Invested with O.M.
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