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The Wartime Memories Project - The Great War - Day by Day



1st March 1918

On this day:


  • Wearside Pals return to France   20th Battalion Durham Light Infantry leave Italy with 41 Division and return to France in March 1918.

  • Grand Seracourt - defensive work   16th Btn. Royal Irish Rifles - Pioneers. (Guidance note next page is on 21st March 1918.)

    March 1st to 20th. Work continued on defensive dugouts and strong points as follows: 1 Company - dugouts at Gaugies and Boadicea. 2 Company - wiring and construction of elephant shelters at Boadicea. 3 Company - wiring and construction of elephant shelters at Jeanne dArc and wiring at Giffecourt.

    The Allied High Command had knowledge of an imminent German offensive but no idea of when and where it might take place hence the concentrated efforts to improve defences to counter any such action.

    The Terrors by SN White


  • Daily Activity   9th Btn. (North Irish Horse) the Royal Irish Fusiliers.

    Grand Seraucourt.

    1730. Battalion moved to support at Essigny Station in relief of 1st Royal Irish Fusiliers.

    War Diaries


  • 17th Royal Fusiliers at Metz   17th Royal Fusiliers are in the tent camp at Metz

  • March 1918 

  •    MAGNICOURT

    General cleaning up. COs inspections. Lt Col CHEYNE to England, relinquishes command of Battalion. Lt Col CARTER MC from the 18th W YORKSHIRE REGIMENT assumes command of Battalion.

    The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1


  •    MAGNICOURT

    General cleaning up. COs inspections. Lt Col CHEYNE to England, relinquishes command of Battalion. Lt Col CARTER MC from the 18th W YORKSHIRE REGIMENT assumes command of Battalion.

    The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1


  • 1st Mar 1918 Heavy Gunfire

  • 1st of March 1918 Special Barrages

  • 1st March 1918 Orders





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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. Pat. Connor. Northumberland Fusiliers 24th (Tyneside Irish) Battalion
  • Pte. John Henry Crush. London Regiment 2nd/21st (First Surrey Rifles) Btn. Read their Story.
  • Dvr. John McDougall. Royal Engineers 57th Field Coy. Read their Story.
  • Pte. James McGill. Northumberland Fusiliers 24th (Tyneside Irish) Battalion Read their Story.

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