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



1st May 1918

On this day:


  • May 1918 

  • Ypres and St Jan Capel Sector   16th Btn. Royal Irish Rifles - Pioneers.

    On the 1st of May the Battalion was located as follows: HQ and No.3 Company at Caribou Camp. Nos. 1 and 2 Companies at Some Camp.

    The whole of May was taken up with preparations to resist further German advances so defence works in considerable depth were commenced. This involved dismantling what were previously rest camps in rear areas but now part of the battle zone, and storing materials for use elsewhere. So No.1 Company continued defence work around Brielen while No.2 Company were dismantling huts at Siege Camp and No. 3 Company was repairing Rum and Allen tracks from Canal Bank to the Vlamintinghe- Elverdinghe Line as well as dismantling huts at Siege Junction. From 16th to 18th May No.3 Company was engaged in wiring near Siege Camp. On the 19th it went back to Rum and Allen tracks to strengthen bridges for artillery to cross also a platoon to dismantle huts near Canal Bank north of Ypres. On the 28th May No. 2 Company started work on a new defence line for Vlamertinghe to Elverdinghe as well as helping No. 3 Company. The month ended with the companies still on these tasks. Training was also carried out on Lewis gun, Signalling and Wiring with some courses attended at Army and Corps Training Schools. Battalion Strength: 1st May Officers 33 ORs 943 31st May Officers 34 ORs 1030 Casualties None Reported.

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

    Sheet 28 NW E.6.b, 1/20,000. Yellow Line.

    Working on defences and training specialists during day. Line manned by skeleton forces by night.

    • Dispositions:
    • Two Corps in line, one support and one reserve.
    • Right boundary Dirty Bucket Corner,
    • left Alexandra Farm.
    • Flanking units:
    • right 12 Royal Irish Rifles.
    • left Belgian Cyclist Battalion.


  • 1st May 1918 Back to start

  • Actions during 1918   1st German Naval Division part of German Naval Corps and 4th German Army

    1918.

    The division was out of the front line in 1918 until the 1st May. From that date until the 4th November it held the extreme right of the German line.

    Allied Intelligence 1918 Value Estimate.

    The division was rated as fourth class. Until the last month of the war its front was quiet.

  •    NEAR SERCUS

    A & B Coy’s provide working parties (300 OR) digging on defences at D.21. D.22. and D.23. C & D Coy’s training.

  • May 1918 JamesFinlay-Diary-52.JPG

  • 1st May 1918 Artillery Quiet

  • 1st May 1918 Reliefs





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