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

2nd August 1918

On this day:

  • Movement Orders   245 Machine Gun Company


    The Company received a Divisional letter GX4025/18. DGMO (Divisional Machine Gun Officer) is making arrangements for 8 guns to go into the line to relieve S2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and S9 in the intermediate line.

    Copy of Divisional letter GX 4025/18 GSO1 50th Division. Divisional MG Coy (245?) take over following positions on 7th inst. S2, S3, S4, S5, S6, S7, S8 and S9. Personnel of245 MG Coy. to be attached to detachments in the line for instruction. Officers, NCOs and men to learn the Divisional Sector as possible.

    War Diaries

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

    Usual firing of Lewis Guns. Day was wet; causing parades took form of lectures. At night work was done by five Platoons (C Company and No.13 of D). Casualties, two killed, four wounded.

    War Diaries

  • 2nd August 1918 Relocation and Award of MM


    Considerable shelling around Battalion HQ. Orders received to move & take over the R2 Sub Sector from the 11th E YORKS.

    The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1

  • 2nd Aug 1918 Salvage and Burials

  • 2nd Aug 1918 Training

  • 2nd Aug 1918 Artillery Active

  • 2nd of August 1918 Heavy Shelling

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Lt. George Leslie Drewry. VC. Royal Naval Reserve HM Trawler William Jackson. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Allan Edmund Ninnis. East Kent Regiment 1st Battalion Read their Story.

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