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2nd August 1918On 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.
- 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.
- 2nd August 1918 Relocation and Award of MM
- SWARTEN BROUGH
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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