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2nd February 1918 - The Great War, Day by Day - The Wartime Memories Project

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

2nd February 1918

On this day:

  • 16th Northumberland Fusiliers in the line   The war diary of the 16th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers states: "At night a battle patrol under Lt Watts attacked an enemy post in front of the left company but were met with heavy machine gun fire, and forced to withdraw with a loss of one or killed, one missing believed killed, and three wounded. Other patrols under 2/Lt Brown were out on the nights of 1st/2nd of February and 2nd/3rd February, but did not succeed in getting in close touch with the enemy, who was very alert and kept his machine guns active."

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

    Strength: Forty Officers, 846 Other Ranks, 38 horses, 16 mules. Increase: Three Other Ranks. Decrease: One horse.

    War Diaries


    Same as yesterday.

    The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1

  • 2nd Feb 1918 Working Parties

  • 2nd Feb 1918 Church Parade

  • 2nd Feb 1918 Working Parties

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Sgt. Thomas Alexander Gordon. MM. Northumberland Fusiliers 16th (Tyneside Commercials) Battalion Read their Story.
  • 1AM Walter J. Rayner. Read their Story.

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