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2nd March 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 March 1918

On this day:

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

    2 March Essigny Station.

    Working on defences of Battle Zone daily until 7th March

    • Effective strength: Officers 46, Other Ranks 1083, horses 36, mules 16.
    • Decrease: Captain J Grant (Medical Board, England).
    • Increase: Twelve Other Ranks.

    War Diaries


    C.O. inspected Battalion I marching order. Close order drill, overhauling of Lewis guns and equipment, baths.

    The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1

  • 2nd Mar 1918 Alert

  • 2nd of March 1918 Utmost Vigilance Required

  • 2nd March 1918 Battalion movemernt

  • 2nd Mar 1918 Snow

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. Frederick Bennett. 17th Batn. Read their Story.
  • L/Cpl. Albert Bridge. Leinster Regiment 2nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Edward Fairburn. 18th Btn. Read their Story.
  • LDH. John MacAuley. SS Kenmare Read their Story.

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