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2nd November 1918On this day:
- Daily Activity 9th Btn. (North Irish Horse) the Royal Irish Fusiliers.
Weather fine. Battalion moved at 2100 to billets in Luingne south east of Mouscron. In the afternoon a concert was given by the civil inhabitants to the British soldiers and at 1630 the massed drums of the 1st and 9th Battalions played selections in the Grand Place, Muscron, where a large and interested gathering gave them a rousing reception.
- Australian Troop Transports
HMAT A52 Surada
The HMAT A52 Surada weighed 5,324 tons with an average cruise speed of 10 knots or 18.52 kmph. It was owned by the British India SN Co Ltd, London, and leased by the Commonwealth until 4 January 1917. The Surada was torpedoed and sunk by a submarine in Mediterranean on the 2nd November 1918.
- Seeking new Battery positions 59th Heavy Artillery Brigade
Positions were reconnoitered in the forward area for batteries of the Brigade with the purpose of covering a forcing of the (river) Scheldt.
- Salford Pals in action Some units of the 2nd Salford Pals, 16th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers took part in the Battle of Sambre and the crossing of the Oise-Sambre Canal at Ors.
- 2nd November 1918 Rest day
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